100 Days of Happiness

Yes, that monster fatigue caught me off guard again last night (and today as I will explain later) so another double post.  Please forgive me…

Day 81 – I had just enough energy to make it to one store to look for two more Christmas gifts for my daughter and niece.  To my surprise, they had the popular one I thought they would be out of (an expansion pack for the game Cards Against Humanity… can be quite a fun game, but you have to watch who you play it with as it is not a game that suits everyone) and I got the next to last copy of the game (The Game Of Phones) I wanted.  It is always a guessing game what they will run out of, but this was a good shopping trip with no out of stocks!  Hooray… I am two gifts closer to being done with my Christmas shopping!

Day 82 – Today has been a day to take care of myself and take it easy.  I realized I have had something going on every day this week even if it was only a trip to the doctor that day.  I have been on the go every day.  So today was my day to relax.  My boyfriend and I started watching Quantico on Netflix.  And I even managed to put my fatigue at rest with two short naps today.  One this afternoon I kind of planned.  Tonight however, it just kind of happened.  But that is ok.  It is my body’s way of saying I needed some rest and I got it.  I was happy to have a day to recharge a bit!

In A Different League

I am trying something new.  One of the wonderful writers I follow has a writing prompt I am giving a try.  It is a ten word challenge and I think I accomplished something reasonably coherent from the blend of all the words.  Not quite my usual style, but it is a challenge after all.  Let me know what you think and join in the challenge if you would like.

This is the word list…

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And this is the original post – Sumyanna Writes

Here goes…

 

I manage a shy smile…

Inside I am giddy with excitement

But I am too scared to let it show

My heart is about to pop out of my chest

There is no doubt I am in awe of him

But I punish myself with words of failure

Sure he can only see the bad in me

And there is no hope for a future

In addition to my internal fears

There is a steady supply of women

Willing to trot in front of him and bat their eyes

Why would he want someone plain like me

I look away from his chiseled features

And that five o’clock shadow he never shaves

Sure he is way out of my league

I suddenly see a shadow cross the base of my table

I look up into heaven as he smiles down at me…

Day 80 – 100 Days of Happiness

I know I mentioned before that my boyfriend had to work on Thanksgiving.  We adapted our dinner to a different day and really didn’t mind too much as we still had a time for family to be together.  The really nice thing though is that because he worked that day he earned a special discount shopping night where instead of saving 10% on purchases he saved 25%.  So we had a long shopping trip tonight stocking up the pantry and buying a few Christmas gifts.  We kept it within our budget and found some good deals.  Shopping is always more fun when you can do it with bargains.  And I am now a few gifts closer to being done with Christmas shopping too.

Day 79 – 100 Days of Happiness

Today was my weekly doctor visit.. I was tired and I hurt but I forced myself to walk the block to the clinic.  It was still nearly 40°F out today and with this being the first of December I know we are not going to have temps above freezing much longer.  So I made myself walk today and I was happy I did it.  I still hurt worse when it was done, I felt exhausted when I got there but it was something good for me accomplished for the day.

I think today made me want to get back to the warm water therapy I did for a while.  It was an exercise I could do that did not cause near as much pain due to the low impact, but it was still a workout.  If I had the money that is what I would do at least 2 to 3 times a week, but pool time costs and that is not a luxury I can have right now.  So I stick with the short walks when I can get them as long as the weather holds out.

100 Days of Happiness

After seeing Rent and fixing Thanksgiving dinner, my body revolted and I have been fighting some major fatigue.  Forgive me for another late double day post.

Day 77 – Wow… today was a case of sticker shock.  I took my car into the repair shop after the woman backed into me in the clinic parking lot.  I was prepared for the estimate I thought, wrong.  He got to the bottom line number to only have a door repaired and after he said, “One thousand…” I kind of blanked out before he added six hundred and sixteen. From that moment on I spent the rest of the day so happy I had car insurance to cover it!

Day 78 – This was a tough day.  With the change in temperature outside and the level of activity recently I am fighting the pain today.  But better than a heating pad is a cat that likes to cuddle and today my cat was feeling friendly.  I think maybe she was feeling the increased cold in the air too.  No matter why she was on my lap doesn’t matter, her warmth and love made me feel happy.