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This idea is form a Dutch coeliac forum that I also visit. It's guaranteed to bring a smile to your face anytime.

Right, let me start off.

I'm happy today because it's Sinterklaas, a traditional Dutch holiday. When I arrived at work today Sinterklaas was at the factory gates, together with a lot of Pieten. Every worker got a present, it was a wind-up flashlight which can be used without batteries. Very handy for emergencies or camping trips. Thank you Sinterklaas! We also got a chocolate initial, which luckily was gluten-free.

This weekend I have baked kruidnoten, tiny spiced cookies which are traditional at Sinterklaas. My co-workers loved them and said they never expected a diet-food product to taste this good. It may be food intended for a medical diet, but it shouldn't have to taste that way ;) Tonight there are friends coming over for dinner. I've bought them each a small present and dressed those up like Sint and Piet.

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Happy Sinterklaas!

I am happy that I woke up this morning and that I have a low stress day today. I am also happy that my Christmas shopping is done and will have fun wrapping and packing stuff off for shipping to my family in plenty of time to beat the rush.

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I am happy for many reasons - I am blessed with more than I need. My husband is supportive and I am cherished. My pantry is bursting full of enthralling ingredients and I get to spend today in the kitchen! :) Although it is very cold outside it is bright and sunny. I strongly dislike our winters BUT this winter it did not rain before the snow came so it is not too slippery to walk outside which I will do this afternoon. I am alive to live another day. :)

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I'm happy because God has blessed me richly. I grew up in the best family a person could hope for, with wonderful, loving, supportive parents. I am living in the place I love best. I am doing what I love for a living. I am surrounded by true friends. The Christmas decorations look festive, the music is fun to play, and the coffee tastes good.

AND, the custom made guitar I ordered last year is finally done and I will probably have it in my hands by Friday!!!!! (Merry Christmas to me!)

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bartfull,

If only we could hear you play!! You'll have to youtube it ! :)

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Yes, bartfull, we want to hear you play! Hooray for low stress, full pantries, and good food! Ellie, are kruidnoten like German pfeffernusse? I've been thinking about baking those this year. I haven't made them for years, not since going gluten-free.

I'm happy today, because it's one day closer to Friday. My baby brother (32 and about a foot taller than me) arrives for a visit on Friday; I haven't seen him in almost three years. He'll get to relax with no stress. And I'll get to feed him good food. Can't wait to see him!

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Ellie, are kruidnoten like German pfeffernusse? I've been thinking about baking those this year. I haven't made them for years, not since going gluten-free.

Pfeffern

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Happy today because my husband made me an awesome dinner tonight, he is on vacation this week but I have to work. He made Scallops Provencal, saute fresh baby spinach and fresh green salad with nuts and cranberries. He's my # 1 support and I'm so thankful for all his support. :rolleyes:

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Happy today because my husband made me an awesome dinner tonight, he is on vacation this week but I have to work. He made Scallops Provencal, saute fresh baby spinach and fresh green salad with nuts and cranberries. He's my # 1 support and I'm so thankful for all his support. :rolleyes:

Your dinner sounds lovely and your husband even more so! Mine is that way, too - he spoils me to bits! His support is unwavering and that is definitely something to be thankful for. :)

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Happy today because it snowed!!! I live in Utah and we have had a mild winter so far. It's nice to see some snow. Happy New Years everyone!!!

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Charese. I live in Utah too. We got snow and within an hour of sunlight every neighbor was shoveling their drive way. We left ours and it was melted by 2 pm. lol

Now it is almost melted off our lawn. I'm happy for a mild winter. But I suspect this winter will last until July. Fireworks in the snow. lol

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I'm happy just because I'm happy. I can't think of a single thing to be upset about. Why not?

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I'm happy today because I actually had enough energy the past 2 days to clean up the house (after a very long time of being too down to get stuff done)...I still have more to do, but it is a start! And I am happy that I have a sister who came over to help go through the kid's things.

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I'm in Utah too. I loved the snow we got! After last spring's serious flooding a mild winter is sounding good.

This morning I'm practically walking on air. I'm making pies and cookies today and going shopping later in the afternoon. ($15 off a purchase of $15 or more is too good to pass up!)

Best of all though, Beauty and the Beast (3D) will be in theaters in two more days. :D I know I'm 34 but it is my very favorite movie. It's the perfect fairy tale of common girl becomes a princess with a female character who has always reminded me of me. I get so excited every time an ad for it comes on the tv that I bounce in my seat, I'm sure my husband can't wait for it to be over. :lol:

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Best of all though, Beauty and the Beast (3D) will be in theaters in two more days. :D I know I'm 34 but it is my very favorite movie. It's the perfect fairy tale of common girl becomes a princess with a female character who has always reminded me of me. I get so excited every time an ad for it comes on the tv that I bounce in my seat, I'm sure my husband can't wait for it to be over. :lol:

I can't wait to see it either! I think I have seen that movie at least 50 times.

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I can't wait to see it either! I think I have seen that movie at least 50 times.

Did you get to go to the sing-a-long in October (or maybe it was September) in 2010? I was just as excited then but couldn't manage to drag my husband along, which really didn't bother me at $17 a ticket. I finally bought the dvd last year and watch it at least once a month.

Also... omg omg omg omg one more day. I already am like a kid Christmas Eve night and can't sleep because I'm so excited.

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Did you get to go to the sing-a-long in October (or maybe it was September) in 2010? I was just as excited then but couldn't manage to drag my husband along, which really didn't bother me at $17 a ticket. I finally bought the dvd last year and watch it at least once a month.

Also... omg omg omg omg one more day. I already am like a kid Christmas Eve night and can't sleep because I'm so excited.

No I didn't, wanted to though and I really hope I will get out to see the 3D one (saved up Christmas money, but I have to pay for daughters ballet recital costume).

We have the movie on VHS and my girls and I watch it probably once a week since it's my youngest girls favorite princess movie (she loves Chip :) ). I really need to get it on DVD soon.

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I am rejoicing today because I have had FOUR consecutive days where my chronic pain has been about a 4/10 which has not happened for a couple of years. Four whole days! Sure, I still hurt a lot but I can do more for longer! I was able to sit for half an hour yesterday. YAY! My doctor started me on a muscle relaxant and analgesic combo that is actually working. My hope that it continues to help and that I can get off the meds soon. I have been on both meds at different times but not together.

Drawback? Stupid weight gain of 7 lb in 7 days. One of the meds top side effect is weight gain. :angry: My dietitian assures me it should level off in a month or so and to be patient. But I just bought some fabulous jeans that no longer do up. :(

My hope is that if I continue to feel better that I will be able to do more physical exercise and that this weight will disappear (plus about 20 other stubborn pounds I need to rid myself of). I also hope that I will not continue to gain any more weight which places additional stress on my spine, core, etc. We will see!

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That's wonderful L2T, I am happy for you.

I am also happy today because I had a 3 hour nap which I really needed.

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I am rejoicing today because I have had FOUR consecutive days where my chronic pain has been about a 4/10 which has not happened for a couple of years. Four whole days! Sure, I still hurt a lot but I can do more for longer! I was able to sit for half an hour yesterday. YAY! My doctor started me on a muscle relaxant and analgesic combo that is actually working. My hope that it continues to help and that I can get off the meds soon. I have been on both meds at different times but not together.

Drawback? Stupid weight gain of 7 lb in 7 days. One of the meds top side effect is weight gain. :angry: My dietitian assures me it should level off in a month or so and to be patient. But I just bought some fabulous jeans that no longer do up. :(

My hope is that if I continue to feel better that I will be able to do more physical exercise and that this weight will disappear (plus about 20 other stubborn pounds I need to rid myself of). I also hope that I will not continue to gain any more weight which places additional stress on my spine, core, etc. We will see!

I'm SO happy you're getting some relief! I hope the trend continues. :D Bummer about the side effect though.

I remember a time when I had put on a few pounds and had to lay back on the bed to fasten my favorite jeans...ah, the good old days. ;)

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I'm happy today because there is a snowstorm coming - I'm off from work so the plan is to curl up by the fireplace & enjoy the fact that I don't have to go out driving in it. Maybe I'll attempt a snowman... I love a lazy, have to do absolutely nothing day like today!!!

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I'm happy today because there is a snowstorm coming - I'm off from work so the plan is to curl up by the fireplace & enjoy the fact that I don't have to go out driving in it. Maybe I'll attempt a snowman... I love a lazy, have to do absolutely nothing day like today!!!

Well, kiddo, are you snowbound and warm and cozy?? :) How are you feeling, BTW!?? Better?!

It's snowing here today (NY) and I am HAPPY because I figured out what was bothering me the past 2 months and messing with my healing curve :( ....bean flours!! yup, beans... as in all legumes. I knew soy was a culprit, but never thought ALL of them could do it....Who'da thunk it?? :rolleyes:

Out they go! Detective work pays off. B)

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I am happy as I get to spend two weeks with my family whom I have not seen for many months as they all live several hours away. Of course cross contamination is a concern so I will be doing all the cooking at all four homes I will be staying at. For that I am thankful because if I cannot cook for more than about two days I get antsy. I am going to be introducing my family to more interesting ingredients I will be taking along! :P

The sun is shining brightly and it is calm outside which is rare as we live on the prairies. It is still cold but no longer -35F so I am going to bundle up and go for a walk in the park. :)

We have two Europe trips booked for 2012 and it is so wonderful to have things to be excited about and look forward to. :D

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