#100happydays – Days 71 Through 77

Today feels like a great day to share another week of happy moments!  Here is my eleventh week of #100happydays.

Day 71 – September 15, 2014: I find about once a week I struggle with finding a happy day photo and today was it for this week.  Not because I wasn’t happy, but because it’s really hard to take photos of de-cluttering and selling stuff that we no longer need. And, although I had fun cooking supper tonight, my attempt was a horrible disaster due to some very poor multitasking (which I blame on my husband since he distract me), so that picture is more of a lesson in how not to cook, and tasted just as bad as it looked. So, when my husband’s evening took a turn for the worst due to an unpleasant work emergency at 7:45pm, my best photographable happy moment of the day was my attempt to make him smile when the crises was defused.  A strong, de-stressing rum and coke. It worked and we both smiled.

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Day 72 – September 16, 2014: Tonight, my husband and I cooked up a storm. We baked lemon and dill wild sockeye salmon for supper; slow cooked garden heirloom tomato sauce to freeze for warm winter pasta; homemade pepper and teriyaki beef jerky; dehydrated chili peppers from our massive garden crop; baked another batch of delicious gluten-free blueberry muffins; and, we even prepped tomorrow night’s honey barbeque meat loaf.

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Day 73 – September 17, 2014: We had a bit of a stressful afternoon so my husband suggested a walk to help clear our minds. So, today’s happy moment was our family walk in a provincial park near our house. We particularly enjoyed watching two deer eating in a meadow, the view of the perfectly still river from a small pedestrian bridge, and the beautiful fall colours. And, Sadie enjoyed every single smell along the way.

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Day 74 – September 18, 2014: Today I decided to take a photo of something in our house that makes me smile almost daily – our little golden frog from Panama. He sits on the counter in one of our bathrooms. He makes me happy because he reminds me of a glorious week in Panama with my husband. And, I also love that his colours clash with every single thing in the room (and our entire house for that matter), but I like him anyways.

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Day 75 – September 19, 2014: Surprise, surprise, my happy moment today was on another walk with my husband and our giant furball. My favourite season is late winter/early spring, because I love the anticipation of summer. But, I absolutely adore the fall colours and the crunch of leaves underfoot now that all the leaves are falling to the ground marking the end of another summer.

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Day 76 – September 20, 2014: Today we made it to my favourite outdoor summer farmer’s market. The fresh veggies are right off the farmer’s trucks, the crafts are cute and adorable and the people are always friendly. A visit to this market always ensure a fun time shopping, and at least a weeks’ worth of delicious produce at a really reasonable price.

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Day 77 – September 21, 2014: We won’t have many more warm fall days left before the snow falls and stays for the winter.  So we are taking advantage of the ones we do have by enjoying days like today.  We had a wonderful walk in this beautiful park and enjoyed the breathtaking fall colours.

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 Wishing everyone a great week filled with happy moments!

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20 Comments on “#100happydays – Days 71 Through 77

  1. I love those purple peppers! Confession: I freaked out at first seeing this post, thinking you started binge drinking before you even made it to Wednesday, thinking this cycle was a bust. That kind of thing would invoke big anxiety (and guilt) for me even if I were certain I was right that I wasn’t pregnant. 😉

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    • This comment made me laugh so hard – I didn’t even think that people might take it that way based on the photo because I don’t drink coke (due to the caffeine), I don’t drink rum (due to the grossness) and therefore I would never drink a rum and coke! I much prefer red wine or mojitos. 🙂

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      • Of course. Because we all intuitively know your liquor preferences. 😉 Mojitos contain rum, my dear. At least the ones I drank in Cuba did. Maybe your aversion is to the Captain? Can’t blame you there. Besides, if I thought you dove off a cliff in a moment of utter despair, do you think I would have assumed you’d be acting rationally and following your usual libation preferences? Okay, this is your perfect breakdown, so that may be a stupid question. But this isn’t: What makes you think I rationally evaluate the evidence when I worry a friend has broken down (imperfectly, because I don’t have perfect breakdowns and, being the centre of my own universe, I am deeply ethnocentric when panicked) and consider whether or not, in her distress, she would consume both caffeine and liquor she hates (unbeknown to me) at the same time? I’m giving that 89,327:1 odds. 🙂

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      • Ha! All your points are valid. Thank you for caring. 🙂
        And you are completely right mojitos do have rum in them, but the key difference is that it’s white rum and the ones I drink probably contain more sugar then rum. This results in a yummy drink as opposed to a horrible drink. That said, clearly I should have specified that I don’t drink dark rum.

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  2. I always love these posts! I love that you describe them too instead of just posting a bunch of pictures. I had to laugh at spiritbabycomehome’s comment though. I had a bit of a freakout moment for you as well. Glad it was for hubby. 🙂

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    • I’m so glad you enjoy these posts! I’ve always described the photos because without the description, they wouldn’t make as much sense as to why the moment was happy for me. 🙂
      Sorry about causing the freakout moment – I never drink coke or rum (or coke and rum combined), so it didn’t even cross my mind that based on the picture alone it could be interpreted that way! I guess it’s a really good thing I described that photo!

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    • My husband’s the real cook in our house, he loves it. I can do it, I just don’t really enjoy it the same way. In my mind, it’s more of life necessity.
      But, hey, if I ever make it WI, I’ll let you know! If you ever come to western Canada be sure to email! 🙂

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  3. Love your frog! I have a big neon green ceramic frog on my desk at work. His head bobbles on a spring and he’s a piggy bank. He is the tackiest thing ever, but I love him–he totally lightens the mood! Also, is it bad that it’s not yet 8 am and I am sitting at work contemplating how wonderful that rum & coke looks?

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    • The frog does make me happy – not in a throw a party and celebrate kind of happy, but happy nonetheless.
      I suggest not drinking a rum and coke at the office at 8am, they may send you to rehab. But, definitely have one when you get home! 🙂

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  4. Love the pics as usual! And I too had a good laugh at Spirit Baby Come Home’s comment! Hilarious! I was reading this from my phone and the first image that came up was actually the lovely scenic pic of the park at the end 🙂 So pretty btw!

    Glad you aren’t binge drinking rum and cokes so early in the day 🙂

    P.s. I agree with you, dark rum is gross!

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    • Spirit Baby Come Home sure gave me a good laugh this morning – which I always appreciate! I simply didn’t think that the photo would imply that I started drinking at that point in my cycle! Oh, well, such is life. That said, depending on the outcome of today’s beta test, I may start drinking tomorrow. 🙂

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  5. I really liked Day 76. The colour of the peppers are amazing!! I’ve never seen a purple one before, or at least, I’m sure I haven’t… Great shot!

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    • Thanks! I only saw these purple ones for the first time last year at the exact same farmer’s market! I was so excited to see them again this year. They are both beautiful and tasty!

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