Happy and Grateful – Day 207

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

We finally got a little more rain today.  Sadly a lot of it came in a downpour.  We really just need a nice all day slow soaker rain to bring some green back to the grass.  Even the weeds are starting to turn brown now.  But this morning they said after the rain we would stay in the 80’s for a while… I sure hope so.

It was a busy day with a lot of running, but after I picked up my boyfriend from work we went to Best Buy and got our phones upgraded finally.  We had some old Galaxy S4 phones for a few years now and there was no room on them and they were not holding a charge as well anymore.  So we decided it was time to move up in our plan.  Now if I can just figure out how to make a call on this new phone… LOL!  I am happy with the new phones so far.  Am anxious to try out the new camera and all its features.  It took quite a while though to get the upgrade done and I was glad when we finally got home, and could walk through the door and smell dinner cooking already.

I am not sure how long ago it happened, but the invention of the crock pot is such a blessing!  I threw in pork chops and cream of mushroom soup before I took Dad to his Wednesday coffee (maybe, a 5 minute prep time at most) and when we made our way home, dinner was ready for us.  All we had to do was heat up some cauliflower and we were set.  I am so grateful for my crock pot, it is a real time saver.

I am definitely ready for some sleep tonight.  I bid you all a good night/day.  Don’t forget to be grateful!

Lovely Little Leaves

The kettle starts to whistle

I make my way to the stove

The day has been hectic

And it’s time for a cup of tea

I search through the cupboard

Finding just the right blend

Tonight it will be a little chamomile

I pour the water over the tea and wait

When the time is right

I add a bit of honey

Then take my cup to the couch

I grab a book to read

And try to relax the day away

One sip at a time…

Happy and Grateful – Day 206

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

The forecast was wrong.  It got warmer than they said and more humid again too.  I swear that is the only job where you can be wrong a good percentage of the time and still keep your job.  But I survived it and am so ready for the rain that is supposed to come tomorrow.

A strange day where I got very little sleep between phone calls and people knocking on my door… oh well, maybe I will sleep better tonight.  I did take about a half an hour this morning to finish the book I just couldn’t stay up and finish last night.  I was grateful my daughter recommended it to me.

Just a little bit ago I got an email from a friend of mine.  It is always good when I hear back from my friends, it makes me happy.  She had good news too about some financial matters that had concerned her.  It turned around enough she was even able to get the used car she was looking at upgrading to.  That news made me very happy.

I need to try to make up some sleep hours now… I know it doesn’t really work that way but I will be happy if I can get a full 5 hours before I have to get up to take my boyfriend to work.  I can always go back to sleep for a little more rest as long as the phone is quiet and nobody stops by.  May you have a wonderful night/day!  Keep looking for happiness!

Happy and Grateful – Day 205

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

It was a beautiful day today.  Temperatures were a reasonable range and lower humidity than we have been having.  I would have to say I was grateful for the break in the heat and humidity.

I took my Dad to get some blood work done at the clinic today.  We joked that I should go buy a lottery ticket today as for the first time in quite a while I hit nothing but green lights on the way there… he always makes fun of my for my “ability” to find all the red lights in town.

After I returned home, my boyfriend and I agreed that it was a tired day and we both took a nap for almost two hours.  I felt better afterwards, shook at least some of my fatigue.  I was happy to have the time to be able to do that.

I am once again getting a little tired.  And until we can get repairs or fund a new car, I have to get up early to take my boyfriend to work.  I wish you all a good night/day!

*Sorry this was posted so late… I’ve been having internet issues.  It appears to be up and running again.  So for about the fifth time I will try to post this.

Monochrome Monday – Picking Wildflowers

This week it is a pretty basic photo.  And no, I didn’t actually pick the flowers.  As a kid I would bring my mom wildflower bouquets a lot, but as an adult I would rather leave them to live and bring smiles to those who notice them.

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And I did not forget last week’s challenge (Monochrome Monday – From The Back) … no one guessed it from the back.  Here is a front color view.  I hope everyone has a great week! ❤

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