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!
Today was a day of catch-up still. I must have slipped by Father Time one too many times as I am not as resilient after staying up late (well honestly it was all night) like I did New Years Eve. The fatigue had me caught off guard again today twice with naps I didn’t plan. But that is ok. I just started the day over and got three mornings instead of one! I figure each time I awakened was a chance to start fresh instead of another mistake from the evil fatigue monster. There is always a plus to a negative and today was no different. I am glad for the opportunity to quench the fatigue and find a little gratitude in the process. What are you grateful for today?
Yes, that monster fatigue caught me off guard again last night (and today as I will explain later) so another double post. Please forgive me…
Day 81 – I had just enough energy to make it to one store to look for two more Christmas gifts for my daughter and niece. To my surprise, they had the popular one I thought they would be out of (an expansion pack for the game Cards Against Humanity… can be quite a fun game, but you have to watch who you play it with as it is not a game that suits everyone) and I got the next to last copy of the game (The Game Of Phones) I wanted. It is always a guessing game what they will run out of, but this was a good shopping trip with no out of stocks! Hooray… I am two gifts closer to being done with my Christmas shopping!
Day 82 – Today has been a day to take care of myself and take it easy. I realized I have had something going on every day this week even if it was only a trip to the doctor that day. I have been on the go every day. So today was my day to relax. My boyfriend and I started watching Quantico on Netflix. And I even managed to put my fatigue at rest with two short naps today. One this afternoon I kind of planned. Tonight however, it just kind of happened. But that is ok. It is my body’s way of saying I needed some rest and I got it. I was happy to have a day to recharge a bit!
I had a long day after a short night so please forgive me for posting two days in one post…
Day 42 –
After a fun night with my daughter and boyfriend, I realized why I don’t have more late nights/early mornings like that anymore. I just can’t handle the lack of sleep like I used to. So the happy moment was when I had a chance to relax and catch a nap. As a child we hate nap time, but as adults we learn to really love those moments … or at least I do. Maybe it is just the fatigue that comes with fibromyalgia? Regardless waking from a nap refreshed just feels good, like a nice big hug.
Day 43 –
Today I took advantage of the quiet time while my boyfriend was at work and did something I love to do – read. I have to admit this is a different form of reading. It is an audio book for The Fireman by Joe Hill. I grew up reading Stephen King and when I read Heart Shaped Box by his son Joe I was hooked on his writing style. He can really rope you into a story and keep you turning the pages. I happen to find this audio book by accident when I was at my local library looking for a movie on DVD to check out. The case of CDs happened to catch my eye and I had to “read” it. I find I can go through the “junk mail” I get from all the businesses in my inbox while I listen. I used to “read” a lot of books on CD when I was working out-of-town and had a 20 minute drive to work. Reading opens up so many different worlds! Now I need to go and listen to a bit more… only 2 of the 18 CDs left to listen to.