Gratitude List (June 22, 2019) #TToT

I am feeling okay. Not bad, not good. I am however rather uninspired as to what to write. For this reason, and to hopefully lift up my mood just a little, I’m going to participate in Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT). Here is my gratitude list for the past week. Man, it’s been forever since I did those.

1. Eating rice. My husband bought a rice cooker last week. I love rice, but my husband doesn’t like it when he cooks it the regular way. He does like it when cooked in the rice cooker though. We had rice or risotto several times this past week.

2. Lunch out with my husband. On Tuesday, my husband and I went for a visit at a house we might want to buy. It didn’t work out in the end, but the lunch beforehand was good.

3. My husband preparing my breakfast a few times. My husband is off work this week and next week, which means he’s still in the house when I get up at 7:20AM. Normally he leaves the house at between 5:00 and 6:00AM. He prepared my breakfast a few times this week, making me a cup of coffee. I’m normally too lazy and in a rush to make coffee for myself on week days, so this was extra lovely.

4. Nice weather. It’s been pretty good all week. For next week, the temperature is supposed to rise to 35 degrees Celsius, which isn’t what I like. But I’m thankful to be able to wear summer clothes.

5. Being productive in finding me a living facility. We had a meeting with the care consultant for a facility with my current care agency on Tuesday. The outcome was vague, as this person wasn’t in a position to decide whether I’d be a good fit. However, my support coordinator has been trying to contact several other care agencies.

6. Some nice walks with my support coordinator. On Wednesday and Thursday, when we finished the work we were doing for finding me a living facility, we went for a walk. It was fun.

7. Getting free candy. At the marketplace near my day activities, there is a candy, nuts and dried fruits vendor I regularly buy candy at when we visit the marketplace each Friday. This past Friday, he gave the staff some free candy to give us during coffee breaks.

8. Trying out some new workouts. I’m currently trying squats and such, which are incredibly hard. I also reached my five-day exercise goal, but cheated a little, as walks of 15 minutes or more do count and I didn’t go on the elliptical.

9. Curly fries again, yay! I hadn’t had them in a really long time, but my husband ordered them for me yesterday.

10. Leftovers from a fellow client’s celebrating 25 years working at my day activities. I didn’t attend the celebration itself, as it was on Tuesday afternoon, when we were visiting the house on sale. However, we had lots of leftovers on Wednesday.

Oh my, I’m really obsessing about food as I write this list. Can you tell I love eating? Well yeah, I do. Now going to try to exercise some.

15 thoughts on “Gratitude List (June 22, 2019) #TToT

  1. I hope you find a living facility that is a good fit for you. I imagine that might be frustrating sometimes, but how nice that you have people in your life to help with that process.
    Like you, I enjoy food–and am also trying to find the right exercise routine for me!
    I’m so glad you joined the TToT again this week!

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  2. Looking at a house you and your husband might like to buy sounds fun. I also hope you find a care facility that will work for you.
    Even though you may write about food a lot, you are also writing about exercising, so it is all good. 🙂

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    1. Oh thanks so much for saying that about me writing about exercise. Writing about exercising doesn’t make me fit though. Then again, writing about food doesn’t make me fat either.


  3. funny about writing, no matter how we might feel that we have nothing to write, once the first few words show up, the rest is way easier than it seemed. Especially with a ‘format’ bloghop like the TToT.
    Sounds like a good week, can’t say we’re tried using a rice cooker. I enjoy it and the single meal version in a microwave bag is very convenient.
    For us the weather is improving from cool and rainy. I am one of those people who look forward to hot weather.
    Have a good week.

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    1. Yeah, your comment about writing is so true.

      I had no idea there are microwave bags for cooking rice or t hat one could even cook rice in a microwave.


    1. Thanks. Yeah, I used to eat risotto a lot when my husband (when he was still just my boyfriend) lived across th e border in Germany. It’s sold as “Milchreis” there and he thought it was much more expensive here in the Netherlands. Well if you get it at Lidl or Aldi, it’s still affordable.


  4. All the good things to eat and a spouse to share with is definitely blessing. It is very nice that he makes things for you. I enjoy good food too, though you sound more motivated to exercise than I am. 🙂

    Summers here in West Texas are very hot, so i try to go out mornings or evenings, but I still like it better than the cold winters where I grew up.

    I hope you are soon able to find a living facility which suits you perfectly! Blessings to you in the days ahead. XO

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    1. No to be honest, I’m not very motivated to exercise. I like going for long’ish walks, but I truly need to push myself to go on the elliptical and certainly to do other types of exercise.

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