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i'm tired
I'm tired of all the negativity that I'm seeing in the news, in the media, on journals. I'm not trying to tell anyone what they can or cannot write -- far from it. But there have to be good things going on, stuff you have to look forward to, stuff that makes you smile. Sometimes it's just the little things that can turn your day around and give you hope for tomorrow.

So tell me -- what's making you smile lately? What fun thing have you done? What are you looking forward to?

(Feel free to repost, BTW. I bet lots of people want a bit of a boost about now.)

i feel: hopeful hopeful

33 trips or shoot the rapids
rufinia From: rufinia Date: February 10th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I had a really great chat with the admissions person at NESL who was very encouraging about everything.

Also there was a guy there who was struting around saying he was REALLY REALLY old to be startig law school at 27, and seemed pretty confident that he was the oldest one in the group. It actually amused me and I considered yelling at him to get off my lawn.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Awesome! And if that guy thought he was the oldest at 27, that means he thinks you look younger than he does, so YAY for looking young!

Where's NESL?
soteltie From: soteltie Date: February 10th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I have resumed my morning walks before work in N. Billerica. I saw my favorite cardinal this morning. Both of these things make me smile.

I definitely am getting the feel for the "jump" part of diving now. I only had a chance to do one dive yesterday, but it felt just right. I'm almost ready to attempt it from up on the diving block! (The very idea of that scares me to pieces, but in a good "I dare ya" kind of way!)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yay! That's fabulous. I can't wait for spring so I can be comfortable outside again.
sibilla_dangers From: sibilla_dangers Date: February 10th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
i had an awesome weekend just past and another one planned this coming one. Will get to see lots of friends and get some quality time with others.

this makes tat very very happy!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yay! I have a bit of an outline written, BTW; I'll try to get it coherent shortly and send it to you.
shadowpony From: shadowpony Date: February 10th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I have a giant pile of fabric cut, which is 1 step closer to it actually being garb. And it's not for a deadline either! (The garb shelf has space, the fabric shelf is full, time to balance it out.)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I love that -- time to balance it out.

I should work on cleaning out my workroom tonight. That would make me happy, because I really want to do more sewing.
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: February 10th, 2009 04:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
As sad as this sounds, I'm getting better at holding onto my ability to be articulate and access memory and rational thoughts during emotional situations, I'm getting better interacting with my baby daughter and my son and I are getting closer each day.
pumaviking From: pumaviking Date: February 10th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It's springlike and delightful in The South. I didn't have to wear a coat at all this morning. I am so not ever going to take this for granted.
squeakyjackie From: squeakyjackie Date: February 10th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm going to Milwaukee this weekend to attend the wedding of one of my best friends from the Marine Corps. She was my maid of honor, and I will be at hers to represent as well... :)

This is a great idea, Tasha! {{hugs}}
albreda From: albreda Date: February 10th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
My kids are well, kids, but the ups and downs don't change the fact that I am One. Very. Happy. Mom.

On the smaller scale: my husband got me a potted hosta last summer to replace my one in the garden that he pulverized by accident, and he thought he'd killed the potted one too, but new buds are coming up now. Spring is coming!!!
helwen From: helwen Date: February 10th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
In karate class over 30 years ago, we did a bit of tumbling for the purposes of learning to fall without being hurt. Then we never used it. I guess we weren't prone to knocking each other over?

Anyway, last night was first time in a kung fu class, and one of the things we were doing was a shoulder roll then come up and into a fighting stance (bow, on guard). And I did it right each time! I even stayed on center down the mat. Whoo!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC) (base camp)
We always threw each other around, but I bet that was a function of also including jiu-jitsu in the curriculum. I'm glad it all came back to you!
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: February 10th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
What is making me smile lately? My husband and 2 sons. They are full of wackiness. :D

Fun thing I have done lately? I am making progress on my latest scroll and I am really happy with the way it is coming out.

What am I looking forward to? Building my new cutting table and then getting to use it! We are hoping to go to more events this year. Especially Panteria. And that requires more warm clothes. I am also really looking forward to spring. I am seeing more early signs of it. Robins flying about and more small critters coming out of their winter dens.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I miss seeing animals. Though Bob and Kaede are always good for smiles, the crows that live around us just aren't all that great for one's wildlife fix.
liamstliam From: liamstliam Date: February 10th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC) (base camp)
This is silly, but 260 comments on a single post.

That's fricking cool.

And I think we have kept the sniping to a minimum.
redsquirrel From: redsquirrel Date: February 10th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC) (base camp)
My one year old niece is walking all the time now. And she smiles, and laughs, and giggles like crazy! And her four year old brother hugs me and tells me he loves me all the time. They make me feel very, very, happy indeed and I smile lots, and lots, and lots when they're around, which is often because they live downstairs from us. :-)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That's awesome. I need to go up to Maine to see my little niece. She was furniture surfing when I last saw her at Christmas.
ariadne1 From: ariadne1 Date: February 10th, 2009 05:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It's sunny and forecast for the high 60s on the prairie; my students' insights are interesting and flowing; and a bit of work this weekend makes for a much more zen living space this week. Feelin' good here.

Also started a new sweater whilst reading for class last night and in 230 pages did half a sleeve. Llama, linen, and silk, in a natural oatmeal color. *is happy*

*hugs you*
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*hugs back*

Warm weather on the prairie... maybe we'll see it in a week or so? Dare I hope?
girlygothic From: girlygothic Date: February 10th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC) (base camp)
lady_gaby is over my place today and we're having a crafty day. After stalling for a few days over the weekend I'm back to work on my mannequin, I'm having great fun with it, and I'm loving how it's coming along.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 10th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yay! Sounds like fun!
From: hqp921 Date: February 11th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
Let's see, I didn't read everyone else's. But here are mine:

- Test rode a Ninja 250. Sold, baby. $1,200. Seller is giving me time to gather up cash. Another added to the stable - well, it will be Jess'
- The local monthly printed a free (and have been, I guess) ad for my website and I didn't even know it. It's like a quarter page ad too... I contacted the publisher, thanked them. They said to send in a 4"x4" ad for next month... and to keep 'em coming.
- I pitched an idea to said publisher. I'm not a free-lance columnist on top of being a Exec. Asst., MBA grad student, and musician.
- I'm working to launch a new biz - look for it in late Summer
- I'm looking forward to riding
- And, being awesome.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 11th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC) (base camp)
- And, being awesome.

Well, duh. You're Azn. QED.
33 trips or shoot the rapids