First things first…

First things first…

English is not my first language, so please be patient with me and forgive my mistakes. I love the english language and follow english blogs from all over the world, the purpose of this blog is to keep in touch with non-german bloggers. Constructive criticism and feedback are always welcome of course!

Thanks for stopping by,

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The first days

The first days

When I had checked in at the hospital on Friday I was told my bed was needed for an emergency. I was given the choice to go home until Thursday or stay on another ward until then. I chose the latter. The medical exams are completed now, and we started changing the medication. Of course there are the usual side effects, a confused brain and going through every emotion and back. But I can deal with this, and I know it will pass. But I really hope I can change wards on Thursday and start treatment in earnest…signature-634593351.png

Feline Friday #64 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #64 | Friendly Fill-Ins

It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

I left home for another inpatient treatment this morning, and I miss Jackie already. We spent the last evenings snuggling on the sofa, and here on the ward there are no furbabies. I hope I can go home soon and be a better human for my pack!

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. Furbabies never fails to improve my bad mood.

2. I feel out of place when I need to dress up.

3. I would like to find a treasure chest filled with love for every being on this earth.
4. If you ask me, sometimes sheer luck keeps the doctor away.
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It sucks… continued

It sucks… continued

Yesterday I went to the psychiatric institutional outpatient’s department again to talk them out of admitting me for my med cange. But the colleague of my psychiatrist also recommended a inpatient stay. Well, then this is how it should be handled, I think. On a positive note, they were able to offer me a quick admission date, so treatment will start on Friday.

I am thinking about one thing the doctor said: “You always wait so long before you do something!”

Well, that’s right. For the last weeks I have been watching my energy disappear, finding thousands of excuses instead of looking for help. Typical me.

I am still somehow shocked. At the same time I am preparing everything. I will follow your blogs as I can, we will see how often I will be able to post something. The first weekend I have to stay on the ward, after that I will go home from Saturday to Sunday at least.

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 36/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 36/2019

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So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute this week:

  • On Monday I finished the bottom of my tray in single OT. Now I can start the fun part – weaving the basket above it.
  • Tuesday we had a very productive group OT session. Everybody had a good time.
  • Wednesday my husband and I joined the local gym. It will be hard work to get back in shape, but we are on our way now.
  • Thursday I went to the podiatrist. There’s always such a good atmosphere at this place, everybody leaves with a smile.
  • Thursday I felt quite sore from training the day before. Our OT-therapist told me not to give up, this was exactly what I needed to hear.
  • Practicing relaxation on Thursday really helped me to feel better and less sore.
  • On Friday we just relaxed. That was great.
  • On Saturday I went to a charity event for bulldogs with my friend. I am thankful she drove all the way, because I don’t have a car.
  • We met many nice people and had nice conversations on the fair.
  • I even got some good advice for Sam, and how to improve his behavior on the leash. Priceless!

Feline Friday #63 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #63 | Friendly Fill-Ins


It’s time for Feline Friday, hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus!

Fall is here, but the days still can be pleasantly warm. Jackie really tries to enjoy every good hour outside. Of course we let her. When it’s cold, there will be enough snuggle time. Jackie values her independence very much, and we are happy when she is happy!

Friendly Fill-Ins

I again participate in the Friendly Fill-Ins, hosted by Four-LeggedFurballs and 15andmeowing. So here we go:

1. I joined the club of the married in 1995.
2. I wish I’d asked my grandmother about her fight against cancer, but this was a big taboo.

3. My parents and my husband had the biggest impact on who I am today.

4. Florence in Italy is the most beautiful place I have ever been.

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Thankful Thursday #21

Thankful Thursday #21

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Blog Hop is hosted by Brian from Brian’s Home. He encourages us to say what we are thankful for today.

Today I am thankful my husband and I finally joined the local gym. Yesterday was our first training session. It was hard, but hey, the first step is done. I couldn’t do this alone, but like always, my husband will offer me his hand to pull me through (and this is another thing to be thankful for).

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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 35/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 35/2019

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So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute this week:

  • On Monday I didn’t go to OT, because my therapist had fallen ill. At first I didn’t like this, but after a while I enjoyed the free time.
  • On Tuesday I bought new sports clothes. We are planning to join a gym, and I need something to wear.
  • On Tuesday, our therapist was still ill, but her colleague took over, so we could have our group OT-session. I was very grateful for that.
  • On Wednesday I was very grateful that my husband had another successful fishing trip. His holidays were full of tackling carps this time, just the way he likes it.
  • On Thursday we bought some garden furniture for our new terrace. We got a big discount because summer is nearly over. Now everything is perfect.
  • On Friday my parents came back from a short vacation. I am glad everything went well and they had a good time.
  • Friday evening my husband’s friend and his girlfriend came over for a BBQ. It was a nice evening and everyone had a good time. The beer bread I baked for the first time was delicious, by the way.
  • On Saturday we had ice cream with our friend and all of our dogs. It was the last really hot day of summer, and we celebrated it in style.
  • After Truman was adopted, we didn’t take a dog from the shelter with us on our Saturday walks. That’s going to change, the shelter suggested another dog to join us. I am looking forward to meeting Luke!
  • Sunday was a quiet day. It has cooled down significantly, so walking the dogs was a lot more pleasant.