Happy and Grateful – Day 266

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

Today was another hot day… still in the 80’s after 10pm.  We are in for another hot one tomorrow, but then rain and cooler temperatures drop in.  I am ready for sweatshirt weather.  If I can just hold on a little bit longer…

It is beginning to look like we may have to invest in a new TV.  We have been having the picture go dim on us off and on now.  And for the second time now the sound has acted up and sounds all garbled.  I hate to think about spending that kind of money.  If it could just hold out until next year maybe, that isn’t that far away.  *fingers crossed*  But it was a second-hand TV and it has lasted at least 2 1/2 years with us.  Not bad for a TV these days.  I am grateful it has lasted as long as it has.

I heard from my best friend today.  He is out-of-state and busy so much of the time anymore I don’t get to talk to him near as often as I would like.  It always makes me happy when I hear from him.

It is late and my pain meds are kicking in.  My back had more than enough stress on it today with laundry and shopping for over an hour for groceries.  I don’t think I could get back up if I bent over once more today.  Oh well… I got things accomplished.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

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Happy and Grateful – Day 265

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

Today was the start of Autumn and it felt more like July or August out.  Hot and humid with a breeze that just brought that hot air to blast against you.  Unfortunately I had to be out in it a little bit to run some errands.  But was able to get them done fairly quickly.  I was grateful I have a good working A/C in my car.

Just before I left to run my errands my daughter messaged me and was wanting to get together for coffee.  So after most of my errands I bought us some coffee and stopped by her apartment.  My niece shares the apartment with her and had the day off today so I got to see both of them.  We snacked on the new Apple Pie Oreos and also tried some of the M&M’s Cookies and Scream Halloween candy – both were very good.  It made me happy to visit and share a treat with the two of them today.

I am struggling to stay awake… time to close my eyes.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 264

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

Today was a roller coaster day.  I just felt very up and down emotionally.  I met with my doctor and felt pretty good afterwards, but it did not last.  Felt better when my boyfriend came home but now I have crashed again.  …wouldn’t be so bad if I liked roller coasters.

I am still going to dig to find the good.  Today I was happy to hear from my daughter that she will be spending the evening of her birthday with us.  We will treat her to a dinner out and open gifts.  I didn’t know if she wanted to plan something with her friends or not so it was good to hear that she will be here that night.  Hard to believe she will be turning 23 already.

Now for my moment of gratitude… or actually my collection of gratitudes.  Since I saw today was World Gratitude Day I thought maybe I would do more today.  Some things are a daily thing but they are very important.  Home, food and clothing.  My family is my world… and that of course includes my cat.  I have friends I would be lost without.  I have a very good life…

There are things that I wish for, but all in all I have what I need right now.  And on days like today I have to remember that.  What are you grateful for on this World Gratitude Day?

Time to listen to my drooping eyes and close them.  Remember to feel your gratitude and find your happiness.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 263

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

It was a day that was meant to be.  My boyfriend was getting his 401K loan check delivered today, as far as we knew by regular mail delivery.  I was supposed to take my Dad to his weekly coffee group but was met with a huge amount of anxiety today.  I tried everything to settle it down, but had to resort to meds, which means no driving for a while.  But it turned out to be a good thing I did not go to coffee.  When they delivered that and a couple of books I had ordered there was one knock and they dropped the box on the floor outside my door and left.  The box didn’t really bother me, but the envelope with the loan check in it laying in the middle of the common hallway upset me a little.  What if I hadn’t been home to get it right away?  That was a lot of money someone could have walked off with.  We have pretty good neighbors, but I know there have been some crimes in the area… you just never know.  I am grateful I was here to get the packages.

And of course, since my boyfriend got his loan check, that means he got his new vehicle.  I am happy for him.  He is like a kid with a new toy checking out all of the features.  Now does anyone have advice on how to go about selling his old car that has an electrical issue?  “Fixer upper for sale, new engine and transmission $X”  It really is a shame we put a lot into it and now a little problem pushed us over the edge to sell.  I am just clueless as to how to go about a private sale… we have always done trade-ins in the past.

AND… bonus happiness for the day.  Yes, a second major happiness.  My daughter is now training for a new position as store manager at her job.  I am so proud of her.  I know her Dad would be too if he were still here.  That is one of the worst things about him being gone – missing out on the great things she has done and being able to tell her how proud he is of her.  (I hate alcoholism!)

Ok now if I can just calm down from this day of activity and get some sleep.  Although I do NOT have to take my boyfriend to work in the morning.  Just go to my Dr appointment in the morning.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 262

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

I can breathe a sigh of relief… I am done!  My Dad wanted me to shop for birthday presents for both my daughter and niece.  He gives me a dollar target and sends me on my way.  My niece has a lot of online wishes, but my daughter has more things she wants that I can actually pick up in store.  But I have been navigating the internet to find some good deals for my Dad and think I am finally done.  Not only did I have items that were out of stock, but I had to watch delivery dates as I am pushing my luck with a celebration planned for the 30th.  But I got it done and the latest delivery date possible is one of my daughters gifts set to arrive between the 26th and 29th.  I am very grateful that task is done.

As I sit here thinking back on the day I try to find my happiness… it was kind of a rough day.  I came back from taking my boyfriend to work and napped.  Then tried to track down the last of the online gifts.  Picked up my boyfriend.  Checked the mail and found a possible problem with my insurance I have to straighten out (called and left a message for my agent) tomorrow.  Got dinner for my Dad.  And then it was time for dinner for us (a team effort tonight)… it was a busy day.

So I am having a Killian’s to relax a bit.  I would have to say my happy moment today was when my boyfriend got his email confirming his 401K loan so he can get his car.  Knowing that the check is on the way is a big relief.  Now it is simply a waiting game to see how soon he gets it.

Time to slip off to dreamland… oh if only I could sleep well enough to have a dream!  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 261

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

Today was paperwork day for my boyfriend’s “new” used truck/SUV… I’m not sure what you would classify it as, it’s a Chevy Trailblazer.  Now as soon as he gets his loan check we can have the keys in our hands… as early as Wednesday to as late as Friday.  He is really antsy to get it.  I am kind of looking forward to it as well… no more multiple trips across town to take him to and from work.  I am grateful all the paperwork is done so it is just a matter of picking it up.

I heard some preliminary good news.  A friend had a biopsy on her lungs today and all signs initially look like there is no cancer and no sarcoidosis.  Both of which she was worried about.  Final results will come from the doctor on Wednesday, but this was a good sign, and it made me happy.

Not much to say tonight… too tired.  So off to dream land for another night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 260

The kids are all in school, there is a growing crisp in the air.  Football games and shorter days fill the weeks.  It is September.  I have accomplished another month of acknowledging my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join me as I continue my goal of one year on this journey.  Please join in with your happiness and gratitude in the comments or your own blog post.  No matter how bad the day is there is always something worthwhile in the day.

Ah… Sunday.  My boyfriends first of two days off and a day of only two errands to run, not bad.  My boyfriend usually spoils me on Sundays.  He fixes a big breakfast of eggs, sausage and hash browns.  Today was no different and it was so yummy!  It makes me happy, one of those comfort food meals.

It was also a nice fall like day.  We could once again open windows and hear the birds chirping.  It helped my mood a bit today.  With my daughter’s birthday coming up in about a week I am pinching pennies and trying to find corners to cut so I can get her a couple of nice gifts.  It has me stressed out.  I just want her to be happy with what she gets.

Tonight I am grateful to be able to take a little time to go through my emails from the week.  A good way to catch up on the last week before a new one begins.  Some weeks I can get really behind and this was a busy week.

I have taken my medication for the night and am starting to get tired.  I think I will maybe read a bit and head towards sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!