I believe the most important thing about a vacation is to relax and get away. Then explain to me why after a five-day getaway I am just exhausted? I know, I know… did I forget I have a chronic illness? Did I really think a shopping vacation would happen without a lot of pushing through the pain and SLEEP? Oh well, I did have a good time at least.
We were celebrating my niece turning 30 and so a girl’s trip was necessary. We shopped the Mall of America in Minnesota enjoyed an adventure in an escape room, saw sharks and fish of all kinds at the mall’s aquarium, and enjoyed some really good food and drink… Margaritaville was by far my favorite! But one thing in the back of my mind kept bothering me, I was sure I was forgetting something.
Oh, my goodness! I never posted an “I will be away for a bit” post… I am such a scatterbrained! So, I am here tonight to apologize for not giving you a heads up at least. And to tell you I am once again behind and need to try to speed up the catch-up somehow. So, I am letting you all know if I mark like on your blog it will mean just what it says… I liked your post (and I read it). If I have a little time here or there I will comment, but I am really far behind again. I appreciate your forgiveness and patience in all of this. THANKS! And as always (((HUGS)))!
“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
Lies are a no win situation. Something will always bring to light the truth and quite often it is at the hands of the liar themselves by making a “mistake” in their story. Being truthful is sometimes hard and may get you into trouble but a lie will always be worse in the long run. Our 16th president was very wise.
Today you crossed my mind
And I remembered so much about you
Your undeniable charm
Your soft side
Your unexpected concern
We may not be a part
Of each other’s lives anymore
But you will always live
Deep within my memory
As a friend who rescued me
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – memory
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.
Even the worst day huh? This has been an agonizing day of fatigue. There was another change in the weather – a slight warm up and rain to possibly turn to some snow in the early morning. Needless to say I am aching all over and I took 3 naps today and still feel like I did not sleep… I guess that is the nature of chronic fatigue. Add in a good side order of depression and you have a day I would have liked to have missed. But I put one foot in front of the other take one breath after the other and keep on going. If I am lucky I find some good.
Today I found that good here on WordPress, One of the people I follow made me laugh. First and only time today I laughed and for that I am grateful. I know laughter is good medicine, I need a little more of it in my life, but it is hard to find some days like today.
Now happiness blooms from laughter, but I don’t think I have ever used the same thing for both my happiness and my gratitude before and this close to the end I hate to change my pattern. So I give my happiness to a fleeting thought, a memory. It is something simple but the hug from a friend can mean a lot… I have made it known here before how I miss my best friend. Today it was the memories of a hug from him that got me through the day and made me closer to happy if only for a moment.
Now I plan to rest yet again and hope that I find some relief from this horrible fatigue I face, Let your friends know how special they are. Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day!