Happy and Grateful – Day 144

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Good morning… not what I normally say in my posts, but the fatigue hit me hard last night and here we are at the start of another day.  Will you forgive me for being late again?

The day was a good one.  My Dad, daughter and I all met a dear friend from out-of-town for lunch.  She was back in town for some graduations and Memorial Day with family and we were lucky enough to have a time we could all get together to see her for a while.  It made me very happy to hear her laugh again… she has an infectious laugh I just love.

We had a couple of errands to run after that and one was to the clinic that has the best grounds keeping staff and always keeps the entryway blooming this time of year.  And I just happened to snap a photo on the way out.  I am grateful that such an often depressing place has such beauty outside.

Now I am off to try to catch up on the day… remember to be grateful!

Clinic Blooms LR

Happy and Grateful – Day 128

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Today was wonderful.  It was in the upper seventies and a nice breeze blowing.  Mostly sunny skies and those white puffy clouds.  And I actually got out and was able to enjoy some of it.

My boyfriend and I went to a state park not too far away that has a trail system.  We took it easy and tried to pick a fairly easy path.  It was GREAT on the way down, but the walk back up the hill proved to be a bit more of a challenge.  I made it though.  We had to stop a lot on the way back and it was slow going, but we were not on any time schedule.

A lovely wooded area with a nice creek we saw at the bottom of the hill. My Monochrome Monday post is one of the pictures I took and I will share one of the creek and a rock wall.

We came home and cleaned up to try a newer restaurant for dinner that serves English food and I had my first Bangers and Mash.  It was really good.  It is one of those nice little local favorite restaurants that is good for lunch or dinner and hanging with friends.

Now I am feeling the effects of the long day and am ready for a good night’s sleep.  I am happy to have been able to enjoy a little nature today.  Grateful for a good meal.  And let’s hope fibro doesn’t spoil tomorrow because of the activity today!

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2

Monochrome Monday – A Negative Day

This week I want to share something a little different.  It is technically still a black and white photo… it is just a negative image.  A lot of times you can get really unique pictures with this camera effect.  This was actually taken on a nice sunny day with puffy white clouds in the sky.  I hope you enjoy it…

Digimax A50 / KENOX Q2