Happy and Grateful – Day 58

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I know I have mentioned my cat before… but I really love cats and kittens.  I was watching the news last night and saw a story on a website that has a camera on a group of kittens.  It is from The Icelandic Cat Protection Society and when I first looked at it very early in the morning there were three kittens sleeping away.  Later today I went back and found 5 kittens at play.  It is so much fun to watch the kitty cam capture them at play or even sleeping – cats are just cute all the time.  If you would like to see the cats they are at Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.  I believe you can also find it on YouTube as well.

I am happy looking at those little balls of fluff.  And grateful I picked last night to watch the news cast.  I smiled and laughed and felt alright today with the kitties to keep me entertained for a while.  Do you have an animal that always makes you smile?

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Monochrome Monday – Bursting

Here it is another Monday already and time to dip into my collection of black and white pictures.  Once again I am not sure who to give credit to for the term or challenge idea for Monochrome Mondays but if you know its origins please tell me in the comments.  I hope you enjoy today’s photo…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Happy and Grateful – Day 57

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

Tonight was Hollywood’s finest… well kind of.  My daughter came over after work and we watched the Oscar Awards that I had recorded for us.  We oohed and ahhed over the fashions and winners.  Neither one of us was too thrilled with Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting duties, but overall we thought the writers fell a little flat this year as a whole.  However the surprise ending was indeed unexpected.  I wont spoil it for those of you maybe not have had a chance to see it yet.

The main thing for me was spending time with my daughter.  And without spoiling anything individual I will say I was happy that La La Land did take something home tonight.  I have not seen the movie (yet) but if a musical won something that may mean the studios will take a chance with another musical.  …I love musicals!  I was grateful for the time with my daughter.  Another awards show done for the year.  I wonder how long they will be talking about this one with its big mistake?

Word Prompt – Jiggle

…does any one else have a problem with this word?  I suppose we can’t take life too serious all the time, but this was a tough one to work with.  I even thought about not doing this prompt, but I am determined to do every prompt this year.  So I apologize for this poor post but I was at a loss what to do.  My writers block was pretty strong but I finally came up with this…

Jiggle wiggle giggle

Laugh

Cuddle puddle muddle

Live

Puzzle guzzle nuzzle

Love

Happy and Grateful – Day 56

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

If I was on any kind of diet (I’m not but I should be) boy did I blow it today!  I have felt lousy all day from my fibro and in my head I still hear my Mom saying “chocolate cures all” and so I eat junk when I am feeling bad.  At least I had a good dinner with a salad and some yummy jambalaya type dish.  Now as I sit alone again I am wanting to snack.  I know I am not hungry though.  Just one of my struggles.

So today has not been one of my greatest days but I did find instead of coming unglued I focused on some jigsaw puzzle work.  I can’t really work on a puzzle with a cat around but I can do an online game of one.  That kept me distracted from the pain for a while this afternoon.

This evening I was looking forward to watching something with my boyfriend, but he was tired and took a nap.  So it was me and the cat again back at the puzzles and reading some WP posts.  I did force myself out of the house to get my Dad some dinner and although it hurt, I got it accomplished… that is something for the day I guess.

If I have to pick something to be grateful for today I would say it was my laptop.  It gave me the distraction I needed a couple of times today.  I was happy to find I could still get a puzzle together fairly fast.  Although I never felt brave enough to try expert mode.  Is there some game or activity you haven’t done in a while you wish you had time to do?

Needs Watering

Like the sands

Of an arid desert

My heart feels

All dried up

I fought and fought

Trying to keep us together

But you never

Seemed to care

Until I said “Enough!”

But it is too late

For “I love you.”

And “Let’s try again.”

I am all tried out

The love needed tending

And you weren’t there

It is old and brittle

Falling in tatters

Onto the floor

Of what used to be

Our life together