Happy and Grateful – Day 341

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

Today started a little late.  I overslept and woke up 15 minutes before I was supposed to meet my daughter for coffee.  So I rushed around and got ready as quick as I could.  We then met at the book store and shared some stories and coffee.  It was a good way to start the day.  I was happy she finally had a day off and we could connect.

It was my usual Thursday doctor’s appointment this afternoon.  It was well overdue… first there was no appointment on the Thursday of Thanksgiving and then the following week I was sick so it has been three weeks since I had seen him.  I was more than grateful for the appointment.

I am starting to feel my night meds kick in, so I will stop for the night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful 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 289

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.

A busy day today.  Took my Dad to the clinic this morning.  Then my boyfriend drove me to my doctor’s appointment out-of-town.  We stopped and saw my daughter briefly … and got some coffee while we were there of course.  Then went to the craft store so I could look for something I wanted for a Halloween card.  Didn’t find exactly what I wanted, but something that will work.  Then we finally came home.  I was happy to put my feet up and relax.

Looking through the craft store was fun and sad all in one.  Saw so many things I want but can’t afford.  It is always at the very least worth some inspiration to walk through a craft store because there is always something I see that sparks my creativity.  Today it was some coffee themed items that I can use for a friend or two.  I am always grateful to spend time around inspiration.

Well last night I had far too much trouble sleeping, so tonight I am hoping to get to sleep soon.  I at least didn’t fall asleep in the middle of writing like I was afraid might happen LOL.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 282

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 once more a beautiful fall day.  Sunshine and a nice breeze to shake loose the leaves from the trees.  I saw people mowing lawns, and blowing leaves.  Kids must have been out of school today as there were a few at the playground.  Seemed like a Norman Rockwell kind of day… but I just wasn’t feeling it.

I went to see my doctor for a yearly check up and everything seemed ok.  Will get blood work results tomorrow I assume.  And she did schedule me for a bone density test next week.  I am glad the appointment is done and over with and grateful it went well.

My happy moment would have to go to dinner tonight.  An old-fashioned comfort food meal with homemade meatloaf.  I don’t think it turned out quite right, but my boyfriend seemed to like it.  It is the kind of meal to make you at least temporarily happy.

I need to try to get some rest… going to be a challenging day tomorrow with rain and cooler temperatures – will most likely set off my fibro.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 276

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 have got to find a breaking point… something has to give.  I am so worn out and things are not slowing down anytime soon.  The fatigue it feels like, is swallowing me whole.  By the time I got the cobwebs out of my head this morning it was already time to leave to get Dad for coffee so there was no time to post until now.  I hope you forgive me for being late once again.

Tuesday Dad went in for a follow-up with his doctor after going to the ER.  Really nothing new except she did say it could be a month or two before there is much change in Dad’s leg.  He is either getting a little better (or just getting used to it) though as he seems to be limping a little less.  I was grateful to know there are no underlying problems.

My daughter messaged me and we chatted about a cute conversation she had with her boyfriend.  It was about watching HGTV together in their house.  Made my daughter giddy and made me happy to know they are talking of things in the future. …ah young love!

I need to go try to tackle some laundry… not sure I can lift the laundry basket I am so tired, but I will give it a try so we can have clothes to wear.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 275

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 some time trying to comfort a friend today.  Her son lost his battle with cancer.  There is not much to do other than offer a shoulder to cry on and arms to hold onto each other.  We shared a lunch at a local park trying to continue with some sort of normalcy.  My heart breaks for her,  but I was happy to be there for her in any small way possible.

My Dad has had no change in his leg.  The swelling has not gone down, nor has the pain.  He had to do a blood draw and the ladies at the lab were concerned about him.  They arranged for an appointment with the doctor for Tuesday.  I am grateful that they look out for him.

Once again the fatigue got me last night but this is not as late as the last two days were.  I think I may be headed back to on track.  Now to read a few posts before I have to take my Dad to his appointment.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 270

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.

It was another beautiful day today.  Blue skies and birds singing… now if I had just had more time to enjoy it.  But my Dad had a doctor’s appointment and I had to go to the store for him.  This was a new doctor and I was pleased with his “bedside manner” during the exam.  I am grateful it went well.

I heard from my best friend today and got some really good news from him.  He is writing again.  Years ago we first met through a group writing experience and I have always loved his writing.  It made me happy to see his words once again.  I really hope he keeps it up.

Now I need to post this before I fall asleep.  I hope you find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 250

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.

I slept better last night… and this morning, and some of the afternoon too!  I slept so well I slept right through my doctor’s appointment for the week.  Now I have to wait another week to bare my soul.  But it works out well really.  He recommended a workbook about mindfulness and it should be delivered tomorrow.  This way I will have a little “homework” done before I see him again.  I do hate missing that appointment.  But I am grateful I slept better.

I did my part in helping out a friend today.  One of the women I went to school with is about to have her 50th birthday and her sister wanted to do a card shower for her.  So I went to my craft desk and got a little ink and glue on my hands.  It always makes me happy to create a card.  I sure hope she gets a lot of cards.  This is the first card shower I have been a part of.

Well my meds are making me tired… I hope to get this published before I fall asleep, unlike last night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a nice night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 212

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.

A little bit warmer today, but still not as warm as it usually is.  I am not complaining about it at all.  We have a couple of days coming up forecasted only with highs in the 70’s, that is amazing for August.

On this final day of the month I wonder how it went by so fast.  I remember hearing that as a kid and not having a clue what they meant.  Now I understand.  The older you get the faster it seems to move.  And I will tell you as soon as I became a parent I swear it moved at least twice as fast as it had been.

Speaking of children… my daughter and her significant other celebrated one month being together and he bought her flowers.  Awww!   So she called me on the phone not just to tell me but to ask for a vase to borrow.  So when she was done at work she stopped by and we got to visit for a little while.  That always makes me happy.

As far as my gratitude goes today… I am grateful for my doctor.  I can “talk” to him 24/7 by writing basically a letter to him throughout the week and giving it to him to read while I settle into the office for our visit.  Today’s stress got to me and I wrote it out to him.  I used to have a friend I could talk to like that, but he has “moved on” and doesn’t seem to have time for me… can’t say I blame him.

Well before this post goes to a dark depressing place I need to stop.  I am in need of sleep and the depression finds ways to sneak into life easier when I am tired and worn down.  I hope your week started off well… be grateful and find your happiness.