Ten Things of Thankful, Week 28/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 28/2019

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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 working on my new project in OT after a lot of planning. Sawing the bottom of the tray was a lot of fun, and I like the result. I am more patient than I was last year, and I enjoy every little step.
  • On Tuesday, I continued painting in group OT. It made me feel very focused, and I liked that.
  • Later on Tuesday, my parents texted me that they safely arrived back home from their holiday, and that they had a good time. I am thankful for that.
  • On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday our friend came to us after work and helped us building our terrace. I am so thankful for his ongoing support.
  • On Wednesday, a container was set up, and I started filling it with everything that we had scraped from the terrace. It was a lot of work, but I did it, and this was a good feeling. I can’t carry heavy things, so I filled a little bucket and emptied it into the container a thousand times, but I pulled through. I am proud of myself, and this is a rare feeling.
  • On Thursday, we were just two clients in our relaxation group, so we could choose how we wanted to do it. This was nice.
  • On Saturday it was raining, so we didn’t work on the terrace. I went to our friend and helped her tidying up her garden after the rain stopped. I like helping her, and we had a great time.
  • The grave of our friend’s dog (the Rotti-granny) looks very good. The hard work paid off. We saw a bumblebee, and I said to my friend: “You always called your dog bumblebee, this must be a sign!” It made us smile.
  • On Sunday, I felt very tired. I was very thankful my husband took the dogs for a walk, so I could rest.
  • Talked to my parents on the phone Sunday, and they are well rested and in good spirits after their holiday. I always like talking to them and I am grateful they are in my life.

20 thoughts on “Ten Things of Thankful, Week 28/2019

  1. I’m glad your folks had a lovely holiday & are back safe and sound and recuperated. It sounds like you’ve had a busy, but positive, week! I hope this one is good for you too lovely xx

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  2. You’ve had a great week. I’m glad your parents are home safe, they are rested and that they had a great time.

    I’m very happy that your working on the terrace has brought you such joy.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Viola. ♥

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  3. So much positive in your week! I have to say I could relate to your putting a thousand buckets-full of stuff into the bigger container. I did that a few weeks ago, only I shoveled (that sounds more impressive than it was – small amounts on the shovel) of dirt from the patio at the lake house and carried them to the bank and tossed them over. It literally felt like a thousand trips! Have a great week!

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  4. I too identify with the thousand buckets task! (For me) it was not so much not having a large enough container as it was what needed to be moved is seemingly endless. I have a wheelbarrow and I’m cleaning out an area of the woods that used to be a brush pile. I’m now down to the layers that are simply wood chips. I rake them into piles and put them in the wheelbarrow and move them to a distant part of the wood. Kinda slow, but peaceful exercise.
    Have a good week.

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  5. What a positive list! It’s always a relief knowing when loved ones have returned from their journeys away. Glad you parents had a good holiday. Your terrace project sounds awesome. I hope you finish in time to enjoy it before the end of summer.
    I’m with you. The bumblebee was a sign 🙂

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    1. The bumblebee was quite obvious, wasn’t it 😀. We hope we can celebrate my father’s birthday oon the new terrace, that would be the last week of August. But things are looking good!

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  6. Being able to recognize the ways that you have improved is a good feeling to have.
    Yeah for the ongoing support of friends!
    What a beautiful moment when the bumblebee appeared. What a special sign.

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  7. It’s a great feeling to be proud of yourself for accomplishing a big task! I hope to feel that way soon once I get our back steps repainted.

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