Gratitude List (July 17, 2020) #TToT

It’s been a while since I last did a gratitude post. I’m feeling okay. Not good, not too bad either. However, gratitude will be helpful at any moment. As always, I’m joining in with Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT).

1. A good meeting with the cerebral palsy charity. We “met” online via Microsoft Teams last Saturday. It was nice to get to know some people in my area, as this was a provincial meeting. We’ll “meet” again online on September 5.

2. Paracetamol. I was in some pain over the week-end. Thankfully, some paracetamol did help.

3. Lorazepam. I took one last Saturday too, as I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and wanted to sleep well. I got an okay night’s sleep and haven’t needed to take more lorazepam since.

4. Jewelry-making. I didn’t do too much of it, but I did make a keychain for my sister-in-law today. For the rest of the week, I’ve just been looking at all the wonderful things I could do.

5. Physical therapy. This Wednesday, the facility’s physical therapist came by. We had asked her to after the meeting with the CP charity had made it clear that I have no reason to keep going on with pain if there are still options. The PT assessed me and concluded I have tension all over. She put tape around the inside of my right knee, because I overextend it otherwise. That’s helped some.

6. A weighted blanket. I had asked my staff a while ago to inquire about me getting a weighted blanket. The PT said she had one with balls in it on hand. I didn’t like that one, but we did set things in motion so that I can rent and maybe later buy a weighted blanket.

7. Blueberries and candy. I went to the local supermarket with a staff today to by candy, but also ended up buying blueberries. These are all eaten now. The candies aren’t yet.

8. My husband. I talked to him on the phone a few times this week. On Monday, I was quite upset because I feel I may be deteriorating. My husband reassured me that regardless, I am okay the way I am.

I can’t think of anything else and I realize some of these are really blessing-in-disguise type of gratefuls, but oh well.

What are you grateful for?

18 thoughts on “Gratitude List (July 17, 2020) #TToT

  1. Blessings-in-disguise definitely count! In fact, being able to see them as such shows that you have really learned to seek gratitude.
    I’ve used tape on my legs before, and it does help. I’m glad you were able to find some relief from it, too.
    I found a little weighted lap blanket at Costco last year, and use it when I’m sitting downstairs watching TV/blogging/etc. I hadn’t ever had one before, but find it quite relaxing.

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  2. #7 is my favorite! I love blueberries and candy! You have a lot of willpower if you still have candy, although I did finally eat the last package of marshmallow peeps that I have had hidden away since Easter.
    We use weighted blankets at school for littles who need that extra “hug” to settle down and sleep. Thinking about getting one for my dad to help with restless legs. Hope you get yours soon!

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    1. Thanks for commenting.

      I usually eat all candy I buy in one sitting, but didn’t on Friday.

      Glad the weighted blankets help the kids at your school.


  3. Good to hear from you. No matter what the content of our respective TToT posts, it is the sharing that is the benefit.
    Nothing wrong with the ‘blessings-in-disguise’ items, As a matter of fact (lol) we have what we call ‘hypograts’ those things that happen that are difficult to imagine feeling gratitude for… Mimi is the master of this aspect of the TToT. She has a way of showing how everything can be viewed in terms that make them Thankfuls
    have a good week

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  4. I am glad the medications were helpful and allowed you to get a good night’s rest.
    I was surprised by how helpful tape was in addressing some pain I had in my back a few years ago.
    Now that the temperatures are rising here, picking blueberries is almost a daily activity and they are so beneficial to one’s health.
    Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Oh wow I’m so happy you’re able to pick blueberries! We did this a few times at some type of place that had all kinds of berries and fruits growing and you could pick them yourself and then pay for the berries/fruits. That was probably around 20 years ago though. Other than there I’ve never seen blueberries in nature.

      I’m so happy the tape helped too.

      Thanks for stopping by.


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