Happy and Grateful – Day 228

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

It was a busy day today with coffee day for Dad, a stop at the tobacco shop (for my Dad) and dropping off books to my daughter.  Then I did a little paper work at home for my boyfriend… I am tired tonight.  But I was grateful most of my errands took place in between the little rain showers we had today.  I just wish we had gotten a little more rain than we did though.

Tonight my daughter came over to share some tacos for dinner and then try to catch up on our soap watching.  We had a purely girly moment and got all happy for a new plot twist with a surprising new couple getting together.  We laughed and cheered them on … it was a purely cheesy moment, but you have to be silly every once in a while.

All in all it was a pretty good day… I am just trying to hold onto that fact as I wind down in the lonely hours of the night.  I will do some more reading and try to get to sleep soon.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 227

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

Another day in the record books, a day to scratch off the calendar, a day closer to death… however you say it, it’s over.  My day started out in utter panic.  I woke up sure I was late to pick up my dad.  Texted him and said I would be about 45 minutes late.  He replied, “what?”  It was about the time he replied that my mind woke up and reminded me this was Tuesday and not Monday all over again.  Love it when a day starts out like that … NOT!  But it gave us something to laugh about when I went over to fix him dinner.

It was a rainy and then humid day.  Got a little cleaning in the kitchen done and baked a small batch of cookies tonight.  Can’t help but be happy with a warm chewy chocolate chip cookie in your hand!

I am trying to get the apartment ready for my friend to visit.  I know she will be here Saturday night for cards, not sure if she is coming before that or not.  Kind of just playing it by ear as we go.  So I am picking a small area to tidy up every day.  I hope it doesn’t overwhelm my body with aches and pains,  One of the worst things about fibro is the way it punishes you for doing just a little too much.  And there is no warning that it is too much, it just feels that way the next day.  Well sometimes later the same day.  I am grateful that my boyfriend helps me out some.

Tomorrow is coffee day for my Dad so I should call it a night so I can get up and get ready for that on time.  Find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

The Question

We will not do this willy-nilly

To act fast would just be silly

Let’s think on this tonight

We’ve got to get this right

It is not a piece of cake

The right decision we must make

This is about the rest of our life

You asked me to be your wife

I been down that road before

It ended with a slamming door

So don’t tell me to answer now

This is a very serious vow

Yes or no one thing is true

I will always deeply love you

 

(just fiction… my boyfriend and I have both been burned in the past and are not looking for marriage right now.  Just thought of this after a friend got engaged this weekend after only a few months of dating.)

Happy and Grateful – Day 226

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

It was a day to run a couple of errands.  Not bad weather for it, a little high on the humidity, but that is normal Iowa weather in August.  It really has been nice for the Iowa State Fair so far.  Mid 80’s and no rain.  The farmers are wishing for rain and our grass is turning brown, but it should help the attendance at the Iowa State Fair.  Don’t think I will be able to go this year.  I just can’t do all the walking necessary during the day.  It is a shame though I LOVE the fair.  It is huge and there is so much to do and see.  Maybe once they cure fibromyalgia!

Today I got to spend a little time shopping with my boyfriend.  We didn’t need much but still it was time together instead of him being in front of the computer all day.  I was happy for that.

I have a friend here visiting from Georgia this week.  She just arrived in town tonight and is staying with her parents.  She will then come and stay a couple of nights with us too so we can play some cards and act like teenagers again.  I am grateful she had a safe trip here.

I am going to go watch a movie now – Walk The Line.  It is a story about Johnny Cash and I think they did a good job on the movie, seen it many times before.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Monochrome Monday – Evening Rain

This weeks post is loosely in response to the weekly photo challenge – Elemental.  All living things need water to survive, this flower is no different.  I found it after an evening rain shower while relaxing at the park.  I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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