Happy and Grateful – Day 261

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 paperwork day for my boyfriend’s “new” used truck/SUV… I’m not sure what you would classify it as, it’s a Chevy Trailblazer.  Now as soon as he gets his loan check we can have the keys in our hands… as early as Wednesday to as late as Friday.  He is really antsy to get it.  I am kind of looking forward to it as well… no more multiple trips across town to take him to and from work.  I am grateful all the paperwork is done so it is just a matter of picking it up.

I heard some preliminary good news.  A friend had a biopsy on her lungs today and all signs initially look like there is no cancer and no sarcoidosis.  Both of which she was worried about.  Final results will come from the doctor on Wednesday, but this was a good sign, and it made me happy.

Not much to say tonight… too tired.  So off to dream land for another night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Days 256 & 257

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.

Forgive me for holding over last nights post and combining it with today’s.  There has been so much going on this week it all seems like one big blur to me anyway.  Last night I was so tired I am lucky I got the post in for the daily prompt.  I am a little more alert tonight.

Yesterday was busy.  Met my daughter for lunch, took my Dad to an appointment, picked up my boyfriend from work and then took him to the car dealership to look at a used car he is getting.  By the time I finally arrived back home, the cat needed to be reintroduced to me.  LOL  My gratitude to have a nice comfy chair to come home to and put my feet up in… ah, I needed that!

But since the day started with an early lunch (or was it a late breakfast?) with my daughter I would say it started out on a happy note at least.

Today was much more low-key.  I went back to sleep after I took my boyfriend to work and got some still needed rest.  I was grateful I didn’t have to be anywhere until mid afternoon when I saw my doctor for my weekly visit.

My happy moment for the day came from a sense of accomplishment by getting some paperwork done I had been putting off.  Having gotten the extra sleep my head was actually clear enough to comprehend what I was doing.  I am glad that is done.

Now tomorrow the whirlwind starts again so I should get some rest.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude!  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 96

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

We had sunshine almost all day today and it was fantastic!  I wish I could say that was all I needed to make my mood positive for the day but with depression and anxiety it takes a little more. BUT it is a wonderful start!

Today was my weekly visit with my therapist and that was good.  I am having some trouble with my boyfriend and a friend from my past that keeps filling my head so I needed to talk.  He doesn’t take my insurance and knows I am without income but he still seems me for a VERY small fee each week… I would be lost without him.

My boyfriend and I took our paperwork into the landlord for our new lease that is coming up this summer.  They start the paperwork early to make sure it is all there when it is time to renew.  I really like it here and know we could not get a better deal anywhere in town.

So I am happy for the sun and the fact the paperwork is done for this year.  I am, as always, grateful for my doctor.  Now maybe tomorrow’s second day of sunshine will boost my mood a little more.  Here’s hoping!

Happy and Grateful – Day 94

We have reached the month of April and I am still on course to post daily with my happiness and gratitude I have found.  Please join in if you feel like doing this too by sharing in the comments or on your own blog.  There is so much to be happy and grateful for.

I overslept today… had plans for things to do and slept right through my alarms.  It really frustrates me when I do that.  I know some of it is my medication that I take so I can sleep.  But I usually have to set 4 alarms just to wake up on time.  I only set two today so I guess it is my own fault.

I did still accomplish something today though.  We needed to fill out paperwork for the renewal of our lease and I sat down and at least got that done.  Filling out paperwork with fibro fog can be a nightmare sometimes… at least today I was pretty much able to concentrate.  So I am happy the paperwork is done and grateful the fog was minimal today.  Now I hope the renewal goes through ok.  I hate moving!

Slog Through The Forms

I am not a rocket scientist, and I don’t play one on TV either.  I’ll admit it… I looked up slog.  And I guess that is what I was doing today – slogging through re-certification paperwork for our apartment.

I get so frustrated with paperwork and especially financial forms anymore.  The fibro fog make the numbers blur and I forget what I am writing halfway through a long number.  I shouldn’t have a thing to worry about as I have not worked for over a year and still no positive word on disability.  There were 7 sheets of paper I had to fill out today and I spent almost an hour and a half on them and still was not done.  I feel so slow and sluggish.  I read and re-read questions to try to figure out what they need.  I used to be able to go through this stuff in no time.  This is now worse than taking a math midterm or finals paper!

But I persevered, kept toiling away at it, and we went through it with the landlord.  Only one more paper to fill out and we are done… then the waiting game to see if we still qualify.  We have been here two months beyond our original lease so I would think yes would come pretty easy.  But doubt always finds a way to creep in and cast shadows about.  I am trying to feel positive about this and if it should go bad, well then we just pick up, dust off and try something different.

At least today was productive in one small way.  I learned a new word to throw out there with lumber, trudge and grind.  My personal dictionary has grown!