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 198

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.

Today I wanted to run away… and in a small way I did.

I had to take my Dad to the eye doctor and when we stepped back out into the 90°F weather, started the car and cranked on the A/C… there was nothing!  No fans, no cold, no hot, nothing.  My boyfriends car is out of commission, so I can’t have my car in the shop for a repair right now.  I was devastated.  After I dropped off my Dad I “ran away” to the park.

I got out and pounded the pavement to the flower display took my camera out and started looking for peace and beauty.  Halfway through my pictures I realized my camera had low batteries and was taking very shaky pictures, so I switched to my phone.  I walked a little further to the other small garden area and took some more pictures before I melted onto the nearest bench.

I cut through a couple of short cuts and made it back to my car drenched in sweat.  Put the key in the ignition and crossed my fingers.  It worked!  The air conditioner came back on.  So I am a little confused on what my car is actually doing.  But for now it works.  And for that I am grateful.

The internet was then out when I returned home (which is why my Monochrome Monday – From The Back  post was late going up) so I did a little photo work.  I was happy, even in the heat, to see the flowers today and “pound out” the frustration with a short walk.  The day was not a total loss.  I got to see this…

 

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Happy and Grateful – Day 186

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 hot one today… hot and humid with little to no wind blowing.  A good day to be indoors, and I was for the most part.  I felt like a zombie much of the day as I only got about 3 hours of sleep, napped for an hour this morning and was on the go the rest of the day.  But I was grateful for a good working A/C in the car and cool comfort inside.

To pick my happy moment is more of a struggle.  I know a big reason I was not all smiles today was the lack of sleep.  I have not only been tired but hurting a little more today… the pressure was up the last I saw.  My fatigue and fibro may have been in the forefront of the day, but I did still find some moments of peace with a little music playing and just relaxing.  Music can change a mood for a moment or two of happiness if it is the right song.

Now to go finish a letter to a friend and call it a night.  I sure hope tonight I can sleep better.  Keep looking for your happiness!

Happy and Grateful – Day 161

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer.  Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too.  I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year.  Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog.  There is always something good to find in each day.

I tried to escape today… escape into some ink and music.  I turned on the radio and made three cards.  Ok 2 and 4/5th cards… I am out of vellum tape to put an embellishment on the one to finish it.  I hope to remedy that tomorrow.  It was good to get lost in crafting for a while today.  It kept me out of my head and away from the stress and worry of my pain and situation with disability.  I am happy to create a little something out of scraps of paper… especially when it keeps my mind off of things.

It was a day I never set foot outside my apartment again… but for two reasons, I hurt too bad to do anything and it was HOT out.  The humidity was also on the rise today so that tends to make my fibro worse.  It was a good night to sit back in the AC and watch some DVDs with my boyfriend.  We are almost done with season two of Banshee now.  I was grateful to have good working air-conditioning on a day like today.

Now I have taken my night-time meds and a muscle relaxer.  I am hoping to sleep well tonight and not wake up every few hours like I did last night.  Maybe since my boyfriend is off tomorrow and there will be no morning alarms, I can just sleep until I wake up and feel somewhat rested… well it never hurts to dream a little!  Good night.

 

*By the way… has anyone else not been getting the daily word prompts in their reader feeds?  I have not had it show up two days now this week.  Was just wondering if it was a special little problem I was having or if anyone else was too?