Picky Eater

The microwave beeped as the potato finished cooking. Nancy pulled open the door and yelled, “Cindy, dinner’s ready.”

From upstairs there was the noise of scrambling feet as Cindy came out of her room and ran down the stairs. “Walk!” Nancy yelled. This was an ongoing battle between the two of them.

“I don’t know why you can’t just walk down the stairs like a young lady.” Nancy stated as Cindy slid across the kitchen floor in her socks. Cindy just laughed and poked at the potato on the plate. “Did you micro this? It makes the skin tough, Mom.”

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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 312

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 ok.  I am struggling some tonight.  Thinking of what-ifs and might-have-beens.  Missing my best friend something fierce.  Feeling out of control.  But there was good in the day.  I took my Dad to his coffee group this afternoon and it always makes me happy to see him laughing and talking with his friends.

Tonight I was grateful we had some left-overs we could just heat up to have for dinner and it didn’t require a lot of work.  I was not up to cooking and neither was my boyfriend.  So it was a search through the fridge to find a little of this and a little of that.  It may not have been gourmet, but it was good.

That is about all I have for tonight.  I am going to try to sleep early so tomorrow I can get up and do a little reading in my workbook before I head to my therapist visit for the week.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 299

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.

Today was filled with a lot of anxiety.  I woke up 15 minutes before my doctor’s appointment was scheduled.  I moved as fast as I could to get ready and get there within 10 minutes of the appointment time.  So I was pretty keyed up during the appointment, but the doctor is good about being able to talk me back down.  I was grateful it was still nice enough to walk to my appointment today… our first snow is supposed to fly tomorrow.

Tonight I was able wrestle down my anxiety and meet a couple of friends for dinner for a late birthday gathering.  It made me happy to see them both, it had been quiet a while.

I need to let my eyes close and get some rest now.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 292

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.

Today was a pretty good day.  Weather was nice and I was able to walk to my weekly doctor’s appointment.  Taking a little bit of time to see the beauty of the trees I pass by on my way across the apartment complex.  The fall colors are really starting to pop.  I am hoping to make it to the park in the next week maybe to take some pictures before it is too late.

My doctor’s appointment went well.  It is always good to see my therapist.  I am having a little trouble with the morning appointment times.  I made it to alarm #4 before I started to really wake up.  I think I only have one more morning appointment left.  I find it so frustrating that I have trouble sleeping but then once I am asleep I have trouble waking up.  But I made it there and got to see the doctor and that made me happy.

Tonight was pretty quiet.  My boyfriend and I watched a little TV and had a nice dinner.  I am always grateful that my boyfriend likes to cook and will do so almost every night.  By the time dinner comes around I am often either tired or hurting.

Speaking of tired, it is time to rest my eyes.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 290

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 has been a lovely fall day.  I sat here by the window, had some coffee, listened to the birds sing and read though some blogs today.  It was a nice relaxing afternoon.  Then I went with my boyfriend out-of-town to meet my daughter for dinner tonight as it was my birthday.  We had a fabulous dinner at Olive Garden complete with left overs to eat later this week.  I was happy to spend the evening with two very special people in my life.

After dinner my daughter had to go back to work and we drove home.  We did stop to see my Dad and visited with him awhile.  He and my sister had a couple of birthday gifts for me so I opened them up.  I was so grateful for the gifts.  They gave me a new tool to use in my card making so I can not only cut but emboss cards too.  I can’t wait to try it out, but it will have to wait a day or two while I find room for it on my shelves.  It was a wonderful end to the day.

Now I need to go through some email and then call it a night.  I hope you all find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 284

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.

Aside from a few clouds it was another picture perfect fall day.  The trees are really starting to pop with color and I wish I had the time and energy to get out and take some pictures.  Maybe I can sneak out this weekend… so far there is nothing planned for Saturday or Sunday.

My mood is a little better today.  Of course I didn’t have as much down time today either.  It was coffee day for my Dad so that took up the first half of the afternoon.  I did get some time this afternoon to get ready for another doctor’s appointment coming up.  They now have a pre-visit checklist of sorts you can do on their website with any changes in meds or health concerns.  I am hoping that saves lots of question time when I go in next Monday.  I really like the way the clinics around here are going to online sites where you can manage your health records.  It is nice to be able to get results online without having to wait.  I can also message my doctor with concerns.  I am grateful they have this service.

Tonight we splurged a little and went to Perkins for dinner.  It is not a huge expense on Wednesdays as I am on their mailing list and get a buy one get one free entrée coupon every week for Wednesdays.  It always makes me happy when I can save money like that and the good comfort food is an added bonus.

I am feeling pretty tired tonight so it is time to stop the fingertips from talking much more.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!