Ten Things of Thankful, Week 22/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 22/2019

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

  • Summer finally found us, so we had at least a sunny, warm weekend.
  • Thursday was a banking holiday and the shops were closed. My husband had to work, but I enjoyed the quiet day at home.
  • The most important thing I was thankful for was my birthday. I was born two months early, and back then the doctors weren’t sure I’d make it, but tadaa – here I am!
  • So many people on- and offline sent me well wishes. I am very thankful for that, this year started off very well.
  • I am thankful for all the support I get on- and offline. I wouldn’t be able to do this alone, and it’s a good thing I don’t have to!
  • On the evening of my birthday, we went to a nice restaurant (“we” meaning my parents, my husband and I. My parents in law are on holiday). I am thankful for these nice hours. It was a good way to celebrate my birthday.
  • My husband had a very stressful week and had to work full time on the banking holiday and on the weekend. I am grateful he got through that chaotic week ok.
  • Because my husband had to work, I had no car at the weekend and wasn’t able to drive to the shelter for our usual walk with our friend, her dog and Truman, the shelter dog on Saturday. But our friend came to our house with her dog and Truman, and we walked the dogs here. This was very kind of her.
  • After we walked our dogs, I took the bus and drove to the next town, where I went shopping and just enjoyed myself.
  • One of our dogs, Janet, was coughing a lot on Wednesday, and it really had me worried. But whatever it was, she was her old self on Thursday, so I could stop worrying.

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My birthday 2019

My birthday 2019

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This is one of many. I feel so blessed!
I felt much better than last year. Not over the moon, but better.
It helped, that so many thought about me and wished me well, online and offline. That made me feel so good. Often I don’t like myself, so this was a welcome counterweight.  And I am very thankful I didn’t have to spend this day alone.
We went to a nice restaurant in the evening. We meaning my husband, my parents and I. My parents in law were invited as well, but they are on holiday. Right now I feel most comfortable in small groups. But it was good to do something special on this day.
So, we started this year in style, and many good wishes will help me get along. That’s a good start. I will try to make the best of it.
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Feline Friday #49 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #49 | Friendly Fill-Ins

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

Jackie is not nocturnal. She knows the rhythm of our household, and she usually comes in when we let the dogs in the garden for the last time before we turn in for the night. Then she gets a night snack, and after that she decides where she wants to spend the night. Sometimes she stays on the couch in the living room, but usually she joins us in the bedroom and looks for a human pillow. I know cats do not sleep as much as we humans do, but she is very mindful of us and stays very quiet until one of us gets up in the morning. She spends her time dozing and purring, grooming or sleeping (and snoring) herself. We love having her with us of course, even more so because she spends so much time outside during daytime. And one thing is for sure: I sleep better with a cat on my tummy!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I would love to be a personal assistant to Gillian Anderson, of course. I am a big fan
of her since the X-Files aired. And she does lots of charity, I’d like to help with that.

2. If I had a boat, I would name it Arielle. I like this Disney movie so much.
3. I want to improve my cooking skills. It’s important to eat well, but it must be tasty as well.
4. Surprises are something I mostly don’t like. I like my life as predictable as possible. But I have to admit, some surprises were very nice.
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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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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 21/2019

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 21/2019

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

  • It was a quiet week, and after having so many appointment last week, I enjoyed this very much.
  • The anti tick treatment we used on our furbabies a few weeks ago seems to work, and that’s a very good things. I hope we humans don’t get bitten as well.
  • On Monday I started a new project in OT. Another patient started weaving a basket and didn’t finish it. I took over, and we will see how it turns out.
  • On Tuesday, I struggled with our project in group OT (the mosaic). But the group helped me, and this was a good feeling.
  • On Wednesday, I had much time on my hands, so I enjoyed that I didn’t need to hurry. This can be such a blessing.
  • On Thursday, we tried to relax on hard wooden chairs in OT group instead of sitting in comfortable rocking chairs or laying down. It worked, which means we learned a lot in the past months and are now able to relax almost everywhere 🙂 This, of course, was the idea behind our weekly practice.
  • On Friday I went to my husband’s GP to renew his prescription. The doctor is on holiday, but since I was up early, I got a lot done. So it was a blessing in disguise.
  • On Saturday we worked on the terrace and got a lot done here as well. For the next step we need a longer stretch of sunny weather, because we don’t want the ceiling of the basement to get wet. But this will have to wait, summer hasn’t found us yet!
  • On Saturday we formed our usual “big” pack and had a wonderful walk with our friend, her dog and Truman, the shelter dog. His new family is moving to a new home right now, and they want to get him after everything quiets down, what is probably for the best. We enjoy having fun with the little man as long as possible!
  • My husband was on call until Friday morning, and it was a stressful week for him. I am glad he had a nice, calm weekend to recover from the last hard days.

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Feline Friday #48 | Friendly Fill-Ins

Feline Friday #48 | Friendly Fill-Ins

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

When we took in Sammy (picture above) we didn’t know how much this little ball of fur would change our life. My sister in law told us there were kitties on a farm that needed a new home very quickly, because the farmer wanted to get rid of them and throw them into the next river. To be honest, I didn’t want a second cat at this time. But of course, we wanted to help. And then I saw this black and white kitty, the weekest and smallest of four, and I fell in love. She fiercely loved me back for the whole eighteen years she was with us, and I hope I never forget the many happy moments we shared. Sammy always allowed me to share the most intimate moments of her life with her, even her death. And of course she gave us Jackie (picture below). I now I already have said it many times, but “Adopt don’t shop” can bring so much happiness!

Friendly Fill-Ins

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

1. I do nothing special on Memorial Day, because it’s not celebrated here. 

2. I try to avoid people with negative energy. I don’t want to waste my precious time with them.

3. If I had a catchphrase, it would be “Don’t give up!”.
4. My husband and our furbabies motivate(s) me to work hard.
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Thankful Thursday #9

Thankful Thursday #9

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 still thankful for what happened yesterday. I met with a fellow patient from my inpatient stay last summer/fall. We went to a restaurant called “Blue King”. It was delicious! But even more important was that we got along well after all these months and had a lot to talk about. Unfortunately my friend is quite depressed right now, but both of us enjoyed the meeting and felt better afterwards. We will definitely do this again! It’s good to have people in my life with whom I can be absolutely honest.

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