Ten Things of Thankful, Week 10/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 10/2019


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

  • After the stressful last weeks I was able to relax. This was what I really needed, and I am thankful I was able to do so.
  • Even though I needed to relax, I managed to keep up with the chores. I didn’t get lost in depression, and I consider this a big win.
  • Yesterday evening we had a power outage, due to storm. We enjoyed three hours without TV and light, sitting in warm and cozy candlelight (even the fish survived, because my husband had a battery operated pump ready).
  • On Saturday, we had the first ice cream of the year in our favourite ice cream parlour. It was delicious!
  • Our clothes dryer broke down. The good thing is, we can afford a new one. It will be delievered on Saturday, and I am looking forward to it.
  • I am getting the hang of making yoghurt. At the first try, three yoghurts were alright and creamy, and three were liquid. At the second try, all six turned out ok.
  • Bonus points: My husband wanted to make vanilla yoghurt that is not so sweet like that from the store. We tried and found a formula he likes. Yeah, success!
  • While watching the series “Reign”, that is set at the scottish court when Maria Stuart lived, I blurted out: “Is there any character in this show who didn’t kill, betray or lie?” We had a good laugh about this. Watching it is still so much fun!
  • I was finally able to get my new night guard. Self care is sometimes hard for me, because I care for everyone else. So I am glad I did this.
  • I bought tulips for the first time this year. They always have been a symbol of spring for me. Seeing them in our living room warms my heart and is a promise spring will come!


15 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful, Week 10/2019

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful week! (Well, the dryer breaking down isn’t great, but having the money to replace it is. Our washer has been acting up lately, but fortunately, I think an inexpensive part will get it working again. The part should arrive today, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!)

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  2. Not a bad week, from the sounds of it.
    (Not a fan of power outages, mostly because we don’t have city utilities, a well for water. No electricity… no plumbing!)
    Really like the idea of tulips, have never actually bought and planted the bulbs,

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    1. No plumbing makes a power outage even worse:
      This part of Germany is relatively close to the dutch border, where tulips are grown on large fields, so they are easy to get and cheap. Of course it would be even better to plant them myself.


    1. Thanks. This is one of the most important things I learned in therapy: I am not able to prevent things happening, but it’s up to me how I deal with them. It made my life a lot easier.


  3. Sitting in “warm and cozy candlelight” is a great way to enjoy those unexpected power outages.
    Being able to afford to get a replacement for those things that break down and can’t be repaired is a plus!
    That is great you are taking care of yourself as you try to take care of others.
    Years ago, when we had lots of goat’s milk, I made yogurt. It was quite the adventure.
    Great TToT!

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    1. It’s amazing how quiet everything can be without TV and Internet, but I am glad it was a nice experience. But we grew up without Internet and with three TV stations, maybe this helps.
      The company called today to confirm the delivery of the dryer, so I hope everything goes according to plan, because dirty laundry is piling up 🙂


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