Day 318 – Yippee Errands – There is always something to be grateful for.

This morning began early as usual. I watered the yards to help them survive the heat of the day. I ran a load of laundry so I would not be using electricity in the peak hours. Then I got a phone call from my spouse saying he needed more insulin. He had run out and was worried about his health. I dropped what I was doing and showered to get out the door quickly and deliver his medicine.

Much to my sheer delight I was in less pain today than I have been in weeks. Still feeling pressure and discomfort, but the extreme pain is lessened. I will take any steps toward well being. I am very grateful for this little movement. 

I decided as long as I was out and about, I should try and get some errands done. I purchased the paint I needed, a plant I wanted, some kitchen items, and miscellaneous necessities. I decided to push it and go to a second store for more items. On my way home I bought a few groceries so my spouse would not have to shop after his dentist appointment. I was grateful for getting so much done and making it out of the house.

I knew I pushed it too far. I came home and couldn’t get up the energy to put things away. I managed to put away the refrigerator items and then crashed on the couch. Gratefully most things were put away later in the day.

I managed to catch the SARK pop-up call and was grateful to spend time talking with some wonderful women. I was feeling wiped out and happily I did not need to do anything so I just rested.   

I worked on emptying hundreds of emails from my account. I am not good about looking at email unless I am expecting something. Friends know to text me to tell me to check email if it is important.

So I accept and take the small step forward. I shall continue the doctor appointments that seek to cure my ails. I am grateful for getting out and doing errands.  I am grateful for movement forward. 

Day 91 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Errands and Reading – There is always something to be grateful for.

I am grateful that today was not quite as cold as yesterday. My morning acupuncture appointment went well and I felt much better afterwards. I dropped off a couple of bags of items at my school. I contemplated staying and getting some things done and wisely decided against starting work before Monday. I want to enjoy my entire vacation. 

I completed a few necessary errands and then hit a thrift store. I headed straight for the books as I have been determined to read as much as possible this break. It brings me joy to peruse the selections to find something unusual that speaks to me.  

I found yet another Nora Roberts for my aunt and an interesting novel for myself. 


The Recipe Club is an  interesting story about a friendship between two women that spans decades. The novel is told in letters between the two and recipes they share with each other. It kept my interest to the end and I wondered who else might enjoy it.   

Today was another lazy day and I am grateful that I had time to get morning chores done and lots of time to read.  Vacation time feels wasted if I don’t get to do something fun.   


Tomorrow brings another morning doctor  appointment, lunch with my dear cousin, and the last weekday of winter break. But joyfully and gratefully tomorrow night is my call with Kim. 

Day 85 – LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/Errands – There is always something to be grateful for.

I am grateful today for some unexpected occurrences. As I like things to follow a specific plan so when the unexpected happens I am learning to try and go with the flow. 

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I am so grateful I was able to take a long hot bath upstairs in the newly fixed tub. My master bathroom has a tiny tub so the luxury of the large bathtub was a welcome treat. My spouse awoke and heard the upstairs tub running and came to see if I was alright. Usually my indulgence to go upstairs means my body is in a flair and I need to stretch out. I assured him I was OK and luxuriated in my solace.  


I made a morning run to the grocery store to get some necessities. Then it was off to pick up a couple of items at Costco. Going to Costco this time of year is like taming a lion wearing a meat suit. It feels like putting your life at risk.

I am grateful for an unplanned trip to Bed Bath and Beyond. I was looking for some hand warmers for a lab at school. They had none so we perused the perimeter of the store. We found a strange item I felt I wanted. I bought a blue Hanukkah stocking. I have never seen one before and I felt like it was such a kitsch  item that I had to have it.

I have been hoping to let my hair grow out but I just can’t tolerate it anymore. I made an appointment for today and I actually followed through with it. I am grateful that the stylist did a nice job and I feel better.   

I responded to some friends’ posts today and it felt good to catch up. After dinner I had my wonderful call with Kim. After I finished the call I felt invigorated and drained at the same time. I am grateful for this amazing gift she has bestowed on me.   

I finished my night with speaking to two dear friends. While as usual the video chat didn’t last for long, I am grateful I was able to speak with them at length. I am ever so grateful that I met so many wonderful women from the writing group and it has expanded my heart in welcoming them in to my life.