Gratitude List (March 16, 2019) #TToT

I have been feeling a little off lately. This morning (or early afternoon to be exact), I awoke and immediately felt grumpy. I had a hard time snapping out of the moodiness. Then I read in a Dutch Facebook group about listing the positives of a day. I haven’t participated in #TToT for a while, so it’s about time.

1. Pizza on Sunday. We’d planned on having fries and snacks on Friday, but then my husband had to work late, so I ate at my in-laws. I don’t know whether the pizza night on Sunday was to make up for that, but I loved it.

2. More day activities! From next week on, I’ll be going to day activities a full day rather than just the morning on Monday. On Tuesday adn Friday, I already go full days and I’ll try Wednesday someday. Thursday will remain my day off.

3. Swimming on Tuesday. I was able to go in the deep pool again and swam almost the entire half hour.

4. Eating potato and carrot mash at my in-laws. There’s a word for this in Dutch, but I’m too lazy to look up whether there’s one in English too. My mother-in-law gave me the choice between that and sauerkraut. I didn’t expect to like the mash either, but I definitely hate sauerkraut. Surprisingly, I liked the food. Not enough to ask for second helpings, but enough to eat my first serving.

5. Phone check-ins with my support coordinator. As of last week, she’s been checking in with me at the end of nearly each day she works. I love it.

6. Being able to go for a short walk with my support coordinator on Wednesday. It rained almost the entire day, but when we went for a walk, it didn’t.

7. A rainbow. When walking with my support coordinator, she spotted it and took a photograph. She says this is our lucky rainbow.


8. Blueberries, bananas and honey liquorice. I went to the supermarket with my support worker on Thursday and got myself these. I particularly loved eating the blueberries in my yoghurt on Friday.

9. Outdoors horseback riding. Again, the weather treated us well on Friday afternoon. It rained the whole day, but when it was time for us to go horseback riding, it didn’t. I don’t like indoors horseback riding nearly as much as I do going outdoors, so this was wonderful.

10. Meditating. I’ve been doing a bit of it again this past week. It’s still hard to find the time and focus for it, but I love it. I finally figured out a way to play the learning to meditate course on Insight Timer. For whatever reason, VoiceOver renders the button to play it non-clickable, but somehow I got it playing. Now I may get Insight Timer premium once my disability payment is in.

What have you been grateful for lately?

9 thoughts on “Gratitude List (March 16, 2019) #TToT

  1. Glad you joined us again at the TToT! It sounds like you had good weather when you were outside, and how nice that you will be able to go to full-day activities! We had pizza this week, too.

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  2. You had a busy week of wonderful activities! I’ll have to ask my beloved about the mash. He’s Dutch. His favorite is the pancake which I can’t spell without looking up. He likes that I make them for special occasions. I like that my research paid off.

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  3. good to hear from you… this hop is one those that lacks a air of ‘”you have to participate every week” that some other groups I’ve encountered have had.
    that allows for a much more enjoyable time when the mood strikes to do a list.
    Have a good week ahead.

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  4. I’ve not tried a combination of mashed potatoes and mashed carrots. I’ll have to try that sometime.
    How nice that the rain let up when you were on your walk and when you went horseback riding. Seeing a rainbow always makes the walk even more enjoyable.
    That is great that you are able to have another full day activity.
    Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thanks for your comment.

      I don’t like most mashed foods, but I liked this one.

      I didn’t see the rainbow myself, as I am blind. I really should’ve asked my support coordinator to share the pic with me so that I could post it here.


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