Happy and Grateful – Day 333

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

I am still running behind… sleeping a lot and can’t count the number of time I have sneezed and coughed today.  I know sharing is good but my boyfriend could have kept this cold/flu to himself and I would have been fine with that.

Yesterday was a long day, but that comes with the territory of a cold.  I did feel “well” enough in the afternoon to actually get a load of laundry done.  But that left me fully wiped out.  I was grateful for that small amount of energy.

A happy moment from the day would have to be finishing up a letter for a friend whose birthday is coming up. I am behind with it too and the card will probably not make it there before her birthday, but it is the thought that counts right?

Time to see about some more medicine and maybe a nap.  With any luck I will be able to post again tonight.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful day/night.

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Happy and Grateful – Day 331 and 332

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

I think I am back to the land of the living… been sick the last couple of days and sleeping a lot.  Let’s see if I can catch up a little more today.  At least with writing posts… I am getting there on reading.

Day 331

This was our late Thanksgiving.  I could feel the cold coming on but you know the show must go on.  It was a memorable day, one unlike any other I have been a part of.  Got up and put the turkey in the oven and slowly gathered together all the trimmings to be cooked as well – mashed potatoes and gravy, candied yams, green been casserole, corn, rolls, stuffing and cranberry salad.  Enough food for an army.

After all hustle and timing was executed to get things done at the same time… I put the yams in the oven with the marshmallows on top to brown and waited.  …and waited.   … and waited.  Finally I thought they were almost ready and my boyfriend went to carve the turkey… it was not fully cooked.  We then discovered the oven was not heating up fully.  So we microwaved the turkey to finish cooking what we were going to eat and put the bird back in the oven.

All in all the turkey probably took twice as long to fully cook. By the time it was done I was coughing and starting to feel feverish.  So after my daughter went home I took some medicine and sat down finally.  Since then all I have done is cough and sleep.  We did have the maintenance crew look at the oven.  The element was broken and it took maybe 5 minutes to fix.  Not that we will need the oven anytime soon with all the leftovers we have now.  But we were together, could laugh about the troubles of the day and had a delicious meal still.

So to get where I need to go with this, instead of just babbling about the day…. my happy moment was being together with family.  I was grateful to have a back-up to finish cooking the turkey in the microwave.  Can’t imagine what we would have done without that.

Day 332

I slept.  I slept a lot.  And I was very grateful to be able to sleep most of the day away.  I did stay awake long enough to watch a movie with my boyfriend… we watched the suspense drama Split with James McAvoy.  It was really very good I thought and I was happy to stay awake long enough to watch it.

I can finally say I am actually hungry again… yesterday all I ate was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  So I am going to go take a stab at some leftovers for lunch.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 330

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day

I have a lot to write and I hope I can get through it all before I fall asleep.  First of all bear with me… I am starting to get my boyfriends cold/flu and may not get to reading all your posts right away.  I am already behind by more than a day and am not sure when I will catch up now.  BUT I do promise to read everything!

Tomorrow is going to be our late Thanksgiving (we are all at varying stages of sick too LOL) so I don’t know that I will have time or energy to get my Monochrome Monday post done.  So it may be two weeks in a row I don’t have one.  I am sure though next Monday I should be back on track.

Ok, my gratitude for the day is for all of YOU!  I just discovered that I am now at over 15,000 views for my blog… this little old thing I sit down to each day and let my babbling fingertips take over.  I am amazed that for some reason or another that many people would stop to look.  I appreciate each and every one of those views, whether they are liked or not.  It really does matter to me, so THANK YOU!

Now my happiness, let’s see.  I am sick, my boyfriend is sick, my daughter is sick, I have to cook a big meal tomorrow, money is super tight and Christmas is less than a month away now… and I am supposed to find the happy under all of that?  (sorry, but I get a little snippy when I am sick) Well, how about the fact that we know who we are buying Christmas gifts for now.  In both my family and my boyfriends we drew names to find out who we buy for.  And aside from one person, all the others are pretty easy to shop for.  But my sister’s boyfriend never gives any hint about what he wants ever and is one who will just go out and get something if he wants it… not leaving much for gift giving ideas.

Ok I have babbled on long enough.  I think I got done all I set out to do with this blog tonight.  Time to use my inhaler and try to breathe a little easier so I can sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!