Inspired by @barefootmeds and @lexie_elyse who listed things that made them happy in August.
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    September 1st: bought myself flowers, just because.
    I've given some Farmgirl Flowers as gifts, but i finally caved and bought some for myself. They came wrapped in an adorable burlap wrap. And they're beautiful! I think I'm going to get them for myself once every month or two. πŸ’πŸŒ»πŸŒΊπŸŒΎπŸŒ·
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    September 2nd: Met with a former undergrad professor about my graduate school plans.
    She was so nice and supportive and told me she thought I was looking at the right programs. And she suggested two other programs and offered to connect me with about 8 other people. Supportive processors, ftw! πŸŽ“πŸ““
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    September 4th: Beach day adventures for Labor Day.
    My friend Kavita and I took our dogs to Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach, NC. We walked the trails, went to the beach and had a truly excellent seafood dinner. It was my dog Moe's first trip to the beach. It was the best day. πŸ‘―πŸΆπŸ–
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    September 8th: Family Harvest
    My sister's boyfriend Chris manages a vineyard, so the whole family went up to Boone to help with harvest. Exhausting, but fun. And worth it. πŸ‡
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    September 11th: Lunch catch up with an old friend
    I had a lovely lunch with a friend of mine I'm reconnecting with. I've known her for more than 20 years, and we were roommates for two years in college, but we'd lost touch since then. Her graduate degree is in a field I'm interested in, so it was great talking about that and just generally catching up. We sat at the restaurant for four hours. ❀️❀️❀️
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    September 14th: Dinner with my friend Alison
    Caught up on grad school (her) and grad school plans (me). Ate a lovely dinner and shared a bottle of wine. πŸ‘―πŸ·πŸ½
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    September 16th: surprise cocktails and dinner with my mama
    I'd had a crappy couple of days (my therapist told me she was leaving her practice, and things with my new sister were going pretty terribly), so my mom came up to have an unplanned dinner and drinks with me. ❀️🍽🍷🍹
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    September 18th: got in a full 5 hours in of GRE prep
    Okay, so I haven't taken a math class in 15 years, so the math section presents a bit of a challenge, but I'm getting there! πŸ’ͺ
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    September 20th: bought myself new nail polish
    I'm the type of person who rarely wears makeup, but boy do I love nail polish. It's a little thing, but a new bottle always makes me feel better. πŸ’…
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    September 23rd -25th: my mom spent the weekend with me!
    It was the best! We went to brunch, compared notes on genealogical research, I cooked and baked, and she helped me clean/organize my apartment. She's the best! ❀️❀️❀️
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    September 30th: made dinner for my parents.
    I was going out of town, so they and to pick up my dog, and I made them dinner before they left. Lovely evening. ❀️❀️❀️