Ten Things of Thankful, Week 27/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 27/2019

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

  • On Monday I started a new project in my single OT-sessions, a wooden tray. We will see how it turns out, but I am looking forward to it and enjoyed the planning.
  • On Tuesday I painted in group OT. I haven’t been painting for a long time, and it was fun.
  • On Wednesday I enjoyed a quiet day and enjoyed walking the dogs. They are wonderful companions, I am thankful they found their way into my life.
  • My parents texted me that they safely arrived at their holiday destination and had a good journey. They so deserve this holiday, I am thankful it started well.
  • On Thursday I had a wonderful OT session and left feeling very refreshed. We tried something different, and it worked.
  • Later on Thursday, our friend texted me. She had to let her dog go over the Rainbow Bridge earlier that day 😦 She asked if I could come over and help? Of course I did. I get so much help, I am glad if I can give some of this back!
  • My hearing aid had to be repaired, and on Friday I was called and informed it got back. That’s good!
  • On Saturday my husband and I walked the dogs, went shopping and enjoyed eating out after that. It was a good time.
  • Later, our friend called me: Could I go shopping with her, she wanted to get flowers for her dog’s grave? Of course I did, and even though it was a sad occasion, we had fun as well and enjoyed being together.
  • On Sunday the local shelter had a charity event. I went were with Sam and Janet, and it was obvious Sam made great progress. He wasn’t at ease, but he stayed at my side and didn’t bark or tried to bite. I am so proud of our little man, and I am glad our training pays off.

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20 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful, Week 27/2019

    1. Painting always helps me to calm down, even though I am not very good at it.
      I get so much help, I am glad to help her. Grief is a very strong feeling, and it helps not to be alone.

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  1. Yeah for Sam not barking and trying to bite. That must have been a big relief for you.
    I’m sure your friend really appreciated you being with her during a sad day in her life and that you could join her in saying farewell to her dog.
    Having your hearing aids repaired and working again will make life more enjoyable too.
    Hope you have a great week ahead.

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    1. Sam’s improved behavior shows we are doing the right things, so I am very glad.
      I hope our friend feels better soon, it’s always hard to let a furry friend go.
      I am lucky I have a good replacement hearing aid, but it is always a relief to have my #1 back!

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  2. You are so productive with your artistic endeavors! It’s nice that you have designated times to work on projects like that.
    I’m so sorry for your friend. I’m sure she appreciates you being there for her, and you’re right, it does feel good to be able to help others.
    I’m glad your hearing aid is fixed and back to you. I imagine that would be bothersome to be without it.

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    1. It’s really good for my soul to have these times designated for projects, because otherwise it would be lost.
      Hopefully our friend will feel better soon, it has been a hard few weeks for her.
      I can’t live without my hearing aid, communication is so hard without it. It’s good to have it back.

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  3. Painting is one of those arts that I have never been able to connect with, I enjoy looking at them and I enjoy watching people practice the art, just can’t imagine having the combination of imagination and physical skill to create something. It sounds like it will be a satisfying challenge.
    The loss of a dog (or any pet) is surely one of the most difficult of life events. It’s good your friend has you to stand by her.
    Good that your helping Sam find a way to be around people without biting or barking is paying off. Very good human he has.
    Have a good week.

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    1. When I was devastated about the death of my heart cat, my therapist told me loosing a pet can be as hard as grieving for another human. So I am trying to help.
      I am so proud of our little man, and it shows we are doing something right with Sam. He certainly deserves it!

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  4. I’m glad OT’s going well, and that you’re getting into some painting – enjoy! It’s lovely you were able to help your friend who sadly lost her dog, you’re a good friend, Viola. Great news the hearing aid is back too – got to take my dad to try to get his fixed next week. I hope your parents have a lovely holiday, and that the rest of your week goes well  ♥
    Caz xx

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    1. Loosing a beloved pet can always be hard, and I am glad our dog has a nice grave in the garden now, exactly the way our friend wanted it.
      My parents had a wonderful holiday and came back well rested.
      Have a wonderful week xx

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