So I proudly join the TToT-community again. Let’s see what I can contribute:
1.) Another week in which I managed to keep up my new routine. I am thankful I could keep my self destructive impulses at bay.
2.) It was a busy and hard week, but I managed to keep my appointments and got everything done. It’s nice to have a tidy home to come home to in the evening when you are tired.
3.) We started to clean the fish tank in our living room. It annoyed me that I try my best to keep everything tidy, and that the fish tank looks so bad. We are not finished yet, but we are getting there.
4.) Cleaning the fish tank together with my husband made me feel good. I missed working with him, it reminds me of happy times in the past before depression hit. Maybe we can get a little bit of this spirit back.
5.) Talked to my pain doctor, and she said I did everything right (she was referring to quitting opiates and walking without the walker). She also pointed out that the pain I am dealing with at the moment may be due to the fact that I still have to adjust to my more active lifestyle now, and that I have to become stronger. Muscles atrophy very quickly, and rebuilding them can take months. She said I should just keep on doing what I am doing.
6.) We helped preparing the barn at the shelter for a charity event. It felt good to be able to help.
7.) At the charity event, we bought a very nice Advent arrangement. We are now almost set for Christmas time, I just have to decorate a few more things.
8.) The smell of fresh Advent arrangements always helps me to get into a festive pre-Christmas mood. We don’t have a Christmas tree, because we are afraid our pets would climb into it or destroy it, but arrangements are a must!
9.) I picked up my decluttering project again and threw away some more things. I am in no hurry, but I will continue when I have the time. It’s painful to let things go, but it’s good to have everything in order.
10.) We found nice dog beds for our living room. This looks far more nicer than the blankets, but our dogs are very picky (in fact, Sam decided he wanted to have this dog bed by jumping on it in the store, and we followed his lead – our pets trained us very well. At least it was not expensive, and we have to admit Sam has good taste).