Something Good- Day 214-215

I spent the night at my brother’s house yesterday and the day before. I got to see my nieces and nephews and spend a couple days with them. I always love seeing them because I know how much they enjoy my company and always ask me to stay longer.

The ride home today was pretty uneventful. Then I got to spend time with my friend and her family. We have not been able to see each other for a while because our schedules have not coincided, so it was good to catch up for a while.

Something Good- Day 205-208

Honestly, if I did not already do this for over half a year, I would probably stop. It is just hard to post something every day when my days are so full.

Anyway, Thursday was a pretty good day for me, which was good because it was rough for my sister and a lot of my coworkers. So it helped even things out a bit.

Friday I went after work to donate plasma because I get a bonus for donating eight times this month and did not want to miss that opportunity. We went out to eat afterwards and then rented a movie to watch. I was so tired that I fell asleep in my day clothes as soon as the movie finished.

My mom and grandma came to visit Saturday. We went out to eat and got to spend some time together.

Sunday we had some friends over for lunch. Then, we went for a drive to see the river and some waterfalls nearby. We ended the day with cheesecake to celebrate birthdays that have passed and are coming up soon.

Something Good- Day 193-194

I realized I missed Thursday in my last post. (So this is technically days 191 and 194, but it is easier to keep track this way.) Anyway, it was a rough night, so it was hard to think of something good. I went to bed early and just laid there feeling depressed. My sister did come to check on me though and spent time with me just so I would not be alone.

Today we were able to see a friend that moved away last year. We hung out outside and kept our distance, but it was good to catch up for a while. We also noticed that our raspberries are starting to ripen. I was able to pick a small handful to share with our friend.

Something Good- Day 183-184

Yesterday was my birthday. I went out to eat with my sister. The food was delicious, and we had a good time. On the way home however, I had a medication reaction and threw up my dinner. Luckily, our basement was empty that night so I was able to clean up right away. A friend came over that night, and I was able to spend some time with her as well.

I took the day off today to allow my stomach to settle more. I watched a couple movies and was able to get most of my laundry done. Then I packed for my trip this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing family for Independence Day.

Something Good- Day 178-180

I had a game night birthday party last night. We went shopping on Friday to pick up snacks and dessert for the party. We had a fun night and played a few different games.

Then, today we were able to go back to church for the first time since Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. We also had some friends over tonight to play games.

Something Good- Day 172-173

Yesterday we went to a friend’s house to play with their pets and watch a movie. I was also grateful to get my annual physical done to continue to donate plasma.

Today we made biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I also called my dad to wish him a happy Father’s day. We ended the day with a movie.

Something Good- Day 170-171

I was able to talk to some friends over messenger last night. It was nice to catch up with them since we have not spoken in a long time. I wish I could see friends more often, but it does get harder as an adult to keep in contact with people.

Today my sister decided to get our fridges switched while I was at work. I bought a fridge a few months ago and had it downstairs because I wanted to wait to switch it with my old fridge. It was a lot of work, but I was grateful to not have to worry about it since she had it taken care of for me.



Something Good- Day 169

Today was a rough day. I was pulled over by a police officer for not stopping at a stop sign. I had stopped, but there is a curve in the road and walls on each side, which prevented the officer from seeing me stop. I do not know what to do when I get stopped by a police officer. I panic and get defensive because I did nothing wrong. This is my third time being stopped by an officer, and my panic reflex has gotten worse each time. It especially makes me anxious because I feel like I have no control over it. I obey all traffic laws as well as I can, but that does not mean I am safe from an officer trying to make a point.

Anyway, the officer gave me a warning, which I still resented because I knew I had stopped. As I drove away though, I was overcome with feelings of anger and resentment and hurt. I wanted to call my best friend or my sister or other family member, to help calm me down and get to a state where I could go to work okay. Instead, I drove to work and blasted my music. My body tensed to the point where my hands couldn’t move the way they should. I thought about pulling over and calling my boss, but I relaxed just enough to drive safely to work.

My body was aching from tensing up so much, and I was in a bad mood. My coworkers could tell right away that I was upset. After working for a while, I finally calmed down enough to do my job. I did snap at one of my coworkers at the end of the night though, and my boss asked me what was going on. I told her about getting pulled over and my bad experiences with police officers and wanting to call out sick. It brought back up some of the feelings, but I mostly held it together.

Anyway, in the midst of all this, I finally was approved for my house refinance. I have been waiting for this for weeks and working on refinancing for months. I am grateful for the terms I was given though and the way this all worked out.

Another thing that made me smile today was talking with a lady who took her dog outside to do his business. She had a crutch, so I stopped to ask if she needed help with walking her dog. She thanked me for my kindness and said I was sweet to offer. She introduced herself, and we talked for a minute before I drove off. It felt good to connect with someone for a minute or two.

Something Good- Day 165-166

We visited a friend in Montana yesterday. It took a couple hours of driving to get there, but it was a nice drive through green mountains with lots of trees. It was nice to spend time with her again and have fun. Afterwards, we went to another friend’s house and had pizza.

Today we went outside and planted our tomato plant. I really hope it survives because our garden died last year, so we started much later this year in hopes that the plants will do better. We had a friend give us some flowers to pot as well, which are doing good so far.