Gratitude List (August 27, 2021) #TToT

Hi all! Can you believe August is almost over with already? I certainly can’t. Today I thought I’d do a gratitude list. I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT), as well as Thankful Thursday (a day late) again.

1. I am grateful for French fries. On Sunday, the staff decided to get those delivered to the care home. Of course, I had a very spicy snack called mexicano with it.

2. I am grateful the volunteer handymen came over to my room on Monday to put together the new desk I bought at Ikea two weeks ago. At first, it was a little too high (the legs are adjustable in length), but the handymen had been struggling to get the legs to cooperate. For this reason, I was hesitant to ask them to adjust them. However, once they’d figured out how to work the mechanism, it was pretty easy. I am so grateful to have my new desk now.

3. I am grateful both my assigned day activities staff and home staff are back from vacation as of this week.

4. I am grateful my CPN is back from vacation. I am glad I had a good discussion with her on Wednesday.

5. I am grateful to be making progress in my creative endeavors. I am quite perfectionistic, so have thrown a few of my polymer clay pieces in the bin, but without failing, one doesn’t learn, right? I am also grateful for all the constructive feedback I receiv in Facebook groups.

6. I am grateful my polymer clay alphabet stamping set arrived. I had had it on my wishlist for a while, ordered it on Monday and it arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, a part of it was missing. One of my staff went after it and the store just replied that they’ll send the part that is missing.

7. I am grateful for summer fruit. My day activities staff, who lives near the supermarket my care facility normally buys from, was asked to get some stuff (buttermilk, I think, yikes!) on Thursday and she asked me what else I wanted her to buy now that she was going to go get groceries for us anyway. She bought peaches and strawberries and they were delicious!

8. I am grateful to be able to put a smile onto people’s face with my handmade gifts. Like I may have mentioned, my day activities staff got a present from me. So did a fellow client, who had his birthday on Wednesday. He had the hugest smile on his face when I gave him his hand cream.

9. I am grateful to live in a free, developed country. All the news about the Taliban having taken over Afghanistan makes me so grateful that I’m not and have never been in a war zone.

10. I am grateful the government are so far not putting the country into lockdown or tightening any measures despite COVID case numbers being on the rise again.

What are you grateful for?

14 thoughts on “Gratitude List (August 27, 2021) #TToT

  1. Hey! Astrid Great to see you over at the Six Sentence Story this week.
    French fries! Like ’em but tend to avoid them for their quality of putting quintuple their weight as body fat…lol
    I do have a childhood memory of french fries at the park. I suspect cooking technique is different now, but I distinctly remember the oil they were cooked in soaking their way through the waxed-cardboard containers they came in… like what Chinese take out food comes in.
    Wonderful taste
    have a good week

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  2. Astrid, reading your #5 reminded me of a quotation I was thinking of earlier today by Ralph Waldo Emerson. “That which we persist in doing becomes easier, not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased.” I am sure you will enjoy using your desk so much more now the adjustments have been made.

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  3. No! I’m with you Astrid. I can’t believe we are at September’s doorstep. Crazy, lol
    Glad your desk was adjusted the way you want it.
    Fresh fruit in summer is the best. While I love a good peach, I’m terrible at picking them out and so never buy them.
    A smile goes a long way, doesn’t it. Joy is so often found in the simple things.
    It was great seeing you over at the Six 🙂

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