Happy and Grateful – Day 114

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

I am still enduring my cold…. I do think it is better tonight than last night though.  I have napped off and on today.  And feel my posts are sub par so please bear with me while I get through this cold.

I am going for the basics tonight.  I am happy I had nothing to do today.  I am grateful I like the things that help get me better – vitamin C and my echinacea tea.  Time for sleep now… zzz zz zzzzz zzzzzzzzzzz

(oops didn’t push the publish button LOL)

Happy and Grateful – Day 113

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

It wasn’t quite as late of a night last night, but late enough to keep me from writing.  And to be honest it was more the way I felt that kept the muse away.  I have official gotten the cold my boyfriend had.  Spent a lot of the night coughing and sneezing instead of snoozing.  But I think the worst of it is past now.  I am drinking my echinacea tea and am getting my vitamin C from clementines to try to make it pass quickly.

Last night was one more night of having my friend over for the night.  We took it easy and just watched a movie and talked.  It looks like she is going to be headed back to Georgia soon instead of staying here.  I hope it is the right decision for her as she left due to many problems she had there.  I can’t make the decision for her though so I have to trust she knows what she is doing.

I have had the fortune of spending the whole weekend with her.  It made me happy to have her here with us.  I am grateful we were able to help her out with a place to stay as she begins to transition back to her life down South.  I will miss her when she is gone, but she does have family here and will visit… plus there is always an invitation for us to go down there to visit her.

(Please forgive any foggy thoughts and typos… I am typing with cold medicine in me,  LOL)

On The Lake

He was an avid fisherman

Would cast out his line

And be off in another world

Lost in the peace of the day

Soaking up the sun

Admiring the view

Living in the moment

Focused only on the rod

Waiting for that first slight bend

Hoping to catch the big one

 

I have to believe

He is still out on a lake

Catching one after another

At the whim of the wind

Wearing the wings of an angel

Happy and Grateful – Day 112

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

I am getting too old for this…  last night it was just my friend, boyfriend and myself that stayed up late playing card games.  I have napped twice trying to catch up.  Of course part of that may be the fact I have finally managed to catch the cold my boyfriend had last week, UGH!  So it has been a very lazy day.  As a matter of fact my boyfriend is now napping too.

Yes, another night of Shanghai Rummy – a 10 hand card game.  It was not as late as we only played one game not two, but it was still into the AM hours.  I still didn’t win, but it is all about having fun and that I did.  I was happy to play a favorite game again and grateful I was surrounded by special people in my life for another night.  We’ll see what tonight holds “in the cards”  …  tee hee!

Happy and Grateful – Day 111

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

I did it again… up late and missed the post last night.  But it was a very fun night.  The same friend that was over to visit the other day returned for a game or two of cards.  We played Shanghai Rummy after dinner and had a ball.  We wont talk about my score but I was not in first place… LOL.

With both my friend and my daughter here is was a great night.  We laughed and had a great time.  I was happy we could all gather to spend the evening together. I am especially grateful for the time with my friend as she has had a rough past and she tried to end it once… glad she is still here among us.

 

Happy and Grateful – Day 110

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

Had a cold front come through today bringing clouds with it.  We were able to glimpse a little of the sun and just a touch of blue skies before it was time for sunset.  It was still warm enough for me to walk to my doctor’s appointment in just a t-shirt.  It was on that walk I discovered another sign of spring.  The dandelions have started to bloom.

I had about an hour before my appointment where I was just checking emails by the open window listening to the birds sing… I think that is one of the best things about the outdoors.  I often think of my grandfather when the birds start to sing.  He would sit on the porch at the cabin they had on the Missouri River and name each bird that was singing from their sound only.  I was a kid in awe of this ability.  To this day it is still only crows or pigeons that I can recognize.,, wish I had learned more from him.

I am happy I can hear the birds singing where I live.  I am grateful for the love of nature I have in part thanks to my grandparents.  But now the birds are in their nests for the night and that should be where I am headed… well, maybe I’ll read just a few more posts.

Cheers Or Something

I need a beer…

Tonight I more or less

Just give up,

So give me a beer

It’s my brain I want to fry.

Too much stress

Has my head spinning –

Maybe if I drown it

The motion will slow

The voices will quiet

And the madness will calm.

It has been beyond

A long day with chaos

And I feel so helpless

So I surrender to my limits.

It’s time for a beer

And a good night of sleep.