Saturday, January 25, 2014

Happy BIts #25

Oh my - I'm in love all over again with the Outlander world.  
Today's feast - 

'Speak Outlander Lesson 3' Mo Nighean Donn
I lost my balance at Jamie's 'say it with me'.  
*This* is marketing!!

The voices in my head ...

And this article - insightful and powerful
How not to say the wrong thing - comfort IN, dump OUT

Friday, January 24, 2014

Happy Bits #24

Got a call from our house alarm company this afternoon, advising that one of our sensors indicated a break-in.  Police had already been dispatched.  Favourite Husband was called, he was nearby and almost home.  Alarm company updated the police dispatch with the vehicle he was driving so they would know he should be there.  Fortunately, looks like just a failed sensor.  No break-in, no footprints in the snow, no harm no foul.  Tech will be at the house tomorrow to fix the sensor.  Relief!!!

Who knew?  Check out this rainbow in the candle smoke!

The reason that a candle can make this rainbow is because microscopic paraffin droplets are a byproduct of the combustion. When light hits the droplets, it refracts into the visible light spectrum just like a prism.
Photograph by Grover Schraye

This one gave me a belly laugh - some days are this frustrating ...

For my favourite husband!

 In my head, I *know* this ... some days are better than others for bring the positive voices to the front of the crowd so they can be heard :)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Happy Bits #23

What a fun enquiry came in today. One of the ladies that I'd worked with a few years ago, followed her heart - she went back to school for her MBA, and while there found a life mate.  They married, moved half a world away.  Now they have a little guy and a littler gal.  The request - to see if I'd be interested in putting together a quilt with some of their baby clothes.  Would I be interested?  HellYa!  

But ... have to get some electrical outlets downstairs, start unpacking and organizing all the quilting stuff.  So the conversation is started, will see where it leads!

Trolling for some inspiration for this idea ...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy Bits #22

A difficult day for finding happy bits, have to admit.  

Enjoying dinner out with my favourite husband was definitely the highlight. 

The margarita was yummy!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy Bits #21

Vacation time is booked - a week in the sunshine coming up shortly!! 
Wohoo :)

Diana Gabaldon - loved her Outlander series books - discovered there is a series coming up that looks hot hot hot! 

Hot on the ice - the Norway men's curling team has had some snazzy gear - this year's outfits for the Olympics ...
Team Norway
Mind you, I'm still betting on Team Jacobs for the win :)
AND ... I got a whole faceful of playing with databases today.  
This makes me very happy.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Bits #20

Scrabble!!  Online games with FB friends.  
Always a lover of words and word games, am happy to spread a game of Scrabble over a few days.

Bailey's!  On the rocks, please.

Humour!  So many postings full of wit and creativity.  This one was today's literal 'laugh out loud'.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Bits #19

This blustery, cold day was perfect for naps!

Even on a lazy day, still amused by data ...

And this interesting self-help thought ...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Happy Bits #18

Love it when my transition lenses on my glasses get a workout :)  Lots of sunshine today, set off nicely with the crisp, clean snow.

Fun finds today .. both made me literally laugh out loud!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Bits #17

Fresh snow overnight, the evergreens boughs are filled with snow.  It's like breathing in beauty.

More Dr Who fun - delightful!

 We have staff bio's posted on our intranet, to help get to know people you may not be able to meet very often.  Today was the day to update the info - mine still is pretty much what I want to publish, only updating which anniversary DH and I celebrate this year - 33!  In his arms is still the best place to be in the world.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Happy Bits #16

A little twist on 'happy bits' ... had a wonderful opportunity to work with an extraordinary person today who listens ... really listens ... and helps you challenge yourself to ask big questions, think deeply, reflect on your purpose and passion.  

It's rather freeing.

The voices in my head are buzzing ... 

How do I fit in?

Am I being true to myself?
I know for sure that if I keep doing the things I've been doing, the outcome will be the same.  The definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result (Einstein).  

Keep asking questions, work towards getting to the yellow fellow below ...

Finished the day with this clip from The Tenors.  In the coffee shop, in the opera house, in the concert hall, in the kitchen ... I could listen to The Tenors at Starbucks all day long.  Soothes the soul ...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happy Bits #15

I love data.  Love working with data. Wrassling with data.  Finding connections within data.  Making reports look easy and beautiful. 

We have some fabulous databases at work, and today I was able to find some elusive pieces to pull into reports.  

Woot woot!  Wahoo! Love it!

Autocorrect can be such fun - BBM'ing my DH to confer about last minute things I need to pick up on my way home - I think I'm saying 'Cheerios' - gets corrected to 'Cheetos'.  So I just had to get both :0

Fun nonsense for the day- "Which Muppet Are You?"  turns out I'm ...

Sweetums ...
You’re rough around the edges and a sucker for lullabies. You enjoy wandering and your friends may occasionally (accidentally) leave you behind, but you usually find a way to be exactly where you need to be.

Yup, sounds about right ;)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy Bits #14

There was still sunshine when I headed out of the office for the day today! Feels so much better when the days get longer and we have brighter sunshine - a promise of spring :)

This is how it *should* look!
My always-resourceful DH fixed our vacuum today.  I banished it to a corner of the garage on the weekend when it was misbehaving - there was something out of place and I could not get it all lined up again to stand up.  Today, it's all better :)

The 'Wings have had their spa days - they're all ready to be taken out and lead us on to our next adventures ...

A few odds and ends that made me laugh today ...

The Wookie cat - could be Jack!

Yes, I will!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy Bits #13

I've been putting off, not motivated enough to get it done, whatever ... today, finally, got my "hairs did"!  (That's my wonderful SIL's saying - makes me smile - especially in a southern drawl, y'all.)

Haircuts are refreshing - a good scalp massage, a transformation, even if there is stress in thinking about how to cut it, and worry that the stylist will completely butcher your hair.  I've learned to insist that thinning shears are not welcome.

Tonight's stylist was a delight!  One of the things we established in trying to figure out how to cut, is that my hair is sometimes under a motorcycle helmet and hard to look good after a day like that ... which of course leads to all kinds of fun discussions about the wonderful rides we've been fortunate enough to experience.

My wonderful DH dropped me off and headed to TSC to check out battery chargers ... while he was out he also stopped in at an electronics store and discovered a whole whack of Dr Who stuff that we went back to enjoy.  A bunch of fun Tardis things, sonic flashlights, Darlik's.  More delight!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Bits #12

Watched the All-Star Curling Skins final this afternoon - what a hoot!  Love the all-star mix and match of fan-voted curlers.  Wonderful curlers, teammates this weekend with curlers who are usually rivals.  It was a heart-warming display of the spirit of sportsmanship with each and every one of these men - and the shot-making was *a.m.a.z.i.n.g*!

We've named the rock in our front yard our 'weather rock' - today it was casting a shadow - sunshine beaming down warming it up!

Have been following Luann Kessi's blogspot for a long time - inspired by her sketches ... she's been doing different leaf designs over the last little while - LOVE this one!

Secret Garden BOM 2016

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