Three positive things, day forty six

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That was a fairly average Saturday.

The first positive thing was receiving an awesome picture from my #awesomewife of the three kids playing at a park, which has become my new desktop picture.

The second positive thing was fixing a bunch more things in a Drupal plugin for interacting with Twitter; I'll be releasing the full update in a day or two.

The third positive thing was getting some ukulele practice time, and showing Kian how to strum :) He wanted to nuts just smacking the strings, but for a little bit I got him to strum gently. Tomorrow (Sunday) I'm going to spend some time with his brothers showing them a few bits that I've learned on it.

Three positive things, day forty five

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That was the end of a busy week.

The first positive thing was ended my work week on a high note, though you won't get to see the fruits of the labor for a little while.

The second positive thing was the whole family going for a post-dinner walk to a book store. We parked our car in one parking lot and walked along a trail half a mile to the book store, then back again. At the store we found Sandra Boynton's newest book, Spookie Pookie, which AFAIK is her first Halloween-themed book. And yes, it's another great one :)

The third positive thing was picking up Eddie Vedder's Ukulele Songs album, which will be a kind-of long-term goal for my personal journey learning the instrument.

Three positive things, day thirty six

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Finally getting back to finishing writing on the day the fun happened. Doh!

The first positive thing today was my annual review at work. It went rather well, other than the fire alarm that caused an impromptu ten minute recess. ;-) More news soon. Or something.

The second positive thing was Kian finally starting to use a name for our 8yo rather than using the same word he uses for our 11yo. While he isn't quite able to say the word "Liam", saying "Yum" at least helps us understand who he's referring to. And it's funny hearing him say it :)

The third positive thing was jumping in for a quick round of Just Dance with the kids, in which I once again got a high score for Daft Punk's "Da Funk", besting my previous score. I'd resisted getting these games before, but we're having quite a lot of fun with them!

Three positive things, day thirty five

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A busy Tuesday, work-wise, but there was still time for some good parts.

The first positive thing was sitting with Kian as he watched a bit of "My Neighbor Totoro", and watching him clap and cheer when the tree grows :-) It's my favorite movie and it was just wonderful to see him enjoy it so much.

The second positive thing was getting by to my ukulele class, having missed it for the previous two weeks. The instructor is just amazing, I feel so lucky to have a chance to learn a fun instrument from someone who's both an incredibly skilled player and a brilliant teacher.

The third positive thing was arriving home from the class to hear that our eldest had done a great job of taking care of his baby brother while their mom had a bit of a break.

Three positive things, day thirty three

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(posting a few days late)

That was a fun Sunday. A funday Sunday. A Sunday funday.

The first positive thing was my awesomewife having some painkillers when I decided to throw out my back & neck while making sandwiches for a picnic. It seems my body was repulsed at the thought of eating a sandwich at a park and decided to make its opinion known by causing me pain and making me unable to move much. Thankfully a combination of heavy duty muscle cream, pain killers and a muscle relaxant had resolved the problem by the next day.

The second positive thing was discovering a pretty nice park in Western Massachusetts. It's close to some stores we go to occasionally, so times we go shopping there we now have a park to take the kids to so they can burn off some energy.

The third positive thing was visiting some old friends whom we hadn't seen in a few months. We've both had some changes in our lives since we last saw each other, so it was nice to catch up. It was particularly interesting to hear stories of being an extra in the forthcoming third Ghostbusters movie, so I can't wait to see it to see if we can spot her :)

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