Happy and Grateful – Days 342 & 343

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

I have a feeling December is not going to go very smooth with this posting everyday stuff.  Once again the fatigue got me last night and I play catch up today.  I have a lot of reading to catch up on and will get to it all, just not tonight.

So Friday was not one of my better days.  After two years of being down and away from a lot of everyday cares… I finally faced the music and went to the dentist.  I had been so good with my tooth care up until this round of depression… I did not get an all clear check up and am terrified at how much of a bill I am going to mount up.  I know insurance will get some of it but not all.  I am still grateful that I was able to return to this dentist and start over with my dental care.  He is a great dentist who explains things well before he does anything.  So much better than my old dentist that cracked my tooth to the root with no Novocaine – OUCH!

I did some work on my Christmas cards, they are really coming together and I am thrilled with the way they are turning out.  I am close to halfway through with them.  I am happy to get some of them done.  It was good to get ink and glue on my hands as always.

Today I started work on some of my Christmas letters… got three of them done.  I am grateful that I am getting a fairly early start on my cards so maybe this year I am not out on Christmas Eve mailing the last of them.  I am not known for being on time… LOL.

Since I was writing Christmas letters I figured it was time to start listening to Christmas music.  I love Christmas music!  I have not dug up my CDs yet but I was listening to the local cable stations Sounds of the Season channel.  Some classics and new hits alike.  I have not yet heard my favorite though – the duet of Bing Crosby and David Bowie doing The Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth.  I love that one… let me pull up the video to share so you can all hear it.  I am always happy to listen to good music.  Do you have a favorite Christmas or holiday song you try to hear every year?

I need to stop babbling and get to reading a few posts before my meds put me out for the night.  Take time to find your happiness and feel your gratitude… especially at this busy time of year.  Have a wonderful night/day!

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