Gratitude List (March 3, 2023)

Hi everyone. I’m feeling a bit gloomy today, so I’m trying to cheer myself up with a gratitude list. As always, I’m joining Ten Things of Thankful (#TToT). I’m also joining Thankful Thursday, although it being Friday, I’m of course a day late. Better late than never, I guess. Here are my thankfuls.

1. I am grateful for my new laptop. My husband installed Windows and JAWS, my screen reader, on it last Saturday and brought the laptop here on Sunday. So far, I’ve not run into many problems.

2. I am grateful for my unicorn cookie/clay cutters. Like I mentioned a few times, these are a Valentine’s Day present from my husband. I haven’t used them yet, but I think I do like them.

3. I am grateful for some renewed creative inspiration. Too bad this doesn’t really translate into action yet. Here’s hoping it will. I’ve been thinking of restarting soap making again, for example.

4. I am grateful to be back in the reading groove.

5. I am grateful for sleep. Although early in the week, I didn’t sleep all that well, last night and the night before, I did meet my goal of getting eight hours of sleep according to my Apple Watch.

6. I am grateful for improving physical fitness and more walking.

7. I am grateful my orthopedic shoes are back from the umpteenth adjustment. Let’s hope they’re actually right now. So far, at least, I have been able to go for a short walk on them.

8. I am grateful for another nice visit from my mother-in-law yesterday. Normally, she visits on Tuesdays every other week, but we were supposed to have the meeting about my care situation yesterday. The meeting was canceled, but thankfully my mother-in-law visited me anyway.

9. I am grateful for French fries for lunch yesterday with my mother-in-law. And fried chicken. And a little salad. It was delicious!

10. I am grateful for a relatively quiet past few days in the care home I live in with respect to hardly any out-of-control fellow residents. Well, I heard one screaming just when my staff was leaving me after dinner, but it seems calm again.

11. On that note, I am grateful I got through my latest crisis, which involved self-harm, without sustaining major damage. I usually don’t suffer major physical wounds, but I know with my most used self-harm method, it could happen any day.

What are you grateful for?

14 thoughts on “Gratitude List (March 3, 2023)

  1. I’m glad when you cheer yourself with a Ten Things post, because your thankful list cheers me.

    I’m also glad you didn’t do yourself any serious damage. There’s only one you, and i want to be able to read your thankful lists when you choose to post them for a long time to come.

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  2. I’m glad you didn’t suffer any serious damage as a result of the self-harming. Also good to hear that your mother-in-law came in for a visit, and that your laptop and the new Windows aren’t giving you any trouble.

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  3. I hope you are feeling a bit better today.
    That’s great your new laptop is set up and it sounds like you are really moticated with your creative things and reading.
    What lovely things to be grateful for. x

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  4. Well done for picking some positives from your week even though you’ve struggled. You’re not alone and I hope today has treated you kindly.
    Yay for the return of your laptop and for finding your reading mojo again. I too am enjoying reading more. I do have to read a lot for uni but have even managed to make time to read some books just for me! It feels good.
    Have a lovely week. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comment. I’m feeling slightly better now, but life in my current care home has its ups and unfortunately far more deep downs.

      I didn’t even realize you’re in university. How cool! Glad you manage to read some for pleasure too.


  5. Sometimes, just thinking about doing something creative is creativity enough! You just can’t make yourself be creative until the mood hits you, and when it does, you will have fun with your new unicorn cutter! Can you use it to make soap shapes?

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    1. Oh yes, I probably could use it to cut out soap shapes too, but then again those would probably be one color or I’d have to create soap slices with a swirl, which I don’t know how to do yet. Thanks for the suggestion though.


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