Gratitude List (September 4, 2020) #TToT

Hi all on this fine Friday. How are you doing? I’m a bit tired, but want to write anyway. Today, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT) for a gratitude list. It’s been a while. Here goes.

1. Hamburgers! On Saturday, my husband took me to our house and we had hamburgers for dinner. I loved them, even though they’d come from the freezer.

2. Reading. At the beginning of the week, I did a lot of reading and had a lot of fun with it. I slowed down a bit (or a lot) as the week progressed, but am hoping to get some reading done over the week-end.

3. Steptember. I started the charity physical activity event for cerebral palsy on Tuesday. On both Tuesday and Wednesday, I got my 10K steps in. I also collected more than twice the money I’d hoped for already.

4. Going to the marketplace. On Wednesday, my staff took me to the marketplace. We bought chicken and fish for lunch and I bought a lot of candy. I particularly loved the chicken!

5. Paracetamol and rest. The next day, I was ill with a low-grade fever, nausea and diarrhea. It’s probably because I ate too much stuff on Wednesday. Thankfully, paracetamol helped some and so did resting.

6. Soothing music and blankets. I’ve been loving relaxing in my bed with a calming music playlist on on Spotify. I’ve also been loving being able to have blankets on my bed again without it being too hot.

7. Talking to my husband. He most likely won’t come by this week-end because of my fever, but I loved talking to him nonetheless.

8. Feeling better both physically and mentally. I’m slightly depressed and tired still, but the sickness has gone and I don’t have a fever anymore. That’s good, because otherwise I may’ve needed to be tested for COVID-19.

9. My staff. A staff I can’t really get along with well, is leaving at the end of the month. She’s going for early retirement, so really I should be happy. I wasn’t at first, because I’d gotten it in my head that she was leaving because of me. Thankfully that’s not the reason. I had a meltdown on Wednesday because of it and this staff tried to comfort me.

10. Okay weather. Yesterday, it was raining all day, but I was ill anyway. The rest of the week has been okay: not too cold or windy and mostly dry.

What have you been grateful for lately?

29 thoughts on “Gratitude List (September 4, 2020) #TToT

  1. Congrats on your Steptember achievements! 🙂
    Yeah, it’s so true, I also really like that we can put blankets on the bed again and that it’s not too hot. It makes a huge difference when you’re warm and cosy under a blanket, but can take it off or uncover yourself to feel cooler, vs when it’s really hot in itself and you cannot do much about it.
    I’m glad you’re feeling better now. 🙂

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  2. I’m sorry you were sick, but I’m glad the fever is gone now.
    I enjoy reading, too. My mother-in-law just gave me a stack of books that I’m looking forward to reading (as soon as I finish the book I’m currently reading.)
    Hope you have a good week!

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  3. Soothing music when trying to go to sleep can be helpful. We enjoy listening to Tibetan flute music.
    I love okay weather – not too hot and not too cold.
    Hope you have a great week ahead, and no more fevers.

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  4. Glad you’re feeling better and were able to get healing rest. Nice going on Steptember!
    I have much to be grateful for! I guess I’m mainly thankful for cooler temperatures and finding a new job.

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      1. Wow, you have had a very busy week! I’m glad that you got to go home last weekend to enjoy a meal with your husband, and also that you like got to go shopping this week for some fun things. I admire you for the charity health efforts, That’s a lot of steps! I’m sorry to hear that you ended up not feeling well, and I hope you continue to improve each day so that your husband can come back to visit. Wishing you a peaceful week ahead!

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  5. One of the few pleasures of Autumn, for me, are the conditions that allow a blanket when sleeping. enjoy blankets on the bed. (But I really will miss summer and it’s ‘not cold’ weather’.
    I see others with music recommendations, in their comments.
    For something a little bit different (after all, this is the Wakefield Doctrine), I’ll suggest recordings of Ponca grass dances. This is mostly drums and voice, of a native American tribe from the olden days. It sounds like it would not be relaxing, but it can be.
    Have as good a week as possible.

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