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!

Day 60 – 100 Days of Happiness

Oops… I had a busy day yesterday and was wiped out before I could post my Day 60, but what a fun day.  Every year there is a local craft fair at the community building and the senior high school.  Since my daughter was old enough to appreciate crafts we have tried to make it every year to the show and that is what we did yesterday.  It was good to see the changes from last years popular crafts.  My favorite of the new items was some beautiful decorated leather journals.  They were out of my price range but they were wonderfully crafted.  We did out usual stop to a repeat stand where they sell flavored pecans… had to get some maple ones, delicious!  Then after we had been through both buildings we took a trip to the craft store for more inspiration.  It was fun but the day had one more surprise.

I had stumbled across some information about an actual quidditch (as in the Harry Potter sport) tournament that would be taking place yesterday too.  So we took a few minutes to she what a sport on flying broomsticks with magical flying balls looked like in an ordinary world.  The players had broomsticks they had to keep between their legs, rubber balls to try to score and volleyball to hit each other with as a diversion.  It was fun to watch for a little bit, but my daughter had to go to work so we couldn’t stay long.

It was a full day for me and I am feeling the fatigue and pain from being on my feet so long yesterday, but it was a wonderful day spent with my daughter continuing a tradition.  Now we wait a year for it to return and offer more inspiration and the potential for a few early Christmas gifts.