Gratitude List (June 20, 2020) #TToT

Hi everyone! How are you all doing? I’m a bit tired, but not ready to go to bed yet. Instead, I’m going to write a gratitude list again. As always, I’m joining in with Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT). Here goes.

1. Sunshine. The weather was really good over the past week. We had some light rain some days, but most days were sunny and warm.

2. An anti-allergy medication. I have bad eczema that itched like hell for some weeks. I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and got an antihistamine called desloratadine. It didn’t help at all the first few days, or maybe without the medication the itch would’ve been even worse. In any case, now it does seem to help.

3. An antibiotic ointment. One spot, which the doctor initially thought was the result of an insect sting, got inflamed. Thankfully, with some Fucidin applied topically, the inflammation is a lot less now.

4. The night staff. A few nights ago, the itch was so bad and the inflamed spot so painful that I got really scared. I called for the night staff to apply some oily cream to the eczema. She did this, but I remained very scared. Somehow, I had gotten it in my head that I’d get sepsis from this. I pressed the call button again at around 2:30AM. The night staff was so kind and reassuring.

5. Alternatives to bread. I don’t really care for bread for lunch, at least not when topped with the ordinary kind of things you normally put on bread, such as cheese, peanut butter, etc. Thankfully, we had some lettuce left over from making burritos last week, so I had a salad for lunch one day. Another day, I had noodles.

6. Pancakes. Today, two staff came to our home on a voluntary basis just to bake us pancakes. They were so delicious!

7. Reaching my step goal. I reached over 12K steps (my goal being 10K) on three days this week. Today, I didn’t do so well, so I will still need to get some 5K steps tomorrow to break my weekly record of just under 65K steps.

8. The visiting rules at my care facility likely being relaxed as of next week Friday. The announcement will go onto the facility’s COVID-19 page on Monday.

9. My parents offering to visit me. I called my Mom last Sunday and, as we were discussing the visiting rules, my father asked if they could come too. I initially was a bit hesitant and I’m very nervous, but also excited. They will be visiting me next Friday.

Oh, and now I can’t think of a number 10, but whatever. I’m grateful for being able to express my gratitude. Consider that my tenth thankful. Besides, the number is just a suggestion.

What are you grateful for?

20 thoughts on “Gratitude List (June 20, 2020) #TToT

  1. I am glad you were able to get some relief from the itching.
    A week or so ago I made a batch of pancakes, something I had not done in years. I used to make big batches of them and freeze them, so that it was a quick breakfast for the kids, especially when they were leaving to go to school at different times.
    Congratulations in reaching your steps goal!

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  2. Excellent creative food construction with the lettuce. Pancakes! Used to be my favorite form of food, haven’t had any for can’t remember how long.
    Good List
    The upcoming visits sound like they will be most enjoyable.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I rarely used to eat pancakes as a child because neither of my parents liked or knew how to make them. I can’t say they’re my favorite food, but I definitely love them.


  3. 12,000 steps is a LOT of steps! I get in around 6,000 a day without trying, just because I’m so active at work. But any more than that and I’d have to hustle!
    I’m unusual, I think, but I have never liked pancakes….

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  4. I’m glad that your current skin issues have alleviated a bit and hope it’ll continue. 🙂 Also hoping your parents’ visit will go well and smoothly. I actually think it’s something very underappreciated and taken for granted that we are able to express our gratitude! It’s not quite as obvious as it may seem, I believe, so we should take advantage of when we can express it.

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  5. How nice that you will be able to visit with your parents soon!
    I’m glad you were able to find something to relieve the itching. I read somewhere sometime (I can’t remember where or when) that itching is more difficult to deal with than pain, and I imagine that in many cases, that it correct.
    I’m impressed with the number of steps you are getting in every day!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I’m so glad my parets will be able to visit me indeed. It’s a little scary too though because they’ve never been to my care facility.

      As for itch being harder to deal with than pain, I totally relate to that, although I’ve never had severe pain.


  6. What wonderful things to be grateful for.
    I do love the sunshine. I am glad the summer is here.
    That’s great news about the medication and ointments. It must be good to get some relief from the itching and that the riles are being relaxed at your care home. I hope you get to see your parents soon x

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  7. Kudos Astrid for writing your TToT when you were tired! I’ve managed to complete some posts when extra tired but most of the time I have to give in to the Sandman, lol.
    Sunshine makes everything better and is well deserving of the #1 spot!
    Had to jump to your #5 about bread. She doesn’t like bread?! then realized you qualified your statement by saying you don’t really care for “bread at lunch”. 😀
    (My weakness is bread. And butter. Give me a loaf of French or Italian bread and a 1/4 lb of butter and I’m good, lol) Sounds like we have similar tastes – I eat a lot of salads and tonight I just happened to have pasta.
    Congrats on those steps! Keep it up 😀
    I hope you have a wonderful visit with your parents.
    Have a good week, Astrid.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. Yeah, good French or Italian bread is great, as is fresh bread with lots of seeds in it. The bread we get here though, cheap supermarket bread, needs a lot of extras to grab my interest.


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