Gratitude List (July 31, 2020) #TToT

It’s a hot Friday here and I have lots of things I could be writing about. I choose to do a positive post though and share my gratitude list for the past week or so. As always, I’m joining in with Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT).

1. Noodles. One of the day activities staff made those for us on Tuesday and one of the other clients helped her. He was so proud of himself! I loved the noodles with chicken and veggies and of course satay sauce. The staff had chosen the mild satay sauce rather than the spicy one, but I liked it anyway.

2. Going to the marketplace. On Wednesday, a day activities staff took me to the marketplace to get some fish for lunch. I also got a large waffle.

3. Day One. This is a journaling app for the iPhone (and Mac). I finally got the premium subscription to Day One and am loving making a daily habit out of journaling. Because I have the premium subscription, I can also E-mail my journal, so if I write something on an E-mail list, I can later send the same message to my journal easily.

4. My blog. It turned two on Saturday. Though I haven’t been as active lately with regards to reading other blogs and for this reason, didn’t get the engagement I’d like on my blog either, I still love it. I do need to make a note to myself to check whether comments are enabled on my posts before publishing them, because WordPress seems to have pulled the trick of disabling comments at random once again.

5. The weather. It’s been pretty good all week. Today it’s a little hot for my liking, but it’s still bearable.

6. AC in the living rooms. Some company came to install it on Monday or Tuesday. Some other clients, whose rooms get particularly hot, also got AC installed in their rooms.

7. Walking. I managed at least two walks each day. Some days I didn’t feel like going for walks, but I managed to kick myself in the butt anyway.

8. Having some energy back. I was really low on energy early in the week. One night, I even went to bed at like 8:30PM. Thankfully, I’m pretty alert now, though I can’t for the life of me remember when exactly some things happened, like you may be noticing.

9. Speaking to my husband on the phone. He’s so lovely! He said half-jokingly that he’d look at my blog to see the keychain I’d made for him, as he hasn’t seen me in real life since I made it. Then we got talking about whether he reads my blog and whether I write about him a lot.

10. Reading. I am loving reading foster care memoirs again.

What have you been grateful for lately?

14 thoughts on “Gratitude List (July 31, 2020) #TToT

  1. Two years blogging–congratulations! Congratulations, too, for getting two walks in each day. I feel good when I get one done. Maybe your example will rub off on me!

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    1. Yes, blogging and the blogosphere are great. I’ve actually been blogging on WP ever since 2007, but I keep discovoering new stuff and making new connections.


  2. I find I have more energy when it isn’t zapped by the heat. Maybe having the AC Units installed helped with your energy.
    The noodles sound good. I haven’t eaten satay sauce unless I had it in a restaurant and didn’t know that was what it was. HaHa
    Great list of TToT. Hope you have a good week.

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  3. Noodles and walks. Yay! I love noodles 😀 That’s excellent you got in 2 walks a day. Especially when it’s hot, it’s tough to get out there. Keep it up!
    Hey, happy anniversary on your blog! Amazing how time flies, isn’t it?
    Have a good week and hope it cools off a little 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much. It’s a little less hot now, but from Wednesday on, we’re supposed to get a heat wave with temps rising to above 30 degrees Celsius. I don’t think I’ll be walking then.

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  4. Love your list. And two year blogversary – congrats. I can’t motivate myself every day for the walking thing, but sometimes I push myself and I’m always glad I did. Can you tell me a little bit more about Foster Care memoirs please ? Sounds interesting.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting.

      Foster care memoirs tell the stories of the children the authors have cared for in (usually) the UK fostering system. At least, I haven’t seen them be published in any other English-speaking country. Authors of foster care memoirs include Cathy Glass, Casey Watson, Maggie Hartley like I said and Rosie Lewis.

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