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Essorant
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Are you happy?
serenity blaze
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1 posted 04-21-2009 02:53 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

deliriously so...

Ron
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Are you hungry?
serenity blaze
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3 posted 04-21-2009 03:53 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I could eat somethin'.

Y'askin' me out?
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4 posted 04-21-2009 04:05 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch


Yep.

serenity blaze
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5 posted 04-21-2009 05:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'll let Ron off the hook. But? Rumor has it that I may be going back to The Beach House tomorrow, and if you should happen to show up, it wouldn't be like a ...date, right?

Last week the band featured two sax players.

And that made me happy, too! Catch the red eye, guys, I've got a couple of gorgeous girls that are light on their feet, and hey, it's still crawfish season too, and The Beach House is a bar and restaurant so it wouldn't be all about the booze. *hic* (I'll pass on the "special" though--pork chops? naw)

Seriously? I'm feeling soooo much better! I planted a new garden since we had to have the yard re-graded anyhow (is that tax deductable in a flood zone?) and? I lost five more lbs and I have some sweeeeeeeet brown jeans too! And right now I'm looking at some energy efficient tinting for our windows and I just found a gorgeous inventory at an online shop that's really reasonably priced. (Is that tax deductible? I'm pretty sure it is.)

I'm not sure about the stained glass stuff, but I'm sure I can find a prettier design that plain tint.

Let's see...next Tuesday is my son's performance at UNO (He's in that choral thingie) AND the weather is just fabulous today, too.

OH.

I'm still not quite up to really extensive gardening, so I gave the pond that my nephew gave me to my neighbor who is putting it in his yard, complete with waterfall, by my window, so that I can enjoy it too. (Sweet, huh?)

I just finished my antibiotics, and I can actually HEAR again, and all of my daughter's medical tests came back with no alarming frownie faces as well.

I've been working on some new projects with writing as well and I just found a very interesting almost brand new Literary Fest in New Orleans called Saints and Sinners, which might be more my style than the veddy proper folks at the Faulkner thingie. (They are nice, but that's in August and it's just too damned hot to do anything in New Orleans in August.)

My daughter and I are getting along this week, and she's due to graduate High School in May.

Is all this considered gloating?

*shrug*

I thought maybe it might be refreshing for ya'll to hear something positive from me after all the miseries I've plopped on these blue pages for all these years.

So yes, Ess.

I'm happy.

*grin*

The Beach House, buddy. Be there or be square. (Two saxophones....it's FANTASTIC.)

OH. And get this? I have a ticket to see Def Leppard in August, and my hubby promised me that if AC/DC comes anywhere within driving distance, he'll definitely take me to that. (The only thing better would be if Kit could manage to come to that.)

And I woke up singing again today...

"Fish gotta swim, Birds gotta fly..."

------------------------------->zip!

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Ah...here it is. Not sure if I understand this, but I found it.


2009 Tax Credit for Window Film  
Under section 25C of the Internal Revenue Code (I.R.C.), homeowners can now receive a 30 percent tax credit up to $1,500 on the costs of "qualified energy efficiency improvements," including solar control window film on windows, doors, and skylights. This tax credit applies to improvements made to a home from Jan. 1, 2009 through Dec. 31, 2009. Tax credits are available for many types of home improvements, and are listed on www.energystar.gov.

A tax credit is more valuable than a tax deduction. Unlike a tax deduction, which reduces the amount of income subject to tax, a tax credit directly reduces the amount of income tax you have to pay. To receive the tax credit, consumers are required to submit the 2009 version of IRS Form 5695 with their 2009 Income Tax Return. Forms will be available for downloadable at www.energystar.gov or www.irs.gov.

After purchasing qualifying home window tint from SnapTint.com, copies of the sales invoice and the manufacturer's certification statement should be saved. Please download and save the document below.


Huan Yi
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.


I enlisted in the Marine Corps
in 1969 while still 17.
Everyone told me I would die,
or worst.

How could I not be happy
and not an idiot?


.
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Yes.
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What is happiness except for an increase in the dopamergenic avaliability between neural synapses... :P

Kisses and Hugs

"Our Father who art in Heaven... Hallowed be thy name..."

serenity blaze
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10 posted 04-24-2009 05:54 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Kith?

If happiness were all about a chemical, I'd have found it long ago. And I would have "tweaked" it until it lasted.

I think, most respectfully, you are describing a MOOD.

Happiness lasts through that...or maybe I've just come to a point in my life where satisfaction and happiness equates.

?
Susan Caldwell
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  I am happy because Karen is so damn happy....

also...

I am post-op again and although they didn't solve the issue, I have come to terms with it.   that is half the battle in life.

My kids are doing okay and by the end of the year I will have double the grand children..at the age of 45 I will have 4 grandchildren.  That is a blessing.  

I found some books that outline some things more on my level..and these have helped me find some peace and grounding.

In the end it's all about me being happy with who I am and, well, I am.

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

Bob K
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     Misleading question.

     Even people who are clinically depressed, if you work with them accurately and closely enough, will have areas of happiness, depending on how you go about defining them and how you go about presenting them.

     At the current moment, one of the things that I am is happy.  I am also sad, because I miss my father; pleased, that some work that I'm doing on some poems is going well; frustrated, that I haven't gotten together a packet of poems to send out to magazines in a long time; envious, that others have careers as poets that I don't have; and the list could go on for quite a bit longer.

     I am not any one thing, any one part of who I am, but I may be some sort of construction of the whole group of them.  Even that may not be completely true, since it leaves out my relationships with the people in my world and in the world at large, and with "The Non-human Environment," not to mention any of the other potential worlds that may be out there that may or may not affect me.

    We need a better way of talking about the question.

     I say this not simply because I want to be a pain in the butt, though in this case I find that I do, but because I've found that people I've known and worked with have really made themselves unhappy and even at least psychologically sick by accepting that question without challenging it, and allowing themselves to be boxed in as being less complicated than they in fact are.
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13 posted 04-25-2009 08:40 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I knew someone would argue with me.



teasin' ya BobK!

Bob K
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     Man's gotta have some fun, Kiddo.
Susan Caldwell
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"We need a better way of talking about the question."

Holy crap, what a Debbie Downer...



I am still happy.  Considering my neighbor seems to have gotten into the habit of shooting at people when he gets *upset* at a party, and said party's guest broke my fence trying to flee the war zone (terrified people I might add) and the cops said they can't do anything....I am STILL happy.  I even managed to control my unhappy wishes toward the gun welding neighbor, reminding myself that I didn't want it back threefold.

I think that is some good happy Karma for me.  

Karen, how is your daughter doing?  

hahaha I got the inappropriate content slap! *upset* used to be another word

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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16 posted 04-26-2009 02:13 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

She's doiing fine, Suze.

In fact, all the votes aren't all in--I'm pretty sure she was voted most talented senior!



And yes, we're finding a little peace, now.

but OW, I'm sore. I haven't gardened in years, and yesterday was a big day. It might be a good day for ...nuthin'.

love you, babe!

And Bob, I realize that a depressed person suddenly announcing she's happy rings alarm bells, but trust that I'm not as all, :bounce" as that.

I have moods. But for the most part, I'm happy.

I kept seeing the glass as half empty so?

I added ice!
Susan Caldwell
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I wish I knew how to garden! meh..

Glad to hear she is doing well.  Most talented in a general sense or in a specific area?

Come on over Karen, I have plenty of ice!

Love you happily!



"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~
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Completely off topic but I Love pip ever sience i have been here all i have seen is openness and welcoming so i think for that reason alone i am euphoric!!!!

   May the stars be your guide,
           ,Alex
 
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