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Carole
02-08-2009, 09:25 PM
I'm so sick of being depressed about winter, I decided to focus on the positive.

The weather here is fabulous right now. It's 57 degrees and sunny, and it's going to reach the mid-sixties today.

I am turning off all the heaters in the house today, and hopefully I will only have to turn them back on randomly until it's warm for the season.

We got AWESOME news when we had our taxes prepared yesterday. Last year, we were freaking robbed by Uncle Sam. This year, he is a lot kinder. This is the biggest refund we have ever had.

That refund means that Mr. Vagabond will get his Jeep back on the road, which also means that I can look for work in a much larger area because we'll soon be back to a 2-car family. We will be able to get me a new washer & dryer which means it won't take four cycles to dry a load of clothes. We will also be able to finish the kitchen floor--Yay!! No more painted plywood!

My younger son is still doing great in college, and making straight As. My older son has decided that Knoxville really will offer him more opportunities than where he is, and so he has decided to move back this summer when his lease is up. Seth will remain far away from me for school, but Daniel is coming home!!!!!!

My parents are in great health. Daddy is finally recovered from the year-long bout with issues from his anesthesia from his hip replacement, and mom is chirping lately like a happy little bird. Daddy still has early sings of Alzheimer's, but for now he's having a lot of good days--good enough to go to his garden and work all day.

Life is good. What's good in your life today?

brainstorm77
02-08-2009, 09:27 PM
My cat Charlie and the fact I'm still alive! :e2cookie:

Carole
02-08-2009, 09:29 PM
Alive is good! Yay for you and for Charlie. :)

Kate Thornton
02-08-2009, 09:40 PM
Alive is good.

My Aunt Gerrie is passing away, but she is resting comfortably today and we are all so lucky to have seen her recently when she was alert and joking with us. The end of life is always difficult, but the love of her family and painkillers are making it easier for my beloved Aunt. Hearing from her today was such a good thing.

My three kitties are disgusted with the rain, but the little critters made me laugh this morning - they usually are very stand-offish with each other, but today they were sleeping *touching*!!!! They'll do anything to stay in out of the rain!

The orchids bloomed - 3 large cymbidiums - cascading flows of pink and cream - right outside the door. They like the rain!

And I am going to treat myself (and DH) to a great breakfast out today in a cheery diner where the sweet young waitress keeps your coffee cup filled and calls you by name and you leave extra tips for her because you know she's got a little one at home with her mom.

There's a lot to be grateful for today - and yeah, we really needed that rain!

rhymegirl
02-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Nice thread idea, Carole.

It is 50 degrees here (or higher) and the snow is melting!
All of my kids got A's or B's last semester in college.
We all watched two funny movies last night and laughed our heads off.
My mom has survived pneumonia and a UTI and is still with us.
I have a roof over my head, enough food to eat and can pay the bills.

MoonWriter
02-08-2009, 09:49 PM
Great news on that tax refund, Carole. And brainstom, sure glad you're still alive.

Everything good here. :)

sheadakota
02-08-2009, 09:49 PM
warmer here today too! Yea! I am working flex now(I pick the days and hours) I get to spend more time at home with my kids

And we might be getting two new horses! A pregnant Mare and a six month old filly- They are at out locla spca and if they are still available we are going to adopt them! Wish me luck!

Smish
02-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Definitely the weather! The ice and snow is nearly gone and I actually had my morning coffee OUTSIDE! Yayy!

Also, my brother popped in unexpectedly this morning. I hadn't seen him since Christmas, so that was nice.

And as for cats, mine is nestled at my side, which is nice, especially since she normally wants to sit ON the keyboard as I try to type!!

I hope everyone has a nice day :)

Serenity
02-08-2009, 09:59 PM
I gotta go with the weather too. It's absolutely gorgeous here today. Sunny, a few clouds here and there and 71 degrees at the moment!

Carole
02-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Alive is good.

My Aunt Gerrie is passing away, but she is resting comfortably today and we are all so lucky to have seen her recently when she was alert and joking with us. The end of life is always difficult, but the love of her family and painkillers are making it easier for my beloved Aunt. Hearing from her today was such a good thing.

My three kitties are disgusted with the rain, but the little critters made me laugh this morning - they usually are very stand-offish with each other, but today they were sleeping *touching*!!!! They'll do anything to stay in out of the rain!

The orchids bloomed - 3 large cymbidiums - cascading flows of pink and cream - right outside the door. They like the rain!

And I am going to treat myself (and DH) to a great breakfast out today in a cheery diner where the sweet young waitress keeps your coffee cup filled and calls you by name and you leave extra tips for her because you know she's got a little one at home with her mom.

There's a lot to be grateful for today - and yeah, we really needed that rain!

That's a lovely picture. Good on you. :)


Nice thread idea, Carole.

It is 50 degrees here (or higher) and the snow is melting!
All of my kids got A's or B's last semester in college.
We all watched two funny movies last night and laughed our heads off.
My mom has survived pneumonia and a UTI and is still with us.
I have a roof over my head, enough food to eat and can pay the bills.

RG, you are one of my favorite peeps in the whole wide world. I'm happy for the good things in your life. :)


Great news on that tax refund, Carole. And brainstom, sure glad you're still alive.

Everything good here. :)

Everything good--terrific news! :)


warmer here today too! Yea! I am working flex now(I pick the days and hours) I get to spend more time at home with my kids

And we might be getting two new horses! A pregnant Mare and a six month old filly- They are at out locla spca and if they are still available we are going to adopt them! Wish me luck!

Good luck with the horses! :)


Definitely the weather! The ice and snow is nearly gone and I actually had my morning coffee OUTSIDE! Yayy!

Also, my brother popped in unexpectedly this morning. I hadn't seen him since Christmas, so that was nice.

And as for cats, mine is nestled at my side, which is nice, especially since she normally wants to sit ON the keyboard as I try to type!!

I hope everyone has a nice day

Coffee outside. Oh, I can't wait for that! Soon, I keep telling myself. Soon. :)


I gotta go with the weather too. It's absolutely gorgeous here today. Sunny, a few clouds here and there and 71 degrees at the moment!

Isn't it funny how lovely weather can change the whole mood of the day?

Yay for everyone here with so much to be grateful for! :)

vixey
02-08-2009, 10:03 PM
71 degrees here and sunny!

I'm happy because I have a job interview tomorrow! I've applied to about 30+ jobs since December and this is my first interview.

Carole
02-08-2009, 10:04 PM
WooOOT! Good luck with the interview. Hopefully I won't be far behind!

scarletpeaches
02-08-2009, 11:24 PM
I'm literate.

semilargeintestine
02-08-2009, 11:31 PM
Gorgeous weather today, and we had a swim clinic today where I kicked ass.

Maryn
02-08-2009, 11:35 PM
It's above freezing, so the driveway is not only free of snow and ice but dry.

I got the videos back before the store opened, so no late fee.

My husband still loves me and vice versa--always a good thing.

Our son's job, which is not all that great, is at least steady, so he can support himself.

Our daughter is actively seeking to improve a lifelong problem rather than adapt to live with it.

I haven't yet eaten anything I feel guilty about today.

Mr. Maryn's job makes him crazy, but it's unlikely to disappear.

We're a quarter of the way into February and I've still got pocket money from January.

Parts of my WIP do not suck.

I have friends here.

Maryn, grateful for all of the above and more

Jersey Chick
02-08-2009, 11:52 PM
It's bee-yoo-tiful outside

My son is talking, asking me a million questions (this time last year, he wasn't speaking at all)

My nephew was born on Friday and he's perfectly healthy and adorable.

Life is beyond good right now. :D

nevada
02-09-2009, 12:30 AM
staying with my mom for a few months (which totally sucks) BUT that means i see my dog all day every day as she's living with my mom permanently.

I'm excited about my WIP. first time in a long time i'm excited about anything i'm writing.

I have friends and family who love me even if i'm impossible to be around.

There's chinese food left over from yesterday so that'll be a nice dinner.

MsK
02-09-2009, 12:42 AM
Cool thread, Carole.

My family is healthy.

It's cold outside (57 degrees, which is cold in SoCal), but it's warm and cozy in the house.

I let my son sleep in 'til 11:30, which makes me feel good as I never got to do that as a teenager and I would have loved it.

I'm starting on a new story, and I fell so much better prepared to write this one.

My horoscope says this is a grrrreat year for creativity.

My clothes are fitting kinda loose.

I'm starting to consider the possibility of dating again.

I could go on and on...

Good to see all the other "Life is Good" posts as well.

Wayne K
02-09-2009, 12:42 AM
I have two complete manuscripts which are being considered by agents. Not bad.

My back pain didn't come back after a hard week of work. Great.

The new house is giving me smiley brain. Great.

I can't wait for the windfall $80 the government is sending me. Ugh!

DaddyCat
02-09-2009, 12:52 AM
In no particular order:

It's sunny and relatively mild in southeast Michigan today. It'll be even warmer later this week.

Even though I miss my little man (see avatar), gone seven weeks now, I still have eleven other happy and healthy cats.

I went to Barnes & Noble today and found a book I've been considering buying for a while. I was procrastinating buying it through Amazon, but this way I was able to browse it first and know for sure it was worthwhile.

I have a great wife.

Kathleen42
02-09-2009, 01:18 AM
Good things:

I'm still riding the high from seeing Slumdog Millionaire last night.
I'm going to see Coraline tonight.
I had enough loonies in my wallet to wash and dry two loads of laundry.
I live in a country which names it's money silly things like "loonie".
My boyfriend was very understanding when I grabbed his hand during the trailer for Wolverine and mumbled "Gambit, Gambit, Gambit" repeatedly.
I hit 30,000 on my current WiP.

Zelenka
02-09-2009, 03:30 AM
Good things;

It's all pretty outside because of the snow, but I can watch it from inside in the warm.
Rocky Horror Picture Show is on TV right now and is reminding me of my mis-spent youth

Really good things;

The Student Awards body in Scotland had some hassle with my fees for this year, and I was being threatened with not being able to graduate etc, but after another meeting on Friday, the Registry have got onto them and have got it sorted out, so it should all click onto the computer and be cool within the next few days.

Because this is sorted, I was able to get onto the council and get a 900 rebate on the Council Tax (as students are exempt).

And, I have finally figured what I'm going to do after I graduate in June. I've applied to do a course in TV production to get a better job within the companies I already freelance for. The college actually called me on Friday to tell me I could go into a more advanced class if I wanted to, since I was 'over qualified' for the one I'd applied for, and then told me I shouldn't have any problems getting onto the course.

My mum has her last session of chemotherapy on Friday, then hopefully things'll be sorted for her too. She's coming over to stay with me here for a couple of days and we're going to celebrate.

Oh, and on a totally trivial note, I have a box of violet and rose flavour fudge coming in the post!

All in all, life is good.

Carole
02-09-2009, 03:34 AM
My dear, fudge is never, ever trivial! :D

Susie
02-09-2009, 04:09 AM
That's is super great, you guys! My good thing is havin' my friends here at AW & Mr. Susie. ((((((HUGS))))))) and let's all have more good things.

thethinker42
02-09-2009, 04:13 AM
Life is good. What's good in your life today?

I live on a subtropical island, happily married, and writing full-time with publication on the horizon.

Life. Is. GOOD.

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 04:17 AM
I will visit someday.

Life just got BAD. :D

BenPanced
02-09-2009, 04:20 AM
New job rotation at work tomorrow means I'm off the task everybody hates with the passion of 10,000 burning nuns.
The rewrite is going much better now that I have a better grasp on how I should approach it.
This "alive" thing? Beats the alternative.
The payment I'm dropping off at the bankruptcy trustee's office this week is the last one and I should have it discharged in about six weeks.
The cat and the boyfriend haven't thrown me out yet.
Chicken thighs for dinner tonight!

JessRamage, rose and violet fudge? Jealousy waves -> }}}}}}}}}}}

DamaNegra
02-09-2009, 04:20 AM
Something good about today?

I ate a burger! And not just any burger, it was yummy!!!!! :) I'm happy to finally be able to eat something that's not grilled chicken or grilled fish.

WittyWordsmith
02-09-2009, 04:21 AM
Life is actually quite great right now.

I got a promotion last week, and will be getting some profit sharing as part of my raise.

I am in FOUR weddings between March-June this year, but have already picked out 2 of the bridesmaid dresses I need, and am able to wear ONE dress for TWO of the weddings! Thank God! So I only need to buy 3, and I'm getting a discount on 2 of them.

My husband's job is extremely stable, and actually recently got a raise (we're both so thankful for having jobs at all right now, especially with the coffee industry where it is.)

We finally have enough cash coming in to start saving for a house, and should be looking at getting one the year after next.

I have a good home, a great marriage, fabulous pets, good friends, and finally enough money to live on. I'm severely blessed.

Alan Yee
02-09-2009, 04:33 AM
My homework is done. Lately I've been able to get my work done faster. School/homework takes up so much of my time and energy that it leaves very little energy for writing.

I wrote today. Not much, but some. I haven't been able to write much lately, so it's a miracle for me to get any writing done.

I read today. Lately I've been too busy to read or too distracted to be able to focus enough to read more than a few pages, but I finished reading the first chapter of a book I'd barely started.

My puppy (10 1/2 months old, female black Lab) came in to visit me several times while I was reading, listening to music, and writing. She's such a nice, sweet, little dog, but she's too nosy at this point to stay with me for more than a few minutes if I'm not petting her.

We're having spaghetti for dinner tonight.

ETA: Forgot one: I'm alive! Alive is good.

WendyNYC
02-09-2009, 04:38 AM
Family is happy and it was warm enough to go to the park today.

My dog is feeling better after a bout with the flu. I gave him some chicken noodle soup because he wouldn't eat or drink and it seemed to work like magic.

It's almost spring break and we will be seeing old friends in L.A. I haven't seen in 8 years.

rhymegirl
02-09-2009, 06:59 AM
RG, you are one of my favorite peeps in the whole wide world. I'm happy for the good things in your life. :)

Thank you and the feeling is mutual, Carole.

NeuroFizz
02-09-2009, 08:43 AM
I did a couples yoga workshop with Mrs. Fizzy yesterday--just the two of us and the instructor. It was a nice bonding thing, a bit intimate, and very relaxing (for the two of us). We even had enough time for a nice dinner out before we had to pick up the kids.

Romantic Heretic
02-09-2009, 11:14 AM
I'm still around to bitch about it. ;)

brokenfingers
02-09-2009, 02:59 PM
It's almost 60 outside today, I still have full use of both my arms, both my legs and half my brain, and they still haven't got me yet.

rhymegirl
02-09-2009, 05:44 PM
It's almost 60 outside today, I still have full use of both my arms, both my legs and half my brain, and they still haven't got me yet.

What happened to the other half of your brain?

brokenfingers
02-09-2009, 06:05 PM
What happened to the other half of your brain?Natural erosion.

scarletpeaches
02-09-2009, 06:06 PM
Today a friend paid for lunch. :D

I had a bacon and fried egg roll, an iced doughnut and two mugs of tea.

*burp*

DeleyanLee
02-09-2009, 06:12 PM
My daughter finished Assassin's Creed on the PS3 last night and we were all there to cheer her on during the final battles. It was very exciting and cool.

The bus was on time this morning and the day is going well, despite some rather stunning news that came in over the weekend. Weather is promising.

I got all my bills paid and still have some jiggle left in my pocket.

I did my taxes and don't owe either Federal or State.

Yeah, good times here.

Carole
02-09-2009, 06:23 PM
I did a couples yoga workshop with Mrs. Fizzy yesterday--just the two of us and the instructor. It was a nice bonding thing, a bit intimate, and very relaxing (for the two of us). We even had enough time for a nice dinner out before we had to pick up the kids.

Mr. Fizzy, that is one of my someday dreams--getting Mr. Vagabond to take a yoga class with me. As it stands, he is so active throughout the week at work, what with climbing those cell phone towers, the last thing he wants to do is go pay someone to make him do something else physically challenging. :D

One day, though. One day.

Oh! And it's going to be 69 degrees here today! WooHoo!!!! I actually slept with the bedroom window open last night! It was only about 45 degrees, but it was so nice to turn off those heaters and get some fresh air. We just piled the blankets on the bed.

Alan Yee
02-10-2009, 04:53 AM
I have no homework today. :)

cooeedownunder
02-10-2009, 05:01 AM
That by family is alive and we are safe :)

Wayne K
02-10-2009, 05:14 AM
That by family is alive and we are safe :)

Ditto. I'm glad our Australian friends are safe.

Tigercub
02-10-2009, 06:22 AM
I have five cats. They're wonderful cats. They're healthy and happy and good for fluffy hugs. They love me and they purr a lot.

semilargeintestine
02-10-2009, 06:26 AM
Tonight I found out I don't have to drive to the meet on Sunday. Woo hoo.

Clair Dickson
02-10-2009, 09:14 AM
I have a nice house. Even though the roof leaks, at least the basement is dry. And now that spring is coming, we'll be replacing the roof (and maybe even adding a skylight!)

My job looks secure, and, funny enough, since the rest of the district is suffering financially, we may be able to benefit.

I'm ahead on the my to-do list for teaching. I got both books for grad school from the library-- thus saving myself money.

And I made some progress on my writing.