Five things that made me happy today – 11/4/22

If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. 

Abraham Lincoln

1. Drizzle/rain continued with wind overnight. 50 deg. at dawn – warmer than the high yesterday. The rain continued all day, and the high reached 57 deg just before sunset.

2. We decided we’re going to go to Portland and Fogo de Ciao for Thanksgiving. Having a hard time finding good restaurants who will be open on Thanksgiving Day around here. We’ll take the train down on Wednesday, check into our favorite Marriott Residence Inn near the train station, go to dinner on Thursday, back to the hotel, and take the train home on Friday. Reservations for two nights, the restaurant and the train are all made. Done and dusted. Hopefully, the Kennewick Watters can join us for dinner.

3. Went to the Wellness Center this morning to get my steps for the day and to meet with my personal trainer. He put me through my paces.

4. I finally got an appointment with a podiatrist to do something about the calluses on my feet. Al and I went together, and the doctor got all the nails clipped and the calluses seen to.

5. We stopped at OddFellas Pub for lunch on the way home. Cold and rainy so I had tomato bisque soup, and Al had a bowl of chili. I had made an order at Safeway (that’s in the same parking lot as the pub) so we picked that up. I needed bread, wine, and eggs. I plan to hibernate the rest of the weekend.

How about you? What made you happy today?

30 Days of Thankfulness – 11/4/22

For the month of November, I’m going to continue with my habit of posting things I am thankful for. Thankfulness is different from happiness, and I don’t want to conflate the two.

Today I’m thankful for my friends on social media. You inspire me, and correct me, and pray for me, and love me. Some of you I’ve met in real life, and some are only pictures on a computer, but you are all dear to me. (And if your picture/icon didn’t make it there, it doesn’t mean I’m not thankful for you – it just means that Facebook only shows 16 at a time.)