Friday, February 4, 2011

Even a gray day can be a great day!

As far as the weather is concerned, I have to say that my least favorite kind of day is a cold, gray, rainy day like today. I think most people just feel really down on days like that. I know I do. Unless I choose not to. Today I chose not to. But not until later in the day. Does that make sense? LOL!

Last night I got woke up from a deep sleep by the sound of something trying to scratch it's way into my apartment through the heater vent. When the sound first woke me up, my first thought was that my cat was getting into trouble again.  But she was curled up on the couch sound asleep. So I walked around the apartment trying to find where the sound came from. As soon as I got to the heater vent in my bedroom, the sound stopped. I had finally found the culprit. I really didn't know what to do but I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to go back to sleep. So I did!

But when I woke back up this morning, after having my night's sleep interrupted I was, to put it lightly, a little grumpy! :) I got up and put on my dog walking clothes and took Bossy outside. It was cold, gray and raining. And I have a little bit of a cold so I felt a little puny. The day wasn't looking good at all! I just wanted to call the day off and crawl back in bed. But duty called and I knew I had to get myself out the door.

The first stop I had to make was the Walmart pharmacy to pick up the antibiotic my doctor had prescribed. I tried to pick it up yesterday but it was $77 and I didn't have that much money. I asked them if they could find a lower priced drug that would be the same and they said they'd try. I knew I was going to make some more money in the afternoon yesterday so I told them I'd come back. So my grumpy self drove over there in the pouring rain and went inside to see what they found. Much to my surprise, when the cashier rung up my new prescription, she said it was $4!!!! I was shocked and confused. I asked her if she was sure that was right. After talking to two different pharmacists, I was assured that the $4 prescription was indeed from the same family as the $77 one and would probably be just as effective. Woo hoo!!!! Maybe it wasn't such a bad day after all!!! On my way across the parking lot, I heard the familiar screech of seagulls and looked up to see them perched on the street lamp. It made me feel like I was at the beach. That made me smile. Things were looking up!

Next stop was lunch! Today was junk food day for me so I stopped at McDonalds and got my usual. While sitting in my car eating lunch, I kept seeing a little bluebird flitting around in the tree in front of my car. Then there were several more. Bluebirds are my favorite birds, I think. I had never even seen one in person until I lived on the farm. I've loved them ever since. So it made me feel happy to watch them playing in the trees in front of me.  Soon there were also cardinals and robins. And then there were little finches with yellow on their backs. One of the little finches hopped so close to my car I could see his little eyes blinking. It seemed like today the birds were deliberately entertaining me! How wonderful!

After lunch, I went and cleaned one of the houses I had on my schedule for today. But I rescheduled the other one for Monday and came home because I wasn't feeling well. But, even though I was feeling sick and it was a rainy crappy day, I still had a light, happy feeling in my heart.  As I travelled through my day, I admit I tended to slip back into my grumpy state of mind I started out in. But I was aware that I could choose to be grumpy about the weather or I could chose to be happy about the beautiful birds I saw and the money I saved on the meds. It's always a choice to find something good. I'm gonna keep looking for good stuff!!!!

PS There was another good thing that happened today. I discovered that my tomato seeds I planted last weekend have started to sprout! Yipeee! I love to see things grow and I love to eat homegrown tomatoes! :)

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