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!

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!