Gratitude List (January 29, 2021) #TToT

Hi everyone on this rainy Friday. I didn’t write anything yesterday or on Wednesday, because on Wednesday I was feeling uninspired and yesterday I was in bed all day feeling like crap. Today, I want to write again and I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT) for a gratitude list.

1. I am grateful for a beautiful sunset on Monday. I’m also grateful for still having the residual sight to actually enjoy it. By the time I got my camera to take a picture, the sun had already set a little more than it had when I first saw it. Therefore, the actual thing was even more beautiful than the picture.


2. I am grateful my husband is feeling better. This week-end, I get to go to our house.

3. I am grateful for still no COVID among my family or close relatives. My mother-in-law had to get tested last week, but thankfully, she was negative.

4. I am grateful I’m feeling slightly better today than I was yesterday. I have been horribly constipated for about a week now and yesterday evening, was nauseated from it. That has thankfully gone.

I am hoping to get a new medication for the constipation later today. I currently take Macrogol, which gives me horrible gas and cramping. The staff called my GP this morning and she’s going to send in some different kind of medication. I forgot to ask what she’s prescribed exactly, but I’ll find out.

5. I am grateful for rest. I was able to sleep pretty well last night despite having been in bed all afternoon yesterday and having gone back to sleep at 8PM. Thankfully, I feel rested now.

6. I am grateful for my sensory cat soft toy. It can be heated in the microwave and then gives off heat and a lavender scent. I had it in bed with me last night.

7. I am grateful for my new AFO or foot brace or whatever it’s called. The original one came on Monday, but it was painful to wear in a way that the physical therapist thought wouldn’t go away with practice. Thankfully, I now have another one. It’s still painful to walk on uneven ground wearing it, but that’s supposed to go away when I get used to the thing.

8. I am grateful for delicious Turkish pizza. A staff brought me some today and I ate it with salad and mayonaise. It was awesome!

9. I am grateful for some DIY inspiration. Today, the staff (same one who brought the pizza) helped me create some air-dry clay figures which I will later hang onto something for decorating my room.

10. I am grateful for books and Netflix shows. I was able to read again on Wednesday and really enjoyed it. I also got a Netflix subscription again last week. Though I’m not sure for how long I’ll keep it, I did enjoy watching some shows.

What are you grateful for?

25 thoughts on “Gratitude List (January 29, 2021) #TToT

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, I really hope the new medication will help. I’ll start it tomorrow. It’s Metamucil or psyllium fiber, which I’ve had before and which worked much better then than Macrogol.

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  1. a beautiful sunset! Today I am thankful for lovely music and my best friend. We will be making dinner together later this evening. These little things are lovely, thanks for sharing!

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  2. The sunset photo is gorgeous!
    I have never eaten Turkish pizza and had to google to see how it is different from the kind of pizza we typically eat. Sounds good.
    I hope your foot brace starts feeling more comfortable as you use it.
    I hope you have a good week ahead.

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    1. Thank you. I had never had Turkish pizza before either. I think my foot brace will definitely take some getting used to, but I have my hopes up it will help me in the end. Have a great week ahead.


  3. Excellent photo (not being a millennial, I tend to remember I forgot my camera every time I encounter a scene that I know I should snap a picture up)
    good that you’re feeling better
    we enjoy Netflix here, one of the shows I’d recommend, if you haven’t already come across it is, ‘The Good Place’ quite enjoyable.
    Have a good weekend and week ahead

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    1. I am watching Virgin River. You’ve probably heard of it, but it’s indeed very good and funny at times. I am reading Hatch by Kenneth Oppel, the second installment in The Overthrow trilogy. It’s SciFi but really good (I don’t normally read SciFi).

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  4. Happy to hear that you and your husband are both feeling better and the family has escaped Covid thus far. I say a daily prayer specifically to keep my family safe from the virus. My family gets a lot of enjoyment from Netflix. Something for everyone! And your sunset photo is just lovely! Looks like the sky is on fire!

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I’m relatively new to the Christian faith and often forget to pray about things that matter, such as COVID. I will remember to pray for those close to me now. I’m glad you liked my photo.


  5. Great picture of an beautiful sunset Astrid. It is difficult sometimes to catch the exact moment you want. The color of the sky is amazing.
    Glad you are feeling better. Sad that nowadays when someone is under the weather it couldn’t possible be a winter cold, but COVID. I’m glad your mother-in-law tested negative.
    I’ve watched both seasons of Virgin River. I really enjoyed it 🙂

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    1. Thank you for commenting. Yeah, I saw the peak of the sunset right when I came into the living room, but I don’t usually have my phone with me. Too bad, but glad you liked my picture nonetheless.

      I agree with you about the cold symptoms signaling COVID nowadays even though the common cold and flu are just as common now as in other years.

      I’m glad you enjoyed Virgin River.

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