Happy and Grateful – Day 267

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.

Another summer like day today.  I think the temps are supposed to drop to a more seasonal range this week.  I am ready for the cooler temperatures and opening windows back up… I miss hearing the birds sing.

Went to price tires for my boyfriends SUV today and also looked at TVs as mine is starting to go out.  Prices really seem to be pretty comparable the two places we have checked.  It was slow going out and about today though as I was paying for the shopping I did last night with pain.  I was still grateful I was not too stiff and sore to get the shopping done.

I had an unhappy moment tonight though and maybe one of you could give me a hand.  I have used PicMonkey for my free online photo editing, but tonight it seemed to appear that they no longer have the free offering and have to pay for a membership. Do any of you know of a free online service for editing that is EASY to use?  I have used PicMonkey for a long time and hate to have to look for something else, but I cannot afford that extra money right now.

For my happy moment it would have to be getting the gifts ready for my daughter’s birthday.  I love wrapping gifts and putting ribbons and bows on them… my cat also loves to “help”.  LOL

Fatigue got the best of me… sorry this is a little late.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 266

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.

Today was another hot day… still in the 80’s after 10pm.  We are in for another hot one tomorrow, but then rain and cooler temperatures drop in.  I am ready for sweatshirt weather.  If I can just hold on a little bit longer…

It is beginning to look like we may have to invest in a new TV.  We have been having the picture go dim on us off and on now.  And for the second time now the sound has acted up and sounds all garbled.  I hate to think about spending that kind of money.  If it could just hold out until next year maybe, that isn’t that far away.  *fingers crossed*  But it was a second-hand TV and it has lasted at least 2 1/2 years with us.  Not bad for a TV these days.  I am grateful it has lasted as long as it has.

I heard from my best friend today.  He is out-of-state and busy so much of the time anymore I don’t get to talk to him near as often as I would like.  It always makes me happy when I hear from him.

It is late and my pain meds are kicking in.  My back had more than enough stress on it today with laundry and shopping for over an hour for groceries.  I don’t think I could get back up if I bent over once more today.  Oh well… I got things accomplished.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 265

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.

Today was the start of Autumn and it felt more like July or August out.  Hot and humid with a breeze that just brought that hot air to blast against you.  Unfortunately I had to be out in it a little bit to run some errands.  But was able to get them done fairly quickly.  I was grateful I have a good working A/C in my car.

Just before I left to run my errands my daughter messaged me and was wanting to get together for coffee.  So after most of my errands I bought us some coffee and stopped by her apartment.  My niece shares the apartment with her and had the day off today so I got to see both of them.  We snacked on the new Apple Pie Oreos and also tried some of the M&M’s Cookies and Scream Halloween candy – both were very good.  It made me happy to visit and share a treat with the two of them today.

I am struggling to stay awake… time to close my eyes.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 264

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.

Today was a roller coaster day.  I just felt very up and down emotionally.  I met with my doctor and felt pretty good afterwards, but it did not last.  Felt better when my boyfriend came home but now I have crashed again.  …wouldn’t be so bad if I liked roller coasters.

I am still going to dig to find the good.  Today I was happy to hear from my daughter that she will be spending the evening of her birthday with us.  We will treat her to a dinner out and open gifts.  I didn’t know if she wanted to plan something with her friends or not so it was good to hear that she will be here that night.  Hard to believe she will be turning 23 already.

Now for my moment of gratitude… or actually my collection of gratitudes.  Since I saw today was World Gratitude Day I thought maybe I would do more today.  Some things are a daily thing but they are very important.  Home, food and clothing.  My family is my world… and that of course includes my cat.  I have friends I would be lost without.  I have a very good life…

There are things that I wish for, but all in all I have what I need right now.  And on days like today I have to remember that.  What are you grateful for on this World Gratitude Day?

Time to listen to my drooping eyes and close them.  Remember to feel your gratitude and find your happiness.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 263

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 a day that was meant to be.  My boyfriend was getting his 401K loan check delivered today, as far as we knew by regular mail delivery.  I was supposed to take my Dad to his weekly coffee group but was met with a huge amount of anxiety today.  I tried everything to settle it down, but had to resort to meds, which means no driving for a while.  But it turned out to be a good thing I did not go to coffee.  When they delivered that and a couple of books I had ordered there was one knock and they dropped the box on the floor outside my door and left.  The box didn’t really bother me, but the envelope with the loan check in it laying in the middle of the common hallway upset me a little.  What if I hadn’t been home to get it right away?  That was a lot of money someone could have walked off with.  We have pretty good neighbors, but I know there have been some crimes in the area… you just never know.  I am grateful I was here to get the packages.

And of course, since my boyfriend got his loan check, that means he got his new vehicle.  I am happy for him.  He is like a kid with a new toy checking out all of the features.  Now does anyone have advice on how to go about selling his old car that has an electrical issue?  “Fixer upper for sale, new engine and transmission $X”  It really is a shame we put a lot into it and now a little problem pushed us over the edge to sell.  I am just clueless as to how to go about a private sale… we have always done trade-ins in the past.

AND… bonus happiness for the day.  Yes, a second major happiness.  My daughter is now training for a new position as store manager at her job.  I am so proud of her.  I know her Dad would be too if he were still here.  That is one of the worst things about him being gone – missing out on the great things she has done and being able to tell her how proud he is of her.  (I hate alcoholism!)

Ok now if I can just calm down from this day of activity and get some sleep.  Although I do NOT have to take my boyfriend to work in the morning.  Just go to my Dr appointment in the morning.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!