Gratitude List (May 6, 2022) #TToT

Hi everyone on this first Friday of May. My husband and I always count the days from May 4 till May 8 as special days. May 6 is only special because Pim Fortuyn, a Dutch politician, was murdered on this day in 2002. Not really a cause to celebrate. Nonetheless, I’m doing a gratitude list today anyway. As usual, I’m linking up with Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT). Here goes.

1. I am grateful for a good talk with the behavior specialist on Tuesday. She was really understanding of my wish to eventually find a more suitable care home.

2. I am grateful I finally had a face-to-face meeting with my community psychiatric nurse again after several months. She’d been off work for a while and, before that, I had COVID and had to talk to her on the phone. I am so glad she’s back!

3. I am grateful my nurse practitioner called me on Tuesday, after I’d E-mailed him on Monday evening because I’d been in crisis. We will soon be planning a meeting with the behavior specialist too so that my nurse practitioner can get a more complete picture of my mental health.

4. I am grateful my husband’s car didn’t need replacing or repairing after all. The financial setback I mentioned last week, was related to his car. It made a weird sound, which could be the oil level, but could be a lot of other things, likely to be very expensive to repair. My husband was considering trading in the car if it wasn’t the oil level. Thankfully, that’s what it turned out to be.

5. I am grateful the store I bought the headphones at (the ones that stopped working after two weeks) finally sent off the headphones to the manufacturer. It took my staff making a phone call on Monday for them to send them out and another phone call for them to confirm they’d actually been sent out, but now I’m hoping they’ll be fixed soon.

6. I am grateful I am still allowed to borrow the headphones the Care Lab loaned us before I even originally ordered the ones that stopped working. You normally get to only keep products on loan for like a month or so, but the staff said they’d contact the Care Lab.

7. I am grateful I was allowed to go into the nearby care home’s garden to photograph their tulips yesterday. They are beautiful! I had been wanting to photograph them all week, but hadn’t been able to find the right time of day either sunshine-wise or with respect to being able to ask the staff whether I could enter their garden.

8. I am grateful for home-cooked macaroni this evening. It was delicious! Yesterday, I also had some leftover macaroni that we still had in the freezer from the last time we’d cooked it.

9. I am grateful for some crafty inspiration again. I finally did a little crafting today.

10. I am also grateful I finally seem to be in a reading groove again. I have truly been enjoying my young adult novel, Thrive. This is the final installment in the Overthrow trilogy and it’s been out for a year already, but because its prequel was a bit disappointing, I didn’t get to reading this one.

What have you been grateful for lately?

Sharing this post with Flower of the Day too because of the tulip picture.

21 thoughts on “Gratitude List (May 6, 2022) #TToT

  1. Oh those flowers are just beautiful! No wonder you wanted to get out there and photograph them. I just picked up a few new books today at the library because I had been struggling to get motivated to read these past few days. I hope you get your headphones back (and fixed!) real soon.

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  2. Such beautiful tulips. One year I planted tulips at our place, but the deer ate them and/or the gophers got them, so I just stick with daffodils which are not bothered by either deer or gophers.
    What a nice surprise that there was no need for replacing or repairing the car!
    Hope that you have a nice week this coming week.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment. I’m glad you liked the tulips. I love daffodils too. As for the car, I’m really happy it didn’t need repairing or replacing indeed. Hope your upcoming week is lovely too.


  3. Just to make it (near) unanimous, tulips are surely among the most attractive of plants. I’d totally plant them except for the deer. They will eat anything that isn’t moving or have metal parts. (We almost had sunflowers (another favorite flower) but one night, after they’d grown to, like, six feet in height, the deers got severe munchies.
    Morning light: stalks with broad leaves and no flowers
    Have a good week

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    1. Ugh, I’m so sorry to hear of your poor sunflowers being eaten by deer. You made even that sound kind of funny though. Thank you for commenting.


  4. It’s so much easier to have important conversations in person than on a zoom or telephone call! The tulips are gorgeous! Of course, I would expect nothing less where you live! Our tulips have been over and done for a month or so. I made homemade macaroni and cheese last night for supper, and we have lots leftover to go in the freezer!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing. Yes, our tulips seem to be quite famous indeed. And I completely agree that a face-to-face conversation is much easier than a video or regular phone call.


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