Ten Things of Thankful, Week 36/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 36/2019

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

  • On Monday I finished the bottom of my tray in single OT. Now I can start the fun part – weaving the basket above it.
  • Tuesday we had a very productive group OT session. Everybody had a good time.
  • Wednesday my husband and I joined the local gym. It will be hard work to get back in shape, but we are on our way now.
  • Thursday I went to the podiatrist. There’s always such a good atmosphere at this place, everybody leaves with a smile.
  • Thursday I felt quite sore from training the day before. Our OT-therapist told me not to give up, this was exactly what I needed to hear.
  • Practicing relaxation on Thursday really helped me to feel better and less sore.
  • On Friday we just relaxed. That was great.
  • On Saturday I went to a charity event for bulldogs with my friend. I am thankful she drove all the way, because I don’t have a car.
  • We met many nice people and had nice conversations on the fair.
  • I even got some good advice for Sam, and how to improve his behavior on the leash. Priceless!

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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 35/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 35/2019

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

  • On Monday I didn’t go to OT, because my therapist had fallen ill. At first I didn’t like this, but after a while I enjoyed the free time.
  • On Tuesday I bought new sports clothes. We are planning to join a gym, and I need something to wear.
  • On Tuesday, our therapist was still ill, but her colleague took over, so we could have our group OT-session. I was very grateful for that.
  • On Wednesday I was very grateful that my husband had another successful fishing trip. His holidays were full of tackling carps this time, just the way he likes it.
  • On Thursday we bought some garden furniture for our new terrace. We got a big discount because summer is nearly over. Now everything is perfect.
  • On Friday my parents came back from a short vacation. I am glad everything went well and they had a good time.
  • Friday evening my husband’s friend and his girlfriend came over for a BBQ. It was a nice evening and everyone had a good time. The beer bread I baked for the first time was delicious, by the way.
  • On Saturday we had ice cream with our friend and all of our dogs. It was the last really hot day of summer, and we celebrated it in style.
  • After Truman was adopted, we didn’t take a dog from the shelter with us on our Saturday walks. That’s going to change, the shelter suggested another dog to join us. I am looking forward to meeting Luke!
  • Sunday was a quiet day. It has cooled down significantly, so walking the dogs was a lot more pleasant.

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!

 

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 33/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 33/2019

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

  • I made good progress with the bottom of my tray in OT on Monday. It’s very colorful, just the way I like it. Working with colors always makes me feel good.
  • On Monday, my husband and the dogs left us for a fishing trip. I know how important that is for him, and I am thankful I am well enough he can leave me alone for a few days (of course I am not all alone, our cat Jackie stayed home as well :-)) Right now Jackie is supervising me writing this post – nothing gets by a cat!
  • On Tuesday morning I went to my GP to have my blood sugar taken. Self care is difficult for me sometimes, but this time I did it.
  • On Tuesday afternoon, we did something different in group OT and had ice cream.  A good time was had by all, and the ice cream was delicious.
  • On Wednesday I met a friend. She isn’t doing so well at the moment and needed someone to talk to. I am glad I could help. While talking, we had dinner, and it was wonderful. Both of us felt better after our meeting.
  • On Thursday, I was very grateful for our OT relaxation group. I am not used to living alone, and it calmed me down to see some friendly faces.
  • On Friday, I met my father and we had ice cream. It was so good to see him and talk to him. He told me I will be fine, and I know I can call my parents any time. This is a big thankful!
  • On Saturday I treated myself and went to a fast food restaurant. It may not be the healthiest choice where food is concerned, but I enjoyed every bit of the french fries and every sip of my milk shake!
  • I took advantage of the relatively quiet house and the fact nobody worked on the terrace this week and cleaned everything. This was hard work, but I like the result.
  • My husband asked me to take care of the fish tank while he is away, and all fish survived! I must have done something right 🙂

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 32/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 32/2019

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

  • On Monday, I added more colours to my tray in OT. I like working with acrylic paint, and I am sure it will turn out great.
  • On Tuesday we finished working on our mosaics in group OT. They look great, but I wasn’t able to get a good photo, because all four mosaics together are quite big. I’ll have to wait until it hangs at the wall for that.
  • We got a big step nearer to the finish line where the terrace is concerned. Just four rows are left from thirteen.
  • Had a few nice chats with strangers in the bus. This is always nice, I like to think those people wouldn’t have talked to me if I appear to be an unfriendly person.
  • I have a cold, but it seems to run is usual course and seems to be nothing to worry about. They say colds keep our immune system fit, so I hope for some positive aspects as well while I am sneezing and coughing.
  • We met the dog trainer on Saturday. She is such a nice person, friendly, but stern. She told us so much about Sam, and this was the first time she met him.
  • The dog trainer said, Sam just wanted to protect us. That made us love him even more. Now we just have to let him now that we protect him.
  • The dog trainer didn’t really tell us something new about Sam. I am very grateful that we know our little man really well. We just have to change our reaction to his behavior.
  • The dog trainer also said there’s a bond between Sam and me. It was so good to hear this, because we had to work for this.
  • On Sunday my husband packed for his fishing trip. I am thankful he has this possibility to unwind and calm down.

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 31/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 31/2019

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

It was a tough week, but I had some thankful moments as well.

  • Working on my tablet in OT on Monday was fun.
  • Tuesday we closed the gaps between the tiles of our mosaics. After working on this for over half a year that was such a big step. We are almost finished!
  • The display of my mobile broke. I am very thankful that I have a spare mobile, so I can stay connected.
  • I am also very glad my phone is insured.
  • When I went to a shop, we found out the insurance company listed the wrong IMEI… So I had to call the insurance company. Hearing aid… No lip reading… You know the drill, but I was able to sort this out. I am thankful for the patience of everybody involved.
  • We started working on the terrace again. We covered everything with a tarp, and from now on we don’t need to care about the weather.
  • We started putting the tiles back on. This will take a while, because every tile has to be carefully adjusted, but it’s the last thing we need to do. That’s great (hey! Just 240 more tiles :-))
  • Had a bad anxiety attack on Thursday, but was able to cut it short with relaxation techniques I learned in OT relaxation group. That was good.
  • When I felt really bad I was thankful for my as-needed med, that quickly helped me to calm down. Exactly what I needed in that situation.
  • We were finally able to arrange a meeting with the dog trainer our friend recommended. She contacted me, and we will meet her on Saturday.

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 30/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 30/2019

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

  • On Monday I continued working on my tray during my single OT-session. It still is fun!
  • On Tuesday in group OT the last mosaic was finished. Next time we will go ahead and fill the gaps between the tiles.
  • I painted again in group OT and finished my picture. I enjoyed painting so much.
  • I had to make many phone calls last week to order material for the terrace. Talking on the phone with a hearing aid and not being able to read lips is always hard for me, but I did it.
  • Of course things went not as planned with the delivery of the material, but I was able to figure everything out, and now our driveway is full again 🙂
  • This material was the last thing we needed to buy for the terrace! Like I said, we can see the finish line from where we stand.
  • The temperature dropped, and now we can breathe again, especially the furbabies.
  • It rained a little bit, this means we can’t work on the terrace right now… Well, we enjoy the break, to be honest!
  • On Wednesday I met with my father. We had ice cream and had a nice talk. I am grateful for these father-daughter-meetings, and I know he is as well.
  • On Saturday I met with my friend and helped her set up her high pressure cleaner. We got work done, and we had a good time.