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Posted: 9/23/2012 1:57:29 PM
I've had a pretty mundane weekend. Packing at home and unpacking in the new place...I did arrange my wood stamps on shelves in my scrap/samp closet...but, for the most part, just a average, uneventful weekend.

But, going through the drive-thru of one of my fave fast food places to get an orange-push up shake, a special treat, I noticed something I seldom even think about until today.

The drive thru is in "kind of an alley way" on the back of the building that is all brick, except of the window. There is a ginormous mirror on the wall, about 6' x 8'. It is placed high enough that when sitting in the car, you can see the trees on the other side of the drive and it showcases a beautiful tree, that I just stared at today and thoroughly enjoyed. It put a smile on my face. Whoever in the world decided to put that mirror there to showcase that tree was a brilliant.

So, what little, almost insginificant thing brought a smile to your life this week

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Posted: 9/23/2012 2:00:31 PM
Well this was last weekend but I am still smiling. Dh and I took our boat out. We launch it near a big Catholic Church. As we were leaving we noticed a nun, dressed in her full habit/head gear jogging. she had on tennis shoes and an ipod. It was cute.

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Posted: 9/23/2012 2:03:09 PM
I got nothin', but I know just where you got your shake...YUM!


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Posted: 9/23/2012 2:14:24 PM

...but I know just where you got your shake...YUM!

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Posted: 9/23/2012 2:39:56 PM
Ahhhh I know exactly what you're looking for, and I know I experienced it in the last week, but for the life of me I cannot remember what it was!



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Posted: 9/23/2012 2:49:38 PM
I don't know if it's mundane or not, but I will share anyway.

I've been enjoying watching the squirrels collect acorns in the neighbors oak tree. You hear them scurrying through the tree and then acorns falling on the neighbors shed. There can be as many as 10 in the tree.

One morning I was standing on the back porch and I hear a commotion in the tree. A squirrel fell out of the tree hitting branches on the way down and then thud on the roof of the neighbors shed. The squirrel jumped up and looked around furtively kind of like it was checking to see if anyone noticed. It wasn't hurt and went right back about it's normal squirrel business. I couldn't help but laugh.


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Posted: 9/23/2012 3:00:02 PM
This is very mundane but I love high school football games. Our team had lost 18 in a row and won last week on the road.

This week, they won at home! There was something magical in the air with the fans cheering, a coolish evening, and the band playing after a touchdown. (DD is in the band). I stood behind them in the stands and hearing that was just something else!


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Posted: 9/23/2012 3:03:08 PM
Glad you enjoyed your view of the tree. But the mirror may not be there for the sake of the drive through. It may actually be a one way glass that lets the staff inside see what is going on in the drive through or who is at the back door to make deliveries.

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Posted: 9/23/2012 3:08:04 PM
I don't know if this falls under mundane or magical, but I saw a double rainbow.

While I was driving around the neighborhood as our house was being shown to potential buyers.

And I just got an email from our Realtor and it looks like an offer is coming because they are asking how soon we can be out.

(We already have one offer, but she has a home to sell and her time is almost up)



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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:01:00 PM
Two weeks ago my son had an accident with his car. He's fine, but the car needed a bit of work. A local repair show was recommended to us that had opened not long ago. I took the car for estimates and they came out with the most reasonable price, so we agreed to leave the car there. The owner is a young guy who just opened the business three months ago with his BIL because they were sick of working for other people who were ripped customers off. He said he would order the part and we could drop the car off on Friday morning. On Friday morning, he called and asked if he could STOP BY OUR HOUSE to get the date of manufacture off the car to make sure he ordered the right part. HE STOPPED BY OUR HOUSE---HE MADE A HOUSE CALL! When does that EVER happen!?! Keep at it guys--with customer service like that you'll do just fine!

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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:04:15 PM
When I was stopped at a 4 way stop on the way home, I looked to my right-the little praire dogs had just popped up out of their holes. So cute- just like they were saying Hi!


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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:38:45 PM
My very mundane Friday turned into a most amazing day when my husband called to tell me that he got me front row tickets to see Bryan Adams on Friday night. He even called my BFF to go with me!! He doesn't normally do stuff like that, so I'm still smiling!!

Never mind, I forgot what I was going to say.

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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:48:59 PM
My nephew is visiting from out of town so we all went to the beach very early to collect sand dollars.

There must have been a school of sardines right off shore because there were pelicans diving, and dolphins and sea lions all in the same spot. We must have stood there and watched for 20 minutes. It kind of made my day.

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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:51:20 PM
My MIL and I are perfectly civil, but we don't find each other the easiest to get along with. Well, she and FIL were here for a visit this weekend, because my family (DH and kids) and I have been having some rough times with things lately and they wanted to show they care. At one point this afternoon, she and I were looking at my dress for an upcoming family wedding, and she just said to me "I know things have been tough," and gave me a nice hug.

It's hard to explain all the history and nuances, but it was very sweet and touching and meant a lot to me.



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Posted: 9/23/2012 4:56:23 PM
We live out in the country, but I saw the first squirrel in our backyard and we've lived here for 37 years!


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Posted: 9/23/2012 6:25:01 PM
Dh is renovating the kitchen at his late mother's house so we can rent it. A family friend in moving on Oct. 15 and is very understanding that we haven't gotten everything out of the house (the family has owned the house for 3-4 generations, and that it is a very old house.

Dh & I have been planning the renovation all summer and he & ds have spent many weekends driving the 1 1/2 hours each way. BIL has been unable to work due to work issues, he was there for only 10 minutes yesterday when he got called back into the office.

Given the time crunch, I called my cousin and asked if her dh could help. He is the sweetest guy, and would drop anything to help, but I wanted to make sure that it wouldn't mess up things at their house.

THat sweet man then called my dh, and yelled at him for not asking sooner...dh, of course, knew that cuz's dh was painting his MIL's house and working on his father's house as well. He dropped everything and joined the boys up at the house this weekend, even though it was a 3-4 drive for him.



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Posted: 9/23/2012 6:36:40 PM
I started working last year with kids. SO this year I have a different group of kids ( only few from last year's group). Well the other girl who works with me tells me that a student comes to her & asks if this is how the groups will be for the whole year, she said yes & he did a BIG YES!!!!! and then there was another group of girls who were in my group last year asking me how come they are not in my group I think I am doing something right for these kids wanting to be in my group.

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Posted: 9/23/2012 6:56:21 PM
I took ds grocery shopping in the city this morning. He wanted to come with me; that's special enough because he's 11 and I don't imagine he'll want to go grocery shopping with his mom too much longer. While we were driving I realized this was the weekend last year when all hell broke loose with him and we had no idea what was wrong and spent the next several months desperate and scared until the doctors diagnosed him with post concussion syndrome. Suddenly, his silly/happy singing along to the radio, reading Harry Potter while we drove, scoping out the aisles for every single free sample, hanging on me in the check out line = the happiest morning I can remember.

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Posted: 9/23/2012 7:24:42 PM
There were a bunch of bananas I had in the freezer and so I told DD#2 and DH that I would make a banana bread which I like and usually eat, too. I made it on Friday night and DD and DH both had a piece only a few minutes after it had come out of the oven. It was a new recipe I was trying since I couldn't find my usual one but it's banana - they're all basically mashed bananas, butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, flour and baking soda with just varying amounts of the above.

Well DD and DH kept going on about how it was the best one I'd ever made. On saturday they both had several more pieces and each time said it was the best one. Every time I looked at the banana bread getting smaller and smaller I kept thinking of how much they were enjoying it. DD#1 (at college) called last night and DH told her how good the banana bread was and that he was saving a piece for her as she was coming home for dinner tonight. When she got home she had a piece (even though it was 10 minutes before dinner) and she said it was the best one I'd ever made...

Go figure. It's just a banana bread but who'd have thought such a simple baked good could bring so much enjoyment to 3 people I love...

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Posted: 9/23/2012 7:40:51 PM
Yesterday was "family day" for my son's company. He is 23 and this is his first "real" job - he graduated from college in May 2011, and works for a large defense contractor as a manufacturing engineer. It was so cool to see where he works, and just what he really does - we were able to tour the facility and see (the non-classified side) of what they do ... it's hard for me to believe that my "little boy" has the responsibility that he does!



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Posted: 9/23/2012 8:16:49 PM
Woke up to church bells ringing this morning - just love that sound The church had stopped bell ringing a few years ago so what a great surprise to hear them starting again

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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:05:09 AM
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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:41:03 AM
Last week my DD had to have a spinal tap because of a suspected case of meningitis. The test was negative, but she then had a terrible back pain in addition to the terrible headache she had had before any of the tests were run. The ER dr gave her some great drugs, but they made her sick. All my poor sick almost 17 yo baby wanted was to lay on her mama's bed, covered up, with her mama beside her, rubbing her head and back.

The circumstances were awful, yet I couldn't help but stop and savor the moment. Next year she will be in college 4 + hours away, and our time for cuddling will pretty much due over. I am shamelessly taking advantage of every moment I have left until she's gone.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:49:33 AM
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Posted: 9/24/2012 1:50:21 AM
Today we were at a gas station and the car at the island next to us had a cat in it. The cat was lying over the back of the driver's seat waiting patiently for its owner to come back. When she returned, the cat moved to the back seat while the lady got in the car. Then as they were leaving the cat had its paws on the side of the window (which was rolled up) and was looking out. Just like a dog would. Made us all think (and say) hmmmmm. And awwwwww...

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Posted: 9/24/2012 6:51:37 AM
My chiropractor requested the results of the MRI I had on my brain a few weeks ago. I've had a few things going on and the neuro requested an MRI and other testing.

I took DH to the chiropractor for an adjustment and acupunture on Sat. at another office-same chiro.

The chiropractor asked if I received the results of the MRI. I said no. He gave me a copy and said it was normal. I'd been out of work due to the symptoms of ____________. I have a follow up appt with my neuro this week. I asked the chiro "Well, what's causing my problems?". He said "I don't know, you have to check with your neuro." I was upset I didn't have any more info on the cause of my symptoms.

I thanked our chiro for his service to me and my DH. Right then, I realized "HMMM! I should be thankful I don't have any myriad of diseases/illnesses." I'd been in a downward spiral since the insurance company said fibromyalgia with chronic fatigue is not a disability.

I also realized at the doctor's office, "HMMM! I can control my negative or positive thought process with practice (and meds). It's up to me to make things positive."

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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:02:20 AM
On Saturday night I spent the last three hours of my shift in work alone, where its usually a three person job. And managed to get the job done. And for some reason found myself in an extreemly cheerful mood while doing it, even whistling while I worked!!

It was a strange mood to find myself in given the circumstances but I was glad to be in it!! So I relaxed and enjoyed the mood while it lasted (which is still now two days later!)

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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:24:53 AM
I'm loving this thread, too. Feel free to write an additional message about any moment that pops up...this could go on for a while and I will read every single moment.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:54:31 AM
I had a lovely afternoon Sunday at my oldest son's senior photo shoot. We did it at my ExH's house, where the boys did most of their growing up. It's out in the country, which I really enjoy (and MISS!)

Anyway, the photographer was relaxed and pleasant, the setting was 70 degrees, sun going down. There was bantering and goodwill, and my son enjoyed the attention. He relaxed and had some natural smiles.

From the views the photographer showed us on her camera screen, I think we'll have some excellent senior pictures.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:58:26 AM
My nephew emailed me a video of himself lip-synching to Journey last week. Cracked me up! His first ever football game is this Saturday, and I'm looking forward to it. We saw both nieces play soccer last Saturday.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:01:50 AM
I love noticing those little things!

Mine is something that happened yesterday afternoon...

I was out on our patio for a few minutes, and heard a hummingbird chirping and 'talking.' I thought it was louder than usual (the hummingbird feeder is across the yard), and I realized the hummer was right outside the patio screen: He was checking out the string of [red] chili peppers we have hanging there, just to see if they were anything edible- LOL!! (I love those little guys!)

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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:42:35 AM
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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:56:09 AM
While driving home yesterday evening at dusk, I saw a pond with about a hundred ducks all sleeping while they floated. Their heads were turned and tucked along side their backs. It was so pretty.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 11:04:10 AM
DH and I were loading the car Friday night at a warehouse store...and we both saw a weird light in the sky. We both looked at each other and said "did you just see that?" The next morning we saw on the news that it was probably a meteor.



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Posted: 9/24/2012 11:25:27 AM
My 12 y/o son showed me an essay he wrote for language arts. It was supposed to be about a memorable or life changing event, and he wrote about my divorce and subsequent remarriage from his point of view. In addition to being very well written and very funny at times, it reassured me that my kids (this one at least) are doing great and are happy that I'm happy. It made me cry lots of happy tears.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 11:33:14 AM

I don't know if this falls under mundane or magical, but I saw a double rainbow.

And a special one at that - it has an Alexander's Band, and the rainbows are mirrored, with red on the inside of both rainbows. Cool!

I was at a knitting thing this past weekend and a woman was walking around with a day-old lamb. My face lit up when I saw it, and she came right over to me so I could pet him. So darling! It made my day.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 11:37:09 AM
And a special one at that - it has an Alexander's Band, and the rainbows are mirrored, with red on the inside of both rainbows. Cool!

I had to go take a closer look at the photo, after seeing you post this- it made me remember, we saw one like this a few weeks ago! I'd never seen one like it before, and didn't know there was a special name for it, or anything- thanks for posting this info!

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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:18:15 PM
I saw a cat walking with a kid to school this morning. I know the cat, but don't know the kid, the point being, they're not from the same house.

So they're walking along, side by side, until the kid suddenly stops and looks at the cat. The cat stops too and looks at the kid. The kid stopped and started a couple more times, testing the cat, but the cat would always stop too and just wait to set off again. After they rounded the corner, I couldn't see them any more, but I'm going to keep my eyes open to see if the cat escort service continues


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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:43:46 PM
I'm on my second of 8 weeks working in Middletown, NY. I'm flying in and out of Newark, which I Last time was pretty miserable getting in and out of the city, so I was really dreading it this morning. Well I had no problems getting out of New Jersey, and once I got into New York I noticed that the leaves are starting to change. This is going to be a really pretty drive every Monday and Friday for the next 6 weeks. I'm really looking forward to it now.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:54:01 PM
While grocery shopping Saturday I watched what, at first glance, looked like an odd pair shopping. An impeccably dressed gray haired older lady and young man probably early 20's with tattoos completely covering both arms, big plugs in his ear lobes and a bunch of little rings piercing his bottom lip.
It was pretty crowded and I was behind them up and down most of the aisles.I heard him call her "gram".
The thing that made me smile the whole time I was shopping and even on the drive home was how sweetly he was helping her get items,reading labels for her, helping her compare prices and just giving her his undivided attention. I just thought how to most people, that young man by himself would probably be judged based on his look but that day he was just a loving grandson helping Gram do her Saturday shopping.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 8:58:08 PM
My husband's youngest granddaughter broke her leg 2 days ago, she's 8. Her momma is not married to my husband's son. We've only established this relationship with her in the past 18 months.

The first people she wanted to call when she got out of the hospital was me and grandpa.


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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:17:40 PM
Sunday afternoon I was sitting out on the back patio. It was so hot in the house but a little better outside. At least there was a bit of a breeze. A bird landed on the edge of the bird bath and contemplated that cool water. Then jumped right in and splashed and splashed with total abandon. It was the funniest thing to watch. It made me just smile. Such a simple act. "Free as a bird".

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Posted: 9/24/2012 9:25:43 PM
Ok, so I bought this fancy orchid in 2010. I told my best friend that I was going to breed it for show and name it after her if I won.

I bought it in bloom in 2010. It hasn't bloomed since. It's been in a slow decline since then. I repotted it. Unpotted it. More leaves fell off. I left it alone. it started growing leaves but no roots. Took it out of the pot, saw the roots were rotted. The orchid was still alive with one puny root.

Fast forward to about 2 months ago. By this time, I've done everything I can think of to the orchid. Nothing. I was about to throw it away, and I just stepped away from it for a day or two. Decided to take it out of the pot and mount it on wood. I thought to myself---this is it.

Today:TONS OF NEW ROOTS. NEW LEAVES. Orchid is thriving!!!! It will be ready for competition next year if it keeps up like this.

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Posted: 9/24/2012 10:40:21 PM
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Posted: 9/24/2012 11:40:13 PM

And a special one at that - it has an Alexander's Band, and the rainbows are mirrored, with red on the inside of both rainbows. Cool!

I've never heard of that!

But guess what? They made an offer. No contingencies! And they want to close in 4-6 weeks which gets us out of the Midwest before winter and is perfect timing for DH's transfer.



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Posted: 9/24/2012 11:43:49 PM
Today I watched as a child got off the school bus. Mom was waiting at the curb and when her child hit the ground he ran to her. She bent over and scooped him up in her arms and twirlled around and around while he giggled A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!

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Posted: 9/25/2012 12:01:42 AM
This weekend dd and I passed a car in a parking lot (only one row really) that was running but empty. That's when dd saw a little dog on the center arm-rest waiting for her owner. She had a tiny little pink cast on one of her front paws!! She was just so cute! Dd and I still go "awww" when we bring her up.
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Posted: 9/25/2012 2:07:06 AM
Mine occurred just this evening with moose visiting my yard. A cow and calf were making their way around the neighborhood and spent a good chunk of time in our yard. It was really fun to watch them exploring. Nibbling on our lawn chairs the garden fence. The calf started taking out the lawn markers for snowplowing that my husband just put in and playing with mom, adorable! I was even able to stand on our porch above them taking pictures. It doesn't matter how many times I see moose I'm still always fascinated by watching them especially when I get to be so close for so long!
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PeaNut 29,130
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Posted: 9/25/2012 3:53:22 AM
On Saturday morning I asked my almost 18 year old ds to do me a favor. I had three dresses I had ordered and needed to choose one for my upcoming wedding. I was trying them on and having him take pictures with my phone so I could text them to my daughter, sister and friend. When I put on my favorite of the three and came out he just looked at me and said "wow Mom, you look really pretty." I haven't been able to get that out of my mind since...Such a sweet sentiment from my "baby."

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