Happy and Grateful – Day 142

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!

Today was an up and down day.  It started with a missed phone call this morning that I dreaded to call back.  It was from the doctor who did my colonoscopy.  I had every thought of it being a bad final test result.  I went through that nearly 14 years ago with my breast cancer… everyone kept telling me it should be fine and it wasn’t.  So with some hesitation I called the nurse back.  It was NOT cancerous, but it was what they call precancerous… where it has all the possibility of becoming cancer, but it is not.  Basically what it means is I have to recheck sooner than every 10 years and go in every 5.  I still haven’t told anyone… except all of you now.  I think I am still adjusting.  I am just grateful it is not cancer.

My daughter stopped by for a short visit this afternoon after she got off of work.  She is having to cover some extra hours as they had a couple of people quit this month and she has worked 6 days a week for 3 weeks now and it is starting to wear on her.  So I listened to her and tried to remind her of the overtime pay and how it looks good for her work ethic… she was tired so I am not sure she is buying it.  But it did make me happy to see her for a while today.

This week is going to be a busy one with doctor visits for both my Dad and me and a friend visiting from out-of-state… so I better try to get some rest.  I hope everyone has a good week!

** One side note.  I don’t try to do much around the current news in my posts but I am definitely a music lover and get a high of sorts at a live show.  My heart weeps tonight for those at the Manchester, England concert hall that was attacked tonight.  Music is life and love and universal and it destroys me to see such things happen.  Prayers and good wishes to any and all affected. ❤

Happy and Grateful – Day 136 and 137

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!

Sorry I missed last nights post.  The fatigue got the best of me once again.  I am sure the stress of the day and a little of the after effects of the “happy juice” they gave me at the hospital kept me a little tired too.  But everything went well with the test… now I just have to hope the doctor will let me go another 10 years before I have to do it again!

So for a day spent at the hospital it was a pretty good day.  My daughter was my driver and she joked with me to help put me at ease.  I really am blessed with a wonderfully kind daughter.  I was happy she could be my driver and grateful the test went well.

Today was a day of rain and thunderstorms.  Last I heard nearly 20,000 people in the state were without power after 60 to 70 MPH winds blew through with the storms.  My dad had limbs down in his yard.  There was hail all over the state.  Luckily no confirmed tornadoes that I heard of.  I was happy the system rolled through as it brought cooler spring like temperatures with it. I was grateful there was no worse damage done.

Happy and Grateful – Day 10

I have undertaken a challenge this year.  I am trying to find the good in every day by writing about happiness and gratitude that I feel.  No matter how small there is always something to bring a smile or make you grateful, if just for a moment.  Follow along with me as I dig deep as necessary and find the peace of the day.  Join in if you are feeling happy and grateful too – in the comments or on your own blog.  Let’s find some fun!

Anyone who has been reading along with my journey to happiness knows I had a rough weekend followed by a fairly good start to the week.  But all the activity left me pretty fatigued again.  But I still had to take my Dad to a doctor’s appointment so I gathered all my reserve energy and went.  I guess the simple truth of the day is I am happy I was able to get my Dad to the appointment without incident – we had light freezing drizzle that left the roads slick.  Plenty of ice melt on the sidewalk to the car and there is a covered drop off door at the clinic so I did not have to worry about him taking another fall.

The doctor appointment was good.  All the lab work he had done last week came back clear except one test that indicated a possible bacterial infection.  So he is on a low dose antibiotic and hopefully on the way to feeling better soon.  I am grateful those tests did not show something worse wrong with him.  That is always good news to hear.