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Let's share happy things!

NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
Ok, time for a puppies and rainbows thread.

Compared to things other board members are going through, my recent issues are minor. And I have the utmost sympathy for everyone with hard times happening.

But can we have some good things?

Like Spring1onu and her hubs and pup moving into a new place!

I'm thrilled to be back to riding horses, and lucky enough to have them outside my bedroom window. 8 weeks of not riding was hard on me, and my horse got really grouchy about the fact he was hurting. He's behaving better than ever and didn't forget anything, so now we just have to re-build his muscles. Very fun times!
The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
-Speckla

But at least the pews never attend yoga!
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    NetG, I'm so glad you're feeling better and doing what you love. :)

    Happy things: well, things are going pretty well at work although the coming fourth of July is looming over all of us. Still, it's generally pleasant and I'm enjoying my time here.
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  • cyndicyndi Posts: 3,341Registered Users
    I start my new job today (and I get to wear scrubs)!:blob6::blob6:

    I don't start seeing patients until next week...I'm only going to meet the parents and observe them with their old therapist before I take over her caseload.
    I think that I deceive genius.:happy10:
  • divegirldivegirl Posts: 1,286Registered Users
    I am in the best shape of my life right now and it feels so good that my body can do everything I want it to do. I am grateful for my health.
  • theliothelio Posts: 5,374Registered Users
    My sis and i have had a rocky relationship in the past. But all that has changed. She came over my house yesterday and we hung out and even made plans for her birthday!
  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    Well, you all know the heartbreak I'm going thru, BUT Saturday night I decided I needed to have fun and be around people. I left my house at 8:30pm in jeans and tee shirt and canvas shoes. Not a night club look, but comfortable. I went to a club by my house. I had soooo much fun!

    At one point the band was playing the Black Eyed Peas song "I Got A Feeling" and I was on the dance floor so I started jumping up and down waving my arms and singing. I looked around and the whole dance floor was imitating me and smiling. I danced with so many people that night, men and women. It felt so good. I really needed that.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    My son's skateboard got snapped in half a few days ago. It was an accident but still not cheap to just run out and replace. I definitely didn't have the money to replace it immediately. My son's uncle heard and immediately insisted on replacing it for him. Son's aunt called one of our local boardshops ( aunt and uncle live in CO, we're in CA) and bought him a new deck and we just had to pick it up! What a fantastic family I have. Here's Luke with his new deck after leaving the shop.
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    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    OMG! He is so cute with his board. I just want to hug him. LOL! Yes, family and good friends are great.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    Thanks Lotsa. And he is quite huggable. He would totally squeeze you back. I'm hoping he always stays huggable.

    NetG I'm so happy that you get to be with your horse again :blob3:

    Cyndi great news on the job!
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Great idea for a thread!
    My voice is almost fully recovered - I'm feeling much less self-conscious about it.

    I kicked the coffee habit - which was hell for me but I had to for medical reasons. Harder than giving up alcohol, harder than any diet. Yay for me!!!!!

    I'm finally a curly girl every day! Happy to be at peace with that.

    My birthday is coming up. I look great for 66 (at least I think so LOL).

    I had a great interview today - but not going to post on the job thread until I see if I get a second interview.

    Haven't gone shopping in months because of $$ but did so today in case I get a second interview and had great success. Amazing! Found a chic suit that is perfect for interviews, on sale and miraculously fits without needing alteration.

    For some reason - I felt happy all day. I wish I could bottle this stuff. Sending Hugs to everyone :love7:
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    We had a Jazz It Off contest at our local Jazzercise for 13 weeks. I won for most body fat lost!!! :blob3: Woohoo! I lost 2.1% just in the last few weeks!

    I was stuck for a while and wasn't getting anywhere, stats stayed the same. Then the last few weeks--bingo! My weight is down, muscle is up, and it's been continuing since. :D

    Finally! All my hard work is paying off. Oh, and my cholesterol is down too (another beni).
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    I tried cooking shrimp for the second time, ever and it came out better than the first time. I can't wait till my parents comeback from their vacation so I can cook it for them :)
    Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

    Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
  • kasdenkasden Posts: 1,040Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread!
    My voice is almost fully recovered - I'm feeling much less self-conscious about it.

    I kicked the coffee habit - which was hell for me but I had to for medical reasons. Harder than giving up alcohol, harder than any diet. Yay for me!!!!!

    I'm finally a curly girl every day! Happy to be at peace with that.

    My birthday is coming up. I look great for 66 (at least I think so LOL).

    I had a great interview today - but not going to post on the job thread until I see if I get a second interview.

    Haven't gone shopping in months because of $$ but did so today in case I get a second interview and had great success. Amazing! Found a chic suit that is perfect for interviews, on sale and miraculously fits without needing alteration.

    For some reason - I felt happy all day. I wish I could bottle this stuff. Sending Hugs to everyone :love7:

    YAY CP!!!! I'm just so happy for all the good things coming your way - you SO deserve it!!! I receive the hugs from you and send them right back! Thank you for being such an awesome hero for all of us curly girls :headbang:
    2c/3a, fine, low-med porosity, below BSL, mod CG since 9/09

    "I'm fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world." - Leigh Standley
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    kasden wrote: »
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread!
    My voice is almost fully recovered - I'm feeling much less self-conscious about it.

    I kicked the coffee habit - which was hell for me but I had to for medical reasons. Harder than giving up alcohol, harder than any diet. Yay for me!!!!!

    I'm finally a curly girl every day! Happy to be at peace with that.

    My birthday is coming up. I look great for 66 (at least I think so LOL).

    I had a great interview today - but not going to post on the job thread until I see if I get a second interview.

    Haven't gone shopping in months because of $$ but did so today in case I get a second interview and had great success. Amazing! Found a chic suit that is perfect for interviews, on sale and miraculously fits without needing alteration.

    For some reason - I felt happy all day. I wish I could bottle this stuff. Sending Hugs to everyone :love7:

    YAY CP!!!! I'm just so happy for all the good things coming your way - you SO deserve it!!! I receive the hugs from you and send them right back! Thank you for being such an awesome hero for all of us curly girls :headbang:

    +1 to that! Yay CP!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • Jess the MessJess the Mess Posts: 5,844Registered Users
    CP that's great about your voice!

    I love hearing about everyone's happy things :)
    High Priestess JessMess, follower of the Goddess of the Coiling Way and Confiscator of Concoctions in the Order of the Curly Crusaders

  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,571Registered Users
    I'm enjoying reading about the happy things! :) It's been a rough week. :p
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • divegirldivegirl Posts: 1,286Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread!
    My voice is almost fully recovered - I'm feeling much less self-conscious about it.

    I kicked the coffee habit - which was hell for me but I had to for medical reasons. Harder than giving up alcohol, harder than any diet. Yay for me!!!!!

    I'm finally a curly girl every day! Happy to be at peace with that.

    My birthday is coming up. I look great for 66 (at least I think so LOL).

    I had a great interview today - but not going to post on the job thread until I see if I get a second interview.

    Haven't gone shopping in months because of $$ but did so today in case I get a second interview and had great success. Amazing! Found a chic suit that is perfect for interviews, on sale and miraculously fits without needing alteration.

    For some reason - I felt happy all day. I wish I could bottle this stuff. Sending Hugs to everyone :love7:

    I love it when things all seem to go right at the same time!

    My size 6 shorts are officially too big 8)
  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    I was told yesterday that I just *might* be able to quit my job earlier than next Christmas so that I can focus on school more. It's not in stone, but just the thought of having more time for my family and myself...made me smile.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    CP - that's HUGE! Congratulations!

    Everyone else - please keep the happy coming! I'm loving it. :)


    I had a good ride this morning on my firecracker - we went on a real trail ride for the first time, and he behaved pretty well!
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,238Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    I love everyone's happy things!

    --It's summer.
    --It's hot out.
    --I have great beaches nearby.
    --I have lots of free time to do what I want.
    --Sitting on the porch with the cat is a great way to spend a few minutes every morning and every nite.
    --I sleep like a log.
    --I lost 20 pounds earlier this year and have kept it off. Looking forward to working on the last 10 lbs this coming fall.
    --Found a place in India to get my migraine meds, so instead of costing me $200 per month they now cost me around $300 per year!!
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 6,677Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Having moaned about my loathsome job for I don't know how long I finally got off my bum and did something about it. Spoke to two of my managers who were remarkably understanding and offered to let me take a year off from my permanent position while still giving me options to work if and when I feel like it, on a casual basis. I've applied to do a 6 month course at college and see what happens (should hear in a couple of days if I've got in). I can't begin to describe the relief I feel - I've done the same job for 30yrs and finally feel like I'm moving away from it. Don't know how it'll work out, might all go completely pear shaped and the money (lack of) will be an issue, but right now I'm just happy. Not working nights and weekends is something I'm really looking forward to.
    Yay for happy stories!
    3b in South Australia.
  • CheetaraCheetara Posts: 2,182Registered Users
    This is a happy blog. It's the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee! The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee It's the blog for a kitten rescue.
    Sort of CG sometimes, but not really
    2B, medium? normal porosity and elasticity?

    Cleansers -
    Suave Clarifying, Philosophy Happy Birthday Beautiful

    Stylers - BRHG, re:coil, Ion Hairspray

    I live in the NYC area.


  • KikapooKikapoo Posts: 1,087Registered Users
    I love this thread, and I love reading everybody's happy things! 2010 and 2011 have been stellar years for me, and I've been so overwhelmed by my good fortune.

    2010

    *I got a decent-paying job in my field (libraries) while still in grad school--and these
    jobs are NOT plentiful.
    *I lost 20 lbs
    *I got married
    *I discovered the Clarisonic (thanks to NC.com!) and my face is finally almost clear!


    2011

    *Have kept the weight off.
    *Finally learned to run without collapsing and gasping for air
    *FINALLY FINISHED MY HUSBAND'S IMMIGRATION STUFF - and now he's here with me!!! :-D
    *Husband got a job within a month of moving here
    *Got enough back from my tax return to get a car for my husband
    *Best friend had a beautiful baby, after trying for several years, various fertility treatments, and 2 miscarriages
    *Graduated!
    *Won "rookie of the year" at work, and got $100 for it
    *Interviewed for a promotion...and got it! And a raise!
    *Got health insurance for my husband, just days before he got a MRSA-infected insect bite on his knee--perfect timing!
    *Finally got over a cold/cough/sore throat that lasted 3 weeks
    *Perfected my "sticky rice"
    *Summer is finally here! :-D
    *3-day weekend this weekend!
  • SusieSuzeSusieSuze Posts: 524Registered Users
    HUGE Happiness at just finding this board recently and finding a lot of wonderfully helpful people here!

    I have so much to be thankful for. After 8 years of singledom the universe decided I should meet my match and we are now living together in total love and happiness.

    It was my 50th birthday a couple of months ago and he took me on an amazing 11 day cruise and a week riding roller coasters in Florida. What an awesome man and what an incredible way to celebrate.

    I am so in love! It is so weird because we are so happy and there isn't even the slightest hint that it won't be lovely forever. I decided that I will be the one to make him first in my life and he's done the same for me.. Letting go of having to be right about everything has been wonderful for both of us.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    My baby is such a good baby and a great sleeper. Our friends were shocked that he slept almost 4 hours through their visit yesterday. And then slept almost 6 hours straight at night. I'm so lucky... I hope it keeps up (especially given that his big brother is still a horrible sleeper.) I could easily have 2 more if they would only be like this!
    Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali


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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    my brother signed up to be the coach of my nephew's basketball team. my nephew is so happy. i'm proud of my brother for doing it. he and my nephew love basketball! it's going to be a great learning experience for my brother to manage a teach of 10 4-6 yr old playing basketball and my nephew gets bragging rights he'll remember forever.
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users
    SusieSuze wrote: »
    HUGE Happiness at just finding this board recently and finding a lot of wonderfully helpful people here!

    I have so much to be thankful for. After 8 years of singledom the universe decided I should meet my match and we are now living together in total love and happiness.

    It was my 50th birthday a couple of months ago and he took me on an amazing 11 day cruise and a week riding roller coasters in Florida. What an awesome man and what an incredible way to celebrate.

    I am so in love! It is so weird because we are so happy and there isn't even the slightest hint that it won't be lovely forever. I decided that I will be the one to make him first in my life and he's done the same for me.. Letting go of having to be right about everything has been wonderful for both of us.

    this is wonderful!!!!!
    Kikapoo wrote: »
    I love this thread, and I love reading everybody's happy things! 2010 and 2011 have been stellar years for me, and I've been so overwhelmed by my good fortune.

    2010

    *I got a decent-paying job in my field (libraries) while still in grad school--and these
    jobs are NOT plentiful.
    *I lost 20 lbs
    *I got married
    *I discovered the Clarisonic (thanks to NC.com!) and my face is finally almost clear!


    2011

    *Have kept the weight off.
    *Finally learned to run without collapsing and gasping for air
    *FINALLY FINISHED MY HUSBAND'S IMMIGRATION STUFF - and now he's here with me!!! :-D
    *Husband got a job within a month of moving here
    *Got enough back from my tax return to get a car for my husband
    *Best friend had a beautiful baby, after trying for several years, various fertility treatments, and 2 miscarriages
    *Graduated!
    *Won "rookie of the year" at work, and got $100 for it
    *Interviewed for a promotion...and got it! And a raise!
    *Got health insurance for my husband, just days before he got a MRSA-infected insect bite on his knee--perfect timing!
    *Finally got over a cold/cough/sore throat that lasted 3 weeks
    *Perfected my "sticky rice"
    *Summer is finally here! :-D
    *3-day weekend this weekend!

    that's a whole lotta awesomeness! ;)
    My son's skateboard got snapped in half a few days ago. It was an accident but still not cheap to just run out and replace. I definitely didn't have the money to replace it immediately. My son's uncle heard and immediately insisted on replacing it for him. Son's aunt called one of our local boardshops ( aunt and uncle live in CO, we're in CA) and bought him a new deck and we just had to pick it up! What a fantastic family I have. Here's Luke with his new deck after leaving the shop.
    4b52cfab-4f77-38f1.jpg

    yeah for good family!
    curlypearl wrote: »
    Great idea for a thread!
    My voice is almost fully recovered - I'm feeling much less self-conscious about it.

    I kicked the coffee habit - which was hell for me but I had to for medical reasons. Harder than giving up alcohol, harder than any diet. Yay for me!!!!!

    I'm finally a curly girl every day! Happy to be at peace with that.

    My birthday is coming up. I look great for 66 (at least I think so LOL).

    I had a great interview today - but not going to post on the job thread until I see if I get a second interview.

    Haven't gone shopping in months because of $$ but did so today in case I get a second interview and had great success. Amazing! Found a chic suit that is perfect for interviews, on sale and miraculously fits without needing alteration.

    For some reason - I felt happy all day. I wish I could bottle this stuff. Sending Hugs to everyone :love7:
    so many happy things for you. yeah!
    cyndi wrote: »
    I start my new job today (and I get to wear scrubs)!:blob6::blob6:

    I don't start seeing patients until next week...I'm only going to meet the parents and observe them with their old therapist before I take over her caseload.

    congratulations!!
    a dreamy pisces :fish:
    please recycle, it matters...
    i change lives...through fitness
    i'm more relaxed being natural
  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    It's raining! The 4th of July makes me nervous because we're living in a tinderbox and have dunderheads for neighbors. Hooray for rain making it safer for everyone! Now we need more of it!

    Sent from my "smart"phone. Please excuse typos!
    The pews never miss a sermon but that doesn't get them one step closer to Heaven.
    -Speckla

    But at least the pews never attend yoga!
  • creativelicensecreativelicense Posts: 422Registered Users
    I am loving all the happiness from everyone. It reminds me that while I could find things that I am unhappy about, I have a ton to be happy about.

    My happiness:

    *I finally got my Bachelor's Degree in May!

    *Got a great internship and my superiors are happy with my work AND there is possibility for a full time position after the "internship" ends.

    *My boyfriend and I are in a really good place in our relationship, after some issues we've been dealing with.

    *After a year in therapy my anxiety is dramatically better and I finally feel like I can live a happier, calmer life that I am more in control of.


    The last thing on my list makes me the happiest.
    Curl Style: 3b/3c
    Texture: Fine
    Porosity: Normal

    Co-wash: Suave Naturals Coconut
    RO: GVP CB
    Styling: As I Am Leave In, Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets & Confident Coils, DevaCurl Set Me Up, Curl Keeper
    Gel: Ecostyler Olive Oil, BioSilk RHG
  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    --Our house sold after being on the market for 15 days. I feel so lucky.
    --I starting running a few months ago. I've done a 10k, 5k, and now I'm training for a half-marathon this fall.
    --I got accepted and offered a fellowship for a graduate program. I've been considering doing this for several years to go in a different direction career-wise, and I'm finally taking the plunge.
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  • BrettyUBrettyU Posts: 930Registered Users
    This is such a great thread!

    Today for the first time in three months I was able to blink without assistance and even smile a little! I know it seems small but I've had partial facial paralysis due to bells palsy since April! Yay face lol

    Taking my son to his first baseball game and were riding the train there he couldn't be happier, that makes me insanely happy!

    Happy 4th to those in the states!
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