#100happydays – Days 78 Through 84

Here is my twelfth week of #100happydays.

Day 78 – September 22, 2014: Today, my favourite happy moment was made possible in part by my mail man and fellow a fellow blogger. Upon hearing the sound of the mailbox lid drop close, I went to collect the usual bills and flyers. Instead, I found a signed, advanced copy of Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Own a Childfree Life by Justine Brooks Froelker, with a beautiful note that filled my hear with love. I hurried to finish up a bit of work, and proceeded to spend a few hours curled up on the couch reading.

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Day 79 – September 23, 2014: When we got home from the farmer’s market last week, my giant haul of peppers were immediately cut up and mixed with our garden fresh tomatoes and a few other ingredients from the market to create a massive Greek Salad. We have been eating the salad constantly for the last few days, but it’s only now that it’s good enough to make the coveted happy day photo status. There is just something awesome about having a Greek salad that has had time to sit and soak in the juices of the dressing and percolate until the flavours blend perfectly together – and today, is that day. I love happiness in the form of an amazing salad.

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Day 80 – September 24, 2014: So, there is a bit of a back story to today’s happy moment Last November, we put a deposit on a custom made rare wood mantel for our fireplace. The company cut it wrong and we said we’d rather wait for exactly what we ordered. After about 8 months of getting the run-around, we finally spoke to the company’s co-owner and explained our frustration. (Normally, we would pull the plug on the company and find someone else, but we love their work and it took us a long time to find them). Anyways, this conversation determined that they were struggling to source the same type of wood. So, we choose a different local wood (which also dropped the price drastically – yay!) and today they asked us to come by their shop to make a few decisions regarding the final finish. So, after 10 months of waiting, I was incredibly happy and excited to finally see this coming together!! I love it already and cannot wait to see the finished product and have it installed in our house!

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Day 81 – September 25, 2014: I was being irrationally grumpy, so I decided some fresh air might help. So, my furball and I went for a walk. We cured the grumpies with some happy leaf playing. And, I was thankful no-one was around with a camera to capture the actual moment, because I’m sure it was quite the sight to see a grown lady and her 82lbs black dog frolicking in the leaves!

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Day 82 – September 26, 2014: A very dear friend of mine gave us a gift card to a high-end local Italian restaurant and/or market for Christmas. We decided to go to the market, and create our own tapas menu for supper and pick up some beautiful olive oil and risotto imported from Italy. Our tapas menu included cave aged gruyere cheese, stuffed grape leaves, eggplant parmesan, artichoke hearts and a stuffed portabella mushroom. We had an awesome evening camped out on our couch enjoying some amazing food and wine. It such a great way to unwind after a long week!

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Day 83 – September 27, 2014: The impending winter does not make me happy, but putting on a pair of cute boots for the first time this year sure does!

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Day 84 – September 28, 2014: We went for a walk this afternoon in a park that was hit hard by a flood a few years ago and some areas are still in rough shape. While we were walking along the river bank, every now and again I noticed little green plant growing up between the rocks along the shore. I love seeing the natural rejuvenation process occurring and nature slowly reclaiming the damaged landscape.

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Wishing everyone a great week filled with happy moments!

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24 Comments on “#100happydays – Days 78 Through 84

  1. I love all these happy pictures especially the boots! The best way to keep our feel dry. 🙂 And I love the little plant… It’s so important to notice the small things in life. ❤


  2. Once again…you put a smile on my face…and a rumbly in my tumbly as that salad looked ah-may-zing! I love greek salads! I hope you have a great Tuesday! xo



  3. I agree with “A Calm Persistence”!! And seriously, where have you learned to cook like that? I’m good at down home meals…casseroles and such, but your food is restaurant quality and has me drooling every time!!! 🙂


    • Oh, you are too sweet! Just remember, you only see the photos of the good food. Many of our meals do not turn out so well! In fact, some are downright bad.
      Two more weeks until I have to decide if I am going to continue or not, but all the encouragement might just help me decide to keep lugging my camera around with me. 🙂


  4. I just love these posts too and like A Calm Persistence, I will be so sad when they end! That greek salad looks amazing! And how exciting that you got a copy of Justine’s book already! You just reminded me that I forgot to preorder one. I need to do that! I also LOVE that fireplace mantle. So beautiful! And I love the boots. I cannot wait for it to “cool” down here a bit so I can start wearing boots again too!


    • As much as I love cute boots, I would much prefer to live in my sandals all year round! I always find it slightly sad when I put socks on for the first time every fall, but the boots do help ease the pain. 🙂

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  5. I love the rocks – almost missed the last photo. And I am so hungry after reading about and looking at the amazing food and drink you have been enjoying. Yum! Boots (and shoes) are an addiction, thank you for reminding me it’s boot season again! The leaves remind me of playing in them as a kid – one of my *favourite* activities. Thanks for sharing your week in pictures!


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