Ten Things of Thankful, Week 28/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 28/2018


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

  • When I rode the bus last week, it was full. A very nice woman offered to take care of my walker, so I could take a safe seat a few meters away.
  • Riding the bus another time, I talked to another woman with a walker. We both felt better after chatting.
  • My parents had a wonderful holiday. I am glad for them.
  • My mother made the decision to retire in autumn next year. A very wise decision, and one that was overdue.
  • We celebrated my mother’s 64th Birthday yesterday. It was such a nice evening, and my mother loved our present.
  • We had wonderful walks with our dogs. With every walk I get fitter, that’s the way I see it.
  • My therapist did everything he could so I can get good impatient treatment for my problems.
  • The vet said our cat is healthy! We liked to hear that, she is a loved member of our pack.
  • The weather was still sunny and warm, that always helps with my mood.
  • I had a few good talks with my husband. That helped to bring us on the same page.
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Ten Things of Thankful, Week 27/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 27/2018

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

  • My husband was away for a training last week. I got along, not always well, but I managed.
  • Got some things done I didn’t have the energy before. But anyway, it’s done.
  • My parents enjoy their holiday immensely. I am happy for them.
  • The weather is still sunny and nice, so being outside with the dogs is nice and my husband can go fishing.
  • Finished my painting in OT. That’s always a satisfying feeling.
  • My MIL is very supportive concerning my thyroid problems. This is always helpful.
  • Had a wonderful girl time with our cat 🐈. This is rare in summer, because she wants to spend much time outside.
  • Was able to stand my ground at the dentist, when they suggested an expensive treatment that is not necessary.
  • Found new, delicious kinds of yoghurt. Sometimes it’s nice to have a change.
  • My husband won’t work Monday and Tuesday, so I hope for a good start into next week as well.

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 26/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 26/2018


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

  • My parents have reached their holiday destination in south Germany and are happy. I hope the rest of the holiday is good as well.
  • My husband had a wonderful weekend with his family. I am sad I couldn’t join them, but I am glad everybody had a good time.
  • I got a belated birthday present from my in-laws. They were so generous and wishing me well, I was really moved.
  • My husband has training next week. It may help him with his career he likes what he is trained at, and his employer pays for it. Things couldn’t be better.
  • We had a wonderful pizza at a nice italian restaurant today. It’s nice to have those moments as a couple.
  • Treated ourselves to tartufo icecream for desert. It’s nice to sometimes have the money for these things.
  • While eating, it become clear we still laugh at the same things and roll our eyes at the same things… this is wonderful after all those years.
  • I remembered to make an appointment at the dentist to have everything checked. I forget about these things so easily.
  • Summer is still here, this is nice after the last summers were quite rainy, and humans and pets in this household enjoy it immensely.
  • Got some good opportunities to train our dogs, this will hopefully help us in the long run.
Ten Things of Thankful, Week 25/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 25/2018

Ten Things of Thankful

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

  • We had fun yesterday when we took a long walk with a voluntary worker from the shelter, her dog, a shelter dog and our dogs.
  • Yesterday was a good day, moodwise. It is so good to have those days, I enjoy them very much.
  • My husband was fishing and is in a very good mood, even though he didn’t have a single bite – it does wonders for his soul. That’s always good to see.
  • I had a wonderful nap this afternoon without disturbing dreams, it really was refreshing.
  • The month is coming to an end, and I was very good with spending money, so there will be some money left I can donate to a private shelter that takes care of stray cats at this time of the year.
  • The first delivery of wood for our wood burner is now very nicely put away in our basement. Carrying it down is always a lot of work. Well, there will be another round at the beginning of July.
  • Managed to take care of my health and had blood drawn for my quaterly diabetes-check. I almost forgot, because my doctor was on holiday in May.
  • Arranged to meet with my father on Tuesday. We always have so much fun together.
  • Berry season is still in full swing! Right now I enjoy having blueberries with plain yogurt.
  • Had wonderful ice cream yesterday. The ice cream parlor we were at makes it’s own ice cream, it was so yummy.
Ten Things of Thankful, Week 24/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 24/2018

 

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Now that I am online again I can again join the Ten Things of Thankful community.

  • I am very glad that we are online again, and that all problems concerning our old and the new router could be resolved within days.
  • But I am also very glad that I am still able to spend more time offline without going nuts.
  • My husband jumped on the decluttering bandwagon as well. He pointed out some things we have to get rid off. It will not happen in the next weeks because of other urgent circumstances, but we will get to it eventually.
  • My parents are very happy that they get a big tax refund. I am happy I could help with that.
  • We went to the summer charity of our local shelter. We know many of the people, and it was fun to meet them.
  • We were complimented how well Janet and especially Sam are doing. That’s always good to hear, and we want our furry companions to be happy and have a good life.
  • A big part of the wood that we will burn in winter was delievered yesterday. It will be a lot of work until it is put away in the basement, but we will definitely be warm during the cold months.
  • When asked about the cutting scars on my arms today, I was able to give a funny, but true statement. In the past I always made excuses and said “It was the cats” or something else. But I decided to be honest about it, and this felt better.
  • It’s cherry time! We love to eat fresh cherries, but we can only have them for a few weeks every year.
  • The weather was very nice, not too hot, not too much rain either. Just perfect.

 

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 22/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 22/2018

Ten Things of Thankful

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

  • Decluttering goes on. But hey, I finished decluttering my closet. It’s good to have some closure, even I am nowhere finished.
  • Everybody was so generous were birthday presents are concerned. I was able to replace some more old clothes.
  • Was asked for directions by an older woman. It’s important for me to have an open ear for other people despite my struggles. Even it is just about the way to the next supermarket.
  • My mother had some problems with her smartphone, and we sorted it out on the phone. I am so proud of my parents that they try to get used to something new, and I am happy I could help. My mother was so thankful, but it was no big issue, really.
  • The weather was nice – sunshine and rain in the right mix. I was able to show off my new dresses, and nature got what was needed as well.
  • I like egg liqueur, and I found out it can be added to strawberry shake as well! Yummy.
  • Got cheap blankets for the dogs. They are replacements for now, but it is good to have them.
  • Our “problem dog” made another step forward: He could play with other dogs without being on the leash. That’s a big improvement, at the beginning we had to use a muzzle and a leash when we met dogs he didn’t know.
  • My husband was on a fishing trip with his brother, my parents were in south Germany at the same time. I was able to hold it together without them for a few days, and they had a well deserved break. Win-win, I’d say.
  • Didn’t forget some important things, even my head can be a chaos sometimes. Hope this goes on.
Ten Things of Thankful, Week 21/2018

Ten Things of Thankful, Week 21/2018

Ten Things of Thankful

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

  • My englisch blog now has an GDPR disclaimer as well. But I really hope we can forget about this now. It’s good to have it out of the way.
  • Talked with another woman with a walker while riding the bus home. It was nice to talk with somebody who knows the problems. But the talk was never sad, we had the same sense of dark humour 🙂
  • Found a good solution where my birthday is concerned: Celebrating later, when I feel better.
  • Learned once more that I have wonderful people around me. Everybody was so understanding and willing to help.
  • Berrytime!!! Strawberries and blueberries en masse. Love this time of the year.
  • New potatoes are wonderful as well! Maybe they are expensive, but also very tasty.
  • Had very good OT-sessions this week. It wasn’t planned, but I formulated two goals I want to work on in the next future. It’s always good to have a precise goal in your head and nothing cloudy.
  • Made my husband happy with serving lots of fresh Asparagus that was harvested locally. This is his highlight every summer!
  • Talked with my parents today. They feel good and are looking forward to a short trip to south Germany later this week. That’s always good to hear.
  • The next week will also be a short one, because of a bank holiday on Thursday. This sounds promising.