Gratitude List (November 27, 2021) #TToT

Hi everyone on this rainy Saturday! I hope all my U.S.-based readers had a great Thanksgiving. Here, it isn’t a thing. However, I like to show thankfulness everyday. For this reason, I’m doing a gratitude post. As usual, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT). Here goes.

1. I am grateful I reached my goal of 10K steps a day once during the past seven days. Okay, it was on Sunday and I only got (barely) more than 5K steps one other day this past week (Monday). The rest of the week, I’ve been rather sedentary. However, I’m still grateful I can apparently still walk 10K steps in a day.

2. Speaking of which, I am also grateful I managed 15 minutes on the elliptical today. It didn’t earn me much in the way of steps, but at least my muscles haven’t totally atrophied so far.

3. I am grateful I had a good talk with the current behavior specialist for my care home on Tuesday. It was my second time meeting her. She helped me clarify some of the things I wanted to talk about with my nurse practitioner too.

4. I am also grateful my appt with my nurse practitioner went pretty well as a result too. I had originally considered quitting treatment with him, but decided against this after the talk with the behavior specialist. Overall, my appt with my nurse practitioner was relatively constructive. We decided on some things to make our sessions more productive. For instance, next time I E-mail him about not being well, he’ll try to call me back so we can assess the seriousness of the situation and what can/needs to be done rather than him telling me to wait for our next appt.

5. I am grateful I am sleeping slightly better lately than I used to. I am still not usually getting the nine hours of sleep a night I need to function optimally, but I’m getting close.

6. I am grateful I have been able to pick up the polymer clay craft again after a bit of a break when I’d finished the owl. I created a unicorn yesterday and it looks pretty cool.

7. I am grateful for French fries yesterday in celebration of St. Nicholas. The holiday isn’t till December 5th, but we celebrated it early at my care home.

8. I am grateful I got nice presents. Well, my husband will actually get the bill, as like I explained before, the care facility doesn’t pay for St. Nicholas presents. I had E-mailed my staff a wishlist too. As it turned out, I didn’t get the specific things I’d had on my wishlist, but I got similar things. I got a number of cookie cutters to use with my polymer clay and a little box of fruit candies.

9. I am grateful my assigned home staff, who was my one-on-one this evening, helped me through some tough flashbacks. I did ultimately decide to take a PRN quetiapine, but I think I really benefited from my staff’s help too.

10. I am grateful my loved ones so far aren’t directly affected by COVID, in the sense that I don’t have any direct family members or friends who’ve contracted the virus.

What are you grateful for?

18 thoughts on “Gratitude List (November 27, 2021) #TToT

  1. Ten thousand steps….in a day?! ayieee
    I’ve never tried any of the tech that lets one keep track… I’m, for whatever reason, terrible at counting things. At least in long sequences. Mind wanders and such.
    (I took one trip on a commercial lobster boat once. My only job was to put bands on their claws and…keep a count. The captain got upset when I was, all, 26… no make that 20…lol)
    Our weather has been on the rainy side and cold. But that is the Fall-wait-a-minute-make-that-Winter season.
    Have a good week ahead.

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    1. LOL about your counting thing on the lobster boat. I obviously don’t count my steps myself, instead I use my Fitbit for it. So sorry your weather’s been quite rainy. Hope you have a good week in spite of it.

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  2. How many steps I am able to do in a day varies depending what my pain level is for a given day. I miss those days when it was possible move around more freely without pain being such a frequent part of my life, but learning to adjust to changes in one’s life is all part of the plan I suspect.
    Can’t wait to see more of your clay creations!

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    1. Thank you for sharing. I too experience more pain (and physical fatigue) now that I’m getting slightly older (35). I mean, I have mild cerebral palsy and have never been as mobile as non-disabled people. That plus my weight probably doesn’t help, although I’m stable in that respect.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I used to find it easy to reach 10K steps most days, but struggle now that it’s almost winter and the weather’s gloomy and also my shoes don’t offer the best support anymore. It makes me all the prouder that I did reach my goal one day.

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  3. Congratulations on the 10,000 steps! I don’t hit that mark very often. I also found out today that I get a step counted each time I pat the back of one of my preschoolers at nap time, so I’m less impressed with how many steps I have taken knowing this! Happy St. Nicholas day to you. I hope he brings you more candy!

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    1. Oh, that’s so interesting about your activity tracker counting steps when you pat your preschoolers on the back. I’ve heard similar things but don’t personally seem to experience it. Thank you so much for commenting.

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  4. Hi! So glad you are so thankful for so many things! I am glad none of your loved ones have been effected by covid, and I am glad you got nice gifts for st. nicholas day! I am also glad you’ve picked up the polymore clay craft again!

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