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!
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.
A chilly day today, but there was sun almost all day. Made for a better day to have to be awake early. We had to (finally) take my car into have it worked on. There was a problem with the air flow sensor harness… or something like that. And my rear defroster was not working. With winter around the corner, I needed to get that fixed. My Dad helped me out with repair costs… I couldn’t be more grateful. He has done so much for me since I have gotten sick. I would be lost without him.
My happiness from today is harder to find. Just not feeling the best. It makes me feel so worthless having to ask for help with finances. Then my boyfriend went to the doctor and came home all upset, because the doctor was upset he was not taking care of himself. Not a big surprise, he knew going today he has not been following his diet, using his insulin or exercising. He spent the rest of the day in a foul mood.
I did get a text from a friend, a phone call from my daughter and spent some time catching up on email… I will take all those little moments as my happiness for the day. I think part of the reason I did not have a big happy moment is I am stressing the maintenance crew coming to the apartment tomorrow to change the furnace filter and smoke detector batteries. I hate strangers coming into my home…. does anyone else feel that way?
I need to try to sleep now as I need to be up and showered before they start coming through to work tomorrow. Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day.
This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself. I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day. There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment. Please try to find those moments for yourself too… if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog. Being aware can really turn a day around!
The weather today was still Spring like, only a rainy Spring day. That is ok though, it has been a pretty dry winter around here so we will take it. And I would much rather have a little rain than a lot of snow.
We had indoor plans for the day anyway. My car was once again making a loud ticking noise and we had an appointment at the auto garage to have it fixed. It was like the same sound it had made in the fall when I took it in and it was a part that they had to remove part of the dash to get to … nearly a $400 bill but covered under the extended warranty so it was free. My warranty is now expired but the bill was less as it was an easier to fix part this time.
So I am happy to have my car back and to have it quiet again. I am grateful the bill was almost $100 less than I expected too. It is amazing how much we rely on our cars to get us from point a to point b. We really learn how much we usually use them when they are not around to be used.
I am so excited and back into a more comfortable place… I got my car back from the body shop. I don’t know about you but I find it a little hard to get used to another car. The basic idea of driving is the same for all cars but wipers, cruise control and lights are different in all of them. It took me two days to find the off button on the radio (not that I actually wanted it off, just wanted to know). The gas petal was very receptive to the slightest of touch. Where mine has a stiffer feel to it. The brakes were about the same. But now I don’t have to worry about all the little quirks in the car as I have my Scarlet back… yes, it is a red car. LOL
I really need to get back on a writing schedule at night or I will be a day behind forever… but then that is one thing about me, ask any of the family and they will say I am perpetually late. That was the only detention I got in school was for tardiness. My daughter says I will be late for my own funeral.
But I am not here to talk about my inevitable death. My happiness for yesterday… I finally got a couple of recall fixes taken car of for my car and sought the irritating source of a LOUD clicking noise the car was making. If I had been feeling better I would have been pacing back and forth worried about the bill. Car repairs can be so expensive and right before the start of the holiday season unwanted expenses really hurt.
I got the call that the car was fixed and they told me the total on the bill I about passed out. All the work outside of the free recall fixes was covered under the extended warranty policy so I just had a $50 deductible to pay. My car is nice and quiet, does not leak oil, and is safe again. And I still have money for groceries – Yippee!!
My grandfather used to hate Mondays… always seemed to be the day of the week when things would go wrong. I had a pretty good weekend, then today came along. Stress, anxiety, depression… it is all trying to gang up on me again. Money issues are really hitting us hard right now and with my car making a mystery sound I am so worried about repair costs. We have been putting off a recall repair (which will be free, but will take time) so decided today to set up an appointment and ask about the sound. Luckily the mechanic said it did not sound like anything serious and could be fixed when they do the recall repairs. That was a big relief to me! Not only do I need the car for my medical visits, but I am driving my Dad around now too as he has no license. So this turned out to be a good news Monday… my grandpa would never believe it.