An exhausting week

An exhausting week

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It’s not easy to get a place in a therapy group. My therapist provided me with contact information before I was released from the ward, but of course it’s up to me to do something about it. I was lucky, there is a place available in two groups. So this week the preliminary talks with the therapists started.

It was hard to go through all my problems twice more. And there are no psychoanalytic therapy groups nearby, and travelling was stressful as well. The therapists insist on at least three preliminary talks, so I will have to go through this again.

Our windows were cleaned on Thursday, and I visited my parents on Friday. I had not much time to myself this week, and this added to my already high stress level.

I very much appreciated that my therapist from the ward called me yesterday to ask how I was doing, like she said she would. There was no need to do this, I am technically not her patient anymore. She offered me that I can call anytime if there are problems. That’s good to know, but I hope I don’t need it.

Yesterday evening I was very tired (I can tell the difference, it had nothing to do with depression). After walking the dogs I fell asleep on the couch and just went on to bed a few hours later.

This morning I still felt tired. Today is one of these misty, dark winter days. I just take it easy.

Next week is also full of appointments. There will be more preliminary talks, and on Friday I will talk to my old therapist. I am relieved OT has been cancelled next week.

I just hope everything goes well and I can continue therapy soon.

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Feline Friday #68 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #68 | Friendly Fill-Ins

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

After nine weeks in the hospital, I was released yesterday. Jackie was thrilled to see me and would stay by my side day and night. This was remarkable, because she behaved differently during my visits, and there were many. During my visits – even when they were overnight – she rarely came to me, and mostly she stayed just for a few minutes. Maybe she sensed that my thoughts often revolved about therapy and what had happened on the ward. But when I came home yesterday I was so happy, and of course I knew it was for good. I repeat myself, but our pets are so clever and they can read us so well! Today she is not as clingy as yesterday, but she still wants to cuddle a lot.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I have been longing for my loving home for the last nine weeks during my inpatient stay, that’s for sure.

2. Have you told someone you love him/her today?

3. I always feel sad during this time of year. I am not used to the lack of light outside yet, and the joy Christmas brings seems to be so far away.

4. The world could use more altruism. In order to make this world a better place, we have to care about others as well as ourselves. 

 

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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 34/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 34/2019

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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

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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!

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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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