Happy and Grateful – Day 322

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.

My anxiety is rattling right off the charts tonight.  You have to understand this is a pretty small town I live in. The news tonight left me shook up.  Less than a mile from where I live there was what appears to be an attempted robbery that ended up with the victim dead from a gun shot to the chest.  They do not have the suspects in custody yet.  As night falls I am more and more nervous… I know I shouldn’t be, but I am.  There just is not a high rate of crime here.  This is the first homicide of the year.  But I do have my anxiety medication to hopefully help me sleep.

So today did have some good moments.  I got a surprise visit from my daughter for a short while today.  She had gotten the wrong drink at Starbucks and brought it to me since she knew I liked chai lattes. I was happy to see her even if only for a short time.

Tonight I tried something different for dinner.  I put pork chops in the crock pot to cook with some apple butter and spiced apple rings… they came out sweet and delicious.  I was grateful they tasted good.

Well it is time to take my night-time meds and hope to sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy And Grateful – Day 318 & 319

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.

Fatigue got the best of me last night… forgive me for doubling up on my posts.  Aside from being exhausted yesterday I had an ok day.  I had a doctor’s appointment and that went well.  And a decision was finally made on when we would be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughter (as she and my boyfriend both work that day).  I was grateful we were able to come up with a time to all gather together.

Yesterday I was happy we had medicine and pain patches in the house.  This time not for me, but for my boyfriend.  He apparently slept wrong and woke up with a terrible back ache.  That way I didn’t have to run to the store to get more for him, as the fatigue level was high all day yesterday.

Today was a day of mostly sun again thankfully.  It really brings the day around when it is out.  I got a little bit of work done today.  Got a load of laundry done, that is always an accomplishment.  Did some work on my computer… I think it is all updated and working right now.  I was grateful for the energy and clear mind to get that all done.

Tonight I would have to give my happiness to watching a movie.  It was on the life of the artist Frida Kahlo… it was very interesting. And it had some great actors in the cast as well.

It is late and morning will come too fast.  I need to turn off my mind and relax so I can sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day.

 

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!

Happy and Grateful – Day 314

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 feel like I have to make this a fairly quick short and sweet post.  One reason is I am exhausted and afraid I will fall asleep before I am done.  And the other is so I don’t get sidetracked talking about my depression.

It was a cold day, but once again I did not have to venture out much in it.  I did get out in the cold to go and fix my Dad some dinner,  And on the way there I mailed a Christmas card.  No, believe me I don’t normally send out cards this early but this was a special request.

The local news website had a story on a little boy with neuroblastoma who may not make it to Christmas this year who wanted a card shower for early Christmas cards.  So I went into my craft corner and created a little something to send.  This had two benefits.  It made me happy to get ink on my hands and I was grateful to have a very healthy daughter.  It also made me happy to try to bring a little bit of joy to this boy’s difficult last days.

That is all I have in me tonight.  Sinuses are killing me, and I am so close to sleep… yawn!  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 311

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.

Today was laundry day… got three loads done.  Two of them were for my daughter.  Now my shoulders are feeling the work of the day tonight, so I will take my muscle relaxers and hope to sleep easy.  At least the majority of it is done.  I have one, maybe two more loads to wash.  I am grateful I was able to get them done.

I did meet my daughter today for a late lunch.  It was the first time in quite a long time we were actually able to sit down and talk much.  She has been putting in overtime at work for about a month now.  The money is nice, but it does not give her much free time.  It really made me happy to talk to her today.

Now I am already getting droopy eyelids so I should get this posted.  Going to be a busy day tomorrow too with the clinic and coffee both for Dad.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 309

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 enjoy getting an “extra” hour of sleep when the clocks change, but I hate that it gets dark so early now.  How much longer until the days start growing longer?  Google said December 21st… that is still more than a month and a half away; too long of a wait if you ask me.  Oh well, it just means the daylight hours are that much more precious and we need to appreciate them.  And that is what I was grateful for this afternoon.  We finally had a break from the clouds and saw the sun!  It was nice to feel it streaming in through the window.  Only drawback is that it will be cold tonight with no clouds to hold in the heat.

I had a quick 5 minutes of happiness tonight.  When I went to my Dad’s to get him dinner I stopped by my daughter’s apartment and picked up laundry she needs done.  So I have a little work to do tomorrow but at least I got to see her for a short while tonight.  It always makes me happy to see her.

Now I want to pose a question to all of you… what am I going to do when my year is over in less than two months?  I think a year is more than long enough for my happiness and gratitude posts, but what should I do next?  I have a couple of ideas but would really like to hear your input.  Thanks for taking the time to read this and remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 308

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.

Once again the fatigue got me last night.  It hit without warning and I was out for the night.  But I think this goes with my post today because it was the first night in quite a while that I did not wake up in the middle of the night, not once.  So I will use the end of the day for my gratitude for a good night sleep.

I possibly slept so well since I was feeling a lot of anxiety yesterday.  It was the anniversary of my ex-husband’s death.  I know it is a day very hard for my daughter and this was the first year she did not turn to me but instead her boyfriend.  They both had the day off and were going to spend it together.  It was all I could do to keep from texting her all day, but I was happy she has found someone who will be there for her when she needs it.

I suppose it is time to shake the rest of the sleep out of my head and get on with the day.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful day/night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 302

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

I spent the afternoon today going to four different stores with my daughter looking for vampire teeth.  Then when we did find some it was the one size fits all curse… they of course didn’t fit.  So she took to them with the scissors to try to get the right cut on them.  In the long run she had to just cut out the fangs and used “stitched” floss through the plastic to hook them between her teeth.  Pretty clever of her I thought.  It made me happy to do a little shopping with her.  And of course we had to stop and get some coffee while we were out.

Tonight I came home to find my boyfriend involved in a project to put a peg board over my craft desk.  It will hopefully free up some desk space and keep more things in reach.  We got about half of it put together and all measured out but need longer screws to finish it.  We have to go out tomorrow anyway for groceries so we will get the rest of the parts then.  I am grateful he is doing this project for me.

I am going to go and watch some more of the Doctor Who marathon on BBC America.  I hope to get some sleep after this episode is over.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 297 & 298

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

I apologize for not getting my posts on last night, fatigue caught me early and unaware.  I woke up about 4:30 in the morning lights still on and laptop open on my lap still.  Lets hope I can post this without falling asleep first.

Yesterday I got to meet with a friend I used to work with and have lunch with her.  We talked for a couple of hours… it made me happy to visit with her.  And I was grateful she wanted to treat me to a late birthday lunch and picked up the tab.

Today was a worrisome day. My boyfriend was home from work because he didn’t feel well when he woke up for work.  But I had to take my Dad to the clinic and then to his Wednesday coffee group so I worried about him while I was gone.  When I got back home he was feeling a bit better so I was grateful for that.

I spent the evening playing phone tag with my daughter.  First she was busy, then I was busy, but we finally connected and talked a little bit and that made me happy.

Now I must find sleep… before it finds me.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/ day!

 

(Oh man, I had it all written and just needed to put tags on it and send it out into the blogging world… so close.  Oh well, please forgive me again!)

Happy and Grateful – Day 293

The month of October is upon us.  Fall is in full swing with the leaves gathering on the lawn… maybe a pile or two to run through even.  The evenings are getting dark earlier as the days grow shorter.  And a few of us look forward to a good scare with Halloween coming this month.  Everyday has at least some small portion of good in it.  I am looking for that good with this challenge to find my happiness and gratitude every day.  Join in with the challenge by commenting or writing your own blog… let’s find some goodness today.

It was almost too warm today… but it sounds like that will not be a problem again soon.  We are headed for a drop in temperatures after rain tomorrow.  So it is a good thing I got my time by my window with the fresh air today.  I am grateful for the time to hear the birds singing again.  The language on the playground however after school… that was a whole different feeling it gave me.  About sent shivers down my spine.

I did a little tidying up the apartment, until my back told me I had done enough.  Then my daughter came over to wash some laundry and watch the soap.  We ordered some pizza and shared a nice dinner together.  She had to leave pretty early as she has to open at her coffee shop in the early morning.  But it always makes me happy to see her.

Tonight is kind of rough for me… just feel a little out of sorts.  But being able to look back and find the good in the day helps.  I need to take my night meds and try to sleep soon.  Maybe read a few more posts before I get too tired.  Thank you to all who take the time to read these.  I wonder how the numbers really play out.  But I still feel a little connection has been made and that is something to be happy and grateful about.

Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day.