Monday, August 19, 2019

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 19

Today's happiness -- I don't have a black eye. I've lived to the age of 62 without ever having a black eye, and that's a record I'm pleased to report that I maintain.

But Sunday was a close call. I got ambitious and decided to wipe down my shower stall with vinegar, to help combat that musty smell I've noticed since keeping the bathroom door closed all day to save on air conditioning costs.*

I was not careful when removing items from the top shelf and got bonked in the eye with a tube of St. Ives scrub. It hit me hard, making a loud noise in my head upon contact. The tube caught me sharp edge first. I was scared that I would look like I ran into Muhammad Ali.

Fortunately, immediate application of an ice pack and a dose of ibuprofen did the trick. I woke up this morning relieved to find just a tiny cut and a small red bump. I started the day delighted.

 *The vinegar worked, along with the bowl of baking soda and lemon juice I left on the toilet tank. And keeping the door open. I've decided that I'd rather have a higher energy bill than mildew.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.