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 251

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.

Another day with pretty heavy fatigue, but I had no plans during the day so naps were not a problem.  I slept off and on a good portion of the day.  Now I find myself still awake after 4am and hoping to drift off soon…after I post this hopefully!

Today was a pretty nice day.  Still pretty good weather, a little warmer but nice enough for windows to be open.  It is also good to be able to hear the birds singing… don’t know how people in sound filled big cities survive without the calm of a birdsong.  It can always make me happy.

I got a late night surprise tonight.  After work my daughter and her friend came over to watch a movie with me.  It was one I have seen MANY times before, but a movie is always better shared with others.  I was grateful they thought of me when they wanted to see Grease.  So we sat and watched it and sang along with it too.  It was fun.

…well I did not get this posted last night (or this morning I should say) but I did get some good sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude today.  Hope your night/day is a good one!

Happy and Grateful – Day 250

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.

I slept better last night… and this morning, and some of the afternoon too!  I slept so well I slept right through my doctor’s appointment for the week.  Now I have to wait another week to bare my soul.  But it works out well really.  He recommended a workbook about mindfulness and it should be delivered tomorrow.  This way I will have a little “homework” done before I see him again.  I do hate missing that appointment.  But I am grateful I slept better.

I did my part in helping out a friend today.  One of the women I went to school with is about to have her 50th birthday and her sister wanted to do a card shower for her.  So I went to my craft desk and got a little ink and glue on my hands.  It always makes me happy to create a card.  I sure hope she gets a lot of cards.  This is the first card shower I have been a part of.

Well my meds are making me tired… I hope to get this published before I fall asleep, unlike last night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a nice night/day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 245

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.

I am tired of being tired.  I can’t believe the way the fatigue has flared this week.  I only napped once today, but I slept in this morning.  And I think that is where my gratitude lies.  I was still fatigued today but felt more reassured I had gotten enough sleep.  It is not a cure for the chronic fatigue, but I know I am not really as run down as I feel at least.

(…damn, I did it again.)

My happiness for the day would have to be, being creative.  I sat at my craft desk and made one of two birthday cards I need to do.  A little ink and a little glue has to be good for the skin, right?

Now it is time to get some (more) sleep.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 206

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning.  It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life.  It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night.  I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day.  Join along in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always good in every day.

The forecast was wrong.  It got warmer than they said and more humid again too.  I swear that is the only job where you can be wrong a good percentage of the time and still keep your job.  But I survived it and am so ready for the rain that is supposed to come tomorrow.

A strange day where I got very little sleep between phone calls and people knocking on my door… oh well, maybe I will sleep better tonight.  I did take about a half an hour this morning to finish the book I just couldn’t stay up and finish last night.  I was grateful my daughter recommended it to me.

Just a little bit ago I got an email from a friend of mine.  It is always good when I hear back from my friends, it makes me happy.  She had good news too about some financial matters that had concerned her.  It turned around enough she was even able to get the used car she was looking at upgrading to.  That news made me very happy.

I need to try to make up some sleep hours now… I know it doesn’t really work that way but I will be happy if I can get a full 5 hours before I have to get up to take my boyfriend to work.  I can always go back to sleep for a little more rest as long as the phone is quiet and nobody stops by.  May you have a wonderful night/day!  Keep looking for happiness!

Happy and Grateful – Day 196

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

Another hot day, a good day for being indoors in the air conditioning.  I love the flowers and everything green and growing this time of year, but it is so hot!  Humidity is 86% right now… so sticky out!

Today I didn’t have anything I had to do so I let my boyfriend take the car to work today and I slept in… it was wonderful to wake up when my body said it was time and not a blaring alarm.  I was grateful for that.

Tonight when I went to get some dinner for my dad he was in the middle of watching a movie.  I can’t give it a full review as I only saw a little of it, but my dad said it was worse than a B movie, it was a C or D flick.  So I sat there with him and watched the end of it while we made fun of it.  It made me happy to joke with him a while tonight.

It is late and I should let my eyes rest.  I hope you remember to find your happiness every day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 183

July brings fireworks, picnics, pools and air conditioning. It is a time for those of us in the USA to celebrate our “birthday” and a personal time for me to celebrate life. It is hot and humid days and thunderstorms cooked up at night. I am continuing my challenge to find happiness and gratitude in every day. Join along in the comments or on your own blog. There is always good in every day.

Today was pretty nice.  It was a chance to sleep in (Hurray!) and take it easy.  Only had one thing to do today.  I was grateful for a chance to just sleep until I woke up (thank you for that bladder) and then go back to sleep because it was still “too early.”

My one thing to do was wonderful!  No, not a trip to the park finally, a visitor from out of state.  She has been a family friend for over 30 years… my uncle introduced us.  She runs a restaurant and is quite a little bundle of energy.  It really made me happy to see her again and have a nice dinner with her and the family.  (…went to a nice Irish restaurant and I had boxty for the first time, it was delicious!)

The hour is getting late and I do have to set alarms for in the morning to take my Dad to the clinic for blood work.  I should wind down and try and get some rest.  Tomorrow is another day… a special day.

Happy and Grateful – Day 115

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.

Well it was a little better today, not as many sneezes but the cough is getting deeper.  I slept really pretty well last night for a change and I know that is bound to help.  I hate being sick!

Aside from being sick… I did have to take my Dad to the clinic for a blood draw.  He was feeling a bit under the weather too still.  So we were quite the pair today.  Luckily it was just the blood work and then I picked up some prescriptions and went home.

I did take a little time to look through a touch of my mounting email I have neglected while I’ve been sick, so I did accomplish something today.  I am happy I can breathe a little easier today.  I am grateful I got a little bit done to match my energy level.  Now if I can get more good sleep tonight maybe I can have an even better day tomorrow.

*And a quick note… as I have been sick (and I just plain forgot yesterday) I will be skipping my Monochrome Monday post this week.  Sorry!