Happy and Grateful – Day 272

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

*Yawn*  I am posting this after a very short “nap” last night.  I didn’t get home from the hospital until almost 2am and had to eat something so it was nearly 3 when I fell asleep only to wake up at 7 and be wide awake.  Oh, I bet you are wondering about the whole hospital thing.

I went to visit my Dad and get him some dinner when he was complaining about his leg.  It was painful, swollen and tender to the touch.  After a call to First Nurse she said to take him to the ER.  So Dad finished his dinner and away we went.  After several tests they found only what appears to be a pool of blood in the tissue of the leg that was likely from a bump he was unaware of.  No blood clots.  No problems with the hip replacement.  I am grateful they did not keep him overnight.  It is now just a matter of elevation, ice and time.

So needless to say I was happy to get home to my comfy chair and some food.  I had been running some errands with my boyfriend during the day and never did eat lunch after only having a honey bun for breakfast.  I was so hungry.  So I reheated dinner that my boyfriend had already made.

Now I need to get ready for a birthday party… wrap the gifts I was going to wrap last night and maybe catch another nap before we have to be there.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

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Happy and Grateful – Day 271

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

Sorry for the delay in this post.  With all the anxiety I had concerning my mammogram I was hit with some strong fatigue and went out halfway through my daily prompt post.  The good news though is that my mammogram was clear… 14 years cancer free now and good for one more year!  I am beyond grateful for another clear report.

It was a stressful day, but it was also a beautiful fall day.  Windows open, birds singing and a nice cool breeze blowing made the day more manageable.  I was happy to have a little bit of nature to help soothe my anxiety a little.

Now let’s hope I can get tonight’s post done on time.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great day/night!

Sailing Past The Pain

She walked to the shore

Looking across the river

She saw him launch the boat

And sail away with his new love

It used to hurt

To be so close

And yet so far away

But years have healed the pain

And she only wants the best for him

So now she watches the boat

And her past sail down the river

Knowing she is done with

Those painful memories

Yearly Mammo

(Just waiting for my check up and trying not to worry so I thought I would write out some of my frustrations and worry.)

 

An hour to go until I am

Smushed smashed and squished

The pain doesn’t bother me

It has become routine

It’s the waiting

And not knowing

That give me the grey hairs

But at least I have hair

It left for awhile

Fourteen years ago now

So this should be no problem

The worry should be past

But there is always a chance

And for that I always worry…

Happy and Grateful – Day 270

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

It was another beautiful day today.  Blue skies and birds singing… now if I had just had more time to enjoy it.  But my Dad had a doctor’s appointment and I had to go to the store for him.  This was a new doctor and I was pleased with his “bedside manner” during the exam.  I am grateful it went well.

I heard from my best friend today and got some really good news from him.  He is writing again.  Years ago we first met through a group writing experience and I have always loved his writing.  It made me happy to see his words once again.  I really hope he keeps it up.

Now I need to post this before I fall asleep.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great night/day!