Happy and Grateful – Day 278

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 double doctor day.  The heart doctor for my Dad and my weekly therapist for me.  The appointments were spread out enough that there was no mad dash to get to one from the other at least.  But it made it another day of being out and about with little down time.  So tonight when I had nothing to do for a change it was so nice to be able to catch up a little on some email and posts.  I was grateful for that free time.

It was a pretty grey day with off and on rain most of the day.  But it was nice and cool so I could have the windows open after I got back home.  It always makes me happy to experience a little bit of nature, no matter how small a part that may be.  The birds singing and tonight the crickets chirping is good for me.

I should call it a night and post this.  I am starting to feel the effects of my nighttime meds.  I need to close up the apartment for the night and drift off to dream land (oh, to sleep well enough that I do actually dream would be a blessing).  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 277

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 another busy day.  I took Dad to his coffee group.  I was surprised he was up to going but he did pretty good walking in to the table.  Maybe some of the worst pain is past for him now.  I can always hope!  Then I had to pick up some prescriptions. I have been without my inhaler for a while now because I kept forgetting to call the refill in.  I am grateful I am restocked now.

My boyfriend wanted some Mexican food tonight so we went to a local restaurant that is always good.  I picked up some food for my Dad and dropped off his dinner.  Then was happy to be home where I could put my feet up and relax finally.  It seems I have been on the go for a full week now… I am exhausted.

More errands tomorrow so I should post this so I can get some sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 265

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.

Today was the start of Autumn and it felt more like July or August out.  Hot and humid with a breeze that just brought that hot air to blast against you.  Unfortunately I had to be out in it a little bit to run some errands.  But was able to get them done fairly quickly.  I was grateful I have a good working A/C in my car.

Just before I left to run my errands my daughter messaged me and was wanting to get together for coffee.  So after most of my errands I bought us some coffee and stopped by her apartment.  My niece shares the apartment with her and had the day off today so I got to see both of them.  We snacked on the new Apple Pie Oreos and also tried some of the M&M’s Cookies and Scream Halloween candy – both were very good.  It made me happy to visit and share a treat with the two of them today.

I am struggling to stay awake… time to close my eyes.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 262

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 can breathe a sigh of relief… I am done!  My Dad wanted me to shop for birthday presents for both my daughter and niece.  He gives me a dollar target and sends me on my way.  My niece has a lot of online wishes, but my daughter has more things she wants that I can actually pick up in store.  But I have been navigating the internet to find some good deals for my Dad and think I am finally done.  Not only did I have items that were out of stock, but I had to watch delivery dates as I am pushing my luck with a celebration planned for the 30th.  But I got it done and the latest delivery date possible is one of my daughters gifts set to arrive between the 26th and 29th.  I am very grateful that task is done.

As I sit here thinking back on the day I try to find my happiness… it was kind of a rough day.  I came back from taking my boyfriend to work and napped.  Then tried to track down the last of the online gifts.  Picked up my boyfriend.  Checked the mail and found a possible problem with my insurance I have to straighten out (called and left a message for my agent) tomorrow.  Got dinner for my Dad.  And then it was time for dinner for us (a team effort tonight)… it was a busy day.

So I am having a Killian’s to relax a bit.  I would have to say my happy moment today was when my boyfriend got his email confirming his 401K loan so he can get his car.  Knowing that the check is on the way is a big relief.  Now it is simply a waiting game to see how soon he gets it.

Time to slip off to dreamland… oh if only I could sleep well enough to have a dream!  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 249

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 am so tired… lets hope I can still write a coherent sentence or two to get this post done right.  I only got about 3 hours of sleep last night and have been on the go – taking my boyfriend to work, last-minute cleaning before the inspection, making a card, taking my dad to coffee, picking up my boyfriend, going to the store, going to get dinner out, to my Dads to deliver him dinner and finally home to read posts and work on my two for the night.  I am grateful I was able to get through it all without biting anyone’s head off due to lack of sleep.

Today at the store we indulged… not healthy AT ALL, but they looked so good.  New gourmet doughnuts … $2 a piece.  I have tried one and it was good, but not really worth the price tag in my opinion.  I had a cherry cheesecake one.  I also have for the next days a cocoa crispies one and a pecan caramel one.  It may be a false feeling, but it made me happy to treat my sweet tooth this afternoon.

Ok… I am trying to nod off typing this.  I must finish up and hit publish.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 241

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

I did it again… the fatigue got the better of me for the second night in a row and I fell asleep in the middle of posting.  Forgive me for being a little late again.

It was a somewhat busy day.  I had energy to get a little laundry done and I was grateful for that.  I wrapped the gifts for my sister and took them over to my Dads house.  Picked up my boyfriend and then later went back across town to get dinner for my Dad.  It was not a lot but it seemed like I was moving a lot of the day.

Now as I sit here a day later I struggle with my memory as far as what was a happy moment.  I would have to say a frustrating but cute moment… my cat “helped” me wrap my sisters large cutting mat.  She sat right in the middle of it while I taped the edges.  It was funny so that would have to be my happy moment of the day.

Now I am running late to go pick up my Dad for his coffee group so I must run.  Find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good day/night!

Happy and Grateful – Day 230

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

It was a pretty warm day.  It was supposed to storm maybe tonight, but now the radar looks like it may go past us.  We could sure use the rain… not the storms.  Although I don’t mind the sounds of a distant thunderstorm at all… it is kind of comforting in a strange way.

Today was a busy day.  Errands, shopping and a little more tidying up of the apartment.  I will have company over tomorrow night.  There is a fierce card game battle planned with a friend and my daughter.  So I may not post until Sunday… all depends on how late things run tomorrow night.

I am grateful I was able to get a little cleaning done.  Not floor to ceiling work, but a lot of putting things away that were out on tables and counters.  I have never been a great housekeeper … I tend to be clean but cluttered a lot of the time.  My boyfriend helps out a lot with the clutter too.  One of the things that fibro takes from me is my stamina to do much housework in one day, so that adds to it all as well.

I am trying to decide what was my happiness of the day.  Running errands is not really happy stuff.  Cleaning is not what I call happy either.  But I did get to spend more time with my boyfriend by doing both of those things together.  So I did not feel quite as isolated today and that is something to be happy about.

Ok I will stop babbling for the night and let you move onto another post.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a great night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 228

Seven months are gone now and surprisingly I am still plugging along with this challenge to post about my happiness and gratitude every day this year.  August brings the state fair here in Iowa and lots of heat and humidity.  It is the time to see the back to school shopping start with kids dreading it and parents loving it.  As I continue my challenge I hope you will take a minute to reflect on your day too.  You can even share your happiness and gratitude here in the comments or on your own blog.  There is good in every day!

It was a busy day today with coffee day for Dad, a stop at the tobacco shop (for my Dad) and dropping off books to my daughter.  Then I did a little paper work at home for my boyfriend… I am tired tonight.  But I was grateful most of my errands took place in between the little rain showers we had today.  I just wish we had gotten a little more rain than we did though.

Tonight my daughter came over to share some tacos for dinner and then try to catch up on our soap watching.  We had a purely girly moment and got all happy for a new plot twist with a surprising new couple getting together.  We laughed and cheered them on … it was a purely cheesy moment, but you have to be silly every once in a while.

All in all it was a pretty good day… I am just trying to hold onto that fact as I wind down in the lonely hours of the night.  I will do some more reading and try to get to sleep soon.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 179

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer. Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too. I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year. Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog. There is always something good to find in each day.

I’m exhausted!  The day has been filled with much too much on very little sleep.  So I will probably keep this short and sweet so I can close my eyes…let’s just hope they don’t close before I post this.

I had shopping to do for my Dad today, taking and picking up my boyfriend from work, coffee group for my Dad, and dinner for my Dad… phew!  I got through it all, but it was kind of staggered throughout the day so it wasn’t all at once.  And I did take a short nap in there too.  I am grateful I had the energy to get it all done.

We had some thunderstorms roll though this afternoon… I am also grateful we did not have any tornadoes as there were some sighted in the state with this system.  I just hope the rain knocked some of the humidity out of the air for tomorrow, but I doubt it.

Today I got an email from a very close friend.  She was like a big sister when I was growing up.  She had to move back home to California and I have missed her ever since.  She has been having some health issues and I sent her a letter last week and she replied with an email I was so happy to get.

Ok, the Sandman is here with a BIG bag of sand threatening to knock me out so I should go.  Hope everyone had a good day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 164

June brings warmer weather and the start of summer.  Hopefully it brings many ideas from my muse too.  I continue to write for my challenge to find the things that make me happy and grateful each day this year.  Please feel free to join me in this challenge with comments about your happiness and gratitude or start your own blog.  There is always something good to find in each day.

Today was a scorcher.  Highs in the 90s and the heat index was around 100… it was HOT!  And I had things I had to do.  So I pulled my jeans up, tugged my shirt down and set after getting them done.

Thankfully most of the errands were just quick drop offs, but I did have a half a dozen things to get at the store for my Dad.  I am just grateful I had the energy to get through it all.  I will probably be running short on energy tomorrow, but there is only Dad’s coffee meeting to worry about.

Tonight I chatted a bit with my daughter and she made me laugh… that is always a good thing.  I can usually count on her to turn my spirit around when I am down, or at least try.  She continually makes me happy to be her mom.

But tonight I am very worn out, so not a lot of chit-chat on my blog.  I am ready to curl up and get some rest.  Let’s hope I will be able to uncurl tomorrow morning.  LOL!