Gratitude List (December 3, 2022) #TToT

Hi everyone. I did a complaint post yesterday and honestly am still feeling like crap, but wallowing in it isn’t going to help. Instead, for this reason, I’m going to write a gratitude list. As usual, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT). Here goes.

1. I am grateful for my husband. He sticks by me through the hard place that is this new care home.

2. I am grateful for my mother-in-law. She tries to stand up for me to the powers-that-be too.

3. I am grateful for my old day activities staff. They visited me on Thursday and we had an extensive lunch together.

4. I am grateful for an opportunity to create another polymer clay flower. And a strawberry. Unfortunately, that having made that morning a relative success, was used by my staff as an opportunity to silence my mother-in-law’s attempt at speaking to the higher-ups.

5. I am grateful for the support of my online friends.

6. I am grateful that my most recent major self-harm episode, early Wednesday, didn’t cause any lasting damage.

7. I am grateful for quetiapine (Seroquel), my PRN medication. It hadn’t been refilled when I had run out of it a while ago, so I was without it when I badly needed it a few times this week. This was one of the reasons I had my major self-harm episode. However, I am so thankful it got refilled.

8. I am grateful for an electric heater. Since my heating broke down, my husband eventually called the care home to tell my staff they had to provide me a way to stay warm until my heating got fixed and they thankfully listened. Unfortunately, it seems the thing broke down as I was typing this post.

9. I am grateful the repair crew came out to fix my heating earlier this evening. Because of the type of heating, it may take up to 24 hours before my room will be comfortably warm though.

10. I am grateful for distractions in the form of books and podcasts and blogs. I may want to dive into the disability activist blogosphere once again, assuming such a thing still exists.

What are you thankful for?

10 thoughts on “Gratitude List (December 3, 2022) #TToT

  1. I am thankful for:
    1. God whom I can trust;
    2. my husband
    3. a roof over my head.
    4. central heating
    5. being able to be a member of 2 choirs
    6. that choir performances are not on the same date, but one week after
    the other. December 10th and 17th.
    7. thankful for my friends off- and on line.
    8. that I learned a few different routes in our area that I can walk
    alone with the help of a cane.
    9. having a comfortable car;
    and 10: being able to use a computer as well as an iPhone.

    Well: I could name more reasons to be thankful:
    11. That we live in peace.
    12. that we don’t suffer hunger or drought.



    1. Thanks so much! I am so happy to have my husband’s and mother-in-law’s support indeed. The electric heater wasn’t broken after all, but it running combined with m y computer being on caused the power in my room to go out. Because my lights are on another power group and my computer runs on battery power too, I didn’t immediately notice so thought it was the heater itself that was broken. My husband helped me buy a less power-heavy heater today. Thankfully, I don’t need it right now as my room is comfortably warm again with the room’s heating having been fixed.


  2. Oh, I’m sorry to hear this new place isn’t everything you hoped it would be. I’m so glad you aren’t seriously injured during your self-harm episode, and that you have your medication filled again. I hope things look up soon! Writing a TToT post is a good step in the right direction, and you would have lots to offer the disability activist blogosphere, too!

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    1. Thank you so much! Writing a gratitude post did help me a little indeed. I’m not sure there are still that many disability activist bloggers out there, like there were back when I used to blog in that niche in like 2010. Blogging isn’t dead, but very specific niche blogging may be.


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