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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #90 on: June 25, 2016, 12:45:00 AM »
Watching my dog twitch as he naps.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2016, 06:30:12 PM »
Finally finished wrapping my son's birthday presents.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #92 on: June 25, 2016, 10:05:40 PM »
Finally finished wrapping my son's birthday presents.

Happy birthday to him.

My son will be four in a week, but he had his party with his friends tonight.  Good times!

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #93 on: June 26, 2016, 04:29:19 AM »
Having a good dinner
This is something cute and innocent.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #94 on: June 26, 2016, 10:28:50 AM »
Finally finished wrapping my son's birthday presents.

Happy birthday to him.

My son will be four in a week, but he had his party with his friends tonight.  Good times!

Thanks! Mine just turned 8, and we had a little gathering in town for videogames and lunch. He received enough crafty presents to keep him busy throughout summer break. I hope.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #95 on: June 26, 2016, 12:34:36 PM »
Many years for both your kids! :)
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. (Holy Habakkuk 2:20)

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #96 on: June 26, 2016, 02:23:01 PM »
Many years for both your kids! :)

For all our kids.  +1
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #97 on: June 27, 2016, 01:46:42 PM »
giggling toddlers
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #98 on: June 27, 2016, 03:32:00 PM »
Harvesting veggies from the garden and cooking with them.
Watching my kids visit our chickens.
Sunshine. 
Summer storms.
Finishing a project.
A clean (mostlyish) house.
Seeing the world of print gradually open up to each child.
Everyone in the house dropping everything for a nature sighting and photo op (chipmunk on the porch, a flock of red-winged blackbirds, a turtle befriending our Boxer).
Hubby coming home early.

Lots of little things I wish I had a photographic memory for.  :)

giggling toddlers
+1 

Such beautiful fleeting years.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #99 on: June 27, 2016, 03:40:00 PM »
wondering what the noise in the kitchen was, investigating and discovering your 14 year old doing the washing up without being asked...

Awesome!!! 

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #100 on: July 03, 2016, 11:23:10 AM »
School fetes. Totally worth the heat exhaustion.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #101 on: July 05, 2016, 08:20:29 PM »
Teasing and playing with my cat. :)
This is something cute and innocent.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #102 on: July 06, 2016, 01:13:35 AM »
Having drinks with Germans.
Happy shall he be, that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock. Alleluia.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #103 on: July 07, 2016, 03:15:09 PM »
Finding a couple of hefty caches of Greek theatre productions (both radio and TV) on YouTube. Just what the doctor ordered, for summer evenings.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #104 on: July 07, 2016, 03:35:16 PM »
Writing my book now. I love it. :p
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #105 on: July 07, 2016, 03:54:28 PM »
Having lots of drinks with Germans.

Fixed.
But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #106 on: July 07, 2016, 06:27:58 PM »
Having lots of drinks with Germans.

Fixed.

Sorry.  I thought it was implied.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #107 on: July 08, 2016, 04:37:41 PM »
The comments my son's teacher wrote in his school report.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #108 on: July 16, 2016, 02:49:26 PM »
Another summer reading challenge kicking off.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #109 on: July 20, 2016, 12:23:09 PM »
My son disappearing off with a book and emerging later to tell me what he has been reading. He doesn't do books.
Clumsily walking a narrow path and getting most of it wrong, but I'm still walking...

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2016, 07:10:33 AM »
Finishing another Camp NaNoWriMo with a story well over target word count and well before deadline.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #111 on: August 01, 2016, 10:23:52 AM »
Reminding myself that things are as they must be because they must be as they are.

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #112 on: August 01, 2016, 10:36:48 AM »
When everyone else has forgotten something that I have forgotten first.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #113 on: August 01, 2016, 11:31:54 AM »
When slothful me is taking a deep breath to walk up the huge slope where church is and some fellow parishioner passes by in his car and offers me a ride.
But the Lord is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. (Holy Habakkuk 2:20)

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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #114 on: August 07, 2016, 02:00:53 PM »
4 days off the grid = 3 books down. Cool and casual, too, not devouring or anything. 8)
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #115 on: August 07, 2016, 02:05:35 PM »
my niece sending me pics of my great-niece and nephew.
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Re: The Things that Cheer You Up
« Reply #116 on: August 20, 2016, 11:01:08 AM »
Discovering another awesome colouring book artist.
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