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!

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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!

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Feline Friday #42 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 152

Feline Friday #42 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 152

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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

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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.

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Feline Friday #40 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 149

Feline Friday #40 | Friendly Fill-Ins Week 149

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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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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 07/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 07/2019

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

  • Had a good talk with my psychiatrist on Monday. She said I should give my husband’s birthday party a go, and told me not to worry about it now, because nobody can tell how I will feel at this day. This calmed me down.
  • We agreed not to change my regular medications, but to try another stronger as-needed med for anxiety. I am very relieved there will be no big changes in my medication for now, because this can be hard.
  • She also said, that I feel bad now only means I will feel good again in the future. This really helps me to see bad times a different way!
  • I found a new recipe to make mashed potatoes, and we liked it a lot. It’s always nice to find alternatives.
  • Another week with chaos in my head *sigh*, but I again kept up with chores and appointments. If I am able to do so, I know things could be worse. That’s good.
  • On Friday I had an appointment with my therapist. Some very interesting questions came up, I have a lot to think about now. But it’s always good to see things from another angle. I am thankful for all the help I get from him.
  • Saturday it was warm enough to sit in the sun with our friend and her dog (Irmi slowly continues to get better). All of us – three dogs and as many humans) enjoyed it very much.
  • Speaking of pets: Our cat was able to have nice, long strolls outside again. Her mood improved so much, it was so nice to see.
  • Yesterday I met with a friend, and we drove to a seminar with a man who works with difficult dogs (he likes Rottweilers most). I am always looking out for ways to help our dog Sam, and I had some aha-moments. I am grateful for every puzzle piece we find!
  • We met many nice people yesterday who also gave dogs with problems a new home. It was nice to be a part of this.

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Feline Friday #34

Feline Friday #34

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The last days have been warmer, so Jackie can spend more time outside. She is very happy about this!

To be honest, I am glad it is not warm enough yet that she wants to be in the garden all day. When the weather is bad or cold, Jackie and I have a extra snuggling session in the morning, and I like it so much.

My husband gets up quite early, but before he leaves for work, he feeds Jackie and the dogs. If Jackie wants to go out then, he lets her in the garden. If she doesn’t feel like it, she comes back to bed after this. She then is full and in a very good mood, so she purrs a lot and wants to be near me. Sometimes I wake up when she jumps onto the bed, sometimes I don’t, but we both enjoy the warmth and the quiet atmosphere for a little bit longer. I can’t think of a better way to start the day!