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Title: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 21, 2013, 12:45:00 PM
Most parent's get excited about academic, athletic or other accomplishments. But DH and I laugh about the little things we've gotten excited about.

DD is directionally challenged. When she started driving, it was hilarious the number of times she got lost. Once she (16 at the time) and my son(14 at the time) drove to a fast food place that is about 4 miles away. Once out of our neighborhood she had to go to a major intersection, turn south, drive about 2 miles, turn west at another major intersection and see the restaurant on the left. This was not her or his first time there. Getting home should have been a snap. But she and DS passed the street they had driven south on, passed 2 more major streets they should have recognized that would have brought them south into our neighborhood, drove under a major freeway intersection (neither said, hey, I don't remember driving under a freeway on our way) and continued on another 4-5 miles to they got to her old elementary school when she said "huh, I think we might have missed our turn". 

Two years later DD is now in college out of state. She needed to fly home about a month ago which required her to drive from college town to larger city, find the airport and long term parking and make to the terminal on time. I was so thrilled when she texted me that she had arrived at gate with time to spare.  Thank you Germin.

DS is 16 and has never had much concern for what he is wearing. DD was his fashion consultant when she was home and I didn't want to become that "mom" bossing him on clothes once he left. He always hated shopping so DD and I would go buy clothes for him, bring home, he'd try on and pick the things he thought were comfortable. If we told him to put on a suit, he put on a suit. If DD said she didn't like a shirt with a pair of shorts, he'd change. He just showed no interest in clothes at all. 

I'd bought him a pair of shorts last week and though I didn't see them when he tried them on, I was suprised when he came down wearing them last night. I mentioned "Oh, are you ok with those, they are shorter than you normally wear." His repsonse "You do know that styles change, right?"  I was ready to jump up and down (despite is smart mouth comeback) because it seemed he actually was one day going to care about his appearance.  WhooHoo!

And the silliest of things is I found Blue Bell Mexican Praline ice cream at the grocery store last week. DS ate half of it the first night. >:( But I got the last bowl of it last night. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 21, 2013, 01:08:20 PM
I had someone get my Halloween costume. Which may not sound like a big deal, but BF and I went as characters from Doctor Who, and not many of the friends at the party we were at watch that show.

Also, I felt like such an adult. Walked into Home Depot and found what I was looking for without any assistance. I did some impromptu research at the store and answered my own questions.

People liked the beer dip I made, too. One guy even asked me for the recipe. I will be giving it to him within a few days. But I never make the "popular" food. It felt so nice.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BigBadBetty on October 21, 2013, 04:12:52 PM
People liked the beer dip I made, too. One guy even asked me for the recipe. I will be giving it to him within a few days. But I never make the "popular" food. It felt so nice.

Would you mind posting it in recipe requests? We have some beer that is better suited to cooking than drinking. I would love to have more recipes.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 21, 2013, 04:28:06 PM
I had someone get my Halloween costume. Which may not sound like a big deal, but BF and I went as characters from Doctor Who, and not many of the friends at the party we were at watch that show.

Also, I felt like such an adult. Walked into Home Depot and found what I was looking for without any assistance. I did some impromptu research at the store and answered my own questions.

People liked the beer dip I made, too. One guy even asked me for the recipe. I will be giving it to him within a few days. But I never make the "popular" food. It felt so nice.

I completely understand being happy about that. DH and I once attended a party and unless he was standing beside me, my after 5 black sparkly dress just made me look like I overdressed for a Halloween party.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BarensMom on October 21, 2013, 05:19:30 PM
My birthday present.

I woke up Friday with a wrapped box on the table containing a box of Nilla wafers from Baren and a two-carat diamond ring from DH.  The first thing I did was go outside in my PJ's and hold it up to the light - it's so sparkly!  The second thing was to feed Baren the wafers.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on October 21, 2013, 05:59:57 PM
We got a pear tree and a dwarf apple tree over the weekend, and DH planted them. I just like going out and looking at them.

They are the prettiest mostly-n*ked sticks I ever saw!

DD2 can get her own water from the kitchen faucet and ice-packs for minor boo-boos now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on October 21, 2013, 06:12:51 PM

I found jeans that fit me perfectly, and they were on sale so I bought 3 pair.
...then I lost about 15 pounds, LOL.  ;D I'm sure it will come back, but that really had me laughing yesterday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Katana_Geldar on October 21, 2013, 06:43:27 PM
Thai isn't very recent, but it is rather silly. After we lost the baby I'm August I was laid up  for a while and didn't have a lot of energy. When it started to come back DH and I walked up the shops taking our time and with a cane. He said even if I didn't think I needed it it would make people careful about me.

The shopping centre we have is big, quite a few floors and stores, but they have wheelchairs and scooters for hire. We got one to go around and it felt like the first time I'd really smiled in a while. I know I got a few looks from people thinking what I was doing on a scooter usually used by the elderly when I looked fairly able bodied, but it was SUCH FUN to zoom about the shopping centre. We eventually went to the bank last, and DH left me there so he could return it and rode it back. I still think of that when I see the scooters.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: workingmum on October 22, 2013, 04:53:37 AM
The roses that were grievously neglected by the former tenant of my house have come out beautifully after me spending a few hours pruning and fertilising them.. I dont even like roses - but they look amazing!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cicero on October 22, 2013, 05:03:12 AM
i posted this on the "get fit" thread but over the past 5 months i lost 23 lbs. I still have a ways to go - this 23 lbs represents about 25% of what i need to lose overall - but it's a nice chunk and I haven't been "this low" in many years.

So i recently flew to the US - that was four flights in total (to London and then to NY and then back again). my previous visit was about 7 months ago - and on that flight i was *very* uncomfortable. felt very hedged in my seat, the seat belt *just* closed, the tray couldn't be pulled all the way down, etc. This time - it was a breeze, got in my seat with room to spare, pulled on the seat belt and had quite a few inches leftover, and was able to pull the tray all the way down (ok, it was a tight fit but i did it). AND at one point i had to make a mad dash through heathrow airport (long story, but i got to the wrong gate and had to go find the right gate) - i must have been running for about 10 minutes straight. running. not walking fast, running. i got to my gate and i wasn't sweating or gasping for air.

now on to the next 20 lbs. and the next. and the next...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Flibbertigibbet on October 22, 2013, 06:05:33 AM
I have a self set sunflower growing in my garden and it's opened up over the last few days. I like sunflowers anyway, but I especially like this one because it has decided to show its face to world at the end of October. In the UK. And its been torrential rain on and off for the last week. Silly plant. But I love it  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 22, 2013, 07:35:26 AM
My almost 2 year old normally does not like when you get close to him with a wipe to wash off his face so I was pretty sure there was no way he'd let me close enough to draw minion goggles on him for his costume.

Well, to my surprise, he did! :) Now I know that I'm going to see if I can find a silver eyeliner pen to make them look more like the minion's goggles.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 22, 2013, 07:58:21 AM

I found jeans that fit me perfectly, and they were on sale so I bought 3 pair.
...then I lost about 15 pounds, LOL.  ;D I'm sure it will come back, but that really had me laughing yesterday.

Now that is true irony.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on October 22, 2013, 08:27:32 AM
Score at the greengrocer's yesterday.  They had three good-sized containers of blackberries for 4 USD.

I am going to be very happy gorging on blackberries. 



Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: audhs on October 22, 2013, 02:31:42 PM
It might make me a bad person (or maybe just a bad wife) but I'm getting more amusement than I probably should over my Husbands discomfort over finding out his mother started dating.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 22, 2013, 02:49:36 PM
Posted the recipe over in the folder.

Seeing more people around work today. Yesterday was the first day back after passing my test. I'm getting more and more high fives and congrats all around.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: steelstress on October 22, 2013, 08:00:39 PM
Home Pride bread is back on the shelves.  I just about cried when I saw it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on October 22, 2013, 09:01:35 PM
My work is letting us dress up for Halloween!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PurpleFrog on October 23, 2013, 03:00:31 AM
Froglet (4) told us about his dream:

I was a pirate, mummy was a pirate, Tadpole was a pirate and Daddy was the plank.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magician5 on October 23, 2013, 06:53:19 AM
My wife looked on a dusty shelf and found an old teddy bear I had been given almost 40 years ago by my first girlfriend. She secretly(meaning right in front of me as she knitted in front of the television and I slept in front of the television, not 6 feet away) knitted my birthday gift: a bright red sweater for the bear, with the words "Mister Bear" across the front in white. Everyone in the family knew except me. It's the most personal and thoughtful thing I've ever gotten! I still laugh like a fool when I think of it!

She tucked the sweater-wearing bear between my pillow and the nightstand, and (sssh, don't tell anyone!) it does help me get to sleep. But I have my revenge! Last thing I do every night is dangle it in front of the Agatha Christie book she's reading, and she has to say "Goodnight, Mister Bear."

Darned sweet gift!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 23, 2013, 07:08:14 AM
BG: DH is a brony and while I don't hate the show or the ponies, I am getting to the point where I get tired of hearing about it as much as I do at home. 

But since DH loves it and I've gotten back into cross stitching, when I found a pattern to cross stitch the likeness of his favorite mare, Pinkie Pie, I pinned it in my "secret" board where I keep gift ideas. 

Well I printed out the pattern, bought the floss and unfortunately he saw through the printer paper and found out.  But the grin on his face when he saw I was going to make it for him despite not being a huge fan myself was worth it. :)

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: flickan on October 23, 2013, 07:12:25 AM
BG: DH is a brony and while I don't hate the show or the ponies, I am getting to the point where I get tired of hearing about it as much as I do at home. 

But since DH loves it and I've gotten back into cross stitching, when I found a pattern to cross stitch the likeness of his favorite mare, Pinkie Pie, I pinned it in my "secret" board where I keep gift ideas. 

Well I printed out the pattern, bought the floss and unfortunately he saw through the printer paper and found out.  But the grin on his face when he saw I was going to make it for him despite not being a huge fan myself was worth it. :)

You're a darn good spouse!

I have a pony fangirl in my life who loves Pinkie Pie more than anything in the world.  I don't get the appeal of the new show.  At all.  (I had all the ponies back in the 80s when I was a kid, memories...)  Point being we got her a Pinkie Pie plushie for her last birthday and the look on her face was beautiful.  It's so easy to make the brony crowd happy.  It almost feels like cheating when I buy gifts now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: flickan on October 23, 2013, 07:14:18 AM
McDonalds Pumpkin Spice Latte

It's like the best thing that can happen between 5am and 7am.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 23, 2013, 07:32:34 AM
My wife looked on a dusty shelf and found an old teddy bear I had been given almost 40 years ago by my first girlfriend. She secretly(meaning right in front of me as she knitted in front of the television and I slept in front of the television, not 6 feet away) knitted my birthday gift: a bright red sweater for the bear, with the words "Mister Bear" across the front in white. Everyone in the family knew except me. It's the most personal and thoughtful thing I've ever gotten! I still laugh like a fool when I think of it!

She tucked the sweater-wearing bear between my pillow and the nightstand, and (sssh, don't tell anyone!) it does help me get to sleep. But I have my revenge! Last thing I do every night is dangle it in front of the Agatha Christie book she's reading, and she has to say "Goodnight, Mister Bear."

Darned sweet gift!

That is so sweet.

I'm loving every one's stories. They brighten my day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BeagleMommy on October 23, 2013, 08:28:59 AM
We were in Sleepy Hollow, New York two weeks ago and visited Washington Irving's home, Sunnyside.  I bought two new English language books.  DH was rolling his eyes, but I don't care.

Then we went to a local grocery store and I found Canfield's Diet Chocolate soda.  I was so excited I bought two six packs and drank every one by myself.  The only thing that would have made it better would have been if I could have found the Diet Cherry Chocolate.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on October 23, 2013, 10:45:06 AM
I signed up at an e card site so I can send animated cards out to people on my card list.  I think this is going to be fun. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 23, 2013, 10:48:57 AM
BG: DH is a brony and while I don't hate the show or the ponies, I am getting to the point where I get tired of hearing about it as much as I do at home. 

But since DH loves it and I've gotten back into cross stitching, when I found a pattern to cross stitch the likeness of his favorite mare, Pinkie Pie, I pinned it in my "secret" board where I keep gift ideas. 

Well I printed out the pattern, bought the floss and unfortunately he saw through the printer paper and found out.  But the grin on his face when he saw I was going to make it for him despite not being a huge fan myself was worth it. :)

You're a darn good spouse!

I have a pony fangirl in my life who loves Pinkie Pie more than anything in the world.  I don't get the appeal of the new show.  At all.  (I had all the ponies back in the 80s when I was a kid, memories...)  Point being we got her a Pinkie Pie plushie for her last birthday and the look on her face was beautiful.  It's so easy to make the brony crowd happy.  It almost feels like cheating when I buy gifts now.

I can relate.  I had some ponies and the barn as a little girl and when they started coming back out, I have to say I liked the new design but wasn't all that interested in seeing the show because, well I remembered how they were when I was a kid.  Then an old friend of DH's came to visit and showed us clips and I have to admit it's not as bad as the 80's series.  Not quality animation or storytelling (plots you can stick a redwood tree through) But they're amusing and there are some catchy songs.

Hot Topic isn't too bad a source for Brony gear. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on October 23, 2013, 12:55:05 PM
I fear Mr. Thipu has finally gone round the bend.

Today, his monthly shipment from 'Think Geek' arrived.  It included four rolls of 'CAUTION --- ZOMBIES AHEAD' yellow, barricade tape. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 23, 2013, 01:39:38 PM
I had someone get my Halloween costume. Which may not sound like a big deal, but BF and I went as characters from Doctor Who, and not many of the friends at the party we were at watch that show.

Also, I felt like such an adult. Walked into Home Depot and found what I was looking for without any assistance. I did some impromptu research at the store and answered my own questions.

People liked the beer dip I made, too. One guy even asked me for the recipe. I will be giving it to him within a few days. But I never make the "popular" food. It felt so nice.

I completely understand being happy about that. DH and I once attended a party and unless he was standing beside me, my after 5 black sparkly dress just made me look like I overdressed for a Halloween party.

My son wanted to go as Link from Legend of Zelda one year. I thought no one would get him. But at the third house, the guy who answered the door said, "Link! Honey, come look! It's Link!"
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on October 23, 2013, 01:55:45 PM
I fear Mr. Thipu has finally gone round the bend.

Today, his monthly shipment from 'Think Geek' arrived.  It included four rolls of 'CAUTION --- ZOMBIES AHEAD' yellow, barricade tape.

Hahahaha! I have to go order that. Caution tape plays a big part in a group I belong to.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on October 23, 2013, 07:54:29 PM
I fear Mr. Thipu has finally gone round the bend.

Today, his monthly shipment from 'Think Geek' arrived.  It included four rolls of 'CAUTION --- ZOMBIES AHEAD' yellow, barricade tape.

That is awesome!  I saw some at the local Halloween store and I have some pace left in the yard .. .
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GregariousIntrovert on October 23, 2013, 08:12:52 PM
I found that the series Sister Wendy's Story of Painting is on youtube in its entirety!  I could listen to her all day!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 23, 2013, 08:21:38 PM
Home Pride bread is back on the shelves.  I just about cried when I saw it.

I loved that bread (back when I could eat it--I guess I still love it, I just can't eat it)!

I know that feeling.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 23, 2013, 08:23:10 PM
I had to have a root canal this morning, and the dental assistant is quick, funny, and snarky. It was fun!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on October 24, 2013, 01:19:48 AM
Turning on the car radio at exactly the beginning of City of New Orleans, my go-to, belt it in the car, sing along song  ;D.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on October 24, 2013, 01:45:45 AM
Having my washer and dryer inside the house. The place I lived before was a converted office trailer and didn't have room for them inside, so they were out in the shed about 20 yards from the house. It is so great to be able to throw a load in the washer so easily now! I never thought I would be happy about having to do laundry.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lindee on October 24, 2013, 03:40:23 AM
Outside my study window I can see the first roses I've ever grown.  All around the street are huge rosebushes covered in roses but these are mine and I love them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 24, 2013, 07:01:46 AM
With all the songs being sung/hummed around our house originating from animes or My Little Pony, I was quite tickled when my middle child was just humming part of the score from Pirates of the Caribbean. :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 24, 2013, 07:52:13 AM
Having my washer and dryer inside the house. The place I lived before was a converted office trailer and didn't have room for them inside, so they were out in the shed about 20 yards from the house. It is so great to be able to throw a load in the washer so easily now! I never thought I would be happy about having to do laundry.  ;D

I so envy you!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 24, 2013, 07:55:23 AM
i posted this on the "get fit" thread but over the past 5 months i lost 23 lbs. I still have a ways to go - this 23 lbs represents about 25% of what i need to lose overall - but it's a nice chunk and I haven't been "this low" in many years.

So i recently flew to the US - that was four flights in total (to London and then to NY and then back again). my previous visit was about 7 months ago - and on that flight i was *very* uncomfortable. felt very hedged in my seat, the seat belt *just* closed, the tray couldn't be pulled all the way down, etc. This time - it was a breeze, got in my seat with room to spare, pulled on the seat belt and had quite a few inches leftover, and was able to pull the tray all the way down (ok, it was a tight fit but i did it). AND at one point i had to make a mad dash through heathrow airport (long story, but i got to the wrong gate and had to go find the right gate) - i must have been running for about 10 minutes straight. running. not walking fast, running. i got to my gate and i wasn't sweating or gasping for air.

now on to the next 20 lbs. and the next. and the next...

Y'know, I'm not sure you qualify for this thread!

I think this goes in the one titled "Really Huge, Incredible, Wonderful Things That Make You Smile and Others Stand in Awe"



Go, you!!!

Losing weight can be really tough! I'm glad you're getting some payoff!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on October 24, 2013, 08:16:19 AM
I had to have a root canal this morning, and the dental assistant is quick, funny, and snarky. It was fun!

*Putting hand on Toots forehead to see if she has a fever*  A root canal?  Fun?  Are you sure you weren't delerious?

 ;D

Not really silly but I sold the snow tires for the car I just traded in last night.  The girl who came to pick them up told me I was selling them too cheaply.  I was just glad to have them gone.  We chatted for a bit and I realized she was military - there's a base about 20 minutes away from where I live.  So it made me happy to give someone in the service a bit of a deal.

It also turns out that she needs kitchen stuff so if I get my butt in gear and declutter my kitchen and 'hoarder' room, I might have some stuff for her.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moonie on October 24, 2013, 08:31:42 AM
My cat pooped!!! Yeah, I know it doesn't sound like something to be happy about, but he was very sick for the past three days with a blockage in his colon, and after a trip to the emergency vet and lots of prayers, everything seems to be moving along smoothly.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: flickan on October 24, 2013, 08:34:21 AM
My cat pooped!!! Yeah, I know it doesn't sound like something to be happy about, but he was very sick for the past three days with a blockage in his colon, and after a trip to the emergency vet and lots of prayers, everything seems to be moving along smoothly.

God Bless!!

I worry so much about my cats' dietary habits.  Before I was responsible for feeding my own I had no idea how invested I could get in the contents of a litterbox!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on October 24, 2013, 08:56:40 AM
My cat pooped!!! Yeah, I know it doesn't sound like something to be happy about, but he was very sick for the past three days with a blockage in his colon, and after a trip to the emergency vet and lots of prayers, everything seems to be moving along smoothly.
Reminds me of the day I took my 20 year old cat in for a routine check-up.  After the appointment was done, I sat her, in her harness (she hated the carrier) on the ledge of the front desk while I paid.  I looked at her and she was doing something funny with her back end.  Then I realized she was pooping!  I managed to get something under it, just in time, and got handed a dog poop bag to contain it.  I wiped the counter down with sanitizer.  I was so embarrassed.  The receptionist said it was a pretty impressive bowel movement for a 20 year old cat!  And the vet tech went and showed the vet because he'd been concerned that her bowels were pretty full when he did the exam.  He, and everyone else, just laughed and thought it was hilarious, while I, and my cat, slunk off in embarrassment.  Not that I think Misty was embarrassed...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 24, 2013, 09:19:01 AM
Took a nap before BF got home from work yesterday. He called me to wake me up asking what I wanted for dinner. He was going to just bring it home to me, but they didn't have the soup at Panera that I usually get and he wasn't sure otherwise.

Also, instead of just asking a friend over, he asked me if it was okay if friend came over. Yes, it's his house and unless I'm in a horrible bad terrible mood or feeling uber sick I'm not going to say no, but he asked first. That's huge for me, and I'm still smiling like a madwoman thinking about it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 24, 2013, 09:46:34 AM
My cat pooped!!! Yeah, I know it doesn't sound like something to be happy about, but he was very sick for the past three days with a blockage in his colon, and after a trip to the emergency vet and lots of prayers, everything seems to be moving along smoothly.


I remember that feeling!
I'm glad for you both.



I was laughing at myself as I was telling my brother my version of the "happy about cat poop!" story, and he said, "It reminds me of how I got excited the first time our child had a solid poop."

And then we were both rolling our eyes at ourselves, getting excited about solid fecal matter.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: stargazer on October 24, 2013, 09:48:31 AM
BEER CHEESE SOUP!  Okay, I have been ridiculously excited ever since I saw that was on the work cafe menu for today's soup at lunch.  They only make it once or twice a year and grumble because it's so expensive (then charge more that day, I don't care, I never get the soup otherwise).  They are also setting out bread bowls for it because it's really more like a fondue.   So happy I get it today!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 24, 2013, 09:53:34 AM
BEER CHEESE SOUP!  Okay, I have been ridiculously excited ever since I saw that was on the work cafe menu for today's soup at lunch.  They only make it once or twice a year and grumble because it's so expensive (then charge more that day, I don't care, I never get the soup otherwise).  They are also setting out bread bowls for it because it's really more like a fondue.   So happy I get it today!

That sounds delicious! I'm now jealous of your work lunch. I've got whatever's in the vending machines, which isn't much.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Yarnspinner on October 24, 2013, 10:08:30 AM
Three things:

1) I owe waaaaaaay less on a credit card than I previously thought and the notion of only paying XXX instead of XXXX makes my churning stomach happy.

2) Just found out that Stonecold was wrong and I CAN work extra hours at straight time after all, so MORE money to pay down other credit card more quickly and.....

3) Because my stomach has been churning, I will weigh in about four pounds lighter at the weight watchers meeting today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on October 24, 2013, 10:13:48 AM
This has had me smiling for days. Discussing where we are in wedding plans with my great-uncle and when I tell him we're looking at reception venues and caters (along with ceremony venues) he says "Oh forget all that, we'll just go down to Hometown buffet! That's a good buffet, I'll call ahead, get the big room!", I just love my family for never trying to impress anyone (this is my mom's dad's brother-in-law, the whole side is very relaxed, grandma's family is different story).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 24, 2013, 10:19:56 AM
This has had me smiling for days. Discussing where we are in wedding plans with my great-uncle and when I tell him we're looking at reception venues and caters (along with ceremony venues) he says "Oh forget all that, we'll just go down to Hometown buffet! That's a good buffet, I'll call ahead, get the big room!", I just love my family for never trying to impress anyone (this is my mom's dad's brother-in-law, the whole side is very relaxed, grandma's family is different story).

I love his comment made you smile versus you getting upset with him. You are going to be an awesome bride.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mbbored on October 24, 2013, 10:32:24 AM
I go to a meeting of a club every week and every week I come early to help set up refreshments and stay late to clean. It's not an official duty, it's just something I like to do to contribute to the group. Despite that, the woman who's officially in charge of refreshments is very bossy and has never once said "thank you." This week I found hot cups on sale so I picked up a bunch to donate to the group's supplies. Doing so made me run a little late, so when I came in 10 minutes before the meeting started instead of 15, hauling a giant bag of styrofoam cups, the coordinator got huffy with me. It made me decide that maybe I didn't actually want to help in this way again.

While nobody overheard us, during our break two or three members who I don't know came up to me and thanked me for always setting up and cleaning. Afterwards, they stayed and helped pack things up in record time, laughing and talking the whole time, before the "official" even stopped chatting and walked over to do her own job.

It was a really nice reminder that I do this for the community I'm a part of, not for the bossy woman, and it was really touching that people noticed something that on the surface can seem really minor.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on October 24, 2013, 10:34:31 AM
This has had me smiling for days. Discussing where we are in wedding plans with my great-uncle and when I tell him we're looking at reception venues and caters (along with ceremony venues) he says "Oh forget all that, we'll just go down to Hometown buffet! That's a good buffet, I'll call ahead, get the big room!", I just love my family for never trying to impress anyone (this is my mom's dad's brother-in-law, the whole side is very relaxed, grandma's family is different story).

I love his comment made you smile versus you getting upset with him. You are going to be an awesome bride.

I agree!  Instead of saying "Home Town Buffet?!  I will NEVER have my wedding reception there!" you were very kind about his suggestion.  An awesome bride indeed  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on October 24, 2013, 12:42:30 PM
This has had me smiling for days. Discussing where we are in wedding plans with my great-uncle and when I tell him we're looking at reception venues and caters (along with ceremony venues) he says "Oh forget all that, we'll just go down to Hometown buffet! That's a good buffet, I'll call ahead, get the big room!", I just love my family for never trying to impress anyone (this is my mom's dad's brother-in-law, the whole side is very relaxed, grandma's family is different story).

I love his comment made you smile versus you getting upset with him. You are going to be an awesome bride.

I agree!  Instead of saying "Home Town Buffet?!  I will NEVER have my wedding reception there!" you were very kind about his suggestion.  An awesome bride indeed  :)

 :) (needed an "aw shucks" smiley!) I never would've even thought to react another way. The family just always goes to Home Town after any big to-do, perfect place for a wedding reception. He never had one, my great-aunt and him just did a court house deal and then went back to her parent's house for supper. And his first wife and him did a small church ceremony and then over to his parent's house for a pot-luck dinner with various friends and family members, because that was all they could afford (and it was one of those "gotta get married wink-wink" type deals). He's a sweet man, I could never get upset with him for what is actually a decent suggestion. Hey, they have lots of different food, they handle the clean up, if only they had a better dancing area.

I'm having trouble even grasping the idea of reacting negatively. See it's times like these I'm reassured I won't turn into a bridezilla. Neither will Partner, when I told her his plan, she says "Sounds fantastic! They got self serve ice cream!".
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cicero on October 24, 2013, 12:51:42 PM
i posted this on the "get fit" thread but over the past 5 months i lost 23 lbs. I still have a ways to go - this 23 lbs represents about 25% of what i need to lose overall - but it's a nice chunk and I haven't been "this low" in many years.

So i recently flew to the US - that was four flights in total (to London and then to NY and then back again). my previous visit was about 7 months ago - and on that flight i was *very* uncomfortable. felt very hedged in my seat, the seat belt *just* closed, the tray couldn't be pulled all the way down, etc. This time - it was a breeze, got in my seat with room to spare, pulled on the seat belt and had quite a few inches leftover, and was able to pull the tray all the way down (ok, it was a tight fit but i did it). AND at one point i had to make a mad dash through heathrow airport (long story, but i got to the wrong gate and had to go find the right gate) - i must have been running for about 10 minutes straight. running. not walking fast, running. i got to my gate and i wasn't sweating or gasping for air.

now on to the next 20 lbs. and the next. and the next...

Y'know, I'm not sure you qualify for this thread!

I think this goes in the one titled "Really Huge, Incredible, Wonderful Things That Make You Smile and Others Stand in Awe"



Go, you!!!

Losing weight can be really tough! I'm glad you're getting some payoff!
awwww

thanks!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on October 24, 2013, 02:03:54 PM

At the risk of sounding totally maudlin ... reading this thread :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BatCity on October 24, 2013, 02:26:43 PM
If it's okay, I've got one for me, and one for my coworker.

Yesterday was my birthday, and I spent the first half of it in meetings at a conference, then on a flight home, then on a freeway packed at rush hour. I got home at about 7 knowing that DH and DD were out, so the house was empty.

On the table were two birthday cards (real paper ones!), a note saying my dinner (nicely plated and wrapped up) was in the fridge, and DH's old iPod was sitting on the table with Weird Al Yankovic's "Happy Birthday" song queued up. (My real b-day dinner is tonight, I've been told there will be cake).

My new co-worker started two months ago. She had a hyphenated name, but I heard her identify herself with just part of her last name, so I asked her what she preferred to be called. Her face lit up like a firefly! Turns out she is going through a nasty divorce and going back to her maiden name. Every time I introduce her to someone using the name she prefers, she gets this huge smile.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on October 24, 2013, 02:43:58 PM
My new co-worker started two months ago. She had a hyphenated name, but I heard her identify herself with just part of her last name, so I asked her what she preferred to be called. Her face lit up like a firefly! Turns out she is going through a nasty divorce and going back to her maiden name. Every time I introduce her to someone using the name she prefers, she gets this huge smile.

That's so awesome! And so nice of you to ask and use the right one!

It also reminded me of a small one for me today. I got our invite to Partner's office annual holiday party, in the past few years it's been addressed to both of us, so today it was "Partner and Glitter MyLastName" (instead of our separate last names). So I questioned Partner on why they were putting it this way and she said "Oh, I started using your last name at work, just to test it out. They must've remembered when they made they invites". I was so happy!!! I knew she wanted to take my last name after we're married, but I love the fact that she already started using it at work! And that they noticed!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Layla Miller on October 24, 2013, 03:07:44 PM
DD is finally picking up on sign language!  We've been signing at her for about seven months now, and for awhile she would use maybe one or two signs and even then, not reliably.  All of a sudden she's telling us "eat" and "milk" and "book" and "light" and "music" and I feel like I'm having conversations with my toddler!  (Okay, not really, but it makes me giddy to know that we're communicating, even on a very basic level.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bandu on October 24, 2013, 09:08:11 PM
This all-legs, 3-month-old stray puppy that found its way to my house in the middle of nowhere. (I must have a Welcome sign out front in dog language -- they always find me.)

As much as I don't need a fifth stray mutt, what's making me happy is puppy breath, puppy snuggling, puppy bounding, puppy puppy puppy!

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Tea Drinker on October 24, 2013, 10:57:10 PM
Sitting in Starbucks with hot chocolate, waiting for my eyeglasses to be repaired at a nearby store, the Clash's "Lost in the Supermarket" came on. It's a song I like, one of those things that's bright and bouncy if you don't pay attention to the lyrics, and nicely ironic for any business to be playing.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 25, 2013, 09:43:57 AM
This all-legs, 3-month-old stray puppy that found its way to my house in the middle of nowhere. (I must have a Welcome sign out front in dog language -- they always find me.)

As much as I don't need a fifth stray mutt, what's making me happy is puppy breath, puppy snuggling, puppy bounding, puppy puppy puppy!

PUPPY SNORGLES!

I'm sure as soon as I get home today I'll have a big smile on my face from mum's puppy that I'm dog-sitting for. I'm just not too thrilled that he woke me up twice in the middle of the night after a long day, but he's so cute I can't stay mad for long. Just annoyed and tired.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mbbored on October 25, 2013, 09:46:58 AM
This all-legs, 3-month-old stray puppy that found its way to my house in the middle of nowhere. (I must have a Welcome sign out front in dog language -- they always find me.)

As much as I don't need a fifth stray mutt, what's making me happy is puppy breath, puppy snuggling, puppy bounding, puppy puppy puppy!

PUPPY SNORGLES!

I'm sure as soon as I get home today I'll have a big smile on my face from mum's puppy that I'm dog-sitting for. I'm just not too thrilled that he woke me up twice in the middle of the night after a long day, but he's so cute I can't stay mad for long. Just annoyed and tired.

PUPPY! Just yesterday I was telling a friend that I don't want a baby right now but, man, I would love a puppy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: LibraryLady on October 25, 2013, 01:10:25 PM
I found candy corn M&Ms at Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on October 25, 2013, 04:55:25 PM
I found out today that Mr. Thipu's latest shipment from 'Think Geek' included a little present for me. 

It's a shirt with one of my favorite slogans. 

'There are 10 kinds of people in the world---those who know binary and those who don't.

I love it, love it, love it!  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: readingchick on October 25, 2013, 05:04:27 PM
These aren't very recent, but I still smile at the thought:

1) My SO and I were at the Blueberry Festival and decided to take in a concert. The singer was from my hometown; he asked if anyone was from the same town; I applauded and nodded; he looked in our general direction and made a comment about people reppin' the Warsaw area. Loved it, loved it, loved it!

2) Having a complete stranger comment on my T-shirt in Mackinaw City. What was weird was when my SO wore the shirt in question he never got a comment....but he passed it on to me and I get two ladies commenting on it :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bandu on October 25, 2013, 05:10:49 PM
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PUPPY! Just yesterday I was telling a friend that I don't want a baby right now but, man, I would love a puppy!

Well, if you're in Texas, I can hook you up! (Remember, I already have four rescues :D)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 25, 2013, 07:58:31 PM
I bought a bottle $8 Spanish wine that is just awesome and am really enjoying right now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: chibichan on October 25, 2013, 08:56:29 PM
Turning on the car radio at exactly the beginning of City of New Orleans, my go-to, belt it in the car, sing along song  ;D.

Not recent , and not really even silly but ....

The day I found out I would have to have a radical mastectomy of my left breast - I got into my car for the hour long ride home , desperately trying to hold it together .

To distract myself , I absently snapped on the radio and was blasted by the opening chords of The Wallflower's "One Headlight " ....

I have never experienced simultaneous singing , smiling and crying .

It saved me .
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on October 25, 2013, 09:11:24 PM
I love that song - it's a "must sing along" in my car

 the emotional control music has ovr us always amazes me
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cicero on October 26, 2013, 03:58:54 AM
I found candy corn M&Ms at Wal-Mart.
How cool are they? DS loves white chocolate so I was recently in the States and found those and also coconut m&ms ( he also loves coconut) at the m&m store so I bought some. Then I tasted and CRUD MONKEYS!, tried to find more - found a bag of the candy corn but not the coconut. So my dad was coming back from the States about a week after me so I asked him for the cxandy corn flavor but he said they couldn't find them anywhere. Oh, well...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lady Snowdon on October 26, 2013, 08:11:54 AM
This morning I woke up from a nightmare and was trying to calm myself down and possibly go back to sleep.  Suddenly, there's a weight on my chest and I open my eyes to see my dog's head on my stomach, looking at me and making a noise that was very definitely a grumpy "everything's fine, go back to sleep so I can sleep on you some more".  It was very sweet. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 27, 2013, 02:53:58 PM
I needed to put a "grip" material of some sort on the foam-board swords I'm making for my DS/15's Halloween costume. I bought that rubbery no-slip rug mat / drawer liner, and glued it on w/ Tacky Glue. It works great!

(next year, I'm going to paint the layer underneath black first, so I don't have to put the paint down in the little holes)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 28, 2013, 01:32:38 PM
I just got an email from a co-worker in another department. She thanked me and said how much she appreciates my help and support.

It's co-workers like this who take the time to respond to you even when you're just doing your job like you're supposed to that make this job so much better.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on October 28, 2013, 01:46:33 PM
Today's my birthday! But what made me happy is that Partner slipped up to Wendy's this morning and got me this honey butter chicken biscuit thing I love (and almost never get) and a drink from Starbucks! Yay!!

Also...we set a wedding date!!! I'm insanely overjoyed at this.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 28, 2013, 02:20:48 PM
^^Congrats on both.

My DD is away at her first year of college. We are great co-shoppers. She texted me Sunday morning saying that she and a couple of her friends were driving to larger city to go shop in the afternoon. (She's freezing and needs warmer clothes.)

While shopping, she texted me a few times with a photo and a "what do you think?" or a "hint...Xmas is coming". And even one text with a photo of her friend in boots she was thinking about asking if I liked them.

It made me smile that she still included me in her shopping trip.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on October 31, 2013, 06:45:10 PM
Okay, so I was discussing the "I wish I could (XXXX)" thread with my boyfriend. I also told him that I wished I could understand computer programming. This was...last night, I think?

Today technology is hating me and crashing left and right, I'm getting kind of grumpy, and he goes to do some chores. Out he comes, and hands me a book. How to code in java. I'm so thrilled.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 31, 2013, 06:49:53 PM
It's Halloween night and the first family who came to our door was young and with a baby dressed up to die for. I oohed and ahhed and then realized I didn't have anything suitable and said "Oh let me see what I have he might be able to eat." They said oh don't worrry we just wanted to show him off. I asked if they lived close and they said no they were from far away state and staying at a hotel for his work and thought our neighborhood looked nice to wander through and do Halloween.

How right they were. I was thrilled they stopped by.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on October 31, 2013, 10:25:02 PM
My son's Halloween costume came out great. And when he was acting sort of standoffish when I wanted a picture of us together, I joshed him, saying, "Aren't you glad I made your Halloween costume?" And he growled, "No."
   Then two beats later he said, "Yes, I am. Actually."

He was afraid I'd taken him seriously, so he wanted to be sure he said it credibly. A nice little moment.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on November 03, 2013, 08:25:22 AM
The NYC Marathon is today and passes near our neighborhood.  I just started hearing the helicopters and it made me smile. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 03, 2013, 08:44:26 PM
I've been teaching my youngest to pray before going to bed, including crossing himself upon finishing the prayer.   Well tonight after doing the good ol "Now I lay me", instead of me taking his hand to show him how to cross himself, he did it all by himself. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mbbored on November 03, 2013, 10:59:48 PM
Playing with my friend's baby tonight: she absolutely loved me. We played bounce the baby for hours.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on November 07, 2013, 08:38:50 PM
Ordered some things for my mom for Christmas from Amazon. While the total wasn't alot, I had enough Am Ex rewards points I could apply, so the amount I actually had to pay was only a little more than $3. which means I can get her a few more things!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 07, 2013, 08:51:58 PM
Despite, or rather because of the stress of being in the ER with my littlest one the other night, it really made me smile to see just how great the staff was.  Such great bedside manner.  The doctor was beyond tickled that Piratebabe was wanting to bump fists with everyone, there was one nurse who brought him popsicles and had all smiles for him, and the nurses were great too.

And it tickled me when the doctor looked at my shirt and said "Oooh, Pink Floyd! Don't see that often enough!" (I wear it to bed a lot, love the band and the shirt's extremely soft)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on November 08, 2013, 08:52:55 AM
I went out yesterday to pick up some stuff and when I got home there were some flowers on my patio table out front with a note that said "From one neighbor to another, just wanted to brighten your day a bit!", I thought it was so sweet! And they're pretty flowers!

I think I'm going to pass this forward and buy some today to drop off at another neighbors....maybe we can get a thing going...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on November 08, 2013, 09:38:47 AM
Yesterday was windy and we had a little rain.  Walking home from the grocery,  I was treated to several intersections where huge clouds of golden leaves were blowing through. 

Gorgeous!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 08, 2013, 07:52:28 PM
A store employee saw I had my hands full with my youngest and my grocery totes and helped me pull apart two stubborn grocery carts and got the seatbelt straightened out so the little guy could sit in the cart.

Then a woman came up behind me and handed me the little afghan square Piratebabe had been holding but apparently dropped between the van and front door of the store.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Klein Bottle on November 09, 2013, 02:25:23 PM
Back a couple or a few weeks ago, when the autumn foliage was peaking, I was driving at dusk, and the trees seemed to glow in the twilight, like neon.  I had never noticed it in quite that way before, and it made me glad to be alive.

My son has not had the greatest year.  He and I are very close, but I become frustrated with him at times, and start to wonder what ever became of my happy,serene, highly motivated little boy.  I have probably shed more angry or frustrated tears over him in the past six months than I have all his life.  But then, last month, I was at my cousin's house when I received an unsolicited text from him which read, "I love you, Mom."   And, just yesterday he told me he appreciates all I do for him,and that I put him first and make sure he has what he needs.  (I always thought that was just what a mother *does*, but it was still nice to hear!)  We have also shared some belly laughs lately, which have become more rare as he gets through these teen years.  This has all led me to believe that just maybe, the tide is turning and that it's possible the very worst of the angst is over.  Nothing in this world could make me happier.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bandu on November 09, 2013, 07:23:47 PM
It stopped raining long enough for the landlord to have the lawnmower man come by today and tackle the huge, overgrown three acres my house sits on. Living in the country and having green grass again after a long drought, yet being able to take the dogs out without my jeans getting soaking wet halfway up my calves -- this makes me happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on November 09, 2013, 07:29:14 PM
looking outside my bedroom window to see a honeyeater perched on my feeding on my poker plant
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on November 10, 2013, 12:21:57 PM
We have a beagle. My DH really worked with him to not do much baying since we live in a neighborhood. But he will bay when there is something to bay about like a possum in the yard, but we might hear it a couple of times per year.

Saturday I took him to a local park for a walk and an organized run was about to start so we were waiting for it to start before we got on the trials, and the beagle wasn't being too patient.

An airhorn blew and the beagle let out a huge bay and tried to start forward like the fox hunt was under way practically taking my arm with him. I and others there were cracking up.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JenJay on November 10, 2013, 12:31:18 PM
There's a Container Store near my new house. I'm an uber organized person and I've never been to the CS before. I cannot wait to step foot inside that place! Better leave the credit card at home so I don't get myself in trouble.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on November 10, 2013, 02:26:41 PM
There's a Container Store near my new house. I'm an uber organized person and I've never been to the CS before. I cannot wait to step foot inside that place! Better leave the credit card at home so I don't get myself in trouble.  ;D

hahaha - do that. they can be pricy. but on the other hand, they are good for getting ideas, and I've found similar items for less, elsewhere. I will also say, if you need a desk chair, their bungee one is very comfy. i bought mine last year, and love it. it sounds weird, but i love it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on November 10, 2013, 06:52:24 PM
This is really little, but one of the members of my church choir brought his son downstairs while we were getting robes off. Watching the little tyke look at everything with amazement while sucking on a lollipop was really cute!  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on November 10, 2013, 09:15:25 PM
My hubby scrubbed all 3 toilets in our house today. Love
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on November 11, 2013, 11:18:09 AM
I've recently started walking at lunch with a CW. I detest any and all forms of exercise, esp walking, but I have to say, our walks don't seem like they take much time at all since we chat as we go.  And we figured out we walk about 1.75 miles, for now, but hopefully we can up it as we get better at it!  I was happy to see how mcuh we actually did walk!

Update:
Yesterday, between walking at lunch, AND working 4 hours at my PT job, I hit 10,000 steps for the very first time!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lady_disdain on November 11, 2013, 11:31:07 AM
My Amazon order arrived a week early. Book happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BarensMom on November 11, 2013, 11:32:09 AM
Nordstrom Rack has opened near the Sun Valley Mall in Concord - I'm going shopping!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moonie on November 12, 2013, 11:15:02 AM
With yesterday being a holiday, I was off work. I had made an appointment at the Humane Society for my cat to have her yearly check up and shots. They have a whole wall that is a window where you can look into the "cat room" where the cats up for adoption are. Inside this room, closest to the windows is an enclosure where the younger cats are kept. One of the workers (or volunteers, I don't know which) went into the enclosure to sweep, mop, clean litter boxes,etc.  Before she got started, however, she picked up every single cat one at a time and petted it and gave it a kiss before moving to the next cat. That small act really impressed me and made me happy. It was a comfort to know that she truly loved the animals she was caring for. Iam going to either call or email the Humane Society and praise this woman's actions.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Alli8098 on November 12, 2013, 12:18:23 PM
We just found out last week that we are expecting our second child.  On Friday I was headed to the store with my 4-year old DD.  I asked her if she wanted a baby brother or sister and she exclaimed she wants a baby sister.  I replied "what if it's a baby brother?", she says "No, it's a baby sister, not a baby brother."  She was so firm in her response that I could not help but laugh out loud.  My DD always makes me laugh and smile.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on November 12, 2013, 01:36:18 PM
Apparently, when my niece is in the middle of a horrible tantrum, all Sis has to say is, "Okay, do you want to have lunch with Yaya?" (her name for me) and the tantrum clears up, and she's running around the apartment helping get ready. I'm a reward for her. And when she sees me, her little face breaks into this HUGE bright grin and she runs over to me laughing.

I'm going to have to plan a day sometime soon where I can just take a random day off work and have a Me and Sproglet day. Maybe go to the mall, have lunch out, and spoil her rotten.

Also, it's really adorable how when we're out (me, sis, mom, and Sprog), everyone thinks she's my kid. Apparently she looks more like me than her mom, and I get all sorts of compliments on how cute my daughter is, and how beautiful her eyes are. Sis loves it too, she feels like when it's not directed at her it's more honest.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Layla Miller on November 15, 2013, 07:46:17 PM
DH has an out-of-town work-related conference going on right now that I was able to come along with him for.  DD is with my parents and the two of us are staying in a hotel.

Earlier today I went out for shopping and lunch with a friend who lives in the area, but other than that I've spent most of yesterday and today either cozily hanging out in the hotel room watching TV and checking internet stuff or wandering around the shopping center across the street while DH is attending discussions and other stuff.  I know I could be out doing touristy stuff or something, but I am having such a nice time being about to veg out with no toddler to worry about.  Bliss.  :)

Also, I've picked up a few great deals on clearance while shopping, including a pair of super comfy sneakers.  I love it!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on November 16, 2013, 08:49:09 AM
Maybe affirmations do work!  Yesterday before I got out of bed I said, "I want a cup of coffee with half and half and real sugar, and a toasted bagel with butter and cream cheese."  Then my DH said he wanted some of his mother's orange toast that she made when he was a kid, and I countered with, "Macc and Cheese" and he with something else.  We spent about 5 minutes just taking turns naming things that we would like to have.  Then I changed the format and said I'd like to go beach combing, and he said, hiking in the woods,. and we spent a few minutes just saying activities we would like to do.  When I got out of bed I felt like the day had gotten off to a good and pleasant start.  I even spent about half and hour adding more veggies to a soup from the night before for breakfast...and I hate to cook.  I don't think he wants me to wake him up with my wish list every morning, but I can say it to myself. 

ETA:  I am so hungry!  I have to go get some blood work done this morning at 8 and I'm fasting.  I think I'll make him take me to the coffeehouse after for a cup of coffee and a bagel with butter and cream cheese.  Sounds great to me! 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 19, 2013, 01:01:12 PM
HALLELUJAH! After a couple weeks of trying to make the little one sleep in his own bed for naps (he kept getting up and playing in his room) the little guy is FINALLY napping in his own bed and it didn't take all afternoon! :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on November 21, 2013, 08:25:48 AM
My manager and another manager decided to have a "suit off" today. My manager is in a black suit with a plaid bowtie and the other manager is in a three piece suit. Everyone is wondering why they did it. My manager's answer? "Well, this is what happens when girls get bored, they dress up and get all fancy."

It appears they just wanted to wear suits for a day. I'm still laughing about it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on November 21, 2013, 03:06:49 PM
^^ That is funny

Had drinks with a couple of women from work last night and one mentioned that she'd just bought a Blendtec blender and I got excited and said me too and then we proceeded to describe all the things we'd use them for and the odd smoothies we'd made and we both knew the "use count" of our blenders. We broke up in a fit of giggles when we noticed our other co-worker (and younger) looking at us with pitty and saying "you two are just sad."
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ITSJUSTME on November 21, 2013, 03:42:05 PM
I stopped in at a breakfast event this morning.  There were muffins, nut bread, juice etc.

The silly thing that made me happy was that the hard, pressed paper plates (think Chinette) were SQUARE instead of round.

I have no idea why that made me so happy but it did!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PurpleFrog on November 21, 2013, 04:01:25 PM
Froglet (4) is Joesph in his school nativity. He's gone from not able to concentrate/sit still/be quiet to learning lines, speaking when he's ment to and being trusted to behave in front of a crowd. Plus he read a whole book to me and only sounded out about 5 words. My babies growing up, and doing well.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on November 21, 2013, 08:16:24 PM
^^ That is funny

Had drinks with a couple of women from work last night and one mentioned that she'd just bought a Blendtec blender and I got excited and said me too and then we proceeded to describe all the things we'd use them for and the odd smoothies we'd made and we both knew the "use count" of our blenders. We broke up in a fit of giggles when we noticed our other co-worker (and younger) looking at us with pitty and saying "you two are just sad."

I'm getting a Blendtec for Christmas !!  I'm so flipping excited it's not funny. I love those things. the vendor was in the store doing demos for is last week - I fell in love.  Drool
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 21, 2013, 08:55:11 PM
My best friend is also godmother to my youngest who at two is still very much attached to me, mostly because I'm a sahm so he sees me the most, and typically if I'm present he won't go to anyone else if he's upset or tired, up til the time he was 18 months old he was really kind of shy and didn't want to go to other people very much.

And then he met my best friend about 6 months ago and warmed up very quickly.  Heck, I still don't think I've seen him go to anyone that easily or let anyone else hold him for long if I'm present. 

Because she is his godmother, in his room I have a very sweet picture of the two of them framed, with her looking at him and him looking at the water with wonder and he recently started calling her "My (his nickname for her)".  That's the first time (well other than saying "MINE!") he's declared ownership of a person.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Pen^2 on November 21, 2013, 11:34:32 PM
This is kind of naughty on my part, but here we go:

During halloween, there were a few decorations about the place. Generic cartoony skeletons and pumpkins, mostly, with the odd spider. Pretty much entirely in large shops and supermarkets, since otherwise no-one does anything for it in this country. But one kid I teach got fixated on seeing a skeleton somewhere, and was teasing other kids by saying that a skeleton was hiding in their bedrooms and was going to "get" them, etc.

So I told the kid: "Did you know that there's a skeleton hiding in this very room?"
His face went pale. "Really?"
"Oh, yes. Would you like to know where it's hiding?"
Looking very nervous now. In a small voice, "... yes."
"It's hiding... inside you!"

He got half-way through a shriek before stopping, mouth still open, when he furrowed his brow and said, "Hang on a second..."

To see someone's expression change from screaming terror to "huh?" is probably one of the best things ever. He stopped bugging other kids after that, at least.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: workingmum on November 22, 2013, 04:42:37 AM
I had a friend come up to stay last weekend.... and he helped DD clean her room.... and it's stayed clean all week!!!! This makes me very very happy!!!!! My child is physically incapable of keeping anything tidy for anytime longer than about 3 seconds!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on November 22, 2013, 12:56:05 PM
I had a friend come up to stay last weekend.... and he helped DD clean her room.... and it's stayed clean all week!!!! This makes me very very happy!!!!! My child is physically incapable of keeping anything tidy for anytime longer than about 3 seconds!

That's awesome! Now, who is this friend of yours, and any chance you could introduce us? ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: happygrrl on November 22, 2013, 02:04:12 PM
Hmm...I love playing in piles of leaves, had the chance to wallow in a pile this past week. :) I hyad to rake them back up, but dang! that was fun! :)

I love the chilly, gray days of November. There's just sometime about them that makes me happy and sad at the same time.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on November 22, 2013, 02:57:40 PM
I got to actually use my ice scraper! Everyone around here thinks I'm crazy, but I love the cold, I love piling five blankets onto my bed to sleep under, I love the rhythmic sound the ice scraper makes when it's clearing the windows. And I finally got to use it last night, first time this season! Frost gets removed with a squeegee, but this was honest-to-goodness ICE!!

Roads are clear today, no more snow/ice/anything expected for at least another week, but man, was that exciting!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: workingmum on November 22, 2013, 04:09:35 PM
I had a friend come up to stay last weekend.... and he helped DD clean her room.... and it's stayed clean all week!!!! This makes me very very happy!!!!! My child is physically incapable of keeping anything tidy for anytime longer than about 3 seconds!

That's awesome! Now, who is this friend of yours, and any chance you could introduce us? ;)

nope - he's all mine!!  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on November 24, 2013, 10:32:49 AM
I have a nephew that is very hard to shop for. He loves sports (especially U of M), he likes crazy accessories (socks, hipster glasses, keychains, etc.), and he's very tall with large feet. I found a pair of Michigan socks in extended sizes for men! I am stupidly crazy excited about this find.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on November 27, 2013, 11:15:41 AM
UPS came in time for me to get my new ipad! I had ordered it the other day as a Happy Early Birthday to me gift. And had it sent to work since it SAID next week. But yesterday I got an emal saying it had shipped and would arrive today. Darn. we close at 2, and the mailroom says they don't come at any set time.

My CW went to her car, and told me she saw UPS. i thought she was teasing me, but nope, the mailroom called and my package is here!

But I cna't open it until i got home, clean, and start my cooking for tomrorow. But I'm so happy it came since i'm off all day friday from both jobs, and can play to my heart's content.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: nayberry on November 27, 2013, 04:01:36 PM
i've been having a few more down days recently, so i go to youtube and watch steve kardynal's parodies,  i get a good giggle from them.

i'm also in 3 secret santas this year including a worldwide one, so am excited to see if the gifts are good guesses and what i'll end up with :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on December 02, 2013, 02:00:32 PM
I'm almost 40% done with my very first novel!

It's not NaNoWriMo, and I've been working very, very slowly (my goal is 350 words a day, 5 days a week for a year). No idea if it's any good. But I keep going, and that's making me really glad.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on December 02, 2013, 02:11:47 PM
I'm almost 40% done with my very first novel!

It's not NaNoWriMo, and I've been working very, very slowly (my goal is 350 words a day, 5 days a week for a year). No idea if it's any good. But I keep going, and that's making me really glad.

That is in no way a "silly" thing. That's huge and extremely commendable. Well done!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on December 02, 2013, 02:17:38 PM
Was a little bummed when I saw the waterfowl reports for the place boyfriend and I were going to on Sunday. Way way down, we missed most of the migration. But BF had a great time, and I got to see (kind of gross, whited out) a bald eagle eating his lunch in the tree, complete with little feathers falling down. Also, a bald eagle was in a tree right off the side of the road. Another one, just out of juvenile plumage, came in to land in the next tree over, and the first one chittered at him. It's such a rare sound to hear, and it was perfect. We followed the road around, and the barely-mature bald eagle kept flying to the next tree up, right along the road. I didn't get any good photos (he was a bit too far out), but it was an amazing experience.

And though the waterfowl had mostly passed along on their migration, I still got BF interested in going back next year, earlier in the season. He wants to see the migration in full swing. I mean, yes, there were still 53,000 waterfowl there, but at the peak, there's nearly 235,000. And that doesn't count the shorebirds or the eagles.

I left my camera at my apartment, so I won't be able to look at the pictures until Tuesday when I get the memory card to my laptop, but I'm sure I got at least a few good shots.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on December 02, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
I just remembered a story about my great-grandparents! It always makes me happy to think about them and remember the times I got to spend with them. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Tosca on December 02, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
I don't have a smart phone, so I couldn't access the excellent audio tours to the Art Gallery which are only available through a downloaded app.

I just discovered the app also works on iPods...which I DO have.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on December 02, 2013, 05:47:47 PM
My dryer works again!

When we got back home after being away for a year, the dryer would shut down after ten minutes. It would restart immediately if you pressed the button again, but that meant running over to the dryer every ten minutes. Add in the extra time for restarting, warming up (or not building up enough heat over time), and time lost with me forgetting to check the dryer... it took all day to get three loads done and dried.

Last week my husband gave it a once over and took care of a few issues. Today, the dryer runs until the load inside is dry. Today, I got two loads of laundry dried before noon. Bliss.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on December 03, 2013, 11:45:40 AM
I just remembered a story about my great-grandparents! It always makes me happy to think about them and remember the times I got to spend with them. :)

Glitter, I know how you feel. I was blessed to have my great grandparents into my 20s, and my great grandpa got to hold my niece, his great-great granddaughter. That was the proudest I've ever seen him, when we went over for five generations in one photo shoot. I learned a lot from them, and some stories I'll never forget.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: audhs on December 04, 2013, 01:09:25 AM
I was moping my kitchen floor yesterday and my one year old was following me around like a little puppy. Her hands kept slipping out from under her, as she crawled on the wet floor, until all of a sudden she slips and flips right over on her back, the look on her face was priceless. I ended up sitting on the floor laughing until I could hardly breath.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on December 04, 2013, 10:02:53 AM
Went into Target yesterday morning to get some coffee and cocoa and in the checkout lane there was a sweet older woman who among other things, was buying three $3 puppets for her grandkids and as she was behind me in line, she was entertaining the babe with the cute little pig puppet.   She seemed to really enjoy getting giggles and grins out of him, too.

And as he'd been sleepy and thus verging a bit fussy, I was grateful to her for keeping him happy and entertained as I checked out. 

Just as I was putting away my wallet and starting to pull away from the register, this lady asks the cashier to ring up the piggy puppet first and she hands it to piratebabe, telling me he could keep it.  I thought that was so sweet of her and thanked her profusely.  :) I sure didn't expect her to do it but it made the little guy's day and it kept him happy and entertained for the one more errand I had to run. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on December 05, 2013, 01:20:14 AM

There is a loan I have been working on that has just been a nightmare. If there was any little extra documentation or information that might be needed this loan needed it. Today I got the last of the info for my bit and got the loan out of my pipeline. I literally walked over to my friend's desk and did a dance of joy.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Editeer on December 05, 2013, 05:52:34 PM
It just turned cold. The brisk weather and cold air make me feel so alive.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: emwithme on December 06, 2013, 06:37:20 AM
I walked to my doctors this morning (and back again) - a distance of about half a mile all told - without any joints playing up or having to stop for a sit down (apart from the sit down in the surgery).

That's the first time I've done that in a Very Long Time. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mumma to KMC on December 06, 2013, 07:40:14 AM
My dryer works again!

When we got back home after being away for a year, the dryer would shut down after ten minutes. It would restart immediately if you pressed the button again, but that meant running over to the dryer every ten minutes. Add in the extra time for restarting, warming up (or not building up enough heat over time), and time lost with me forgetting to check the dryer... it took all day to get three loads done and dried.

Last week my husband gave it a once over and took care of a few issues. Today, the dryer runs until the load inside is dry. Today, I got two loads of laundry dried before noon. Bliss.


I know the feeling! I fixed my washer, it was a simple fix, emptying the filter. (I didn't know it had one until Sunday and I've had it for a long time.) My husband was planning on doing it when he got home, but I couldn't handle the laundry piling up, so I decided to try to do it myself, and I did it.

I was so happy that I gladly did 4 loads of laundry that afternoon!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hijinks on December 06, 2013, 09:36:01 AM
Christmas lights make me happy.  Both of my kids were born in the holiday season, so I have very fond memories of holding a sleeping baby in the dark with just Christmas lights to see by.  They light me up inside as well as outside :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mumma to KMC on December 06, 2013, 10:27:05 AM
Christmas lights make me happy.  Both of my kids were born in the holiday season, so I have very fond memories of holding a sleeping baby in the dark with just Christmas lights to see by.  They light me up inside as well as outside :)

Yes! I remember sitting on the couch nursing baby #3 (born in early December), in the middle of the night and looking at the tree, it was wonderful.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: carol1412 on December 06, 2013, 03:45:16 PM
The sun is low enough in the sky now that around 3pm it strikes the prisms in my sewing room window, sending multiple rainbows all over the walls, ceiling and into the hallway. Makes me enormously happy to see all the colors. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on December 06, 2013, 05:20:58 PM
Maybe not so silly but I finished my Christmas shopping, and my Dad's for my brother and nephews, in one fell swoop tonight.

I went to MEC (like REI) to get a couple things for my brother that he wanted, one for me to give him, one for my Dad to give him.  I needed to get something for my younger nephew so I was browsing and found a great gift.  But realized his older brother would probably like it, too.  So I picked them up and decided I'd just have to find something else for YN.  My Dad will reimburse me for the items I bought on his behalf.

I called my nephew when I got home to get some ideas.  He told me that he wants to buy some clothes and some snowboarding stuff so I've offered to give him some cash towards those and he thought that was OK.  I'll have to come up with some sort of memorable way to give him some cash!  I've done rolled up bills in the fingers of gloves, I've done origami stars and hung the bills off a little tinsel tree and I've frozen $2 coins in ice in a jar.  Off to google to see if I can find another idea...

I've got a Costco trip to do and I'll probably get a few stocking stuffers there.  I'll hit Bulk Barn for a few other things and call it good.  Now if I could just get my nephew's and my Dad's sweaters done...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on December 07, 2013, 10:33:28 AM
I called my nephew when I got home to get some ideas.  He told me that he wants to buy some clothes and some snowboarding stuff so I've offered to give him some cash towards those and he thought that was OK.  I'll have to come up with some sort of memorable way to give him some cash!  I've done rolled up bills in the fingers of gloves, I've done origami stars and hung the bills off a little tinsel tree and I've frozen $2 coins in ice in a jar.  Off to google to see if I can find another idea...

I've thought of what I think is a great idea.  I'm going to hit a thrift store and buy a shirt and a pair of pants or I'll buy a doll shirt and pant outfit and hide the money in the clothes.  I'll put a $20 in each sleeve and each pant leg and wrap them up in a box.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: emwithme on December 07, 2013, 02:10:31 PM
I finished my Christmas shopping today

This is *ridiculously* early for me (I'm usually the person running round on 24 December).  It means that the two pay-days I get in December (next Tuesday and 21 December) are all for normal household expenses and Christmas food.

BUT...even better... I have been buying my supermarket's savings stamps all year (£2 each week) and now I have a "full" book of £100.  If I put this together with the loyalty scheme they've been running for the past few weeks, where you spend a certain amount and get a voucher, and collect vouchers to get money off, it means I'll have £165 to spend at the supermarket, which will definitely cover our Christmas food'n'booze shop!

I've never been this organised  :o  I'm waiting for someone to come and take me away!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: DoubleTrouble on December 07, 2013, 07:36:58 PM
Just picked up a digital scrapbooking kit that has an asthma inhaler element. As both my DH & DS1 have asthma, I have some pictures of them with their inhalers that can be scrapped now!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on December 07, 2013, 10:15:46 PM
Walking through the markets yesterday, and the trees with the catkins were shedding, there was a layer of white fluff on the ground thick enough to look like snow.

Then seeing Chihuaua Lady.  She's often around town with her tiny little teacup, Angel.  Now she has a new friend, Buddy - gorgeous tiny little black and white teacup.  He's a rescue dog - ignored, beaten, left outside and starved.  Poor little guy is terrified of everything and everybody. (And I simply can't express how angry and sickened I am by someone doing that to a poor defenseless little dog who probably weighs all of a pound, soaking wet...  grrr!)  And he came to me voluntarily for cuddles and ear rubs.  CL was ecstatic, as was I.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ellasaunt on December 08, 2013, 06:09:39 AM
My almost 3 year old has quite a significant speech delay. We have been working with therapists and Dr's for a number of months with little success. Today, unprompted,  he looked at me and said, very clearly,  "look at my castle. I builded it mineself." Cue hoots and hollers, a few tears on my behalf and a slightly bewildered child. I am so proud of him today, he has been working so hard.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on December 08, 2013, 06:05:32 PM
I had a powerful moment this morning brought to me by a woman named Judy Mayhan.  This morning as I passed thought the kitchen I head a woman singing on the radio.  Her voice was beautiful and I stopped to listen.  I asked my husband who it was and he said, "Judy Mayhan".  It was such a mesmerizing experience.  You always hear how frank Sinatra is a genius as phrasing when he sings, but he has nothing on this woman.  She really brought the song to life with her texture and handling of the lyrics.  Unfortunately I didn't get the name of it, but went to youtube and found her singing Danny Boy.  It was beautiful, so haunting.  Here is the link.  I truly hope you listen and enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6P9-Ics0fE
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on December 08, 2013, 06:11:27 PM
In the vein of Bijou's post, this is more "little thing" than something silly, IMO, but I found a recording of my college choir director doing a solo on Amazing Grace with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. It really does my heart good to hear his voice again, because I learned so much from him. Plus he is an amazing tenor, imho.

Here's the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-SD1olfs0) if anyone wants to listen.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Library Dragon on December 08, 2013, 06:32:06 PM
I was in KMart and found a perfect comforter for my bed--on sale.  I am crazy picky about the design and colors for my comforter.  I had one from Old Time Pottery which was perfect and used it until it is falling apart. Nothing else has been what I want.  Then I saw this:

http://www.kmart.com/sofia-by-sofia-vergara-marakesh-medallion-comforter-set/p-048VA52444112P (http://www.kmart.com/sofia-by-sofia-vergara-marakesh-medallion-comforter-set/p-048VA52444112P)

They only had 1 king size so I grabbed and ran.  My bedroom art is all pieces from Israel and the paint colors are deep mustard and dark burgundy. It goes with that feel without being palm trees and camels.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on December 08, 2013, 08:51:36 PM
I madE 2 perfect fried eggs yesterday. Flipped them and got them to the plate without breaking the yolks. Perfect gold lace around the edges. Yummy


Edited to fix spelling
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Library Dragon on December 08, 2013, 09:18:56 PM
I mad 2 perfect ferried eggs yesterday. Flipped them and got them to the plate without breaking the yolks. Perfect gold lace around the edges. Yummy

That would make me happy if I ever managed to do it.  You have my admiration.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on December 09, 2013, 05:13:03 PM
Not quite silly but it definitely made us happy.

We were sitting outside the security area of the Fort Lauderdale airport when a large group arrived.  It was the chorus from a local Middle School and they presented a program of holiday music. 

The kids were good singers and attracted quite a crowd.  It isn't often you can go through Airport Security with a smile, this morning many people did.     
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on December 09, 2013, 05:24:48 PM
I stayed at my friend’s house in my old neighborhood Saturday and listened to the kids playing in the snow Sunday morning. Cries of “Whitewash!” and “Suck it up cupcake!” to complaints of the cold had me laughing.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on December 09, 2013, 05:48:50 PM
This is silly because I am so, so, late to the party, but I just discovered the 2005 Dr. Who reboot on Netflix.  We gave up cable years ago, and this would have come out in the US right about the time we went into the Vortex of Personal Chaos and lost touch with pop-culture entirely.

I devoured all of Series 1 over the weekend and am simultaneously crushing on Nine and mourning the brevity of his existence.  As soon as DH catches up to me we will start on Ten.  I have Seven Years of Dr. Who to look forward to!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mumma to KMC on December 10, 2013, 08:42:35 AM
My shoe selection is pretty limited, mainly because I think the styles these days are pretty horrendous, so I wear the heck out of my shoes. That being said I noticed that my black casual shoes, the ones I wear with just about everything, were cracked and couldn't be fixed. :( I need a new pair for vacation, so I stated searching around on the internet. I finally found a pair that I liked that could be worn for causal shoes, but also in the snow and ice that we might face on our trip. The most awesome part, 65% off. I'm super excited.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on December 10, 2013, 11:20:25 AM
In the vein of Bijou's post, this is more "little thing" than something silly, IMO, but I found a recording of my college choir director doing a solo on Amazing Grace with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. It really does my heart good to hear his voice again, because I learned so much from him. Plus he is an amazing tenor, imho.

Here's the link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg-SD1olfs0) if anyone wants to listen.

I have tears in my eyes and I hven't even watched the video yet. I absolutely love the Robert Shaw Festival Singers. When I was in Atlanta I got a CD of him conducting the ASO and a CD of the choir, and both of those CDs have the power to make me insanely happy just thinking about the music on them.

Heck, good choral music in general drives me to happy tears. In college I got to see the Vienna Boys' Choir for $20. I barely had it in the bank, so I subsisted on what I had in the apartment and enjoyed the concert. Worth eating ramen and rice-a-roni for a week, hands down. I'd love to see them again if they ever tour near me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on December 10, 2013, 11:23:21 AM
My DS tried on a pair of dress shoes I bought him last May and he hasn't worn since August and they still fit. Hopefully his foot has finally quit growing and dress shoes will last more than 6 months at a time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mumma to KMC on December 10, 2013, 12:40:15 PM
My DS tried on a pair of dress shoes I bought him last May and he hasn't worn since August and they still fit. Hopefully his foot has finally quit growing and dress shoes will last more than 6 months at a time.

As the mother of three kids who all grew at least two inches in the past six months, I am happy for you. It's to the point now where I just buy the next size up while I'm buying something that will fit right now, both with shoes and pants.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on December 12, 2013, 09:33:51 AM
I have two :)

Yesterday, DD and I were in the car.  She was wearing a top with a sequined smiley on it, and the sun made the entire inside of the car look like a disco ball.   It's been such a terrible couple of years, that just the few minutes watching her bounce around laughing made for a moment of joy.

Then, today, it was finding just the right appointment book for next year.  I'm rather particular about how large the day spaces have to be, and how easy it is for me to use it.  I struggled all year with a book I really didn't like, because I felt it was a waste of money to buy another one.  Big mistake.

There's just something that says "Fresh Start" like a brand-new appointment book, with no appointments in it, no doodles, and no unidentified phone numbers or unknown messages in the margins.  It's a thing of beauty before I start already transferring things into it for January.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Editeer on December 12, 2013, 12:20:09 PM
Thipu's post in another thread.

Today, I cleaned out the sock drawer.

Compared with things other posters have done, this sounds like nothing. 

However, some of the socks in that drawer are old enough to vote if not run for public office.  There were also a few emotional moments when old friends were reunited.

Made my day, thank you very much.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: peach2play on December 13, 2013, 07:36:37 PM
I traveled all summer for work.  Fly out Monday, fly home Friday for a couple of months.  My boyfriend knew I was having a really hard time missing him and missing my fur babies.  I came home one Friday and he had bought me a black cat Beanie Baby because I have 3 black cats.  We call him the mini-mew.  It made me cry.  Now every time I fly out, I have him with me to snuggle.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on December 16, 2013, 08:42:28 AM
Yesterday, Mr. Thipu went to a Geek Festival while I stayed home to roast a chicken for Sunday dinner. 

He brought me a little gift that made me laugh out loud.  It's a 3-D laser print ornament in the shape of a caffeine molecule. 

I love it! 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on December 19, 2013, 08:51:06 AM
DH told me about making a TimTam Slam and I just tried it.  Oohy Gooey yumminess!


Tim Tams are Australian cookies that my DD became hooked on while we were living there. We can still get the Arnott's on occasion so she gets 6 boxes each Christmas. We bought an extra box yesterday for DH and I.

TimTam Slam involves using the cookie as  straw to suck in hot coffee or other beverage so it enters the center of the cookie melting the chocolate and caramel. DD may be sharing her cookies this year.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on December 20, 2013, 08:50:36 PM
When my two year old started "singing" (as in "doo dee doo") a melody and I realized it was the Harry Potter theme. Made me feel I must be doing something right there. 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on December 24, 2013, 02:11:25 PM
So there are these kids I used to babysit, now they are 13 (14 in February), 18, and 19 (as of today), (I feel old), my mom and their mom (the 13 and 18 year old, the older one is their cousin) are really good friends which is how I ended up as their sitter in the first place. We usually do a little something on Christmas Eve all together (we're basically family at this point) but this year the kids have been sick so we decided to skip it this year and get together for new year's eve. But I wanted to drop off their gifts anyways (especially for the birthday girl).

They opened them this morning and apparently we're the best gifters ever. I've gotten non-stop thank you texts from them! Apparently getting teenagers gas cards and gift cards to local food places is a very good move. We also bought each of the kids a copy of a movie they'd watched with me when they were kids (all something different) and that made the 18 year old (a boy) start to tear up a little that I still remembered babysitting him because according to him it was "the best summer ever". Aw!! He got Rocky Horror, I was the first person to show it to him (after his dad ok'd it) and then I taught him all the songs. The 19 year old got Rent (I actually took her to see it live after she listened to my soundtrack and loved it) and the 13 year old got Zombieland (I took her to see it when it came out, she was still a toddler when I babysat her).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cwm on December 26, 2013, 10:24:50 AM
Went to boyfriend's Christmas Eve at his grandparents' house. Everyone loved me. His great aunt and uncle who had never met me talked for a while, his aunt explained who everyone was, his youngest niece curled up next to me after dinner, and I had a great time. After everything was done and everyone else had left, his grandma sat down with me in the living room and said she was a bit disappointed that we hadn't been able to talk very much, so bf and grandma and aunt (who lives there) and I sat around and talked for another hour.

Yesterday at his other aunt's house, his cousins were there that I'd met at Thanksgiving. We all had a nice chat about various jobs, and it turns out that his cousin and uncle know a guy in the comedy troup I follow. (Of course. Small world, after all.)

It's so refreshing to go to family events where the family is relatively normal and well-adjusted and there's no excess drama. It's also great to get along so well immediately. After years with my dad's family and mom's extended family, it's a breath of fresh air to have smaller, saner events.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: English1 on December 27, 2013, 04:03:36 AM
My newish OH offering to make me cheese on toast when I was overtired, a bit 'merry' and hungry at 2am after a night out.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on December 27, 2013, 09:36:04 PM
This is going to sound strange perhaps, but realizing yesterday that this was the first year we didn't get Christmas presents from my estranged parents.  We'd been doing the "black hole" approach to these gifts, just not even acknowledging that we received them. 

It's been 4 years since the estrangement and the black hole treatment started so either it's that they finally gave up or it's related to another event.  My younger brother came to visit the first weekend of November and I found out the day after he and his gf came up that behind my back he'd given my older two boys his phone # and told them that if they called he'd let them talk to my parents.

Now really, it's silly to try that since the oldest does have a cell phone but it's on our account and we'd see that he called that number for one thing. But that wasn't even necessary since the child told us about it the very next day and when I asked, he said he really didn't want to talk to those grandparents.  So with a month going by and them not getting a call, I guess they finally realized they couldn't go around DH and I to get to our kids.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on December 28, 2013, 04:44:51 PM
Picking up the annual Xmas hitch-hiker.

Yeah, I know, risky...  but for some reason, around this time of year, I seem to feel the need to pass on some goodwill. 

Last year it was a young French back-packer.  I had a (large, capable, male) friend with me, so it felt safe.  The guy was really sweet, polite and friendly.

This year it was a young Canadian back-packer.  Tiny little girl with a pack bigger than her, and a couple of other bags as well.  She also was very sweet and friendly.

The semi-tradition started years ago, when ex and I picked up a sailor on Xmas day, in the middle of nowhere, with not another car on the road.  The poor guy had been trying to get a ride home for Xmas for hours, and was so grateful it was embarrassing. 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: emwithme on December 30, 2013, 10:29:12 AM
My Aunt gave DH and I some money for Christmas.  Today, we were in Lidl and I saw a wooden recorder for just £15.  I've been lusting after a wooden recorder for nearly 30 years now but have never been able to justify spending £100 upwards (which is their usual price) on myself. 

I thought I'd take a punt on this recorder being playable - and if it wasn't, I'd return it for a refund.  I used my part of Aunty's Christmas money to buy it.

Just got home and tested it, and, despite me having almost no breath control because I've got a cold, it plays really nicely.

I'm so happy I took the chance  :) and now when I call my Aunt tomorrow to wish her Happy New Year, I can tell her I bought an actual *something* with her money, rather than it just being assimilated into the household pot. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on December 30, 2013, 07:42:01 PM
My Aunt gave DH and I some money for Christmas.  Today, we were in Lidl and I saw a wooden recorder for just £15.  I've been lusting after a wooden recorder for nearly 30 years now but have never been able to justify spending £100 upwards (which is their usual price) on myself. 

I thought I'd take a punt on this recorder being playable - and if it wasn't, I'd return it for a refund.  I used my part of Aunty's Christmas money to buy it.

Just got home and tested it, and, despite me having almost no breath control because I've got a cold, it plays really nicely.

I'm so happy I took the chance  :) and now when I call my Aunt tomorrow to wish her Happy New Year, I can tell her I bought an actual *something* with her money, rather than it just being assimilated into the household pot. 

I love a happy ending. :)

I'm also very fond of recorders, although these days I'm finding that my wooden recorders are rather finicky. (This didn't stop us from snapping up a wooden alto in the local thrift shop, though.) My plastic Yamahas and Smarts (Yamaha clones) are more forgiving, with an almost-as-lovely tone. I can't afford a tenor or bass in wood, anyway, and the Smart consort was very affordable.
I'm not sure if it qualifies as silly, but the recorder collection does make me very happy...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: SunVixen on December 30, 2013, 11:38:58 PM
Talking to the roadrunner sitting on top of the light over the office door.  It was unusually cold and I believe it got up there to stay warm.  I don't know if anyone else noticed it but I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who stopped to say hello... and I didn't even think about what it might look like to anyone else.

It's a cool memory that's been keeping me happy for the last week just when I really need it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on December 30, 2013, 11:49:25 PM
This evening I found a note written to me by my then 10 year old daughter in which she expressed concern that she had plugged up the toilet.  The way she spelled worried just set me into gales of laughter.  It was something like weryede.  I guess she didn't want to tell me, although I don't know why since those kinds of things were never a big deal.  I guess the toilet just seemed like such a big kind of contraption to break, or something.  I want to run to her house and give her a big motherly hug.
It also makes me realize that 10 years old in 1971 is very different from 10 in 2013.  Kids now are so much more sophisticated or something.  Now they'd probably look up on the internet how to fix it and do it themselves, with a yawn and roll of their eyes. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on January 03, 2014, 10:15:22 AM
NYC had a fairly heavy snowfall overnight.  In the outer boroughs, even a moderate snowfall can be a problem because our streets are often seen to be a lesser priority.  It may take days to get a plow out here. 

Our newly-elected Mayor lives on the next block.  at 7AM this morning, he was out with the snow shovel. 

I know it was for publicity purposes but it still seemed rather sweet. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cricket on January 05, 2014, 12:42:32 AM
Not a silly thing, but a little thing that made me happy. I took a photo of a plant I bought recently that has just started to flower. I had to wedge it between the earpieces of some headphones to get the angle I wanted. Thinking I would crop the pic to edit out the headphones and any other background. I'm not a photographer. If a head is missing, it's probably my fault.  I was really pleased at how artistic this photo looked. I like the flash spot and I like seeing part of the headphones. Mostly, I liked that it wasn't centred. I liked it so much that I made it my desktop background and it is perfect! The colour is to the right of middle screen and left of middle screen is black where all my icons are!! Come to think of it, I guess it is a silly thing to be happy about :)


(http://i1314.photobucket.com/albums/t578/cheryl_w3/Flowers/SpoonDaisy_zps9b52fb38.jpg) (http://s1314.photobucket.com/user/cheryl_w3/media/Flowers/SpoonDaisy_zps9b52fb38.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on January 06, 2014, 07:07:24 AM
That really is a beautiful photograph.  You have every right to be proud of it. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: OSUJillyBean on January 06, 2014, 07:21:05 AM
Downton Abbey's season 4 premiere last night made me quite happy!  No spoilers but Maggie Smith (who plays the grandmother) had some great zingers!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on January 06, 2014, 10:35:57 AM
I taught a intro to knitting class yesterday and had 3 guys!!! One was about my age and said a friend suggessted it to help him quit smoking, another was an elderly man who said he just wanted to see what his wife was always going on about, and the other was late 30s/early 40s who said he'd always wanted to learn but been too scared of what people say, his new year's resolution was to stop caring what other people thought (that got a round of applause). I'm always thrilled when I see men knitting/crocheting, break out of societal norms and do what makes you happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on January 11, 2014, 09:55:57 AM
We've just been on the phone with SIL.  She and her DH were at the lake ice fishing with their Grandchildren.  SIL told us that they'd just gotten set up and the kids had their poles in the water. 

While we were on the phone, the youngest of the bunch actually caught something! 

That was a sweet moment. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on January 11, 2014, 01:06:38 PM
I was in KMart and found a perfect comforter for my bed--on sale.  I am crazy picky about the design and colors for my comforter.  I had one from Old Time Pottery which was perfect and used it until it is falling apart. Nothing else has been what I want.  Then I saw this:

http://www.kmart.com/sofia-by-sofia-vergara-marakesh-medallion-comforter-set/p-048VA52444112P (http://www.kmart.com/sofia-by-sofia-vergara-marakesh-medallion-comforter-set/p-048VA52444112P)

They only had 1 king size so I grabbed and ran.  My bedroom art is all pieces from Israel and the paint colors are deep mustard and dark burgundy. It goes with that feel without being palm trees and camels.

That IS exciting.  I'm like you.  It takes me forever to find comforter sets that aren't too "themed" or too feminine and in the right colors.  What I loved about their ad is that they suggest other colors to use as accent pieces.

"Use lighter shades of brown or rust, tones of blue or perhaps a hint of burgundy or hunter green as accents in the room."

They take your decorating seriously!   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on January 11, 2014, 11:39:01 PM
I made my husband laugh today with a silly  thing and that made me happy. 
Early this morning I watched that program about inventors, 'The Sharks' and a guy made a little gizmo out of plastic that fits over the camera lens on your laptop so hackers can't spy on you through your own computer camera.  I didn't like to think that a hacker could see us through our own camera lens, so I got a bandage and put it over the lens.  When my husband got up I showed him that segment and then we just went about our business.  About 8 hours later he went to use the computer and I could hear him laughing at the bandage. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on January 11, 2014, 11:43:20 PM
The email notice I got from UPS that my repaired (replaced? the warranty company didn't say) Kindle is on its way, I'll have it by Tuesday. I've been dealing with my cheap tablet with the Kindle app, but its nowhere near as enjoyable to read from as my Kindle.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: peach2play on January 13, 2014, 12:22:41 PM
My boyfriend braved Walmart (he despieses Walmart) to get me another 52 oz Bubba Keg for home.  I took mine to work and we tend to drag our bubba kegs all around the house and he knew I was missing mine at home.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: kherbert05 on January 13, 2014, 09:24:14 PM
I placed a wildlife camera down at the farm/wild life refuge that my family owns on December 23. Went down today and got some cool photographs. Lots of tree limbs moving. So I've moved the camera, so it points down to the creek but doesn't have as many plants around it.


http://flic.kr/s/aHsjQC6dcP  (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjQC6dcP)


My nephew was disappointed that there weren't any alligators. I'm going to get a couple more and put one right on the creek, and another up near the pond.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on January 14, 2014, 09:41:50 AM
I actually like Doctor Who!

Lots of my friends, and Partner, like Doctor Who, but I'd never bothered to watch it. Finally I decided to give it a try, and I was really nervous I wasn't going to like it (I don't know why), but I like it!!! And that makes me happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on January 14, 2014, 10:45:02 AM
That is a happy thing Glitter! I'm a fan, so more fans is a good thing - now you have so many new things to enjoy. :)

 And I know what you mean about being afraid you're not going to like something, especially when your friends/family do. I felt that way about Downton Abbey, especially after so many people insisted I needed to try it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: oogyda on January 15, 2014, 02:21:10 PM
Hello.  My name is Oogyda and I am a fabric-holic. 

Today I went in to a fabric store to "browse" a little.  I do that often and more times than not, I walk out empty handed.  Not today!  There was one piece that caught my eye from the moment I walked in.  I checked the sales flyer that I always bring with me (they live in my car) and I had a 50% off coupon.  Unfortunately I couldn't use it since the fabric was already 50% off and since I wasn't using a coupon, I could use a 15% off coupon that I had. 

So, fabric that I love at more than half off.

The only thing that would make this better would be if I knew what I was going to make with it. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 15, 2014, 06:55:12 PM
I cannot doze off with my toddler around (I only let myself when there are others I can rely on to watch him, like DH) because he will come up to me, put his little hands on my cheeks and kiss me. 

We have not watched any of the Disney movies with him where the heroine is woken from a deep slumber by a kiss so I don't know where he got the idea.  But every time he notices Mama getting sleepy he does this.  It's cute (even if a bit wet) and I can't help but smile at the sweetness of the gesture even if I am sleepy and want to doze off.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 24, 2014, 05:27:07 PM
Getting an update from my cu app that told me I could now deposit checks from my iPad. I thought it was just me being stupid!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on January 25, 2014, 06:05:19 PM
My DS is studying for his SAT's and I'm "helping" him with vocab. We are currently going through alphabetically the "3400 words you should know for the SAT" to identify the ones he doesn't know.

It's made me really happy how much fun we are having with what could be a really tedious activity.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on January 26, 2014, 05:23:27 PM
My contacts came in this week. I can see again!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 26, 2014, 06:52:32 PM
Yesterday was a truly happy day. 

First off, we had to meet with our insurance agent as State Farm assigned us a new one and she wanted to go over our policy.  As DH doesn't get insurance through his company, we don't have any health insurance. The boys do through the state and DH has limited insurance through the VA but I have nothing and trying to take care of this online has been a major headache.  So on the way to the office I said "Man it would be nice if State Farm did health insurance!" Well whaddya know, we pull up in front of the building and on the window it says "Car, Home, Life, Health and Business".   So our agent's going to see what she can do for us and get back to us. YES!!!!

Then we went home where DH and the 3 boys stayed and I went out to have some much needed time to myself. I went to a nice consignment store where I found 3 very cute skirts and a nice hooded sweater for a total of $18. :D  Then I went to Target and found two pairs of leggings that were only $8 each and I got a cartwheel deal for 15% off on the last day the discount was available! :D

To top it off, a friend of my bff's gave her several Dooney and Burke purses and friend, knowing how I hate shopping for purses, offered to give me one of the purses her friend gave her. :D :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on January 27, 2014, 05:53:31 AM
My contacts came in this week. I can see again!!

Woot! ;D Vision is good! :P ;D

Two things made me happy today!

First, I bought the Mythbusters 10th Anniversary box set. That alone would be awesome (Mythbusters! Yay! Jamie Mel want big boom!), but the really awesome part is that I could just decide to do that. I got my current job in April last year, and before that I'd been unemployed for nearly four years... so every cent I had came from the Good Ethnic Boy, and while he never made me feel guilty for depending on him that way, that didn't stop me doing it to myself. I felt horrible every time I bought something, even necessary things, because it "wasn't my money"... but now I have a job, and an income, and I've paid off some debt, and when I want to buy something frivolous I can! 8)

The second thing that made me happy today was that the car battery died. Well, no, not exactly - but the battery died, and the car wouldn't start, and my reaction was basically "Huh. That's not good. Okay... no, I didn't leave anything on, so it's not my fault, heh. Right then. I know what to do and who to call, I have all the info and the policy number and so on. I can take care of this. I'll call to let the GEB know what's happening so that he's not worried about me being late, and then get this fixed. Sweet, I even parked in the shade, bonus!" I didn't worry, I didn't panic, I just dealt. Sure, before today I knew intellectually that I could deal with this sort of thing, but it's really empowering to prove it. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on January 27, 2014, 07:22:41 PM
^^ Yay for Mel! Those would make me happy too!

My "silly" thing is that my daughter let me brush her hair. She is 13 and has a diagnosed anxiety order, as well as exaggerated startle response. So, physical contact has been virtually non-existent the past 5 months. She told me today that she misses hugs, so could I please brush her hair as a way to physically connect? Then, while I was brushing, she actually relaxed and opened up, and talked to me!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Nikko-chan on January 28, 2014, 01:31:39 AM
^^ Yay for Mel! Those would make me happy too!

My "silly" thing is that my daughter let me brush her hair. She is 13 and has a diagnosed anxiety order, as well as exaggerated startle response. So, physical contact has been virtually non-existent the past 5 months. She told me today that she misses hugs, so could I please brush her hair as a way to physically connect? Then, while I was brushing, she actually relaxed and opened up, and talked to me!

turtle that is wonderful!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on January 28, 2014, 12:13:51 PM
 

To top it off, a friend of my bff's gave her several Dooney and Burke purses and friend, knowing how I hate shopping for purses, offered to give me one of the purses her friend gave her. :D :D

I need a friend like that.  Those are some great purses!

Me:  I stood up to a co-worker.  I really do get along with her, but if she wants her way she can bulldoze people.  Or try to.   :)  She emailed me about looking up something.  I looked it up for her and corrected her on one point.  Then another person emailed us both and corrected co-worker on that same point, not knowing I had.  So co-worker comes down to be and says in a very loud voice (not quite shouting) "You could have picked up the phone and called me!"  I reminded her that she was the one who started the conversation via email and I will converse with her any way she wants, but I don't read minds.  She left.

Yay me!  (I hardly ever stand up for myself.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 29, 2014, 07:44:46 AM
I did my taxes, in and spite of cashing in some savings bonds to help pay for my car, I'm still getting a refund!  I wasn't sure because of that, and the fact I decreased the extra tax I was having withheld (with 2 jobs you can only do so much, and end up owing as I did my first year), so I would have been quite happy to not owe anything!  But the amount is about 3/4 of what I need to pay for my cruise next summer, so I'm quite happy about that!

And in a couple weeks, we should be hearing about our bonuses, which will help me pay off some more stuff, buy a new mattress, AND put some extra into my savings.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 29, 2014, 08:19:46 AM
My Dad turns 80 in June.  The rules here are that you have to sit through a seminar and do a written test to keep your driver's license.  He's undiagnosed dyslexic and I was concerned he'd have trouble with the written test.  And since the tentative plan is for him to move in with me when he isn't driving anymore, well, let's just say I'm not quite ready for that.

I saw a news article in the paper this morning.  Starting the end of April, they are phasing out the written test!  Woo hoo!  I called my Dad - made his day, too.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jane7166 on January 29, 2014, 09:54:35 AM
My almost 3 year old has quite a significant speech delay. We have been working with therapists and Dr's for a number of months with little success. Today, unprompted,  he looked at me and said, very clearly,  "look at my castle. I builded it mineself." Cue hoots and hollers, a few tears on my behalf and a slightly bewildered child. I am so proud of him today, he has been working so hard.

Lovely story and it makes me happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jane7166 on January 29, 2014, 10:01:43 AM
I've always been able to swim but 3 years ago, I started taking lap swimming lessons to do it correctly and more efficiently.  Our teacher has encouraged us to compete and we have, at local meets.  Most of us are 50 and above and have never competed much at anything.  Some of us are getting hooked on it. 

Last summer, I got a ribbon for placing eighth at a national event and was very pleased with my 60+ year old self. 

And I noticed recently that flip turns don't take away my oxygen as much as they used to.  I've moved up a lane (we are grouped by ability) and we are all becoming swimming beasts! 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mbbored on January 30, 2014, 08:29:57 PM
I have a friend who subscribes to the same farm delivery system. Today we discovered that she really prefers the fruit and often can't finish the vegetables while I have the exact opposite problem. We decided from today on that I get half her veggies and she takes half my fruit. I'm super excited about not wasting perfectly good fruit and not having to spend money on extra veggies.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bandu on January 30, 2014, 08:58:13 PM
My car's battery died today while I was at lunch, yet I'm happy. I took it back to the place I bought it from, on a tip from the young man who gave me a jump, who thought the battery might still be under warranty. The three-year warranty would've expired in five days, and they tested the battery and declared it legally dead. They gave me a new battery for free! Made my day!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on January 30, 2014, 09:09:07 PM
My car's battery died today while I was at lunch, yet I'm happy. I took it back to the place I bought it from, on a tip from the young man who gave me a jump, who thought the battery might still be under warranty. The three-year warranty would've expired in five days, and they tested the battery and declared it legally dead. They gave me a new battery for free! Made my day!

Oh, nice timing! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on January 30, 2014, 09:30:25 PM
My car's battery died today while I was at lunch, yet I'm happy. I took it back to the place I bought it from, on a tip from the young man who gave me a jump, who thought the battery might still be under warranty. The three-year warranty would've expired in five days, and they tested the battery and declared it legally dead. They gave me a new battery for free! Made my day!

Oh, nice timing! ;D

Nice timing indeed!  I usually have things break five days after the warranty expires!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on January 30, 2014, 09:43:15 PM
The dog decided to snuggle me tonight! He usually sleeps with my daughter, but he refused to follow her to bed, and is comfortably ensconced next to me. It's extra nice since my husband is on a business trip the next two nights.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: English1 on January 31, 2014, 07:04:08 AM
Not a silly thing but something that was so much appreciated.

I had the day from hell at work yesterday. I was extremely stressed and needed to unload big time. OH listened, sympathised, then I decided to have a nice bath to try and relax. while I was in the bath he started getting dinner ready. After a little while, he came into bathroom with a bottle of wine and a glass, and a bunch of flowers. He'd quietly sneaked over to the local shop to get something to cheer me up.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on January 31, 2014, 08:38:29 AM
Not a silly thing but something that was so much appreciated.

I had the day from hell at work yesterday. I was extremely stressed and needed to unload big time. OH listened, sympathised, then I decided to have a nice bath to try and relax. while I was in the bath he started getting dinner ready. After a little while, he came into bathroom with a bottle of wine and a glass, and a bunch of flowers. He'd quietly sneaked over to the local shop to get something to cheer me up.

Awww, English, that's so sweet! Your OH is a keeper. It feels so good to be listened to, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on February 02, 2014, 07:44:11 PM
I won the first quarter of  the work Super Bowl pool!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Layla Miller on February 02, 2014, 07:47:57 PM
The other day I used the digital camera to take a really sweet video of DH dancing with DD, but forgot to put the SD card in.  Usually that's no big deal--I can just use the cord to upload directly from the camera to the computer.  This time, however, it was gone.  There were no images or videos on the camera when I plugged the cord in.  I was so disappointed!  This morning, though, I went to move a few new pictures onto the camera and found the video!  It apparently wasn't gone, just hiding.  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: twiggy on February 05, 2014, 12:22:08 AM
The kiddos were being terrible at the store today. There weren't enough checkers, so we had to use one of those self-scan registers. Baby was climbing out of the shopping cart and the older 2 were running around. I was furious and embarrassed because I don't tolerate that kind of behavior when we're out and about. But I was also totally drained and exhausted. I finally got the 2 older kids to be still by instituting a "statue contest" and ended up handing Baby my wallet to destroy. It's not a good idea, but it kept him still and quiet long enough for me to scan everything. To top it all off, the machine kept messing up. I had the attendant over 5 times.

As I was getting ready to pay, a woman approached us. I thought she was going to tell me off for my kids' bad behavior, but instead she gave them a big smile. She complimented them on their statue poses, and remarked on what good helpers they must be for Mommy to take them all to the store. Then she asked me if it was ok for them to have stickers, and handed me 3 to distribute.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on February 05, 2014, 02:43:04 AM
I was standing in line to buy lunch and there was a guy a few spots ahead of me in a very gothy outfit--head-to-toe black, spike-studded leather jacket, elaborate knee-high black boots, two-tone hair in a gravity-defying style. Way different from my personal style, but a look I find really interesting and beautiful on other people. So I was standing there quietly admiring his outfit out of the corner of my eye when he glanced my way, looked at my bright, cartoony solar system T-shirt (http://shirt.woot.com/offers/how-many-planets) and suddenly flashed me a smile, a thumbs-up, and a "Nice shirt." I was unbelievably tickled by that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: peach2play on February 06, 2014, 09:19:04 AM
My mom called me to ask me my favorite flavor of cake.  You see, my boyfriend called her and asked her if she knew so he could make it for me as a surprise for my birthday.  Now, my mom can't keep a secret like that to save her soul, but I am super happy that my awesome boyfriend (who also makes super yummy cakes) will be "surprising" me with a cake.  I will, of course, act super surprised and thankful.  His cakes are amazing.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on February 06, 2014, 09:35:25 AM
The kiddos were being terrible at the store today. There weren't enough checkers, so we had to use one of those self-scan registers. Baby was climbing out of the shopping cart and the older 2 were running around. I was furious and embarrassed because I don't tolerate that kind of behavior when we're out and about. But I was also totally drained and exhausted. I finally got the 2 older kids to be still by instituting a "statue contest" and ended up handing Baby my wallet to destroy. It's not a good idea, but it kept him still and quiet long enough for me to scan everything. To top it all off, the machine kept messing up. I had the attendant over 5 times.

As I was getting ready to pay, a woman approached us. I thought she was going to tell me off for my kids' bad behavior, but instead she gave them a big smile. She complimented them on their statue poses, and remarked on what good helpers they must be for Mommy to take them all to the store. Then she asked me if it was ok for them to have stickers, and handed me 3 to distribute.

Twiggy, can I just say, I think a 'statue contest' is a brilliant idea?

I'm not even close to being a mom of a kid the right age for it, but I think my nieces would love it. I'm going to save that idea for the next time they want to go outside when it's terrible out. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Vall on February 06, 2014, 10:27:49 AM
Last weekend DH bought a puzzle and we're planning to put it together this weekend.  I am so tickled!  It was my favorite brand and I haven't put together one of their puzzles in almost 25 years.  The box has been sitting on our dining room table for decoration this week.  On our dry erase board is a countdown to Puzzle Weekend.  I just can't wait!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on February 06, 2014, 11:21:32 AM
My sister and I were at JC Penney, and I saw a comforter set I loved.  It was $200, and I really didn't need a new one, so I passed on buying it. But, I couldn't stop thinking about it, so when I got home, I looked it up online, and found it for $104. I showed it to my husband, who didn't like it at all. So, I kept looking (because now that I found something I loved, I hated my depressing beige bedding). I found a set on Amazon that I loved, loved, loved, and my husband liked it too. It was only $80, and it was delivered this week. It makes me so happy to go to bed or wake up and see it!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on February 06, 2014, 11:26:24 AM
My youngest is showing interest in using the potty.  He has yet to actually do anything, he just wants to run to the bathroom, pull his pull-up down and sit on it but hey it's a step in the right direction and that much closer to no more diapers/pullups! :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on February 06, 2014, 12:34:46 PM
The kiddos were being terrible at the store today. There weren't enough checkers, so we had to use one of those self-scan registers. Baby was climbing out of the shopping cart and the older 2 were running around. I was furious and embarrassed because I don't tolerate that kind of behavior when we're out and about. But I was also totally drained and exhausted. I finally got the 2 older kids to be still by instituting a "statue contest" and ended up handing Baby my wallet to destroy. It's not a good idea, but it kept him still and quiet long enough for me to scan everything. To top it all off, the machine kept messing up. I had the attendant over 5 times.

As I was getting ready to pay, a woman approached us. I thought she was going to tell me off for my kids' bad behavior, but instead she gave them a big smile. She complimented them on their statue poses, and remarked on what good helpers they must be for Mommy to take them all to the store. Then she asked me if it was ok for them to have stickers, and handed me 3 to distribute.

Twiggy, can I just say, I think a 'statue contest' is a brilliant idea?

I'm not even close to being a mom of a kid the right age for it, but I think my nieces would love it. I'm going to save that idea for the next time they want to go outside when it's terrible out. :)

When I was a teenager, I babysat a couple of kids regularly, particularly through the Christmas holidays.  They were so excited about Christmas, they were driving me right 'round the bend.  So we had a 'Monk's dinner' - no talking allowed and you had to eat with whichever utensil you pulled out of the bag.  Might be a spaghetti server, might be a slotted spoon, might be a potato masher.  I got 30 minutes peace and their mother told me they talked about that dinner for years.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on February 06, 2014, 01:09:04 PM


When I was a teenager, I babysat a couple of kids regularly, particularly through the Christmas holidays.  They were so excited about Christmas, they were driving me right 'round the bend.  So we had a 'Monk's dinner' - no talking allowed and you had to eat with whichever utensil you pulled out of the bag.  Might be a spaghetti server, might be a slotted spoon, might be a potato masher.  I got 30 minutes peace and their mother told me they talked about that dinner for years.

Such a super clever idea!!   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mbbored on February 07, 2014, 11:29:16 PM


When I was a teenager, I babysat a couple of kids regularly, particularly through the Christmas holidays.  They were so excited about Christmas, they were driving me right 'round the bend.  So we had a 'Monk's dinner' - no talking allowed and you had to eat with whichever utensil you pulled out of the bag.  Might be a spaghetti server, might be a slotted spoon, might be a potato masher.  I got 30 minutes peace and their mother told me they talked about that dinner for years.

Such a super clever idea!!   :)

I did something along those lines when I was a camp counselor. One week I had a group of 12 year old girls who were obsessed with fixing their hair and make-up and trying to flirt with boys, and weren't really enjoying any of the activities or getting to know each other. My co-counselor and I made them an offer: we'd give them make-overs and they could give us one on the last night if they would skip make-up for the week (which was way more practical: high heat and humidity, no air conditioning) and if they agreed to our terms for the final dinner. They focused way more on having fun and on the last afternoon we had a blast doing make-overs before we got to dinner and they found we were going to tie all our hands behind our backs to eat.  They were dismayed for approximately 10 seconds then dove right in for one of my best camp memories ever. Over 10 years later, a lot of those girls are still friends and most of them went on to be counselors themselves.

In a complete change of topic, I super love watching the parade of nations during the Olympic opening ceremonies. It's so great seeing so many people who've worked so hard and so many of them haven't had very many or any advantages in their lives.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on February 10, 2014, 09:02:59 AM

Bunheads is on Xfinity OnDemand!
Not that I ... y'know ... watch ... such girly silliness ... I just thought y'all might want to know  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on February 10, 2014, 09:08:22 AM
Fiber One Lemon Bars. Yummy!  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Vall on February 10, 2014, 10:22:06 AM
Fiber One Lemon Bars. Yummy!  :D
Ahhh, the power of suggestion.  Right after I read this I went into the pantry and got a lemon bar.  Mmmmm, they are so good!  I like the cinnamon ones too.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 10, 2014, 02:36:18 PM
As a non-traditional college student, sometimes I feel like I am playing catch-up.

Last week, using the optical microscope for the first time, I not only was the first to complete the lab, I had my work checked and it was perfect! I got to play with spirogira and pond scum during the remaining lab time!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on February 10, 2014, 02:51:37 PM
It was my birthday yesterday. The Good Ethnic Boy gave me part of my present two days early, because he thought I might want to use it on the weekend (and he was right!). ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: hobish on February 10, 2014, 03:32:46 PM
As a non-traditional college student, sometimes I feel like I am playing catch-up.

Last week, using the optical microscope for the first time, I not only was the first to complete the lab, I had my work checked and it was perfect! I got to play with spirogira and pond scum during the remaining lab time!

Cool! Did you see any water bears?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 10, 2014, 03:40:06 PM
I can't remember the names, but I saw lots of organisms!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on February 10, 2014, 04:34:16 PM
The Sweetie has started playing Scrabble (the actual board game by Hasbro) with me! She's a genius, but an idiosyncratic speller, and has resisted for years. We made a deal where she can use a dictionary before playing a word, to confirm the spelling, but she can't hunt around looking for new words.

I'm a better strategist, so I whomped her the first two games. The next night, she handed me my donkey on a platter with "zoos" on the triple-word score.

We've added in a twist where I made a list of the allowable two-letter words, and we can both consult that. It's just so much fun to have someone to play with!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on February 11, 2014, 05:56:08 PM
As though toddler laughter isn't cute and infectious as it is, it's even funnier when they're laughing so hard they snort.  I had Piratebabe doing that today prior to his nap and if not for the fact I was standing and holding him I might have been rolling on the floor.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on February 14, 2014, 08:26:45 PM
Over the past couple of weeks two of my four sons have started playing around with guitars.  I have one son who has been playing for years, my mom and her whole family of brothers and sisters played, so we were always a guitar family.  My mom taught my two sisters and me to play and every family gathering was music to the rafters.  I have another son who is going to start playing his (we all manage to have guitars around us).   Hopefully my two daughters will get the guitar bug and start playing.  I can't help but feel that my mom is looking down from her place in heaven with with great approval.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on February 15, 2014, 12:09:22 AM
I got a new-to-me car. It's 12 years old, but it's mine! I'm so happy now!  ;D I can fit everyone and anyone I want into MY truck! I already named her Serenity because she gives me peace of mind (don't feel "trapped" at home), and for the ship on Firefly. Got my Firefly manufacturer's decal to put on her, too! Not too silly, but I feel silly being happy about an old SUV.  :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on February 15, 2014, 10:57:07 AM
I was called out of work tonight. Due to being walloped all week with snow, business has been dismal. More snow us coming today, and whie not much us expected, towns are low on salt, and I have no clue how roads are. So while I could use the $$, I'm happier I don't have to go out. And that gives me a full 4 day weekend off from BOTH jobs. And the US beat Russia in hockey today, in a great game that ended in a shootout.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Octavia on February 16, 2014, 12:20:58 PM
I figured out the right way to put on my eye make-up thanks to a Youtube tutorial that explains the different eye shapes. It looks really good  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 16, 2014, 02:26:20 PM
A perfect pear.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on February 16, 2014, 05:48:32 PM
I figured out the right way to put on my eye make-up thanks to a Youtube tutorial that explains the different eye shapes. It looks really good  ;)

Octavia, can I ask which one? That's something I have a lot of trouble with myself.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Octavia on February 16, 2014, 06:06:37 PM
I figured out the right way to put on my eye make-up thanks to a Youtube tutorial that explains the different eye shapes. It looks really good  ;)

Octavia, can I ask which one? That's something I have a lot of trouble with myself.
It's this one by Smashbox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ppo52SchAk . It makes things really simple. Once I figured out my eye shape (round), I looked up their tutorial for round eyes, grabbed my makeup bag and went to town.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on February 17, 2014, 02:38:27 PM
I'm taking tomorrow off from work and Mrs.k2002 and I are going to Disneyland and having lunch at the Carthay Circle restaurant, all in honor of her birthday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on February 17, 2014, 02:59:33 PM
A sunny day in the 60's :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on February 18, 2014, 01:29:12 PM
Buying a new bed. I've been going back and forth with "Mine is 20 years old, and needs to be replaced" and "even though i got a nice bonus, and tax refund, do I really want to spend the money now?" finally got my behind in gear and looked at a couple, and bought one. Still a little leery since mine is a plain old innerspring and this, like all today, has foam, etc. worried it wont' be firm enough.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: workingmum on March 16, 2014, 03:27:13 AM
My brother that i haven't seen in 6 months paid a surprise visit this weekend! He move interstate 6 months ago, but messaged me last night asking if he could crash at my house even though he would be arriving around 3am. I left the back oor open and a bed ready for him - DD and I tried to stay awake, but no chance :-) We had brekky together, he did his stuff and then we all had a late lunch together as well. Was sooooo good to see him!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on March 16, 2014, 10:58:17 AM
Being treated to a glass of Windex.

Yesterday, we had lunch at a Greek place that we always enjoy.  There weren't many customers and the owner was in attendance. He's always very friendly and a bit of a prankster. Since the lunch business was slow and  we were semi-regulars, he offered a novelty drink after our meal.  We agreed to be beta testers. 

Cordial glasses were set out and we received a very tasty blue liquour served from something that looked almost exactly like a spray bottle of a glass cleaner.     
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 02, 2014, 12:02:36 PM
Heehee...was his name Gus? :)

My little happy thing is really more of a proud mama moment.  My Littlest pirate is about 2.5 and I've been working on manners with him, but haven't yet gotten to the "holding doors for people" lesson yet because many doors are either two heavy or the handles are still too high for him to reach.

This being doors in public, not really our home doors.  But one day we were leaving the house together and he opened the front door, stood beside it and waved me through it first, saying "Afoo you!" (after you) then closed it behind us.  I'm guessing he'd seen DH do that enough that he'd caught on. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on April 02, 2014, 04:17:47 PM
I got stuck behind several city work trucks today.  It made me happy, because they were filling potholes! The big nasty one I hit this morning was gone by this afternoon!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mw8242 on April 02, 2014, 07:33:14 PM
The new blowdry bar that opened in town. It's definitely not something I can do every week but I feel so amazing after they blow dry my hair with some curl. If I ever get rich I'm totally getting someone to do my hair daily. It's my best feature but such a pain to blow out every time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on April 03, 2014, 01:13:36 AM
Heehee...was his name Gus? :)

My little happy thing is really more of a proud mama moment.  My Littlest pirate is about 2.5 and I've been working on manners with him, but haven't yet gotten to the "holding doors for people" lesson yet because many doors are either two heavy or the handles are still too high for him to reach.

This being doors in public, not really our home doors.  But one day we were leaving the house together and he opened the front door, stood beside it and waved me through it first, saying "Afoo you!" (after you) then closed it behind us.  I'm guessing he'd seen DH do that enough that he'd caught on. :)

Aaaahhhh! How sweet! I'm impressed that your DH is holding doors often enough for the little guy to copy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: zyrs on April 04, 2014, 02:35:23 AM
A silly thing but I was walking through the house and suddenly went "Laa Laa Lalalalala!" and my wife then sang from another room "We're just blankety blank blank" and then we both sang (in our respective rooms)  "No Good!".

I am very happy I met someone that knows the words to We're Despicible (Plunderer's March) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOJBU95pVmw) Gave me a smile all day.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 04, 2014, 07:32:11 AM
Heehee...was his name Gus? :)

My little happy thing is really more of a proud mama moment.  My Littlest pirate is about 2.5 and I've been working on manners with him, but haven't yet gotten to the "holding doors for people" lesson yet because many doors are either two heavy or the handles are still too high for him to reach.

This being doors in public, not really our home doors.  But one day we were leaving the house together and he opened the front door, stood beside it and waved me through it first, saying "Afoo you!" (after you) then closed it behind us.  I'm guessing he'd seen DH do that enough that he'd caught on. :)

Aaaahhhh! How sweet! I'm impressed that your DH is holding doors often enough for the little guy to copy!

I told DH and he said "At least one of them is doing it!" :)  I do point out now and then to the older two when they've forgotten their manners that they shouldn't let their 2.5 year old brother show them up when it comes to manners. And while in some ways he is very "2", he does seem to remember his manners most of the time. :) 

This morning I was buttering my own bits of soda bread (need to make a fresh loaf today) he came up to me and said "cuse me?" and held out his own piece for buttering then said "Hank oo" when I was done and handed it back.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: 123sandy on April 04, 2014, 07:36:09 AM
We got a new mattress pad. It's much more plush than the price suggested, the bed feels fabulous...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on April 04, 2014, 12:46:29 PM
I got head bonked by one of my kittens last night.  I've had them for a week now.

None of my cats my history of catladyship has ever head bonked me.

I almost cried with happiness.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 04, 2014, 03:06:26 PM
I was able to spend time with my son today. It means a lot to me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on April 04, 2014, 03:13:00 PM
I was able to spend time with my son today. It means a lot to me.

^^This made me happy.  ;D

(I always love spending time with my mom)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 04, 2014, 03:21:54 PM
He's 15, and will be 16 in May. He has only two weekends open between now and when he goes to work summer camp that are with us. I treasure all the time we have.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on April 04, 2014, 03:24:24 PM
I remember being so busy at that age with school or work or friends and being so annoyed my mom would insist on us hanging out together. Then we'd hang out together and I'd have the best time. Now those are some of my happiest memories. Apparently she knew what she was doing.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 04, 2014, 09:21:24 PM
My MIL told me she was so pleased when, after DH graduated from high school, she expected he'd want to go off with his friends but instead he came right to her and gave her such a big hug right in front of his classmates, and it was such an enthusiastic embrace that he nearly lifted her off her feet! :)

One thing that made me happy recently was when my 13 year old son came to me for a hug and said "You give the BEST hugs in the world. I love your hugs!" :):):)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lady_disdain on April 05, 2014, 12:49:44 PM
My living room is coming together.

My new husband and I just moved to an apartment that is larger than the sum of our separate apartments. Furniture is sparse but cardboard boxes are everywhere. Thanks to a focused effort, we managed to clear out the living room (ok, don't look at the dining room side of the same room), place the pieces of furniture we have in the places we want them and set up the piano. Yes, there are empty spots, such as the lack of a sofa, but it is actually looking like a living room, not a warehouse. The bedroom is also clear of boxes, which is something I insisted on from day one. The place is starting to look liveable!

Now, we need to furnish his office and set up my studio. Then get the shelves up in the spare room (aka, the library) and we are set!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: twiggy on April 05, 2014, 02:06:04 PM
3yo DD is officially in love with fabrics! Yesterday we went to the fabric store and she had this look of pure awe as she slowly walked toward a shelf. She grabbed a pretty purple batik and held it out to me saying "Mommy, this is gor-geous" in a reverent whisper. It was adorable! And today she's helping me make her gorgeous dress :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on April 06, 2014, 10:31:12 PM
I found a place to play Commander Keen: Marooned on Mars as an online flash game!  ;D I loved playing Commander Keen growing up.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Fliss on April 07, 2014, 01:50:49 AM

I went to a convention and met an actor I've admired for the past 20 years.

It means nothing to anyone else, and everything to me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 07, 2014, 08:42:00 AM
I've recently taken to making Irish soda bread for events at church where food is expected and have gotten many, many compliments about it.

Not only that but the youth minister has asked me to teach the teenagers how to make it. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on April 07, 2014, 01:21:21 PM
I posted a picture if me from HS on FB for throw back Thursday and a cute guy I went to school with liked it. Hehe
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on April 07, 2014, 01:27:16 PM
I also managed to successfully negotiate my FIOS contract renewal with Verizon. My two year deal at the "intro" price is up and they proposed a $30+ a month increase. As I pointed out to them, they would be getting that much more a month from me, but I'm getting nothing in return. Several times. I was polite but firm, and managed to get another 2 years locked in, for a slight increase only. Pretty proud of myself since I am not good at this type of thing at all.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on April 07, 2014, 01:46:14 PM
I had a friend and her two boys come up to my Dad's place to see the sugarbush yesterday.  We cooked hot dogs over the fire and sugared off (maple taffy on snow).  The kids had a blast collecting the sap, and fortunately, my friend brought extra clothes because the kids were soaked right through their snowpants.

I went to sleep with the smell of campfire in my hair last night.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: peach2play on April 14, 2014, 10:51:46 AM
We took my b/f's 21 yr old brother out for a motorcycle ride on Saturday and I didn't feel like putting makeup on.  I asked my b/f if he was ok being seen with me with out makeup on.  He said, "You look phenomenal with your eyes done, but you don't need it."

This morning he came up to me and grabbed me and gave me lots of hugs and deep kisses.  He then said, "I just wanted to make sure you feel wanted."  He is incredible and I am so blessed.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 14, 2014, 11:09:21 AM
My son loves his job and has such a sense of personal responsibility. At age 15, it makes me feel like I have done my job as a mom to get him to that point.

The fact that my family can be in the same room, doing our own things and just have music on and occasional conversation. Growing up, if we were home and awake the television was on. It's nice not to have that all the time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on April 14, 2014, 12:59:07 PM
Seems very silly, but a distant cousin (2nd cousin twice removed, something like that) tagged me this morning as an "Auntie" in her picture on facebook with the baby she just had.  Made my day!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on April 14, 2014, 03:31:05 PM
I have an employee who works for me who is in a different country and our normal working hours only overlap by about 3 hours a day. Additionally, it is unusual to have someone at his level report directly to someone of at my level in the organization. I've wanted to build an open and accessible relationship with him that I enjoy with my other direct reports but I always noticed he was a little more formal in our interactions but I was seeing a little loosening up during the last 3 months.

This morning he sent me an instant message asking me to ignore an email he had sent on Friday. I responded back with a "I always ignore your emails" and a smiley face. He responded with a emoticon of one sticking it's tongue out. It made my day. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Coralreef on April 14, 2014, 03:48:19 PM
Shoots from the tulips I planted last autumn are starting to peek out. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 14, 2014, 05:40:52 PM
I managed to get home without DH and DS seeing or hearing me until I was coming up the inside stairs. Let's just say they were very surprised.

Of course, the side effect from getting out of class early is that I get to make dinner.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on April 14, 2014, 05:42:10 PM
I have crocus blooming, right next the what's left of the snowbank.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on April 16, 2014, 12:49:31 PM
Shoots from the tulips I planted last autumn are starting to peek out.

I wish mine would!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Vall on April 16, 2014, 01:04:41 PM
We had an especially cold winter and have lost a lot of plants in our yard.  My DH and I were looking around the garden beds to see what made it through the winter.  There are some special plants that we've been anxious about whether they made it or not.

We saw shoots coming up!  Yeah!  That made me happy but what really made my day was my husband's response.  Imagine an large man in his mid-50's saying, "That's it!  I'm doing the Chandler dance" and he danced around like Chandler would in the sitcom Friends.  It looked so silly yet it warmed my heart.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on April 16, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
Waves of golden daffodils.  Maybe not tens of thousands on the shore of a lake, like in Whitman's poem, but there has to be a couple of hundred out in my back yard.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 16, 2014, 02:02:14 PM
Waves of golden daffodils.  Maybe not tens of thousands on the shore of a lake, like in Whitman's poem, but there has to be a couple of hundred out in my back yard.

Same here. I love daffodils! :)

And this happened a couple weeks ago, but buying a train ticket to visit my best friend later this year.  :) It's been a while since we've had a visit with each other that meant just the gals hanging out.  :) Last few years it's been her coming to see us and while I'm not complaining about that, sometimes it's just nice to get some time away from the kids.  And she appreciates not being expected to be the one traveling.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 16, 2014, 02:19:53 PM
Please may we have pictures of daffodils?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 16, 2014, 03:10:09 PM
Here's a few I've taken recently:

(https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/l/t1.0-9/10255014_10202271136314439_2974906007206633137_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1795643_10202220147319746_2009108774_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 16, 2014, 03:15:33 PM
Lovely!

We had a sun dog today and several of my colleagues were freaking out over it. I was the only one who had seen one or knew what they were.

The one from today:
(https://scontent-b-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10256563_10202742588198822_8502981119090355900_n.jpg)

The one from Halloween 2013:
(https://scontent-a-mia.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1384146_10201623844470928_787260302_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 19, 2014, 06:38:59 PM
Getting a LOT of compliments on a family photo we had taken! :)  It is a very good picture of the 5 of us, the photographer did a wonderful job! :)

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on April 19, 2014, 07:13:47 PM
Getting a LOT of compliments on a family photo we had taken! :)  It is a very good picture of the 5 of us, the photographer did a wonderful job! :)

Please let him or her know.  There is no music more beautiful to a photographer's ears than to hear that you've gotten a lot of compliments on a picture they've taken. 

It's second only to the beauty of the music it is to your own ears because no matter who took the picture, it's YOUR family.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: knitwicca on April 20, 2014, 10:15:02 AM
When I left my ex, I took the guestroom bed and left him the expensive comfy bed.
The bed I took was extra firm for our friends with back problems.
I spent nearly 5 years sleeping on my sofa more often than in bed.

Last weekend I finally splurged on the bed I really wanted.
The sales lady told me the delivery would be in 2 weeks. The bed arrived 3 days later.
I love my new bed!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on April 20, 2014, 10:17:51 AM
I took down my old creaky towel bar and put up a new one. I'm not entirely sure why that made me so happy, but it did. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on April 20, 2014, 12:27:27 PM
I currently have my ipod plugged into my car stereo. The ipod is set to run through the song titles alphabetically.
This give rise to some interesting combinations. It's common for me to get a play list something like this as I drive:

Stan Rogers (folk)
Northern Pikes (rock-pop)
Genesis (rock)
Rich Mullins (Christian)
Great Big Sea (folk)
Barenaked Ladies (rock-pop)
Tanglefoot (Canadian folk)

Yesterday, Mr. Dragon and I were on a road trip and the ipod was playing.

There was an odd period where three songs from Stan Rogers played, then a Tanglefoot, then a couple more Stan Rogers.

It gave rise to an amusing thought and I turned toward Mr. Dragon to say it, just as he said the thought for me "Isn't it funny how so many of Stan Roger's songs start with the letter F?"

We laughed, because it was exactly what I had just been about to say!  ;D

Then a few minutes later, we drove by an artisan cheese store that I've always wanted to visit, but never got around to seeing.
We are moving this year and I was thinking I really wanted to make sure I visited before we went.
Mr. Dragon suddenly said "I want to make sure to visit [Artisan Cheese Store] before we move."  :)

We laughed even more. It made me smile to realize that even after 25 years and a looming empty nest, we are still so much in sync!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: finecabernet on April 20, 2014, 01:03:04 PM
It has been such a cold winter that a warm day when I can wear sandals or ballet flats is a wonderful thing!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on April 20, 2014, 04:43:23 PM
When we left for a cruise on the 10th, it was cold, really really cold. 

When we returned home on the 19th, everything had just gone POP. Trees were in bloom, the forsythia bushes were ripely golden and jonquils, daffodils or grape hyacinths were all over the place. 

It's spring.  It's beautiful.  Who wouldn't be happy on a day like this?   
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 20, 2014, 06:33:41 PM
A great Easter service with friends and family.

I had the idea to make mini cheesecakes with gluten free crust. I came up with the crust along the same ratio I use for a graham cracker crust. I used floral print foil liners, baked the crust in them, and it looked very strange, so I left it in the oven with it off. I mixed up the cheesecake filling, poured it in, baked them and chopped strawberries for the topping. The crust is very similar to a toile cookie in flavor.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on April 22, 2014, 11:11:31 AM
Getting tickets for our first baseball game of the season. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: twiggy on April 22, 2014, 04:54:58 PM
I caught Baby sitting on the toilet today! I haven't even thought of starting potty training yet (he's 21 months) but I guess he's barged in on other family members often enough to get the general idea. :) I can't wait to be done with diapers!!!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lady Snowdon on April 22, 2014, 08:28:27 PM
When my DH randomly stops on his way out the door to do something, looks at me and says, "You're cute, you know that?".  :)  I told him he was deluded, but thank you for the compliment.  Then he comes over, and softly tells me, "I love you so much".  :-*  Totally out of the blue.  It made me all warm and gooey and happy inside!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on April 22, 2014, 08:33:49 PM
Getting my first pedi of the season and finding a new nail place! My old one just closed out of the blue, and a new one opened very close to home. It was quiet, clean, and I got the best pedi I've had in a while. My CW will be happy too since she went to the old place as well and we wondered about this one. I can now tell her I liked it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on April 23, 2014, 05:15:02 PM
I found a jar of Biscoff spread in the pantry today that I had bought for my DD to take back to school and she forgot it. Yeah! I was dying for something sweet and salty. Biscoff and Saltines, a perfect afternoon snack.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 23, 2014, 06:13:43 PM
Days when I see the scale's gone up a pound or two, or I could swear there's a bit more around the waist but DH grabs me and gives me a big kiss and calls me sexy. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: violinp on April 26, 2014, 11:37:22 PM
Seeing my co - workers and other people all dressed up before they went off to prom (practically all the high schools are having their prom tonight).

Having my District Manager compliment me on all my hard work.

The sunshine today, especially after the hard rain yesterday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on April 27, 2014, 03:52:54 AM
My SO rememebering to put gas back in my truck after he runs around all morning in it. He's forgotten the past 2 Saturdays, but remembered yesterday. Yep. Happy.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ammyd on April 27, 2014, 01:23:52 PM
Preordering the new Dragon Age and finding out that since I picked the ultimate edition I get a unicorn to ride. I don't think it's a pretty one but I don't care. My character will ride a unicorn.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: nayberry on April 27, 2014, 02:28:02 PM
finding a whole bunch of silly animal shaming/my toddler is crying because... pics on pinterest  (http://www.reasonsmysoniscrying.com/)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 27, 2014, 03:14:12 PM
Planting my first raised bed garden! :) It has oregano, two varieties of tomatoes (beefsteak and patio), lavender, parsley, garlic, rhubarb, and chives. :) I think there's something I'm missing...but anyway, my husband made the bed for me yesterday.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on April 27, 2014, 05:02:46 PM
I got me seeds started indoors yesterday - no where near ready to plant outside yet, except maybe for turnips and beets, once I get the garden turned.  Maybe next weekend.

So I started 3 kinds of basil (Genovese, red, Thai), parsley, lavender, savoury, 2 kinds of zucchini, butternut squash, pie pumpkins and yellow stuffer tomatoes.  These guys are cool - almost like they are a cross with a pepper.  Shaped like a pepper with all the seeds in a cluster in the middle but the seeds have a 'slime' layer like tomatoes and the flesh is definitely tomato flesh.  They are great for stuffed tomatoes, since they're already hollow, great dry flesh for sauce and bruschetta, too.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on April 30, 2014, 12:09:11 PM
My sister sent me this:

http://i.imgur.com/L3uCOf2.jpg

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on April 30, 2014, 12:41:49 PM
I can see the color of my tulips; won't be long now until they are fully open. I love spring!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on May 02, 2014, 08:45:37 PM
My sister sent me this:

http://i.imgur.com/L3uCOf2.jpg

Oh, that is just adorable.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on May 02, 2014, 08:47:27 PM
I got my electricity bill on Thursday. Yes, I know, not normally something to get excited or happy about, but I am.

Why, you ask?  Well, a year ago I put in a solar system.  Because I have dogs I was on a self-read scheme, where the power authority only had to read the meter once a year.  Going part solar with feed-in tariffs meant no more self-read.  Despite my best efforts of keeping the dogs in the house on reading days, the dingdangity meter readers always managed to dodge reading the meters because they'd come a day early, or 'didn't know the dogs were locked up' or some other excuse.  So I'd get an 'estimate' bill, based on the quarter when I'd installed the solar system.

Last estimate bill, I rang up the power authority and complained.  They wanted me to leave the dogs visibly tied up in the yard with the gate open.  No way, they're small dogs, we have several large aggressive dogs that roam the neighbourhood, and no way am I leaving my dogs tied up and vulnerable in the yard.  I had to get fairly forceful with them, but eventually spoke to an eminently sensible gentleman who realised what I said was true, and we agreed that the dogs would be in the house, and the gate open, for the 3-day reading window.  And that he would let the meter reader know that if the gate was open, the dogs were contained, whether he could see them or not.

Finally, the meter readers came and read the meter.  And Thursday the bill arrived.  I'm actually in credit (over $300!) so nothing to pay, and I should be right for the next quarter as well!!!

It's autumn here, and time to plant bulbs.  A few weeks ago I set up my old potbelly stove on the deck as a planter, and put in freesias, crocus and tulips.  The freesias are already sprouting.  I'm hoping everything else comes up in spring!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on May 02, 2014, 10:48:27 PM
A harmlessly friendly wierdo.  ;D

I was walking home from running an errand. It's a nice evening for walking, and I had just gotten some good news, so I was in a good mood and had a smile on my face. As I approached an intersection, the man already standing there waiting for the light turned, saw me approaching, gave me a big, friendly smile (which I returned), and said "Are you a Virgo?"
Me: *amused but a bit wary* "Pardon?"
Him: "Are you a Scorpio?"
Me: "...um...yeah?"
Him: "So you like oceans. And privacy."
Me: *chuckling, thinking "Well, he's not wrong"  ;)*
Him: "And you don't like people knowing your business."
Me: *laughing* "No, not really."
Him: "I study astrology. That's how I know the signs."
Me: *speeding up to my normal pace to avoid getting sucked into a longer conversation.* "Have a nice evening!"
Him: "I'm Aaron! Have a nice evening!"

I have to give the guy kudos--that whole interaction could easily have gone badly and come across as creepy, but it didn't. Instead, he responded to my cues of how much I was willing to engage, and I walked away smiling with my day made a little bit brighter by some harmless wierdness.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on May 03, 2014, 08:42:28 PM
My cousin and I have a cousin day almost every month. We missed last month because of schedules. We spent today together and I had such a good time. Shopping, more shopping, lunch and grocery shopping! Followed by a cup of tea at my house before I finally let her leave! ;) She is closer to me than my sisters!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 04, 2014, 02:22:45 PM
Meeting friends for shopping, shopping and a food truck dinner to celebrate DH's birthday. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: peach2play on May 05, 2014, 12:14:00 PM
My boyfriend ordered Minion balloons (Jerry and Dave) on Amazon as a welcome home to our new house surprise!  He snuck them in and they were waiting for me when I came in the door for the first time as the new owner!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on May 05, 2014, 12:18:29 PM
Aw cool! I love the minions! :)

Yesterday DH and I were watching Seaquest:DSV and I asked when that show aired and he was saying 1993.  I found myself thinking "Man...that was 21  years ago. That makes me feel old." He said "Stop it. You're too pretty to be old".  I was jokingly asking how he'd feel when I'm 70 years old and wrinkled and he said "Still beautiful."

I found a good'un. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: kymom3 on May 05, 2014, 12:41:14 PM
I found out last week that I got randomly picked to get 2 tickets to the Antique Roadshow taping this summer in Charleston, WV!!  I'm so excited, now I have to figure out what I'm going to take there.  I can bring another person, so I'm going to take my good friend and we can drive up the night before and stay in Charleston! This is the closest location to me that they are filming this summer.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on May 05, 2014, 01:31:13 PM
We took my b/f's 21 yr old brother out for a motorcycle ride on Saturday and I didn't feel like putting makeup on.  I asked my b/f if he was ok being seen with me with out makeup on.  He said, "You look phenomenal with your eyes done, but you don't need it."

This morning he came up to me and grabbed me and gave me lots of hugs and deep kisses.  He then said, "I just wanted to make sure you feel wanted."  He is incredible and I am so blessed.


Oooh, this is slick! (in a good way, though)  What a beautiful way to say that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on May 05, 2014, 01:57:43 PM
The weather.  It is beautiful weather here now, and we can leave windows open all the time. 
Fresh air makes me happy.  But, sun and wind don't. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on May 05, 2014, 05:45:45 PM
...  I was jokingly asking how he'd feel when I'm 70 years old and wrinkled and he said "Still beautiful."

I found a good'un. :)

Well, being that both my husband and I are already in our 70's, we've had kind of that same conversation.  We've decided that it is a blessing that our eyesight has probably deteriorated just enough ... not too much that we can't still pass the vision test to get our driver's licenses renewed, but just enough to soften the wrinkles enough to allow us to still think each other is cute!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 05, 2014, 05:51:55 PM
My study group for a very hard class on the last day of finals. We are all tired, half brain dead, and trying to go through a list of terms and things that would be on the exam.

Occasionally one of the other students would just wail how bad she was going to do and I told her no, she studied and she would do fine. Finally, I started having T-Rex arms every time she got overwhelmed and now that is an anthropology senior class meme. There was one moment during the exam where I was struggling, thought T-Rex arms and went on.

It is now a regular thing.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on May 05, 2014, 06:06:22 PM
...  I was jokingly asking how he'd feel when I'm 70 years old and wrinkled and he said "Still beautiful."

I found a good'un. :)

Well, being that both my husband and I are already in our 70's, we've had kind of that same conversation.  We've decided that it is a blessing that our eyesight has probably deteriorated just enough ... not too much that we can't still pass the vision test to get our driver's licenses renewed, but just enough to soften the wrinkles enough to allow us to still think each other is cute!   ;D

There was a elderly gentleman who went to my mom's church who used to tell both of us that we got more beautiful every time he saw us. Said elderly gentleman's eyesight was also gradually deteriorating.  :P My mom used to tease that he only thought we were more beautiful because he was getting blinder!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: peach2play on May 06, 2014, 09:25:45 AM
We took my b/f's 21 yr old brother out for a motorcycle ride on Saturday and I didn't feel like putting makeup on.  I asked my b/f if he was ok being seen with me with out makeup on.  He said, "You look phenomenal with your eyes done, but you don't need it."

This morning he came up to me and grabbed me and gave me lots of hugs and deep kisses.  He then said, "I just wanted to make sure you feel wanted."  He is incredible and I am so blessed.


Oooh, this is slick! (in a good way, though)  What a beautiful way to say that.

Yep, he is an amazing man.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on May 06, 2014, 01:15:51 PM
I just got back from the framers with five pictures we bought on our last trip to New Orleans. We had wandered into this artist's gallery on a previous trip and bought three pictures that time around.

I've linked to the pictures. They are all photographs of painted bodies and backgrounds -- no Photoshop. Warning: Although painted, there is a lot of obvious nudity and this style is not to everyone's taste.

I could only find four of them from our current set:
Engage (http://www.craigtracy.com/gallery/engage.html)
Darkness (http://www.craigtracy.com/gallery/darkness.html)
Chosen One (http://www.craigtracy.com/gallery/chosenone.html)
Rose (http://www.craigtracy.com/gallery/rose.html)

This is the only one from our previous set that were up on the web site: Winter (http://www.craigtracy.com/gallery/winter.html)

One of the things that we like is that his models are ordinary people -- not professional models and many don't fit conventional standards of beauty. Finally, a video about how he works. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBJ0vuiXKHM)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 07, 2014, 08:09:40 AM
I love Engage.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on May 07, 2014, 08:23:03 AM
I love Engage.

Me, too. So much that we splurged on a limited edition (1 of 5) print.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on May 07, 2014, 09:49:45 AM
Bought a gorgeous dress for my cruise in August. Not to toot my own horn, but its stunning. and the way the top is structured, it enhances the top, if you get my drift.  I also ordered it in a smaller size, as the cruise isn't for several months, and I plan to lose some more weight.

this one in pink. its just so flattering,a dn will be perfect for one of hte formal nights.
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/sangria-sleeveless-keyhole-gown?ID=913558&CategoryID=5449#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D14%26kws%3Dsangria%26slotId%3D4
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 07, 2014, 01:11:26 PM
I love that. I am looking for a similar dress in ivory to be worn for occasions and as a Greek goddess at costume parties.

I'm very sad that my school schedule prohibits me from cruising this year.   :(
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on May 08, 2014, 03:34:56 PM
I was walking to an appointment, and someone behind me said, "Hey, I love your shoes!" When I looked around to see if she meant me, she said, "Of course I'm talking to you. Those shoes are fabulous!" I was especially pleased because I have historically been terrible about choosing fashionable footwear.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on May 08, 2014, 07:04:36 PM
I finally got the dratted computer I built to boot up and quit giving me fits!

...I'm still not sure why it utterly refused to boot up without a keyboard plugged in, but hey, it works now!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on May 08, 2014, 08:36:22 PM
I finally got the dratted computer I built to boot up and quit giving me fits!

...I'm still not sure why it utterly refused to boot up without a keyboard plugged in, but hey, it works now!

Congratulations!  Maybe you can build one for all of us and give Apple and Microsoft a run for their money!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 08, 2014, 09:12:27 PM
We'll build them together!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on May 08, 2014, 10:49:10 PM
I'd be glad to! Building is actually fun! :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: whiterose on May 09, 2014, 07:01:37 AM
I got four new mice in one day.

One of them was both blue and satin.

I got 3 of them in one store where I had never gotten pet mice before. Two were the exact kind I was looking for. And I was not going to leave the third one behind all alone by herself.

So four new petite princesses in one day!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Nikko-chan on May 09, 2014, 07:07:39 AM
I got four new mice in one day.

One of them was both blue and satin.

I got 3 of them in one store where I had never gotten pet mice before. Two were the exact kind I was looking for. And I was not going to leave the third one behind all alone by herself.

So four new petite princesses in one day!

Do these princesses have names?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: whiterose on May 09, 2014, 09:38:16 AM
I got four new mice in one day.

One of them was both blue and satin.

I got 3 of them in one store where I had never gotten pet mice before. Two were the exact kind I was looking for. And I was not going to leave the third one behind all alone by herself.

So four new petite princesses in one day!

Do these princesses have names?

White matte- Elsa
Blue white-banded satin- Willow
Fawn and white satin- Sakura
Black, brown, and white satin- Indira
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moonie on May 09, 2014, 10:00:19 AM
Mailboxes!!!  I live in a mobile home community in a very small town. We have never had home mail delivery, but everyone had post office boxes. Something happened at the post office (building stability problems), and they shut it down. Now we have community mailboxes in our neighborhood instead of having to go to the post office to collect the mail. Bonus plus....now my grandsons are more apt to collect the mail for me as they only have to walk a block or two.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on May 09, 2014, 11:09:08 AM
Mailboxes!!!  I live in a mobile home community in a very small town. We have never had home mail delivery, but everyone had post office boxes. Something happened at the post office (building stability problems), and they shut it down. Now we have community mailboxes in our neighborhood instead of having to go to the post office to collect the mail. Bonus plus....now my grandsons are more apt to collect the mail for me as they only have to walk a block or two.

That is a little funny, because something that makes me happy is the thought of through-the-door-delivery in our new house. 
I have always had a mailbox, so those are old hat.  But, when I traveled for work I desperately wished I could have had through-the-hole-in-the-door delivery since I was away just enough to completely and totally fill my mailbox.  We are moving to a small town that still does this, if you want it.  I don't travel now, but getting long desired feature makes me happy. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on May 09, 2014, 03:04:26 PM
Mailboxes!!!  I live in a mobile home community in a very small town. We have never had home mail delivery, but everyone had post office boxes. Something happened at the post office (building stability problems), and they shut it down. Now we have community mailboxes in our neighborhood instead of having to go to the post office to collect the mail. Bonus plus....now my grandsons are more apt to collect the mail for me as they only have to walk a block or two.

That is a little funny, because something that makes me happy is the thought of through-the-door-delivery in our new house. 
I have always had a mailbox, so those are old hat.  But, when I traveled for work I desperately wished I could have had through-the-hole-in-the-door delivery since I was away just enough to completely and totally fill my mailbox.  We are moving to a small town that still does this, if you want it.  I don't travel now, but getting long desired feature makes me happy.

Haha! Reading this reminded me of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Av2u8OO8Dpw

which cracks me up!  Granted it's helpful that the mailman thought it was funny. It could cause problems for the homeowner.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on May 19, 2014, 11:19:01 AM
Read about this on another message board*:

- Dude is getting bored in his current relationship and wants an "open relationship" because "physically [his] desires were completely elsewhere." (his words)

- Girlfriend reluctantly agrees

- Dude signs up to some kind of online casual hookup site

- Girlfriend signs up on same site

- Dude can't a date to save his life

- Girlfriend has dates lined up out the door

- Cue Dude whining about how other guys could not possibly want to date HIS girlfriend because she's just not that attractive, meanwhile he's such a super-stud so why aren't the ladies jumping his bones and it's all so unffaaaaiiiiirrrr and HOW DARE Girlfriend not sit there and wait by the phone until he decides she's worthy enough for a booty call and blah blah blah blah......


Careful what you wish for, sweety, because you just might get it.  >:D





* Some are calling this a hoax. Is it wrong that I really hope it isn't?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 19, 2014, 11:28:18 AM
No, not wrong at all.

I needed a letter from my bank with the account information in order to set up direct deposit. I really did not want to have to call or go in and was able to find all the instructions to make the form on the online banking page. It was so easy! You can choose which account, then what type of direct deposit, when it should begin, and it updates with your name and banking information. You print it out, attach it and send it to the payer. I love it when technology works for us.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mrs_deb on May 19, 2014, 01:38:20 PM
I picked up a 12-pack of beer and a huge bottle of wine - along with other stuff :-) - for a little get-together at my house yesterday.  The young (male, maybe 20's) cashier said completely straight-faced, "I'm sorry, Miss - we don't sell alcohol to teenagers."

I'm 53.  Yes, I know he wasn't serious.  It still made me laugh and I smiled all the way out to my car at how funny it was. 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on May 20, 2014, 03:26:59 PM
...Careful what you wish for, sweety, because you just might get it.  >:D

* Some are calling this a hoax. Is it wrong that I really hope it isn't?

Why would that be a hoax?  There must be a huge disparity in the number of men vs. the number of women on those sites.  Or maybe they think a man wouldn't be that stupid?  Where is that rolling on the floor laughing smily?

An Ex-bf of mine is now known as Mistake.  He had always implied that he was superior to me.  Not in a "I am a man" way, but in "I am such a better person" way.  He had been smart enough to back-pedal when confronted, but then one day he didn't and I dumped him.  We had to talk on the phone several times after that about getting his stuff out of my house.  I mentioned that I was dating several guys (one of them DH) and that he would probably die never dating another person.  He agreed it was quite possible.  He didn't have an answer when I pointed that it proved he should have been the one grateful. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HGolightly on May 20, 2014, 10:10:56 PM
I have a 4 month old who belly laughs any time I take his clothes off. It is delightful and hilarious that this is the funniest thing in the world to a baby. Plus naked babies are awesome (esp as he is a chubby one).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on May 20, 2014, 10:35:48 PM
After watching the latest trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy featuring the songs "Spirit in the Sky" and "Hooked on a Feeling," I registered with Pandora and have been listening to music from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. This is the music I grew up listening to in my mom's car, and I'd forgotten how much I love it.  ;D It's kind of my "comfort music," and I'm starting to realize that I don't have nearly enough of it in my mp3 collection!

Part of the problem was that I never paid much attention to the artists when I was listening on the radio as a kid, so I had no idea whose music I liked from that era. Now I'm starting to see some patterns--for instance, I apparently really like Creedance Clearwater Revival, even though I only associated that name with a couple of songs.

Thanks, Star-Lord!  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on May 21, 2014, 10:38:04 AM
I have some music like that.  I call it trailer music.  We had a trailer on a resort where we went to for weekends and vacations in the summer.  Dad had a reel-to-reel with their favorite music and it played all the time.  That was the happiest part of my childhood, so it is very comforting.  Lots of Dylan, Elvis, Neil Diamond, etc. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Twik on May 21, 2014, 10:54:14 AM
Read about this on another message board*:

- Dude is getting bored in his current relationship and wants an "open relationship" because "physically [his] desires were completely elsewhere." (his words)

- Girlfriend reluctantly agrees

- Dude signs up to some kind of online casual hookup site

- Girlfriend signs up on same site

- Dude can't a date to save his life

- Girlfriend has dates lined up out the door

- Cue Dude whining about how other guys could not possibly want to date HIS girlfriend because she's just not that attractive, meanwhile he's such a super-stud so why aren't the ladies jumping his bones and it's all so unffaaaaiiiiirrrr and HOW DARE Girlfriend not sit there and wait by the phone until he decides she's worthy enough for a booty call and blah blah blah blah......

Careful what you wish for, sweety, because you just might get it.  >:D

* Some are calling this a hoax. Is it wrong that I really hope it isn't?

Oh, I read that. I think what really sent me rolling on the floor was how he felt she should be asking him about his dates, and commiserating with him about his lack of success. I mean, shouldn't his girlfriend be supportive of him when he's not happy?  :'(

It may well be a hoax, but if it is, it was well played.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 21, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
Lunch with friends.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on May 22, 2014, 02:42:45 AM
Not silly, but definitely happy and kind of poignant... I just listened to Procol Harum on you tube singing their original Whiter Shade of Pale and then listened to them do it again at their older age...that's the poignant part..., so young!  Where does time go...I also listening to Joe Cocker do it.  Both were fabulous.  They made me very happy. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on May 22, 2014, 03:52:19 PM
Getting a free lunch and tour of the Oceania Marina today.  Yes, we had to sit through an hour-long 'presentation'.  Yes, we were strongly urged to book a future cruise today but it wasn't at all bad. 

Wine, rum punch and other drinks were provided for the presentation.  The first half-hour of this consisted of dance music and Broadway standards played by the ship's orchestra.  The second half-hour consisted of short film clips touting the value of the line. We expected this and the clips were well done. 

The ship went all out for lunch.  The menu included caviar, lobster bisque with lots of lobster, veal Wellington and floating island as well as as much wine as you wanted. 

Our lunch companions were lovely people and we had a wonderful time.

We also received a very nice tote bag filled with brochures. That was perhaps the best part because I was considering buying a new tote bag.   

     
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on May 22, 2014, 07:17:15 PM
The plumber comes tomorrow to start fixing my bathroom. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on May 22, 2014, 08:17:46 PM
my hot water system got fixed now the pump doesn't keep blowing the fuse on half the house all the time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on May 22, 2014, 11:09:57 PM
Not "silly", but DH got his job offer (he is working already, but they had to re-offer jobs due to a reorganization), and thus we made an offer on the condo and it was accepted :).

"Silly"?- My son was in his 8th grade band concert tonight.  I think it was absolutely the first time I'd ever seen him in  a dress shirt and necktie.  How did my preemie baby shoot up to 5'9?

ETA-no idea when this happened, but I was promoted to "Super Hero"  ;D.  I try.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on May 23, 2014, 03:09:08 AM
the look of sheer delight on my 6 month old's face when he managed to get his first rusk into his mouth.

Watching my 3 year old bounce his younger bother on the jolly jumper.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 23, 2014, 08:58:40 AM
I was also promoted to super hero. May be passing 5000 posts that did it.

My DS will be 16 on Monday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AuntieA on May 27, 2014, 11:40:14 PM
I just downloaded the Kindle app to my smartphone - now every book in my e-library is available on the phone!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 28, 2014, 08:36:56 AM
Yes, watch your storage space as it may exceed the level that your phone can handle. I just had to clear a bunch of stuff.

We spent a whole day together as a family Saturday and it was one of those perfect or nearly perfect days. At the movie theater, there was a table with all sorts of comic and sci fi memorabilia. All proceeds went to charity. I bought Storm Trooper cuff links for DH (early Fathers day gift), DS bought himself Green Lantern cuff links and I got a Boba Fett sticker for my truck.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on May 28, 2014, 09:48:09 AM
College age DD is home for the summer and plans to work which will be her first "real job". She decided she wanted to work for a caterer and interviewed last week, was notified of being selected on Friday and went in yesterday to fill out the HR paperwork and then she has two days of OTJ training today and tomorrow. They are putting her on her first job on Friday.

At dinner last night, HS DS asked her "how much are they paying you per hour?". DD sort of squirmed and said "I don't know. I didn't ask as it's rude to talk about money." Stunned silence around the dinner table until DS looked at me and said "This is your fault."  DH and I had to explain that discussing money with potential employers is expected, especially when being offered a job.

**I am suprised that neither the hiring manager or the HR staff told her the salary. But this is a very reputable company so I'm not concerned they are doing anything underhanded.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 28, 2014, 09:52:27 AM
I see how a young person can be hesitant to ask about salary, but I hope she finds out soon!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on May 30, 2014, 01:31:57 PM
My team is in the Stanley Cup Finals! First time in 20 years! Now just waiting to see who they play; LA or Chicago. Either way, going to be a tough series!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on May 30, 2014, 02:41:35 PM
My team is in the Stanley Cup Finals! First time in 20 years! Now just waiting to see who they play; LA or Chicago. Either way, going to be a tough series!

Please let it be Chicago.  Please let it be Chicago ...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 30, 2014, 03:07:03 PM
I surprised my son last night. We had been watching The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, and at the end, there is a black screen after the last scene and before the credits.

I started singing the song that plays 10 seconds before it began. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf8Fwiy0Bkc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uf8Fwiy0Bkc)  DS turned to me and said, Mom that's weird. 8)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on June 01, 2014, 10:18:37 AM
The local bodega where I buy my milk was giving out nice, canvas tote bags yesterday. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Carotte on June 01, 2014, 11:31:45 AM
My SO found a baby pet rat cute when we were at the pet store (for me to oogle the baby pet rats), the day it's actually possible (place wise) to have pet rats he might not be too hard to convince ^^.


Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 01, 2014, 02:54:36 PM
Blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are in season. I'm baking two cakes to go with the macerated berries. (One's for work)  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on June 08, 2014, 03:51:56 AM
The cat talked to me. 
This evening I didn't see her in the room and called out to my husband,who was in the computer room, "Is the cat in there with you?"  Immediately I heard a loud meowing as she came out of the hallway.  She must have realized that I was wondering where she was and answered (in cat talk) "Here I am, mommie!"  So sweet!  Right now she's sitting here next to the computer just gazing into space, kind of drowsy eyed. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on June 08, 2014, 02:56:22 PM
Seeing the movie Maleficent today. :)

I'm normally not a fan of Angelina Jolie, but she did an amazing job. Actually, all of the cast were amazing in their roles, but Jolie really stood out.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: snowfire on June 08, 2014, 06:16:57 PM
The fact that my rather anti-social cat is curled up right next to me on the sofa, napping.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on June 08, 2014, 06:29:48 PM
Finally got my sewing machine out and set up and started sewing. over 40 Barbie dresses in 2 days! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on June 09, 2014, 09:51:04 AM
Finally got my sewing machine out and set up and started sewing. over 40 Barbie dresses in 2 days! ;D
Sounds like you won't be the only happy one about making the Barbie dresses.  I bet there will be some mighty happy little girls and Barbies, as well.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 10, 2014, 02:41:17 PM
My DH finally has a kilt and loves it! DS now has two kilts and he loves both of them. In fact, he can't wear them while working the COPE tower, so he is wearing them to dinner during the week at camp.  :-*
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: NbyNW on June 10, 2014, 08:18:25 PM
The video my daughter sent me of her husband teaching their 10-month-old daughter to sing. Too cute for words!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sirius on June 10, 2014, 08:26:23 PM
I was concerned because one of the feral cat family that is now living in our back yard didn't come out yesterday.  Last week we took the whole family to the local feral cat clinic and got them spayed/neutered and got shots for them, and although they're still not coming anywhere near me the mother cat will sit in front of our French windows if they're hungry.  The little one I didn't see is a small gray and white female who's smaller than her two siblings.

This morning she was out eating breakfast with the other two kittens.  Later I saw her wrestling with the other kittens.  Even though they're just feral cats I was glad nothing had happened to her.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on June 10, 2014, 09:54:05 PM
Peeling off wallpaper, and having it come off in nice big swaths. ;D

Finishing the subfloor in the bathroom, so flooring can be laid!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on June 11, 2014, 09:36:10 AM
We just signed up for a walking tour of our neighborhood.  What tickled us about it is that one of the features of the tour is the building in which we've lived for over 30 years.  We can't wait to hear what they'll say about it.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on June 11, 2014, 09:58:00 AM
Peeling off wallpaper, and having it come off in nice big swaths. ;D

Finishing the subfloor in the bathroom, so flooring can be laid!

There is something really satisfying about the big swaths of wallpaper.  Particularly when the wallpaper is incredibly ugly. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on June 11, 2014, 02:59:41 PM
Peeling off wallpaper, and having it come off in nice big swaths. ;D

Finishing the subfloor in the bathroom, so flooring can be laid!

There is something really satisfying about the big swaths of wallpaper.  Particularly when the wallpaper is incredibly ugly.

It's horrible. ;D God-awful 50s style flower print on the upper walls and red and beige stripes on the lower walls...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on June 11, 2014, 07:28:37 PM
Finally got my sewing machine out and set up and started sewing. over 40 Barbie dresses in 2 days! ;D
Sounds like you won't be the only happy one about making the Barbie dresses.  I bet there will be some mighty happy little girls and Barbies, as well.

I pray that there will! This is part of my annual sew-a-thon!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on June 14, 2014, 03:48:35 PM
At a street fair today there was a Brazilian-style Comparsa band.  They were very enthusiastic and so loud that the drums set off the alarm in a nearby police car. 

Everyone involved took the incident in good part.  There was a lot of laughter and applause for both the band and the police officer who turned off the alarm. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Octavia on June 14, 2014, 05:37:18 PM
I bought a house last fall. The previous homeowners were quite the landscapers and had created planting beds all around the house and perimeter of the yard. It is exciting every day to go outside and see what flowers are blooming. Today there are beautiful, purple irises!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on June 15, 2014, 04:29:57 PM
I've had a great big happy in moving to the new condo this week  :D.

The first silly thing:  When the microwave finishes, words pop up on the screen: "Your Food Is Ready!".  I find myself getting over there early to see the words.  The only thing that would be greater would be if you could program a voice to say them, say like, Morgan Freeman, James Bond, or even Fred Flintstone (with a Yabba-Dabba-Do)  ;D.  Someone, somewhere, is going to make such a microwave.

Second thing:  The previous owner left a stackable front-loading washer/dryer.  I'm having way too much fun watching the clothes swish around and the detergent bubbles splash on the door ;).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on June 15, 2014, 06:55:34 PM
I bought a house last fall. The previous homeowners were quite the landscapers and had created planting beds all around the house and perimeter of the yard. It is exciting every day to go outside and see what flowers are blooming. Today there are beautiful, purple irises!

The mental image made me happy today :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 16, 2014, 08:47:06 AM
I love my front loading washing machine. I haven't had any issues and clothes come out cleaner than in previous top loaders. I love that I am using less water and that loads are faster too.

Being back to work and having staff check in with me specifically on outstanding things instead of sending group emails.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Last_Dance on June 16, 2014, 09:26:46 AM
The crossword puzzle I did. 29 across was "the tv show with Spock and Kirk" and the A from "Star Trek" was shared with "Planet" (6 down). Neat!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on June 16, 2014, 11:43:58 AM
I bought a house last fall. The previous homeowners were quite the landscapers and had created planting beds all around the house and perimeter of the yard. It is exciting every day to go outside and see what flowers are blooming. Today there are beautiful, purple irises!

That would make me really happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on June 18, 2014, 12:00:49 PM
This made me chuckle. So sue me.  ;D

(http://s8.postimg.org/rp7smzhf9/jackdiane.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 18, 2014, 12:06:25 PM
Defiance starts tomorrow. I'm so excited!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on June 18, 2014, 02:01:44 PM
Today, we went out for lunch and stopped off at the Wednesday Farmers' Market in search of berries.
We came home with a quart.  They're small.  They're seedy and they aren't particularly good looking.  However, the things are so sweet and tasty we believe they came from somebody's back yard. 

We are happy, happy!  :D   
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Team HoundMom on June 20, 2014, 10:53:51 AM
I was running a half-marathon in Skagway, AK last week.  (I'm from Ontario.)  It was cold, raining, uphill both ways, and partly along a dirt road.  So there I was, cold, wet, sore, wondering why on earth I'm a runner.....when the song "Pumpin' Blood" by NONONO came on my iPod. ("It's your heart...it's alive...it's pumpin' blood...") and I actually started laughing.  Seriously, out loud laughing - because I never dreamed that one day I'd be a runner, let alone run a race in ALASKA.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on June 20, 2014, 10:58:57 AM
Today, we went out for lunch and stopped off at the Wednesday Farmers' Market in search of berries.
We came home with a quart.  They're small.  They're seedy and they aren't particularly good looking.  However, the things are so sweet and tasty we believe they came from somebody's back yard. 

We are happy, happy!  :D

My theory is that there is a given amount of flavor per strawberry.  In a big berry, it is watered down.  In a little berry, it is concentrated.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on June 20, 2014, 11:01:42 AM
I was running a half-marathon in Skagway, AK last week.  (I'm from Ontario.)  It was cold, raining, uphill both ways, and partly along a dirt road.  So there I was, cold, wet, sore, wondering why on earth I'm a runner.....when the song "Pumpin' Blood" by NONONO came on my iPod. ("It's your heart...it's alive...it's pumpin' blood...") and I actually started laughing.  Seriously, out loud laughing - because I never dreamed that one day I'd be a runner, let alone run a race in ALASKA.

Congrats... that sounds awesome.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 20, 2014, 02:18:16 PM
Heard back from FIL about the relocation plans and made plans for two weekend getaways! I need to have something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on June 20, 2014, 07:15:22 PM
I stopped to move a turtle out of the road yesterday. As I was getting back in my truck, a big diesel was coming up behind me. I think saved a turtle life! :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AmethystAnne on June 20, 2014, 07:36:21 PM
MiddleDD had 5 children at her house today = her 2(ages 5 & 3), her older sister's 2(ages 6 & 4) and her younger sister's 1(age 2).

I liked watching her interact with the kids, and seeing the kids interact with each other.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on June 21, 2014, 02:51:16 AM
My son (4years)has started OT for attention and fine co ordination issues. In previous sessions, were lucky to get him sitting doing his tasks for 5 minute bursts. This time he sat for most of the session (25 minutes of a 30 minute sessions) and did most of the tasks with minimal redirection.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bandu on June 21, 2014, 06:08:15 AM
We have had a glorious wildflower season this year in my part of Texas. It started in February and is still going strong. Makes me so happy as I walk the dogs or drive along the highways.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: parrot_girl on June 21, 2014, 06:13:09 AM
My new car has seat warmers! I've never ever been in a car with seat warmers before.

(the only problem that I can foresee is that during "that time of the month" I may just hop in and start driving and circumnavigate Australia, because they are SO NICE.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on June 21, 2014, 12:57:44 PM
About 5 years ago my favorite little Mom&Pop italian delivery restaurant closed down without warning. :'( It really bummed me out because I would order from them quite often over the previous 10+ years and especially depended on them for catering when I was throwing a lot more parties. Food was excellent, service was superb, and I still haven't found another favorite place.

This morning DD#2 came to me waving a piece of paper in her hand singing "Guess what I found on your car this morning!"

She handed me a take-out menu. It looked vaguely familiar and I couldn't figure out why DD#2 was excited about it until she pointed out the name of the restaurant.

"Mom's?" (ding-ding-ding!) "MOM'S!!!" They're back??!!!!

Doing the happy dance! Whenever they open today I'm going to call them up and order everything on the menu! ;D



Oh, but Pop's name wasn't on the menu. I wonder what happened.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on June 21, 2014, 12:58:37 PM
My new car has seat warmers! I've never ever been in a car with seat warmers before.

(the only problem that I can foresee is that during "that time of the month" I may just hop in and start driving and circumnavigate Australia, because they are SO NICE.)

That's definitely a reason to be happy! I love my seat warmers! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Carotte on June 21, 2014, 03:09:37 PM
I literally unlocked my cellphone (to send a text to SO) half a second before receiving a text from him, I guess we were both thinking about the other at the same moment :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on June 26, 2014, 10:04:22 AM
We were tickled when a French TV show was shooting in our neighborhood some time ago.  We learned that it was titled 'Taxi Brooklyn' and the show would've seen in France, Russia and Japan. 

Last night, it premiered here on the NBC network.  Of course, we had to watch and it was fun figuring out the various locations.  The plot was actually pretty good,too. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 26, 2014, 10:11:35 AM
My family is going to take a weekend getaway to a destination less than two hours away, on the Gulf.

There is one of our preferred hotel chain locations there, and I had already decided that is where we would be staying. They have rooms with two king beds which I have never heard of. It's $17 more per night than the two queen rooms, but DH and I are used to a king bed at home, and it seems like a fun and minor splurge.

The deciding factor for me was realizing my parents never would have considered it when traveling with us as a family and that was if we even got a hotel room at all, we usually stayed on relatives couches and floors when traveling.

I am very excited! I also realized that I need at least one more swim separate top, to go with the four bottoms I have.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on June 27, 2014, 05:10:37 AM
I've been doing the 30 day ab workout thing. Not on schedule, I'll miss days here and there. I sent a couple of pics to my 17 year old daughter to ask if she could see a change because I can't really tell. I got back a text, "LOOK AT YOU!"  :D She could!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 27, 2014, 08:05:20 AM
I received perfect scores for the last three writing assignments for my summer A course. I'm telling myself it is because I did well, not because they got tired of grading.  8)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cherry91 on June 27, 2014, 08:16:31 AM
A shirtless man on a unicycle passed down the road as I was waiting for the bus last weekend.

I don't know why he was on a unicycle or where he going, but he made me smile.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Team HoundMom on June 27, 2014, 10:21:08 AM
My husband and I walked over to the new park they built in our neighbourhood to check it out.  He played on the disc swing with our dog while I climbed on the monkeybars.  (We're both 40 years old and child-free, btw.)  The park has a brand new smooth asphalt path through it and I can't wait to go rollerskating on it.  Yes I said "rollerskate" - I found a pair of old-school white rollerskates at Value Village that fit me perfectly.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 27, 2014, 10:22:07 AM
^Fun. We love parks.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Carotte on June 27, 2014, 05:11:33 PM
I showed a little girl (I'd say 9/10) the inside of the notebook she was looking at and got to tell her they were only 25c, she thanked me and I saw her later running to her mom exclaiming that they were only 25c!. Then she came to my till with two notebooks and a 50c coin.
So cute  ;D and polite and all, she was even the one to ask me questions after that on behalf of her mother.

There was also the cutest little purse dog who sat quietly with his owner while his wife (the owner's, not the dog's :P) was browsing around. Just the little head with the big ears full of hair was peaking out. A Papillon google tells me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 29, 2014, 07:09:43 PM
My DS was appointed chair of a committee for a weekend event in the spring! For being 16, having worked 3 years as summer camp staff, this is a big deal, since many older youth were up for the appointment.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HorseFreak on June 29, 2014, 08:07:31 PM
I finished my first 5K, a trail run, after starting C25K only 8.5 weeks before! It was a total blast even though I came in nearly last at 44 minutes. I still won an age group medal for being 3/5 in my group. I've never run a mile in my life, but Couch to 5K made it almost easy to work up to.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 30, 2014, 07:44:15 AM
I like trail runs/walks much better, more things to look at.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cherry91 on June 30, 2014, 08:44:20 AM
A few days ago, my kitty jumped up on my bed, cuddled up with me for a bit and then gave me a nose kiss. He has never done this before ever, so it was a real surprise.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 30, 2014, 08:45:50 AM
Mocha has suddenly decided she is a lap cat. She likes to sleep on DH while he is sleeping in the recliner while pretending to read.  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on June 30, 2014, 12:21:55 PM
We were at Costco yesterday and someone had spilled a big container of strawberries in the parking lot.
Someone pointed out that the mess was increased by people driving through the pile with cars and carts.

A woman came out, saw the Costco employee sweeping up the mess and exclaimed "It was a drive by fruiting!"

I called back "Thank you Mrs. Doubtfire!"

We both burst out laughing. It was a totally random fun moment.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mrs_deb on July 10, 2014, 05:49:04 PM
I have a few scoop necked tops in my wardrobe that looked awesome in the fitting room but are apparently way too low-cut when you actually wear them and, you know, move around.  So they've just hung there in the closet and I look at them sadly on occasion.

Yesterday I was in the store and saw a woman wearing a top very much like one I have - and she was wearing a thin tank top underneath it in a complementary colour!  Her cleavage was covered and she looked great.

Guess what I'm wearing now!  :-)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 10, 2014, 08:54:23 PM
^That's a standard for me, I found beautiful and durable camisoles at Wal-mart of all places for $4 each. I have a rainbow.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on July 10, 2014, 10:55:29 PM
I have a few scoop necked tops in my wardrobe that looked awesome in the fitting room but are apparently way too low-cut when you actually wear them and, you know, move around.  So they've just hung there in the closet and I look at them sadly on occasion.

Yesterday I was in the store and saw a woman wearing a top very much like one I have - and she was wearing a thin tank top underneath it in a complementary colour!  Her cleavage was covered and she looked great.

Guess what I'm wearing now!  :-)

Oh yes, camisoles are a must.  I'm not particularly blessed in the chest, but I'm not comfortable with low cut tops in the office

I get mine from H&M, or walmart.  they are super cheap and come in many many colors.  I probably have about 20 in various colors. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on July 11, 2014, 01:27:38 AM
I have a few scoop necked tops in my wardrobe that looked awesome in the fitting room but are apparently way too low-cut when you actually wear them and, you know, move around.  So they've just hung there in the closet and I look at them sadly on occasion.

Yesterday I was in the store and saw a woman wearing a top very much like one I have - and she was wearing a thin tank top underneath it in a complementary colour!  Her cleavage was covered and she looked great.

Guess what I'm wearing now!  :-)

Oh yes, camisoles are a must.  I'm not particularly blessed in the chest, but I'm not comfortable with low cut tops in the office

I get mine from H&M, or walmart.  they are super cheap and come in many many colors.  I probably have about 20 in various colors.

Thanks ladies for the shopping ideas!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 11, 2014, 07:44:17 AM
While we are on the subject, Walmart also has sleeveless v-neck tops that make great layering pieces. They have a pretty lace inset around the neckline. I think they are $5 each. I have 5.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: afbluebelle on July 11, 2014, 02:04:33 PM
Dancing with myself.

The aerobics annex of our base gym is open even when classes aren't in session, so I had my own mini Zumba session today. If they have cameras in that section, someone got a good laugh.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: creativecat on July 11, 2014, 08:14:01 PM
I successfully did a Jillian Michaels workout dvd this week and was able to walk afterward.

I balanced my checkbook and paid bills as planned.

My dogs - they are goofy as heck.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on July 15, 2014, 03:25:42 PM
Building management had ice cream for the tenants.   :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 15, 2014, 04:05:14 PM
DH was in the area and we got to have a lunch date.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on July 15, 2014, 05:16:51 PM
We have a Ben and Jerry's near my office.  My work opened a tab for the employees. 
It was really wonderful. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on July 15, 2014, 06:17:59 PM
not quite silly but it did make my day. A group court case of which I was a party to has been settled out of court, now we have to wait for the payout.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: violinp on July 15, 2014, 06:39:56 PM
A co - worker of mine dancing with me to "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Neither of us can dance well, but it made a blah day a bit better.

Getting to hear lots of thunderstorms in the past few days - I love the sound.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 15, 2014, 07:06:25 PM
DH danced with me for one song on our lunch cruise and I danced the Electric Slide with a group of strangers.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 16, 2014, 07:40:25 AM
I was getting ready to go to a Stag and Doe for a guy on my ball team on Saturday night.  I tried on a couple of pairs of jeans that are a size down from what I've been wearing and I could get them on!  I decided they were a little too tight for comfort so I didn't wear them but getting them done up was huge!

And then I got to the event.  I was chatting with the rest of the team when the groom saw me and did a double take.  'You look awesome!  I didn't recognize you.'  I'm a little concerned that he thinks I look like crap the rest of the time, though.   ;D  To be fair, he's never seen me wear makeup or in anything but ball gear so I can see how he'd be a bit surprised.  Although, I also don't know how many drinks he'd had by then...   :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: veronaz on July 16, 2014, 05:27:25 PM
Licking cake batter from the mixing bowl.  I use fingers and spatula.   :)

We have a Ben and Jerry's near my office.  My work opened a tab for the employees. 
It was really wonderful.

Nice!!  Yum.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on July 16, 2014, 05:53:17 PM
This going to sound silly...

Also let me preface this with I really, really love my DH.  I miss him when he's not here.

He happens to be working late tonight and for me that means I have unrestricted access to the computer, TV, and the thermostat.  Of the three, I am happiest about the thermostat.  I have it set on 80 F and I am so blissfully comfortable.  No need for the fleece pajamas, hoodie, and socks. Before I go to bed I'll turn it down to 76 F so he's comfortable when he gets home...it doesn't bother me once I'm tucked in under my quilt.  :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 16, 2014, 06:19:11 PM
I told a colleague how much I enjoy being home alone. I can do what I want, when I want and no one to comment on it. Except the cats and birds.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sophia on July 17, 2014, 08:29:52 AM
I do love my weekday mornings that are just me and the dog.  DH is a SAHD and DD has a late bedtime.  So she is still sleeping when I get ready for work.  It is lovely. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on July 17, 2014, 10:49:05 AM
The first bacon and tomato sandwich of the season, featuring a big, ripe Cherokee Purple tomato.  Lettuce would be a desecration in the face of such perfection.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: oogyda on July 17, 2014, 11:37:42 AM
Playing in the creek behind our house with the grandkids.  The spring flood we had made a couple of deep pools (waist deep and shoulder deep) that are lovely on a 100 degree day.  Prior to the flood, it barely got above knee deep in places. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on July 17, 2014, 08:15:12 PM
This going to sound silly...

Also let me preface this with I really, really love my DH.  I miss him when he's not here.

He happens to be working late tonight and for me that means I have unrestricted access to the computer, TV, and the thermostat.  Of the three, I am happiest about the thermostat.  I have it set on 80 F and I am so blissfully comfortable.  No need for the fleece pajamas, hoodie, and socks. Before I go to bed I'll turn it down to 76 F so he's comfortable when he gets home...it doesn't bother me once I'm tucked in under my quilt.  :P

I think we're married to the same man.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on July 17, 2014, 08:44:02 PM
My grandmother gave me a tablet a few months ago. It was already 2-3 years old and had gone through my aunt and then my grandmother before it got to me. I didn't care because it was the first one I'd ever owned. It bit the dust about a month after I got it. Just wouldn't turn on. I told my grandmother in case she had a warranty or something on it. She didn't, and I was fine with that. It was a cool toy to have even for a month! Well, she decided that since she gave me something that broke after only a month, she was going to buy me a new one. It came today! I'm so happy about it! I've been thanking her over and over again. I just LOVE having a brand new tablet that's all mine!  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Octavia on July 18, 2014, 07:00:57 PM
The weather is gorgeous, and we were let out of work early to enjoy it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on July 18, 2014, 09:23:50 PM
Artscape has begun!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: MERUNCC13 on July 18, 2014, 09:34:44 PM
Going by the local Diary Queen for a Blizzard on a hot and sticky nite (and DH not complaining about the humidity!) :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 19, 2014, 10:27:20 PM
My son and husband went to the store and brought me home flowers.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lindee on July 20, 2014, 12:28:19 AM
The lid on my lovely clear glass electric kettle with the cool blue LED lights broke and when I checked the warranty thinking I'd had it for quite a while I discovered it had two more days still to go.  Now I have a brand new replacement one.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on July 20, 2014, 06:25:48 AM
Lots and lots of little dead bodies...fruit fly bodies to be exact.  I've been having a problem with them for a few weeks. I set out a few ACV water bottle traps with minimal success, so I pulled out the big guns,  fly paper traps. While not attractive, they did their job.   In less than 24 hours,  I'm down from getting buzzed every few minutes to not even seeing any fly around. I have also been pouring boiling water down all the drains every few days to kill any eggs or larvae.

I also figured out where the little [deleted] are coming from. My neighbor started a dingdangity compost pile. Granted,  fruit flies are just a problem in Florida regardless,  especially this time of year.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on July 20, 2014, 11:51:31 AM
I bought a nearly complete set of blueprints for the WDW Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I received some of them a few days ago and the rest are due to arrive tomorrow. I'm looking forward to building a 3D model (and perhaps a physical model when I retire.) In the mean time, I'm having fun looking at all the detail that goes into a project like that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 20, 2014, 05:06:29 PM
^ That is awesome.

Realizing I've been feeling angst over what to wear to a wedding and I already have the perfect dress. D'oh!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Girlie on July 22, 2014, 10:08:57 AM
My DH and I just bought our first house, and yesterday I received my first bill. My FIRST bill for my FIRST house. Kind of stupid, but it made me deliriously happy. And seeing as how it's probably the only bill I'll ever be happy to see, I know my mom and MIL were kind of rolling their eyes when I told them about it. :)

This morning I called to see what I need to do set us up for trash pick-up and to find out about cost. Where I grew up (and all of my experiences thus far), you had two options - pay a monthly bill to the city or to a company to do it, or haul all of your stuff to the local dump. In our new place, the cost of trash service is already figured into our property taxes, so it's not going to cost us anything extra on a monthly basis. I was very excited to find out that I have to write out another check every month! :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 23, 2014, 08:59:58 PM
I belong to a food share.  I go to the farm every week to pick up my basket of vegetables.  They have a bunch of barn cats who've had kittens.  Today, when I was there, there was a mother with her three young daughters - reminded me of Mommy Penguin, minus the littlest one.  I followed them into the barn where the oldest one had one of the kittens in her arms.  One of the workers dropped another kitten that had escaped back into the barn, who I promptly picked up.  It was purring up a storm so I helped one of the littler ones feel the purr and then hold the kitten.  It was a nice little diversion in the middle of my day.

(The owners really encourage playing with the kittens so they are more easily adopted.  They usually keep one from a couple of different mothers and adopt out the rest.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on August 01, 2014, 09:20:36 AM
My hair looks and feels like I just came from the salon. What a great way to start the weekend!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on August 01, 2014, 10:18:53 AM
A pedicure. Pedicures make me disproportionately happy. It's like my feet have gone out on a date.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: whiterose on August 01, 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Adopting 3 new mice from the shelter.

Tasting some really good cupcakes.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on August 01, 2014, 11:57:55 AM
Adopting 3 new mice from the shelter.

Tasting some really good cupcakes.

LOL!  I read that funny and my brain conjured up visions of three little mice being formally adopted while they were eating some really good 'welcome to the family' cupcakes!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on August 01, 2014, 01:38:35 PM
Getting an offer to upgrade our room in Vegas for when I go travelling with my Mom next month!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on August 01, 2014, 04:59:26 PM
First, I'm happy because my roommate and I are going to see Guardians of the Galaxy tonight! I booked our tickets online yesterday to make sure we got decent seats, because it'll be a full theater (even booking 24 hours in advance, many of the choice seats were already taken).

Second, my roommate called me today to checked which theater we were going to and what seats we'd booked, because she wanted to see if she could still find a seat for her boyfriend in the same showing. Most of the theater is booked solid, except the seats really close to the screen...but one of the remaining single seats was right next to ours! I didn't leave a buffer seat, since I knew the theater would be packed, so it must have been the next group--lucky for us!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on August 01, 2014, 07:30:24 PM
Going to lunch today with my best friend. She is a fairly new widow and today would have been her 45th anniversary. I am honored and touched that she asked me to spend the day with her!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on August 01, 2014, 07:43:41 PM
My heavily pregnant goats.

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/a3d97a51d390456aadf42d7c1c1e4e26/tumblr_n9nlxn5W8O1qko6hvo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Kaora on August 02, 2014, 03:12:02 PM
Rain in the middle of the desert, after several days of mugginess and heat. :D

Knowing that all of my coworkers and boss don't mind my silly dances when the radio is on, and my singing less.

Knowing that I have an awesome group of people I work with!  ;)

Going down to the gift store and loading up on incense.  I love this certain kind of Sandlewood (name escapes me, because BF and I call it Stars Wars incense, because their business was opened in 1977), and some Superhit.  It smells divine in here.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on August 02, 2014, 06:33:23 PM

DH brought me my favorite ice cream sandwich because I'd spent all day with DD straightening out her phone.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on August 02, 2014, 09:57:47 PM
The guys did all the dishes.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Team HoundMom on August 05, 2014, 10:00:02 AM
Beautiful sunny Sunday, top down on the Jeep, singing along to Gaslight Anthem cranked up on the stereo.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Carotte on August 06, 2014, 07:34:46 AM
In bed with my SO, the light was already off but I was reading on my tablet.
My hand was resting near his hand but his was under the cover, he said something sweet like I love you and we tried to hold hands, realizing there was a cover between us I put my hand under at the same moment he reached outside  so we still missed :P - it was doing the same thing at the same exact moment that made it so funny and sweet.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on August 07, 2014, 08:07:45 PM
I made pizza today. I love the feeling of kneading the dough, and how it suddenly changes from a lump of flour and water to something that feels almost alive.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on August 07, 2014, 09:30:14 PM
I made pizza today. I love the feeling of kneading the dough, and how it suddenly changes from a lump of flour and water to something that feels almost alive.

it is alive, it's full of yeast eating and ummm reproducing :D  It's one of the reasons I like making bread so much. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Tea Drinker on August 07, 2014, 11:48:18 PM
The plantings on one block of a street in Seattle, in the patches of dirt next to the street: as I walk up the street, the first patch has sunflowers (one in bloom). The next has corn. At that point, I went "Iroquois trinity, where are the beans?" The patch after that has squash (or maybe melon) vines in flower, and plants that I think are beans growing up wires around a central pole.

There are then two more patches with squash vines, and today I saw some squash flowers near the sunflower.

(If you're in Seattle, this is on Broadway just north of Jefferson in First Hill, near Swedish Hospital.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on August 08, 2014, 01:05:21 AM
I put a better power supply and my spare video card in this computer. I have pretty game graphics again. :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on August 08, 2014, 09:33:58 AM
Just finished a pleasent visit from my nephew and his wife.  I haven't seen the nephew in over 10 years, and never met his wife.  Nice people, and the effort to clean up for the visit means that the kitchen, living room and dining room are neat.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mime on August 08, 2014, 09:48:41 AM
Finishing making a new batch of chocolate. mmmmm.....

Seeing wild turkeys and how tall the cornstalks are getting as I pass a farm on my way into the city to work. The farmer will start selling it soon!

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 08, 2014, 10:55:25 AM
I made cloud printing work!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on August 08, 2014, 07:59:21 PM
Seeing my granddaughter in the shark tank at the zoo! (It is an experience that her parents wanted gave her for her birthday.) It was great to see her stretch out of her comfort zone!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: perpetua on August 16, 2014, 07:39:35 AM
Bit of a weird one this, but I always did say I wasn't really a typical girl:  The Canadian Lancaster Bomber, "Vera", is currently in the UK on a tour. Alongside "Thumper", the Lancaster based here in the UK that operates as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Vera is the only other airworthy Lancaster left in existence. To see the pictures and videos of the two of them finally flying side by side has just been amazing. Sadly most of the airshow appearances near enough to get to have clashed with my hospital stay so I haven't been able to see them in person but perhaps I'll manage a trip out of town on one of the future weekends to catch them before she flies back home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xDPh_WNXqI - they really are so majestic, I love them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 18, 2014, 10:34:02 AM
Bit of a weird one this, but I always did say I wasn't really a typical girl:  The Canadian Lancaster Bomber, "Vera", is currently in the UK on a tour. Alongside "Thumper", the Lancaster based here in the UK that operates as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Vera is the only other airworthy Lancaster left in existence. To see the pictures and videos of the two of them finally flying side by side has just been amazing. Sadly most of the airshow appearances near enough to get to have clashed with my hospital stay so I haven't been able to see them in person but perhaps I'll manage a trip out of town on one of the future weekends to catch them before she flies back home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xDPh_WNXqI - they really are so majestic, I love them.

I had no idea there were only two Lancasters left fly-worthy.  I haven't been specifically to see 'Vera' but I think have seen her overhead a time or two because my house is near the flight path to the local Canadian Forces Base where they do an air show every year.  Now I know why the announcers are always so excited when they talk about the Lancaster bomber participating!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on August 24, 2014, 07:00:25 PM
This had me cracking up -

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=789216891101554
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on August 24, 2014, 07:56:21 PM
Actually had a pleasant experience in Walmart today.  Went to get the boys inexpensive gym uniforms and succeeded, buying each a plain gray t-shirt and dark shorts for $18 and change, whereas two uniforms would have cost us $40 had we bought them from the school.

Second, I get in line between two women with full carts. The first looks at what I have in my arms (didn't even bother getting a cart) and says "Oh, please, go ahead of me!" So I thanked her and moved between her and the one ahead of her. Who also said "Oh go ahead of me too, I'm going to take forever!" 

Also, sometimes when I go to Walmart, things will end up costing more than what it says on the tag/shelf but there were no unpleasant surprises.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on August 24, 2014, 08:43:28 PM
Getting to see my church family in GradSchoolCity (GSC). The woman who sits next to me in choir, as soon as she saw me, yelled, "Cabbage! I'm so glad you're back!" and hugged me.

Church in GSC installed a new pastor today as well. I'm excited to get to know the new pastor better.

I got to hang out with some new people and laughed like I haven't in a long time. This summer has been stressful, and it was nice to be able to kick back and laugh till my roomie and her friends thought I was going to die.

I can finally relax in my dorm room after an insanely busy two days. I do have to go get my roomie from an event, but that's not an onerous task, considering I had to drive 6 hours at a stretch yesterday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on August 25, 2014, 08:49:31 PM
Being told by someone at church "Wow, you really know how to hug!" :)  I told my kids when I got home and they said "Well, you do, Mom, we love your hugs." :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: twiggy on August 26, 2014, 12:20:08 PM
About a month and a half ago, we were at story time at the library and my DD was scared of the prince. Obviously since she was dressed as a princess, and he's a prince, he would want to marry her. It all ended well, he promised not to marry her, and they agreed to be friends. DD is still determined not to marry him. At first, she said she wouldn't marry him even if he cried and cried and cried. Now she's worried about him because he is crying and crying and crying (btw...love her self-confidence. She's absolutely convinced that there's a prince out there crying his eyes out over her).

Since I want to get back into embroidery, and need a project, we're going to make him a handkerchief to dry his tears :).

The silly thing that made me smile: the pattern that DD approved was a pansy. According to the pattern book I found it in, in Elizabethan times pansies meant "love in vain" When I saw that, I started giggling at how apropos that meaning is for this particular project! :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on August 26, 2014, 01:48:48 PM
About a month and a half ago, we were at story time at the library and my DD was scared of the prince. Obviously since she was dressed as a princess, and he's a prince, he would want to marry her. It all ended well, he promised not to marry her, and they agreed to be friends. DD is still determined not to marry him. At first, she said she wouldn't marry him even if he cried and cried and cried. Now she's worried about him because he is crying and crying and crying (btw...love her self-confidence. She's absolutely convinced that there's a prince out there crying his eyes out over her).

Since I want to get back into embroidery, and need a project, we're going to make him a handkerchief to dry his tears :).

The silly thing that made me smile: the pattern that DD approved was a pansy. According to the pattern book I found it in, in Elizabethan times pansies meant "love in vain" When I saw that, I started giggling at how apropos that meaning is for this particular project! :D

Please tell me that you're going to tell the prince in question the entire story of why he's receiving a pansy handkerchief and what the pansy traditionally represented!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on August 26, 2014, 03:21:42 PM
Grudgingly went to Macy's to return an item for my DD. I walked through the shoe department as I was leaving and there happened to be a salesman not terribly busy and a great end of season sale. Every shoe I wanted to try was in stock in my size. Walked out with 4 pairs of shoes for less than $70.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on August 26, 2014, 04:12:43 PM
Tomato juice.  No, really. 

I picked a bunch of paste tomatoes over the weekend.  Now, this variety is dry and tasteless if you try to eat it fresh.  Seriously, it makes Roma look like a heirloom beefsteak.  However, it breaks down into a very good sauce when cooked.  I wanted a fresh-tasting sauce without hours of cooking, so I drained the peeled and cut-up tomatoes before cooking.  I tasted the drained juice. It was excellent!  It didn't even need salt.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on August 28, 2014, 09:17:52 AM
We just received tickets for a moonlight cemetery walk.  We'll bring our own flashlights and visit the graves of people ranging from Boss Tweed to Leonard Bernstein.  The description sounds as if the tour may be 'visited' by some of the permanent residents.  It also said that the tour will be accompanied by live accordion music. 

The accordion is the  part that made me smile.  I have to wonder what Leonard Bernstein would make of that. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on August 28, 2014, 10:53:09 AM
We just received tickets for a moonlight cemetery walk.  We'll bring our own flashlights and visit the graves of people ranging from Boss Tweed to Leonard Bernstein.  The description sounds as if the tour may be 'visited' by some of the permanent residents.  It also said that the tour will be accompanied by live accordion music. 

The accordion is the  part that made me smile.  I have to wonder what Leonard Bernstein would make of that.

Perhaps they're hoping that the accordion music will prompt Mr. Bernstein to make an appearance - although whether to enjoy the music or correct the musician in his/her interpretation or choice of instrument is hard to say. (I have no information on Bernstein's view of accordions.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on August 29, 2014, 01:30:01 PM
Just got two packages for some cosplay items.

1) A "gambler" hat from the Gentleman's Emporium.
2) A beautiful cotton band-collar shirt with two detachable collars, from Cattle Kate
3) A "Sunday go to meeting" tie (Cattle Kate)
4) New suspenders (Cattle Kate.)

We're going out later today to pick out material for trousers, vest and a frock coat.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on August 29, 2014, 01:31:02 PM
The accordion is the  part that made me smile.  I have to wonder what Leonard Bernstein would make of that.

Just remember this (it applies to banjos and bagpipes as well): The definition of a gentleman: A man who knows how to play the accordion and refrains from proving it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on August 29, 2014, 06:53:05 PM
The accordion is the  part that made me smile.  I have to wonder what Leonard Bernstein would make of that.

Just remember this (it applies to banjos and bagpipes as well): The definition of a gentleman: A man who knows how to play the accordion and refrains from proving it.

Maybe so. But I once was walking down the street and heard someone playing Bach on a pipe organ somewhere two streets over. I then turned the corner and discovered the someone in question was playing Bach - but on an accordion in in a cobblestone alley. It sounded amazing.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lady_disdain on August 30, 2014, 09:21:22 AM
Just got two packages for some cosplay items.

1) A "gambler" hat from the Gentleman's Emporium.
2) A beautiful cotton band-collar shirt with two detachable collars, from Cattle Kate
3) A "Sunday go to meeting" tie (Cattle Kate)
4) New suspenders (Cattle Kate.)

We're going out later today to pick out material for trousers, vest and a frock coat.

Pictures, please!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on September 03, 2014, 10:09:17 AM
The accordion is the  part that made me smile.  I have to wonder what Leonard Bernstein would make of that.

Just remember this (it applies to banjos and bagpipes as well): The definition of a gentleman: A man who knows how to play the accordion and refrains from proving it.

If I was at a party and Steve Martin showed up with his banjo I would happily sit down and listen to this perfect gentleman play. I'd do the same if Weird Al showed up with his accordion.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lady Snowdon on September 06, 2014, 05:27:19 AM
My local Target installed self-checkout registers over the weekend!  Yay!  With all the weird things cashiers at this store often say to me, I'm unreasonably excited at the chance to just check out myself and not need to speak to anyone. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: violinp on September 06, 2014, 11:10:18 AM
Getting a small, unexpected gift from someone dear.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on September 06, 2014, 12:07:40 PM
So far, DD16's birthday party is going off without drama, fights or tears :).

And, upthread: Cabbagegirl's post about running into old friends and someone yelling "Cabbage!", meaning of course her real name.  I just have this silly picture of someone yelling "Cabbage!"  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cherry91 on September 06, 2014, 01:38:49 PM
I'm also in the middle of making a cosplay at the moment, and while asking my friends uf anyone had an old leather jacket I could butcher into a piece of armour, my friend (who also happens to be my ex) offered to make the piece for me from some faux leather he has lying around.

So happy because that saves me what was likely going to be the toughest part of the costume, happy because it'll probably look better than the original plan, and happy because I have a good relationship with my ex after all this time (he's a real sweetie).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on September 06, 2014, 04:03:33 PM
Not going grocery shopping Thursday night. ;D

That sounds like a weird thing to make me happy, but we had a tremendous storm on Friday and were without power for close to 20 hours. Since the fridge was near to empty anyway I was able to throw everything out and actually wash the shelves and all (there was nothing else to do without power :P.)

It really would have hurt my feelings if I had done the shopping the night before and then had to toss it all. But then, again, if the fridge was full I would have been proactive and gone out for several bags of ice in order to save it all.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on September 06, 2014, 08:18:10 PM
The accordion is the  part that made me smile.  I have to wonder what Leonard Bernstein would make of that.

Just remember this (it applies to banjos and bagpipes as well): The definition of a gentleman: A man who knows how to play the accordion and refrains from proving it.

If I was at a party and Steve Martin showed up with his banjo I would happily sit down and listen to this perfect gentleman play. I'd do the same if Weird Al showed up with his accordion.

I hope you realize that my post was tongue-in-cheek. I play banjo and bagpipes. This is along the lines of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoon. "Welcome to Heaven, here's your harp. Welcome to Hell, here's your accordion."

Steve Martin is my hero.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on September 06, 2014, 08:23:04 PM
Just got two packages for some cosplay items.

1) A "gambler" hat from the Gentleman's Emporium.
2) A beautiful cotton band-collar shirt with two detachable collars, from Cattle Kate
3) A "Sunday go to meeting" tie (Cattle Kate)
4) New suspenders (Cattle Kate.)

We're going out later today to pick out material for trousers, vest and a frock coat.

Pictures, please!

This will be for Dapper Days at Disneyland (http://dapperday.com/sept-12-2014-disneyland), which happens next week. I'm sure we'll get some pictures taken. We've both made some more purchases, because we don't have time to sew a lot of stuff this time around (it was a spur-of-the-moment thing.)

I got a beautiful blue vest from Gentleman's Emporium -- I highly recommend them, and the ladies side, too. Very good customer service. I'm getting my pocket watches fixed. Mrs.k2002 bought a beautiful vintage-looking purse, hat and some white Victorian boots with lace inserts. We went to Boot Barn today and I picked up a very comfortable pair of cowboy boots.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on September 06, 2014, 09:01:13 PM
We finally got all of our appliances installed in the kitchen.  Now we just have to wait until Tuesday to get the gas turned on and then we can cook!!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on September 06, 2014, 09:08:55 PM
My card/monster team in Spellstorm (iPhone game) is pretty and symmetrical!

(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb426/MelRedcap/9F4EDC45-CC9E-4F1C-9905-A40F09B785D4_zps28thqgjc.png) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/MelRedcap/media/9F4EDC45-CC9E-4F1C-9905-A40F09B785D4_zps28thqgjc.png.html)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on September 07, 2014, 11:59:28 AM
My local Target installed self-checkout registers over the weekend!  Yay!  With all the weird things cashiers at this store often say to me, I'm unreasonably excited at the chance to just check out myself and not need to speak to anyone.

I wish they would at my store. I get tired of staring at the new facial piercings on the cashiers at my store while they scan my produce. I'm all for body modification, but when I see you touching your brand new (weeping) piercings then touching my produce, it is not sanitary.

This is a common problem at this store.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on September 10, 2014, 05:19:35 PM
The small student-run snack and coffee shop at my university is having a "Summer Blowout Sale" as the Fall term approaches. Whenever I see the signs, what pops into my mind is "Yoo-hoo! Big summer blowout!" from Frozen, and it makes me smile every time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on September 10, 2014, 05:37:49 PM
Apple was considerate enough to announce that their new IPhone is coming out on the 19th, the one day this month I am completely unavailable to work (I sell cell phones).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: audhs on September 10, 2014, 08:26:15 PM
We had a freak September snow storm here this week, so I had to pull out all the kids snow stuff. And it all fit, I don't have to buy anyone a new snow suit this year. It's like finding money in your coat pocket kind of happy. ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: F_L_O on September 11, 2014, 10:54:12 AM
This morning, my STBX (he left me this spring, and we are legally separated but have remained friends) informed me he is going to start seeing someone else. I was happy for him, and also somewhat relieved. I felt he was sending me mixed signals that he wanted to get back together, but to tell the truth, our split is actually good for both of us.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on September 11, 2014, 10:59:52 AM
We had the cemetery walk last night and the accordionists were wonderful! 

While we walked into the place, they played 'St. James Infirmary'.

  When the full moon came out, they played 'Blue Moon'. 

In a section devoted to Civil War casualties they played 'Battle Cry of Freedom' and 'Dixie'. 

The last stop on the tour was Battle Hill.  The site offers beautiful views of Manhattan and a statue of Minerva saluting the Statue of Liberty.  As we walked out, the accordionists played 'New York, New York'. 

The lecture was very informative and the music helped keep a large group together in the dark.

All in all,  it was delightful. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on September 11, 2014, 04:26:09 PM
I pulled into a parking space this morning at work and glanced down at my odometer.

I have 56789.0 miles on my car.

I know, it's silly. But it made me giggle. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on September 11, 2014, 05:50:27 PM
Hubby and Boo are gone for the weekend. I don't work tomorrow!!  I have the house to myself for 3 days
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on September 12, 2014, 10:33:55 AM
I pulled into a parking space this morning at work and glanced down at my odometer.

I have 56789.0 miles on my car.

I know, it's silly. But it made me giggle. ;D

Well, then call me silly!  I love when numbers turn out like that.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on September 12, 2014, 12:08:57 PM
I pulled into a parking space this morning at work and glanced down at my odometer.

I have 56789.0 miles on my car.

I know, it's silly. But it made me giggle. ;D

We just had a similar experience.  We pulled into the garage, turned the car off and noticed that the mileage was exactly precisely 50,000.00 and we smiled too.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on September 12, 2014, 04:52:21 PM
My goat shed has been renovated, finally.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on September 13, 2014, 01:01:49 PM
My birthday is tomorrow and my husband is taking me out to dinner tonight to celebrate.

We are going here: http://thebothy.ca/

I have been wanting to try it for months and I am tickled that we finally get to go!

Husband is equally happy because he is a Scotch Whiskey aficionado. He says he feels kind of bad because going there is going to be such a treat for him too. He feels like *he's* the one getting a special event instead of me. I think we are both going to have an awesome time!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on September 15, 2014, 06:55:53 AM
Why you should never tell women to smile (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TmscdapDHg)  >:D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on September 15, 2014, 01:09:50 PM
Just got two packages for some cosplay items.

1) A "gambler" hat from the Gentleman's Emporium.
2) A beautiful cotton band-collar shirt with two detachable collars, from Cattle Kate
3) A "Sunday go to meeting" tie (Cattle Kate)
4) New suspenders (Cattle Kate.)

We're going out later today to pick out material for trousers, vest and a frock coat.

Pictures, please!

Updated in the photos thread. No frock coat, though. We didn't get to that one, and had to purchase a vest.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lady_disdain on September 17, 2014, 09:03:29 AM
Thanks, Artk. I am heading over to see them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on September 17, 2014, 12:20:40 PM
Finding the perfect cruise, at a good price, that fits our schedules!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on September 17, 2014, 12:31:16 PM
Finding the (retrospectively obvious) way to keep my sleep mask in place at night. A while back I got in the habit of wearing a sleep mask to block out the light coming through my window. I just got a new 100%-silk mask, and it's quite slippery, so the first couple of nights it was sliding off way too easily. It finally dawned on me that I could put the elastic band under my pigtails and it couldn't slip off. Works like a charm, and is quite comfortable. Now why did it take me so long to realize this?  ::) :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on September 17, 2014, 06:33:21 PM
I bought room darkening curtains because I can't have anything touch my head when I am sleeping.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on September 17, 2014, 06:56:54 PM
I bought room darkening curtains because I can't have anything touch my head when I am sleeping.

When I originally tried the sleep mask, I was worried that having something on my face would bug me. Strangely enough, I found I actually like having something over the top half of my face when I sleep.

All I can think is that it's a holdover from when I was a kid and pulling my head under the covers was the ultimate protection from monsters in the dark--if you can't see the monsters, they can't see you, you know?  ;D My childhood bedroom had a lot of weird corners with potentially monster-concealing shadows, plus a non-latching closet door, and I had a very vivid imagination, so I used the covers protection "magic" a lot--guess I got used to it. :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: MrTango on September 17, 2014, 07:46:10 PM
I had surgery today, and by the time I was awake enough to look at my cell phone, I already had a voice message from the disability insurance adjuster letting me know that she'd received confirmation from the hospital and that my claim was approved.

I was amazed at how quickly that was handled.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on September 17, 2014, 11:00:32 PM
I bought room darkening curtains because I can't have anything touch my head when I am sleeping.

When I originally tried the sleep mask, I was worried that having something on my face would bug me. Strangely enough, I found I actually like having something over the top half of my face when I sleep.

All I can think is that it's a holdover from when I was a kid and pulling my head under the covers was the ultimate protection from monsters in the dark--if you can't see the monsters, they can't see you, you know?  ;D My childhood bedroom had a lot of weird corners with potentially monster-concealing shadows, plus a non-latching closet door, and I had a very vivid imagination, so I used the covers protection "magic" a lot--guess I got used to it. :P

I'm right there with you.  I just use a cotton bandana though.  Works like a charm. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: StarDrifter on September 18, 2014, 02:22:24 AM
It's very silly, but it made me smile!
We got a new bed, and this new frame is about 4-5" lower to the floor than our old base was, which meant that this morning when I released BabyDrifter into our room she could actually climb up onto it to tackle her (still mostly asleep) Daddy, without my help!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on September 18, 2014, 06:59:59 AM
There was a decided nip in the air this morning. According to my car, it was only 71F.  Maybe in the next week or two, I'll be able to turn the A/C off during the afternoon /evenings. It'll be nice to have my electric bill drop practically in half.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: weaselfrance on September 18, 2014, 07:22:06 AM
My first post here!

About six months ago, I turned over in bed in the wee small hours, flung out my arm and managed to knock everything off my bedside table. A silver ring my DH bought me vanished. It wasn't expensive, he bought it when we were both starving students but I loved it and wore it every day. Tore the bedroom apart looking for it, even moved our king sized bed and checked the hoover every time I vacuumed the room...nothing. I gave it up as lost forever.

And then yesterday, when I was cleaning, it turned up in a place I'd already looked in twice and is now firmly back where it belongs.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cherry91 on September 18, 2014, 08:18:35 AM
I finally found a copy of the footage from an educational video I worked as a runner on.

It's just as weird as I remembered it being. It's nice to finally see the finished article though.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Runningstar on September 18, 2014, 01:00:05 PM
I had surgery today, and by the time I was awake enough to look at my cell phone, I already had a voice message from the disability insurance adjuster letting me know that she'd received confirmation from the hospital and that my claim was approved.

I was amazed at how quickly that was handled.
wow!  Hope that you are feeling better MrTango.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mime on September 18, 2014, 01:04:59 PM
DD (1yo) likes to stand on the coffee table. I've given up on stopping her-- I have bigger fish to fry.

Yesterday, she figured out how to climb back *off* of the coffee table without getting hurt. Such a proud moment for mommy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hillia on September 18, 2014, 02:59:45 PM
I gave a short presentation at a town hall meeting today; this is not something I typically do in the course of my duties and I was speaking to a lot of people that I don't normally interact with.  Afterwards my boss sent me and  a coworker who also had a presentation a nice email saying what a good job we did.  That's the sort of thing that will keep you going on a hard day.

(And I'm a 'word' person - I like written documents that I can keep and reread, so this is the perfect reinforcement for me).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Sirius on September 18, 2014, 07:55:06 PM
One of the feral kittens who lives in our back yard actually let me pet her today.  There are two of them, a brother and sister, and back at the beginning of June Mr. Sirius and I caught them, their mother, and a sister who has since relocated and took them to a local group who neuters/spays feral cats and gives them shots.  When we first saw them they were tiny, but now they look to be about 7 or 8 months old.  We've been feeding them, and they're there usually every day, and sometimes their mother comes back through and joins them. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=siamese+with+tabby+points&client=Flamingvixen-a&hs=EDo&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=nts&tbm=isch&imgil=r1A4_Jd3xa3EdM%253A%253B4X-br99K2G989M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.balinesen.ch%25252Fphotsa21.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=r1A4_Jd3xa3EdM%253A%252C4X-br99K2G989M%252C_&usg=__G3ju_Wo0nswNQPuL1qaIbW5jiOA%3D&biw=1280&bih=913&ved=0CC0Qyjc&ei=rH0bVOj7J4KMyASxv4LQDQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=r1A4_Jd3xa3EdM%253A%3B4X-br99K2G989M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.balinesen.ch%252Fhalim99.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.balinesen.ch%252Fphotsa21.htm%3B310%3B283

They look very much like the one in the middle, and they're marked like the one in the upper right hand corner.  I know they aren't even close to purebreds, as their mother is a brown and tan tabby.  She has the same facial structure as the one in the middle, though, so it's apparently in their lineage.  Their eyes aren't intense blue; they're more like a whitish-blue. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on September 19, 2014, 09:46:36 AM
My DS is doing very well in school and I am so proud. He struggled last year, and is taking double math and double science courses.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on September 19, 2014, 10:06:04 AM
Hearing that The Prisoner is on Netflix.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Twik on September 19, 2014, 10:16:45 AM
My first post here!

About six months ago, I turned over in bed in the wee small hours, flung out my arm and managed to knock everything off my bedside table. A silver ring my DH bought me vanished. It wasn't expensive, he bought it when we were both starving students but I loved it and wore it every day. Tore the bedroom apart looking for it, even moved our king sized bed and checked the hoover every time I vacuumed the room...nothing. I gave it up as lost forever.

And then yesterday, when I was cleaning, it turned up in a place I'd already looked in twice and is now firmly back where it belongs.

Welcome, Weaselfrance! I'm glad you got your ring back.

And yes, saying "I've already looked there," is no reason that something lost can't show up there.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on September 19, 2014, 09:15:47 PM
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb426/MelRedcap/AED57C47-D91E-4CB6-B7BC-CBEC461E4FC8_zpsm2h2cjq0.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/MelRedcap/media/AED57C47-D91E-4CB6-B7BC-CBEC461E4FC8_zpsm2h2cjq0.jpg.html)

Fishie! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on September 19, 2014, 09:21:04 PM
(http://i1205.photobucket.com/albums/bb426/MelRedcap/AED57C47-D91E-4CB6-B7BC-CBEC461E4FC8_zpsm2h2cjq0.jpg) (http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/MelRedcap/media/AED57C47-D91E-4CB6-B7BC-CBEC461E4FC8_zpsm2h2cjq0.jpg.html)

Fishie! ;D

Bob - you're alive!!!   ;D

I love Beta - I had one at work for a long time that was red similar to that. His name was Bob.  I miss him.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on September 19, 2014, 09:46:00 PM
I love bettas, waiting to find the perfect one for my tank.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on September 20, 2014, 03:54:09 PM
Getting back to doing some art and having my 2 1/2 inch collaged cube sitting on top of some books for me to look at...such a bright spot in the room!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HoneyBee42 on September 21, 2014, 01:56:09 PM
Recently-ish, we had some upheaval in the neighborhood as one neighbor moved out to a bigger house and the other neighbor died (the two houses either side of me).  It was rather nerve-wracking as the block up is really bad (meth house burned once, there's constantly a lot of evidence of drug trade) and just don't want that coming any closer to me (I own the house free and clear as an inheritance).

So the one side was sold in an auction, and the mother and son who moved in may have a lot of health issues, but they're decent people.  Then today, middle son was out in the front yard mowing when he sees our hairdresser drive up to the house next door.  Turns out our hairdresser's mother is going to be our new next door neighbor, and the hairdresser is also planning to move in.  Yay, back to having good neighbors on both sides of me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on September 23, 2014, 06:49:59 PM
I am hanging out with my niece tonight. She is almost 8, but I don't get to spend much one on one time with her. She is a lot of fun!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on September 23, 2014, 06:53:54 PM
Several related little things:
1. Pentatonix, an a cappella group I really like, has a new album out today.  :)
2. A while back, I introduced my brother to Pentatonix and a couple of other artists that he really likes. When he was recently searching for more Pentatonix songs and saw that they had an album coming out soon, he decided to send me a just-because Amazon gift card with a link to the album.  :D
3. Today I bought the new album, plus one of their singles that I've been wanting. For some reason, the CD with free mp3 download was about $1 cheaper than just the mp3 album. Also, Amazon has a new deal where Prime users choosing the slowest shipping method get a $1 credit. The result is that I got to download the album right away for an excellent price, got a single for 29 cents (after the credit for the shipping), and I still have part of the gift card on my account!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on September 23, 2014, 10:30:50 PM
Several related little things:
1. Pentatonix, an a cappella group I really like, has a new album out today.  :)
2. A while back, I introduced my brother to Pentatonix and a couple of other artists that he really likes. When he was recently searching for more Pentatonix songs and saw that they had an album coming out soon, he decided to send me a just-because Amazon gift card with a link to the album.  :D
3. Today I bought the new album, plus one of their singles that I've been wanting. For some reason, the CD with free mp3 download was about $1 cheaper than just the mp3 album. Also, Amazon has a new deal where Prime users choosing the slowest shipping method get a $1 credit. The result is that I got to download the album right away for an excellent price, got a single for 29 cents (after the credit for the shipping), and I still have part of the gift card on my account!  ;D

They just performed in Baltimore and it was my first time hearing them.  They were very good
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: DistantStar on September 24, 2014, 11:54:16 AM
Ooh, pretty fishy!  I've had several bettas.  They are fun little guys.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on September 25, 2014, 10:12:03 AM
A new green grocer opened a few blocks away.  Getting past their store is a bit of a pain because they seem to be getting new produce all day, every day. 

However, they've been offering really good bargains.  Yesterday, it was red, yellow or orange bell peppers at two for a dollar.  These things can go for up to five dollars a pound in other shops.  They were also big and beautiful.

Stuffed peppers, anyone? 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on October 02, 2014, 11:33:10 AM
I've just preordered Bill Nye's upcoming book. Can't wait. :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on October 02, 2014, 11:49:59 AM

I was driving to work when Van Halen's guitar solo "Eruption" came on the radio. I cranked up the radio and zoomed along, blissfully ignoring the fact that Van Halen's music is now considered classic rock.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on October 03, 2014, 04:30:51 PM
Just got a "small world" email from my sister in law.

Terry was married to my brother (but I still consider her a SIL - she's a lovely lady and my nieces' mother).

She just had a business meeting with some new clients - my SIL Lynn from Husband's side of the family (married to Husband's Brother.)

I gather that Lynn was quite surprised when Terry knew how to spell her (our!) rather odd last name.  :)

My sisters-in-law got to have a convention!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on October 04, 2014, 03:01:37 PM
National Grid is doing work on the gas mains across the street.  It doesn't effect our service but it's loud. 

This morning, someone posted a large baggie and a note on the bulletin board in our entry way.  The note said, 'Free ear plugs.  Please take a pair'.

I thought that was a very sweet thing to do.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on October 04, 2014, 05:57:19 PM
We got a Pamera down the road from my house. Broccoli cheese soup!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on October 04, 2014, 06:42:10 PM
It was a semi cloudy day that has turned into a beautiful evening. I have the windows and slider open to let in the fresh air. It's a clear,  but not as humid as it has been, 74F°.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: CharlieBraun on October 05, 2014, 12:21:24 PM
Our dog is finally well enough to be back to his old tricks.  The weather has turned to "perfect" with low humidity and nice sunshine.  He is in the back yard, just laying around, periodically checking to make sure I am nearby but mostly just smelling the air, chasing a gekko, and watching the mourning doves eat grass seeds.  He's had a rough six weeks and we are in for another six weeks of limited activity (no stairs, no dog park, limited walkies) and it's been tough on all of us.  To see him so content is a balm to the heart.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 05, 2014, 12:27:00 PM
This is the first hint of Fall for Florida. 79 F is the high. All the windows are open. The kittens are enjoying the porch.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on October 05, 2014, 03:41:50 PM
This is the first hint of Fall for Florida. 79 F is the high. All the windows are open. The kittens are enjoying the porch.

Same at my house. It is beautiful. The kitties are quite enjoying the Florida room.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: allthelittledaisies on October 05, 2014, 03:42:23 PM
I finally found the time to re-pot my houseplants! I am very happy, and they're probably happy too. Big new pots AND they're spending time on the balcony! Yay, the inside plants are outside plants today! I love my plants. I want more. They need friends.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 07, 2014, 09:42:32 AM
Our women's chorus was at a 5K walk this weekend (we had a booth and sang the national anthem). "All About the Bass" came on the sound system during the milling-around period.

The sopranos started singing "No Treble!" an octave up.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: SamiHami on October 07, 2014, 09:44:50 AM
I had a terrible cold last weekend (that's not the happy part!) and my DH babied me. It was really nice to be taken care of. Made me feel very loved!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mandycorn on October 09, 2014, 02:29:04 PM
I just upgraded my phone from iOS6 to iOS8 (it's a work phone so they needed the older operating system version for testing) and so I'm just experiencing some of the new animations that were added for iOS7.

What's making me smile now is my jack o lantern wall paper fades in and out, like the Disney Cheshire Cat, when I touch a button.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 09, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
We do not have an overly large family on either side. On my side, my 3 nieces and nephews are between 34 & 28 and those 3 grew up living on opposite sides of the country.DH's side has two which are  5 & 3. My kids are 20 & 17 so not a lot of opportunities for them to have "close" cousins who are same age. Last weekend at a family get together, my sis and I were kind of whining about how it's been 2 years since all of our kids were together. My sister's DIL overheard us.

Today my sisters and I received a photo-shopped photo of all 5 of our kids together. Sweet Niece-In-Law had contacted each of our kids and asked them to send a recent photo of themselves they liked and she cropped/photo shopped them together. Even my grumpy 17 year old complied. I love my new niece in law.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on October 09, 2014, 04:25:24 PM
We do not have an overly large family on either side. On my side, my 3 nieces and nephews are between 34 & 28 and those 3 grew up living on opposite sides of the country.DH's side has two which are  5 & 3. My kids are 20 & 17 so not a lot of opportunities for them to have "close" cousins who are same age. Last weekend at a family get together, my sis and I were kind of whining about how it's been 2 years since all of our kids were together. My sister's DIL overheard us.

Today my sisters and I received a photo-shopped photo of all 5 of our kids together. Sweet Niece-In-Law had contacted each of our kids and asked them to send a recent photo of themselves they liked and she cropped/photo shopped them together. Even my grumpy 17 year old complied. I love my new niece in law.

That is so sweet!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mad Goat Woman on October 09, 2014, 07:21:58 PM
My long-lost cousin found me on fb. I'm thrilled by this cause it's like: "where have you been my entire life?"
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on October 09, 2014, 08:53:02 PM
Hockey season!

Hawks -n- Stars tonight. Our house is divided.  Go teams.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on October 10, 2014, 11:33:48 AM
I got to text with my nephew the other night.  He enjoyed the pictures of my derpy cat.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on October 10, 2014, 06:40:46 PM
I'm getting a pony!!!  Squeeeee!!!!

He's a small grey rescue, has had a lot of problems with his back legs, but a farrier has been treating him and he's much improved now.  He'll never be rideable though.  Apparently he's a very sweet natured little chap, follows his current guardian around the garden all the time, comes when called, and is very  bright and curious.

My place is a half-acre, just big enough to keep the little fellow with supplemental hay and feeding.  There's enough room for him to run around and I've got a couple of sheds where he'll be sheltered over winter when needed.

I can't wait to meet little Bondi!

(And now I regret giving away my old cast-iron bath tub - it would have made a great horse trough.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 11, 2014, 04:49:38 PM
I am so jealous! Please post pictures of him once he's home and settled.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on October 11, 2014, 07:07:59 PM
My cousin sent me the family Bible from my father's side of the family. My dad had thought it was lost. It turns out that my grandmother and aunt left it with some friends when they left Vienna. The friends brought it back to my aunt a few years ago. My aunt has since passed away and my cousin thought that the Bible should stay with the part of the family that still carries the name. I now have family Bibles from both my father's and mother's sides. Beautiful old books. I now have to look into how to preserve these.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 11, 2014, 07:11:33 PM
My cousin sent me the family Bible from my father's side of the family. My dad had thought it was lost. It turns out that my grandmother and aunt left it with some friends when they left Vienna. The friends brought it back to my aunt a few years ago. My aunt has since passed away and my cousin thought that the Bible should stay with the part of the family that still carries the name. I now have family Bibles from both my father's and mother's sides. Beautiful old books. I now have to look into how to preserve these.

That is the coolest thing I have read in a long time. I will get both sides from my mom when she's ready for them to come to me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on October 12, 2014, 02:47:12 PM
My cousin sent me the family Bible from my father's side of the family. My dad had thought it was lost. It turns out that my grandmother and aunt left it with some friends when they left Vienna. The friends brought it back to my aunt a few years ago. My aunt has since passed away and my cousin thought that the Bible should stay with the part of the family that still carries the name. I now have family Bibles from both my father's and mother's sides. Beautiful old books. I now have to look into how to preserve these.

That's not even a "silly" thing!  Those will be treasured many generations after you.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on October 12, 2014, 02:52:21 PM
As for me, it's going on right now!  I know you shouldn't count chickens before they're hatched, but Cleveland (my home town) is crushing Pittsburgh 31-3 and just took over on downs late in the 4th quarter  :D. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on October 13, 2014, 10:40:04 AM
As for me, it's going on right now!  I know you shouldn't count chickens before they're hatched, but Cleveland (my home town) is crushing Pittsburgh 31-3 and just took over on downs late in the 4th quarter  :D. 

Baltimore Raven here.  Our Division is crazy this year
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on October 13, 2014, 04:32:11 PM
As for me, it's going on right now!  I know you shouldn't count chickens before they're hatched, but Cleveland (my home town) is crushing Pittsburgh 31-3 and just took over on downs late in the 4th quarter  :D.

When I read the first part I stopped at the end of the bold and thought "OH.my.goodness! I don't think I've ever heard of a pro baseball team scoring 31 points! How come this wasn't all over the news?"

Then I finished reading . . . oh, downs, quarters, you must be talking football.

I'm a bit behind on my sports. ::) ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on October 14, 2014, 01:39:22 PM
This was actually a couple of months ago, but I was just thinking about it.

When my nephew was visiting in August, he pulled out a Swiss Army knife.  It was the one that I had given him for high school graduation back in the 1980's.  He said that it was the most useful thing that he had ever had.  His day job is setting up stages for musicians, plus he is in a band.  Need a screw tightened, a wire cut, a bottle opened?  Swiss Army knife to the rescue!  His co-workers show off their $60 Leatherman tools, but he is quite happy with his little red knife/screwdriver/corkscrew/scissors/saw/nail file/kitchen sink.   ;)

It's nice when you get a gift right.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mandycorn on October 15, 2014, 12:48:30 PM
^ magicdomino, I love that feeling! The quilt I gave my parents hasn't been off their bed except on laundry days for over a year, and it makes me smile every time I'm visiting and walk past their room.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on October 17, 2014, 08:02:02 PM
I am so jealous! Please post pictures of him once he's home and settled.

There's a link to a pic in the Cuteliness folder.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: onikenbai on October 19, 2014, 01:44:30 AM
I went to a job site the other day and there were kittens: three tuxedos and one orange marmalade, not more than three weeks old.  Not sure how that combination managed to come from a calico mother but squee!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on October 19, 2014, 11:14:46 AM
After years of trying my 9 year old beagle finally learned the rules of fetch last night. He actually brought the tennis ball back to me 3 times in a row before trying to get me to chase him for it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Free Range Hippy Chick on October 20, 2014, 05:44:18 AM
BBC Radio 4. I love talk radio and the way it has something just a little weird every now and again. This morning I turned it on in time to hear 'I've just been dancing with the head of neurosurgery in Bhutan...' which has to be one of the best broadcast lines ever.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 20, 2014, 06:06:36 AM
As for me, it's going on right now!  I know you shouldn't count chickens before they're hatched, but Cleveland (my home town) is crushing Pittsburgh 31-3 and just took over on downs late in the 4th quarter  :D.

I don't live in Cleveland but I am an Ohioan! :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on October 20, 2014, 09:31:31 AM
My 4 1/2 month old puppy climbed in my lap and fell asleep. She's usually way too full of energy to snuggle like that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on October 24, 2014, 09:12:28 AM
My 4 1/2 month old puppy climbed in my lap and fell asleep. She's usually way too full of energy to snuggle like that.

Awwww. I wish I had a puppy to snuggle with.  :)

I got an email back from a potential internship director (I have to do one in order to complete my degree program). On top of that, it's a site at which I really, really want to work. Of course there are others in that category as well, but I'm just excited that I'm getting contacted now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JenJay on October 24, 2014, 12:21:18 PM
My 4 1/2 month old puppy climbed in my lap and fell asleep. She's usually way too full of energy to snuggle like that.

Awwww. I wish I had a puppy to snuggle with.  :)

I got an email back from a potential internship director (I have to do one in order to complete my degree program). On top of that, it's a site at which I really, really want to work. Of course there are others in that category as well, but I'm just excited that I'm getting contacted now.

Fingers crossed for you, how exciting!!

My happy news is that, due to a snafu, I almost had a $150 fee for early termination of a contract. Fortunately I was able to coordinate with my old and new companies and we've got everything straightened out, so, no fee!! I'm so relieved. Technically we had the money, but it was going to make things tight. I feel like I can breathe a bit easier now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 24, 2014, 12:30:54 PM
Rocket's ringworm has cleared up, and I can snuggle him promiscuously! The little purrball.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on October 24, 2014, 01:32:36 PM
Rocket's ringworm has cleared up, and I can snuggle him promiscuously! The little purrball.

Great news.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BigBadBetty on October 24, 2014, 01:42:04 PM
This isn't nearly as cool as snuggling with a puppy, but it still made me happy. I play fantasy football. I have not been doing well. (Our league is not high-stake gambling; it is more about bragging rights.) I have Emmanuel Sanders on my team. He just had a really good night last night. He is has been the lone bright spot on my team.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on October 24, 2014, 02:18:55 PM
^  I'm currently leading the work hockey pool.

I probably won't be after tonight but I may be back in the lead before the weekend is over.  It's fun to trash talk all the guys in the office who are huge hockey fans.  I'm a fan but not right into it and I picked my team completely on the fly.  And I'm beating guys I know spent hours researching and choosing their team.

Yes, I'm petty.   :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on October 24, 2014, 03:55:05 PM
I got some snuggles too! My dear friend brought over her new little baby and I got to hold him while he fell asleep. She was on the phone and I was afraid he would cry, but he nodded off while I was telling him about how much fun he will have in the fall leaves when he gets just a bit older. He got to meet his first kitty too (and she got to meet him, and now needs many cuddles of her own, to reassure her that she isn't being replaced).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 26, 2014, 09:08:13 PM
My son is learning how to drive and has done really well so far. I got to see a friend I haven't seen in years.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on October 26, 2014, 09:34:03 PM
I did my hair today and it's soft and yummy smelling
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on October 27, 2014, 03:13:07 AM
I lost and found my son's pacifier. It was on one of those ribbons that you attach to clothing, he's pulled it off on the way to the shops and dropped it. I turned the house upside down looking for it. I found it on the way to the shops the next morning.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on October 27, 2014, 02:46:16 PM
For the first time in many, many years I have access to a large urban library.

Unfortunately, it is a looong way from my house and traffic and parking issues don't really make the trip worthwhile.

But today I had an early meeting downtown so I carpooled in with DH since he works just a block away.

So I get to spend the rest of the day puttering around the stacks, exploring new books.   ;D

And, just to make it more "authentic", I am enjoying people watching and thinking about Yarnspinner, Library Dragon and the rest of the EHell Library Team.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: CrazyDaffodilLady on October 27, 2014, 07:11:49 PM
I bought a Halloween greeting card to send to my dad, but all the stamps I had clashed with the orange envelope.  Today at the Post Office, I asked the clerk if they had stamps that would look good on the envelope.  She got a big grin on her face and said, "We have Batman stamps!" 

I've been happy all day about my Batman stamps.

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588404&categoryId=forever-stamps (https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588404&categoryId=forever-stamps)
 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on October 27, 2014, 08:15:34 PM
I bought a Halloween greeting card to send to my dad, but all the stamps I had clashed with the orange envelope.  Today at the Post Office, I asked the clerk if they had stamps that would look good on the envelope.  She got a big grin on her face and said, "We have Batman stamps!" 

I've been happy all day about my Batman stamps.

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588404&categoryId=forever-stamps (https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588404&categoryId=forever-stamps)
 

Ooh, I need stamps!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on October 27, 2014, 09:02:32 PM
I bought a Halloween greeting card to send to my dad, but all the stamps I had clashed with the orange envelope.  Today at the Post Office, I asked the clerk if they had stamps that would look good on the envelope.  She got a big grin on her face and said, "We have Batman stamps!" 

I've been happy all day about my Batman stamps.

https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588404&categoryId=forever-stamps (https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=S_588404&categoryId=forever-stamps)
 

Ooh, I need stamps!

mmm hmmm  suuuure you do :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on October 28, 2014, 07:55:55 PM
My weight loss has plateaued. I'm at my weight goal though and my doctor is very happy with where I'm at. What I wasn't thrilled about was my waist measurement. On a whim I checked it tonight, the first time in six months. I've surpassed my goal by 3 inches!  ;D I had no idea.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on October 28, 2014, 09:54:45 PM
A shot of steroids in my hind quarter. It has relieved my sinus infection to the point I am no longer considering trepanning myself with a sawsall.

The antibiotics are helping, too.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GreenHall on October 29, 2014, 07:22:56 AM
A shot of steroids in my hind quarter. It has relieved my sinus infection to the point I am no longer considering trepanning myself with a sawsall.

The antibiotics are helping, too.

I thought I was the only one who considered self-trepan-nation (totally a word).  It's probably just as well I bought a small power drill...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on November 02, 2014, 09:28:58 PM
Some rather worrying symptoms that developed yesterday (leading to a late-night visit to an after-hours clinic) have been confirmed as a bad reaction to some painkillers and are now gone (phew!)...

...and my computer died about half an hour ago. (Nooooooo~! :() The Good Ethnic Boy is the computer expert in our household, and he was out shopping. I am ridiculously proud of myself for staying composed, calling the helpline, explaining the problem clearly, having all my information ready (including finding an old service report with the serial number on it), and being talked through fixing it without a hitch. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 02, 2014, 09:35:16 PM
DH is home from his trip!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on November 03, 2014, 08:19:30 AM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on November 03, 2014, 08:37:25 AM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

That's not a silly thing! Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on November 03, 2014, 08:38:05 AM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!
Congrats!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on November 03, 2014, 10:30:59 AM
I hired a buddy to help me with some yard work on Saturday - and have him lined up to help me again in the spring.

He is notoriously cheap frugal and I managed to give him a tip on how to be cheap frugal!  It was quite funny.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on November 03, 2014, 10:37:23 AM
DD is in her second year of college. On Friday she was telling me about the Halloween parties she was attending and remembering back to my college years and I said "Text me sometime on Saturday to let me know your alive". She thought it funny as she's not a partier.

On Saturday afternoon I get the following text "Normal college Halloween night. Woke in a guy's bed with no memory of getting there with a half naked girl laying across me."

Real story... She fell asleep during the horror movies marathon and because she was talking in her sleep and freaking the group out, they picked her up and moved her to a bedroom. A friend of hers started calling her because she "lost" her designated driver and wanted my DD to come pick her up. Someone at the apartment answered her phone, went and got the girl and brought her back to the same apartment and said she could crash with DD.

Makes me happy that I can get an outrageous text from her and know there is a reasonable explanation.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on November 03, 2014, 05:03:57 PM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on November 03, 2014, 05:36:46 PM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)

I've asked the mods about the right way to handle this related to another thread. I don't want to be shilling like some kind of hinky...shill.  But thanks for the woo-hoo!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on November 03, 2014, 05:40:48 PM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)

I've asked the mods about the right way to handle this related to another thread. I don't want to be shilling like some kind of hinky...shill.  But thanks for the woo-hoo!

There's nothing stopping you from posting your pen name, is there?  Amazon has a search feature.  ;D

Silly things that make me happy:  I finally have shoes that fit!  Like, correctly!  And get this... they're marked as wide, and they are wide!!  I'm a whole two shoe sizes smaller than I thought I was!  (Can you tell I've always hated shoes and my feet?)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 03, 2014, 08:20:24 PM
Finishing two hats for newborns. :) They're so tiny, they'll probably be good for preemies. They're easy, too and don't take much time to knit up. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: CrazyDaffodilLady on November 06, 2014, 01:39:59 PM
I probably shouldn't have done this, but it turned out well.

As I was leaving Big Store, I passed by customer service, where there's a charity coin donation box that sends coins spinning down a spiralling chute.  A young boy, about 5, inserted a single coin and watched delightedly.  Then he quietly walked over to stand by a woman waiting in the long line.  I scooped up all the coins in my purse -- about 20 of them -- and approached the woman and child and said, "I'd like to put some coins in the donation box.  Can you help me, if it's okay with your mother?"

I knew I'd scored some good will when the woman said, "Oh, I'm his grandmother".  :)

She allowed the boy to put the coins in, which he did as fast as he could.  He got most of the coins going down the chute at the same time.  It was awesome to watch. 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on November 06, 2014, 03:51:41 PM
I probably shouldn't have done this, but it turned out well.

As I was leaving Big Store, I passed by customer service, where there's a charity coin donation box that sends coins spinning down a spiralling chute.  A young boy, about 5, inserted a single coin and watched delightedly.  Then he quietly walked over to stand by a woman waiting in the long line.  I scooped up all the coins in my purse -- about 20 of them -- and approached the woman and child and said, "I'd like to put some coins in the donation box.  Can you help me, if it's okay with your mother?"

I knew I'd scored some good will when the woman said, "Oh, I'm his grandmother".  :)

She allowed the boy to put the coins in, which he did as fast as he could.  He got most of the coins going down the chute at the same time.  It was awesome to watch.

Wow, a 2 for 1. Made both of their days.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on November 06, 2014, 04:44:47 PM
This will probably sound very weird, but I am sitting here marinating.   :P

It's been quite dry here and I am used to the high humidity.  I'm all itchy because of the dry air. So I slathered myself in olive oil from head to toe and am just sitting here until I'm ready to go take a shower.  So I'm very happy that my skin has already stopped itching.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on November 06, 2014, 05:56:22 PM
I probably shouldn't have done this, but it turned out well.

As I was leaving Big Store, I passed by customer service, where there's a charity coin donation box that sends coins spinning down a spiralling chute.  A young boy, about 5, inserted a single coin and watched delightedly.  Then he quietly walked over to stand by a woman waiting in the long line.  I scooped up all the coins in my purse -- about 20 of them -- and approached the woman and child and said, "I'd like to put some coins in the donation box.  Can you help me, if it's okay with your mother?"

I knew I'd scored some good will when the woman said, "Oh, I'm his grandmother".  :)

She allowed the boy to put the coins in, which he did as fast as he could.  He got most of the coins going down the chute at the same time.  It was awesome to watch.

What a nice story!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on November 12, 2014, 11:01:45 AM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)

I've asked the mods about the right way to handle this related to another thread. I don't want to be shilling like some kind of hinky...shill.  But thanks for the woo-hoo!

There's nothing stopping you from posting your pen name, is there
?  Amazon has a search feature.  ;D

Silly things that make me happy:  I finally have shoes that fit!  Like, correctly!  And get this... they're marked as wide, and they are wide!!  I'm a whole two shoe sizes smaller than I thought I was!  (Can you tell I've always hated shoes and my feet?)

I've put my blog address in my signature, and thanks for asking!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on November 12, 2014, 11:09:42 AM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)

I've asked the mods about the right way to handle this related to another thread. I don't want to be shilling like some kind of hinky...shill.  But thanks for the woo-hoo!

There's nothing stopping you from posting your pen name, is there
?  Amazon has a search feature.  ;D

Silly things that make me happy:  I finally have shoes that fit!  Like, correctly!  And get this... they're marked as wide, and they are wide!!  I'm a whole two shoe sizes smaller than I thought I was!  (Can you tell I've always hated shoes and my feet?)

I've put my blog address in my signature, and thanks for asking!

I'll confess, mystery is not my genre, but I'm a writer wannabe, so I wish you nothing but the best of luck!  I hope this leads to many more.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: SamiHami on November 12, 2014, 12:59:30 PM
DH sent me flowers for my birthday. They arrived at my office yesterday; my birthday is tomorrow. He said he sent them early so that the other ladies in the office would have time to see them and get jealous!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on November 12, 2014, 02:43:06 PM
A few weeks ago, I was in a shop in a touristy town several hours away, and found something that my stepmom would love. I didn't have my wallet with me, and didn't make a point to go back later. I've been kicking myself ever since, because I can't stop thinking how perfect a gift that would have been. I checked online, but couldn't find it (local vendors selling hand crafted goods). I went shopping today, and saw that our local mall has a new pop up store selling local hand crafted items. I went in, and found exactly what I was looking for! The two shop owners are friends, and pass along vendor information to each other to reach different markets.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on November 14, 2014, 08:56:22 AM
This isn't really little but, in a way, it was.

Our recent cruise featured the 'Hot Glass Show'.  Artisans from the Corning Museum of Glass give exhibitions of glass blowing.  The show lasts two hours and five or six objects are made during the show.  After most shows tickets are distributed to people who attend and an object made the day before is given away in a sort of raffle. 

We went to the show on the day after Mr. Thipu's birthday.  Guess what?  He won the raffle and we have a lovely platter signed and dated by the glass-blower.  We never win anything in raffles and this piece would probably retail for at least 125 USD.

It was an unexpected and lovely birthday gift.     
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on November 14, 2014, 10:30:21 AM
A few various things:

1) That my preteen and teen boys feel comfortable talking to me about their interests in girls.  I try not to tease them (much) about it so that they'll keep doing that. I picked them up after an extra curricular the other day and the middle boy said "See that girl in that coat and hat? She's the one I was telling you about." :)

Though one of them said "Mom, you only had one boyfriend, how are you actually qualified to give romantic advice?" I reminded him that his father and I have been married 14 years and dated 2 years before that, and you don't make it 16 years with someone without learning some valuable lessons.  He took that as a valid point. :) That and pointing out that I still had more experience than he does.

2) When Middle Pirate took the box our washing machine came in and made a Thomas the Tank Engine out of the box for the youngest to play in.

3) When DH brings me good chocolate "just because". :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on November 15, 2014, 02:27:02 PM
A few weeks ago, I found in the back of a drawer a $30 gift card for Home Depot.  This morning, I was flipping through Home Depot's advertisement circular, and found this:

(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/65/b6/b67b1d77-8aa8-4264-aae9-451a7b9709b1_65.jpg)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gemmy-3-5-ft-LED-Inflatable-Outdoor-Darth-Vader-34782/205081165?N=5yc1vZc3rx
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on November 15, 2014, 03:07:17 PM
There's a disgruntled peewee perched on my hammock frame, sheltering from the rain under our verandah roof. It's puffed up into a little black-and-white feathered ball, peeping at the top of its lungs to tell all the other wet peewees that this is its spot, everyone else can go find their own.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on November 15, 2014, 04:17:45 PM
A few weeks ago, I found in the back of a drawer a $30 gift card for Home Depot.  This morning, I was flipping through Home Depot's advertisement circular, and found this:

(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/65/b6/b67b1d77-8aa8-4264-aae9-451a7b9709b1_65.jpg)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gemmy-3-5-ft-LED-Inflatable-Outdoor-Darth-Vader-34782/205081165?N=5yc1vZc3rx

It's like a sign or something :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on November 15, 2014, 04:51:48 PM
A few weeks ago, I found in the back of a drawer a $30 gift card for Home Depot.  This morning, I was flipping through Home Depot's advertisement circular, and found this:

(http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/65/b6/b67b1d77-8aa8-4264-aae9-451a7b9709b1_65.jpg)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Gemmy-3-5-ft-LED-Inflatable-Outdoor-Darth-Vader-34782/205081165?N=5yc1vZc3rx

I'd be tempted to go whole hog and get the Yoda and the rd-d2 and c3po.

It's like a sign or something :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on November 18, 2014, 02:30:18 PM
Paul Bettany shows us the polite way to smack down a troll (http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/paul-bettany-just-provided-an-object-lesson-in-how-to-slap-d). (NSFW)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 18, 2014, 02:40:48 PM
I will be buying Lord Vader and then buy the rest after Christmas!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on November 18, 2014, 03:50:11 PM
And Lord Vader is mine!  Bwa-ha-ha-ha.  This is especially great because I have a bit of money crunch right now, and there is no money for nuthin'.  If Yoda is still available in late December, I may get him.  At $80, the robots will have to go half-price.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on November 21, 2014, 10:20:26 AM
This morning, Mr. Thipu made me giggle.

I was working on my morning crossword when when he came in and said, 'Don't be alarmed if you hear cannon fire.'

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.  There are old forts on both sides  and there was to be a salute fired in honor of the occasion. 

You must admit, a warning about cannon fire isn't what you expect on a quiet Friday morning in Brooklyn. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on November 22, 2014, 07:02:41 PM
Watching the original "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with Boo snuggled up on the sofa
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on December 01, 2014, 09:42:51 PM
We went to my favourite restaurant yesterday, and they treated us like regulars! Best part was when they brought us boxes to wrap up leftovers, they also brought a bag of freshly baked bread to take home. Yum!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: poundcake on December 02, 2014, 09:40:58 AM
This morning, Mr. Thipu made me giggle.

I was working on my morning crossword when when he came in and said, 'Don't be alarmed if you hear cannon fire.'

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.  There are old forts on both sides  and there was to be a salute fired in honor of the occasion. 

You must admit, a warning about cannon fire isn't what you expect on a quiet Friday morning in Brooklyn.

This makes me want to watch Saturday Night Fever. "Lookit me, Tony! Tony, hey, Tony, lookit me!"

I'm happy because I found myself with two hours of unexpected free time between meetings, marking, and appointments. I could be using it to write or work, but I am doing absolutely nothing productive at all.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Vall on December 02, 2014, 10:10:38 AM
It's here!  It's here!  It's FRAGILE.  My Christmas tree ornament of the famous leg lamp from A Christmas Story.  My DH has repeatedly vetoed (understandably) all my requests for us to have a full sized leg lamp in our front window so I got a little ornament for the tree.  Yay!  I can't wait to get the tree so I can put the little ornament in a place of honor.  It makes me smile.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on December 02, 2014, 10:26:43 AM
My Baymax plush has shipped! They are nearly impossible to get a hold of, and I have one coming to my house!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JenJay on December 02, 2014, 10:43:22 AM
It's here!  It's here!  It's FRAGILE.  My Christmas tree ornament of the famous leg lamp from A Christmas Story.  My DH has repeatedly vetoed (understandably) all my requests for us to have a full sized leg lamp in our front window so I got a little ornament for the tree.  Yay!  I can't wait to get the tree so I can put the little ornament in a place of honor.  It makes me smile.

It's a major award!

I can vouch for the absolute awesome-y goodness of the night-light version.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: snowfire on December 02, 2014, 10:51:17 AM
It's here!  It's here!  It's FRAGILE.  My Christmas tree ornament of the famous leg lamp from A Christmas Story.  My DH has repeatedly vetoed (understandably) all my requests for us to have a full sized leg lamp in our front window so I got a little ornament for the tree.  Yay!  I can't wait to get the tree so I can put the little ornament in a place of honor.  It makes me smile.

It's a major award!

I can vouch for the absolute awesome-y goodness of the night-light version.  ;D
So can I!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: violinp on December 02, 2014, 10:56:32 AM
It's here!  It's here!  It's FRAGILE.  My Christmas tree ornament of the famous leg lamp from A Christmas Story.  My DH has repeatedly vetoed (understandably) all my requests for us to have a full sized leg lamp in our front window so I got a little ornament for the tree.  Yay!  I can't wait to get the tree so I can put the little ornament in a place of honor.  It makes me smile.

It's a major award!

I can vouch for the absolute awesome-y goodness of the night-light version.  ;D
So can I!  ;D

The late music director at my church (who was single) had the full - size thing up at his house during Advent and Christmas.  :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on December 02, 2014, 11:44:39 AM
A sister-in-law calling me last night and saying "it is not too late for Thanksgiving" (she wasn't able to get together) and reminding me of something kind I did for her and how much money I spent on this a few years ago.  Warms my heart that she remembers that!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on December 02, 2014, 12:10:01 PM
Two in the last couple of days:

One, when I walked into the neighborhood pizza takeout place, the guy at the counter said "Hi, Ms. Guihong!" and said we were up there with his best customers.  Although, I don't know if that's totally a good thing  ::).

Second, I was grabbing lunch with DD16 and she and the server (a girl about 16-17, like her) got into a conversation about age.  DD points to me and says "Guess how old my mom is!"  before I could hush her.  The server guessed 35 (I'm 51).  That would be assuming I had DD at 19, not totally unreasonable.  I couldn't help but be flattered, even though at 16, 30 is next to death  ;D.  I also think she was just being nice and way underestimating to spare my feelings.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on December 02, 2014, 12:27:47 PM
It was almost $8 cheaper to order the Region Free Blu-ray Boxed Set of Harry Potter from amazon.co.uk AND a second gift from Thinkgeek than it was to order the Blu-ray Boxed set from amazon.com. So my Secret Santa giftee is getting two gifts instead of one, and I saved money!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on December 02, 2014, 01:16:14 PM
I knit a hat for a friend of my oldest nephew.

He called me last night to say thank you and to tell me how much he loves it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Twik on December 03, 2014, 08:38:16 AM
My Baymax plush has shipped! They are nearly impossible to get a hold of, and I have one coming to my house!

Awww, cuddly!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on December 16, 2014, 03:33:26 PM
Last Thursday I ordered some gifts for Mr. Thipu.  I was told to expect delivery in 6 to 8 business days.  The package arrived today before lunchtime. 

I am so relieved. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on December 16, 2014, 03:41:21 PM
My Baymax plush has shipped! They are nearly impossible to get a hold of, and I have one coming to my house!

Awww, cuddly!
He really is, and his arms move so he can hug you.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ezbliss on December 16, 2014, 03:44:40 PM
The other day I was making faces at a cute toddler sitting in a grocery cart and he giggled.  His mother caught me, and we both laughed. :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on December 18, 2014, 02:09:29 PM
I was going to say that today I got a three-fer, but while I was opening up this thread I got two phone calls and my happy count is up to five.  ;D

1) We are having work done on our basement and construction is due to start soon. Got a call from the builder this morning to say they have released the plans for construction. ( :)) It seems the delay was in reviewing the final plans and estimate - turns out the initial estimate was high and the project will cost us $10,000 less than expected. Whoo hoo!

2) Had my first follow up with my doctor following my recent diabetes diagnosis. He looked at the log I've been keeping of my blood sugars and pronounced the numbers "beautiful." He says that what I am doing (diet changes, exercise) is exactly right and if I stick to it, he doesn't see me needing any additional interventions for (possibly) years.

3) We just bought some $$ new furniture and a piece was damaged on delivery and had a fairly obvious manufacturing flaw. The tech was right on time for his appointment and did a great job fixing it up. In, out and beautiful again in under 30 minutes.

4) Mr. Dragon just called. He is in a new job and one of the reasons they hired him was so that he could expand their business. He just got a call from Head Office. They took note of the project he is working on in a new region and were impressed. They are going to add that service to their national list of services offered and he is going to be their national "go to guy" for projects of this nature.

5) DragonSon also called. He got his mail today and found a Christmas card from his landlord - with two movie passes in it. I've never heard of a landlord doing that, and it was just what two poor college students needed for a treat! How cool!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on December 18, 2014, 03:16:34 PM
Taking DS to school yesterday and The Hanukkah Song came on my ipod. We sang the whole song. It was awesome.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on December 20, 2014, 07:36:36 PM
My son was sneaking around after we got home from errands and he set up the Christmas tree! I'm so happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on December 21, 2014, 09:40:51 PM
My cousin saw some of the aprons I made for my daughter's family and she told me that I had done such a good job! (This is the cousin who sews like a dream, did 4H, and made her own clothes is school. I'm mostly self taught.) It made my heart sign!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on December 22, 2014, 08:36:02 PM
A delicious cup of peppermint hot cocoa. :) With whipped cream and a splash of whiskey. :)

But even more so, my middle child tells me today that he wouldn't mind if Christmas wasn't a gift-giving holiday but rather just one spent with family. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on December 23, 2014, 08:11:49 AM
I had left a Christmas tip out for the paper carriers.  I just happened to be heading out to the mailbox when one of them brought my paper.  He waited for me to come back so he could thank me.  He's probably 10-12.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on December 23, 2014, 12:28:24 PM
I helped a friend get a job after 2 years of not having one.  This was back in the spring time.  She never did thank me but yesterday she delivered a gift to my office with a little adorable ornament, a small gift card to my favorite coffee shop and a beautiful card with thanks because of the job she has had a good year, and happy holidays.  Totally made my day!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on December 23, 2014, 02:41:10 PM
Right now, I'm delighted to be typing one-handed because I'm home for Christmas and my mother's very purry kitty has curled up in the crook of my arm to sleep. Obviously that means I'm stuck chilling here on the couch until kitty wakes up--I couldn't possibly disturb her by moving! ;) I'm catching up from a year of cat-deprivation since I live far from my family in an apartment that doesn't allow pets.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on December 23, 2014, 02:57:06 PM
Right now, I'm delighted to be typing one-handed because I'm home for Christmas and my mother's very purry kitty has curled up in the crook of my arm to sleep. Obviously that means I'm stuck chilling here on the couch until kitty wakes up--I couldn't possibly disturb her by moving! ;) I'm catching up from a year of cat-deprivation since I live far from my family in an apartment that doesn't allow pets.

In our house, anyone with a cat on their lap can request a glass of water, refill on coffee, anything they could get easily for themselves, because "I couldn't possibly."
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on December 23, 2014, 02:59:52 PM
Right now, I'm delighted to be typing one-handed because I'm home for Christmas and my mother's very purry kitty has curled up in the crook of my arm to sleep. Obviously that means I'm stuck chilling here on the couch until kitty wakes up--I couldn't possibly disturb her by moving! ;) I'm catching up from a year of cat-deprivation since I live far from my family in an apartment that doesn't allow pets.

In our house, anyone with a cat on their lap can request a glass of water, refill on coffee, anything they could get easily for themselves, because "I couldn't possibly."
We call it being "catted" at our house, as in "Could you grab the remote? I would but I have been catted".
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on December 23, 2014, 03:24:53 PM
Right now, I'm delighted to be typing one-handed because I'm home for Christmas and my mother's very purry kitty has curled up in the crook of my arm to sleep. Obviously that means I'm stuck chilling here on the couch until kitty wakes up--I couldn't possibly disturb her by moving! ;) I'm catching up from a year of cat-deprivation since I live far from my family in an apartment that doesn't allow pets.

In our house, anyone with a cat on their lap can request a glass of water, refill on coffee, anything they could get easily for themselves, because "I couldn't possibly."
We call it being "catted" at our house, as in "Could you grab the remote? I would but I have been catted".

Aka "I've been encatulated."  Removing the cat is a felectomy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Please pass the Calgon on December 23, 2014, 09:46:18 PM
That all three of my kids (16, 13 & 11) will randomly start belting out Kenny Loggins, Lionel Ritchie & Beach Boys songs (among others) while going about their day.

DH and I are both on the big couch; each leaning against an arm of the couch, legs extended alongside the person at the opposite end, sharing a comfy throw blanket. Our Great Dane is sprawled across the entire loveseat nearby.

Speaking of the pup, she has a new trick. DH loves to sneak up on me. She has decided that's not okay. When she sees him trying it, he gets a "lecture" like only a Great Dane can give, and I'm forwarned about his sneaking. He hasn't been able to get past her all week!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on December 24, 2014, 04:30:46 PM
Right now, I'm delighted to be typing one-handed because I'm home for Christmas and my mother's very purry kitty has curled up in the crook of my arm to sleep. Obviously that means I'm stuck chilling here on the couch until kitty wakes up--I couldn't possibly disturb her by moving! ;) I'm catching up from a year of cat-deprivation since I live far from my family in an apartment that doesn't allow pets.

In our house, anyone with a cat on their lap can request a glass of water, refill on coffee, anything they could get easily for themselves, because "I couldn't possibly."
We call it being "catted" at our house, as in "Could you grab the remote? I would but I have been catted".
And we call it "Claiming kitten privilege," as in "Can you refill my coffee? I'm claiming kitten privilege."
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on December 24, 2014, 06:54:54 PM
I found a second-hand copy of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy at a local game store, and the Good Ethnic Boy (DH) bought it for me for Christmas. ;D I've wanted that game for ages but it's incredibly hard to find!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on December 24, 2014, 10:19:36 PM
My cousin and her family are here so I get to see them tomorrow. I haven't seen her in 10+ years and have never met her family. I managed to repair the installation of a game I love and am enjoying playing it during my time off during winter break. An oldie but goodie, Age of Mythology.

I have 12 days off. 11 more after today!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on December 24, 2014, 10:30:59 PM
I had a real conversation with my SIL today. She's been part of the family for 8 years now, but we never really talked enough to click (we both find visits with the in-laws stressful and taxing, and therefore are on edge during family visits, so neither of us are at our best). During today's Christmas visit, something happened where we both let our guards down, and we found out we actually like each other!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on December 24, 2014, 10:53:45 PM
How did I not realize this thread was here?  This would have been a much better place to tell you guys about the Great Birthday Scavenger Hunt!

Recapping from the little good news thread, bf arranged an awesome scavenger hunt for me to find my birthday presents today; an idea he got after an offhand comment I made months ago.  It was really fun, and totally unexpected.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on December 27, 2014, 08:40:48 PM
My computer black screened again.

Why on earth would that make me happy? Well, it did it in the Apple Store, in front of the Genius Bar employee helping me, right after it had been completely wiped and had its OS reinstalled, thus proving it's not a software issue, instead of waiting to do it until I'd got it home and set it up again! ;D

(This has been an issue for a while, and that was its third trip back to the store to get it fixed. It passes all the diagnostic tests, and today was the first time it's black screened in front of someone else. It's already had the logic board replaced. They're going to try replacing the video card this time, and they're doing it for free because it's been so much trouble, so I'm really happy!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Octavia on December 28, 2014, 05:22:38 AM
I got new tatami mats for my house, and I smile every I catch a whiff of their green grassy smell. Especially considering there is nothing green outdoors in the Midwestern USA at this time of the year.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lady_disdain on December 30, 2014, 09:32:44 AM
How did I not realize this thread was here?  This would have been a much better place to tell you guys about the Great Birthday Scavenger Hunt!

Recapping from the little good news thread, bf arranged an awesome scavenger hunt for me to find my birthday presents today; an idea he got after an offhand comment I made months ago.  It was really fun, and totally unexpected.

I do hope there is no shed full of consumer goods bought on a credit card with your name on it at the end :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on December 30, 2014, 12:20:54 PM
I am very grateful that I don't work in retail or food service. I've worked in both and no longer have the patience and tolerance for nonsense required.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on December 30, 2014, 04:28:32 PM
How did I not realize this thread was here?  This would have been a much better place to tell you guys about the Great Birthday Scavenger Hunt!

Recapping from the little good news thread, bf arranged an awesome scavenger hunt for me to find my birthday presents today; an idea he got after an offhand comment I made months ago.  It was really fun, and totally unexpected.

I do hope there is no shed full of consumer goods bought on a credit card with your name on it at the end :D

Nope, no major credit card debt.  It was actually just three little things, all of which were quite thoughtful and things I'd been wanting but too cheap to buy myself.  I've been frustrated in the kitchen because I had a 4.5 quart pot and a 12 quart stock pot.  I frequently need two pots between 4.5 and 8 quarts, and only having the one, I had to make do with the giant stock pot.  It was annoying, and I kvetched about it constantly.  One of my gifts was a nice, 8 qt stainless steel pot.  I'm also always cold, and don't have nearly enough sweatshirts and the like.  He got me a super nice lined, zippered hoodie, which I love.  Then he'd found a cool jigsaw puzzle that has a picture of a bunch of semi trucks.  I love puzzles and I love big trucks, so that was awesome.  Nothing was extravagant, but I loved everything.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ezbliss on December 30, 2014, 05:04:30 PM
Niece stopped by for a visit.  We got caught up and told funny stories, giggling and rolling on the floor. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on December 31, 2014, 12:51:12 AM
I'm holding my 1 year old on my shoulder. I'm wearing a hoodie and he's playing peekaboo with the hood.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on January 02, 2015, 06:08:42 PM
My very picky 5 year old just walked through the kitchen where I am working on dinner and said, "mmmm, smells good!"
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mental Magpie on January 03, 2015, 11:00:33 AM
DH teased about how I roll over in my sleep. I'm only barely showing but my abs already don't like twisting or really having to work. I don't know why, but I was grinning like an idiot while he teased me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 03, 2015, 11:20:26 AM
DH teased about how I roll over in my sleep. I'm only barely showing but my abs already don't like twisting or really having to work. I don't know why, but I was grinning like an idiot while he teased me.
Try a pillow between your knees. It won't help with the rolling, per se, but it will with the ab alignment.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 03, 2015, 10:24:21 PM
The attack parrot let me take him out of his cage!  Bf has an Amazon that hates everybody but him.  For the last 6 months, I've been slowly making friends with him.  He feels safer in his cage than out, so first I started with just taking to him.  After three and a half months, he finally let me start scritching his neck while he was in his cage, but he would only let me do it for a second or two, then then he remembered he hated me and backed away or tried to bite.  So, we've been making progress, with him letting me give him neck and cheek and chin scritches most of the time I tried.  A few weeks ago, I decided to see if he would get on this little wooden ladder that bf sometimes uses to move him around the house (sometimes he likes to travel on the stick rather than on a hand or arm or whatever).  He's more likely to get on the ladder than on my hand, so I figured I would start with that.  At first, he just backed away from the ladder completely.  I've tried every few days and some days he'd ignore me and/or back away, and other days he'd put one foot out but then change his mind. 

Well, tonight, he finally got on the stick!  Yay!  Operation Make Friends With The Bird has hit a major milestone. I'm super excited.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on January 06, 2015, 03:11:02 PM
I've got a new teakettle, since my mother absconded* with my old one. It's got temperature controls and is far easier to handle. I love it. ;D

* I say absconded, but alright, I told her she could have it and I'd buy myself a new one - I wanted a newer one anyway, and the old kettle is something she's really getting a lot of use out of.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 06, 2015, 08:38:49 PM
I bought a Melitta electric kettle and I love it. So nice to have a burner free, and we use it three times a day minimum.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on January 07, 2015, 12:57:59 AM
I bought loaded potato skins to have for lunch tonight. In my hurry, I accidentally got the ones that are for "oven baking only". Well crud, no oven here. Oh! Wait! the Toaster Oven! Yay! Yummy crispy potato skins!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 08, 2015, 11:16:45 AM
I just got my new glasses.  They're really cute and they came in time so I have them to wear on my 2nd date on Sunday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: takeheart on January 09, 2015, 11:28:40 PM
I stepped foot in a gym! I'm not terrible at being physical, but I have this fear of failing and being embarrassed by failing, which causes a lot of anxiety and, sadly, regret. I took music appreciation over woodworking in junior high school because I was afraid I wouldn't be any good, and I never played sports despite having some natural athletic talent. I've been wanting to join a gym because working out at home isn't as easy to get motivated for, but my fear of looking like an idiot at the machines or not being able to keep up in classes has kept me from joining. Recently DH, who is ridiculously athletic, joined a gym and I received a free two week trial. I didn't think I would use it any time soon, but the sales rep called to set up a visit and agreed to meet with her. My stomach immediately started churning at the thought though :(. She did her sales pitch and gave me a tour of the facility before I met with a trainer. He had me try out a machine as well as do a few exercises to gauge my capabilities. I was able to do them all without any issues! I feel better about joining a gym. It seems silly, but that fear has kept me from trying so many things, so it's a small step in confidence.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 10, 2015, 12:30:56 AM
Took the bird for a walk.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/10922442_1538753986411334_3388285778112577346_n_zps2952dd53.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/10922442_1538753986411334_3388285778112577346_n_zps2952dd53.jpg.html)

I'm not sure why this amuses me so much.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on January 10, 2015, 11:18:21 AM
When she passed in August, MIL had thousands of family photographs in her home.  SIL has been sorting them and sending the pictures to family members.  We received our package yesterday. 

It was like a second Christmas gift! Some of the pictures bring back happy memories. Some are definite candidates for 'Awkward Family Photos'. All were great fun to look at and discuss.

Our favorite is one of MIL and her children that was taken at a lovely garden.  MIL and SIL are closely posed but Mr. Thipu, at about the age of 12, is positioned way on rhe other side of the picture.  I can just hear FIL saying, 'Son, move over.  You're blocking a big planter and we want a shot of that.'

It doesn't help that the two women are dressed like perfect 1960s ladies and Mr. Thipu looks like a miniature Blues Brother complete with dark glasses and a pork pie hat.         
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 10, 2015, 04:34:55 PM
The parrot got on my arm! And he didn't try to attack me.  I've been working for six months to make friends with the bird. He's a tough nut to crack.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 12, 2015, 10:44:26 AM
I stepped foot in a gym! I'm not terrible at being physical, but I have this fear of failing and being embarrassed by failing, which causes a lot of anxiety and, sadly, regret. I took music appreciation over woodworking in junior high school because I was afraid I wouldn't be any good, and I never played sports despite having some natural athletic talent. I've been wanting to join a gym because working out at home isn't as easy to get motivated for, but my fear of looking like an idiot at the machines or not being able to keep up in classes has kept me from joining. Recently DH, who is ridiculously athletic, joined a gym and I received a free two week trial. I didn't think I would use it any time soon, but the sales rep called to set up a visit and agreed to meet with her. My stomach immediately started churning at the thought though :(. She did her sales pitch and gave me a tour of the facility before I met with a trainer. He had me try out a machine as well as do a few exercises to gauge my capabilities. I was able to do them all without any issues! I feel better about joining a gym. It seems silly, but that fear has kept me from trying so many things, so it's a small step in confidence.

Good for you! I am the same way about a lot of things. I have all sorts of anxiety and apprehension about doing something for the first time, but once i actually do it, i wonder what my problem was, and its so very easy to continue!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 12, 2015, 10:45:57 AM
The way my apt looks now that I've "decluttered" all surfaces. I have a habit of just putting things down vs. putting them away, and as a result, i have piles of things on many surfaces, which stresses me out since its messy. I put them all away this weekend and cleaned, so not only is it nice and clean, but its neat!  And I'm making every effort to put things back when I'm done with them, vs. just leaving them out.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moralia on January 12, 2015, 12:19:11 PM
I asked my Mom for my Granny's old writing desk a couple of months back and she agreed to part with it.  It's a little maple drop-front secretary that was seriously in need of love. The birds-eye veneer on the leaf and the softwood back panel and drawer bottom were all warped and cracked from years of heat and humidity. There were also chunks out of the veneer along the edges.
I pulled off the veneer (In one piece! I'm still trying to decide how to reuse it because it's gorgeous.) to reveal beautiful burled grain on the maple structural wood. I sanded everything down and pulled all the joints apart to reglue them and gave the wood a tung oil finish.
The back panel and drawer bottom were replaced with red cedar to deter pests - why have just a desk, when the drawer can be a document safe as well.  I also replaced the broken hinges, missing pulls and bent stays (brass and milkglass).  All in all it was a lot of work...it looks much better, but is by no means a pristine showpiece.  I think it has character, wabi-sabi or something along those lines. :)

But the little thing that made me happy recently is that I needed to sit down and write some after-Christmas cards and it was so nice to sit down at Granny's desk. It's just the perfect height and all my writing stuff is tucked away in pigeonholes right where they should be.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 12, 2015, 12:43:00 PM
My 5 year old crock pot died Christmas Day (as in, got a large crack in it) Well okay, I paid about $20 for it and it didn't really owe me anything.  I went to Target and found another, larger one on sale! :)  It was a Crock Pot brand, 6qt sized analog dial model for $24.99. :) 

And even better, I found a recipe for chicken pot pie for the crock pot and tried it on Saturday, served up with Pillsbury biscuits to substitute the "crust".   It turned out to be quite delicious and even my randomly picky 3 yo enjoyed it, and DH polished it off in a hurry.  :) Today I have a whole chicken in there and it's already smelling divine. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 12, 2015, 02:57:21 PM
I asked my Mom for my Granny's old writing desk a couple of months back and she agreed to part with it.  It's a little maple drop-front secretary that was seriously in need of love. The birds-eye veneer on the leaf and the softwood back panel and drawer bottom were all warped and cracked from years of heat and humidity. There were also chunks out of the veneer along the edges.
I pulled off the veneer (In one piece! I'm still trying to decide how to reuse it because it's gorgeous.) to reveal beautiful burled grain on the maple structural wood. I sanded everything down and pulled all the joints apart to reglue them and gave the wood a tung oil finish.
The back panel and drawer bottom were replaced with red cedar to deter pests - why have just a desk, when the drawer can be a document safe as well.  I also replaced the broken hinges, missing pulls and bent stays (brass and milkglass).  All in all it was a lot of work...it looks much better, but is by no means a pristine showpiece.  I think it has character, wabi-sabi or something along those lines. :)

But the little thing that made me happy recently is that I needed to sit down and write some after-Christmas cards and it was so nice to sit down at Granny's desk. It's just the perfect height and all my writing stuff is tucked away in pigeonholes right where they should be.   :)
Could you maybe attach the veneer to an inexpensive coffee/end table and then cover it with a glass top?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 12, 2015, 02:59:54 PM
I got my final class! It was full and I had to request an override, which is not always a simple process. I'm thrilled.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moralia on January 12, 2015, 10:50:48 PM
Could you maybe attach the veneer to an inexpensive coffee/end table and then cover it with a glass top?
Not a bad idea.  I was also thinking about getting a good set of little boxes and applying the veneer to them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 13, 2015, 10:23:27 AM
Could you maybe attach the veneer to an inexpensive coffee/end table and then cover it with a glass top?
Not a bad idea.  I was also thinking about getting a good set of little boxes and applying the veneer to them.
I just figured if it was a little weathered already, putting it under glass would give it a layer of protection.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moralia on January 13, 2015, 01:33:48 PM
True.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on January 14, 2015, 07:08:53 AM
Clyde the cat is playing fetch again, which means he is settling into the new place.  When I woke up this morning, there was a small pile of cat toys by my head... as if he was thinking that if he brought me the right one, I would wake and keep playing.  My heart grew three sizes.

And Jetpack let me clip his hind paws with a minimum of fuss.  It used to be a two person job to clip him.

Also-- I ran spell check on this post and there were no errors!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 14, 2015, 07:12:38 AM
I found my USB drive! I ran a full backup to my laptop at home and will do the same to my work desktop. Just in case.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on January 14, 2015, 11:44:53 AM
My house smells like spruce and sawdust!

Why is this good?

Because it means that construction has started on our (previously totally unfinished) basement.
In a few weeks we will have a new guest room, a media/entertainment space, a new den and another full bathroom.

This means we can *finally* finish unpacking and move in!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on January 14, 2015, 11:48:45 AM
My house smells like spruce and sawdust!

Why is this good?

Because it means that construction has started on our (previously totally unfinished) basement.
In a few weeks we will have a new guest room, a media/entertainment space, a new den and another full bathroom.

This means we can *finally* finish unpacking and move in!

We finished our basement nearly 2 years ago, and just had our first overnight guests. It was wonderful to have that extra space for them. Hope the project goes smoothly for you!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: audhs on January 14, 2015, 09:50:14 PM
My middle daughter has two friends Ariah and Adrianna, all year Ive need up referring to them at different times as Ariana. I just couldn't keep their names straight.  The thing that made me laugh was after Christmas DD came home and said mom guess what we have anew girl in our class her name is Ariana.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Esther_bunny on January 14, 2015, 10:41:46 PM
My schnoodle, Ashley, snuggled with me for a couple of hours at bedtime last night. She's usually my snugglebuddy for about 20 minutes before she joins the other 2 dogs and burrows under the covers at the foot of the bed but last night she stayed for quite a bit. I love all my dogs but our snugglebuddy time is my favorite way to end my day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on January 15, 2015, 11:48:20 AM
Clyde the cat is playing fetch again, which means he is settling into the new place.  When I woke up this morning, there was a small pile of cat toys by my head... as if he was thinking that if he brought me the right one, I would wake and keep playing.  My heart grew three sizes.

And Jetpack let me clip his hind paws with a minimum of fuss.  It used to be a two person job to clip him.

Also-- I ran spell check on this post and there were no errors!

D'awww! I love it when kitties play fetch. Also, Jetpack is a fantastic name for a cat. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 15, 2015, 12:12:25 PM
Maybe not so silly...

I had a rough go of an on-line dating experience the last week so I called up a girlfriend to see if she wanted to go out this weekend, just so I could finish brushing the whole thing off.  I decided I needed to buy a new top and went to the local plus-sized store to pick something out.  Turns out?  I'm too small for anything they sell.

And then to top it off, this morning I was checking my sleep cycle on my fitbit and found out I had the best night's sleep I've had since I got the dang thing.  And it reminded me that I haven't weighed myself since I set it up.  So I did.  I've lost 10 pounds since Christmas!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on January 15, 2015, 10:26:41 PM
<snip> I've lost 10 pounds since Christmas!

Definitely not silly at all!  Go you!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 15, 2015, 11:30:06 PM
This recipe.  Step 13 in particular.

http://icuban.com/food/pan_cubano2.html

I'm craving real Cuban bread, but since I've never made it, I wasn't sure what made it Cuban as opposed to French or Italian or whatever.  I was surfing the net when I found this recipe, and it's so amusing, that it's the one that I'm going to use.  I'm going to follow every single step exactly, including the part about hanging out by the pool and enjoying a cold beverage while I wait for the dough to rise.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on January 16, 2015, 12:50:36 AM
This recipe.  Step 13 in particular.

http://icuban.com/food/pan_cubano2.html

I'm craving real Cuban bread, but since I've never made it, I wasn't sure what made it Cuban as opposed to French or Italian or whatever.  I was surfing the net when I found this recipe, and it's so amusing, that it's the one that I'm going to use.  I'm going to follow every single step exactly, including the part about hanging out by the pool and enjoying a cold beverage while I wait for the dough to rise.
the lard, that definitely makes it Cuban. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 16, 2015, 01:30:03 AM
This recipe.  Step 13 in particular.

http://icuban.com/food/pan_cubano2.html

I'm craving real Cuban bread, but since I've never made it, I wasn't sure what made it Cuban as opposed to French or Italian or whatever.  I was surfing the net when I found this recipe, and it's so amusing, that it's the one that I'm going to use.  I'm going to follow every single step exactly, including the part about hanging out by the pool and enjoying a cold beverage while I wait for the dough to rise.

Pretty sure the part about drinking a cold beverage by the pool is essential in making it Cuban as well.  :)

But seriously, I honestly didn't know what made Cuban bread Cuban.  I've heard great things about Three Guys, so I'm confident that anything they put in print will be pretty authentic. 
the lard, that definitely makes it Cuban.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on January 16, 2015, 03:05:57 AM
Mojito-flavoured sorbet at Gelatissimo!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 16, 2015, 08:11:40 AM
Today is the last day with my old glasses. The frames are purple. I wore a purple peasant shirt, jeans, sandals, purple pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring. I have my purple iPod.

A colleague is also wearing a purple shirt and jeans. We're twins. ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on January 16, 2015, 09:24:38 AM
Today is the last day with my old glasses. The frames are purple. I wore a purple peasant shirt, jeans, sandals, purple pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring. I have my purple iPod.

A colleague is also wearing a purple shirt and jeans. We're twins. ;)

You'd fit in very well here in Baltimore
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 16, 2015, 09:26:51 AM
I just got new glasses.  And they're purple.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 16, 2015, 09:32:19 AM
(http://s.ebdcdn.com/images/collection/w-hepburn-ivory-tortoise.1419235862.jpg) My new progressive lenses are in these.

(http://i3.ebdcdn.com/product/front/p/pl4413.360x180.1396864812.jpg) My sunglass frames.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 16, 2015, 09:44:30 AM
My prescription is too strong for frames like that, unfortunately.  I picked out what I thought was a reasonably small frame and the optician tried to find something smaller, to make them lighter for me.  But there wasn't anything smaller that I liked.

No bifocals/progressives for me yet, though I may need to get something specifically for sitting at the computer.  Right now, it's fine - my glasses are for distance and I take them off for close up reading.  Or if I'm wearing my contacts, I can add a pair of readers.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 16, 2015, 10:05:09 AM
I have a very strong Rx.  Many optical centers will not make the glasses I want because their labs can't.     
Sphere (SPH)    Cylinder (CYL)    Axis    Addition (near) ADD    PD
Right Eye (OD)    -4.75   -1.25   20   +1.25   63
Left Eye (OS)    -4.50   -2.00   165   +1.25
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 16, 2015, 10:12:27 AM
I'm -7.5 in the left eye, -6.25 in the right.  I'd be wearing the proverbial coke bottles with frames that size.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on January 16, 2015, 10:25:32 AM
I'm -7.5 in the left eye, -6.25 in the right.  I'd be wearing the proverbial coke bottles with frames that size.   :)

I have a similar prescription.  -7.25 in the left and -5.25 in the right. I've had very good luck at America's Best in getting thin lenses.  I only wear wire frame lenses and they do a great job of creating really thin lenses.  They aren't coke bottles at all.  I wonder if they have any stores north of the border...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 16, 2015, 10:34:38 AM
I've found some smaller wire frames.  The lenses aren't too think.  But they would be with the ones pictured.

Laura Ashley - Wild Lavender is the name on them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 16, 2015, 08:30:39 PM
My green cory catfish in my aquarium have spawned. I have ~20 eggs on the glass. I've had aquariums with this species of fish for two decades and this is a first! Picture of an adult below.

(http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/catfish/images/EmeraldCory_BrochisSplendensWFCAc_C2839.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on January 16, 2015, 09:37:41 PM
What are you going to do with the baby fish???  Count your blessings it's not snails
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on January 16, 2015, 09:46:07 PM
After almost 2 weeks of taking 7 minute lukewarm showers and boiling water for dishes on the stove, we now have hot water again! My SO is a plumber, and thought one of the elements in the water heater was broken. It wasn't. He finally got it figured out yesterday. It was the thermostat. I never knew how much I missed having HOT hot water. As a side note of silly things, don't tease the no-longer working as a plumber SO that you're going to call a plumber to fix things. LOL If looks could kill, I'd be laying on the floor!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 17, 2015, 02:24:16 PM
Going through my closet yet again...I think it's theraputic for me, I found a pair of cute Capri lounge pants, which I already own and love. I kept thinking I had bought two but couldn't find them, and when I went back to get another, sold out. I'm so happy! Can't wear them until it warms up, but with flip flops and a cute t, they are very flattering!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 17, 2015, 03:36:54 PM
I also discovered how to re-purpose a lot of my scarves. My latest obsession is infinity scarves. So put together a bag of my smaller silk ones for a friend, who loves that style, and for the heavier ones, the lightbulb went off! I gathered the two ends and put a hair elastic around them, and voila, instant infinity scarf!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 17, 2015, 04:34:46 PM
This recipe.  Step 13 in particular.

http://icuban.com/food/pan_cubano2.html

I'm craving real Cuban bread, but since I've never made it, I wasn't sure what made it Cuban as opposed to French or Italian or whatever.  I was surfing the net when I found this recipe, and it's so amusing, that it's the one that I'm going to use.  I'm going to follow every single step exactly, including the part about hanging out by the pool and enjoying a cold beverage while I wait for the dough to rise.

The dough is rising for the first time right now!  I'm really looking forward to eating it tonight with black beans and rice, and ham.  The thought of a fully home made Cuban meal is making me deliriously happy.  I baked the ham last night so I could have the bone for the black beans.  Those are on the stove cooking away as well.  The ham was large enough that I saved half of it for tonight.  Now I just have to come up with some sort of vegetable....
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 17, 2015, 07:31:20 PM
What are you going to do with the baby fish???  Count your blessings it's not snails

We'll raise them until they are 1" long and find homes for them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 17, 2015, 10:18:34 PM
Today is the last day with my old glasses. The frames are purple. I wore a purple peasant shirt, jeans, sandals, purple pendant, earrings, bracelet and ring. I have my purple iPod.

A colleague is also wearing a purple shirt and jeans. We're twins. ;)

You'd fit in very well here in Baltimore

Just start going around and calling people "hon" while thinking of steamed crabs with Old Bay and you're good!  Or alternately complaining yet remaining loyal to the Orioles. :)

My frames are purple too, though not a dark purple.

As for eyes, a friend told me she read that Johnny Depp is mostly blind in one eye, which we both already knew but the interesting part was that he's said it makes it so he doesn't get motion sickness.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 18, 2015, 08:16:35 AM
As for eyes, a friend told me she read that Johnny Depp is mostly blind in one eye, which we both already knew but the interesting part was that he's said it makes it so he doesn't get motion sickness.

Interesting.  Maybe I should wear an eyepatch whenever I'm travelling!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 18, 2015, 09:03:15 AM
(http://s.ebdcdn.com/images/collection/w-hepburn-ivory-tortoise.1419235862.jpg) My new progressive lenses are in these.

(http://i3.ebdcdn.com/product/front/p/pl4413.360x180.1396864812.jpg) My sunglass frames.

Love them both!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on January 18, 2015, 11:07:39 AM
Finally figuring out what class I want my character to be in a new Pathfinder (roleplaying game) that a friend of mine is starting. I had a mental image of what I wanted for her, but various classes just didn't fit at first.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on January 18, 2015, 02:55:40 PM
Watching Nani watch the birds.  I refilled a small feeder near the window, and it is now mobbed by sparrows.  Nani is curled up right where she can watch the action.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: CrazyDaffodilLady on January 18, 2015, 08:28:16 PM
I learned today that my great-great-great-grandmother Susan Black married Alexander Berry, so she was Susan Black Berry.

Also, Alexander's mother Rebecca was quite a character.  A couple of excerpts from her brother's diary:

"She left the home of our parents for a time because she was heavy with child and running around and Mother wouldn't put up with that."

"She owned a horse that she traded a cow and some weaving for when it was about 6 months old. She raised it and then later on took one of her mad fits and rode it off to the North River. The family had more trouble with her and her children than she was worth."

I think I would've liked Grandma Rebecca.  She was smart and a free spirit at a time (1784 – 1828) when it wasn't easy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 18, 2015, 09:14:19 PM
(http://s.ebdcdn.com/images/collection/w-hepburn-ivory-tortoise.1419235862.jpg) My new progressive lenses are in these.

(http://i3.ebdcdn.com/product/front/p/pl4413.360x180.1396864812.jpg) My sunglass frames.

Love them both!

Thank you! After getting accustomed to both, I'm quite pleased. DH and DS are not accustomed to the faux tortoiseshell ones yet.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 18, 2015, 09:27:42 PM
As for eyes, a friend told me she read that Johnny Depp is mostly blind in one eye, which we both already knew but the interesting part was that he's said it makes it so he doesn't get motion sickness.

Interesting.  Maybe I should wear an eyepatch whenever I'm travelling!

Sounds like a good idea!  I remember as a kid being kind of annoyed that I couldn't read in the car because after a while sometimes I'd get tired of the scenery.  I wish I'd thought of books on tape after I got past the "read along book and tape" phase.  Though listening to music on a walk/discman made life more pleasant as I loved listening to music and coming up with stories with that as the soundtrack.

Some happy things:
1) riding a carousel with the youngest.  He'd seen it at the zoo and called it "Wild Irish Rose" and wouldn't let up on wanting to go on "Wild Irish Rose!"  I have an mp3 of the song played on a Wurlitzer organ like you'd hear on carousels of old and he loves to sing along as best as he can.  So we go on after lunch and he's holding the pole and has one arm around his neck as I'm standing next to the gazelle and keeping him steady.   And when he's not reassuring me that he's got me and I'm safe, he's singing "My Wiiide Iwish Wooooooose!  Da fweedest fwower dat gose!"

And he wants me to sing but I'm laughing so hard I can barely join in.

2) Someone at church appreciating my knitted washcloths I made for anyone who comes in and needs them (we do a free hot meal once a month that attracts many of the area's homeless and very low income or shelter residents)

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Moralia on January 22, 2015, 12:19:06 PM
I have an old floor loom that I bought at a garage sale 20 years ago. It had no identifying information on it so I had no idea when or where it was made. Based on the hardware and wood finish, I guessed around the 1940s or 50s.  A few years ago I saw a picture online of a loom that had the same distinctive ratchet and rope system advancing system and emailed the owner in case she might have a label or any info. She didn't, but agreed that they had to be siblings.

Out of the clear blue yesterday, she emailed me and told me she'd found out that our looms were made by Binder Loom Mfg. of Altadena, California...which was in business from the 1920s to 1953.  So cool to know!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on January 22, 2015, 12:25:53 PM
Yesterday, I was watching a show about the American Revolution. The topic of this particular show was the Battle of Long Island. It was very satisfying to remember that the battle took place about a block and a half away from where we live. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: whiterose on January 22, 2015, 05:21:01 PM
My preferred candidate for director of our system won!

I have known him for over 10 years. He is truly a big picture, long-term vision person.

I have enjoyed working with him- and now look forward to his being director.

So these news made me very happy. Small, but good.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on January 22, 2015, 05:45:51 PM
My car was on E and the gas light even came on...it cost me less than $20.00 to fill up.  I don't think I've experienced that in about a decade.   :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on January 22, 2015, 05:50:33 PM
My car was on E and the gas light even came on...it cost me less than $20.00 to fill up.  I don't think I've experienced that in about a decade.   :P

Gas prices are deliciously low these days.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 22, 2015, 06:34:36 PM
I love low gas prices, they make me happy.

When a student mentioned a partial concept of law, I was able to say the full concept without looking it up!

A friend advised me to not pursue a second Bachelors, but to take a graduate certificate course instead. I found the perfect one, it exactly fits the year I have between my graduation and beginning the masters.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: crella on January 22, 2015, 06:55:53 PM
I had a company come in yesterday and take away all the boxes etc from our move this past June, and I feel wonderfully free! The past 3 years have been nothing but packing and schlepping as I cleared out both DH's mother's home/garages and my mother's home, and we moved twice ourselves. We were just waiting for a shipment to come from the US in early December(we're letting go of our home there and shipped some things over) and as soon as that was unpacked I called and made an appointment with a local company to haul away over 100 collapsed moving boxes and bags and bags of styrofoam chips and bubble wrap. We're settled in, the house is neat, and I never want to see boxes or packing tape ever again if I can help it!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on January 22, 2015, 08:12:13 PM
I had a company come in yesterday and take away all the boxes etc from our move this past June, and I feel wonderfully free! The past 3 years have been nothing but packing and schlepping as I cleared out both DH's mother's home/garages and my mother's home, and we moved twice ourselves. We were just waiting for a shipment to come from the US in early December(we're letting go of our home there and shipped some things over) and as soon as that was unpacked I called and made an appointment with a local company to haul away over 100 collapsed moving boxes and bags and bags of styrofoam chips and bubble wrap. We're settled in, the house is neat, and I never want to see boxes or packing tape ever again if I can help it!

And where are you now? (Just generally, I just wondered.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 22, 2015, 08:39:47 PM
My car was on E and the gas light even came on...it cost me less than $20.00 to fill up.  I don't think I've experienced that in about a decade.   :P

Gas prices are deliciously low these days.  ;D

While I do like paying for low gas prices, I'm afraid to say I'm not very happy about the broader effects of how low they've gotten.  There's already been lay offs at some of the oil fields in the upper mid-west, and I have two trucker friends who are out of work because of it.  That makes me sad.  :(
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: crella on January 22, 2015, 09:23:38 PM
I had a company come in yesterday and take away all the boxes etc from our move this past June, and I feel wonderfully free! The past 3 years have been nothing but packing and schlepping as I cleared out both DH's mother's home/garages and my mother's home, and we moved twice ourselves. We were just waiting for a shipment to come from the US in early December(we're letting go of our home there and shipped some things over) and as soon as that was unpacked I called and made an appointment with a local company to haul away over 100 collapsed moving boxes and bags and bags of styrofoam chips and bubble wrap. We're settled in, the house is neat, and I never want to see boxes or packing tape ever again if I can help it!

And where are you now? (Just generally, I just wondered.)


Japan, I've lived here since I got married, but we had a house in the US and my mother's house was on the East Coast. DH's mother's house was an hour away. Our two moves were 1) moving lock stock and barrel to a new location in 2012 and 2) selling a property in 2014 and moving that stuff plus the stuff from MILs house to our house, and also getting the shipment from the US location. We decided to streamline and simplify. As I look at it now, my post is hard to follow. I was trying to avoid a lot of detail  :) I'm so glad that all that moving and shuffling is over. I was so sick of packing and unpacking!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on January 22, 2015, 10:02:49 PM
I've ordered and paid for my kids school books.(boy do high school books cost a lot !). next the stationary
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 23, 2015, 01:46:52 AM
A silly rel@tionship milestone:  Bf and I made our first purchase together.  It wasn't a huge purchase, just $75, but it's kinda funny because of what it was.  It's a 5 year subscription to an online vehicle repair information site. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 23, 2015, 11:30:08 AM
My car was on E and the gas light even came on...it cost me less than $20.00 to fill up.  I don't think I've experienced that in about a decade.   :P

I've had that happen twice in the last couple of weeks, but down to 1/4 tank. Both times I figured I'd put $25 in (18.5 gallon tank), and then hit my cheaper option when I could, to finish. Both times, it filled me up!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 23, 2015, 12:16:52 PM
Even better when you are part of a grocery market's points rewards program.  Martin's (cousin of Giant) does this and you can build up a lot of points and usually it takes about 30 days for them to expire and let's face it, unless you rarely drive, you're going to be filling up about once a month. 

But if you don't use them for that you can also put them towards a discount on groceries or a turkey at Thanksgiving.

Years ago, before DH switched jobs, the insurance company we were with issued flex cards so that anything you needed to pay for that was medical (copays for office visits, prescriptions, devices) would go on the card if you hadn't met your deductible.  Which meant we were getting points up the wazoo for the full price of scripts to the tune of $300 or so.  And I believe it's about .10 for every 10 you spend.

We once paid about .02 for gas after applying the discounts. And it was near $4 at that point so we were tickled!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on January 23, 2015, 03:33:06 PM
I don't mind rain but I can not handle cold wet rain. I can not get warm so will frequently choose to not go anywhere I don't have to go when it's rainy and cold. DD bought me some adorable rain boots and matching rain coat for Christmas. I've found in the 10 plus days since then that I'm perfectly happy to put on my boots and coat and do errands when it's wet and cold because they are just so cute.

I think I've reverted to be 6 again.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 23, 2015, 04:09:24 PM
I'd love to find one of those with some cute patterns on them.  Partly cause from what I can remember I didn't' have cute boots as a kid.  I recall in middle school one teacher joked with me that on a windy and rainy day, the only thing keeping me from blowing away was the pair of chunky gray boots I wore.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on January 23, 2015, 04:30:55 PM
I don't mind rain but I can not handle cold wet rain.

What about cold dry rain? Does that work for you? ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on January 23, 2015, 04:55:34 PM
I don't mind rain but I can not handle cold wet rain. I can not get warm so will frequently choose to not go anywhere I don't have to go when it's rainy and cold. DD bought me some adorable rain boots and matching rain coat for Christmas. I've found in the 10 plus days since then that I'm perfectly happy to put on my boots and coat and do errands when it's wet and cold because they are just so cute.

I think I've reverted to be 6 again.

I smiled when I read your post because I'm like that too.  If I think I look "cute", I'll go out in almost any kind of weather!
Sometimes clothes change everything!   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 23, 2015, 05:59:22 PM
I don't mind rain but I can not handle cold wet rain. I can not get warm so will frequently choose to not go anywhere I don't have to go when it's rainy and cold. DD bought me some adorable rain boots and matching rain coat for Christmas. I've found in the 10 plus days since then that I'm perfectly happy to put on my boots and coat and do errands when it's wet and cold because they are just so cute.

I think I've reverted to be 6 again.

I smiled when I read your post because I'm like that too.  If I think I look "cute", I'll go out in almost any kind of weather!
Sometimes clothes change everything!   :)

When I lived in Fargo, North Dakota, rain boots (and depending on how far out of the city you lived, waders) were a must for spring, as the melting snow and thawing river create quite a mess.  I must say I was disappointed that they didn't have cute boots in my size.  They had them in women's sizes, just not big enough for my big feet.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 23, 2015, 06:13:54 PM
Check out Long Tall Sally, they have them in my size 12 and going up to 15. It's just not worth it for me, since we rarely have rain all day. I'll just stick with my good boots on those days.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 23, 2015, 06:52:52 PM
Check out Long Tall Sally, they have them in my size 12 and going up to 15. It's just not worth it for me, since we rarely have rain all day. I'll just stick with my good boots on those days.

I will keep that in mind if I'm ever in a place that gets rain. Where I live now is pretty dry.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 23, 2015, 07:57:06 PM
I'd love to find one of those with some cute patterns on them.  Partly cause from what I can remember I didn't' have cute boots as a kid.  I recall in middle school one teacher joked with me that on a windy and rainy day, the only thing keeping me from blowing away was the pair of chunky gray boots I wore.

I saw some on 6pm.com. It's Zappos clearance site and they have great deals on tons of stuff
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on January 23, 2015, 07:58:41 PM
I now have both of my w-2s, and as I file the EZ form, just did my federal taxes in about 2 minutes. And am getting enough back to pay off one cc! Still have to do state, which is 4 pages and takes 4 times as long!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 24, 2015, 07:08:00 AM
My middle child very nearly got straight A's.  My oldest...well not so much.  And when the kid I call my human calculator does poorly in algebra, I know it's not a lack of understanding or ability.  He grasps mathematical concepts very quickly and will even do math at home...for fun.

But what made me happy was that my middle child took his brother to their room and privately gave him some advice on how to do better.   Which I'd thought of asking him to do but for not thinking oldest pirate would listen to him, based on past interactions when middle pirate tried.

I didn't hear any arguing or fighting and when they came down, that's when I was told what they were discussing up there and my oldest said he'd put his brother's advice to work.  It was nice to see them actually helping each other than going at each other's throats.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mental Magpie on January 24, 2015, 10:56:22 AM
Things have been really rough around here lately. Really rough. Last night, I have my husband a foot rub and then a back massage. It was like all that bad stuff didn't exist for that time and it was really nice. So a silly little foot rub made my day yesterday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on January 24, 2015, 05:39:40 PM
I found The Complete America's Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2015 at BJ's for $27. So many things bookmarked.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on January 24, 2015, 06:18:22 PM
Puppies! And learning how to post pictures here!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on January 25, 2015, 11:55:42 PM
I've been living where I live for almost a year now and haven't gotten involved with any community groups. That changed today. One type of group that's im to me is animal rescue. I love fostering rescue animals. My living situation does not allow for anything with fur, but bf dies have birds. He also has a large, empty parrot cage. We took the first step today towards fostering rescue parrots. We went to the monthly  meeting for a local group and I like them. I'm going to start small and work at a few of the community outreach events, then maybe in a few months, as I get to know them and they get to know me, we can begin to care for some if the birds. I'm really excited.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: knitwicca on January 26, 2015, 05:05:24 AM
I.just moved into a condo that is completely tiled. The grout was icky.
someone suggested using hydrogen peroxide to clean it.

It worked beautifully!  I am happy that white grout is white again!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on January 26, 2015, 07:59:59 PM
There's a current thread titled: "Gym common sense: Etiquette blunders that make you go 'Whaaaaa?'" Every time I read the title, my brain reads the last word like this: Minion says "Whaaat?" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0245xP_HVk) Every. Single. Time.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on January 26, 2015, 08:05:06 PM
Monday was Australia Day, and one of the local stations played three days' solid of Aussie rock.

So there I was, cruising down the road and bopping along to Eagle Rock, when I saw a crow on the side of the road doing the Eagle Dance.  Totally made my day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQfAZVsz6KM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQfAZVsz6KM)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on January 27, 2015, 07:18:28 AM
I enjoy making outfits out of separates in my wardrobe and I especially enjoy having my shoes match. Today, I match my car and my new sunglasses.  8)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on January 27, 2015, 10:54:17 AM
Before the expected storm I went to the local shops to pick up some fruit, vegetables and the mandatory milk and eggs.  The shelves were well-stocked with those.   There was also plenty of bread.  Because we often bake our own bread, I wanted to lay in a few packets of yeast.  THAT was the hard thing to find. Also, the lines were only slightly longer than usual. 

I also went to a book store to get a new puzzle magazine. There wasn't a single copy of the magazine I wanted on the shelves and the lines stretched 'way back beyond where Jesus lost his sandals' (I love that phrase). 

On the way home I pass a wine shop and a liquor store.  Those were both packed.

It made me smile to see that people in our neighborhood have their priorities straight.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on January 29, 2015, 02:46:02 PM
My daughter went to a new therapist today. I called the new practice last Thursday, and they were able to get her scheduled for today at 1:00. I wasn't thrilled about her missing school, but she really needed to get back into counselling.

Today ended up being a snow day, so no missed school, and her therapist just had her Wednesday 4:00 time slot open up. We snagged it, and should not have to miss school for any future appointments. I am ridiculously excited.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on January 29, 2015, 03:02:15 PM
A couple things:

1) Yesterday, despite being sick, my 3 year old made me happy by being very easy to keep an eye on.  I put two movies on for him with Netflix (easier than having to get up to change dvd's) and just rested on the couch.  He either sat on the floor in front of the couch or tried curling up with me.  So even when I did end up shutting my eyes a bit, I knew he was out of trouble cause I could feel his weight on me and know exactly where he was.

At one point I got some wicked stomach pains to the point of whimpering.  He was quite empathetic, saying "You okay? Where does it hurt? Aww, don't cwy, it okay. Shhh...it okay." <3 <3. 

Also the worst of it only lasted from about 6am to 2pm.  When my middle child and dh had it, it ran a full 24 hours before they felt human again.

2) I managed to make a good homemade chicken soup on Tuesday even though it was my first attempt ever making homemade broth. Dh said it was so much better than canned.  ;D 

3) My middle child made the honor roll! I can't really crow about it on fbook because he'd be terribly embarrassed if loads of people came up to him and congratulated him.  None of you know him in person so I think it's safe to crow here. *chuckle*  He didn't even want me to submit the news to the woman who types up the accolades part of the church newsletter.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on January 29, 2015, 04:49:46 PM
I just got a call from our telephone service provider.

We moved into our house on Aug 22, 2014.
We had an appointment for phone hook up on Aug 25, 2014.

The appointment was put on hold due to cable repair issues.

The cable repair group has now released the hold and they are going to schedule our phone line hook up!

They called to see if there was any time in the next week or so that didn't work for me. (Are you kidding? I'd run barefoot through my snowy yard if it meant finally getting phone service!)
They will be calling back shortly to let me know when they will be here!!!!

This means:

1) I can stop giving my cell phone # to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker!
2) I don't have to go through the monthly hassle of calling the provider to remind them that although their computer pre-bills for service, I don't actually have any, so please adjust my bill.
3) We have secondary service in the event of ice storm/blizzard/tornado - which we do get here!
4) They have assured me that they will be crediting me with several months of free service for all the issues.

**************
And on a completely unrelated note, UPS just dropped off the package with Mr. Dragon's belated Christmas present!
I have been tracking it and it said it was still delayed, so whoo-hoo!

He is an Engineer and we are building a new home office, so I got him something for his desk. The theme of the room is quasi-steampunk.

It is this: http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod2500147&categoryId=cat5300038

(There is a ton of other stuff on here that I wanted to get him, but...budgets and all....)

I wanted to get this:
http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod6070002&categoryId=cat5300038

or this:

http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1860626&categoryId=cat5300038
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on January 30, 2015, 06:43:27 PM
My cholesterol is up! 

Yes, I know that seems counter intuitive, but that is really what I meant to write.  You see, my entire life I've been occasionally fussed at because my cholesterol has been too low, hovering right around 100 total (both my HDL and LDL were considered too low).  My HDL has always been in the mid 20-30 range.  Nothing ever brought it up, though my ratio was fine..some doctors thought this was great, some totally flipped out. Then last year I got diagnosed with Celiacs Disease and the doctor is guessing I've had it since I was a child based on some other things. I had previously tested negative, but was apparently, a false negative  I've been on very strict gluten free diet for almost a year (I want to say I started it around March). My HDL was up a bit when it was checked in May, but now it's 49!

Woohoo!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mental Magpie on January 30, 2015, 07:32:17 PM
My cholesterol is up! 

Yes, I know that seems counter intuitive, but that is really what I meant to write.  You see, my entire life I've been occasionally fussed at because my cholesterol has been too low, hovering right around 100 total (both my HDL and LDL were considered too low).  My HDL has always been in the mid 20-30 range.  Nothing ever brought it up, though my ratio was fine..some doctors thought this was great, some totally flipped out. Then last year I got diagnosed with Celiacs Disease and the doctor is guessing I've had it since I was a child based on some other things. I had previously tested negative, but was apparently, a false negative  I've been on very strict gluten free diet for almost a year (I want to say I started it around March). My HDL was up a bit when it was checked in May, but now it's 49!

Woohoo!

Awesome! I'm so glad the new diet has been working for you in more ways than one!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on February 01, 2015, 08:17:11 PM
She was sleeping like this:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vnv9jst69/shorty.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on February 01, 2015, 08:18:35 PM
She was sleeping like this:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vnv9jst69/shorty.jpg)


^^^  Now that's cute!!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on February 01, 2015, 08:25:46 PM
What the what?  How on earth was she sleeping in that position?  That's hilarious.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on February 01, 2015, 08:32:17 PM
She was sleeping like this:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vnv9jst69/shorty.jpg)

I know cats will sleep in weird contortions, but that looks uncomfortable. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hillia on February 01, 2015, 09:40:13 PM
Two years ago DH and I bought a wonderful property: 5 acres with a house, garage, barn, equipment shed, and wellhouse.  The property was a working farm for many years, and we have found a lot of stuff left behind.  Some we've been able to use, like the old milkhouse heaters (small, sturdy space heaters meant for small enclosed areas), or the two hand made ladders that were too old and dried out for us to trust, but which incorporated nicely into the chicken coop as the base for the paint bucket nesting boxes and the ramp to the outside.  But there's a ton of stuff lying around just in the way, and the equipment shed is an eyesore (and full of more stuff).  So I advertised on Craigslist that we had free wood (lots of old fence posts, pallets, etc) and two grad students from the university came out to look at it.  One of them is building a tinyhouse - he was thrilled to see two long heavy beams on the ground, plus several more serving as framework for the equipment shed.  His friend does various art/furniture projects, and carried off a feed sack full of old rusted hardware.  Bonus: they'll be coming back in the spring, when the weather has stabilized, to tear down the equipment shed in exchange for whatever wood or other building materials they want to salvage from it. 

I have hoarding tendencies, and a strong contributor is a feeling of guilt for throwing away things that could have a use.  So now all this stuff will be leaving the property and being useful - I'm thrilled beyond measure!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on February 01, 2015, 10:51:44 PM
She was sleeping like this:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vnv9jst69/shorty.jpg)

I know cats will sleep in weird contortions, but that looks uncomfortable. :)

"Uncomfortable" is not in a cat's vocabulary.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Let Them Eat Cake on February 02, 2015, 01:39:31 AM
"Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf". This is gonna be stuck in my head aaaaall week.

Also, I found some amazing mocktails on Pinterest to try out. :D And a great recipe for oven toasted ravioli... looks like I'm gonna be in the kitchen a lot the next couple days!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on February 02, 2015, 02:19:57 AM
Preface:  No medical advice wanted, or offered!

One year ago today I had a very minor stroke.

Why does that make me happy?  Because it forced me to adapt.  In the past year, I have cut a lot of carbs out of my life (and started letting some back in!) because I was diagnosed at the time as having dangerously high blood sugar.  My blood sugar is unwaveringly normal anymore.  I reduced my sodium intake.  I cut my portion sizes dramatically, and I'm (slowly but surely) losing weight.  More importantly, I'm losing waistline!  I dropped between six to eight inches so far, and I'm not done yet!

Basically, because of my stroke, I'm healthier than I've been in decades.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on February 02, 2015, 05:16:29 AM
I have hoarding tendencies, and a strong contributor is a feeling of guilt for throwing away things that could have a use.  So now all this stuff will be leaving the property and being useful - I'm thrilled beyond measure!

That is awesome.  I can see why you are thrilled.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on February 02, 2015, 02:19:17 PM
I've just bartered with one of the guys I work with - a knitted hat in return for some fresh caught fish!  Hopefully walleye but it might be perch or lake trout.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 02, 2015, 02:20:55 PM
^Awesome!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on February 02, 2015, 02:56:25 PM
I've just bartered with one of the guys I work with - a knitted hat in return for some fresh caught fish!  Hopefully walleye but it might be perch or lake trout.

Yum! No wonder you're happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on February 02, 2015, 04:44:03 PM
Dear Mr. Spanish Speaking Technical Man,

I do not speak Spanish, but your very clear video showed me how to fix the "unrecoverable boot loader error" on my beloved tablet.

I was able to reset my tablet and it turned out I did have all my books backed up elsewhere.

So now my beloved tablet is running like a dream again and I can finish my book.

Thank you for clarity transcending language!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 03, 2015, 09:14:54 PM
That I can wear colored denim jeans to work two days a week which greatly streamlines my life on those days. It is so hard to pack a change of clothes, find time to change and make it to class on time. Add in a special class project this week and it just doesn't work!

My Wednesday - 6:50 AM leave home - work 8-4:15 - class 4:30 - 7:20, not home until close to 8.
My Thursday - 6:50 AM leave home - work 8-5 - Class 6-9, but I usually work that hour before class to catch up. Not home until 9:30.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on February 03, 2015, 09:17:16 PM
All puppies have their eyes open and are trying to walk more. One heard her mama growling at the bigger dogs and got her little growl going, too. It was so cute!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 04, 2015, 10:30:14 AM
I was admitted to a graduate certificate program! The application deadline isn't until July, so I was not expecting that notification today!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AmethystAnne on February 04, 2015, 01:25:30 PM
I have a few scoop necked tops in my wardrobe that looked awesome in the fitting room but are apparently way too low-cut when you actually wear them and, you know, move around.  So they've just hung there in the closet and I look at them sadly on occasion.

Yesterday I was in the store and saw a woman wearing a top very much like one I have - and she was wearing a thin tank top underneath it in a complementary colour!  Her cleavage was covered and she looked great.

Guess what I'm wearing now!  :-)

I bought one that is too low-cut if worn front side forward. It provides great coverage when worn backwards!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on February 05, 2015, 10:12:59 AM
French onion dip
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 05, 2015, 12:14:46 PM
I found a nice rain coat for $30! In my size and black!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on February 05, 2015, 12:56:14 PM
The other night, DS asked "what's for dinner" to which I answered "stuffed chicken breasts". He heard, being a typical Texas male, "stuffed chicken fried steak". When I clarified, he was very disappointed that no I have no idea if there is a such thing as stuffed chicken fried steak. (We had an enjoyable dinner conversation with the rest of the family of all the things it could be stuffed with.

Today, I did a google search and found a local restaurant serves a "stuffed chicken fried steak". We'll be going next weekend.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on February 05, 2015, 07:46:19 PM
(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t498/kim_rice1/lappuppies_zps73733ded.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/kim_rice1/media/lappuppies_zps73733ded.jpg.html) A lap full of sleeping puppies!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on February 05, 2015, 07:47:40 PM
(http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t498/kim_rice1/lappuppies_zps73733ded.jpg) (http://s1062.photobucket.com/user/kim_rice1/media/lappuppies_zps73733ded.jpg.html) A lap full of sleeping puppies!

Awww, a puppy pile!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JenJay on February 06, 2015, 09:31:14 AM
I get to buy a new vacuum!

I have a Dyson that's been going strong for almost 10 years. A few weeks ago my son was using it and, I have no stinking idea how, snapped it in half. Yep, in half. He's young and small for his age so it's a mystery. I duct taped it back together and thought it was working fine but then I noticed a lot more dust around the house than usual so obviously it's not sealing like it used to. I've been keeping an eye on new Dysons but they are so expensive. Well, we just came into a little bit of extra money, and the vacuums are on sale at Costco and Amazon, and dontcha know I have just enough. Woo!

Now I have to decide if I go with the regular setup that's $50 cheaper or splurge for the Costco setup that comes with extra gadgets. As I told my good friend, "I'm leaning toward Amazon because $50 is $50, but you know I loves me some gadgets!"
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: kherbert05 on February 06, 2015, 12:59:47 PM
Ok I few months ago the hinge on my laptop cracked. I have an extended warranty. It took them a month and a half to fix my laptop. They also tried to blame me because the screws on the back had fallen out.

I've had it back about 2 months. I noticed yesterday that the same screw had fallen out again. I went back to where I bought it and was told I would have to send it it. When the manager walked off - one of his employees said take it to the independent place down the street they will sell you the screw.

I went down there and it place was closed with no hours on the door. I decided to check at the game store next door. I went in and was in line a couple people back waiting to ask the one staff member about the hours of the store next door. The clerk noticed my laptop and very nicely told me that if I was looking for the repair place next door they open at noon. (The signs are a little off center and the two stores look like they share an entrance. )

I went back an noon. The guy replaced the screw and tightened down the other ones. He refused to charge me. I needed an new USB stick, so I bought one from him.

I will be going back to both the game store and the repair place. Simple polite service.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lexophile on February 06, 2015, 01:18:12 PM
We got to school early today and were sitting in the car listening to a recording of The Rainbow Connection on repeat. My DD is six years old, and I rarely get to hold her anymore the way I used to.

She unexpectedly climbed into my lap and curled up to snuggle while we listened. Best mommy moment in months.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on February 10, 2015, 01:21:00 PM
Maybe this is a weird thing to be happy about, but then again, maybe it isn't.

My friend is quitting smoking, and posted about it on Facebook. I'm immensely happy for her, since I know she's been working really hard on taking care of herself lately, but I didn't quite know how to say that without coming off as kinda creepy and overly-invested. But, I posted a cheerleader-type comment, and she said it was just what she needed to hear.

So I guess I'm happy that I successfully encouraged her.  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on February 10, 2015, 02:52:21 PM
It was my birthday yesterday (yaaaay~!) and the Good Ethnic boy bought me a game he knew I wanted (woot!), a game he thought I might like (he was right), and an absolutely ENORMOUS mug - seriously, it holds nearly three times as much as a normal mug - that says "Thank God I'm Fabulous" on it.  ;D He also took me out to dinner at the best local Thai place. Garlic chilli duck, mmmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 17, 2015, 05:50:48 PM
My washi tape came! It's decorative masking tape. I will be using it to make an 8-bit design on my mortarboard.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on February 17, 2015, 06:03:37 PM
The newest episode of a show I'm quite liking was everything I wanted. And then some. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on February 17, 2015, 07:40:58 PM
My daughter (18) gave blood at her school blood drive today. Her FB post with pic said, "Saving lives today." My son (22) does the same and has since he could at school, too. Happy that they think this way. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bandu on February 17, 2015, 09:47:28 PM
The dog I picked won the terrier group at the Westminster KC dog show! Made me happy! I let out a little whoop.

I've really got to get out more... ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AmethystAnne on February 18, 2015, 11:37:02 AM
^
My son likes beagles. A beagle won Best Of Show(?). Only the 2nd time in the K.C.'s competition that a beagle won that distinction.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on February 18, 2015, 05:47:14 PM
The dog I picked won the terrier group at the Westminster KC dog show! Made me happy! I let out a little whoop.

I've really got to get out more... ;D

We were watching the sporting group last night and I called the winner for that group before the field was narrowed down. Then DH and I had a bet between it and the Beagle winning best in show. He's cooking dinner tonight.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: MonteCristo on February 19, 2015, 08:20:56 AM
On my way home from work yesterday I passed a girl who was totally jamming in her car.  No idea what she was listening to, but she was so into it, it was adorable.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on February 19, 2015, 08:27:20 AM
On my drive to work, almost every morning, I pass this family walking to school.  Twin boys, older sister, Dad and sometimes Mom and dog.  One of the twins is almost always trailing behind everyone or else he is holding Mom or Dad's hand in an effort to get him to keep up.

For some reason, seeing them just makes me smile.  And it's a good way to start off any morning.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 19, 2015, 09:59:36 AM
I decided to purchase a used MacBook Pro and got it for $200, instead of the $250 it was listed for!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on February 19, 2015, 10:42:40 AM
I got a call yesterday from a placement agency.

There is a really interesting job opening and they think I am a good candidate.

This is the first positive response I've gotten in a couple of months and I was getting really discouraged.

Have my fingers crossed that I will get called for an interview!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cherry91 on February 19, 2015, 02:16:49 PM
Today I made sweet and sour sauce from scratch.

In connection to this, I seem to have regained my enthusiasm for cooking again!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on February 19, 2015, 05:02:53 PM
As I think everyone here knows, much of the USA has been suffering from extreme cold and record snowfalls.

I didn't catch the name of the city but it seems that one has issued a warrant for the arrest of Princess Elsa of 'Frozen' as the alleged perpetrator of this horrible weather. 

That gave both of us a hearty laugh. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on February 19, 2015, 05:48:34 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if it was Boston!

Or it could be a city on the Canadian East Coast - they've been getting hammered, too.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on February 19, 2015, 06:20:02 PM
I just looked it up it's Harlan county in Kentucky.  http://time.com/3714850/kentucky-police-frozen-elsa/
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on February 20, 2015, 09:12:31 PM
It's our family movie night and my turn to pick. Singin' in the Rain. I always laugh out loud at "Make 'Em Laugh," probably because I studied so much Shakespeare.

You can study Shakespeare and be quite elite,
You can thrill the critics and have nothin' to eat,
But slip on a banana peel, the world's at your feet!
Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on February 20, 2015, 11:00:19 PM
I ordered colored bands for my FitBit and they finally came.  I can now color coordinate my pedometer with my wardrobe.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on February 21, 2015, 08:05:17 AM
My school is doing a production of The Best Little W***ehouse in Texas, and I got to go see it last night. It was so much fun! So glad to be able to see things like this for free.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on February 21, 2015, 06:40:28 PM
my son just started Kindergarten at the start of the month and has been invited to a classmate's birthday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on February 21, 2015, 09:32:24 PM
It's our family movie night and my turn to pick. Singin' in the Rain. I always laugh out loud at "Make 'Em Laugh," probably because I studied so much Shakespeare.

You can study Shakespeare and be quite elite,
You can thrill the critics and have nothin' to eat,
But slip on a banana peel, the world's at your feet!
Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!

One of my all time favorite movies
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 21, 2015, 10:46:26 PM
I was able to go to a Forensic Science presentation with Dr. Henry Lee, Dr. Kathy Reichs and Dr. Jan Garavaglia. Dr. Lee started his talk by telling us he really wasn't Dr. Lee, that he was another Chinese man that owns a buffet. Dr. G started hers by having us all stand up, since we had been sitting for at least an hour to make sure we wouldn't end up in her morgue.  8)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on February 21, 2015, 10:58:36 PM
I was able to go to a Forensic Science presentation with Dr. Henry Lee, Dr. Kathy Reichs and Dr. Jan Garavaglia. Dr. Lee started his talk by telling us he really wasn't Dr. Lee, that he was another Chinese man that owns a buffet. Dr. G started hers by having us all stand up, since we had been sitting for at least an hour to make sure we wouldn't end up in her morgue.  8)

How funny

I met Dr. G somewhat randomly at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.  I don't know why she was here and I didn't bother asking, but it was the first time I'd ever gone up to a celebrity and asked for a picture.  She was very nice. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Nikko-chan on February 21, 2015, 11:10:46 PM
I was able to go to a Forensic Science presentation with Dr. Henry Lee, Dr. Kathy Reichs and Dr. Jan Garavaglia. Dr. Lee started his talk by telling us he really wasn't Dr. Lee, that he was another Chinese man that owns a buffet. Dr. G started hers by having us all stand up, since we had been sitting for at least an hour to make sure we wouldn't end up in her morgue.  8)


So jealous!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 23, 2015, 02:58:06 PM
Received the "more information" email from the field school I am attending and I don't have to share a room. I am very happy about that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BeagleMommy on February 25, 2015, 02:11:52 PM
DH sent me a very sweet, mushy poem this morning to my work email.  It made me feel all gooey inside.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 25, 2015, 02:12:48 PM
Our intern has an adorable 9 month old daughter and her pictures make me happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 27, 2015, 08:16:23 AM
The Florida Strawberry Festival and MercyMe in concert!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on February 27, 2015, 01:43:18 PM
My LittleBrother, having finished a painful and messy divorce, is getting married.  :D

LittleBro and his fiancée had to book their destination several months ago, so the date is not changeable. (They are having a very small destination wedding with just the two of them and my nieces.)

Unfortunately for LittleBro, his youngest daughter has a major scheduling conflict with the wedding date.
Young niece is in dance and has performed internationally in the past. She has a major performance/event on that date and can't attend the wedding.
(If there are other reasons, it's none of my business and I don't want to know.)

So since the airfare is paid for along with the resort and room, LittleBrother suggested Eldest Niece invite a friend along.

Eldest Niece invited DragonSon.  :)

So my youngest will be getting an all expenses paid trip to a tropical destination to hang out with his cousin and attend his uncle's wedding.
(We are going to make sure he has money to pay for his meals etc!)

I am thrilled for him - and insanely jealous that he gets to spend a week on a tropical beach and I have to stay home!  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on February 27, 2015, 07:45:20 PM
I found an awesome deal on a crazy cute suitcase. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on February 27, 2015, 07:48:17 PM
I found an awesome deal on a crazy cute suitcase.

Tell me more, tell me more!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on February 27, 2015, 08:04:07 PM
I found an awesome deal on a crazy cute suitcase.

Tell me more, tell me more!

Amazon.  Though there were some pretty awesome deals on Overstock and nomorerack as well.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 27, 2015, 08:09:26 PM
My much overdue pedicure is now done! I chose OPI Plugged in Plum, picture of the color below.

(http://opi.com/sites/default/files/styles/product_detail_image/public/nlb55_g_pluggedinplumb_handswatch-swatch_hand.jpg?itok=42A_aYwT)

It's a little sparklier than the picture shows.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on February 28, 2015, 01:41:53 AM
That's a gorgeous color, ladyknight! I think I have one similar to that.

I've drawn something for the first time in almost a year. I think the medication I'm now on for my hand pain is working!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on February 28, 2015, 05:34:23 PM
Kmy son (age 10) learned an awesome life lesson today on never giving up, not getting discouraged and listening to his mother

A month ago he got his biggest Lego set ever almost $150, for his birthday. He immediately started on it and got about half way done in about 2 days. Then he had a sleep over and it got knocked over and broke. Well that made the world end, it was ruined and he'd never be able to fix it

I've been trying to get him to sit down and walk through the steps to get back to where he was - but no. It was ringed, it could not be fixed. He quit watchin TV upstairs and hanging out in that room. Today I finally told him he wasn't getting any more toys until he finished tha t Lego sr. Cue tears and drama. 

 so I got the biggest cutting board we own and took it upstairs, had him move the "big chunck" pieces over to it and start walking me through what was missing or broken while I reorganized the bags of pieces and read through the book. In less than 10 minutes, he had everything back to where he was was it tipped over. Two hours later he's almost done

Perseverance my child. It pays off.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Awestruck Shmuck on February 28, 2015, 10:16:28 PM
Kmy son (age 10) learned an awesome life lesson today on never giving up, not getting discouraged and listening to his mother

A month ago he got his biggest Lego set ever almost $150, for his birthday. He immediately started on it and got about half way done in about 2 days. Then he had a sleep over and it got knocked over and broke. Well that made the world end, it was ruined and he'd never be able to fix it

I've been trying to get him to sit down and walk through the steps to get back to where he was - but no. It was ringed, it could not be fixed. He quit watchin TV upstairs and hanging out in that room. Today I finally told him he wasn't getting any more toys until he finished tha t Lego sr. Cue tears and drama. 

 so I got the biggest cutting board we own and took it upstairs, had him move the "big chunck" pieces over to it and start walking me through what was missing or broken while I reorganized the bags of pieces and read through the book. In less than 10 minutes, he had everything back to where he was was it tipped over. Two hours later he's almost done

Perseverance my child. It pays off.

Oh andi, this is going to sound so silly, but your post made me tear up a little. My dad came over on Friday, and helped me sort out some metaphorical (emotional and practical) Lego of my own - and I've been feeling relieved all weekend, but nervous about starting things up again. If your little man can do it, I know I have to try. thank you for your good news xx
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on February 28, 2015, 10:30:33 PM
I recently picked up the original Star Wars trilogy in a Blu-Ray and DVD combo set. I watched A New Hope tonight, and the only doctoring was the insertion of the scene with Jabba. I was ridiculously happy about that.

Plus the opening credits is still a magical thing. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on February 28, 2015, 11:20:07 PM
Kmy son (age 10) learned an awesome life lesson today on never giving up, not getting discouraged and listening to his mother

A month ago he got his biggest Lego set ever almost $150, for his birthday. He immediately started on it and got about half way done in about 2 days. Then he had a sleep over and it got knocked over and broke. Well that made the world end, it was ruined and he'd never be able to fix it

I've been trying to get him to sit down and walk through the steps to get back to where he was - but no. It was ringed, it could not be fixed. He quit watchin TV upstairs and hanging out in that room. Today I finally told him he wasn't getting any more toys until he finished tha t Lego sr. Cue tears and drama. 

 so I got the biggest cutting board we own and took it upstairs, had him move the "big chunck" pieces over to it and start walking me through what was missing or broken while I reorganized the bags of pieces and read through the book. In less than 10 minutes, he had everything back to where he was was it tipped over. Two hours later he's almost done

Perseverance my child. It pays off.

Oh andi, this is going to sound so silly, but your post made me tear up a little. My dad came over on Friday, and helped me sort out some metaphorical (emotional and practical) Lego of my own - and I've been feeling relieved all weekend, but nervous about starting things up again. If your little man can do it, I know I have to try. thank you for your good news xx

Oh, that makes me tear up!  I almost didn't post because it was so long and kinda off topic. I'm glad it was good news to someone else as well

Reika - that's so cool!  We watch the original with Boo all the time
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Esther_bunny on March 01, 2015, 01:44:57 AM
Listening to Siouxsie and the Banshees while I went to pick up take out from an Indian restaurant made me happy today.  I didn't leave the house much this week so it was nice to get out for a bit.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on March 01, 2015, 01:55:55 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JeanFromBNA on March 01, 2015, 02:45:58 PM
We have a bird feeding station.  Watching the mourning doves in endless fights for territory, running across the deck pecking at the other bird (that's a mourning dove fight) is pretty funny. When we go outside to feed them, they fly away, screaming bloody murder.  Silly birds.

I also like to watch the chickadees fly in, pick a seed up, and fly off.  Repeat, repeat, repeat. 

It's fun to identify the winter birds that come to the feeders. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 02, 2015, 12:34:41 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).

FTR, that kind of revenue-bait presentation is called a slideshow.  It's right up there with animated backgrounds, autoplaying sounds, and comic sans font in the "worst about the internet" category.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on March 02, 2015, 12:53:52 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).

FTR, that kind of revenue-bait presentation is called a slideshow.  It's right up there with animated backgrounds, autoplaying sounds, and comic sans font in the "worst about the internet" category.

Also known as a Listicle(sp?)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on March 02, 2015, 12:54:23 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).

FTR, that kind of revenue-bait presentation is called a slideshow.  It's right up there with animated backgrounds, autoplaying sounds, and comic sans font in the "worst about the internet" category.

I'm aware it's click-bait. I didn't say it was great literature, or even a good webpage (in fact, if I thought the website itself was all that good, I probably would have linked so others could enjoy it). I was just describing something silly that made me happy. I'm sure you didn't intend this, but it's kind a downer to share a silly story about something that I enjoyed, and get informed about how crappy that something is.  :(
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 02, 2015, 01:20:00 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).

FTR, that kind of revenue-bait presentation is called a slideshow.  It's right up there with animated backgrounds, autoplaying sounds, and comic sans font in the "worst about the internet" category.

I'm aware it's click-bait. I didn't say it was great literature, or even a good webpage (in fact, if I thought the website itself was all that good, I probably would have linked so others could enjoy it). I was just describing something silly that made me happy. I'm sure you didn't intend this, but it's kind a downer to share a silly story about something that I enjoyed, and get informed about how crappy that something is.  :(

Sorry, I didn't mean it that way at all... just that the reason it took so long to load is *because* of how badly they're constructed.  I've also gotten enjoyment from badly done things as a side effect of them (heck, the entire point of MST3K was exactly that!), I was just trying to commiserate with the difficulty of getting such a page to load.  My apologies.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on March 02, 2015, 01:38:19 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).

FTR, that kind of revenue-bait presentation is called a slideshow.  It's right up there with animated backgrounds, autoplaying sounds, and comic sans font in the "worst about the internet" category.

I'm aware it's click-bait. I didn't say it was great literature, or even a good webpage (in fact, if I thought the website itself was all that good, I probably would have linked so others could enjoy it). I was just describing something silly that made me happy. I'm sure you didn't intend this, but it's kind a downer to share a silly story about something that I enjoyed, and get informed about how crappy that something is.  :(

Sorry, I didn't mean it that way at all... just that the reason it took so long to load is *because* of how badly they're constructed.  I've also gotten enjoyment from badly done things as a side effect of them (heck, the entire point of MST3K was exactly that!), I was just trying to commiserate with the difficulty of getting such a page to load.  My apologies.

Thanks for clarifying. I didn't make the connection between your previous comments and explaining the slow load time, so I was really confused why you would respond that way. It makes sense now!

Also, I realize it's really weird, but the slow load time was actually why I was having so much fun. It was far from the worst such list I've seen (it wasn't just pictures and a sentence or two--there were multiple paragraphs of information about each breed, and nothing that I noticed as incorrect or misleading based on my prior knowledge), but I probably wouldn't have gone through the whole list if I wasn't having so much fun guessing the breeds while the page loaded.  :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 02, 2015, 02:04:10 PM
I just ran across a list of "21 dogs that require a lot of attention." Each breed was described on a separate page, with a photo at the top. For whatever reason, the pages were loading fairly slowly for me, with the photo appearing several seconds before any of the text--including the name of the breed. As a result, it turned into an impromptu game of "identify the breed in the photo before the name shows up" for me. And I got most of them right! And I managed to make some good guesses on a most of the ones I didn't know (e.g., "That's a...no, not a husky. It's a sled dog, but it's too big to be a husky"...which turned out to be "the largest of the Arctic dogs"  ;D).

FTR, that kind of revenue-bait presentation is called a slideshow.  It's right up there with animated backgrounds, autoplaying sounds, and comic sans font in the "worst about the internet" category.

I'm aware it's click-bait. I didn't say it was great literature, or even a good webpage (in fact, if I thought the website itself was all that good, I probably would have linked so others could enjoy it). I was just describing something silly that made me happy. I'm sure you didn't intend this, but it's kind a downer to share a silly story about something that I enjoyed, and get informed about how crappy that something is.  :(

Sorry, I didn't mean it that way at all... just that the reason it took so long to load is *because* of how badly they're constructed.  I've also gotten enjoyment from badly done things as a side effect of them (heck, the entire point of MST3K was exactly that!), I was just trying to commiserate with the difficulty of getting such a page to load.  My apologies.

Thanks for clarifying. I didn't make the connection between your previous comments and explaining the slow load time, so I was really confused why you would respond that way. It makes sense now!

Also, I realize it's really weird, but the slow load time was actually why I was having so much fun. It was far from the worst such list I've seen (it wasn't just pictures and a sentence or two--there were multiple paragraphs of information about each breed, and nothing that I noticed as incorrect or misleading based on my prior knowledge), but I probably wouldn't have gone through the whole list if I wasn't having so much fun guessing the breeds while the page loaded.  :P

There's loads of movies I would have never seen without three guys making fun of them  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on March 02, 2015, 04:25:45 PM
Most of my nuclear and extended family leans one way socially/politically with my son and me being more centric. A point of discussion was brought up over the weekend and my 18 yr old son "schooled" his relatives in a very articulate and motivating way when they chose to question his stance. Tickled me silly when he shut all of them up including my older DD and his great aunt. Ooh I love a good debate.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on March 02, 2015, 06:24:15 PM
Mr. Thipu received his latest shipment from 'Think Geek' today. It's the 'Pi Day of the Century'  shirt and I love it. It's sure to receive some comment during our trip to Hawaii later in the month. 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: SamiHami on March 03, 2015, 12:34:42 PM
I'm happy because DH and I took a class on Saturday to become Barbecue judges. We had a ridiculously good time and loved all the people we met!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Coralreef on March 03, 2015, 03:49:06 PM
The company owner came by my office and offered me a chocolate covered ice cream bar.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on March 03, 2015, 05:22:10 PM
Lazy procrastinator me forgot to pay her property taxes. :-[ Well, it was in the back of my mind but there was this squirrel . . .

On my way home from work today there was a news story about the on-line website payment option for taxes being inundated with people who waited till the last minute to pay and there were so many complaints because everybody was getting error messages.

Woo! Hoo! #1 Taxes are due today! ;D I thought they were due last Friday! WIN!

I figured I could get home, write the check and get back to my bank before it closed in time to pay. I passed by my bank on the way home and there was quite a line in the drive-through.

So I decided to try the on-line payment. (I'm pretty sure this was the first year that this was an option.)

Woo! Hoo! #2 it went through the first time, no problem! ;D



So I'm a happy cam . . . Oh! Look! SQUIRREL!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 03, 2015, 05:23:40 PM
It got above freezing today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Esther_bunny on March 04, 2015, 12:44:15 AM
Happy and sad:

It might snow/ice here on Wed night/Thu morning.

Happy because I just went grocery shopping and have ingredients to make a pot roast and homemade brownies. I've been on a cooking jag lately and love to bake when it's cold out.

Sad because the weather may postpone my 2nd post op ortho appt (I need meds and have questions about when I can go back to work) and we are supposed to go out of town to get our tattoos worked on. I'm ready to get my sleeve finished!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on March 04, 2015, 10:09:00 AM
DH bought a Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix and cream cheese frosting on Saturday.  I made it on Sunday, and just ate the last delicious piece.  AND it was gluten free, yay I can eat cake.  (Picture me dancing in the baking aisle of the grocery store filling my cart with GF cake mixes.)

*For those who are not GF, it is not hard to eat good tasting foods with everything except baked goods.  GF baked goods are really expensive and generally fall far short of expectations, read that as really, really bad.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 04, 2015, 11:06:33 AM
On Sunday, my beloved MIL and FIL stopped off for a visit on their way to Florida. Yay! We love them!
Today, they left.
Yay! I have my house back!
When I was younger I did not understand how you could feel both of those things quite sincerely. I spent a lot more time feeling guilty.
Yay! Not guilty!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on March 04, 2015, 07:00:11 PM
On Sunday, my beloved MIL and FIL stopped off for a visit on their way to Florida. Yay! We love them!
Today, they left.
Yay! I have my house back!
When I was younger I did not understand how you could feel both of those things quite sincerely. I spent a lot more time feeling guilty.
Yay! Not guilty!

Congrats - that's an achievement!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on March 05, 2015, 12:58:02 PM
Good for you!  Yes, I feel no guilt too.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Esther_bunny on March 06, 2015, 01:52:41 AM
Yesterday I made pot roast for the very first time.  ;D

Usually I don't like it because it always seems to have carrots in it and I can't stand cooked carrots. It finally dawned on me that *I* don't have to put them in mine (duh), so I didn't. DH was still complementing me on it today.  :)

I also made some ridiculously good brownies from scratch.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 06, 2015, 06:58:00 AM
^Woo hoo!

I checked for grades from our midterm before leaving work yesterday, but didn't see anything posted. After arriving at class, a classmate asked me what my grade was. Both he and I have been present at every class meeting and very active in classroom conversation and lecture. I looked it up and I had a 93/100. I told him. He was surprised as he only got an 84.  >:D

Part of his lower grade may be due to the amount of time he spends flirting with the young woman who sits next to him.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mustard on March 06, 2015, 07:13:06 AM
I saw a little teapot in the shape of a cauliflower in the village charity shop on Wednesday.  I didn't buy it.... and wished I had - but it was still there today (Friday) and I paid the princely sum of £2.50 for it.  The crocuses, snowdrops and hellebores are in bloom, the daffodils are almost there, and the sun is shining in a blue sky.  All is well in Mustard's world today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 06, 2015, 07:33:03 AM
I saw my family that walks this morning.  One of the twin boys was way ahead of the rest of the family and just as I passed, he turned around and raised his arms in exasperation, I'm sure saying, 'C'mon'.  Started my day off with a smile and a laugh.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AmethystAnne on March 06, 2015, 12:19:52 PM
I saw a little teapot in the shape of a cauliflower in the village charity shop on Wednesday.  I didn't buy it.... and wished I had - but it was still there today (Friday) and I paid the princely sum of £2.50 for it.  The crocuses, snowdrops and hellebores are in bloom, the daffodils are almost there, and the sun is shining in a blue sky.  All is well in Mustard's world today.

What a good day! It makes me feel happy just to read it.

Usually by early March, in southcentral Kentucky USA, We start seeing the tips of the daffodil leaves breaking through the ground. We've had 2 big snow storms within the past month. So our daffodils are delayed this year.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mandycorn on March 06, 2015, 05:20:17 PM
During my morning drive into work today I was stopped at a traffic light and noticed in my rearview mirror that the car behind me had two high school aged young men in it. One of them was fiddling with an iPod and then apparently found their jam because they both began singing along to the song quite enthusiastically. They were really getting into it, both singing different parts, along with head banging and air guitar. It reminded me of all the times I used to rock out in the car with my girlfriends on Saturday nights during high school and college, cruising around together.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on March 06, 2015, 05:41:35 PM
Yesterday was the pets' annual check up.

Our senior cat, at age 20, doesn't get vaccinated any more, but we are monitoring his weight and what not as he is showing signs of early kidney disease.

Good news is that the new diet (a senior mix and all the gooshy food he wants) must be working because his weight is finally stable (after two years of gradual loss).
Teeth aren't any worse and his quality of life is just fine.

Yes, he has seizures, but they are infrequent and are not causing any impairment or decline, so we're just keeping an eye on him.

I know that one of these days, he'll be gone, but it was good to know that he is healthy and happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 06, 2015, 05:52:23 PM
Just got hired to do transcription at home. The pay is not top dollar, but it's entirely flexible as to how much work I want to take. This will be a big relief for some unexpected expenses, and it won't add a burden of arranging childcare/transport.  Yay!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on March 06, 2015, 06:08:00 PM
I got a new keyboard at work and it's nicely clickety. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 06, 2015, 06:09:08 PM
I got a new keyboard at work and it's nicely clickety. :)

I love a clickety keyboard! Those mooshy ones mess me up. It's like drying off with a damp towel.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on March 06, 2015, 06:10:39 PM


I love a clickety keyboard! Those mooshy ones mess me up. It's like drying off with a damp towel.
EXACTLY! Perfect analogy :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on March 06, 2015, 10:02:27 PM
I got a new keyboard at work and it's nicely clickety. :)

There is absolutely nothing like that click. :) If I try to type on a silent keyboard (have done, as I type quite fast and it's always disturbed people) then I just start fumbling and going "what am I even doing?!"

One of my favorite games on my phone just released a HUGE update. All the once-a-week puzzle packs from the last year are available to solve. I'm having a great time. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on March 07, 2015, 10:26:00 AM
Learning that Erik Larson's new book on the Lusitania will be coming out this week.  It'll be both a nice addition to our transportation collection and the perfect thing to bring along on our upcoming cruise to Hawaii. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on March 09, 2015, 11:03:49 AM
I found a good one yesterday. 

The local branch of our public library holds a Sunday sidewalk sale of books, furniture, jewelry and assorted household objects.  I found four brand-new books of Cryptic crosswords from the Guardian.  Originally, these sold for £6.99 each.  I snapped them up, asked how much they were and where I could pay.  The man at the booth took a look at them and said, 'Eh, just take them. Nobody else wants them'.

Woo Hoo!  400 puzzles for free!  It feels like Christmas all over again! 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on March 09, 2015, 11:32:43 AM
I've been wanting a Sous Vide machine for a while. Been looking at reviews to select between 3 manufacturers and trying to self justify the expense. Decided yesterday to go buy one. Arrived at the high end kitchen store to find the one I wanted on sale. Sous Vide brussel sprouts were great last night, trying fish tonight and flank steak tomorrow.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 09, 2015, 12:40:39 PM
A lunch of salad, stuffed shells and a giant piece of bread for $7. I saved half for another day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 09, 2015, 12:54:43 PM
Season 6 of Drop Dead Diva is now on NetFlix.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on March 09, 2015, 01:57:47 PM
Season 6 of Drop Dead Diva is now on NetFlix.

Yay - I have to clean my craft room and do some crafting - watching/listening to this while I do that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JoW on March 09, 2015, 02:51:36 PM
I wanted to get the salt and sand washed off my car this weekend but the lines at the car wash were too long. This morning there was no line. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 09, 2015, 02:54:32 PM
I can register for undergraduate or graduate classes next week.  8)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BeagleMommy on March 09, 2015, 02:58:55 PM
I was jokingly grousing that I can't wear my pretty shoes while I'm confined to the compression boot to heal my fractured toe.  Friday night I went to bed and awoke to find that DH went to the craft store and, while I was asleep (which is when I can take the boot off), he glued crystals and glitter on it.  It's very sparkly and it makes me happy every time I look down at it.

I love that man!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 09, 2015, 03:02:33 PM
That is awesome!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: daen on March 09, 2015, 03:21:40 PM
I've been wanting a Sous Vide machine for a while. Been looking at reviews to select between 3 manufacturers and trying to self justify the expense. Decided yesterday to go buy one. Arrived at the high end kitchen store to find the one I wanted on sale. Sous Vide brussel sprouts were great last night, trying fish tonight and flank steak tomorrow.

Oooh... we have a thermostatically controlled plug and an old-school deep-fryer as our sous vide machine, so I'm slightly envious of your proper machine.
Still, our rig is a step up from the picnic-cooler/kettle/meat-thermometer setup we started with, and sous vide is glorious, regardless of setup.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on March 09, 2015, 03:58:48 PM
I've been wanting a Sous Vide machine for a while. Been looking at reviews to select between 3 manufacturers and trying to self justify the expense. Decided yesterday to go buy one. Arrived at the high end kitchen store to find the one I wanted on sale. Sous Vide brussel sprouts were great last night, trying fish tonight and flank steak tomorrow.

Oooh... we have a thermostatically controlled plug and an old-school deep-fryer as our sous vide machine, so I'm slightly envious of your proper machine.
Still, our rig is a step up from the picnic-cooler/kettle/meat-thermometer setup we started with, and sous vide is glorious, regardless of setup.

I tried to get DH to put something like that together for me based on some online guides on home sous vide machines. Couldn't get him engaged.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on March 09, 2015, 04:57:46 PM
Learning that Erik Larson's new book on the Lusitania will be coming out this week.  It'll be both a nice addition to our transportation collection and the perfect thing to bring along on our upcoming cruise to Hawaii.

Oh yay! That makes me happy too. DH had me beta read The Devil in the White City to see if his Honors students would like it, and ever since I've been a fan. I just bought a new book (Cooked), but once I finish that, I know what my next buy will be. Or, maybe I can convince DH that *he* needs to buy it, and I can just bogart it when he's sleeping.  >:D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lilfox on March 09, 2015, 05:09:28 PM
A few weeks ago I made myself a cell phone case from instructions I couldn't figure out, so it took me several nights of staring at fabric, basting it, trying to figure out how it all fit together... Eventually I did, so yay!

But the thing that makes me happiest about it - I just realized last night that it is completely, perfectly reversable.  That was not a feature in the description so it was a surprise to me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on March 09, 2015, 06:54:53 PM
After a couple of years of propping my glasses up on my nose to peer under them whenever I needed to do something close up (read, sew, crochet...), I've hit the point where my optometrist agrees I need multifocal lenses. Due to financial constraints I had to get the new lenses put into my old frames, so I wouldn't have anything to switch back to if I had problems adjusting, and I was a bit worried.

Well, half an hour ago I put them on for the first time, looked across the room, looked at the reading chart I had in my hand, and went "Huh. This works!"

Adjustment period? What is this adjustment period of which you speak? ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on March 10, 2015, 09:26:00 AM
I was jokingly grousing that I can't wear my pretty shoes while I'm confined to the compression boot to heal my fractured toe.  Friday night I went to bed and awoke to find that DH went to the craft store and, while I was asleep (which is when I can take the boot off), he glued crystals and glitter on it.  It's very sparkly and it makes me happy every time I look down at it.

I love that man!
I think I love him too!

Any chance we could get a picture? :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on March 10, 2015, 11:41:45 PM
I had lunch today with Housemate for my birthday.  We went to the Salmon Ponds, which is a gorgeous landscaped garden with ponds full of salmon and trout, which you can feed.  Amazing!

The best bit?  While we were sitting there we saw a platypus playing in one of the ponds, just outside the window we were sitting at.

It's so rare to see a platy during the day, in the wild.  It's only the second time I've seen one, and a first for the Housemate.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on March 11, 2015, 02:24:39 AM
I saw a dragonfly while shopping in the supermarket. I was coming out of the freezer section and a dragonfly flew by at about knee height.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on March 11, 2015, 10:08:44 AM
Safeway has 6 inch pies on sale this week for $3.14. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on March 11, 2015, 04:33:40 PM
I finally found a great color of lipstick.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 11, 2015, 05:03:48 PM
^That is something to celebrate! 90% of the time I wear the tinted lip balm Blistex sells.

I received an email with an invitation to the graduate portal for my certificate program. It's nice to have information.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on March 11, 2015, 06:27:37 PM
The puppies have learned to go back to their paper to go potty when they're running around the house. I also finally got little Dot to snuggle with me. Now when she's sleepy, she'll come to the couch and stand up looking at me until I pick her up! It's so cute!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 11, 2015, 06:57:29 PM
The puppies have learned to go back to their paper to go potty when they're running around the house. I also finally got little Dot to snuggle with me. Now when she's sleepy, she'll come to the couch and stand up looking at me until I pick her up! It's so cute!

 ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on March 12, 2015, 09:54:06 AM
My gentleman friend was visiting me and my cat Clyde stood on his hind legs and patted my friend's posterior to get picked up for snuggles.

It's the first time Clyde's expressed an interest in anyone but me and the cuteness factor was overwhelming.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 12, 2015, 10:32:26 AM
One of my cats hides from all men except my Dad.  The other one is more friendly but tends to bite if you pet her the wrong way.

Scaredy cat?  Climbed right into new boyfriend's lap the first time he was over.  Bitey cat?  Let him pet her and didn't try to bite him.  Hissed at one point but no teeth.

So I'm taking it as a good sign.   :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on March 12, 2015, 03:37:06 PM
My gentleman friend was visiting me and my cat Clyde stood on his hind legs and patted my friend's posterior to get picked up for snuggles.

It's the first time Clyde's expressed an interest in anyone but me and the cuteness factor was overwhelming.

My cat rarely every pats me to get a pet, and when she does, yes, it's just too cute! It's even kind of cute when, after I finish giving her her "beating" (patting her really firmly, but we call it her beating and she comes when I ask her if she wants a beating!) she reaches out to snag me with her claw tips to keep on with it already.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on March 12, 2015, 03:41:45 PM
Although Jack is affectionate with his lap snuggles and leg rubs, he rarely purrs. The other day I woke to find him making bikkies on me and purring loudly.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on March 14, 2015, 01:55:35 AM
Tonight, I decided to go to the movies:
1. I wanted to get something to drink during the movie, but didn't want a soda, especially a big soda--fortunately for me, this theater sells bottles of flavored (not too sweet) iced tea, which was perfect.  :)
2. I saw Cinderella and really enjoyed it.   :D
And the silliest thing to be happy about, 3. I stayed through the very end of the credits.  ;D I used to leave during the credits, but the Marvel Studios movies have converted me into a credits watcher, even when there's no post-credits scene. The music is usually quite nice, and it's a nice time to relax, listen to the music, and think about the movie. And when I'm at the movie by myself, I can stay to the very end without worrying about holding anyone up! In this case, there actually was a treat during the credits--like Maleficient, they used songs from the animated version during the credits (sung by the current actors). This time it was "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo."

Tomorrow, I'm going to see a panel of actors from Arrow and The Flash. It's going to be a fun weekend!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: kherbert05 on March 14, 2015, 02:32:14 AM
Not so silly, but my cousin's DH had to have emergency brain surgery this week because of a tumor.

1. He woke up the next morning with no neural deficits. Motor, cognitive, and speech skills were not harmed.

2. The pathology came back today it is not cancer and is the lowest grade/most treatable type of tumor.

He is back home with his wife and 3 kids (8,5,3)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on March 14, 2015, 02:59:11 AM
Yay for your cousin and his family! That's awesome!

I'm sitting on the shore of Lake Burley Griffin in a comfy folding chair, watching a jet do an aerobatics display (scaring the local flying foxes out of the trees) and waiting for our yearly "Skyfire" huge fireworks display to start.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 14, 2015, 09:48:39 AM
Making the most of a pretty awkward situation.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on March 14, 2015, 10:05:09 AM
Having my approve my request for reclassification.  It may not go through (HR decides), but I cannot even request without his approval.  It means that I would have a better retirement when the time comes, so is really important to me.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 14, 2015, 11:21:39 AM
We resubscribed to Netflix, and now I've got a lot of new stand-up comedy to watch. A lot of these I've only heard on Pandora!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on March 14, 2015, 11:48:56 AM
A new family member :).  Tallulah is a 5 month old kitten, all black but for a diamond-shaped white patch on her chest.  She is constantly purring-like little grunts rather than a motor.  And this might fall under "Things You Shouldn't Laugh At": the other three (far larger) cats are terrified of this kitten  ;D.  None of them will even come downstairs.  It's about the opposite of aggression and hissing.  Tallulah was fostered with other cats coming and going, so she's all "Whatever". 

Izzy's been the bravest of the chickens, cautiously sniffing the kitten's nethers.  He's also all-black, and I can just see the wheels turning: "I thought I was out of the kitten business!"  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on March 14, 2015, 12:43:41 PM
Finally having a day warm enough to sit outside for a while with a young friend, having a chat, and watching their 5 year old male cat letting one of their <1 year female cat pounce all over him. They looked like they were really scrapping, but there was no noise from either, and the little one would dash off like mad, then sneak up for more. Also discussing my young friend's book writing effort, and finding out her best friend had the same thoughts about at least the first page that I have read and that my young friend was quite fine with what I had to say so far! I do not care for the genre of books she likes & likes to write stories in (which she knows), but I can do grammar and punctuation for her, and perhaps see some story flaws that she might miss because she is so into it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: purplerainbow on March 14, 2015, 12:55:06 PM
I went to have a look around the charity shops near me today.
One shop is one that I haven't been in recently, and I was amazed at how cheap their books are, especially in comparison to the other charity shops nearby.  ;D Don't get me wrong - the other shops are reasonably priced, and as a former volunteer, I totally understand that they're raising money for good causes, so I never ask for discounts or anything. But this one particular shop sells books cheaper, because they get a lot of them donated and don't have a lot of space to store them.
So yay  ;D I get to fund my book habit without spending more than I can afford. Especially since I work in a school library, and enjoy picking up books to take there, too. Win-win.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 14, 2015, 04:42:12 PM
Swimming after a day of chores.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: juliechan on March 14, 2015, 04:45:48 PM
I cleaned out and re-organized the walk-in closet in my study  ;D I filled two bags of trash, took a bag to the thrift store, and I have two bags and two boxes for a co-worker to take to her church's daycare (art supplies and toys/games). I think I earned an evening of wine and Netflix!  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Vall on March 14, 2015, 07:00:32 PM
I had a tough week at work.  Last night I took a long hot shower then put on my softest long flannel nightgown, ate cheap breaded fish fillets with tarter sauce and boxed mac and cheese (Lindt chocolate truffles for dessert). And watched episodes of the Andy Griffith Show.  All was well in my world.  Ahhhh.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 14, 2015, 07:15:26 PM
We have been cleaning, reorganizing, clearing out clutter and I took time to make blueberry cheesecake hand pies. They look amazing.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on March 15, 2015, 01:38:14 AM
I saw a little teapot in the shape of a cauliflower in the village charity shop on Wednesday.  I didn't buy it.... and wished I had - but it was still there today (Friday) and I paid the princely sum of £2.50 for it.  The crocuses, snowdrops and hellebores are in bloom, the daffodils are almost there, and the sun is shining in a blue sky.  All is well in Mustard's world today.

What a good day! It makes me feel happy just to read it.

Usually by early March, in southcentral Kentucky USA, We start seeing the tips of the daffodil leaves breaking through the ground. We've had 2 big snow storms within the past month. So our daffodils are delayed this year.

Western Washington here and we have daffodils and tulips, too! We have had an insanely wonderful mild winter!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ereine on March 15, 2015, 03:38:00 AM
I bought an old camera last year (a Zeiss Ikon Nettar (http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zeiss_Ikon_Nettar), which also made me very happy, it's  fun to shoot with) and there was an unprocessed roll of film inside it. I took to a local camera shop but they said that the film was so old that they weren't able to process it anymore. A few months ago I found out about The Rescued Film Project (http://www.rescuedfilm.com), which develops old films and sent my roll of film to them. It took two months to get to America and I was getting worried but today I got an email from them, the film has arrived and they will eventually process it (apparently it can take a while, especially as it was a bit unusual type of film or something) and now I'll start worrying about if the film was destroyed while travelling or while I stored it but the whole project makes me happy and it's very exciting :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on March 15, 2015, 10:24:52 AM
^^^  If they are able to process it, please come back and tell us what was on the film.  What a delightful mystery!  You got a great classic camera with a (possible) story included.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Octavia on March 15, 2015, 10:26:04 AM
I woke up to the sounds of birds singing today. It sounds like spring, finally!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on March 15, 2015, 11:00:40 AM
My son called me the other day. He is in his first year of college.

He just finished a big group project and was frustrated because one member of his group didn't do any work. ( ::) Familiar tale!)

The prof announced last week that one group had missed doing a major section of the assignment and it had pulled their grade way down.  :(
The prof also announced that his policy was that he simply didn't give perfect marks, since there was always something that could be improved.
However, he had had to make an exception for this assignment.

Son got his assignment back this week. The prof had scratched out 88% and changed it to 100%!

He was so happy and we are so proud of him!

I know, it's one assignment in a first year Sociology course, not the Nobel prize, but we are so happy that he did such an awesome job!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 15, 2015, 12:13:49 PM
I got a new microphone for my livestreaming, and it sounds *beautiful*!

No more, as it's been called, "dental drill"!  Hooray!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: audhs on March 15, 2015, 05:29:27 PM
My middle daughter is in brownies (girl guides) and its cookie season again.  I hate selling cookies, dread it actually.  We picked up her three allotted cases today (36 boxes at $5 a box) , got our cookie selling map and bit the bullet and went out selling.   One hour later we had sold all but two boxes of cookies, so we packed it in and went home. 

That was the fastest and easiest cookie Selling we've ever done.   Also she's decided not to go on to guides next year so no more cookie sales for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on March 15, 2015, 10:29:08 PM
Watching the puppies zoom back and forth from the front porch to their kennel all day. They are so darn cute! They aren't  impressed with the grass,  so they stand on the porch until one decides that there's something very important in the kennel they must see to right now!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: MMHou on March 16, 2015, 01:31:37 AM
DH and I got back from a trip to Vegas last night, and I picked my pup Maddie up from the boarder today. She absolutely loves the boarder because she gets to play with her puppy friends, but when I picked her up she literally jumped from the attendant's arms into my arms! Thank goodness I was paying attention! Silly thing to be happy about but I was glad she was happy to see me  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on March 16, 2015, 12:46:27 PM
So I ran into a technical problem this morning.
My jeans would not stay up. ???

So I had to go to the store and buy new pants.
My new ones are two sizes smaller.  :D :D

Decided to celebrate by going home and not eating!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 16, 2015, 01:24:44 PM
I love that, too.  I'm in a similar boat, though I was able to pull a couple pairs of 'skinny' jeans out of my closet to tide me over.  And a belt.  That will soon need a new hole punched into it.

I felt like I ate more last week and moved less.  And still lost 0.8 pounds.  Doc says I'm fine, based on a whole slew of blood tests so I'm just going with it.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 16, 2015, 01:32:41 PM
My almost 15 year old made herself breakfast. She is generally a terrible multi-tasker, and gets easily overwhelmed, but she made hash browns (first time), scrambled eggs, and toast, and even timed everything right!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on March 16, 2015, 05:08:13 PM
Had to take a friend to the hospital for a test of some sort. While waiting around, I went looking at a couple of gift shops and stuff down various hallways. Bought myself a leather change purse - shaped like a kitty cat, with a head attached on one side so it's more 3D - really cute, very much needed, makes me smile to look at it! It was a little expensive, but I didn't even mind that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on March 17, 2015, 06:52:02 PM
Henry Rollins answered my question in his Reddit AMA(Ask Me Anything) tonight!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 17, 2015, 06:56:05 PM
^Woot!

Happened to see Andrew Zimmern's corned beef recipe today, had DS start it, and I finished it and made the glaze. Divine.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on March 17, 2015, 07:54:14 PM
Hubby has 3 phone pre-interviews this week!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on March 17, 2015, 08:05:35 PM
Made a 10 hr sous vide corned beef for St Patriicks dinner. It was awesome. Dad and DS decided we'd have a mashup of their Americanized heritage tomorrow. They are making Nachos, bruesheta, and Rueben sandwiches with the left overs.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on March 18, 2015, 08:40:24 AM
I'm away dog and house sitting this week, and finally got my act together and put in a maintenance request for my bathroom. Some tiles in my shower are loose, grout has come out of others, and it needs some re-caulking etc. Nothing major, but would require me not to use my shower for a couple of days while whatever they do dries, so best to do when I'm not home.

My neighbor next door emailed me to ask what was going on since she heard a lot of banging, etc. Then saw them carry out my old shower doors. Apparently I'm getting new ones, which is fabulous since these are lighter, and now clean! mine old ones had major water stains i could never remove. Its the little things that make us happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on March 18, 2015, 11:10:03 AM
In the last 6 weeks of our renovation:

1) Called a fireplace installer to consult on installing the current unit. He dropped off the face of the earth for two weeks.  :o

2) Called in a second installer. He committed several acts of "I'll never shop there again" and after three weeks of wrangling, his response was "I might be able to find parts, but it will take 3 weeks and I can't guarantee they will work." This was followed by additional PD. We fired him.  >:(

3) Bought a new fireplace. Waited a week to get it installed and they promptly messed up the job.  :'(

4) Had a fourth person come in. He fixed up the mess the installer made and made sure the installation exceeded requirements.  :) :)

Today we finally had the building inspector in. Everything - including the fireplace - passed with flying colours! There are a couple of things we are still working on, but we finally have the approval to start putting up walls and getting the renovation moving forward.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

I am soooo happy!!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on March 19, 2015, 12:54:21 AM
On Saturday I got four chickens.

On Sunday I let them out of the chook tractor, and they seemed happy.

On Monday the dogs managed to break into the pen, chased chookies everywhere.  Ended up with two chooks, one in the pen, one next door in the neighbours place.

Monday afternoon, I try to fix the chook pen, tried to trap visiting chook in a cat box, tried tried tried.  No luck.  Left chookie next door for the night.  Third chook turned up sometime in the afternoon and hid in the tractor.  Dogs got into the pen again, got seriously into trouble, have been banned into house only until the pen is fixed properly.  I put a plank up against the fence, hoping visiting chook would come home.  We think the fourth chook is dead.   :'(

Tuesday.  Visiting chook has returned home, either she flew or walked via the plank staircase.  All three are herded into the tractor, door is shut. 

Wednesday.  Still only three chooks.  #4 must be dead.   :-\

Wednesday evening.  Fourth chook has come home!!  Cue much rejoicing!  She gets herded into the tractor, obviously hungry and thirsty.   *\ ;D/*

This weekend will be spent fixing the gosh darn it pen - again.  Some rain this week may help - clay soil at my place and it's as hard as brick normally.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 19, 2015, 07:31:46 AM
Hooray for chickens, and especially hooray for the Homing Chicken! (and I love your cheering emoticon - never saw that one before.)

Today, dd1 informed me that our local science museum brought the "Star Dome" to school and her class got an astronomy lesson. Apparently the Star Dome is a portable, inflatable planetarium.

I am just kind of stunned and thrilled that there is such a thing as an inflatable planetarium. How did I not know this? How marvellous.

I want to start a band called Inflatable Planetarium.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Vall on March 19, 2015, 07:49:17 AM
I loved the chicken story!  I was in suspense and then it had a happy ending.  Yay!  And this is the silly thing that made me happy today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 19, 2015, 09:10:19 AM
A silly thing that makes me smile, at least.

One of my coworkers helped her Mom move her grandmother into an assisted living facility and then helped get the house cleaned out.  In the process, she found a whole pile of unused stamps in various denominations, all much smaller than required to currently send a letter.  They weren't of interest to collectors so coworker decided to just use up the stamps, mailing letters.

We are allowed to mail stuff from work, as long as it has the right postage on it, so I see coworker's outgoing letters.  It's hard not to; there are usually at least 6 stamps on them, in at least 3 different patterns.  They make me smile when I see them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 22, 2015, 03:43:11 PM
Eating chocolate chip cookies.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on March 22, 2015, 06:38:41 PM
Finishing a quilt block that came out EXACTLY the measurement it was supposed to!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: whiterose on March 22, 2015, 08:12:05 PM
Seeing a live echidna in person.

And a hyrax as well- not sure if I had seen one of those IRL before.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on March 22, 2015, 08:37:19 PM
Knocking pecans off the tree with a frisbee.  We made a game of it and had a great time collecting them when they fell (read that if someone actually hit a branch with the frisbee which did not happen much.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 22, 2015, 08:43:06 PM
My son is an awesome person. I'm proud.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on March 23, 2015, 10:01:57 AM
Mrs.k2002 and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this weekend. Our original plans had to change due to my jury duty, so we went with our #1 alternate: We spent Saturday night at Disney's Grand Californian and had dinner at Napa Rose, with brunch the next day at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen*. There were a lot of little things that made us both happy.

Disney gives you buttons when you're celebrating and lots of people congratulated us on our anniversary, including people who didn't work for Disney. When we got back to our room after dinner, they had not just done a turn-down, but had decorated the bed with a couple of wash-cloths twisted and tied into hearts, and spread rose petals on the bed. The Jazz Kitchen gave us complimentary champagne with our brunch.

All-in-all a very relaxing and happy weekend.

*Our honeymoon was in New Orleans so eating at an authentic NOLA restaurant was important to us.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on March 23, 2015, 01:01:53 PM
That sounds awesome, Art! Happy anniversary!

I spent all day Sunday in my PJs, and most of it holed up in my bedroom. Made two necklaces, ate peppermint ice cream I stashed at Christmas, re-watched Sherlock and had a black cat purring next to me all day. Pretty much my definition of a perfect day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on March 23, 2015, 01:13:24 PM
I'm away dog and house sitting this week, and finally got my act together and put in a maintenance request for my bathroom. Some tiles in my shower are loose, grout has come out of others, and it needs some re-caulking etc. Nothing major, but would require me not to use my shower for a couple of days while whatever they do dries, so best to do when I'm not home.

My neighbor next door emailed me to ask what was going on since she heard a lot of banging, etc. Then saw them carry out my old shower doors. Apparently I'm getting new ones, which is fabulous since these are lighter, and now clean! mine old ones had major water stains i could never remove. Its the little things that make us happy!

Finally saw the end results and its amazing! regrouted the entire shower, put in the new doors, and recaulked, using silicone so its invisible, vs. the old white caulk. it looks brand new. I Coudn't be happier. i think what happened is they are slowly renovating my 40+ year old complex, adn so when things in the apts they haven't touched yet need replacing, they do it with the "new" so when the time comes, they don't have to do it again.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 23, 2015, 01:42:44 PM
Met my boyfriend's parents and dogs on Saturday.  I knew the parents wouldn't be a problem but I was worried about the dogs.   ;D  By the time I left on Sunday?  Even the nursing mother with 4 week old puppies wasn't barking at me any more.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 23, 2015, 02:01:00 PM
My livestream got my first "non-inherited" regular yesterday! (I have been an ardent follower of a few other livestreams, and almost everyone who is a follower of mine is carried over from them.  Well, not anymore!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Esther_bunny on March 23, 2015, 11:12:00 PM
I took Facebook off my phone and my tablet. I'm not on my regular computer much (paying bills, etc) so this is good. I've already noticed a difference because I'm reading more, just started "The Sandman Chronicles" again.

I've also started organizing my office. I'm debating getting rid of my acrylic paints because I haven't used them in about 2 years (keeping the brushes and unused canvases though) and I think they might be getting old drying out.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 24, 2015, 08:07:56 AM
I've been reading "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and doing the KonMari declutter on my clothes.
My drawers have stayed beautifully tidy for two weeks now. Last night I purged and re-arranged my handbags. Wow! Things actually *fit* on my closet shelf!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 24, 2015, 09:10:50 AM
My tulips are starting to poke up through the ground. And I can see ground, because all the snow melted!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 24, 2015, 09:12:16 AM
My tulips are starting to poke up through the ground. And I can see ground, because all the snow melted!

Tulips make my heart dance.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: chi2kcldy on March 24, 2015, 09:38:20 AM
My company announced that Palazzo pants, in basic color and patterns, are allowed from April 1 until October 1. It may seem silly to some but I love Palazzo pants with a nice tunic top. I called my husband I was so happy about the email.  ;D

Last year HR claimed Palazzo pants were not business casual. Their claim was that Palazzo pants resembled pajama pants. 

In other news, Toms and shoes similar to Toms are still now allowed   Blah.  :(
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mustard on March 24, 2015, 12:33:12 PM
My tulips are starting to poke up through the ground. And I can see ground, because all the snow melted!

Tulips make my heart dance.

Me too!  My husband spent some time in Mozambique and flew home via Amsterdam.  He arrived with an armful of tulips; I had them in vases all over the house!  Luxury..
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 24, 2015, 12:52:21 PM
My company announced that Palazzo pants, in basic color and patterns, are allowed from April 1 until October 1. It may seem silly to some but I love Palazzo pants with a nice tunic top. I called my husband I was so happy about the email.  ;D

Last year HR claimed Palazzo pants were not business casual. Their claim was that Palazzo pants resembled pajama pants. 

In other news, Toms and shoes similar to Toms are still now allowed   Blah.  :(

I hate pajama pants in public with a passion... and I don't see it. What they *do* resemble, to me, is the kind of pants you find as part of a martial arts uniform.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 24, 2015, 01:43:49 PM
My company announced that Palazzo pants, in basic color and patterns, are allowed from April 1 until October 1. It may seem silly to some but I love Palazzo pants with a nice tunic top. I called my husband I was so happy about the email.  ;D

Last year HR claimed Palazzo pants were not business casual. Their claim was that Palazzo pants resembled pajama pants. 

In other news, Toms and shoes similar to Toms are still now allowed   Blah.  :(

I hate pajama pants in public with a passion... and I don't see it. What they *do* resemble, to me, is the kind of pants you find as part of a martial arts uniform.

I must have a really different picture in my head of palazzo pants. What I use that term for, are very fitted at the top and upper thigh, and then bell or widen out from there. And most often in a dressy woven (not stretchy) fabric. So, not at all like pajamas or a gi.

They are very pretty and I wish I could still wear them without looking like a small office building!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on March 24, 2015, 01:52:55 PM
My company announced that Palazzo pants, in basic color and patterns, are allowed from April 1 until October 1. It may seem silly to some but I love Palazzo pants with a nice tunic top. I called my husband I was so happy about the email.  ;D

Last year HR claimed Palazzo pants were not business casual. Their claim was that Palazzo pants resembled pajama pants. 

In other news, Toms and shoes similar to Toms are still now allowed   Blah.  :(

I hate pajama pants in public with a passion... and I don't see it. What they *do* resemble, to me, is the kind of pants you find as part of a martial arts uniform.

I must have a really different picture in my head of palazzo pants. What I use that term for, are very fitted at the top and upper thigh, and then bell or widen out from there. And most often in a dressy woven (not stretchy) fabric. So, not at all like pajamas or a gi.

They are very pretty and I wish I could still wear them without looking like a small office building!

I had to google palazzo pants. Based on the results, I think Diane may have been thinking of something like a kendo uniform
(http://www.challengermartialarts.com/images/products/martial-arts-uniforms/hakama.jpg?main_page=popup_image&pID=1)(http://www.puswasind.com/webcp/pictures/141830122_379_pic_1.jpg)
rather than a karate gi. However, I agree that they don't look like any pajama pants I'm familiar with.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 24, 2015, 01:54:21 PM
Ah, yes!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on March 24, 2015, 02:00:08 PM

I had to google palazzo pants. Based on the results, I think Diane may have been thinking of something like a kendo uniform
(http://www.challengermartialarts.com/images/products/martial-arts-uniforms/hakama.jpg?main_page=popup_image&pID=1)(http://www.puswasind.com/webcp/pictures/141830122_379_pic_1.jpg)
rather than a karate gi. However, I agree that they don't look like any pajama pants I'm familiar with.  :)

I kind of like those.  Might be pretty in a soft knit fabric that drapes well..
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 24, 2015, 02:21:01 PM
That my university only asks we be dressed appropriately. They don't care about the specifics.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 24, 2015, 02:57:59 PM
My company announced that Palazzo pants, in basic color and patterns, are allowed from April 1 until October 1. It may seem silly to some but I love Palazzo pants with a nice tunic top. I called my husband I was so happy about the email.  ;D

Last year HR claimed Palazzo pants were not business casual. Their claim was that Palazzo pants resembled pajama pants. 

In other news, Toms and shoes similar to Toms are still now allowed   Blah.  :(

I hate pajama pants in public with a passion... and I don't see it. What they *do* resemble, to me, is the kind of pants you find as part of a martial arts uniform.

I must have a really different picture in my head of palazzo pants. What I use that term for, are very fitted at the top and upper thigh, and then bell or widen out from there. And most often in a dressy woven (not stretchy) fabric. So, not at all like pajamas or a gi.

They are very pretty and I wish I could still wear them without looking like a small office building!

I had to google palazzo pants. Based on the results, I think Diane may have been thinking of something like a kendo uniform
(http://www.challengermartialarts.com/images/products/martial-arts-uniforms/hakama.jpg?main_page=popup_image&pID=1)(http://www.puswasind.com/webcp/pictures/141830122_379_pic_1.jpg)
rather than a karate gi. However, I agree that they don't look like any pajama pants I'm familiar with.  :)

Well, the image I got for palazzo pants (http://i01.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v1/1613120057/Women-Plus-Size-Palazzo-Pants-Free-Shipping.jpg) reminds me a lot of a karate gi (http://product_images_y.s3.amazonaws.com/un-st-11/product/un-st-11.jpg).  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on March 24, 2015, 06:46:15 PM
After a five-year ban, our company finally re-allowed jeans on Fridays a few weeks ago. I came bopping in last Friday in a long dress in a soft knit fabric and a cardigan, only to be accosted by one of my young co-workers who exclaimed words to the effect of,  "Hey, we can wear jeans on Friday now! You should have worn something comfortable!"

I looked at her skintight jeans, then looked at my dress (which is flattering, but about as "constructed" as a nightgown) and said "which one of us is dressed more comfortably?"

To her credit (she's a smart cookie, even if she is young enough to be my daughter) I could see the light dawn in her eyes almost immediately.

 >:D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on March 24, 2015, 07:22:23 PM
One of the chickens laid our first egg this morning.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on March 24, 2015, 08:19:37 PM
One of the chickens laid our first egg this morning.

AHA!!  So the chicken does come first!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on March 25, 2015, 11:41:21 AM
One of the chickens laid our first egg this morning.

AHA!!  So the chicken does come first!   ;D

HAHAHAHA! This!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on March 25, 2015, 12:14:45 PM
Speaking of chickens, I added 5 new girls, bringing us up to 7. Two red hybrids and three barred Plymouth Rocks I can't tell apart.

Their names: Ruby, Checkers, Checkers, Checkers, and Donald Trump. (One of the hybrids has a very bad toupee and a deep voice.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 25, 2015, 01:24:32 PM
...Donald Trump. (One of the hybrids has a very bad toupee and a deep voice.)

Love it!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Tea Drinker on March 25, 2015, 01:36:21 PM
There are some absurdly tall irises growing across the street. I got my husband to take a picture of me next to them, showing that the tallest is at my eye level.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 25, 2015, 01:57:07 PM
The air conditioning was not working this morning at work, and we had no circulation. It came back on!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on March 25, 2015, 07:01:21 PM
Donald Trump. (One of the hybrids has a very bad toupee and a deep voice.)

One of our girls has a Donald Trump toupee as well. 

(Apparently all of ours have names but I don't know what they are right now.  I'm sure I'll find out eventually.  They are gifts from a friend who has over 70 chickens and ducks, each with a name.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on March 26, 2015, 11:36:10 AM
This:

https://bobbiblogger.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/meow.jpg
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 26, 2015, 12:45:09 PM
This:

https://bobbiblogger.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/meow.jpg

Mine is that you posted this. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: 2littlemonkeys on March 26, 2015, 01:56:38 PM
Two things...

The X-Files is planning a come back and I notice ABC is now allowing those with Direct TV accounts to watch shows the next day as opposed the week I was waiting.  (They require an account verification with certain providers before shows can be viewed right away).

 ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: GreenHall on March 27, 2015, 07:38:14 AM
I got to work right at 8 this morning, and there were a lot of people turning into the (gated) parking lot.  Those turning right created almost a zipper merge with those of us waiting to turn left - one of them and then one of us.  I thought that was very reassuring about people in general. (And a nice counterpoint to what will be posted in the up the wall thread.)

Also, this is so small I've never made an entry just for it, but every time I follow a link in E-Hell, I appreciate the fact that the programming has it open another window, rather than sending the current window there, and then trying to re-find where I was here.  I've gotten better about right clicking to select Open in New Tab, but don't always remember, and Ehell keeps me from frustrating myself :)

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Nikko-chan on March 27, 2015, 09:38:15 AM
This happened over a week ago but I am still happy. The snow finally melted and I can walk on the sidewalk.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on March 27, 2015, 11:30:44 AM
This has had me giggling today.

Sent this text to my son this morning:

"So I dreamed you wrote a book. Not read one - wrote one.
Your book was a worldwide bestseller and the required text in most high schools and colleges. You wrote it in 36 hours and it was over 500 pages long - with diagrams.

The title was "An Analysis of the Origins of the Current Political Situation as Developed from 1940 to the Present - Presented in the Context of the Worlds of Harry Potter."

Clearly, my brain is busted.
(But I want to read that book now!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on March 27, 2015, 01:20:13 PM
My new Big Boss (BB) was presenting at our staff meeting today.

Yesterday I spent a good part of my day filing and cleaning my office as I had spent a good three months on brain intensive work and 1) my office was a disaster, 2) I needed to destress, and 3) I was waiting on information that I may have had to act on immediately regarding a big project so I did not want to be in the middle of any other project.

BB walked into my office today and asked to see the view (I have an awesome view from my office windows) and complimented me on my office.  He spent at least 5 minutes with me.  Boy am I glad I cleaned my office!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on March 27, 2015, 02:42:45 PM
Today I was at a red light and looked to my left to see a man sized pink ape sitting in the passenger side (seat belt on) of a top off jeep with his left hand poised to adjust the radio.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on March 27, 2015, 03:11:35 PM
This has had me giggling today.

Sent this text to my son this morning:

"So I dreamed you wrote a book. Not read one - wrote one.
Your book was a worldwide bestseller and the required text in most high schools and colleges. You wrote it in 36 hours and it was over 500 pages long - with diagrams.

The title was "An Analysis of the Origins of the Current Political Situation as Developed from 1940 to the Present - Presented in the Context of the Worlds of Harry Potter."

Clearly, my brain is busted.
(But I want to read that book now!)

I mean, the similarities are pretty stark, considering that there's two Wizarding Wars, and the second one is even more overtly about blood purity. I know there's other similarities between HP and world history of that time, but I can't get it together right now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 27, 2015, 05:33:01 PM
My Archaeological Theory and Method class is the most exacting class this term and second most exacting anthropology class in my undergrad career. The professor is a stickler for details such as page numbers, font size, text, citation style, and only allows a certain amount of text per submission. I'm pretty good at adapting to the requirements for each class/professor and average 90 and 95 percentile for her assignments. Today, on the abstract and bibliography for our final project for the course, I got 100%!

Due to other circumstances, I stayed home from work today and spent some time with my DS. His friend contacted him in the late morning and invited him to go to Disney World. They are on their second park of the day.  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on March 27, 2015, 06:57:08 PM
This has had me giggling today.

Sent this text to my son this morning:

"So I dreamed you wrote a book. Not read one - wrote one.
Your book was a worldwide bestseller and the required text in most high schools and colleges. You wrote it in 36 hours and it was over 500 pages long - with diagrams.

The title was "An Analysis of the Origins of the Current Political Situation as Developed from 1940 to the Present - Presented in the Context of the Worlds of Harry Potter."

Clearly, my brain is busted.
(But I want to read that book now!)

I mean, the similarities are pretty stark, considering that there's two Wizarding Wars, and the second one is even more overtly about blood purity. I know there's other similarities between HP and world history of that time, but I can't get it together right now.

The book had lines like "Ron's behaviour in this case mirrors the subtle manipulation used in Nixon's responses to China."

The really funny part is that my son isn't really into Harry Potter and had zero interest in political history. He is in college studying video game design.

I have no idea what my brain was doing! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HoneyBee42 on March 28, 2015, 04:41:33 PM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)

I've asked the mods about the right way to handle this related to another thread. I don't want to be shilling like some kind of hinky...shill.  But thanks for the woo-hoo!

There's nothing stopping you from posting your pen name, is there?  Amazon has a search feature.  ;D

Silly things that make me happy:  I finally have shoes that fit!  Like, correctly!  And get this... they're marked as wide, and they are wide!!  I'm a whole two shoe sizes smaller than I thought I was!  (Can you tell I've always hated shoes and my feet?)

From where?  (Short, wide feet here)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on March 28, 2015, 07:43:10 PM
This has had me giggling today.

Sent this text to my son this morning:

"So I dreamed you wrote a book. Not read one - wrote one.
Your book was a worldwide bestseller and the required text in most high schools and colleges. You wrote it in 36 hours and it was over 500 pages long - with diagrams.

The title was "An Analysis of the Origins of the Current Political Situation as Developed from 1940 to the Present - Presented in the Context of the Worlds of Harry Potter."

Clearly, my brain is busted.
(But I want to read that book now!)

I mean, the similarities are pretty stark, considering that there's two Wizarding Wars, and the second one is even more overtly about blood purity. I know there's other similarities between HP and world history of that time, but I can't get it together right now.

The book had lines like "Ron's behaviour in this case mirrors the subtle manipulation used in Nixon's responses to China."

The really funny part is that my son isn't really into Harry Potter and had zero interest in political history. He is in college studying video game design.

I have no idea what my brain was doing! ;D

I think your brain was writing a book. See, in dream-speak, your "child" is your creative offspring, right? So your son was actually symbolizing your book.

Do it! Why not? There's one out on "The Gospel According to Breaking Bad". Yours could totally work.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 28, 2015, 11:47:35 PM
I finally published my book on Amazon, and sold my first real copy this morning (like a human paid actual money for it). I'm just giddy all over!

Woo! Hoo!  ;D

Would you please send a link to your book? I'd love to check it out.

(My apologies if you've written about your book elsewhere on this site, this is the first I'm hearing/reading about it.)

I've asked the mods about the right way to handle this related to another thread. I don't want to be shilling like some kind of hinky...shill.  But thanks for the woo-hoo!

There's nothing stopping you from posting your pen name, is there?  Amazon has a search feature.  ;D

Silly things that make me happy:  I finally have shoes that fit!  Like, correctly!  And get this... they're marked as wide, and they are wide!!  I'm a whole two shoe sizes smaller than I thought I was!  (Can you tell I've always hated shoes and my feet?)

From where?  (Short, wide feet here)

I bought them at Payless... the brand name is Cross Trekker. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 28, 2015, 11:49:29 PM
I've been dieting this past year, but that isn't what's got me happy.

I was doing some cleaning around the house, and I found a trove of clothes from when I was a teen. (For example, a pair of acid-washed jeans!) And they fit!!

I'm partying like it's 1989! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: rain on March 29, 2015, 06:56:28 AM
I am in the process of cleaning the basement

Right now I've gotten one shelf cleaned/straightened (3' x 6 1/2') plus some stuff off the floor   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on March 29, 2015, 02:16:00 PM
Someone gave me a prompt to write something for them - not only did it turn out about twice as long as I'd planned for, they were so grateful and happy for the finished product that it almost made me cry. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Carotte on March 29, 2015, 02:52:28 PM
Adam Savage, from Mythbuster, has recreated the maze from the Shining for an exhibition, the whole process can be found here: http://www.tested.com/art/makers/504037-my-shining-maze-build/ (http://www.tested.com/art/makers/504037-my-shining-maze-build/).
The first thing I love is knowing that he messed up some scale and had to re-do stuff. If Adam Savage messes up for this kind of thing it's liberating to know that it's normal to mess up and stuff.
Second thing is that in the comments people have been talking about building their own version in Lego or in Minecraft. And one person did it in Roller Coaster Tycoon (a pc game) I've recently been playing it again so it's funny to see I'm not the only one (the game is from 1999 - 2002 for my version).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Snooks on March 29, 2015, 02:56:25 PM
This has had me giggling today.

Sent this text to my son this morning:

"So I dreamed you wrote a book. Not read one - wrote one.
Your book was a worldwide bestseller and the required text in most high schools and colleges. You wrote it in 36 hours and it was over 500 pages long - with diagrams.

The title was "An Analysis of the Origins of the Current Political Situation as Developed from 1940 to the Present - Presented in the Context of the Worlds of Harry Potter."

Clearly, my brain is busted.
(But I want to read that book now!)

Ha! You're like my mum, she's had several dreams of very specific companies for my brother to run (nothing for me though!).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on March 29, 2015, 08:24:06 PM
We just got back from a weekend getaway with friends, and we're still friends!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 29, 2015, 08:26:53 PM
A cool snap. We've had the windows open all day yesterday and today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on March 29, 2015, 09:53:10 PM
A cool snap. We've had the windows open all day yesterday and today.

And for me, a warm snap so the windows have been open! We must live in vastly different parts of the world.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 30, 2015, 06:55:19 AM
Yes, in Central Florida we have already had weeks of 89+ F weather.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on March 30, 2015, 11:54:32 AM
Yes, in Central Florida we have already had weeks of 89+ F weather.
I had sighed and given up on any more winter, but yeah, I was happy about the nippy last night. I'll take it!

And here's my happy: The dainty little cat that had been dancing around the edges of my mom's TNR colony kitten-ized last night, and appears to be accepting of some care (we pushed a box lined with rags into the bushes where she gave birth; she has moved in, and is only hissing moderately when we push food back there.)

I'm sorry we didn't get to her quickly enough to prevent kittenization, but fortunately there's just the one baby. And if it's half as pretty as mama, finding a home probably won't be a challenge. In the meantime, we're on a full-bore charm offensive to try to get the new mother a little more accustomed to us. That way trapping her and taking her to be spayed won't be so traumatic.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on March 30, 2015, 01:25:29 PM
Yes, in Central Florida we have already had weeks of 89+ F weather.

Ugh, too hot for me! And the bugs and other critters... no thanks! I am in the southern part of Alberta, where spring has a hard time deciding if it's really coming or not. Happily, it seems to be staying today.

And in other news - I am very happy to find the quilt backing that I threw in a box with a large quilt top was an extra wide backing so there's no need to piece it together. (For the quilty among us, it is just barely long enough - 2 inches to spare - :P so I am hoping the long arm machine quilter can manage to get it on the frame. It's just to be basted as it's a whole cloth quilt that I am going to hand quilt - the ONLY thing I am probably ever going to hand quilt...!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: atirial on March 31, 2015, 01:51:49 AM
Finally getting a jab saw! I can finish the DIY without having to keep holding the end of a hacksaw blade in my sleeve... (hugs Amazon package tightly)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 31, 2015, 08:16:33 AM
I made a nice omelette and toast for DS and I this morning.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Nikko-chan on March 31, 2015, 12:13:47 PM
we are playing a humans versus zombies game at my college. Yes ehellions, I am still human :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on March 31, 2015, 12:29:18 PM
Yesterday I was late to work and had to park way out at the end of the big parking lot.  A few co-workers were going to lunch to celebrate a birthday.  One came up to me and said "I got a new car this weekend.  Please ride with me to restaurant."  Yay, I didn't have to move my car.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on March 31, 2015, 08:59:12 PM
I've been playing the "find a non irritating eye cream" game.  A few months ago, the eye cream I've used for years started making my eyes itch and water.

On a recommendation,  I tried CeraVe's eye cream.  I've only been using it a week and I am in love.  This is the only product I've ever used that I've actually noticed an improvement in my dark under eye circles (I have very pale skin and that just makes it look even worse).  I've also noticed less puffiness and a reduction in those annoying fine lines that are creeping in.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on April 01, 2015, 12:21:21 AM
Netflix!

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on April 01, 2015, 01:54:03 PM
I've been playing the "find a non irritating eye cream" game.  A few months ago, the eye cream I've used for years started making my eyes itch and water.

On a recommendation,  I tried CeraVe's eye cream.  I've only been using it a week and I am in love.  This is the only product I've ever used that I've actually noticed an improvement in my dark under eye circles (I have very pale skin and that just makes it look even worse).  I've also noticed less puffiness and a reduction in those annoying fine lines that are creeping in.

Ooh, thank you for that recommendation! I have pale skin and dark circles since childhood, and I can't stand the amount of makeup that I'd need to cover them up. Eye cream is a much better idea.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Chip2 on April 01, 2015, 01:57:09 PM
MsChip telling me I can't buy a 1966 Mustang for a project car.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on April 01, 2015, 02:45:53 PM
MsChip telling me I can't buy a 1966 Mustang for a project car.

I thought Mustang's came out in '67?

Are you happy because she was saying ""You can't buy a '66 because they didn't exist then, but you can have a '67?"  ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: crella on April 01, 2015, 05:01:12 PM
MsChip telling me I can't buy a 1966 Mustang for a project car.

I thought Mustang's came out in '67?

Are you happy because she was saying ""You can't buy a '66 because they didn't exist then, but you can have a '67?"  ;)

They came out in 1964, I love those cars...I almost bought one in '85 when we lived in Dallas, but common sense prevailed. It's very hard to import a car to Japan. I found one, a turquoise convertible, in Japan in '97, but after a heady 2-3 days dreaming of cruising around in it, common sense again prevailed because it got  only about 3k to the liter, gas is expensive here, and replacement parts would be difficult.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on April 01, 2015, 05:29:52 PM
I've been playing the "find a non irritating eye cream" game.  A few months ago, the eye cream I've used for years started making my eyes itch and water.

On a recommendation,  I tried CeraVe's eye cream.  I've only been using it a week and I am in love.  This is the only product I've ever used that I've actually noticed an improvement in my dark under eye circles (I have very pale skin and that just makes it look even worse).  I've also noticed less puffiness and a reduction in those annoying fine lines that are creeping in.

Ooh, thank you for that recommendation! I have pale skin and dark circles since childhood, and I can't stand the amount of makeup that I'd need to cover them up. Eye cream is a much better idea.

I can say that I was honestly surprised that it did anything for the dark circles.  All of them seem to claim that they help, but this is the first and only one that actually made any noticeable difference.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on April 02, 2015, 09:37:30 AM
I have a firm date as to when I can give notice and quit my second job! I've been trying to figure out how to do this for a year, and now am finally able to! I will have to cut way back on spending, and re-do a budget, and be much more frugal, but I think in the end, not being crazy with two jobs will make it all worth while.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Chip2 on April 02, 2015, 10:21:20 AM
MsChip telling me I can't buy a 1966 Mustang for a project car.

I thought Mustang's came out in '67?

Are you happy because she was saying ""You can't buy a '66 because they didn't exist then, but you can have a '67?"  ;)

The first model year for Mustangs was 1964 1/2.

I'm happy because it won't cost me a few thousand dollars to buy the thing, then a few thousand more along with the time and effort to do a proper restoration job.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on April 02, 2015, 01:29:36 PM
iTunes refunded the $ from the movie my son accidentally bought. And my son seems okay with the electronics grounding and extra chores, so hopefully, he's learned his lesson.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: atirial on April 06, 2015, 01:48:06 PM
I have a workmate! Ordered ages ago, it arrived today, it smells of paint and new varnish and it has already had cats all over it, but its going to make DIY so much easier. No more sawing on the steps!

ETA: Just realised it was delivered on a bank holiday. Now I am really happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on April 08, 2015, 08:06:17 AM
On my drive to work this morning, as I passed a coworker's house, I saw a vehicle parked in front of the house.  Then I saw a yellow streak tearing across the front lawn and into the vehicle.

Coworker's parents were picking her dog up for a morning walk.  And Hank ran from the front door, right into the car.  I'm just glad that coworker's Dad got the door open in time!

Started the day off with a good chuckle.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on April 08, 2015, 08:36:28 AM
^^^ Hee! One of my best friend's dogs will come tearing out the front door and fling himself into the car when I arrive. I'm not taking him anywhere - I never have taken him anywhere - he just really really loves visitors oh oh oh HI Auntie Mel YAY good to see you PAT ME I LOVE YOU LET ME SIT IN YOUR LAP ;D

Today's happy thing: iced tea syrup! Specifically, jasmine iced tea syrup. It's not a 'thing' here, this is the first I've ever seen; it's a new product made by my favourite tea shop and I picked up a bottle of it as a 'huh, looks interesting and is fairly cheap' thing. Made it up according to the directions (ice, a little syrup, can of fizzy lemonade), took a sip, and went "Huh, perhaps I need to use a bit more, I can't really taste anything diff-- oh there it is!" Yum! It's a lovely jasmine flavour, and oddly delayed, so every single mouthful goes 'lemonade - jasmine across the tongue! - lemonade'.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Tea Drinker on April 08, 2015, 06:25:09 PM
Roasted asparagus pizza.

Yesterday evening we were casually thinking that it was too bad the local pizzeria didn't have asparagus as a topping--not because other places do, just because I'd had asparagus soup the day before. And we walked in, and the seasonal special included roast asparagus, which they were happy to serve with other toppings since I didn't want the special.

So, not just something I wanted, but something I wanted and hadn't expected to get.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 08, 2015, 06:27:42 PM
Only two weeks of classes left! I graduate in one month!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on April 08, 2015, 06:31:20 PM
Only two weeks of classes left! I graduate in one month!

Woohoo!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mental Magpie on April 09, 2015, 02:33:41 AM
After months and months of despair, DH and I finally found a possibility that will satisfy all of our needs and not take an eon to accomplish.  It's about time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on April 09, 2015, 09:05:38 PM
On the freeway offramp by my house, there are often people with signs begging for money. 

Today there was a cute, clean, nicely dressed young man.  His sign said "I have a house, I have a job, can you use $5.00?"  He was walking up and down with money in his hand.  I didn't see anyone take him up, I smiled and waved at him, but I also have a house and a job so I didn't take his money. 

It gave me a big smile for a few hours.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on April 13, 2015, 02:31:46 PM
I got to sail yesterday -- the first time in over a year. Got to see a bunch of my crew-mates as well. Work has been keeping me from doing much but I desperately needed the break and took the opportunity. I now ache everywhere, but it's a happy ache.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on April 13, 2015, 02:38:35 PM
I purged my closet yesterday using the "Do I love this?" standard. Had the house to myself, so I put on music that I love but The Sweetie doesn't like*. Set out a big box.

Step one: remove clothes from closet. Put on bed or in box, depending on whether I love/don't love/defer decision it.

Step two: Dust & vacuum closet. Mount necklace hangar.

Step three: Put clothes back in closet, putting more stuff in box. Arrange clothes by jacket/shell/shirt/pants/fancy.

Took just over two hours. Got rid of half the clothes and 2/3 of the accessories, which we'll donate.


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*Squirrel Nut Zippers, high volume.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on April 13, 2015, 03:08:37 PM
I purged my closet yesterday using the "Do I love this?" standard. Had the house to myself, so I put on music that I love but The Sweetie doesn't like*. Set out a big box.

Step one: remove clothes from closet. Put on bed or in box, depending on whether I love/don't love/defer decision it.

Step two: Dust & vacuum closet. Mount necklace hangar.

Step three: Put clothes back in closet, putting more stuff in box. Arrange clothes by jacket/shell/shirt/pants/fancy.

Took just over two hours. Got rid of half the clothes and 2/3 of the accessories, which we'll donate.


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*Squirrel Nut Zippers, high volume.
No Step 1.5: Remove cats from clothes.
Step 2.5.1: Remove cats from clothes
Step 2.5.2:Remove cat hair from clothes?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on April 13, 2015, 03:59:55 PM
No Step 1.5: Remove cats from clothes.
Step 2.5.1: Remove cats from clothes
Step 2.5.2:Remove cat hair from clothes?

Step 0: Close bedroom door.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wordgirl on April 13, 2015, 04:27:36 PM


Step 0: Close bedroom door.
Step 0.5 Grit teeth while chorus of Cat!Outrage! drowns out the Squirrel Nut Zippers :D

And now my thing: My sister hasn't  had the time to cut my hair on my last three appointments (color is always the priority, so if we're out of time, it doesn't get cut.) So now if I tilt my head back just a wee bit, my hair is down to my waist.

My hair has NEVER been down to my waist. I am so loving this, even if it's temporary.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on April 13, 2015, 06:40:49 PM
Stephen Hawking singing Monty Python's "Galaxy Song". ;D It's great!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfcC6FYyL4U
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Chip2 on April 14, 2015, 10:38:18 AM
No Step 1.5: Remove cats from clothes.
Step 2.5.1: Remove cats from clothes
Step 2.5.2:Remove cat hair from clothes?

Step 0: Close bedroom door.

Step 3:  ???
Step 4:  Profit!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on April 14, 2015, 12:22:47 PM
I suspect that my Gentleman Friend's cat, Miss Icey thinks that I am a cat.  An inadequate cat, but a cat nonetheless.  I can't stop giggling when she tries to groom my head.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mental Magpie on April 15, 2015, 07:33:41 PM
I suspect that my Gentleman Friend's cat, Miss Icey thinks that I am a cat.  An inadequate cat, but a cat nonetheless.  I can't stop giggling when she tries to groom my head.

How cute!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on April 16, 2015, 05:58:54 AM
I suspect that my Gentleman Friend's cat, Miss Icey thinks that I am a cat.  An inadequate cat, but a cat nonetheless.  I can't stop giggling when she tries to groom my head.

How cute!

That is quite the cat compliment.  They only do that to people they like.   ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 16, 2015, 07:13:29 AM
My son was whistling "Raiders of the Lost Ark" theme yesterday. Made me proud to be a geek parent.

I found nice thank you notes that will work for graduation gifts and anything else. $0.37 each.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on April 16, 2015, 08:28:38 AM
Mr. Thipu went to the pharmacy to pick up some toiletries.  When he came back, I was unpacking his bag and found a nice boxed, chocolate Easter bunny made by Russell Stover.  That's good chocolate.

Did he buy it! 

No.  They had a lot of the things left over and the people at the registers were giving everyone a little gift.   
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: atirial on April 18, 2015, 02:04:22 PM
My cat decided I wasn't actually an evil duplicate.

Basically Stephen has poor eyesight, so when I went away and came back smelling different, he wasn't entirely sure it was me and reacted accordingly. Last night I woke up to find him examining my face minutely from a distance of two inches. Eventually he decided I might actually be mum and flumped over to give me a purr. Cut off my breathing by landing on my face but it was still cute...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on April 18, 2015, 09:09:52 PM
I got recognized in a Reddit thread for my contributions in a different subreddit.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on April 20, 2015, 12:19:33 PM
Being able to change my seat on an upcoming flight from window to aisle. I am a nervious, anxious flyer, and need to medicate to get on the plane. I also will really only sit in the middle of the plane, or closer to the front, but never the back. Flying on a regional jet, so one seat on one side, and two on the other. My choices when booking were a window in the middle, or asile, in the back. Choosing the lesser of two evils, i chose the middle window.

Today, when looking over my reservation, i did the "change my seat" and lo and behold, an aisle two rows up from where I initially was, opened up. Its now mine. I also prefer even number rows to odd. yes, i am weird and quirky like that. COming home is an odd row, but middle aisle, so I'm ok with that.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on April 20, 2015, 07:06:54 PM
Two edged sword here . . . this really made me giggle, but I'm so sad that I can't actually witness it in person! :'(

My Father, 80 yrs. old, plays trumpet in a community band. The band consists of teens all the way up to the elderly.

I was talking to my Mom today about the weekend where "everything is happening at once!" (I posted about this under the Entertaining and hospitality topic . . . DD#1's grad and bday, DD#2's 21st bday, plus Mother's day) and sadly, my mom told me that they will not be staying for the Saturday party.

Why? Because my father's band is giving a mother's day concert.

Mom: You really should come because they're playing a lot of that music from, you know . . . that band that you really liked when you were in HS? . . . What was it? Oh . . . Led Zeppelin? Is that right?

Me  :o! Choke!: MY Father? Playing Zeppelin?

Mom: Yes, and they're even playing that stairway song. They sound good!


Oh. My. that sent me into a really good giggle fit because back in the day my father would say "That's not music! How can you even listen to that stuff?"

Just picturing my father playing Stairway to Heaven, at 80, on his trumpet, with his band just sends me into all sorts of happy glee. I bet he'll rock! ;D




I wish I could go! :'( I asked my mom to tape it . . . waiting for the video.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on April 21, 2015, 05:24:30 AM
I had the TV on in the background and wasn't paying attention to it. I finally sit down to look at it for a few minutes and realize it's one of my favorite Dr Who episode (reunion)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on April 21, 2015, 06:25:25 AM
My kitchen smells like fresh bread.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on April 24, 2015, 11:09:20 PM
My 15 year old just got a Facebook account. One of her first posts was a photo of her making silly faces with her 5 year old brother. It makes this mom happy to see their positive sibling bond.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 25, 2015, 08:51:07 AM
I made an awesome breakfast of hash (ham/potatoes/onion) and eggs and my sick DS ate his entire plate. He normally has a healthy appetite, but his sinus infection is making it hard to eat.

DH is doing all the projects I've been , um, requesting (not nagging) him to do. Replaced the engine air filter, the cabin pollen filter in the car, and installing the amplifier and subwoofers.  :D 8)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on April 25, 2015, 05:38:42 PM
^^^ Hee! One of my best friend's dogs will come tearing out the front door and fling himself into the car when I arrive. I'm not taking him anywhere - I never have taken him anywhere - he just really really loves visitors oh oh oh HI Auntie Mel YAY good to see you PAT ME I LOVE YOU LET ME SIT IN YOUR LAP ;D


Isn't that lovely?

Folks down the block from me have a greyhound named Lindsey. She's got the best "pet me" skills I've ever seen; she stands right next to your leg, positioned so you can stroke from head to tail. And she leans, ever so slightly, so you know she likes it.
    I don't see her that often, but I've always thought she recognizes me. I found out that was true.

I went out the door several weeks ago and saw her way down the block. The moment the person between us moved and she could see me, she started -dancing- down the block at a run. Her owner gave up and ran behind her so that Lindsey could come and make a fuss over me and get into her "pet me" position.
   I felt so flattered.

There was a shy dog on my morning walk once, and I slowly got him to agree to let me pet him. and one morning I came out of the subway and saw him ahead of me. I said, "Hi, Hammie!" (Hamlet)  And he whipped around and ran to me, happy to see me.

I love having dog friends. Especially when, as in these cases, it's clearly *me*, and not just "random friendly human being."
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on April 27, 2015, 02:37:33 PM
Today, I commented on some facebook photos posted by an actor I follow, and my comment is currently the most-liked comment in the list. This actor is very responsive to fans on Twitter, so I'm also crossing my fingers that he'll see my comment and respond, which would make me extra giddy!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Team HoundMom on April 28, 2015, 02:17:56 PM
I don't think it's a "silly" thing because it's actually pretty epic: I just registered for the Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge 2016.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on April 28, 2015, 02:19:22 PM
I might volunteer for that one! ^^^

A surprise meeting with a friend for lunch and an encouraging message from my sister.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on April 28, 2015, 02:23:27 PM
I just found out I got unexpected mail from my cousin in Idaho!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Team HoundMom on April 28, 2015, 03:43:14 PM
I might volunteer for that one! ^^^

If so, Thank You for volunteering!  It's volunteers that make races possible. 

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on April 28, 2015, 05:24:48 PM
Singing "Sweet Caroline" with my son on the way to school
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TootsNYC on April 28, 2015, 06:51:55 PM
I just found out I got unexpected mail from my cousin in Idaho!

And inside were photo albums my grandma had, with pics of us, and also letters from us that she'd kept. (Now I feel vaguely guilty that I didn't write to her that often.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on April 29, 2015, 12:08:25 PM
Saw a post from my cousin on Facebook today.

The courts have finalized their adoption and their son is now - officially and legally - theirs for ever and ever.
He has been a member of their family since he was 5 days old, and now the law matches their hearts.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on April 30, 2015, 06:55:02 PM
^^^^^
Oh, that is just lovely.

Ours: my DH has become interested in keeping honeybees, and has been learning about it, but we have absolutely no budget for new projects. He built a bait hive out of scrap lumber and waited.

The PE coach at our kids' school told us there is a small colony that just swarmed into a tree by the running track.  He's on his way up to collect it right now. The kids are leaping around the house screaming in excitement.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on April 30, 2015, 11:47:00 PM
^^^^^
Oh, that is just lovely.

Ours: my DH has become interested in keeping honeybees, and has been learning about it, but we have absolutely no budget for new projects. He built a bait hive out of scrap lumber and waited.

The PE coach at our kids' school told us there is a small colony that just swarmed into a tree by the running track.  He's on his way up to collect it right now. The kids are leaping around the house screaming in excitement.

Soooo have you seen the Kickstarter for "FlowHive" yet?  If not....ummm don't show your husband.  If so, what do you think?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 01, 2015, 07:12:57 AM
The frozen stuffed chicken breasts are buy one get one free at Publix. I love the Cordon Bleu variety.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 02, 2015, 04:52:47 PM
I ordered gemstone and silver jewelry for myself and for my mom for Mother's Day. (I know, I order for myself so I don't end up with some giant stuffed animal)

Mine are in garnet (my birthstone) and my mother's is in amethyst (she likes purple). I was a little concerned from some negative reviews, but they are very nice pieces.

I got a lot done today, and the roast in the oven makes the whole house smell good. It is very nice weather, DH is working on my subwoofer box, and I'm wrapping up a class today/tomorrow and have one more final Tuesday.

I decorated my mortarboard.

I found the Lego figures for my son's Smaug birthday cake.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on May 02, 2015, 05:39:33 PM
I found my Imperial Officer's cap in time for May the Fourth.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on May 03, 2015, 12:37:19 PM
We've had a stubborn stump in the backyard my dad hasn't been able to get out. I loosened it enough (with satisfying root-popping noises!) that he was able to get the chainsaw in and take it out. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AmethystAnne on May 03, 2015, 09:32:24 PM
<snip>
Just picturing my father playing Stairway to Heaven, at 80, on his trumpet, with his band just sends me into all sorts of happy glee. I bet he'll rock! ;D
<snip>

Jpcher's contribution that I quoted above, Brought to mind something that happened in August 1972. I went to my first party in college. "Stairway to Heaven" was playing on the stereo, while I was kissing Scott, a cute boy I had met during Freshman orientation. He was a pretty good kisser.  ;D

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on May 04, 2015, 08:23:41 AM
We have bees!

Our dd's PE teacher tipped us off about a swarm next to the running track that had been partially (and unsuccessfully) removed earlier in the week.  It took 2 tries, but we appear to have a small colony with a queen. Fingers crossed that they have enough critical mass to be viable. We're making sure they have supplemental food and water handy, and they seem to be fixing up the hive entrance and settling in.

Worst-case scenario, there are 2 other hive groups within a mile or so radius, so they can always go "home" if they can't make it.

I wasn't crazy about DH's idea to build a bee box, but they are so amazing and cool.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on May 06, 2015, 01:40:35 PM
I posted elsewhere on here that I was rear-ended a few days ago. It happened as I was leaving my daughter's school, right at the exit. I didn't want to block everyone else from leaving while I checked for damage, so I pulled onto the road, and then into an empty parking lot half a block down. The 16 year old driver who hit me followed me, apologized, and was ready to trade information. There was no damage (tiny bump at less than 1 mph), but I was very pleased he acted so responsibly.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on May 06, 2015, 02:53:08 PM
I have a deviated septum!

(We've always suspected this, but now it's confirmed. And if my nose problems keep up, I can get it fixed. ;D)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: rose red on May 06, 2015, 03:43:29 PM
My haircut. I've been lazy and just let it grow and grow until I looked like bigfoot's girlfriend. Finally couldn't take it anymore and got it cut to chin length. Super flattering for me (you can see my face now!) and so easy to take care of; just wash and go. The best part? It only cost $5.99.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on May 06, 2015, 04:12:50 PM
Our chorus is having a concert this weekend. Colors are a very restricted range of jewel tones with black accents. The only piece I could find in the colors was a tank top, and we have to have sleeves.

I found a plus-sized black shrug at a dollar store for $3.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on May 06, 2015, 06:31:07 PM
DD#2 surprised me after work today . . . she took me out for a mani/pedi for mothers day so that my hands/feet look beautiful for this busy weekend! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 08, 2015, 09:13:54 PM
Seeing three professors from my field that have been influential and having them all tell me how proud they are. It means a lot.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on May 09, 2015, 12:28:50 PM
I have a few minutes to play on e-hell while the kitchen is filled with 3 people (both DDs and BFsam) while they are putting the finishing touches on food prep for our party today.

What makes me very happ? After 21 years, if I taught the DDs anything at all, they know how to throw an awesome party! ;D

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 09, 2015, 02:00:01 PM
Gorgeous roses and a massage!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on May 09, 2015, 03:00:21 PM
I'm a dweeb, but for me, it's the "Things that drive you up the wall" thread just hit 1337 pages.  :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on May 09, 2015, 08:52:00 PM
At the Avengers movie today, my seat mate to my left was a young boy, 8 to 10ish? - He loved the movie and kept saying (very quietly) - awesome, go, get 'em, yes, way to go, etc.  During one scene he was so excited he cheered.

His enjoyment of the movie made my enjoyment a bit greater.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on May 09, 2015, 08:56:56 PM
Hot apple pie
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on May 12, 2015, 12:24:49 PM
About 24(:o!) years ago LDH and I, along with various friends, went a local restaurant quite frequently . . . often enough that the owners took our picture and posted it on their Wall of Friends.

It's been a few years since I've been there, but we went on Sunday for DD#2's bday.

Our photo is still there!

That brought back such memories and made me giggle. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mental Magpie on May 14, 2015, 12:38:23 PM
My dogs watch over me in shifts.  One takes the morning shift while the other sleeps outside.  The other takes the night shift.  It's quite cute.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on May 14, 2015, 04:56:18 PM
Last night when my DH came home, our dog waited on the lawn (making little noises), until he was out of his car and almost to the driveway.  Yay, no more jumping and scratching our car doors.  DH has been working hard with her and this was the first time I had beat him home and watched her in (non)action.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on May 14, 2015, 08:02:32 PM
We have several playmates with the same first names, who often are in the same playgroup.  We distinguish them by calling them by both first and middle names.

One of the Susies (for example) has the middle name Lorraine, and her last name starts with "M".  My 6yo can't get her mouth around it, and refers to her as Susie Meringue. That just makes me so very happy, I can't explain why.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on May 14, 2015, 08:13:50 PM
My 4 year old is autistic. He's just started speech therapy 3 week ago and is progressing in leaps and bounds.  he's sitting still for 30 minutes solid , which has previously unheard of. his therapist is going try him in a group session soon. the best news I heard today is that his kindergarten has been approved for 10 hours (he's there 15 hours a week) with a one on one aid.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Waterlight on May 14, 2015, 11:14:20 PM
I was in the grocery store recently on a Saturday, and wearing a concert T-shirt for one of my favorite rock bands.  The cashier--about 20 years my junior!--asked me where I'd gotten the shirt, and said she was a BIG fan of the band!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 15, 2015, 06:49:25 AM
Not a little or silly thing, but our local science center is getting a new collection in that involves my field of study. One of my professors sent out an all call for students to volunteer as docents. I think this will be very interesting work. Not to mention the networking possibilities and that this is a great thing to put on a resume.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on May 15, 2015, 04:30:27 PM
Cool beans, ladyknight1!



My silly happy thing -- it's Friday! And I don't have any plans for the weekend! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 15, 2015, 05:22:01 PM
DS is officially the youth chair for the group going to the national order of the arrow conference in Michigan! That is a big job!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on May 15, 2015, 06:20:52 PM
We got great feedback from our first walk through.  Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on May 15, 2015, 10:03:58 PM
I have all of the pots and soil I need to start planting our new herb garden and lavender border.  I'm going to take pictures of pretty flowers in the morning. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on May 16, 2015, 04:55:15 AM
While I was at work a few nights ago, DH, DD16, DS, and DD's Friend Who Is A Guy dug out all the old dirt and rocks from our front flowerbeds and planted the holly bushes and flowers DH and I bought last week.  It looks great!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lilfox on May 16, 2015, 06:32:20 PM
I don't have much luck shoe shopping (normal size, but very bony feet; at least half my shoes end up being too uncomfortable to wear) and consequently I dread it.  But yesterday I have a few minutes to kill, walked into a department store, saw a few pairs of cute shoes, and walked out 10 minutes later with awesome comfy cute shoes.  Better yet, I wore them for a few hours today, they're like socks with soles.  Happiness!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Coloratura on May 16, 2015, 11:44:35 PM
I just got home from a classical music concert that was marred by much inappropriate behavior (cell phones ringing, seat stealing, etc.) so I am soothing my nerves with some Darth Ulele on YouTube.

For any of you who have not experienced this musical wonder, it's the Star Wars Imperial Theme played on the penny whistle and ukulele. Love it. Never gets old.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on May 17, 2015, 10:21:03 AM
Going to the bank yesterday and hearing a band play.  They did pretty decent rock but not great.  I  thought they were working on an upper floor but they were out on the sidewalk. 

Somehow, music for passers-by made me smile.   
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Carotte on May 18, 2015, 08:56:29 AM
It took me at least a decade (no idea when I saw it in class) but after thinking about it I actually understood why 36 - (-3) is 39 (and not 33).
At the time I guess I could apply the fact that two negatives makes a positive, but didn't try to understand why.

- I explained it to myself as "imagine you backtrack to before you took 3 off" which I'm not sure makes much sense if you're not in my head, but it works :). -

Maths was too often taught as an abstract thing for me to relate when I was younger, which is too bad because at least until middle school it's stuff that is easealy linked to concrete explanation, I don't know after that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on May 18, 2015, 09:12:48 AM
My 5 y/or son has always been one of those kids that does not like to be read to. He doesn't like to sit, and he never found little kid books engaging enough. Especially when so many rely on visuals to tell a story (great illustrations don't help so much when he won't look at a book).

Today, I dug out my collection of Boxcar Children books, and we've read the first few chapters. He is begging to read more. He even read some of the lines himself! I foresee many trips to the library in search of adventure books for him.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Thipu1 on May 18, 2015, 10:53:38 AM
A few nights ago the television offerings were less than stellar.  Mr. Thipu is also suffering greatly from allergies.  I suggested he might want to watch 'The Princess Bride' because he hadn't seen it before and it didn't require a great deal of intellectual involvement.

At the best of times he tends to be rather sober-sided so I was very pleased when I heard him laughing out loud.
Now he knows what posters on his boards mean when they say things such as, 'As you wish' or 'Inconceivable!'.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on May 18, 2015, 01:04:16 PM
We have a communal Keurig machine in the break room at my store. This afternoon I poked through the box of drinks and found a hot chocolate pod! 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on May 18, 2015, 02:44:05 PM
A few nights ago the television offerings were less than stellar.  Mr. Thipu is also suffering greatly from allergies.  I suggested he might want to watch 'The Princess Bride' because he hadn't seen it before and it didn't require a great deal of intellectual involvement.

At the best of times he tends to be rather sober-sided so I was very pleased when I heard him laughing out loud.
Now he knows what posters on his boards mean when they say things such as, 'As you wish' or 'Inconceivable!'.


He hadn't seen the Princess Bride?!?  Inconceivable!!!

:)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: violinp on May 18, 2015, 03:39:11 PM
My 5 y/or son has always been one of those kids that does not like to be read to. He doesn't like to sit, and he never found little kid books engaging enough. Especially when so many rely on visuals to tell a story (great illustrations don't help so much when he won't look at a book).

Today, I dug out my collection of Boxcar Children books, and we've read the first few chapters. He is begging to read more. He even read some of the lines himself! I foresee many trips to the library in search of adventure books for him.

In that vein, I would suggest the Encyclopedia Brown books for further reading. I loved those when I was in third grade, albeit I willingly read them on my own - I didn't have them read to me. When he's older and able to sit and look at books, the Great Illustrated Classics were always a great favorite of mine. They have everything from Edgar Allan Poe to Moby wingadingdingy to Call of the Wild, and the illustrations are not at all "for kids," if that's the reason he doesn't find picture books engaging.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Hmmmmm on May 18, 2015, 04:12:56 PM
DS (senior in HS) had read something on Reddit  this afternoon and made a comment about why prevailing wisdom about the subject was wrong. I responded with "Most people prefer to do X because of Y. If they did Z, then the impact would most likely be Q and few would be happy with that outcome."

After considering what I said for a moment his response was "Sometimes I forget you're actually intelligent." Got to take the compliments in any form.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on May 18, 2015, 04:35:25 PM
lol!


For me, it was a good weekend of friends dropping by on Saturday and Sunday.  Not  a lot of people (what brother would call a failure party but what I call a success because I get to spend a good amount of time talking to every single person).  My house felt so joyful.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on May 19, 2015, 10:57:51 AM
My BF and I managed to build a shed, with hundreds of tiny screws and nuts and bolts.  It looks like it is supposed to, it is serving the purpose it needs to serve, and we didn't snipe at each other once, except maybe in jest.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on May 19, 2015, 08:32:57 PM
I just bought a super cute dress off Modcloth.  I really much stop looking at that site, but I just LOVE their stuff.  If I ever win the lotto,  I'm replacing my entire wardrobe from them (or at least the vast majority of my wardrobe).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: guihong on May 20, 2015, 12:21:11 AM
My BF and I managed to build a shed, with hundreds of tiny screws and nuts and bolts.  It looks like it is supposed to, it is serving the purpose it needs to serve, and we didn't snipe at each other once, except maybe in jest.

I know I'm jumping way ahead, but I've always thought that the best premarital counseling would require the couple to: 1) move a couch up three flights of stairs, 2) build something,paint a room, or hang wallpaper together, and 3) take a long road trip together.  You rapidly find out how well you work together.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on May 20, 2015, 07:40:47 AM
My BF and I managed to build a shed, with hundreds of tiny screws and nuts and bolts.  It looks like it is supposed to, it is serving the purpose it needs to serve, and we didn't snipe at each other once, except maybe in jest.

I know I'm jumping way ahead, but I've always thought that the best premarital counseling would require the couple to: 1) move a couch up three flights of stairs, 2) build something,paint a room, or hang wallpaper together, and 3) take a long road trip together.  You rapidly find out how well you work together.

We also moved a couch, though not up three flights of stairs.  :)  The shed is for a dog run outside for BF's three dogs and three puppies, though we think the puppies are sold and will hopefully be gone by the weekend.  We grabbed a couch off the side of the road for them to have in there and managed to move it into the shed without dropping it on each other!

I completely agree about the premarital counseling requirements!  We have two of the three out of the way.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on May 22, 2015, 09:39:11 AM
Magic played with her trackball toy this morning. 

Magic's lost her appetite, and hasn't touched any of her toys in months -- at least since January when her brother's health was failing.  Last month, I was sure I was going to lose her too.  But she is feeling better today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on May 26, 2015, 12:12:54 PM
All the FB love I'm getting today. I thought today would be really hard, but turning 40 isn't that bad!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mustard on May 26, 2015, 12:37:29 PM
I've heard a cuckoo calling every day for the last three days.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: wx4caster on May 26, 2015, 02:16:32 PM
Remembering to fix the link for my profile image. :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on May 26, 2015, 05:38:11 PM
So, in an effort to raise my HDL cholesterol more, I started taking coconut oil supplements over the weekend.  Having been on a strict gluten free diet the last year+ has raised my HDL considerably, but the doctor would like it at least 10 points higher. I have issues with fish oil. One is the awful fish burps, the other is it thins my already thin/doesn't clot well blood too much. The doctor did tell me that there's not really enough evidence on whether coconut oil will raise my LDL, but it's so low that it just doesn't really matter if it does.  The only thing I was advised of was to watch that my low blood pressure doesn't get any lower.

I don't know what kind of effects I was expecting, but I wasn't really expecting anything noticeable right away.  I was wrong.

-Sunday, I went on a crazy cleaning spree.  I had this intense burst of energy and it lasted all afternoon. I didn't get the afternoon /after lunch drowsiness today at work either.
-This morning,  I realized that I have lost 4 lbs in 2 days.
-I've had zero carb food cravings. None.nada.zilch.  Now that I mention it, I haven't had any food cravings.
-My blood sugar has been rock solid steady, very nicely between 70-75 all weekend. Granted, it never gets high, it tends to just drop suddenly.

More evidence is needed, but so far, I'm liking this regimen so far.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on May 27, 2015, 06:37:13 PM
DH and I got our first tattoos today!!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on May 28, 2015, 11:04:38 PM
I got $125 from the power company. They'd misread a bunch of people's meters (these are "smart "meters designed to be read remotely.) , so they'd guessed I suppose.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: EllenS on May 29, 2015, 08:20:16 AM
I wanted a new lightweight summer nightie, so I made one yesterday (basically a short-sleeved basic Renfair chemise). It is soooooo comfy, and also pretty.  Best: very little measuring, almost no ironing or pinning.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: atirial on May 29, 2015, 10:37:17 AM
Dyeing my hair. I haven't been able to do it for a year, so it really feels like I'm making progress. (And I went a bit mad and have every colour including purple and cerise to try out, so rainbow colours might return soon!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on May 30, 2015, 08:34:19 PM
When my son yells correct hockey terms at the tv.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on May 30, 2015, 11:16:02 PM
Just got home from having had surgery last week. I had a hernia repair and while they were at it had them remove the excess skin that was hanging down after losing a lot of weight. While that made me happy, of course, the silly thing that really made me happy was that my cat CAN (not just will!) sit in my lap now, and she stayed for several minutes! She has never been a cuddly cat but has been on my lap at least three times now!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: AmethystAnne on May 31, 2015, 02:22:31 PM
My niece's little boy was born in March. I've been looking for something nice as a gift that reflects her nursery theme (Disney's "The Fox and the Hound").

2 weeks ago I found a photo album with a cute fox on it. Then Friday, I found a little decorative fox in the craft aisle in W-Mart, and yard goods in Joann's Fabrics with little foxes all over it on a dark blue background. (A fox quilt is in the works   :) )
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on May 31, 2015, 02:23:41 PM
DH made me a wonderful breakfast. We did our food shop. I have kittens!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 01, 2015, 05:18:35 PM
I ordered a pendant and chain for DH from Thailand, the pendant came last week and the chain came today. I'm very happy with them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Reika on June 01, 2015, 05:23:29 PM
Three months after we bought them, mom and I installed the window AC units today.

I have proper AC!!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Free Range Hippy Chick on June 02, 2015, 04:39:13 AM
A client rang me to ask for his bill. It had been a busy weekend, and I had been planning to do my invoices today or tomorrow, and post them out, because payment isn't due until the end of this month but he said, no, he wanted to get me paid, and would I do it and email it over so he could do a bank transfer.

I don't think I've ever had anybody ask for an invoice early before!

(and if the money comes early too....  ;D)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ereine on June 02, 2015, 09:16:19 AM
I'm going to my mother's in a few weeks and was dreading the cost. Train tickets are at least €50 one way, usually more. I can usually get bus tickets cheaply but sitting in a bus for six hours isn't fun, especially after a work day. So I was very pleasantly surprised by the train company's summer sale, I got a ticket for €15. Now I just have to get a ticket for the return trip but the bus isn't so bad if I'm not pressed for time.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 02, 2015, 09:19:40 AM
A client rang me to ask for his bill. It had been a busy weekend, and I had been planning to do my invoices today or tomorrow, and post them out, because payment isn't due until the end of this month but he said, no, he wanted to get me paid, and would I do it and email it over so he could do a bank transfer.

I don't think I've ever had anybody ask for an invoice early before!

(and if the money comes early too....  ;D)

We frequently do that since our fiscal year ends June 30.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on June 02, 2015, 07:00:42 PM
I've been noticing lately that I have a ton more energy, and I'm really a lot more cheerful than usual. I'm also doing things that are usually way out of my comfort zone and never even batting an eyelash at it. Today, I think I figured out why - the medication I'm on for the pain in my hands (well, all over, but mostly the hands) is also used to treat anxiety. I knew this, but it totally slipped my mind.

I'm not going to complain! :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on June 03, 2015, 01:43:36 AM
I've been noticing lately that I have a ton more energy, and I'm really a lot more cheerful than usual. I'm also doing things that are usually way out of my comfort zone and never even batting an eyelash at it. Today, I think I figured out why - the medication I'm on for the pain in my hands (well, all over, but mostly the hands) is also used to treat anxiety. I knew this, but it totally slipped my mind.

I'm not going to complain! :)

Yay! A medical two-for-the-price-of-one! ;D

I got that when I was being treated for chronic migraines - one medication they tried didn't help the migraines, but it was a mild anti-depressant, and boy did it help.  :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on June 03, 2015, 10:37:41 AM
Two things: I tried out my company's alternate vision insurance, and wow did it save me a lot! I have very poor vision, and my prescription is a bit complicated, so my glasses usually cost close to 1K, frame included, but its mostly lenses. Because its a bit tricky, I'm not comfortable going somewhere cheap or doing it online.

New pair: total cost to me was $500, and I had more than that in my flex spending, so nothing out of pocket for me!

Second one: after a week of vacation (visiting mom) and not really following my WW plan, i weighed in, and stayed the same!! i figured I had gained, but nope, i am the same.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on June 03, 2015, 04:23:06 PM
I've been noticing lately that I have a ton more energy, and I'm really a lot more cheerful than usual. I'm also doing things that are usually way out of my comfort zone and never even batting an eyelash at it. Today, I think I figured out why - the medication I'm on for the pain in my hands (well, all over, but mostly the hands) is also used to treat anxiety. I knew this, but it totally slipped my mind.

I'm not going to complain! :)

Yay! A medical two-for-the-price-of-one! ;D

I got that when I was being treated for chronic migraines - one medication they tried didn't help the migraines, but it was a mild anti-depressant, and boy did it help.  :P

I've had twofers before - including the one that got me up from 79 pounds to over 100. It wasn't actually meant to help me gain weight, it was supposed to make me sleep better, but it turned out to also be one eHell of an appetite stimulant... ;D Never did work on the sleep thing, but I did keep taking it till I reached a reasonable weight!

I used some of that excess energy to pull weeds today. I've officially dealt successfully with poison ivy. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on June 03, 2015, 07:17:56 PM
A cute news-byte (small story) that got me giggling.

A mom, while her kids were growing up, was irritated by the answer to her question "What do you want for dinner?" always coming up as "I don't know."

Yes. Been there, done that. It is a somewhat irritating answer.  ::)

Years later she decided to open her own restaurant. She asked her kids/DH "What should I name my restaurant?" Their response was "I don't know."



Guess what the name of her restaurant is. 8)

 ;D



Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Phoebelion on June 04, 2015, 05:20:14 AM
I called in yesterday and took the day off work for no reason.  Not sick, no taking the car in for service.  Just for no reason.  I was honest when I called in and manager/boss were totally OK with it.  We are urber slow this time of year.

Why does it feel so good to play "hooky"?  It a real attitude adjustment for me. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on June 04, 2015, 08:27:54 AM
I called in yesterday and took the day off work for no reason.  Not sick, no taking the car in for service.  Just for no reason.  I was honest when I called in and manager/boss were totally OK with it.  We are urber slow this time of year.

Why does it feel so good to play "hooky"?  It a real attitude adjustment for me.

I've done that as well. I usually try and give a couple days notice though, but its never an issue as I won't do it if I know we have something going on. But its nice!  I'm a little disappointed as I have a week in July off, a planned staycation, but now had to add to it, for a very necessesary road trip with my mom. But I have to drive to her, back, back down to her place, and home again. Sigh. I don't mind as I will still get 4-5 days off, but I really was looking forward to that whole week!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 04, 2015, 09:33:13 AM
My DH has a lot of annual leave saved up and will take a day here and there when they aren't busy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on June 04, 2015, 10:48:51 PM
Finally getting my hands on Pioneer Girl from the public library.

And this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAKToZNz2gk
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Lady Snowdon on June 04, 2015, 10:51:19 PM
As a birthday present, my grandmother sent me a photo album filled with pictures of the times we visited with each other, both at her home in FL, and when she visited my home in CO one year.  Many of these pictures don't exist anywhere else, as my parents have lost many photos to water damage.  Flipping through the pages brought back so many memories!  It really made me so happy to take that trip down memory lane!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on June 04, 2015, 11:10:16 PM
I am trying to increase my daily walking to at least 8 miles a day with a 17 minute mile.  I am getting there!  I am at 5 to 7 miles a day average at 18 minutes a mile.  For someone with asthma and arthritis in my hips, I think I am doing fantastic.  Now if only all that exercise would help me lose weight.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on June 05, 2015, 05:35:20 PM
This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTOpdlZJ8U) of Postmodern Jukebox performing "Bad Romance" in a 1920s style, with a tap dancer of jaw-dropping skill.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on June 05, 2015, 09:10:22 PM
I found the local bakery is selling the latest doughnut craze, the doughnutella. (It's a doughnut that's filled with nuttella).  I ended up buying 3 and am saving them until tonight when they boys go to bed, wheni can really enjoy them.

Here's a bit of a background on them.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/north/backstreet-bakery-set-to-expand-on-success-of-the-donutella-doughnut/story-fnglenug-1227382870489
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Seraphia on June 06, 2015, 05:29:00 PM
This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCTOpdlZJ8U) of Postmodern Jukebox performing "Bad Romance" in a 1920s style, with a tap dancer of jaw-dropping skill.

I saw that too. Isn't she amazing? Not every one of PMJ's covers is my cup of tea, but that one is really great.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 06, 2015, 07:04:46 PM
My DS had a good time with his parents today. That makes me very happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on June 06, 2015, 08:12:25 PM
There are baby wrens chirping in the birdhouse.   :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: JoW on June 07, 2015, 11:11:24 AM
Sasha kitty made it home.  She's not my cat.

Last Thursday I saw yet another cat wander through my yard and assumed the crazy cat lady down the street had taken in anther stray.  A few hours later I saw that same cat on a Lost Pets page on Facebook.  She had been lost less than 3 miles from my house, but on the other side of a very busy, street.  I posted that I had seen her.  I looked for her a little, and the owner looked even more, but neither one of us found her.  Last night the owner posted that Sasha had made it home on her own.  She was hungry and thirsty but uninjured. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on June 10, 2015, 07:44:33 AM
Our puppy (just turned 1) has decided that she should sleep in my son's room at night. This has been our plan, but she is such a chewer that we didn't think she was ready. But, we've now had two nights in a row with no incident. It's so cute to see her snuggled at his feet!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on June 10, 2015, 10:37:27 AM
Something made me really angry yesterday, but I was out in public with the Gentleman Friend and his kids and I couldn't react as strongly as my instincts told me I was supposed to.

So, as we walked around the mall, me quietly seething, I found something called "Awesome Citations".  It's a little notepad with a checklist of compliments for someone like 'blatant likeability' or 'style for days'.  They can be found on Amazon here:  http://www.amazon.com/Knock-Awesome-Citation-Nifty-Note/dp/160106621X (http://www.amazon.com/Knock-Awesome-Citation-Nifty-Note/dp/160106621X)  To make up for all my negativity, I bought the pad I filled one out for each member of my team at work, issuing them as people came in for the day.  Everyone laughed and I was told that I made their day.

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: heartmug on June 10, 2015, 11:26:54 AM
That is awesome Spookycatlady!

I had to go out of town for an emergency with a relative.  I missed some bad weather in my hometown which made up for the fact I really didn't want to go.  It's the little things.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on June 13, 2015, 01:09:11 PM
Stopped home to bring some things back (dog sitting this weekend). Got a message my new glasses were in, and went and got them. They are cute, stylish and I can see well! And they're red. A color I've been wanting for a while!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on June 14, 2015, 06:26:06 PM
My husband and I got to spend some time today with the 17 year old daughter of our college friends (she got a summer job in the area working at a camp). After dropping her off at the camp, we ran some errands in that part of town. It's an area we don't get to very often because it isn't very convenient, and most every store there is also near us. But after we got husband's stuff, he asked, "while we're up here, don't you want to swing through Penzey's?"
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Enigmatism on June 15, 2015, 11:20:44 AM
I found a copy of Winifred Aldrich's 'Metric pattern cutting for men' for only £2 in a second hand bookshop today!  :D

I'm just starting to draft my own patterns and really wanted this book to make my son some stuff!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on June 15, 2015, 04:45:48 PM
The thread "Has anybody ever noticed" . . . gave me a good giggle. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on June 15, 2015, 08:10:07 PM
They're showing off The Last Guardian at E3 right now.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on June 15, 2015, 08:15:30 PM
Watching hockey finals with my 10 year old Nd listening to him cheer.  Love it
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Team HoundMom on June 16, 2015, 09:38:45 AM
The peanut butter smoothie in Skagway, AK after running the half-marathon.  Which is uphill.  Both ways. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: missanpan on June 16, 2015, 12:23:44 PM
I keep coming back to this picture. It just cracks me up. There's nothing like a fierce kitten face to brighten one's day.

This is Sass, short for Sassafras.  She is one of Foster Dad John's former kittens - the Little Saplings group.

https://www.facebook.com/SassyLittleSapling/photos/pcb.1629472840602064/1629472690602079/?type=1&theater
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on June 16, 2015, 12:32:10 PM
DS has been working as a camp counselor in various levels for four years. This year, he is finally turning in paperwork so he can earn the things he is teaching, like the new STEM/Nova awards. He earned 2!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lilfox on June 16, 2015, 02:25:04 PM
Truly a silly thing to do but this past weekend I cut my own hair from shoulder blade length to chin length. And I like it more than most salon cuts I get, in fact it's the closest cut to what I've wanted that I've ever had.

All the same, I think I'll leave future touch ups to the professionals.   :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on June 18, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
Finding out that while my fave bath products are once again available for purchase, at a lower cost than before, my very fave is not. The happy part is that while looking on the company's FB page, someone recommend a UK retailer that ships to the US, and if you order a certain amount, shipping is free. i know it will take a while, but I'm just happy I found it, and for about the same price.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bobbie on June 18, 2015, 09:33:25 PM
Scotland made me happy today

https://www.google.com/#q=scotland%27s+national+animal
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on June 19, 2015, 06:17:47 AM
Scotland made me happy today

https://www.google.com/#q=scotland%27s+national+animal
The lion and the unicorn
Were fighting for the crown
The lion beat the unicorn
All around the town.
Some gave them white bread,
And some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake
and drummed them out of town.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on June 19, 2015, 06:43:45 AM
My five year old son came upstairs carrying some movies and announced, "I just haven't watched enough Wallace & Gromit lately!"
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Post by: ladyknight1 on June 19, 2015, 08:40:14 AM
I found faience scarab beads! They are still being made in Egypt!
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Post by: Lindenharp on June 21, 2015, 09:38:48 PM
I reached level 9 on Ingress today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_%28game%29 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingress_%28game%29)
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Post by: crella on June 24, 2015, 05:26:59 AM
I bought the artist's starter kit the just started selling at our local Costco, and drew one picture and painted one in acrylics. I haven't painted since I was in my teens, and the canvas came out pretty bad, but I am excited about this in a silly way. I'm going to draw/paint again!
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Post by: ladyknight1 on June 24, 2015, 01:11:33 PM
New pizza quick service restaurant opened. Amazing pizza, great salads, and they have peach ginger unsweetened tea.

Seeing the Google Street View vehicle outside work. The second time I have seen it!
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Post by: jpcher on June 24, 2015, 04:40:47 PM
New pizza quick service restaurant opened. Amazing pizza, great salads, and they have peach ginger unsweetened tea.

Seeing the Google Street View vehicle outside work. The second time I have seen it!

That reminds me . . . I looked up my home on Google Street View and was very happy to find that they drove by on a beautiful sunny day. I must have just mowed the lawn, the flowers were blooming, bushes trimmed, etc. My home actually looks very nice!

I was extremely happy that they didn't come by when the dandelions were 6 inches tall, covering my entire front lawn and the flower beds were weedy.   ;D
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Post by: ladyknight1 on June 24, 2015, 05:37:12 PM
I had to contact them as they had my parent's home listed as being three street numbers off from where it really is.
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Post by: andi on June 24, 2015, 07:14:23 PM
I joined a Color Book group for grown ups on Facebook and got a new color book!!
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Post by: dawnfire on June 24, 2015, 09:47:50 PM
getting my loan statement. I've been paying off this loan for nearly 5 years and am only a few payments off from paying it off completely. It's now less than $500 and the end is in sight.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on June 25, 2015, 12:51:41 AM
I found an importer shop for Indian food.  Bags of spices, mixes and blends, chutneys and pickles, frozen food, frozen vegetables, all sorts of stuff.  And it is so cheap!  A massive bag of spice for around the same price as a tiny jar at the supermarket, and a two-pack of blends enough to make an individual meal each, for $1.49.  It was fantastic!

Best thing, it's not that far from work so I can drop in on the way home when I need to.

Bonus,  they had Mango Lassis in the dairy section.  Even the ethnic-food-averse housemate enjoyed that!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 25, 2015, 07:54:34 AM
I'm heading out on a 9 day canoe trip with my brother and nephews on Saturday.  BF gave me a stack of envelopes, one note for each day, to open on my trip.
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Post by: Hmmmmm on June 25, 2015, 09:22:37 AM
^^
That is so sweet!
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Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 25, 2015, 09:35:51 AM
Yup.  He's the romantic one in this relationship, I think.

I have done some notes in response but mine are mostly a list of jobs he needs to get done while I'm away.  It's a bit of a running joke between us so I hope I'll make him laugh with them.
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Post by: AmethystAnne on June 25, 2015, 07:36:38 PM
I found a copy of Winifred Aldrich's 'Metric pattern cutting for men' for only £2 in a second hand bookshop today!  :D

I'm just starting to draft my own patterns and really wanted this book to make my son some stuff!

<happy dance!>
I looked it up at Amazon dot com, average price for a fairly new copy starts at about $35 U.S.
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Post by: Hmmmmm on June 25, 2015, 08:23:08 PM
Watching my DD "helping" her little brother register for his college courses.....

She might be turning into a helicopter sibling. We'll have to watch that.
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Post by: Team HoundMom on June 26, 2015, 08:53:10 AM
I just found out that runDisney has a "Castle-to-Chateau" challenge.  Run a half-marathon in the US and the one at Disneyland Paris and you get a third medal.  I'm looking at 2017 for that one.  Oh yes. 
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Post by: ddawn23 on June 26, 2015, 06:13:57 PM
At my nephew's birthday party (just turned 2) the present I got him was so awesome he actually got distracted opening subsequent presents because he kept trying to play with mine. Aunt Dawn for the win!
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Post by: ladyknight1 on June 26, 2015, 06:15:57 PM
DS singing with the music in the car.
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Post by: Black Delphinium on June 26, 2015, 07:09:45 PM
Baby Delphinium has mostly figured out rolling back to front on her left shoulder. Now to just figure out using the right shoulder, and rolling front to back!
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Post by: Bandu on June 28, 2015, 04:44:16 AM
Cottontail rabbits. They're all around the house this year, grown ones and babies. Makes me so happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Wintergreen on July 02, 2015, 03:38:37 AM
My balcony! We moved last year, during spring and the summer that year, our balkony was mainly filled with cardboard boxes and clothesbags and so on, even if I had few chairs and small table set up there. But during this spring and summer I cleaned it and we bought some new furnitures. And I have some plants there (hanging from the roof to be safe from our Plant Eating Cat) I absolutely love Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, I wonder if it has other name than that in english? We call it "pixie's dress". All is just really pretty and fresh looking now, in green colors! I can read there, it's on the south side so it gets nice sun. And the trees in the backyard of our aparment building blocks the other buildings from sight. It's glassed in balcony, so wind and rain do not matter. In fact, it's quite relaxing to read there when it's raining!

And, my wax beans are growing in (really) small greenhouse. I only had to plant them once :D Few years back I did not have that greenhouse so I had to replant them 3 times because Plant Eating Cat feasted on them as soon as they sprouted, no matter what I tried. But now they are safe and currently flowering. I'm wating for first beans because they are really tasty.
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Post by: GreenHall on July 02, 2015, 08:34:50 AM
My balcony! We moved last year, during spring and the summer that year, our balkony was mainly filled with cardboard boxes and clothesbags and so on, even if I had few chairs and small table set up there. But during this spring and summer I cleaned it and we bought some new furnitures. And I have some plants there (hanging from the roof to be safe from our Plant Eating Cat) I absolutely love Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, I wonder if it has other name than that in english? We call it "pixie's dress". All is just really pretty and fresh looking now, in green colors! I can read there, it's on the south side so it gets nice sun. And the trees in the backyard of our aparment building blocks the other buildings from sight. It's glassed in balcony, so wind and rain do not matter. In fact, it's quite relaxing to read there when it's raining!

And, my wax beans are growing in (really) small greenhouse. I only had to plant them once :D Few years back I did not have that greenhouse so I had to replant them 3 times because Plant Eating Cat feasted on them as soon as they sprouted, no matter what I tried. But now they are safe and currently flowering. I'm wating for first beans because they are really tasty.
I don't really know plants by their offical names, so I googled to see if I knew it.  I didn't.  Also, Wikipedia, that is more off-color than I was expecting...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Wintergreen on July 02, 2015, 08:53:20 AM
My balcony! We moved last year, during spring and the summer that year, our balkony was mainly filled with cardboard boxes and clothesbags and so on, even if I had few chairs and small table set up there. But during this spring and summer I cleaned it and we bought some new furnitures. And I have some plants there (hanging from the roof to be safe from our Plant Eating Cat) I absolutely love Rhodochiton atrosanguineus, I wonder if it has other name than that in english? We call it "pixie's dress". All is just really pretty and fresh looking now, in green colors! I can read there, it's on the south side so it gets nice sun. And the trees in the backyard of our aparment building blocks the other buildings from sight. It's glassed in balcony, so wind and rain do not matter. In fact, it's quite relaxing to read there when it's raining!

And, my wax beans are growing in (really) small greenhouse. I only had to plant them once :D Few years back I did not have that greenhouse so I had to replant them 3 times because Plant Eating Cat feasted on them as soon as they sprouted, no matter what I tried. But now they are safe and currently flowering. I'm wating for first beans because they are really tasty.
I don't really know plants by their offical names, so I googled to see if I knew it.  I didn't.  Also, Wikipedia, that is more off-color than I was expecting...
Oh my. I hope I get that name off my head :( Missed that part altogether as I tried to google it and originally did end up in wikipedia. Read only the first chapters and thought that okay, they are not mentioning any other names here so maybe they just use the official name. But apparently not.

But it's very nice and decorative plant in my opinion. Works well from hanging basket even if it's vine. And I have not yet managed to kill it even if I have a brown thumb.
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Post by: Dazi on July 02, 2015, 02:32:10 PM
It's common name is purple bell vine or purple bellerine.
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Post by: BeagleMommy on July 02, 2015, 02:43:37 PM
DH and I went to Gettysburg last week and took The Beagle with us.  While we were walking on one of the battlefield trails he encountered a turtle.  As he sniffed it, it moved.  For about five minutes he kept circling and sniffing and backing up away from it then moving closer.  If he could have had a human expression it would have been this  :o.

I could only imagine him thinking "what the heck is this thing?!"

It gave us a serious chuckle for the rest of the afternoon.
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Post by: PastryGoddess on July 02, 2015, 06:32:34 PM
DH and I went to Gettysburg last week and took The Beagle with us.  While we were walking on one of the battlefield trails he encountered a turtle.  As he sniffed it, it moved.  For about five minutes he kept circling and sniffing and backing up away from it then moving closer.  If he could have had a human expression it would have been this  :o.

I could only imagine him thinking "what the heck is this thing?!"

It gave us a serious chuckle for the rest of the afternoon.

soooo what was the tick count afterwards???
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: VorFemme on July 02, 2015, 07:00:42 PM
She was sleeping like this:
(http://s22.postimg.org/vnv9jst69/shorty.jpg)

Insert tab A into slot B...
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Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on July 02, 2015, 07:10:49 PM
I finally investigated the unused section of my attic - was a bit leery of what I might find in there.

I found space. Yonks of it. I can store things!
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Post by: andi on July 02, 2015, 10:21:34 PM
We found the Apple remote!!
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Post by: Carotte on July 03, 2015, 06:39:12 AM
A clean shower curtain! Seriously, that thing was grim. I had previously tried cleaning it with a sponge and bathroom cleaner, it was a pain to try and stick it on the wall and clean and try to rince and then do it all again on the other side and it didn't really work anyway.

This time I took it down, put it in a pail with some warm water and white vinegar, sloshed it around and it seemed to work, so I put it in the washing machine* for a very short cycle of 15 min on the lowest temp with only white vinegar. And now it's perfect!

*I wasn't sure this one was machine ok, that's why i waited so much to try it, but I figured on the lowest setting the worst that could happen was that it wouldn't be clean, and I was ok with buying a new one if needed. Plus the white vinegar can only do good for the machine.
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Post by: andi on July 03, 2015, 11:12:58 AM
I put my shower curtain and plastic liner in the washing machine with two bath towels and a cup of vinegar in the rince cycle. Works wonders
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Post by: ladyknight1 on July 04, 2015, 04:45:48 PM
I've lost two pounds! All I've done is increase healthy food and general movement and decrease junk.
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Post by: andi on July 04, 2015, 05:02:04 PM
I found the box with all my shoes!!
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Post by: JoW on July 04, 2015, 08:24:38 PM
I got doggie kisses this morning.

One of the members of my health club is paraplegic.  She swims laps, arms only, for fitness.  She has a golden retriever service dog who sleeps beside the pool while she swims.  The member trained the dog herself.  The dog has been a regular at the club since she was 8 weeks old.  The owner lets people scratch the dogs ears when she's not working. 

I saw them this morning for the first time in months.  I was in the hot tub and the dog really wanted to see me.  So went to the edge of the tub and talked to her person and scratched the dog's ears.  The dog spent the time trying to dry me with her tongue. 
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Post by: Thipu1 on July 05, 2015, 11:22:02 AM
It was a very quiet 4th of July.

  When we moved here 30 years ago, the neighborhood sounded like a war zone for the entire month of June.  We used to hope for rain to make sure the 'duds' were really dead before we went out for work the next morning. 

Now, all we hear are echoes from the professional displays.  It was truly a glorious 4th.   
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on July 05, 2015, 11:56:35 AM
I scored some very nice Kim Rogers graphic tees at Belk this weekend.  They are a nice thickness, fit me very well through the chest and shoulders, and are long enough in the torso. With all my discounts,  they came to under $7 each.
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Post by: magicdomino on July 05, 2015, 01:30:34 PM
My 4th of July wasn't all that quiet, but I don't mind as long as everybody runs out of fireworks by 10:00 pm.   :)

Nice little display up at the neighborhood swimming pool last night.  I don't know how professional it was, but whoever was doing it at least knew what they were doing (as opposed to a neighbor a couple of years ago, who had a few rockets go off at or just above ground level).
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Post by: Miss Understood on July 05, 2015, 11:30:17 PM
Finally got my sewing machine out and set up and started sewing. over 40 Barbie dresses in 2 days! ;D
Sounds like you won't be the only happy one about making the Barbie dresses.  I bet there will be some mighty happy little girls and Barbies, as well.

I pray that there will! This is part of my annual sew-a-thon!

I hope it is not against the rules to reply to an old post even though it's still an active thread - anyway I love that you do this GMatoy!  My Aunt Trudy (not a blood relation but a dear family friend and my grandmother figure) used to make me Barbie outfits and I loved them more than the store-bought ones. 
(With the exception of the blue/silver sparkly number complete with boa that my Aunt Jeanne got me for no reason except that I had a concussion - that was pretty cool.)
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Post by: Miss Understood on July 05, 2015, 11:38:07 PM
I've had a great big happy in moving to the new condo this week  :D.

The first silly thing:  When the microwave finishes, words pop up on the screen: "Your Food Is Ready!".  I find myself getting over there early to see the words.  The only thing that would be greater would be if you could program a voice to say them, say like, Morgan Freeman, James Bond, or even Fred Flintstone (with a Yabba-Dabba-Do)  ;D.  Someone, somewhere, is going to make such a microwave.

Second thing:  The previous owner left a stackable front-loading washer/dryer.  I'm having way too much fun watching the clothes swish around and the detergent bubbles splash on the door ;).

Again, I am replying to old posts which I hope is OK.  The "Your Food Is Ready" thing reminded me of our old Panasonic microwave which would say "Enjoy Your Meal" when it was done.  DH and I thought that was cute but silly (DH thought silly, I thought cute).  We recently had to replace the old thing after many years of yeomanlike service, and we got another Panasonic since it had served us so well.  I have to admit I was disappointed that the new one doesn't say "Enjoy Your Meal" anymore. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Benni on July 06, 2015, 09:53:23 PM
I returned from vacation with only one mosquito bite, and it is on my upper arm where I don't touch, so no need to itch a lot.
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Post by: jpcher on July 07, 2015, 05:36:49 PM
I received a bonus at work today -- and not sports tickets that I won't use!

This one will almost cover the cost of my new fridge! ;D
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Post by: PastryGoddess on July 07, 2015, 05:56:50 PM
I received a bonus at work today -- and not sports tickets that I won't use!

This one will almost cover the cost of my new fridge! ;D

You are such an adult :D
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Post by: Black Delphinium on July 07, 2015, 07:07:57 PM
IMDB has a new exclusive trailer for From Dusk Til Dawn the Series Season 2.  >:D
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Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 08, 2015, 09:19:04 AM
I returned from vacation with only one mosquito bite, and it is on my upper arm where I don't touch, so no need to itch a lot.

I am so incredibly jealous.  I have hundreds, if not thousands, from my wilderness canoe trip.  I expected to have bites but not this many!  And everyone kept telling me the bugs really weren't that bad.  Thanks, but that's not helping the fact that they are all biting me!

Is it weird that I'm happy my BF missed me so much that he briefly considered booking a couple of extra days off and meeting us at a point on the river with road access?  He didn't, which I'm also happy about since he can't afford to burn vacation.  He says that if I do one of these trips again, he'll have suck it up and go with me.  But after all those bites?  Not sure I want to go on another one of these trips...

And LOL to this:

I received a bonus at work today -- and not sports tickets that I won't use!

This one will almost cover the cost of my new fridge! ;D

You are such an adult :D
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Post by: Moonie on July 08, 2015, 02:53:57 PM
My toxic supervisor put in her two week notice last week on my birthday!!! I was on vacation until yesterday, and she took today off, so I only have to put up with her for two more partial days. (She is leaving early Thursday and Friday).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: BeagleMommy on July 08, 2015, 03:20:05 PM
DH and I went to Gettysburg last week and took The Beagle with us.  While we were walking on one of the battlefield trails he encountered a turtle.  As he sniffed it, it moved.  For about five minutes he kept circling and sniffing and backing up away from it then moving closer.  If he could have had a human expression it would have been this  :o.

I could only imagine him thinking "what the heck is this thing?!"

It gave us a serious chuckle for the rest of the afternoon.

soooo what was the tick count afterwards???

Fortunately, none.  We had given him his flea/tick meds before we left.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Snooks on July 08, 2015, 04:20:34 PM
I returned from vacation with only one mosquito bite, and it is on my upper arm where I don't touch, so no need to itch a lot.

I am so incredibly jealous.  I have hundreds, if not thousands, from my wilderness canoe trip.  I expected to have bites but not this many!  And everyone kept telling me the bugs really weren't that bad.  Thanks, but that's not helping the fact that they are all biting me!

The bugs weren't that bad for them because the bugs were busy biting you.  I feel for you as the normal bug magnet in any group.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on July 10, 2015, 03:31:51 PM
Octavia is learning to catch treats in her front paws.  Most of the time, she accidently knocks the treat away, and has to chase it, but that's okay.  Chasing treats is fun too.   :)
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Post by: turtleIScream on July 10, 2015, 04:48:37 PM
I discovered that my 15 year old daughter and I share a personality trait, and that it's one she is glad to share with me.
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Post by: Benni on July 10, 2015, 09:05:54 PM
My DDs had to stop by my DH's work to pick something up from him.  He introduced them to his coworkers.  After they left his coworkers were all compliments on how beautiful his daughters were.  They then asked for a picture of me so they could see where my DDs got their looks.  I feel complimented, my girls are complimented and my DH was pleased - a totally win-win-win situation.
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Post by: Army Mom on July 12, 2015, 12:51:46 PM
Two months after getting a new iPad, I finally remembered my EHell password!  ;D
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Post by: andi on July 12, 2015, 01:06:36 PM
Hubby got the kitchen table put together last night!  We have a place to eat.
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Post by: Nikko-chan on July 12, 2015, 02:04:51 PM
I discovered that my 15 year old daughter and I share a personality trait, and that it's one she is glad to share with me.

Awwww!
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Post by: POF on July 12, 2015, 03:35:30 PM
My 18 year old ended a text with luv you Mom.  Made me tear up.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 13, 2015, 07:19:43 AM
I had an actual conversation with my dad, who usually speaks in anecdotes. I cried afterward. It has been 5 years since we had a real conversation.

I had a wonderful weekend with my DH, and we celebrated the 21st anniversary of our first date! I got some much needed beach time in.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on July 13, 2015, 10:35:50 AM
Looking through an online job search (my SO, M, is considering a move to a different employer), and I came across a want ad for a Scrabble Coordinator.

 :o :-[ ;D

Turns out it's someone to help with afterschool activities, managing the board games...
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Post by: audhs on July 13, 2015, 07:55:55 PM
The person in front of me at the Starbucks drive through today payed for my drink. Made me smile.
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Post by: Bijou on July 14, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
The guy who owns the Chinese restaurant where we eat about once a week gave  us a pineapple the other night. 
It was delicious!!!!!!!! 
I didn't know how wonderful a pineapple could be.  Especially chilled.  I ate the rest of it this morning and am going to get another, today.  It was Dole brand, so I know which kind to look for.  I wonder how it would be frozen.  Probably like a Popsicle?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on July 14, 2015, 10:50:21 AM
Octavia is learning to catch treats in her front paws.  Most of the time, she accidently knocks the treat away, and has to chase it, but that's okay.  Chasing treats is fun too.   :)

This morning, Octavia caught two treats in her mouth.  She gets extra treats just for being so cute.   :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on July 14, 2015, 11:56:58 AM
I've been sick with a cold since last Thursday.  Jetpack Johnson has been napping with me and when he wants to check to see if I'm okay, he very gently boops my nose.  And if I try to talk to him, he puts his paw on my mouth to shush me (which is gross because, ew, cat feet, but still so cute).

His brother Clyde 2, Electric Boogaloo has been reaching up to facilitate getting picked up.  This is after patting my bottom to get my attention. 

I am dying from the cute.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 14, 2015, 12:12:40 PM
I'm currently helping look after a rambunctious 5 month old puppy, along with his parents and uncle.  When it comes to treat time, it was pretty hard to give everyone their treats and not have the puppy trying to snag his first, complete with teeth!

I got so fed up a week or so ago that I picked him up by his harness and held him in the air while everyone else got their treat.  When he stopped struggling, I set him down, forced him to sit and then gave him his treat.  Now?  I can tell him 'Sit! Calm!' and he'll sit and wait patiently for me to give it to him.  No teeth, too!

I'm pretty impressed with myself.   ;D  And even more impressed with him.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on July 14, 2015, 01:05:43 PM
Science! ;D

http://press.web.cern.ch/press-releases/2015/07/cerns-lhcb-experiment-reports-observation-exotic-pentaquark-particles
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 14, 2015, 01:58:33 PM
A colleague dropped off a congratulations card for my graduation (from May) with money in it! I nearly cried.
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Post by: Reika on July 14, 2015, 06:03:01 PM
I submitted a short story to an anthology contest being run by a small group I'm in. Not only did my story get accepted to be published, I won first place!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on July 14, 2015, 10:55:05 PM
I submitted a short story to an anthology contest being run by a small group I'm in. Not only did my story get accepted to be published, I won first place!

Awesome!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on July 15, 2015, 12:20:14 PM
Saw a CW today who I don't see all that often. First, she complimented me on my new dress, then said, and I quote "did you get really skinny? you look wonderful!" Made my day! I told her I'm still a work in progress but thank you!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gmatoy on July 15, 2015, 12:59:23 PM
Finally got my sewing machine out and set up and started sewing. over 40 Barbie dresses in 2 days! ;D
Sounds like you won't be the only happy one about making the Barbie dresses.  I bet there will be some mighty happy little girls and Barbies, as well.

I pray that there will! This is part of my annual sew-a-thon!

I hope it is not against the rules to reply to an old post even though it's still an active thread - anyway I love that you do this GMatoy!  My Aunt Trudy (not a blood relation but a dear family friend and my grandmother figure) used to make me Barbie outfits and I loved them more than the store-bought ones. 
(With the exception of the blue/silver sparkly number complete with boa that my Aunt Jeanne got me for no reason except that I had a concussion - that was pretty cool.)

So glad that you posted! After several years of doing over 500 for donating each Christmas, I may take a year off. I work full time and it is getting to be more than I can handle! But, maybe 300 will be doable!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on July 15, 2015, 04:32:47 PM
This year is my 15th service anniversary at work. A friend is on her 5th and was perusing the gifts, and showed me the ones for mine. Usually there isn't much at all I want, but this time there are not one, but two cameras, and I was just thinking I wanted a newer one! But even though mine's 10 years old, it works fine. So now I don't have to try and justify spending money on something I don't need!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on July 15, 2015, 04:45:38 PM
I had an idea for a story, and started writing today. I have a lot of unfinished stories on my computer, but for the first time, I can really see and hear my characters interact. I am really excited about seeing them develop!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: scansons on July 15, 2015, 07:35:03 PM
Husband bought me Swedish Fish today.  Ridiculously happy. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on July 16, 2015, 10:45:54 AM
We have tickets to see Pippin tonight.

I've sometimes been let down by touring companies of big Broadway shows (King Arthur who wasn't Tim Curry, I'm looking at you...). But I've seen clips of the touring company, and it looks like it's going to be great!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on July 16, 2015, 01:14:50 PM
We have tickets to see Pippin tonight.

Magic to Do!

I'm happy that my "Magic Words" post was pinned by Wordgeek and that several people have benefited from the concepts. I love helping people!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Zerbinetta on July 16, 2015, 11:46:22 PM
I am temporarily living with a family member, and most of my stuff is in storage. I needed a couple of music scores that were at the storage unit, so I went there today to pick them up.

I've also been lamenting the fact that I packed a couple of hiking guides in one of the stored boxes instead of keeping them with me. I was pretty sure that they were in one of the boxes that the movers put in first, behind all my furniture and my snow tires, meaning it would be more trouble than it was worth to dig them out.

When I walked into the unit today, I looked at the stack of boxes on my left (where I'd left the boxes of music, since I knew those would be the things I'd most likely need to get to). And what was looking back at me, through the clear plastic box, at eye level? In the single most easily accessible box in the place? The hiking guides I wanted! Not only that, but when I opened the box, there on top was one of the scores - and the other was just a little way down in the stack. I hadn't remembered putting any of that stuff in that box, nor putting that box on top of the stack.

For once, the universe was looking out for me today.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on July 20, 2015, 02:46:49 PM
My electric bill. I do the monthly payment plan based on usage, as its easier for my math-challenged mind if i pay one set amount, every month. I also hate heat, and run both my a/c's 24/7, but turn them way down when i'm at work, or gone for a long period of time, and off, when away.

I've noticed the last couple months, my monthly charge was way down. But still never really checked my bill. Today i did, and a couple of months ago, it went from $55 to $35 a month. What's nice is it adjusts in Oct, so if i happen to bump my bill up, i can see, and pay extra so i'm not hit with a major charge all at once.

Although its been going down steadily. So I'm either becoming more like my father, and turning off lights i don't need more often, or something else. Either way, i like it!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on July 20, 2015, 08:00:21 PM
I don't remember where I saw it it, but it was a satirical  list of the most popular baby names of the year that went something along the lines of:

Emma
Sophia
Isabel
Emily ft. Pitbull


Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on July 20, 2015, 10:31:32 PM
We found the cutting boards!! (yes, we're still unpacking)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 23, 2015, 10:46:06 AM
I'm going to a Ceilidh Saturday night!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: siamesecat2965 on July 23, 2015, 02:30:03 PM
An email I just got from Amazon, saying due to new settlements re: the purchase and cost of e-books, i have another $12 and change credit on my account. Add to that, the couple of dollars I have for opting for no rush Prime shipping, I may have enough to buy one of the full-price books I have on my wishlist!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 23, 2015, 02:41:14 PM
An email I just got from Amazon, saying due to new settlements re: the purchase and cost of e-books, i have another $12 and change credit on my account. Add to that, the couple of dollars I have for opting for no rush Prime shipping, I may have enough to buy one of the full-price books I have on my wishlist!

I only got $2.44, but I am still happy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on July 23, 2015, 11:54:38 PM
I was smiling today when I went to the shoe store to pick up shoes I had ordered.  The young woman who waited on me looked to be maybe 18.  She was wearing levi jeans and had the cuffs rolled up to about mid calf.  Whoa!  That's how we wore ours in the 1950's in high school.  I told her I liked her cuffs and she said the pants were too long so she rolled them up.  I told her that we did that in the 50's in high school.  I wonder if she ran to the back room and rolled them down, not wanting to identify with a 1950's teenaged girl.  I also told her that we would remove the belt loops and roll down the waist band 1 roll.  She asked why we did that and I told her, 'because everyone else did!"
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on July 25, 2015, 06:30:37 PM
Baby Delphinium laughs when I sing Monty Python songs.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on July 25, 2015, 07:17:12 PM
The recycling dumpster was almost empty this morning so we were able to get rid of this past week's unpacked boxes without going to the dump!  (And there was still room, we didn't fill it)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on July 25, 2015, 08:05:03 PM
It's silly, really silly, but I topped 1,000,000 points in a couple of Criminal Case scenes recently.  It made me ridiculously happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 26, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
Planning my anniversary weekend for October. Going to Tampa, to Bern's steakhouse and staying at a hotel overnight.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on July 26, 2015, 08:34:37 PM
I saw a badger crossing the road; then a few miles further on, some sort of duck-like bird crossing the road with her babies! Good thing I am quick on the brakes! Then, a hawk type bird swooped down in front of the car. Earlier in the morning, I saw a mule deer watching from the ditch  (thankfully it stayed in the ditch). Not to mention what I call the kamikaze birds (the little grey ones that swoop crazily all over the place.) All in all, a very good animal watching day!

eta: oh yeah, and the other weird bird I saw walk off the road - no idea what it was. Thought it was a goose at first, then realized the body was smaller and it was not a goose at all. It wasn't terribly concerned as it made no effort to fly, though it did disappear into the tall grass!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: rose red on July 26, 2015, 09:12:20 PM
I was in a library break/study room. All of a sudden, I heard knocking on the window. I looked over and saw a little boy grinning and waiving at me. It was such a cute moment.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on July 26, 2015, 10:01:36 PM
I saw a hawk grab a snake as I was driving to Wegmans.  There was another hawk tailing along, not sure if it was competition or just helping out. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on July 26, 2015, 10:58:59 PM
Bottle-feeding a three day old baby goat.  She is just the cutest little thing, I've definitely overdrawn on my 'squeeee!' quota.  Adding to the cute factor are the three little dogs who are trying to parent the little kid.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ms_Cellany on July 28, 2015, 01:49:49 PM
I made a peach pie. We ate the pie.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on July 28, 2015, 02:36:18 PM
My 15 year old daughter usually goes to bed around 8 or 8:30, unless we are doing something specific. Last night, we didn't have any plans, so after her brother went to bed, I expected she would retreat to her room as well. But, she didn't. She hung around and asked what we could do together.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on July 28, 2015, 08:56:13 PM
Bottle-feeding a three day old baby goat.  She is just the cutest little thing, I've definitely overdrawn on my 'squeeee!' quota.  Adding to the cute factor are the three little dogs who are trying to parent the little kid.

We need pictures!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on July 28, 2015, 08:57:37 PM
I saw a badger crossing the road; then a few miles further on, some sort of duck-like bird crossing the road with her babies! Good thing I am quick on the brakes! Then, a hawk type bird swooped down in front of the car. Earlier in the morning, I saw a mule deer watching from the ditch  (thankfully it stayed in the ditch). Not to mention what I call the kamikaze birds (the little grey ones that swoop crazily all over the place.) All in all, a very good animal watching day!

eta: oh yeah, and the other weird bird I saw walk off the road - no idea what it was. Thought it was a goose at first, then realized the body was smaller and it was not a goose at all. It wasn't terribly concerned as it made no effort to fly, though it did disappear into the tall grass!

To the bolded, hopefully not at the same time!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on July 28, 2015, 09:08:30 PM
I saw a badger crossing the road; then a few miles further on, some sort of duck-like bird crossing the road with her babies! Good thing I am quick on the brakes! Then, a hawk type bird swooped down in front of the car. Earlier in the morning, I saw a mule deer watching from the ditch  (thankfully it stayed in the ditch). Not to mention what I call the kamikaze birds (the little grey ones that swoop crazily all over the place.) All in all, a very good animal watching day!

eta: oh yeah, and the other weird bird I saw walk off the road - no idea what it was. Thought it was a goose at first, then realized the body was smaller and it was not a goose at all. It wasn't terribly concerned as it made no effort to fly, though it did disappear into the tall grass!

To the bolded, hopefully not at the same time!

No no no! All totally separate incidences! Miles apart on the highway, thank goodness!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on July 28, 2015, 09:09:07 PM
I made slow cooker beef-and-Guinness pies and they were an awesome success! The Good Ethnic Boy took a couple to work for lunch yesterday and apparently people were sidling over and making comments about how nice they looked/smelled.  ;D

(I am not a good cook. The GEB does most of the cooking in our house; I have a few recipes I do very well, most of which I don't make any more because I've developed IBS and it doesn't play well with various ingredients. It's nice to find a new recipe that's fun to make and we both love!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on July 28, 2015, 10:23:08 PM
I can now see my counter tops!  I spent today getting the kitchen organized. Such a huge difference

And I found my pot lids!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: CorrieFan on July 29, 2015, 01:37:57 AM
It rained last night and most of today! This spring and summer have been very dry, and we really need the moisture. And it was a good soaking rain without thunder, lightning or hail!  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mandycorn on July 29, 2015, 01:00:08 PM
Lots of good kiddo-related news in my facebook feed!

My friends that have been trying for ages to adopt a baby posted an announcement video that their new daughter will be here the first week of next month, and another friend of mine posted that she and her husband were successful in their quest to get increased custody of his children (they're up from two weekends a month and two weeks a year to almost a 50-50 split!).
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: rose red on July 30, 2015, 04:27:25 PM
I brought a new wallet. It's so pretty that I just like looking at it.

I'm weeding out books that I'm sure I won't read and donating a bag every few days to the library. Feels good to finally admit that I won't be reading them and getting rid of them from the space in my house and in my head.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 30, 2015, 06:05:17 PM
Getting all the travel planning done and having things go smoothly for DH during his trip.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on July 30, 2015, 06:09:50 PM
M (my SO) has been having issues at work with a new team lead. We'd been exploring other opportunities even. Well, yesterday Lead's Supervisor's Supervisor held a meeting, and one of the issues that was discussed was Lead's level of micromanagement. (M was frustrated because on that shift literally no one works harder, yet felt that Lead was managing M as if a child.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on July 31, 2015, 07:19:13 PM
Bottle-feeding a three day old baby goat.  She is just the cutest little thing, I've definitely overdrawn on my 'squeeee!' quota.  Adding to the cute factor are the three little dogs who are trying to parent the little kid.

We need pictures!

http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/jayendee1/media/IMG_0195_zpskgub2hot.jpg.html?o=3 (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/jayendee1/media/IMG_0195_zpskgub2hot.jpg.html?o=3)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on July 31, 2015, 08:01:58 PM
Bottle-feeding a three day old baby goat.  She is just the cutest little thing, I've definitely overdrawn on my 'squeeee!' quota.  Adding to the cute factor are the three little dogs who are trying to parent the little kid.

We need pictures!

http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/jayendee1/media/IMG_0195_zpskgub2hot.jpg.html?o=3 (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/jayendee1/media/IMG_0195_zpskgub2hot.jpg.html?o=3)

Oh my GAWD!  there is a sweater on da goat!  squeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on July 31, 2015, 09:57:44 PM
Bottle-feeding a three day old baby goat.  She is just the cutest little thing, I've definitely overdrawn on my 'squeeee!' quota.  Adding to the cute factor are the three little dogs who are trying to parent the little kid.

We need pictures!

http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/jayendee1/media/IMG_0195_zpskgub2hot.jpg.html?o=3 (http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/jayendee1/media/IMG_0195_zpskgub2hot.jpg.html?o=3)

Thank you and squee!  Between the cute baby goat face, the concerned dog face, and the sweater - I...I just don't know, the cuteness may overwhelm.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on August 01, 2015, 03:53:49 PM
The animal shelter had a sale on.

I originally intended to adopt one of two female cats (one was 13, one 15, but neither was really good with other animals) and, well...

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11214041_925491914189327_6518993847519894621_n.jpg?oh=3835da75914730ca34d8006f8d4cf84f&oe=56480B09)

His name is Gwydion. ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on August 01, 2015, 04:08:16 PM
The animal shelter had a sale on.

I originally intended to adopt one of two female cats (one was 13, one 15, but neither was really good with other animals) and, well...

His name is Gwydion. ;D

He is beautiful!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on August 01, 2015, 06:35:43 PM
The animal shelter had a sale on.

I originally intended to adopt one of two female cats (one was 13, one 15, but neither was really good with other animals) and, well...

His name is Gwydion. ;D

He is beautiful!

Thank you! I just couldn't resist, I already had one Siamese...
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 01, 2015, 06:43:07 PM
Spending quality time with my son before his trip. Watching him enjoy the dinner I made for him.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Onyx_TKD on August 01, 2015, 10:05:10 PM
Watching The Dukes of Hazzard. I'd heard of the show before, but wasn't particularly interested (frankly, as someone who grew up in the Deep South, I expected it to make me cringe in one way or another). After running into mentions of it again recently, I figured I'd watch an episode or two just so I had some context for what people were talking about...I finished watching season 1 today.  ;D It's just so charmingly...ridiculous.

I'm especially tickled by the sheer number of things that seem like they should be grating or annoying, but somehow end up being amusing or charming instead: the sheriff's weird laugh (and the Dukes' constant "yee-haws"), the twangy music, the narrator talking directly to the audience, the protagonists being dumber than a bag of hammers at least once an episode, etc. It feels kind of like the Hardy Boys meets Supernatural, set in the world of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?  >:D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on August 02, 2015, 09:40:16 AM
The animal shelter had a sale on.

I originally intended to adopt one of two female cats (one was 13, one 15, but neither was really good with other animals) and, well...

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11214041_925491914189327_6518993847519894621_n.jpg?oh=3835da75914730ca34d8006f8d4cf84f&oe=56480B09)

His name is Gwydion. ;D

Interesting name.  Did you name him, or did he come with the name?  One of my co-workers has an orange tabby named Gwydion.  She said it was a character in a book.

I have yet to get the cat of my dreams, whatever I'm dreaming of.  Looking for a male cat?  Oops, that one is really female, but she has a brother and we'd really prefer to adopt them out together.  Looking for black kittens?  Look at these charming 2 year old sisters.  Thinking about getting a Maine Coon kitten sometime in the future after the elderly cats are gone?  Sorry, Cat Central had a bit of an mix-up, and you get these two short-haired feral kittens while you still have an elderly cat to get upset about the invasion.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on August 02, 2015, 09:43:25 AM
Interesting name.  Did you name him, or did he come with the name?  One of my co-workers has an orange tabby named Gwydion.  She said it was a character in a book.

I named him - your coworker and I were likely thinking of the same book. :) I've always been very fond of the Prydain Chronicles (very good fantasy series) and I'm quite into Welsh names these days, and it fit, so why not?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on August 02, 2015, 03:59:55 PM
Snow at home for the first time since I've lived here.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on August 02, 2015, 04:25:48 PM
My friend has a cat that had kittens. He adopted a couple of them out, but kept two of them as they are physically disabled. We think that another cat got into where the kittens were and mauled them when they were very tiny. So they are very cautious, and pretty close to being feral because they are strictly outdoor cats. They do have a heated cat house, and are well fed and watered, but pretty much only come to my friend.

The female, Charity, has one hind leg that is missing a paw. Low Rider, the male, is missing both back paws. They both get around pretty good, but Rider keeps pretty close to home while Charity seems to be more adventurous in going off with her mother and their older half brother, Koala (I can never remember the mom cat's name!) If I am around, Mama is pretty shy but will come if you have food. Charity keeps her distance and will wait to get the food until I am further away. Koala has always been a social boy, and comes right away for loving, food or not! But Rider, who was initially as shy as Charity, seems to have accepted me as an okay person and comes out quite readily for some petting and he doesn't care if there's food any more! I was amazed this morning that he was by the lilac bushes and neither ran away nor came to me as he was busy checking out the grass. It made me happy that he's treating me like one of his people!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on August 04, 2015, 06:33:18 AM
Two things:

I picked Taran Wanderer to re-read from my bookshelf last night before I read this post and here I see Prince Gwydion mentioned in one of my favourite threads!

And Gwydion looks like the Clyde The First, Baron von Fuzzypants: Chief Boober.  So happy to see stripey tabbies with Siamese colouring.  So happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 04, 2015, 07:57:35 AM
A pedicure!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Ser Lucien Liliane on August 04, 2015, 10:20:21 PM
Two things:

I picked Taran Wanderer to re-read from my bookshelf last night before I read this post and here I see Prince Gwydion mentioned in one of my favourite threads!

And Gwydion looks like the Clyde The First, Baron von Fuzzypants: Chief Boober.  So happy to see stripey tabbies with Siamese colouring.  So happy.

;D I think that's my favorite of the books!

I just couldn't resist the coloration - and when he decided to drape himself over my shoulder and headbutt me repeatedly, that settled it. :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cleargleam on August 05, 2015, 12:31:52 PM
Finding that there is, in fact, a box of tea packets in my desk drawer.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: rose red on August 05, 2015, 07:39:35 PM
Seeing my favorite chips in the vending machine.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: dawnfire on August 06, 2015, 03:54:53 AM
having a car that works! My car hadn't been running for 3 weeks due to the spark plugs dying (they were worn down to the ceramic), the battery ob it's last legs and the shaft shaft sensor dying. living in country town it tough to do anything without a car.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on August 06, 2015, 06:18:06 PM
watching my 15 year old cat chase her own tail! (she caught it once, too!)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Misery on August 06, 2015, 10:53:10 PM
Watching the cat lick my dad's head.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on August 07, 2015, 04:41:33 PM
I'm on vacaaaation! ;D

Leaving Monday with the DDs to St. Louis to visit in-law families we haven't seen in a few years.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mandycorn on August 07, 2015, 05:04:53 PM
The baby my friends are adopting was born yesterday, so my facebook feed is fully of sweet baby pictures, but the thing that really tickled me was when the birthmom let them know she had gone into labor, they semi-announced it by simply posting a link to the "Thundercats are go" scene in Juno. I laughed right out loud when I saw that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Cleargleam on August 11, 2015, 10:35:22 PM
For the princely sum of 75 cents, I can bring a smile to a friend's day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on August 12, 2015, 02:56:21 AM
I'm in bed feeling sick and pretty sorry for myself, but the Good Ethnic Boy just brightened my day by calling to ask what I want for dinner, suggesting something really yummy, and promising to bring me a nice dessert as well.  :-*
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: RubyCat on August 12, 2015, 09:14:31 AM
My coffeemaker is not broken!  We kept finding puddles of water under the coffeemaker and dh insisted that something inside it had sprung a leak and it wasn't worth fixing. Coffeemaker is only 2 years old, it makes good coffee and I really like the thermal carafe. The thought of having to replace it so soon made me very unhappy. It turns out that we've been careless putting it back in its spot on the counter after filling it with water and it sloshed out the vent holes in the back. Thinking about it, it's a twofer - the coffeemaker is not broken and I was right.  Heh.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: catwhiskers on August 12, 2015, 09:35:13 AM
Cat Central has sent me a tiny parlour panther.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on August 12, 2015, 10:53:15 AM
Cat Central has sent me a tiny parlour panther.

Congratulations on your new overlord! 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on August 15, 2015, 12:48:47 PM
Cat Central has sent me a tiny parlour panther.

Congratulations!  Pictures please?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: VorFemme on August 15, 2015, 01:12:52 PM
VorGuy bought me a new embroidery machine earlier this week and it was delivered about 4:30 p.m. yesterday.  I spent the evening setting it up & installing the software on my laptop (turns out that you have to install the update before you install the basic software - which seems oddly backwards - which is part of why I was amused - once I got over being frustrated over something not working). 

I uninstalled the software, installed the update, then reinstalled the software - all is working. 

I even found the speed control slider that adjusts how fast the embroidery stitches out!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on August 15, 2015, 04:36:39 PM
Janet Varney(comedienne and voice of Avatar Korra) liked and responded to my tweet.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on August 15, 2015, 06:32:38 PM
Janet Varney(comedienne and voice of Avatar Korra) liked and responded to my tweet.

I love when that happens. Susan Eisenberg (Wonder Woman on Justice League) did that once. :D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: DillyGirl on August 16, 2015, 03:43:51 PM
A couple days ago I decided to start making coffee at home again so I bought some coffee beans (not the expensive stuff, but not the really cheap stuff) and actually remembered to buy cream for it (a minor miracle in itself). This morning I made the first pot, and at the first sip decided to just sit and drink coffee all day. It was that nice.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on August 16, 2015, 04:30:37 PM
Boo started hockey lessons today s d DH taped some of it and sent it to me. Every time he fell down he popped right back up.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on August 16, 2015, 05:14:43 PM
Target has iTunes gift cards 15% off! I stocked up on birthday gifts for the teen nephews.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: catwhiskers on August 16, 2015, 10:57:42 PM
Cat Central has sent me a tiny parlour panther.

Congratulations!  Pictures please?

My phone has died, I'm having to use my old one and it doesn't have a camera. Sorry.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Bijou on August 17, 2015, 12:19:59 AM
Maybe it was silly to be so happy about such a mundane kind of thing as going out to eat dinner, but the very idea that it was a spur of the moment thing, a happy surprise, helped to begin with...
This evening we went down to the river, which is a fishing villlage, of sorts.  Even though the fishing industry has changed and it's really only a shadow of its former self, the river still has it's old feel of years gone by.  So, we decided to go and have fish and chips at a little place on one of the docks.  They have lots of old round tables made from huge cable spools, a fire pit and a log bar all along the edges.  It overlooks the river, which is lined with old fish houses and pilings, lots of sea gulls and the smell of the sea.  There were lots of people there, enjoying the atmosphere of the river.  We had the best fish and chips and chowder.  We ate outdoors.  I loved the smell of the fire pit, which reminded me of my childhood summers camping in a little' logging camp' with other logging families. It was just a sensory exposion with all the familar smells and sounds.  What a wonderful way to end the day.  And how great to come home to my spanky clean kitchen and know I didn't have to cook tonight and wouldn't have a sink full of dishes!   :P
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on August 17, 2015, 12:37:31 AM
Doing a 'welfare run' to friends' place - they're snowed in.  Needed meds, formula for the baby goat, milk, bread...  the usual stuff you run out of.

I managed to get in and (barely) out.  I love my 4x4!

And the snow was just sublime...  I could have stayed there all day.  Alas, still had to go in to work.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on August 17, 2015, 08:22:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/QbFVVTo.jpg)
Took the Little One to her first Renn Faire yesterday.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on August 17, 2015, 10:12:39 AM
Doing a 'welfare run' to friends' place - they're snowed in.  Needed meds, formula for the baby goat, milk, bread...  the usual stuff you run out of.

I managed to get in and (barely) out.  I love my 4x4!

And the snow was just sublime...  I could have stayed there all day.  Alas, still had to go in to work.

Yeah, that's one of the things I really hate to run out of!   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on August 17, 2015, 10:15:18 AM
I just read a sad news story on our local news website. All the comments thus far have been positive and supporting. I am so glad to see the better side of humanity on the internet.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on August 18, 2015, 04:05:41 AM
Doing a 'welfare run' to friends' place - they're snowed in.  Needed meds, formula for the baby goat, milk, bread...  the usual stuff you run out of.

I managed to get in and (barely) out.  I love my 4x4!

And the snow was just sublime...  I could have stayed there all day.  Alas, still had to go in to work.

Yeah, that's one of the things I really hate to run out of!   ;D

Just wait till you have a hungry baby goat with sharp little horn buds trying to grab a drink every time somebody bends over...   :o  She can get quite forceful for such a small animal when she's peckish!   ;D

Ah, such is life on a farm!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on August 18, 2015, 12:16:37 PM
The parts for my Dapper Day outfit are coming together. I dropped the suit off at the cleaners for some tailoring, I have my hat and have a couple of nice bow ties to choose from. The suit is a blue and white pinstripe linen from J. Peterman. The hat is a straw boater.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on August 18, 2015, 12:41:41 PM
My mom's having a casino party to celebrate her 60th birthday.  She's not usually a big party person, but is pretty excited about this one.

I've been dealing with a pretty bad flare-up of major depressive disorder, anxiety, and panic disorder for the past few months, so I was thinking I couldn't handle the trip home for it.  I asked her and she said while of course she'd love me there, she totally understands and it's fine that I don't come.

Well, I'm starting to improve (yay drugs and therapy) and realized I could use airline miles to get a flight for $12 in fees and it costs me way less spoons to fly than to do the 6 hour drive, so on Sunday I decided, yes, I am going home this weekend.

I called her and asked, "So, would you be available this Friday at about 11:30 to pick me up at [HerCity] Airport?"

I could hear the smile in her voice when she said she thought she could make time for that.  And several times in the call, as we worked out logistics, she kept saying, "Oh, I'm so glad."

So I'm happy that I'm able to make my mom happy.  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 18, 2015, 12:46:53 PM
That's awesome.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 18, 2015, 12:51:50 PM
A hair cut! No more ponytails possible.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on August 18, 2015, 05:35:16 PM
DD#2's BFbob brought me my favorest-ever-in-the-world bottle of liquor for my b-day. ;D

Waiting for DD#1 and her BFsam to get here so that we can go out to dinner at a restaurant that I've never been to before.

Just being with the family really makes me happy. ;D

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on August 18, 2015, 10:43:36 PM
Cat Central has sent me a tiny parlour panther.

Congratulations!  Pictures please?

My phone has died, I'm having to use my old one and it doesn't have a camera. Sorry.

Well I trust you that tiny parlour panther is cute - because how could that not be the case?  All tiny and huge parlour panthers are cute as can be!  (I have a parlour panther that was tiny, now huge - not obese but all legs and dense! - it is an effort for me to pick her up (she is a shoulder-rider) but I am a weakling.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on August 19, 2015, 02:37:01 AM
Cat Central also sent us a cat last week.  In our case though, Cat Central only meant us to be temporary guardians until he could be reunited with his human servants.  He was microchipped, so human and feline were reunited very quickly.  He did, however, have to suffer the indignity of being transported in a bird cage.  I don't have cats, so I don't have a cat carrier.  What I do have is the Attack Parrot's travel cage, and that had to do.  It was actually really funny to see the poor cat trapped in the bird cage.  In the end though, judging by the body language of the cat and the look on the servant's face, the bird cage was worth it.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 19, 2015, 07:41:32 AM
Please have pictures!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on August 19, 2015, 11:57:13 AM
mmswm's story of the cat in the birdcage is making me grin.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on August 19, 2015, 01:18:03 PM
Please have pictures!

Of course I have pictures! 

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/Mobile%20Uploads/1440005016_zps38817fe2.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1440005016_zps38817fe2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: miladyrose on August 19, 2015, 02:03:39 PM
I found dried edamame and general tsao sauce at the store today. Stir fry for dinner! /happy dance
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on August 19, 2015, 03:42:22 PM
My son's Kindetgarten class will have personal supplies, not communal - yay! So, I get to label all his stuff - double yay! Gosh, I love my label-maker.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: lilfox on August 19, 2015, 11:47:53 PM
The tunic and skirt I wore to work today were entirely handmade... by me!  First time ever wearing from-scratch clothes of my own design that were polished-looking enough to wear to work.  And it was a good hair day.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 20, 2015, 10:17:04 AM
For some reason, I am currently having a severe reaction to strong smells, especially cigarette smoke.  A number of people in my office smoke so I changed where I park so I don't come in through the entrance where they are likely to be, switched the washroom I use to one further away from that door and keep a fan running in my cube.  But I did individually ask all the smokers if they would do me a favour and take a couple minutes after they finish their cigarettes to make sure the smoke had cleared their lungs before they came back in, to limit what smoke might come in with them.

I do still have to use that entrance when I'm using a company vehicle because they are parked back there.  Which I did on Monday and Tuesday.

One of the people I asked was kind of grumpy about it at the time.  Today, he told me that he's moved the table they sit at further away from the door.  And in the process, cleaned up a bunch of butts that were on the ground.  Made me happy.  And I told him that I appreciated his efforts.

Gotta say, though, it is really hard to retrain yourself out of 11 years of habit.  I still find myself heading out the wrong door to go to my car at the end of the day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: gramma dishes on August 20, 2015, 10:21:01 AM
The tunic and skirt I wore to work today were entirely handmade... by me!  First time ever wearing from-scratch clothes of my own design that were polished-looking enough to wear to work.  And it was a good hair day.   ;D

 :)  I hope you were the recipient of many sincere compliments!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: White Dragon on August 20, 2015, 06:11:37 PM
One thing I love about my drive home is that when I turn off onto our country road my route takes me past a little pond/slough.

It's not very big, but it boasts an ever changing assortment of waterfowl.
There have been several different species and lots of babies over the season.

Every time I go past, it makes me smile.
You see, ducks tip their heads under to eat, which leaves them tail up, their fluffy duck butts pointed at the sky.  ;D

I'm not sure why it is, but Every Single Time I drive by, all the ducks are feeding and all I see are fluffy duck butts.
It's like I'm constantly being mooned by waterfowl.
Cracks me up every time!

 (Not to mention, the phrase 'fluffy duck butts' is inherently funny.)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: VorFemme on August 20, 2015, 07:29:19 PM
This is going to sound really odd.

We had a sewage back up downstairs Tuesday.

The water damage remediation team came today and removed the contaminated carpet, carpet padding, insulation, sheetrock, and molding.  They bundled it up and removed it all.  They sprayed disinfectant and odor killer.  Then they set up floor fans and a dehumidifier to dry out the exposed cement slab foundation.

It has been a hot & humid two days with rain every day - the smell was...not describable in polite terms.

It is so nice to have that mess gone!  Even if the bare cement slab is the only floor in my closet and bathroom.  The smell is going away fairly rapidly.

The best part is that someone else did it and it took the team less than two hours.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on August 21, 2015, 09:38:47 AM
This is going to sound really odd.

We had a sewage back up downstairs Tuesday.

The water damage remediation team came today and removed the contaminated carpet, carpet padding, insulation, sheetrock, and molding.  They bundled it up and removed it all.  They sprayed disinfectant and odor killer.  Then they set up floor fans and a dehumidifier to dry out the exposed cement slab foundation.

It has been a hot & humid two days with rain every day - the smell was...not describable in polite terms.

It is so nice to have that mess gone!  Even if the bare cement slab is the only floor in my closet and bathroom.  The smell is going away fairly rapidly.

The best part is that someone else did it and it took the team less than two hours.

I am often amazed at how much faster a team of professionals can get a tough job done.  Sometimes, it's just worth the money.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: VorFemme on August 21, 2015, 06:24:28 PM
This is going to sound really odd.

We had a sewage back up downstairs Tuesday.

The water damage remediation team came today and removed the contaminated carpet, carpet padding, insulation, sheetrock, and molding.  They bundled it up and removed it all.  They sprayed disinfectant and odor killer.  Then they set up floor fans and a dehumidifier to dry out the exposed cement slab foundation.

It has been a hot & humid two days with rain every day - the smell was...not describable in polite terms.

It is so nice to have that mess gone!  Even if the bare cement slab is the only floor in my closet and bathroom.  The smell is going away fairly rapidly.

The best part is that someone else did it and it took the team less than two hours.

I am often amazed at how much faster a team of professionals can get a tough job done.  Sometimes, it's just worth the money.

*Two* guys in their late twenties or early thirties are going to be a bit faster than *one* hypothyroid woman past 55 with tendinitis who shouldn't be lifting & carrying big rolls of carpet & padding by herself.  Whether it was contaminated with raw sewage at some point or not...it's just too darned heavy!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 21, 2015, 06:34:54 PM
Three of my friends have gotten married recently and one has gotten engaged. I'm happy for them.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: miladyrose on August 22, 2015, 12:11:26 PM
I decided to wear my hair down today, and it took one try to get it to look nice instead of the usual 3  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on August 22, 2015, 05:08:38 PM
I briefly visited the friends with the baby goat.

One of the dogs jumped up on a lounge chair to greet me with a kiss.  The goat jumped up next to the dog, looking for a kiss too.  Too cute!

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on August 22, 2015, 05:22:20 PM
I have very long hair that usually lives in a bun.  The hair ties I use to keep it up have a tendency to get some hairs wrapped around them and are a pain to get off. The hairs wrap around pretty tightly and don't come off easily, and if you try to use something sharp to cut them, it's really easy to cut the tie as well.  I tend to ignore it, but I do like hair-free hair ties.  BF just came downstairs and put a handful of newly hair-free hair ties on my desk.  Sometimes it really is the little things.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: RubyCat on August 22, 2015, 07:20:09 PM
Got some great buys at a yard sale and met some really nice people  :)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on August 22, 2015, 07:33:16 PM
got seven (!!!) Jamberries full sets of wraps for $35. Steal of a deal since they are usually $17 each (CDN), and even if you get the buy 3 get 1 free, it's about $60 including shipping. A lady used to sell them, and doesn't want them any more.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HoneyBee42 on August 22, 2015, 08:54:13 PM
The animal shelter had a sale on.

I originally intended to adopt one of two female cats (one was 13, one 15, but neither was really good with other animals) and, well...

(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11214041_925491914189327_6518993847519894621_n.jpg?oh=3835da75914730ca34d8006f8d4cf84f&oe=56480B09)

His name is Gwydion. ;D
Oh, goodness, what a handsome fellow!  You are so lucky to have him.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 22, 2015, 09:06:38 PM
Fresh chocolate chip pecan cookies.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Dazi on August 22, 2015, 09:40:03 PM
Mulled cider candles. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: VorFemme on August 23, 2015, 01:55:15 PM
Fresh chocolate chip pecan cookies.

Warm cookies, cold milk, and you're in heaven for as long as it takes to eat them...yes...it's just too hot to bake today.  Maybe it will cool off before November?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: turtleIScream on August 26, 2015, 07:49:31 PM
My daughter asked me to sit with her while she works on homework. She's 15; these moments are few and far between.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: andi on August 26, 2015, 07:53:19 PM
It was Boo's first day of band - he can now "make the trumpet blow".
My poor neighbors
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on August 27, 2015, 04:33:05 PM
School must have started today. As I was driving home there was a crossing guard at one of the corners.

No kids in sight, but he was waving and smiling and yelling out "have a good day" to all the cars that passed by.

It made me smile . . . there's a guy that knows how to make a rather boring job fun! ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on August 30, 2015, 02:49:01 PM
This is an annoyance turned happy situation. I bought my son a new pair of shoes a few weeks ago. They were a well known brand and I bought them at Macy's. A few things happened. First, he wanted to wear the shoes, so I didn't take the box. We literally threw the old shoes on the trash outside the store as they were that bad. Second, I promptly lost the receipt. I have grocery store receipts from four years ago when I lived I ND, but I lost a receipt from this month. Go figure. Third and most importantly, the toe of the new left shoe came completely apart.

So I was in a mall that had a Macy's, but not the one that is originally bought the shoes at. I was figuring on just buying a new pair of shoes, but decided to explain the situation to the sales lady and ask if there was anything they could do, making it clear that it was perfectly okay if there was not. She was able to look up the sale with the card I'd used to pay and refund the purchase price. Then the new shoes the kid picked out were ten dollars less than the old one, so instead of spending $50-60 like I was thinking I'd have to spend, I actually got a $10 credit!  Yay!!!!

Edited for typos.  I really need to figure out why my computer is autocorrecting words I'm not done typing yet.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 30, 2015, 04:48:56 PM
A man in his 60's was with his mother, who was in her 80's and in a wheelchair. She wore glasses, but had great difficulty reading the signs on each item in the exhibit. Her son would kneel next to her, and read aloud the text and answer any questions she had. Made my heart happy.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on August 30, 2015, 06:52:42 PM
I tried on all of my outfit for Dapper Day. Very, very dapper! I even got the bow tie tied in under 10 minutes!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on August 31, 2015, 09:51:49 AM
I tried on all of my outfit for Dapper Day. Very, very dapper! I even got the bow tie tied in under 10 minutes!

I think we'll need a photo to see how dapper you truly are.   ;)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: artk2002 on August 31, 2015, 12:37:20 PM
I tried on all of my outfit for Dapper Day. Very, very dapper! I even got the bow tie tied in under 10 minutes!

I think we'll need a photo to see how dapper you truly are.   ;)

Dapper Day is September 18-20 so I'll be sure to post something after that.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: magicdomino on September 01, 2015, 09:25:35 AM
I has a kitty.  No, not the kind that needs food and vet care and clean litter boxes -- I have enough of those right now.  This kitty is from Home Depot.  The local Home Depot just started putting out their Halloween décor, including cat and dog skeletons with LED eyes.  When someone comes close enough, the eyes glow red, the jaw opens and closes, and the animal meows or barks.  The kitty is so cute.   :D  I may have to go back and get the dog.

Kitty:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-Animated-Skeleton-Cat-with-Leash-with-Light-and-Sound-5342-19061HD/205828733

Doggie:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-Animated-Skeleton-Cat-with-Leash-with-Light-and-Sound-5342-19061HD/205828733

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on September 01, 2015, 10:01:24 AM
I has a kitty.  No, not the kind that needs food and vet care and clean litter boxes -- I have enough of those right now.  This kitty is from Home Depot.  The local Home Depot just started putting out their Halloween décor, including cat and dog skeletons with LED eyes.  When someone comes close enough, the eyes glow red, the jaw opens and closes, and the animal meows or barks.  The kitty is so cute.   :D  I may have to go back and get the dog.

Kitty:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-Animated-Skeleton-Cat-with-Leash-with-Light-and-Sound-5342-19061HD/205828733

Doggie:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-Animated-Skeleton-Cat-with-Leash-with-Light-and-Sound-5342-19061HD/205828733

Okay, I don't actually do Halloween decorations, but I'm so tempted to get that just to see how my cat responds!  She will either freak out and hide or dig up her courage and attack. >:D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on September 01, 2015, 10:04:35 AM
Today is the first day of school. This means I have a mostly quiet house. My youngest is in the hospital/home bound program, so he's still here, and the attack parrot is kinda noisy, but the other two are safely at school for the next 7 hours. Yay!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Julian on September 01, 2015, 07:01:36 PM
Not so silly, but it has made for a very happy Julian.

I've got a huge Horn sewing cabinet, and for years I've wondered why the plate the machine sits on retracts a couple of inches, then has to be pushed again to go down into the cabinet for storage.

I've been meaning to start learning quilting, and when I was sewing something else the other day, and the machine was giving me grief, I spat the dummy and went out and bought a new machine, a special quilting edition.

Yesterday I was reading online a few 'learn to quilt' pages, and many mentioned a plate you could get to rest the quilt on so it doesn't pull out of shape.

Well, guess what?  That first retraction of the machine plate takes the sewing machine down to a height where the needle is level with the top of the cabinet.  I don't need to get the expensive 'optional extra' quilting plate!

Now for the silly.  Seeing a rabbit in a small patch of grass outside my office, in the middle of the city. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Miss Understood on September 02, 2015, 12:01:05 AM
Now for the silly.  Seeing a rabbit in a small patch of grass outside my office, in the middle of the city.

I never saw a wild rabbit until I moved to Illinois - I didn't realize that bunnies were just running rampant in urban areas!  They are so cute. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Mel the Redcap on September 02, 2015, 08:18:59 PM
My cat Holly insisting on playing fetch with her favourite toy, and demanding pats every time she brings it back.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mlmama on September 03, 2015, 10:23:42 AM
I have a small obsession with towels. I love them. I don't care about color, size, anything. I just want towels. My mom got me some for my birthday, more last month, and now even more this month! I'm in heaven. LOL She also got me some divided plates, like for school lunches (odd thing of not liking my food to touch) , and a Bubba mug that I've been wanting for work. I'm so happy!  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: weaselfrance on September 04, 2015, 07:06:41 AM
My friend, Louise, became a gran for the fourth time two weeks ago. She is besotted and he is adorable (met him this morning). The only fly in the ointment is that her son and DIL just can't agree on a name and the deadline for registering his birth is fast approaching. In desperation, they asked his big sister (6) and big brothers (3 and 5) if they had any names they liked.

After a serious consultation between the siblings in the toy room (no parents allowed), they presented their short list.

'Madagascar' or 'Spider-man'

Back to the drawing board for mum and dad. The three year old is now introducing the new family member as 'My brudda 'Pider Man'
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: cattlekid on September 04, 2015, 08:26:50 AM
I have started listening to podcasts at work because I find they help me focus.  Therefore, I have been using my earbuds quite frequently and decided I needed an earbud case rather than trying to wrestle with the holder that Apple provides.  I was researching cases online and decided to wait a day.

The next day, our office Creative department was having a "garage sale" to clean out some of the stuff they have accumulated over the years.  Lo and behold, I got an earbud case for a whopping 25 cents.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: spookycatlady on September 04, 2015, 09:15:14 AM
I saw a woman yesterday morning walking her cat on a leash.  The cat was prancing along like a slightly trained doggy: going tin the general direction the woman wanted to go, but in a vaguely complicated way. The woman and I gave eachother the biggest, smiliest thumbs up when the cat turned down the footpath she wanted to go down.

Also? Puppy kisses and snuggles from dogs I do not know on the elevator at the end of a long day.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Black Delphinium on September 04, 2015, 11:26:07 AM
My friend, Louise, became a gran for the fourth time two weeks ago. She is besotted and he is adorable (met him this morning). The only fly in the ointment is that her son and DIL just can't agree on a name and the deadline for registering his birth is fast approaching. In desperation, they asked his big sister (6) and big brothers (3 and 5) if they had any names they liked.

After a serious consultation between the siblings in the toy room (no parents allowed), they presented their short list.

'Madagascar' or 'Spider-man'

Back to the drawing board for mum and dad. The three year old is now introducing the new family member as 'My brudda 'Pider Man'

Suggest Peter, Benjamin, Parker, Miles, Miguel, Aaron, Patton, Billy, Kaine, Bruce, Ezekiel, or Eugene.  >:D ;)  >:D

All those names have been associated with the mantle of Spider-man as recently as last year(they did a big multiverse Spider event)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: mmswm on September 04, 2015, 01:05:39 PM
I saw a woman yesterday morning walking her cat on a leash.  The cat was prancing along like a slightly trained doggy: going tin the general direction the woman wanted to go, but in a vaguely complicated way. The woman and I gave eachother the biggest, smiliest thumbs up when the cat turned down the footpath she wanted to go down.

Also? Puppy kisses and snuggles from dogs I do not know on the elevator at the end of a long day.

Booger (RIP) loved his walks.  He'd actually bring me his harness and leash when he wanted to go out.  He also loved snow.  This is his "Put the camera down, stoopid hooman, I have walking and playing to do" look.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/403032_2926439633797_1045089915_33050556_2058806678_n.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/403032_2926439633797_1045089915_33050556_2058806678_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on September 06, 2015, 05:57:09 PM
Had my roof reshingled, and now my kitchen fluorescent light works! I can only assume it was because they were stomping around up there, and it jiggled something that made the connections, well, connect. I don't even know why I hit the switch, as it hasn't worked for a while, except maybe due to force of habit over 8 years living here. Hope it keeps working for a long long time as dark winter days are coming. Roofer also kindly reattached my eavestrough in the places where it was working away from the roof, so I no longer have cascades of water coming down my bedroom, living room, and front door windows.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: metallicafan on September 08, 2015, 07:38:01 AM
The return of Pumpkin spice coffee creamer and coffee has made me deliriously  happy  ;D
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: StarDrifter on September 10, 2015, 07:04:32 AM
When Husband came home from work this evening, both of the girls had been holy terrors for the hour or so leading up to it so at about 10-minutes-to-Daddy I put them both into their highchairs (one is 2 1/2 the other is 8 months) and gave them a rice cracker each to gnaw on while I finished making dinner.
Husband walked in and the greeting he got from both girls - delighted screeching from the baby and 'DADDY DADDY DADDY'S HOME!' from the toddler - was enough to make up for the grumpiness of the hour before.
Plus I got to abandon all 3 of them in the kitchen and go for a ten minute walk while Husband finished the dinner.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HoneyBee42 on September 10, 2015, 09:00:37 AM
I found a hair product that does what I need/want, doesn't feel all hard and crunchy, and reasonably priced.  Yay!

I have my hair really short now, with a style that's kind of a "bed head" look--no part, just kind of random, funky.  Well, some sprays leave my hair so stiff that if I touch it, the hold "breaks" and it feels so stiff that it doesn't even look vaguely natural. This is a root booster mousse, and I really like it.  So at least until they change the product, I have something I can use.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: TracyXJ on September 10, 2015, 09:07:36 AM
I found a hair product that does what I need/want, doesn't feel all hard and crunchy, and reasonably priced.  Yay!

I have my hair really short now, with a style that's kind of a "bed head" look--no part, just kind of random, funky.  Well, some sprays leave my hair so stiff that if I touch it, the hold "breaks" and it feels so stiff that it doesn't even look vaguely natural. This is a root booster mousse, and I really like it.  So at least until they change the product, I have something I can use.

That is awesome, I'm so jealous!  I wish I could pull off short hair, it always looks so cute and spunky!

Don't suppose you'd mind sharing what the product is, either here or a PM?  I hate how crunchy hair sprays and gel leave my hair!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: Redneck Gravy on September 10, 2015, 09:55:27 AM
I purchased a newer car to replace my old beater... found a key fob on Amazon for $20 and actually got it programmed for free at local locksmith.  He couldn't get it to work and with help from YouTube we got it programmed - for FREE!

Dealership price with programming around $120

Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: HoneyBee42 on September 10, 2015, 09:56:38 AM
I found a hair product that does what I need/want, doesn't feel all hard and crunchy, and reasonably priced.  Yay!

I have my hair really short now, with a style that's kind of a "bed head" look--no part, just kind of random, funky.  Well, some sprays leave my hair so stiff that if I touch it, the hold "breaks" and it feels so stiff that it doesn't even look vaguely natural. This is a root booster mousse, and I really like it.  So at least until they change the product, I have something I can use.

That is awesome, I'm so jealous!  I wish I could pull off short hair, it always looks so cute and spunky!

Don't suppose you'd mind sharing what the product is, either here or a PM?  I hate how crunchy hair sprays and gel leave my hair!
It's Fructis Root Amp.  I just got it Sunday, and I've been liking the way my hair has been cooperating with me all week.
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on September 10, 2015, 12:51:32 PM
Elderly cat + laser pointer = much hilarity!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on September 10, 2015, 12:58:42 PM
Elderly cat + laser pointer = much hilarity!

tee hee.  I just got a laser pointer as well.  My elderly cat is rather befuddled by the whole thing.  She wants to chase it, but isn't sure how. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: pattycake on September 10, 2015, 01:06:43 PM
Elderly cat + laser pointer = much hilarity!

tee hee.  I just got a laser pointer as well.  My elderly cat is rather befuddled by the whole thing.  She wants to chase it, but isn't sure how.

I wish I had gotten one years ago. Patty has always liked to chase things - feathers, strings of fabric, etc - but *I* usually poop out too fast! The laser means I can sit in the kitchen and, once she decides to bestir herself, send her racing from the kitchen at (almost) one end of the mobile home to the bathroom at the other. She's not stupid though, she does know I have something in my hand that's directing things, and occasionally she'll just sit and look at me and ignore it. Funniest part is when she tries to grab the dot on the carpet with her mouth - there's nothing there!
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on September 10, 2015, 06:25:43 PM
I just discovered a new word on Ask a Manager "schtupperware" ;D ;D

ROFL. It's been added to my vocabulary immediately. 
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: jpcher on September 11, 2015, 04:21:29 PM
I just discovered a new word on Ask a Manager "schtupperware" ;D ;D

ROFL. It's been added to my vocabulary immediately.

Okay, please share . . . what does it mean?
Title: Re: Silly things that have made you happy recently
Post by: PastryGoddess on September 11, 2015, 04:31:38 PM
I just discovered a new word on Ask a Manager "schtupperware" ;D ;D

ROFL. It's been added to my vocabulary immediately.

Okay, please share . . . what does it mean?