Happy and Grateful – Day 357

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.

I am a little late… better late than never, huh?  Fatigue caught up with me again… fatigue and depression.  I am missing some important people from my life this holiday.  I have gone through this more than once, but it doesn’t seem to get any easier.  I just have to focus on the good and remember fondly those memories that will never be lost.

Saturday was a day to wrap gifts.  My boyfriend was at work so I was able to spread everything out and wrap away.  Got through most of it but still have a couple left to do.  My back started to bother me quite a bit so I had to return to my recliner to rest a bit and lost my motivation.  But I am grateful for all I have accomplished earlier this year than usual.

I did have contact with two dear friends during the day.  I got a call from a friend who means the world to me.  And then I received a letter from a friend I used to work with years ago and have not seen in quite some time.  It always makes me happy to connect with friends.

Well there is still much to do today so I better post this and get on with it.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful day/night!

Happy and Grateful – Days 345 & 346

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.

I am playing catch-up this afternoon before I end up 3 days behind.  I almost always post my daily prompt poems first but “theory” is giving me troubles… maybe I am using up all my words in all the Christmas letters I am writing and there is nothing left for a poem.  LOL

Day 345

Monday was busy.  I had to drive out-of-town to see my doctor to get my prescriptions renewed.  The powers that be are in negotiations right now as to whether or not that clinic will continue accepting my insurance next year.  It may have been one of my last visits with that doctor and that makes me sad.  I am so grateful for her and all she has done for me… I hope and pray I will still be able to see her next year.

After our trip out-of-town my boyfriend and I did a little Christmas shopping.  We are now done with his side of the family, started on my daughter and have a couple of ideas for my side.  It made me happy to get some of that finished.

Day 346

After the stressful drive and shopping I had to have a day of recovery.  I was so tired I napped nearly two hours!  I almost napped again later in the day too, but managed to stay awake.  I was grateful it was an easy day with nothing going on too pressing to get done.

I did however work a little bit more on Christmas cards and letters and took the first batch of 7 cards to the mailbox.  I am happy I am making steady progress with them.  I just hope I don’t run out of steam and end up sending them out late.

Ok… I have to try to work some more with “theory” and there are more letters to write.  I really hope to get back to WordPress tonight and stay on top of my posts… I make no promises though.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 329

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 another day of fatigue… only two naps though.  And now I am wide awake too late in the night.  I have yet to understand why fibro can cause such profound fatigue during the day but still give me trouble sleeping at night.  Just one of many mysteries surrounding fibro.

I would have to say my happiness today came from a late night phone call.  My daughter called after work tonight and the conversation ended up on food.  One thing led to another and she talked me into making her a sandwich she would stop by and eat.  It is one my Dad got me hooked on and I passed it down to my daughter.  The combination may sound awful but the taste is really quite good.  I made her a peanut butter and pickle sandwich.  It made me happy to see her for a short while tonight.

My boyfriend made it through his shift at work today ok.  But came home pretty wiped out.  His fever is gone and he said instead of feeling like a train hit him, it is now only a pickup truck.  I am grateful he is feeling a little better and has the next two days off to recover.  To be on the safe side I filled up on Vitamin C and had some Echinacea tea today trying to keep it away from me.

I need to try to close my eyes and sleep now.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 328

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 woke up to a blinking cursor… out like a light in the middle of my post last night.  Darn fatigue!!  So let’s try to back up a few hours and get this done finally.  Oops!

It was the infamous Black Friday when hundreds stand in long lines for a chance to save a few dollars on something going on sale hours later.  …I have never understood why.  There is no sale that will get me out of sleeping and standing in the cold (although this year’s weather was unseasonably warm) at 4am.  I have always figured if I was meant to have it then it will be there when I arrive fully rested later in the day.  So I do not partake in the insanity that is Black Friday.  Most years the sales are on the same things except a few hot item toys and my daughter is well past the toy age.  So I was grateful to stay home and away from the crowds.

Actually spent a lot of the day worrying about my boyfriend who I am sure has the flu – body aches, fever and stuffy nose.  But there is no excuse on one of the busiest shopping days of the year not to be behind the register.  He did manage to make it through most of his shift and management let him leave about and hour and a half early.  He came home and just slept and took medicine.  I was happy he was able to rest fairly well all night.

Now I must get on with my day instead of sitting here all day I have things I should try to get done.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful day/night!

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 313

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.

It was a cold day today.  Right around the freezing point most of the day with a cold wind blowing.  A good day to stay inside.  And that is what I did for most of the day.  I fought fatigue a good portion of the day and succumbed to two naps.  But I was grateful to have a day with not much planned where I could take the naps.

I was feeling a little better than I was last night, but still missing my friend.  It is getting close to the holidays and at one time he was going to be here for the holidays, but that changed and I wish I could see him again.  I worry I never will see him in person again.  As he will not be coming back here and I don’t have the money or energy to travel.  I am glad we still keep in touch somewhat through phone and texts.

Tonight’s happy moment … I have a hard time with this one tonight.  I am going to go with one I don’t know if I have used before or not.  With the upcoming winter they are talking about the homeless and the coming cold…. I am happy to have a roof over my head and I can afford the heat to stay warm.  Having known someone who was homeless for a while I know circumstances can come up and it all can vanish too easily.

Now I am going to finish watching the end of the musical Chicago and hope to get to sleep soon after.  Please 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 305

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 a day to try to catch my breath.  I literally swallowed wrong today and it resulted in about 5 minutes of coughing and wheezing until I was breathing somewhat normally again.  But it was also a day to try to catch up.

I have been on the go for several days and just couldn’t do it anymore.  I made it to take Dad to his Wednesday coffee, but the errands I was going to run I put off for another day.  The laundry will keep another day.  And my boyfriend fixed dinner.  I was grateful to be able to listen to my body when it said stop.

I did take a little of my down time to scan some old photographs into my computer.  My daughter was wanting some pictures of her dad and I had a stack of them to scan for her.  I even included the one of him sporting a mullet and me in shorts with sunburned legs (the reason why I rarely wear shorts – I just burn).  It made me happy to have a little trip down memory lane today.  But it was bittersweet as it reminded me of all I lost too.

Sleep is knocking on the door now… I am overdue in answering it.  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 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!