Gratitude List (November 12, 2021) #TToT

Hi everyone. I’ve really been struggling lately, which is one reason I haven’t written much. To get myself out of my rut, I thought I’d share a gratitude list. As usual, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful or #TToT for short. Here goes.

1. I am grateful for salami pizza. We ordered delivery from the local Italian restaurant on Sunday and I had this.

2. I am grateful for the night staff who helped me calm even the slightest bit on Sunday night when I was experiencing severe mood dysregulation.

3. I am grateful for a new book to immerse myself into. I’m reading a collection of short, autobiographical stories from a Dutch GP.

4. I am grateful for relatively good weather again over the past week. We’ve hardly had any rain and, though the temperature was quite low for my liking, at least it wasn’t freezing.

5. I am grateful my abdominal discomfort seems almost gone. I think I’ve finally reached the right dosage of magnesium. We aren’t to evaluate it with my GP until sometime next week though. Fingers crossed.

6. I am grateful my assigned home staff has returned to work part-time again. Like I mentioned before, she had been on sick leave since late September, but she seems to be recovering. She worked part of my day activities shift on Tuesday and my evening one-on-one today.

7. I am grateful for white chocolate. I bought myself a chocolate bar yesterday. I have it in my locked kitchen cupboard so that I can’t consume it all at once, but that way I do enjoy it more.

8. I am grateful for new essential oils. I ordered cypress, mandarin and lavender. Lavender, I’d had before but had used up. The others, I’d never used before. I did have to throw out a few others that I either didn’t like or that had expired, but that’s okay.

9. I am grateful I finished my polymer clay owl. Some people think it looks more like a turkey, but oh well. I’ll write a separate post on how I made it with more pictures later.

10. I am grateful for my staff. I have been extremely depressed lately and have been convinced that they should and will abandon me. While I heard from the manager yesterday that three staff are indeed leaving my care home, this apparently has nothing to do with me and the staff I have the best relationship with, aren’t leaving (yet).

What are you grateful for?

24 thoughts on “Gratitude List (November 12, 2021) #TToT

  1. I’m so sorry you’ve been struggling a lot and are feeling so insecure about the staff leaving because of you. I’m also glad that they have been helpful for you in this difficult time. It’s also great to hear that your abdominal discomfort has finally lessened significantly, and that your assigned home staff is back part-time.

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  2. ‘cellent TToT post.
    (I always catch weather-related grats… we are in that portion of the year I do not enjoy*)
    Nice work with the owl. (Like one of those illusion pictures, I see the owl first, but if I look ‘starting on the left’ I can see a turkey.)
    A Grat list is always a productive diversion.
    Have a good week.

    *after Summer ends and the middle of Summer, lol

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I love your perspective on my clay work as an optical illusion. I also love weather-related thankfuls, which is why I tend to include them a lot.


  3. Cute little owl! Whether one sees it as an owl or as a turkey, it is still cute.
    I am trying to figure out if the Dutch GP is a General Practitioner doctor, or a Dutch Grand Prix winner, or something else. If I am totally off base with this guess, at least perhaps I made you laugh. HaHa
    I totally get the feeling of needing to lock up or hide something one graves to avoid overindulging.

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  4. Love your owl Astrid. And I’m sorry you’ve been unwell and feeling depressed.
    Your list made me question what I am thankful for.
    Well, firstly, I thank God that I opened my eyes this morning and woke to a brand new day. What a treasure that was. I often, nearly every day, think that this day could be my last. It helps me to prioritize the important things.
    Secondly, I’m thankful for those important things, especially, my family – 9 children, 25 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren .
    And the list could go on, my faith, my friends, and then, best of all my dear husband who I share all my thankfuls wit. xxx

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