Gratitude List (May 2, 2020) #TToT

It’s been forever since I did a gratitude post. Right now I’m feeling a little frustrated with the fact that I am blind. I want to participate to the fullest in the social media thing, but it seems images are often required and I can’t do them. Other blind people apparently can, but I can’t. Anyway, to cheer myself up, I’m taking part in Ten Things of Thankful or #TToT. Here’s what I’ve been grateful for lately.

1. The beautiful weather last week. Okay, it’s been raining a lot this week, but last week-end, it was sunny and warm. I loved it!

2. Being able to take regular walks in spite of the bad weather this week. Somehow, my staff and I managed to find time inbetween rainstorms to go for some walks. Yesterday and today, I even took some late evening walks after most of the other clients were in bed.

3. Making plans for more activities I can do with my day activity staff. On Monday, we will be trying out a basic oatmeal recipe with banana. I remember my sister ate oatmeal for breakfast when she was little and I didn’t like it. I hope I like it with the banana added. I’ve also looked into overnight oats recipes. I definitely like that.

4. The orange puff pastry we ate with our coffee for King’s day on Monday.

5. Getting crunchy muesli for breakfast. It took the staff some time before we found the right one, the one with four kinds of nuts and crunchy muesli, not granola. Yes, I’m picky like that.

6. My teddy bear getting washed. I thought it’d gotten a hole in its fur, but it turned out to be just dirty. After I finish this blog post, I’m going to cuddle up with it in my bed.

7. My computer. I’m really enjoying using it. I know, I’ve had it for ten months already, but up till this week almost always chose my phone to do most things on. I’m now actually loving writing this post in good ol’ Notepad.

8. Having finished the #AtoZChallenge. I’m definitely proud of myself for actually getting it all done.

9. Keeping my writing mojo now that the challenge is over with. I don’t know for how long I’ll be motivated to keep writing, but we’ll see.

10. Being more alert in general. Okay, I think I may be a little overalert, but then again that’s a lot better than being tired and depressed.

What have you been thankful for lately?

15 thoughts on “Gratitude List (May 2, 2020) #TToT

  1. We had a few days last week that were sunny part of the day, but the beginning of May came in like a lion with lots of rainstorms.
    We eat oatmeal quite often, but I have never tried it with bananas in it. For the two of us I add one chopped apple, about an 1/8 C of chopped nuts (walnuts or almonds) to the cooked oats. (1 C raw oats to 1-3/4 C water). I add the apple and nuts toward the end of cooking the oats. Sometimes I use blueberries instead of apple. I add a dash of salt and a couple of dashes of cinnamon, and sometimes 2 tsp of brown sugar or a few raisons.
    The orange puff pastry sounds good.
    Hope you have a great week.

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    1. Oh, that’s a cool variation on oatmeal too. My sister would just eat it cooked in milk.

      Yes, May sure took off on a rainy note here too.

      Thanks for commenting. Hope you have a good week too.

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  2. The images thing can be frustrating really. Only when I get frustrated with it I am less frustrated about the fact itself that I’m blind and can’t do images, but rather that people are so obsessed about the images that they are absolutely required, and can’t see things another way, and that there are lots of different people in the world, and not all of them have to be visuals, not all of them even have to have vision.
    I love muesli too! 🙂 It’s better than granola.

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  3. Hey! Good to ‘hear’ from you again.
    I remember when you got the computer.*
    Our weather has been wet but not the pleasant, warm(ish) rainy weather, more the raw, hurry-up-lets-get-inside kinda weather.
    Getting more seasonal now, which means, maybe a sweater but not necessary to wear a jacket.
    Have a good week.

    * I’m on a big, how the blogosphere is the same or better than the ‘real’ world kick lately… and the thing about friends in the real world is seen in a simple statement that you hear, “Remember the time that you…”
    This continuity really is the key this virtual world

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Yes, I agree about the not-quite-right food. I may be able to use the granola as a topping for my oatmeal though.

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the A to Z challenge! It’s been a number of years since I’ve participated in it. It certainly takes dedication.

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