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Mike K
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With all the angst about all the horrible things that happened this past year (and yes, there was much to be angry about), and with all the deaths that happened this past year (and yes, it feels like a longer list than usual), I would like to acknowledge that there was good that came out of this year. I am looking for posts that reflect this sentiment.

Posts can be about anything, personal or not, but I'm just looking for something nice that one can reflect on.

I'll go first:


Though not a native of the city of Cleveland, I am happy for the long-suffering sports fans of that city, as their championship drought came to end thanks to Lebron James and the Cavaliers. Having experienced but a single championship in Philadelphia since 1983 (with the 2008 Phillies), I can easily imagine how that felt.
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I used to be addicted to the hokey pokey, but then I turned myself around.
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Cubs winning the World Series!



(Sorry Cleveland fans)
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I used to be addicted to the hokey pokey, but then I turned myself around.
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Oh yeah and I found out I'm going to be a Great Aunt for the first time. cool The baby is due any time now.
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We got a pay raise after eight years without one.
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I found an amazing house and filled it with amazing furniture (and board games of course).
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We toilet trained our son and it went really smoothly.
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I didn't gain any weight.
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My wife started working again after being a stay-at-home-mom for close to 10 years. Substitute teacher's aid at the same school my kids go to. She's picking up slots for the special ed classes, extra remedial small group studies etc, not full blown classes. Doesn't need a teaching degree. She keep getting asked back by the teachers, she's even started subbing at another school.

Totally out her comfort zone - she originally signed up for office subbing - but she's enjoying it, getting to know the kids, and keeps signing back up for available slots.

Not a lot of money, but it helps, and it's an important step forward to getting back to work full time. Big positive step for us.

The other big good thing was my dad, back in Scotland, remarrying after my mum passed away a couple of years ago. He was heartbroken, terribly lonely, and his new wife seems really nice & just what he needed. The marriage's caused a lot of strife with parts of my immediate family, but he seems in a good place. It's helped our long distance relationship immensely too.
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I finished my PhD thesis after ten years' work.
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sunkencheerio wrote:
Cubs winning the World Series!



(Sorry, not sorry, Cleveland fans)

FIFY cool
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I had a Roast Beef sandwich today. It was pretty good.
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I finally playtested my comprehensive WW2 game in November after working on it here and there for over a year.
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After many years of being away from backpacking, I finally got some new gear and took my son out for 5 days in the backcountry of Wyoming. It was my son's first time truly backpacking and it felt great to get back out there.



And then later in the year, I took my daughter for 3 days in the backcountry of West Virginia where we got rained on, frozen, snowed on, and wind-blown for the best 3 days. We had the greatest time together.



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I reached my lowest weight since 2002, again. After weighing over 30 lbs more in 2013.

Also found a book that is helping me A LOT to refocus on being happy in every moment of my life!!! (wish I had found it decades ago!)
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I got a new job working with great people.


Number 4 is on the way and she's a girl. Which will be a new kind of adventure after having three boys.
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We put our youngest into a much better school and he has responded by developing an enthusiastic interest in learning!

My wife and I both remain employed and financially solvent.

Westworld

I flew a Cessna 172.

The drought in Northern California has started to ease.

We made it around the Sun one more time!
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Boots01 wrote:
I finished my PhD thesis after ten years' work.


CONGRATS!!!!! I finished mine December 2015 so I can't count it for 2016 but it sure feels great!!!! I guess I could say that this was my first year as a bona fide Dr.
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EgorjLileli wrote:
I reached my lowest weight since 2002, again. After weighing over 30 lbs more in 2013.

Also found a book that is helping me A LOT to refocus on being happy in every moment of my life!!! (wish I had found it decades ago!)


Care to share the title?
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sunkencheerio wrote:
Oh yeah and I found out I'm going to be a Great Aunt for the first time. cool The baby is due any time now.

Great Aunt? More like Absolutely Fanastic Aunt.
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Boots01 wrote:
I finished my PhD thesis after ten years' work.


Congratulations doctor. Hopefully you'll have a lot more free time for games this year.
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1. My wife remained cancer free! This is by far the most important thing!
2. My type 2 diabetes remained under control!
3. Our daughter got a teaching assistant-ship at her university, so they are paying for her masters degree!
4. Our son doesn't completely hate his undergraduate program!
5. The Penguins won the Stanley Cup!!!

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MABBY wrote:
sunkencheerio wrote:
Oh yeah and I found out I'm going to be a Great Aunt for the first time. cool The baby is due any time now.

Great Aunt? More like Absolutely Fanastic Aunt.


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In March of 2016, I got a new job. I am still there and I still enjoy it.
The pay is not bad either. Woohoo.

I am very grateful to have it!
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My kids got to see snow for the first time, and I finally finished my prototype dungeon crawler!
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