Happy and Grateful – Days 336 & 337

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.

Here I am playing catch up once again.  It got tired out very fast last night and I was asleep before I knew it.  But it was the first day “after” my cold where I did not nap at all and I went out to get my Dad dinner.  I did a quick drop off in case the germs were still trying to leave me and find their next victim.  But just that little bit of activity really wore me out.  I was grateful to have the energy to go out though.

It was such a little thing but getting a nice hot shower and getting dressed (aside from the standard cold wardrobe of sweats and a t-shirt) actually was the happy point of the day.  It was like I felt human again… insert laughter here.

Today was another pretty good day.  Still not 100% but I had a little bit more energy, a little less coughing.  What really bothers me is that all the while I have been sick, we have had unseasonably warm weather.  Now as I am starting to get back to “normal” we will see temps falling starting tomorrow.  Oh well, it is December after all.

Today I did a little bit more.  Loaded the dishwasher (that is a lot of bending up and down) and took a quick trip to the store for three things my Dad needed.  It was pretty much in and out but I could tell I had more going on today.  I was grateful that errand is done now so tomorrow is currently free.

I was happy to return home to my comfy recliner and watch a movie with my boyfriend.  It was not an Academy Award winner, but it wasn’t a total waste of time either.  Now he has headed off to sleep and I fumble with words to make this readable.  I am not completely free of the “fog” from the cold either.  And let me tell you the word prompt today really threw me… in what I looked up it appears to be a saying from the UK.  I know I had never heard of it before.

Anyway… it is late and the eyelids are getting heavy.  Please remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  I hope you have a wonderful night/day!

Bring Out The Big Book

Tenterhooks,” she said

I stopped and raised my head

My eyes began to roll

This idea was so droll

Lost on where to begin

Stuck on a blank page again

I’ll be damned if I give up

Someway I will do this, yup

So start again with tenterhooks

While I look this up in the books…

Happy and Grateful – Day 335

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.

So thoughts now turn to getting ready for Christmas.  I did take time to go over my address lists for Christmas cards today and I think it is all current.  Although I have not got much energy back yet I was grateful to be clear minded enough today to get that done.

Finding a happy moment with a cold is a little challenging, but I would have to say my boyfriend helped to make that happen today.  He had his discount shopping night (a company thank you for working on Thanksgiving) and although I was not up for shopping he did a good job of getting us some food to stock up with.  I was happy he managed to find several good deals.

Now to post this before I fall asleep again, I already was out once.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 334

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.

Another month is ending… where did the time go?  I know the last few days are all a blur due to this cold/flu.  I think the fever is officially gone (and let’s hope it stays that way) now and I feel a little more clear minded.  I am still running behind in my posts… hope you all will forgive me.  Once again I will hope to post again tonight to catch up.  And I am reading your posts as fast as I can.

We are here for happiness and gratitude though.  And there has not been much going on in my life during this cold, but I did take a little time when I was awake to do something I remember as a kid.  Whenever we were sick we would read comics and play games if we were up to it.  So I did a few games of spider solitaire yesterday and that made me happy.  Nothing much special, but when you are sick sometimes the little things make a difference.

My gratitude has to go to my boyfriend during all this cold.  He is still getting over his with his cough hanging on and has had to put up with me being out of it.  One of these days we will be closer to healthy again.

Ok… back to reading posts for me or I may just take a nap.  In the meantime, remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude every day.  Have a wonderful night/day!