July 2015

Three positive things, day twelve

After being in NYC for two days, it was time to go home.

The first positive thing was our luck with NYC traffic holding up and our drive home only taking 3 1/2 hours - no stops this time. We had some breakfast and were on the road by just after 8am, and made it home by a quarter to twelve. And I got to chat with my friend Matt for the whole drive. So lots of awesome there.

The second positive thing was Kian started doing the "Bob" part from Sandra Boynton's book "Fifteen Animals" to hilarious effect :-D I'll have to put together a video of it.

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Three positive things, day eleven

This was my second day in NYC.

The first positive thing was seeing some of my coworkers and people I've gotten to know in the Drupal community over the past few years. Not being able to see your coworkers in person can definitely be a disadvantage of working from home, so it's good to take these opportunities to meet up with them.

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Three positive things, day one

You might not know it, but I have a bit of a negative personality - I have a tendency of pointing out negative things about something rather than start with praising the positive. While it may not seem like a huge deal, when this is my automatic reaction, and because I still haven't worked my way out of the habit, my wife asked me to try something to change it.

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Three positive things, day two

So, as part of my "Three Positive Things" self therapy, here's my list for today.

Firstly, I applied my patent-pending "Australia" technique to turn an grumpy & fussing li'l monster into a giggling toddler - I held him upside-down :-) While this technique may not work for very long - he's likely to outgrow it - it works rather well at the moment.

Secondly, I had a ukulele class with our eldest, a friend, and a really cool teacher. But no, my dog doesn't have any fleas, despite the teacher's insistence that he does. ;-)

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Three positive things, day four

So today was a little different - my wife took our kids on an adventure drive to some parks around Nashua while I worked on some things. There were still some highlights :)

The first item was watching a few rather surprising movies, specifically "Faults" and "The One I Love." Neither was what I was expecting, based upon the trailer, and kudos to Gavin Rothery for the recommendation on the latter.

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Three positive things, day six

(This should have been posted last night but I forgot. Doh.)

A work-laden day still had some good stuff.

The first positive thing was - you guessed it - kittens. They were let out for a few hours around lunchtime and again after dinner time. One thing that was particularly cool was watching them play on Kian's small indoor slide - perfectly, disgustingly cute :)

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Three positive things, day eight

Three quick things tonight.

First off - yes, kittens. Today we left the basement door open, instead of keeping it closed. Our upstairs cat, Bolt, appreciated this as it meant he could go have some food or use the litter whenever he wanted, instead of waiting for us to open the door to the stairs. The two kittens explored a little bit, but were a little apprehensive of the huge open space so still stayed up stairs, where they spent almost the entire day bouncing around, jumping onto counters, and climbing the curtains. Because kittens.

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