Ten Things of Thankful, Week 34/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 34/2019


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

  • My parents gave me old photos. Looking at them brought up mostly good feelings. This of my mother and me is one of my favorites:preview-381105177553549840441.jpg
  • On Monday I finished coloring the bottom of my tray in OT. Well, it is very colorful and I like it. It turned out the way I wanted it to be, and this is always a good feeling.
  • On Tuesday my husband and the dogs came back from the fishing trip. My husband was in a very good mood, and the dogs were happy to be home again.
  • On Tuesday evening we ate at a greek restaurant. It was a nice evening.
  • On Wednesday we made big progress with the terrace.
  • On Thursday I went to relaxation group and it brought up some unwelcome feelings, how I often felt left out because of my hearing disability. But there are nice people in my life now, and this is what counts.
  • On Friday – tada! – we finished the terrace!!!! Look here:preview-392185871127322261462.jpgOk, we still have to put away the gravel, but this is nothing big and will be done in one hour or so. Like I said, it’s nothing fancy and you don’t see all the important work below the tiles, but it’s done.
  • We invited my husband’s friend and his girlfriend to have a BBQ with us this Friday, if somebody deserves this it’s them for all their help. I am sure this will be nice! My mother gave me a recipe for beer bread, and I am looking forward to try it.
  • On Saturday wood for the fireplace was delivered. Now we are prepared for the colder season!
  • My brother-in-law helped us putting the wood in the basement and we were very grateful for his help!


Feline Friday #60 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #60 | Friendly Fill-Ins


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

It’s just Jackie and me at the moment, because my husband and the dogs have gone fishing. Jackie enjoys my undivided attention very much. She wants to cuddle a lot.

Well, she also insists on being outside and even being fed on the terrace as usual… This is Jackie, a very independent and freedom loving soul. I gladly take whatever she offers, and when we snuggle up she gives me all her love and affection. And of course I love her back just the way she is.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I love it when animals show me that they want to be near me. They don’t care how much money you have, they see us for what we really are.

2. I know it’s time to vacuum when there is dog hair everywhere.

3. Others come to me when they need someone to talk to. I can listen without judgement, and I often am able to see the situation from a different angle.
4. We should never take our loved ones for granted. We should always appreciate the goood people in our life, because this is not a given.
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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 23/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 23/2019

So I proudly join the TToT-community again. It’s an anniversary, because TTOT turned six. Let’s see what I can contribute this week:

  • I am thankful for every host of the TTOT, past and present, that they make this blog hop possible. It surely takes a lot of time and dedication.
  • I found a new recipe for making carrots we both like. I didn’t know adding honey can make such a big difference.
  • Our cat Jackie was very cuddly this week. I enjoyed this very much, of course!
  • We had a few warm days, and I was able to wear a dress for the first time this year. It sure felt great!
  • On Monday I was very thankful for our trainee therapist. She really helped me with my current project (I took over weaving a basket another client started but didn’t finish).
  • On Tuesday I realized something very important about myself in therapy (I am often too hard on myself, and that doesn’t help at all).
  • On Wednesday enjoyed a therapy free and quiet day.
  • On Thursday we were just two patients in our relaxation group, so we enjoyed a session that was made just for us.
  • My husband started his holiday on Friday, and it’s always nice to have him around.
  • On Saturday I treated my husband to lunch in a greek fast food restaurant. We enjoyed it, and I didn’t have to cook – a big win-win!


Thankful Thursday #10

Thankful Thursday #10

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 for all the nice birthday wishes I received. Keeping in touch with family and friends may be difficult, but I am trying. It feels so good to be surrounded by so many loving and understanding people, and I know not everybody is so lucky. So this week is a very big thankful!


Feline Friday #42 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 152

Feline Friday #42 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 152


Sometimes, we catch Jackie lying on the fish tank. Maybe she likes it, because the light in the top of the fish tank radiates warmth. Anyway, we don’t like her hanging around there, because she mistook the aquarium for her litter box in the past… Getting everything clean again was no fun. And of course Jackie didn’t help us, what is the human staff for anyway?

Well, my husband changed the lights, and the new LED lights don’t get warm, so we hope Jackie doesn’t want to spent time on the fish tank anymore. We’ll see. It’s impossible to have an eye on this cat all the time, she is way too clever!

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 152

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

1. I used to be able to belly dance, but I no longer can. Darn back!
2. I just can’t seem to be able to focus for more than half an hour. This sucks big time. Things like our tax decleration take so much longer now.
3. I’m notorious for my quick mood changes (yes, I’m a Gemini 🙂 ).

4. There’s no use crying over things I can’t have. Everybody longs for something, so I try to focus on what I already have instead.
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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 14/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 14/2019


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

  • It was a hard week, I felt very tired and down. But everything got done, and this is a good thing.
  • Had a short chat with our neighbour. I could see she wasn’t feeling well, and I wanted to cheer her up a little bit. Seeing her smile was wonderful.
  • The window cleaners came on Thursday and did their part of spring cleaning. I am very thankful for the help, that we can afford it and that this is the only help I need at the moment.
  • I arranged a meeting with my father the following Wednesday, and I am very thankful that is feeling well enough again.
  • I mailed the wastemanagement company, we have some bulk garbage that has to be registered seperately. One more thing that will make our house tidier. The company replied quickly, they will dispose the bulk garbage on Tuesday.
  • Speaking of decluttering, I decluttered a little part of my room. Sometimes it is baby steps.
  • The dog from our friend that suffered from pancreatitis and gastritis is well again, but now the dog from our other friend suffered from severe pain due to arthritis. It looked very bad for a few days, she couldn’t even walk. But now she is better again. I am very thankful for that.
  • My best friend and I agreed that a meeting is overdue. So we will have breakfast in the week after easter. I am looking forward to it!
  • Sunday I tried to walk with a group of former shelter dogs and their owners. But it was too much, and I went home early. I am thankful I was mindful and cut the walk short – otherwise I would pay the price tomorrow.
  • Saturday we took a walk at a place we had never been before. It was nice to see something new. And once more we decided we have found the right place to live fourteen years ago.


Feline Friday #40 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 149

Feline Friday #40 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 149


Sorry, no photo of Jackie this Friday… She told me very politely to fuck off excuse her, because she has to do very important things in the garden. To me it looks like lying around most of the time, but what do I know ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

So instead I post a picture of a lynx I made in OT. I chose lynx as my totem animal. It symbolizes wisdom, change and compassion. It says no secret can stay hidden forever, the truth is always revealed someday.

Well, leave it to a wild cat to channel wisdom and and cleverness. And I am very sure a lot of these traits are still to be found in our house cats as well. But I will have to wait for that until Jackie is done outside 😉

Friendly Fill-Ins Week 149

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

1. I admire those who try to live their dreams.

2. I can’t wait for the roses and the quince bush in our front yard to bloom.
3. I’m proud to say I am capable of loving from the bottom of my heart.
4. Being around people I can’t trust make(s) me nervous.

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