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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Oct 25, 2018 08:26 pm

phalarope wrote:A classroom project I supported through DonorsChoose was fully funded today. The teacher wanted enough copies of Norse Mythology by Neil himself for her entire class (Neil tweeted about the campaign). I went through all the funding requests to find all that requested any Gaiman, Pratchett, or other good fantasy/sci-fi books for their classrooms. Additional pledges made. :D Now to hope they all get fully funded.

I may send one of the teachers a set of Tiffany books directy, as a Terryvangelist and to provide books with a girl protagonist. 'Cause boys should read about girls, too.


Link? I'll donate!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby I.B.Igor » Thu Oct 25, 2018 08:33 pm

Yesterday in bright sunshine, at one pm , my son Timothy got married to his long time fiancee Caroline ( Caz to her friends ) it wa a gorgeous day.
They married in a small upper hall of the square tower old portsmouth, and carried on the nuptuals in the Holiday Inn, the Bride looked beutiful, in a stunning dress, I saw her attempting to compose herself, on the arm of her Father before he walked her down the isle. ( at that point i just cried ! ) :D I handed over the correct rings at the correct time, and Caz and Tim got married!

The wedding photographer was funny, geeky and plain nuts, took so may shots I think they may end up with three wedding albums not one. He stayed on way after he was contracted too, as he was having so much fun.
Tim and Caz had the usual first dance, then they and a few of the friends they do swing dancing with, took to the floor, and Caz in a floor length gown with train, managed a few complicated routines, and at the end they got a round of applause from us all.
Great day, great weather, great food, and the start of a great marrige. I promise to get some pictures on here, as soon as I get my hands on the U.S.B stick with the best shots on it. One tired but proud Mum. :D
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Postby Nonny Mouse » Fri Oct 26, 2018 01:34 am

Yay congratulations!!!!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Fri Oct 26, 2018 04:47 pm

Wonderful, excellent, superior news! Congratulations all round. A happy wedding is full of hope, something we all need right about now.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby phalarope » Fri Oct 26, 2018 05:00 pm

Nonny Mouse wrote:
phalarope wrote:A classroom project I supported through DonorsChoose was fully funded today. The teacher wanted enough copies of Norse Mythology by Neil himself for her entire class (Neil tweeted about the campaign). I went through all the funding requests to find all that requested any Gaiman, Pratchett, or other good fantasy/sci-fi books for their classrooms. Additional pledges made. :D Now to hope they all get fully funded.

I may send one of the teachers a set of Tiffany books directy, as a Terryvangelist and to provide books with a girl protagonist. 'Cause boys should read about girls, too.


Link? I'll donate!

The Norse Mythology project is fully funded, so is closed, but there are others that support literacy. The link to the main project search page is https://www.donorschoose.org/. The two projects I really want to see funded just now are https://www.donorschoose.org/project/mrs-hogans-reliable-readers/3386075/and https://www.donorschoose.org/project/got-books-please-share-your-love-of-rea/3608135/. The first one is requesting The Graveyard Book, the first Harry Potter, and The Island of the Blue Dolphins, among many others, for a classroom library. The second wants to give all of her students personal copies of the 13th Diary of A Wimpy Kid. The first is withing $250 of being funded. The second is probably a lost cause, but sometimes non-profits come in as last minute angels if they see individual donations trending up.

Nonny, if you like this cause, you can donate to projects closer to home. I have supported several schools near me which are in a county with a low budget overall, and especially education.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Fri Oct 26, 2018 06:45 pm

Went to see Bohemian Rhapsody. We waited for a showing in a screen with a decent sound system (our smaller screens wouldn't do it justice).

Do expect a great tale, do expect to need tissues (they included a scene in an AIDs clinic) and do expect some of the greatest music of the last century.

The guys they cast are good, they have totally re-filmed the videos but they do such a great job that they looked like the originals.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:37 am

I've found a way to repurpose my Halloween / Death tealight holders :D :D :D

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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Sandra » Tue Nov 27, 2018 03:18 pm

Headed out just after lunch - we need a new xmas tree (we're still using one from Woolies!) - passing a nearby school and there was a woman walking her dog...

She went around a pole one way - the dog went the other... Woman laughs at dog and walks around the pole - with the dog following. Thankfully she was laughing hard by this point (and the rain hadn't started).

By the time I passed she was still trying to untangle her dog.
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Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:23 pm

Best. Christmas. Decoration. Ever. :D :D :D
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Catch-up » Mon Dec 03, 2018 09:57 pm

This is going to sound awful, but telling someone to go (bleep) themselves cheered me up. I closed the FB community group I admin'ed a few months ago, but a community issue came up that I was asked to add my voice to. It was a heated situation and it took a lot of effort for me to rally the energy to participate. We've had an intense year. Two family deaths and the the death of a beloved pet. So I was really tapped, but wanted to help because I knew it was important. I had someone I considered, if not a friend, a friendly acquaintance, accuse me of only participating because I felt left out!! I gave her the typical go high response, very diplomatic, then I thought wait a minute. No. And followed up with the other response. I'd done nothing to this woman to warrant that kind of treatment. So telling her that felt really refreshing!
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Nonny Mouse » Tue Dec 04, 2018 02:39 am

Hooray for you! :lol:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Penners » Tue Dec 04, 2018 08:48 am

Sometimes, it just has to be done. :D
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Grace Speaker » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:05 am

Penners wrote:Sometimes, it just has to be done. :D
I agree! Well done for standing up to her, Catch-up :thumbl:
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:29 am

Of course she has no self awareness, so it certainly didn't shame her, but it made me feel better. 8)

IB Igor, I loved reading about the wedding! It sounds like it was amazing.
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Re: What Cheered You Up? - Deck the Halls...

Postby Catch-up » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:55 am

Have to tell this story because I know you guys will get a kick out of it. The above incident happened this past Saturday. I was inexplicably wide awake at 3am. Finally gave up and got up around 4am. Derek got up a few hours later and while he was eating his cereal, I told him how long I'd been a awake. And followed it up with, "But that's ok! I've been really productive. I finished the photo book, worked out and told someone to go (bleep) themselves." He just slowly took another bite of cereal and then asked, "Um... who did you tell to go (bleep) themselves?" I explained and he just said, "Ok. Want to go furniture shopping?" :lol: Way to roll with it!
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