Things That Made Me Smile (June 7, 2021) #WeeklySmile

Hi all! Today is a mixed day. I am in a bit of pain and feeling a little triggered as I write this. I originally planned on writing a post for the Weekly Smile today. Then I wasn’t sure I could really write a positive post. That’s me, almost being unable to connect my emotions if they’ve shifted. As an exercise in positivity though, I’m deciding to give it a try anyway.

The main thing that made me smile over the past week, was going to the monkey zoo on Friday. I mean, I of course can’t see the monkeys and due to COVID-19, we weren’t allowed to get too close. Before the pandemic, monkeys would actually be allowed to climb onto people’s shoulders. Not so anymore, which was a bit sad. The positive about this though was the fact that at least the monkeys couldn’t steal my stuff.

At lunchtime, my one-on-one and I decided to have fries and chicken nuggets. We had to wait on our chicken nuggets for like half an hour. By that time, some of the fries were cold, but they were still good.

The best part of the day though was going to the souvenir shop and buying myself a stuffed monkey. I originally planned on getting both a gorilla and this one, but this one already cost €35. This one is a ring-tailed lemur.

I have loved sleeping with the monkey soft toy each night since Friday. I usually lie on my back with the monkey on my left side and its tail covering my stomach left to right. My husband joked that its tail is half my height. One-third is probably closer.

Another thing that made me smile this week, was going to the city of Zwolle with my husband yesterday. Zwolle is about half an hour’s drive from the care facility. Since restaurants are reopening now, we were able to eat a grilled sandwich at a place called Tosti World. I remember going there once before in Nijmegen.

On our walk back to the car, my husband took a picture of me beside a canon. That, too, made me smile.

Writing this post has me be a little more positive indeed. Thank you for reading. What made you smile lately?

14 thoughts on “Things That Made Me Smile (June 7, 2021) #WeeklySmile

  1. Glad you tried and come up with a positive post 🙂 I did see your coffee share post about going to the monkey zoo. Despite the restrictions, I’m sure it was great, and I love the stuffed ring-tailed lemur. Although they have raised some restrictions here, I haven’t been out to eat yet. Cool that you were able to and had a good time.

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you like the soft toy picture. I haven’t been out to eat at an actual restaurant yet either. Indoors restaurants reopened last Saturday and I’m still trying to be cautious.

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  2. Sorry you are were not feeling great. I hope you are feeling better today. It sounds like a good trip to the zoo even if you couldn’t have the monkey’s climbing on you and the trip out with your husband sounds lovely. I am glad you are feeling more positive now x

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