Happy and Grateful – Day 320

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.

There was a cold wind blowing the leaves off the trees today.  It definitely felt like a fall day.  And we even had a little sun off and on too.  It was still bearable enough to walk to my appointment to see my therapist.  And I was glad to see him today…. it was another day where I felt my depression.  I have been fighting to “be happy” and I am just too tired to do it the last couple of days.  So in light of that my happiness was the opportunity to talk to my doctor about it.

I needed a refill on my prescription today and did not feel at all like going across town to get them.  I texted my boyfriend to see if on his way home he could stop and pick them up.  I was grateful he was able to do that for me so I was able to take my dose as soon as he got home after work.

I am going to curl up with some hot chocolate and watch a movie until I drift off.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day.

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Happy And Grateful – Day 318 & 319

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.

Fatigue got the best of me last night… forgive me for doubling up on my posts.  Aside from being exhausted yesterday I had an ok day.  I had a doctor’s appointment and that went well.  And a decision was finally made on when we would be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughter (as she and my boyfriend both work that day).  I was grateful we were able to come up with a time to all gather together.

Yesterday I was happy we had medicine and pain patches in the house.  This time not for me, but for my boyfriend.  He apparently slept wrong and woke up with a terrible back ache.  That way I didn’t have to run to the store to get more for him, as the fatigue level was high all day yesterday.

Today was a day of mostly sun again thankfully.  It really brings the day around when it is out.  I got a little bit of work done today.  Got a load of laundry done, that is always an accomplishment.  Did some work on my computer… I think it is all updated and working right now.  I was grateful for the energy and clear mind to get that all done.

Tonight I would have to give my happiness to watching a movie.  It was on the life of the artist Frida Kahlo… it was very interesting. And it had some great actors in the cast as well.

It is late and morning will come too fast.  I need to turn off my mind and relax so I can sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day.

 

Happy and Grateful – Day 317

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 hope I can get through this ok… my laptop is acting funny with a sticking key.  I hope I don’t miss any typos.  Today aside from laptop difficulties has been ok.  I went and finally got the oil change in my car.  It ended up being about $8… I had won a gift card and I had a coupon so it was much cheaper than normal.  I was grateful to get it done before winter gets here.

I also reclaimed some space in the pantry because we took pop cans back for redemption.  I was happy to get the space uncluttered.  Then we turned around and spent the can money on fixings for a batch of chili tonight.  It was yummy!

So now tonight I try to write a little here and a little to a friend and then get some sleep.  A good way to end the night.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 316

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 beat… had a better day today.  Still not great, but better.  I went with my daughter to a yearly event.  It was a craft fair.  It is always good to see the latest crafting trends and a few old standards.  I was disappointed by one vendor who was missing that I always buy from… but I guess I save money that way.  I was grateful my daughter had the time off from work to be able to go with me.  She found a couple of Christmas gifts for her friends too.  Me, I bought banana bread from a long time vendor who always has delicious stuff to eat.

I was happy to then spend a quiet evening with my boyfriend watching a couple of movies.  After the walking I did putting my feet up was what I needed.  The movies were from the local library and were ok, but not great.  We watched Krampus and The Wall (not the Pink Floyd version) and all I can say is I am glad I didn’t pay to watch them.

I am ready to close my eyes.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

One Lovely Blog Award

Forever ago (ok, not quite, but almost three weeks now) the lovely Anita at Discovering Your Happiness nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  I want to THANK her so much for this award and I apologize for taking so long to answer the nomination.  Please check out her blog at Discovering Your Happiness.  It is filled with lots of tips and life lessons, travel journals and recipes… it is one lovely blog!

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The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog
  • Add the One Lovely Blog Award to your post
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass this on to as many people as you like (max 15)
  • Include this set of rules
  • Inform your nominees

 

Seven facts about me…

  1. My favorite class in school was Modern Dance – learned things in that class I still use today and it was SO MUCH BETTER than a regular gym class.
  2. I have seen nearly 40 different concerts both rock and country.
  3. I worked 20 years as a cashier before I had to stop working.
  4. One of my favorite movies is The Rose.
  5. I had one of my sets of lyrics put to music and recorded by a friend.
  6. I had a paper route as a kid
  7. The only way my mom would let me and my sister get our ears pierced was if we were 13 and in a dermatologist’s office.

 

Now this is where I am supposed to name up to 15 blogs that I nominate… trouble is I always hate to leave anyone out so I nominate everyone.  I have yet to find a blog I didn’t like here.  You are all lovely so join in with this award… YOU deserve it!  Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend… (((HUGS)))!

Happy and Grateful – Day 315

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.

It was a little warmer today but we still were stuck in the clouds.  Tonight there is a cold rain.  I am still fighting my depression.  Tried to write some of it out this afternoon and that helped some.  The damp air is not helping my fibro but this too shall pass.

I had a pretty quiet afternoon but I did play some music to try to help me out of my mood.  I listened to some music online and I am grateful I have access to so much music.  It doesn’t cure anything but it can soothe a troubled mind some.

My happiness from the day came from having my cat cuddle with me today.  It seems more often now she “knows” when I am feeling down and will jump in my lap to sleep and purr.  I still miss my other cat terribly on days like this.  He was my shadow and was always there for me, but the princess is learning.

I need to try to make this an early night, plans for tomorrow morning.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 314

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 feel like I have to make this a fairly quick short and sweet post.  One reason is I am exhausted and afraid I will fall asleep before I am done.  And the other is so I don’t get sidetracked talking about my depression.

It was a cold day, but once again I did not have to venture out much in it.  I did get out in the cold to go and fix my Dad some dinner,  And on the way there I mailed a Christmas card.  No, believe me I don’t normally send out cards this early but this was a special request.

The local news website had a story on a little boy with neuroblastoma who may not make it to Christmas this year who wanted a card shower for early Christmas cards.  So I went into my craft corner and created a little something to send.  This had two benefits.  It made me happy to get ink on my hands and I was grateful to have a very healthy daughter.  It also made me happy to try to bring a little bit of joy to this boy’s difficult last days.

That is all I have in me tonight.  Sinuses are killing me, and I am so close to sleep… yawn!  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!