Gratitude List (September 2, 2022) #TToT

Hi everyone. I’m feeling really thankful for a lot of things today. What better time than now to write a gratitude post? Of course, I say that when I’m feeling down in the dumps too. In my opinion, it’s always a good time for a gratitude post. Anyway, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT) as always. Here goes.

1. I am grateful for a good weekend with my husband. We had pizza delivered, which was delicious. We each ordered a salad too, but I decided to eat my pizza first then was full so we had to throw the salad away. I felt a bit guilty about it because of food waste, but, as my dietitian says it, I’m not a replacement for the trash. In other words, just because something gets thrown out if I don’t eat it, doesn’t mean I need to eat it. I shouldn’t have ordered it and I know that for the next time.

2. I’m grateful for my health. Like I mentioned on Wednesday, I had a health scare earlier this week, but it was nothing, for which I’m so grateful.

3. I am grateful for my husband’s good health too. He tested positive for COVID earlier this week but I am so grateful he isn’t very ill with it.

4. I am grateful for no COVID symptoms in myself so far. Let’s hope I won’t get it.

5. I am grateful for my Apple Watch. It truly motivates me to stay physically active. I must admit I do need to watch out that it doesn’t become an obsession though.

6. I am grateful for the care facility’s new side-by-side bike. This is like a tandem bike but, rather than one person riding the bike sitting behind the person steering it, the person on one side has the controls. I just went for a 5.7km ride on it and, for whatever reason, my Apple Watch counted the full 27 minutes as exercise. Granted, I had started a workout manually, so it may not have caught it had I not done this, but well.

7. I am grateful for French fries on Wednesday as a treat from the old student staff who had her last shift. I am also grateful I took the opportunity to sneak to the living room to ask for a second helping, which I then decided to eat while sitting on the couch. It was fun being surrounded by my fellow residents once again, which is a rarity nowadays since I get one-on-one support.

8. I am grateful for a maintain in the weight department this week. I am also grateful the dietitian is mostly satisfied with how I’m doing, although she does worry slightly about the possibility that exercise might become an obsession.

9. I am grateful for Simple Radio, an app on my iPhone (and Apple Watch) that lets me listen to any radio station. I mostly like 1000Schlager Web Radio at this point, because I love the upbeat German songs to dance to.

10. Last but not least, and I initially wasn’t sure I was going to share this in my gratitude post or wait for #WeekendCoffeeShare, but I am so grateful that I just need to share: I am number one on the wait list for a home at the main institution for my care agency. They’re currently in the process of finding a new home for one of the current residents. According to the behavior specialist, it might go quickly but might still take six months before this has happened and as a result I can start the process of orienting there. Six months, in my book, is still super quickly. You all will have to wait for my coffee share post tomorrow for more details, but I’m excited and nervous at the same time. Mostly grateful though.

What are you grateful for?

25 thoughts on “Gratitude List (September 2, 2022) #TToT

  1. I’m glad you’re doing well Astrid. I enjoy my Apple Watch and soon you’ll discover their monthly challenges too. They are fun and push us a bit too do more. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you. Monthly challenges sound fun indeed. Currently I’m obsessed with manipulating my cardio fitness level, unsuccessfully so far; it keeps dropping lower and lower the more I do.

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        1. Oh, thanks for reassuring me. That cardio fitness level thing says it’ll give you a notification once every four months if it remains low, but I turned those off because I can’t seem to get rid off the notification from my Health app’s home screen and I check them manually compulsively anyway.

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    1. It definitely is. Yesterday, it was easy to come up with ten thankfuls. When it’s not so easy, I try to push myself regardless. I also really need to get back into the habit of daily gratitude journaling in my private journal.

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        1. Awesome! Have you thought of sharing it on your blog and maybe even joining the #TToT blog hop? It’s a weekly linky where bloggers share ten (but the number’s not a rigid requirement) thankfuls.

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  2. It’s great that you have so many things to be grateful for this week! 🙂
    I’m glad your health scare turned out not to be anything serious and that you’re enjoying your Apple Watch so much. 🙂
    And what a great news about your potential new home! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting! Yes, I’m so grateful about the potential new home in particular indeed. Also of course glad that the health scare didn’t turn out to be anything serious.

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  3. I am so pleased your husband isn’t that ill with Covid and so far you have no symptoms. Good health is something to be very grateful for.
    That side by side bike sounds fantastic and what exciting news about you being top of the list for a new home. x

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment. My husband isn’t too ill indeed, but he definitely feels COVID isn’t like the common cold or flu at all. Then again, I too had to have had COVID for a few days to decide that after all it wasn’t just like a nasty cold.


    1. Thank you. No COVID for me, so I’m pretty sure I escaped it this time. My husband is feeling better, but his physical fitness level did suffer horribly. I mean, I was jealous of how fast and for how long he could walk yesterday, but then again he was a runner prior to contracting COVID and is far from getting back on track with that.


  4. A wonderful, upbeat list! Glad you avoided Covid and hope that streak continues for you. I love what your dietician said about not being a replacement for the trash, as they are words many people should remember!

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