Happy and Grateful – Day 207

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

We finally got a little more rain today.  Sadly a lot of it came in a downpour.  We really just need a nice all day slow soaker rain to bring some green back to the grass.  Even the weeds are starting to turn brown now.  But this morning they said after the rain we would stay in the 80’s for a while… I sure hope so.

It was a busy day with a lot of running, but after I picked up my boyfriend from work we went to Best Buy and got our phones upgraded finally.  We had some old Galaxy S4 phones for a few years now and there was no room on them and they were not holding a charge as well anymore.  So we decided it was time to move up in our plan.  Now if I can just figure out how to make a call on this new phone… LOL!  I am happy with the new phones so far.  Am anxious to try out the new camera and all its features.  It took quite a while though to get the upgrade done and I was glad when we finally got home, and could walk through the door and smell dinner cooking already.

I am not sure how long ago it happened, but the invention of the crock pot is such a blessing!  I threw in pork chops and cream of mushroom soup before I took Dad to his Wednesday coffee (maybe, a 5 minute prep time at most) and when we made our way home, dinner was ready for us.  All we had to do was heat up some cauliflower and we were set.  I am so grateful for my crock pot, it is a real time saver.

I am definitely ready for some sleep tonight.  I bid you all a good night/day.  Don’t forget to be grateful!

Happy and Grateful – Day 206

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

The forecast was wrong.  It got warmer than they said and more humid again too.  I swear that is the only job where you can be wrong a good percentage of the time and still keep your job.  But I survived it and am so ready for the rain that is supposed to come tomorrow.

A strange day where I got very little sleep between phone calls and people knocking on my door… oh well, maybe I will sleep better tonight.  I did take about a half an hour this morning to finish the book I just couldn’t stay up and finish last night.  I was grateful my daughter recommended it to me.

Just a little bit ago I got an email from a friend of mine.  It is always good when I hear back from my friends, it makes me happy.  She had good news too about some financial matters that had concerned her.  It turned around enough she was even able to get the used car she was looking at upgrading to.  That news made me very happy.

I need to try to make up some sleep hours now… I know it doesn’t really work that way but I will be happy if I can get a full 5 hours before I have to get up to take my boyfriend to work.  I can always go back to sleep for a little more rest as long as the phone is quiet and nobody stops by.  May you have a wonderful night/day!  Keep looking for happiness!

Happy and Grateful – Day 205

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

It was a beautiful day today.  Temperatures were a reasonable range and lower humidity than we have been having.  I would have to say I was grateful for the break in the heat and humidity.

I took my Dad to get some blood work done at the clinic today.  We joked that I should go buy a lottery ticket today as for the first time in quite a while I hit nothing but green lights on the way there… he always makes fun of my for my “ability” to find all the red lights in town.

After I returned home, my boyfriend and I agreed that it was a tired day and we both took a nap for almost two hours.  I felt better afterwards, shook at least some of my fatigue.  I was happy to have the time to be able to do that.

I am once again getting a little tired.  And until we can get repairs or fund a new car, I have to get up early to take my boyfriend to work.  I wish you all a good night/day!

*Sorry this was posted so late… I’ve been having internet issues.  It appears to be up and running again.  So for about the fifth time I will try to post this.

Happy and Grateful – Day 204

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

It stayed under 90 today, that was certainly nice for a change.  The humidity was still pretty high, but more manageable with the cooler temperatures.

Today was a half and half day.  The first half was pretty good, but I kind of crashed the second half to end the day feeling less than zero.  But lets focus on earlier today.  My daughter and her friend “kidnapped” me and took me to a movie out-of-town.  They were showing the film Kiki’s Delivery Service on the big screen today.  It was one of the movies my daughter had growing up.  It was good to relive some of her youth today, made me happy.

I have struggled with what to put for my gratitude of the day.  I am sure it is just because I am not feeling that well tonight.  Tonight I would have to say I am grateful for my ability to write out some of my feelings.  I wrote some words to purge the bad feelings and it did help a little.  It is so much better than letting the feelings fester inside.

I have taken my evening meds and have yawned at least a dozen times while I was writing this, so I think it is time to say goodnight.  Hope you all find some happiness in your day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 203

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

Last day of the heat advisory that was issued back on Tuesday I believe.  We have finally dropped below the 80’s but the humidity is still 89% so it is definitely sticky out still.  I really hate to think what August will bring for heat.  Maybe we will have an early fall… I won’t hold my breath for it though.

This is the last day of my boyfriends week, he always has Sunday and Monday off work.  I am grateful that the weekend is here.  If I could get more than a few hours of sleep before I had to get up and take him to work it would sure make for an easier week.  Unfortunately that is not the case usually and especially this week staying up late with my daughter Thursday night.  I get to sleep in a little tomorrow – yippee!

Today was another day of fatigue and depression.  One of those days I was glad for a nap because then I didn’t feel the pain and loneliness.  But like other times, my cat seemed to know I was not feeling the best and curled up on my lap with me most of the afternoon.  Happiness is a purring cat on your lap.

Now I will try to catch up on a little reading before I drift off.  Or I may decide to just call it a night and sleep some more.  If I could just find a way to muffle the voice in my head that makes me feel so alone… now that would truly make me happy!  Oh well… she isn’t always talking.  Stay happy everyone and be grateful!

Happy and Grateful – Day 202

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

For us there was a little bit of relief today… it rained.  It was not much but it was enough that it was about 10 degrees cooler.  The grass is still brown and we need a lot more rain, but it is a start.

I paid today for being up so late last night.  I took about 3 naps and still fought my eyelids from closing.  I am definitely going to be sleeping earlier tonight.  I was however grateful to be able to take the naps I did today.

Tonight I let my inner child out.  The movie Matilda was on TV and there is something about that movie that just makes me happy inside.  I really needed it tonight.  I will take my happiness where I can get it!

Now I will try to escape a little bit in a book and soon drift off to sleep.  I hope you find something to be grateful for in your weekend.

Happy and Grateful – Day 201

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

Temperatures hit 100 today with excessive heat warnings.  I only was outside for the bare minimum time.  The heat is bad but when the high humidity is added it makes it hard for me to breathe.  It is just like walking into a wall of heat outside.  It is supposed to be about 5 to 10 degrees cooler tomorrow… wish it was 15 to 20 instead.  Oh well, we take what we get.

Today I heard from a good friend.  I was grateful to get a phone call from him.  He has recently moved and been busy so it had been a while since I talked to him.  It was good to hear his voice again.

I got another surprise… my daughter stopped by after work tonight.  She brought me some coffee and we visited while she did some laundry.  It always makes me happy to see her.  She has a 48 hour work week so I was really surprised she stopped.

Now my boyfriend needs a ride to work in just 4 hours so I should try to get a little rest.  I hear my pillow calling my name.  Hope you find your happiness today!