Five things that made me happy today:

1. Crow friends arrived at the usual time this morning, including the guy that seems to be the boss and is bigger than the others. I don’t spend enough time with them to definitely ID one from another.

2. Great final day of…

Five things that made me happy today:

1. Really great Community Saturday with the Partnership Course. (Another is scheduled for the last Saturday in January if you’re interested.)

2. Chilly weather is moving in overnight. It’s below 70 now, at 5 pm. Some good sleeping coming on!

3. I’m having pasta for dinner. Pasta + chillier weather = so much ambition. Does that happen to you? I think it’s because it makes me think I’m a grown up and, therefore, I should be doing Things.

4. I found something interesting for the house that I’ve never tried. Stay tuned. I’ll say more.

5. My Christmas cactus plant have spent the week outdoors in plenty of rain and sunshine and are ready for their winter season.

I’d love to hear what made you happy today. Or any day.

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ive things that made me happy today: 1. The crows were so insistent this morning. They brought buddies and sat up in the tree, waiting for the lady to come out with the peanuts. My peanut container was empty, so I had to refill from the large container in the…

Five things that made me happy today:

1. I’m rating my health/recovery at 90% +. That’s pretty darn good for just a few days. Thanks for your concern and notes of encouragement.

2. Max and I went to White Rock Lake today on an errand run, stopping at Sunset Bay…

Five things that made me happy today:

1. I edged and trimmed my front lawn this morning in just a little over 30 minutes. It was cool. The grass isn’t growing quite so much. I’ve learned a few tricks about using the tools, etc. Yay, me.

2. I found some…

Five things that made me happy today:

1. Texas Longhorn Band at Richardson High School field. With Ruby. We go almost every year to see them practice their Texas/OU halftime show. Today was perfect weather.

2. Max is beginning to get multiple respiratory allergies under control for the moment. Yay for modern medicine.

3. Finished the latest puzzle. I think I have a new favorite puzzle company. The colors are even brighter than the photo.

4. Off line early tonight to work on tomorrow’s coursework. It’s challenging and fun.

5. And, all the stars are aligned (weather, a couple of free hours on my calendar, tools all ready to go) for some yard work at oh dawn thirty in the morning.

I’d love to hear what made you happy today. Or last week!

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1. We went to the Dallas Zoo. Whoa! Happy time.

2. Saw three new lion cubs — about seven weeks old. Broke the cute-meter.

3. Fed the giraffes. Really, the tongue is not a thing of beauty. A thing of evolution but not aesthetically pleasing.

4. Spent time at the gorilla world. A large silverback stretched out in front of us, on his back, to nap. They are really big and their belly hair swirls around like a hurricane on a weather map.

5. A fluffle assembled in the back yard just before sundown. I had put out their favorites.

You? I’d love to hear what made you happy today — whether it involved animals or not!

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Five things that made me happy today:

1. Not one but TWO other twin yella cars spotted on the road. I don’t know. It just makes me ridiculously happy. Plus Yellow is the Coming Color.

2. Max and his friend had an incredible time at the State Fair. I’m sure I haven’t heard the last of it. Pictures may follow.

3. A little puzzle time squeezed in today. The light is getting more fall-ish every day and it’s delightful.

4. Several breakthrough conversations today with family and friends.

5. Signing off early tonight to get some assigned reading done — a “chore” I love.

And you? Let’s hear what made you happy today!

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5 things that made me happy today:

1. A coyote making a wild dash toward open spaces only a few feet from Ruby’s school bus stop early this morning. A really healthy looking coyote. Sometimes they look so skinny and mangy! Plano coyotes must be well fed!

2. A beautiful…

Five things that made me happy today:

1 through 5. Max and a friend made it to the State Fair on their own today — The friend’s mom got them to the train station and then they managed on their own. I’m sure they had a great time. A fair amount of planning, checking schedules and prices, and so on went into this achievement. I’m proud of both of them.

That is all.

I’d love to hear what makes you happy — any day.

Keep going.


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