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Create a List of 43 Things that I Like About Winter (read all 34 entries…)
#27

I like hiking in new fallen snow, being the first one to put tracks in the blanket of whiteness. Also, I always can tell where my dogs are, because they leave trails.



Create a List of 43 Things that I Like About Winter (read all 34 entries…)
#26

When I get a massage, the therapist uses the massage table heater. It is such a comforting feeling.



holiday projects
Christmas is coming...

I had so much fun making Mr. Wren’s anniversary gift, and he loved it, too, so it was a double win. I’m now thinking that I would like to make some holiday gifts. If anyone knows of a good holiday gift project, I’d love to hear about it!



Create a List of 43 Things that I Like About Winter (read all 34 entries…)
#25 Chai Tea

It feels as if winter is already here! The past few days have featured wooly cold skies and falling shards of ice flakes. The geese are migrating overhead, too. I’m not happy to say goodbye to summer, and autumn stayed for just a moment…so it’s time to get back to this list. Maybe I can finish it this winter!

When it’s cold and dreary out, I do love a hot cup of chai tea, and there are so many varieties to try. Slurp!



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Tuesday Happies

Mr. Wren hung Halloween decorations from the trees in our front yard. I love Halloween decorations.

It’s cold (below freezing) at night, and my fleece sheets really take the chill away. They’re super soft, too.

After a long mountain hike, I enjoyed an apple picked fresh from the tree.



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Monday Happies

I made a phone call that I’d been putting off, because I was calling to nag someone, which I hate doing. She turned out to be a lovely person. I recognized that she had a North Carolina voice, so we had a nice chat about that, and the thing that I needed done was done that day.

Even though the boss was back, it was a quiet day at work.

Pumpkins on all the porches in our neighborhood.



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Sunday Happies

It was a wet, rainy day, but I got our and hiked with Becca & Elbee before the rainfall started.

Halloween decorations are appearing all over our neighborhood, so I added some of our own to the mix.

The aspens in our front yard are turning gold.



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Saturday Happies

The day started at sunrise with a complete perfect and invigorating long morning hike.

I started a wonderful new book, Bel Canto.

I puttered around the house, drinking chai tea, cleaning here and there, and working on my anniversary gift for Mr. Wren.



Wish Spyrunner a very happy, very daring day on his VERY SPECIAL birthday on October 13th, with absolutely no freaking out whatsoever! :)
Happy Birthday, Spyrunner!

In another 30 years, we can start calling you “Spryrunner.” :) Until then, I hope today is the start of a great new year for you.



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October Friday Happies

I presented my summary of finances for the first quarter of the fiscal year and projections for the rest of the year to the department director. It doesn’t make me happy that our Center finances are being so closely scrutinized, but the meeting went well. The director was happy with my projections, and she liked the way that I presented them. I love a good apreadsheet. :)

I helped an infirm woman in a wheelchair and her husband navigate the elevator. The husband was very nice and thanked me.

I got off work a little early, so there was time for an extra long evening hike. The girls and I did a 5-mile trek through our favorite state mountain park, where the trails are covered in skittering maple leaves and the aspens are turning gold. We met up with some wild turkeys and listened to chattering squirrels. It was an excellent way to end the day. Pure happiness!

BONUS HAPPY: Five minutes after we got back from our hike, Mr. Wren came home from work, so we snuggled on the sofa, watched The Middle, and made sandwiches during the commercial break.



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Thursday Happies

I successfully completed a budget negotiation and got everything I requested with very little effort.

It rained all day in the city where I work, but when I drove home to the mountains, the rain stopped and the ground was dry…so I was able to go hiking with the girls.

I’m so glad that Justin was chosen as a finalist on Project Runway.



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Wednesday Happies

Halloween decorations are starting to show up all over. Every time I see them, it makes me happy.

I had my hair trimmed. I’ve feared and hated hair cuts since childhood, but I’ve finally gotten over that. I really like the woman who cuts my hair, and she always does a great job. This time, I told her I thought it was getting too long and asked her to take off four inches. When she was done, I said the length was perfect. She said, “Yes, when you told me to take four inches off, I knew you wouldn’t like that.” Ha! I also got my head and shoulders massaged with scented oil, which is heavenly.

Phew! I finally finished a big project that took much longer than anticipated.

BONUS HAPPY: Al Stewart



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Tuesday Happies

An easy evening hike with Mr. Wren and the girls. The mountains are like a patchwork quilt of Autumn.

An end-of-day massage.

Another glorious day of bosslessness. When my boss isn’t around, I actually enjoy my job.

Bonus Happy: Mott the Hoople



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Bossless Monday Happies

The first day of an whole week of bosslessness!

Mr. Wren surprised me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

A friend told me about this idea,, and I’m now excited to make this as my 19th wedding anniversary gift for Mr. Wren



On October 7, wish Forester321 an enlightening birthday full of adventure, photography and coffee!
Happy Birthday, Forester!

I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful day as a preview to an entire year of wonderfulness. I always enjoy viewing your photos and reading about your adventures. Thanks for sharing them with us! Happy Birthday!



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Back at it happies

After a week of being sick, I finally felt good enough to get out of bed. That made me very happy.

It was a wonderfully quiet and peaceful day at work, with only three people in the office. Totally stress-free!

A nice message from a special 43Ter.



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Snowy Wednesday happies

Savoring completely homemade chicken noodle soup for supper.

Watching Restaurant Impossible on tv with loved ones.

Detox tea.



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Last Tuesday in September Happies

I learned about Karuna Meditation. Think I’ll give it a try.

We took our visiting friend on a beautiful hike in the mountains. The cool air felt wonderful, and the maple reds have deepened in just a couple of days. At one point we split up, and I continued ascending the mountain. Being good sheep dogs, Becca & Elbee didn’t like it when their herd was divided. Becca staying with Mr. Wren & his friend, and Elbee came with me. Elbee worried a lot, though, and kept wanting to go back to find the others. When we finally met up again, Becca and Elbee were overjoyed to see each other. Until I saw that, I didn’t fully appreciate the depth of their attachment.

We all enjoyed a delicious dinner of Mexican food, accompanied by the good conversation of lifetime friends.



list three things every day that made me happy (read all 77 entries…)
Monday again happies

I had a nice e-mail exchange with my brother; shared a photo with him and discussed plans for my upcoming visit.

Bodywork after work. I love the place where I go for body work. Every single thing about it is peaceful and nourishing.

I picked up a pizza and cheesey bread for Mr. Wren and his friend to enjoy while watching Monday Night Football.



The 43T Ass Dog Report (read all 36 entries…)
Ass Becca!

I’m infatuated with this photo that I took yesterday. It’s pretty obvious that Becca is having a great time! I took this at around mile four of a five-mile loop through our favorite state mountain park. It was cool and wet…perfect weather for happy dogs…and the autumn colors have arrived.

Becca decided yesterday that she loves to ham it up for the camera. Every time I called her to me, she posed, and as soon as the photo was taken she ran off for more adventures.



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