I’m Melting!

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“I abhor this heat!  What happened to Spring?  How can it be ninety degrees at the start of May?”  Miriam was mumbling on about the heat, while her sister just grinned.

“You are so like Mom; she never did like the heat.  You know anything can happen here.  It is supposed to drop about twenty-five degrees for the high tomorrow.  Just be patient or quit whining and turn on the air conditioner.”  Sheila gave her sister an eyeroll and added, “It really won’t cost that much to run the air for a few hours to cool things off.”

“No, I have fans throughout the house so we can make it a few more hours and it will start to cool off outside when the front moves through the state.  And then let’s hope the weather stays more seasonable.”  Her sister rolled her eyes at her again.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – abhor

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 135

May has arrived and I hope it brings lots of Spring cheer with it.  I am in my fifth month now of taking time to acknowledge the things that make me happy and grateful every day… almost half way to my goal of a full year.  If you want to join in on this challenge please add your thoughts in the comments or start your own blog.  There is a lot to be happy and grateful for!

Tied our record high of 91°F today… glad we turned on the air conditioner.  We ran a few errands and then I got comfortable and started my prep for my colonoscopy.  All I can say is I will be glad when it is over tomorrow!  UGH!

I did get a letter written to a friend and sent out in the mail today.  And if I wrote a letter that means I had to play with my ink and stamps to make a card.  Always good to get a little ink on my hands… it makes me happy.

And while I am not grateful for the bitter aftertaste of the medicine I had to take tonight and will repeat in the early morning, I am grateful to be half-way done with it now.  Let’s hope the procedure does not wipe me out too bad that I won’t be able to post tomorrow.  Time will tell.  Now I think I will have another popsicle … there are some good things about a liquid diet!  🙂

Happy and Grateful – Day 48

This is February and I am well on my way to attaining a goal I set for myself.  I am trying to post every day with happiness and gratitude that I have encountered that day.  There is always something no matter how small it may seem that we can be grateful for and even just a shared smile can make you happy if only for a moment.  Please try to find those moments for yourself too…  if you’re up to it I would love if you would share them too in the comments or your own blog.  Being aware can really turn a day around!

I am still LOVING the weather we are having!  Windows open today, temperatures in the mid 60’s, it was great!  I do wish I had a little more chance to enjoy it, instead I spent my afternoon waiting on my sister to bring me a check I needed to take to the bank.  But when it is this nice in February it is hard to stay grumpy or upset.

I took Dad to the clinic again today, picked up my prescriptions, and still got to the bank in time.  I just had to miss out on the short walk in the part… but there is always tomorrow for that.  This warming trend is going to last about a week anyway.

Otherwise my day went ok.  Nothing too great, but the feel of this warm weather had me craving ice cream.  My boyfriend was kind enough to get me some Butter Pecan ice cream with caramel sauce… it was heavenly.  I made me very happy (yes, I know food should not control your moods, but often it does for me… something my doctor and I work on a little).  I was grateful to have something cooling on this almost hot day.  Made me feel like summer was just around the corner. Do you have a favorite ice cream treat, or something else, you like to cool off with?