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No Worry Weekends, My Best Friend, and Marking Things Done

July 31, 2005

98. Leaving work on Friday feeling like I’ve accomplished everything I wanted to during the week and not having to worry about things on the weekend.

99. My best friend.

100. Marking something done on 43Things.

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Pants, Trains, the Moon, Shampoo, and Fruit

July 31, 2005

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93. Finding pants or a shirt or a purse that I like and buying one in every color or pattern.

94. Hearing a train in the distance.

95. When the moon is so bright it casts shadows.

96. Finishing one bottle of shampoo or conditioner and starting another.

97. Eating fruit first thing in the morning.

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100 Happy Things: Convenience, New TV, My Book, Cooking and Short Tasks

July 23, 2005

88. Convenience: cordless phones, an extra leash to keep in the car for Lily, a second remote control to keep by the computer, a post office in the building where I work.

89. A new TV season with great new shows.


90. My lyric book

91. Trying a new recipe and it turning out scrumptious.

92. When a dreaded task doesn’t take nearly as long as I thought it would.

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100 Happy Things: Kisses, Eating Right, Doggie Dessert, 43T People and Blogging

July 16, 2005

82. That first kiss. I don’t know what’s better—the actual kiss, or all the crazy wonderful bubbly lightheaded feelings I get thinking about it for days afterward.

83. When the number on the scale is less than it was last time I stood on it. It’s the feeling of accomplishment that makes me happy rather than the loss of a pound.

84. The way Lily Dawg jumps up and down when it’s time for her dessert (a Pedigree Jumbone).

85. When I eat something that makes me feel good, but not stuffed. Tonight I ordered Basil Shrimp from a Chinese restaurant, and I feel great. Sometimes I think when I feel down it’s because I’m not eating right.

86. The positive people at 43 Things. It’s fun to share our wants and needs and dreams. Thanks for the motivation.

87. Blogging software. My goodness… it’s changed our world.

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100 Happy Things: Holidays, Government and Hug from Behind

June 28, 2005

79. Monday Holidays. Any holiday, really, but Monday holidays are cool because they’re followed by a short work week. happy

80. Working in State Government. It’s not always a bed of roses, but I like working for the people of the State of Texas.


81. A hug from behind. A hug from the front is good, too.

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100 Happy Things: Waves, Love Dreams, and Good Hair Days

June 26, 2005

76. People who wave who don’t even know me. The other day, I saw an old man driving a riding lawn mower in his front yard and waving at all the cars that passed. When I was in college, sometimes I’d take detours on the country roads driving back to school on weekends. I’d run across lots of people in pickup trucks going the opposite direction who would wave as they passed. I’d always wave back, and sometimes would wave first. smile

77. Dreams about love. I don’t dream about love very often. Sometimes I wake up feeling disappointed that it was just a dream, but sometimes it feels wonderful like a memory of something that really happened.

78. Good hair days. I wish I could learn the secret formula to make every day a good hair day.

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100 Happy Things: Chimes, Good Days, and Calendars

June 4, 2005

73. Wind Chimes. I’ve been noticing the wind chimes on the houses close to mine lately. I’d like to get some to hang on the hook outside my front door, but I need to ask the guy on the other side of the duplex if it would bother him.

74. Days like today. I got up early enough not to feel like I wasted half the day sleeping in. Then I accomplished many things: cleaned out my car including vacuuming it, did laundry, bought a white camisole, had lunch and dinner for less than $10, baked a potato and sliced it up to saute in butter, cleaned the house some, ripped about 17 CDs to MP3, read 60 pages of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, burned candles that made my house smell lovely, cleaned out my purse, swept the front porch, set up voicemail on my cellphone, and probably more that I can’t think of right now.

75. Flipping the calendar to the next month. It’s fun to see the new pictures. I have a penguin calendar in my living room and a puppies calendar in my kitchen. Both always make me smile when I look at the next month.

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100 Happy Things: Scratches, Routines, Bruce, TiVo, and Tools

May 23, 2005

Bruce hanging Candroid67. When someone plays with the back of my hair or scratches my back.

68. Having a routine. It makes me feel in control and stable which contributes greatly to my sense of well-being. I can get a lot more done when I have a routine, too. Until I established routines for washing clothes and grocery shopping, it was a coin toss whether I’d have something clean to wear or something in the kitchen to eat.

69. Breaking out of my Routine. It’s fun to go wild sometimes, too.

70. Having conversations with my friend Bruce at work. He understands totally geeky math and programming humor. I can’t describe the humor… it’s just the kind of stuff that comes up as part of our work. That’s him in the picture hanging toys from the ceiling.

71. TiVo. Another one of those “how did I ever live without it” items.



72. Finding a tool that makes a task easier. Software or hardware.



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100 Happy Things: Window seats, Walking, Whole Foods, Shoes, and Music

May 17, 2005

Clouds out of a plane window62. Sitting in the window seat on a plane.

63. When I’m out walking with Lily, and Diva, the neighbor's chihuahua, comes for a walk with us.

64. Whole Foods Market. My goodness they have good food.

65. Athletic shoes (also known as tennis shoes even though I haven’t played tennis in years). I’m not comfortable if I’m not in my Nikes (or K-Swiss, etc.).

66. Music. I haven’t mentioned music yet? What was I thinking?

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100 Happy Things: Accomplishment, Webcams, Pine Nuts, Cardinals, and more.

May 14, 2005

Seattle Webcam51. The feeling of accomplishment or making great progress.

52. Webcams. It’s fun to see what things are like in other parts of the world.

53. Driving my car with the windows open and the heater going on a cold, sunny day.

54. Pine nuts.

55. Store bought ice. Ice trays are a pain in the ankle. Ice from the store tastes better anyway.

56. Seeing my Mom’s handwriting.

57. Seeing a cardinal. Especially when the sun hits him just right, and he appears bright red.

58. Swiffer dusters.

59. Making a paper airplane that soars.

60. The National Do Not Call Registry.

61. Pay at the Pump.

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