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 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 245

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 tired of being tired.  I can’t believe the way the fatigue has flared this week.  I only napped once today, but I slept in this morning.  And I think that is where my gratitude lies.  I was still fatigued today but felt more reassured I had gotten enough sleep.  It is not a cure for the chronic fatigue, but I know I am not really as run down as I feel at least.

(…damn, I did it again.)

My happiness for the day would have to be, being creative.  I sat at my craft desk and made one of two birthday cards I need to do.  A little ink and a little glue has to be good for the skin, right?

Now it is time to get some (more) sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 244

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.

Another night when the fatigue got the best of me.  Now I struggle early this morning trying to get this done before I fall back asleep.  Bear with me as I clear the cobwebs out of my mind.

This was an ok start to the month.  I napped twice today and fought an intense headache.  I had to do some shopping for my Dad but didn’t have the energy to do it alone and asked my boyfriend to help me through it.  I was grateful he came along.

The night ended on a happy note.  My daughter stopped by after work with laundry and we watched some of the soap opera.  Even if I am not feeling that good she can always make me happy.

(Now I just found I did not publish this in the morning… my head is just not in the game these days, oops!  Wish me luck on getting tonight’s post out on time.)

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

Happy and Grateful – Day 211

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.

It was another fairly nice day.  Once again though the fatigue kept me indoors much of the day.  I napped twice and still felt so worn out.  After a cup of coffee I did get a little energy in me and made it to the store for what I forgot last night.  Now after dinner and a little dessert I am once again without much energy.

Today did take me to a good place down memory lane.  I found an old movie on TV that I had not seen in years.  It was Some Kind Of Wonderful and while it was no Academy Award winner, it was a good “first love” story from the 80’s.  It brought back some good memories of watching the movie with my ex-husband.  I am grateful for those early days we had that were good… very good.

I would have to dig a little for my happy today.  When I get stuck in these days of fatigue or depression too, it is harder to see the good.  It was a simple thing again today.  My cat being kind to me and laying with me a good portion of the afternoon.  Sometimes I do think she can sense my tough days and knows when to be closer to me.

Things ran late tonight (we didn’t even eat dinner until almost 11) because of my boyfriend laying down and napping with a horrible headache.  It is past my bedtime and I still want to read a couple of posts before I try to close my eyes.  I hope as the new work week begins everyone can find their happiness in the week ahead.  Good night!

 

Happy and Grateful – Day 210

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.

Fought the battle against the fatigue hard today… succumbed to two naps.  Fatigue 2 me 0.  Oh well, at least it keeps me out of trouble.  And it was a pretty nice day to get in trouble.  Temps were again in the mid 80’s.  A little more humidity today, but I wasn’t going anywhere except the grocery store and my dad’s.

Today was an on and off battle.  My daughter found two new things on Facebook messenger where we can play mini golf and pool.  So we have been playing each other most of the day.  It has been pretty close, she will win one, then I win two, and she wins two.  It has been fun, keeps me closer to happy.

And I am grateful for the fact I didn’t have to deal with my boyfriend’s ex-wife a second day in a row.  She borrowed money from us last night (we use debt cards for everything and only had a whopping $3 on hand) and stopped back by to pay us back today.  But my boyfriend was outside having a cigarette so I did not have to deal with her.  She is not my favorite person, but I still try to be civil.

I am still feeling the fatigue so that is all for tonight.  I’m going to listen to some meditation music and try to drift off to sleep.  Remember to find your happiness daily!

Happy and Grateful – Day 203

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.

Last day of the heat advisory that was issued back on Tuesday I believe.  We have finally dropped below the 80’s but the humidity is still 89% so it is definitely sticky out still.  I really hate to think what August will bring for heat.  Maybe we will have an early fall… I won’t hold my breath for it though.

This is the last day of my boyfriends week, he always has Sunday and Monday off work.  I am grateful that the weekend is here.  If I could get more than a few hours of sleep before I had to get up and take him to work it would sure make for an easier week.  Unfortunately that is not the case usually and especially this week staying up late with my daughter Thursday night.  I get to sleep in a little tomorrow – yippee!

Today was another day of fatigue and depression.  One of those days I was glad for a nap because then I didn’t feel the pain and loneliness.  But like other times, my cat seemed to know I was not feeling the best and curled up on my lap with me most of the afternoon.  Happiness is a purring cat on your lap.

Now I will try to catch up on a little reading before I drift off.  Or I may decide to just call it a night and sleep some more.  If I could just find a way to muffle the voice in my head that makes me feel so alone… now that would truly make me happy!  Oh well… she isn’t always talking.  Stay happy everyone and be grateful!

Happy and Grateful – Day 202

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.

For us there was a little bit of relief today… it rained.  It was not much but it was enough that it was about 10 degrees cooler.  The grass is still brown and we need a lot more rain, but it is a start.

I paid today for being up so late last night.  I took about 3 naps and still fought my eyelids from closing.  I am definitely going to be sleeping earlier tonight.  I was however grateful to be able to take the naps I did today.

Tonight I let my inner child out.  The movie Matilda was on TV and there is something about that movie that just makes me happy inside.  I really needed it tonight.  I will take my happiness where I can get it!

Now I will try to escape a little bit in a book and soon drift off to sleep.  I hope you find something to be grateful for in your weekend.

Happy and Grateful – Day 193

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.

It is a race tonight… to get my words on the screen before I fall asleep!  I have taken my meds and am nodding off already.  So lets just jump right into it.

My happiness today would be getting more ink on my hands and making another card.  I can really just lose myself in the creative flow.  And I am grateful for my family.  Had a brief chat with my sister today, messaged my cousin and had coffee with my dad.  I really wonder how people can get by without family, but I know a lot of people who do.  I’d be lost without mine.

(Well if you look close to the published time you will see I lost the race.  Got up to take my boyfriend to work… laptop still open on my lap and the light still on in the room even.  Oops!)