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Gratitude List (Birthday Edition)

It’s been over a week since I posted. This past week has been pretty rough, but there have also been good moments. Time for a gratitude list once again! I am going to cheat a little and include some items from the previous week.


  1. I spent the week-end at my parents’ for an early birthday celebration for me. It’s a tradition that my parents give me redcurrants and strawberries for my birthday. However, the redcurrants had not ripened yet and the strawberries had been eaten by my parents’ chickens. My mother bought some on the market though, which were much better than the ones I had bought at the supermarket a week or so before.

  2. My husband helped me figure out how to copy music from CDs onto my computer. I copied some of my parents’ music. Also, one of my parents’ acquaintances, who is a singer/songwriter, invited me to her album presentation this coming September. I’ve not yet made up my mind whether I’m going, but it was cool to get an invite.

  3. I got some lovely beads from my parents. They were plastic beads, whic I don’t normally use. I usually use glass beads. However, I was able to create a nice bracelet with some of these beads.

  4. Getting these beads from my parents inspired me to look for acrylic beads in funny shapes and colors to make a memory wire bracelet of. Memory wire bracelets get quite heavy if you use glass beads, so I was happy to find acrylic beads in heart, square, disc, round and even butterfly shapes. I just finished the memory wire bracelet a few hours ago, but don’t have a picture yet.

  5. I have been able to get into a nice exercise routine with the help of my husband’s MP3 player (which he gave to me). It helps me get an idea of how long I spend on the elleptical trainer or stationary bike.

  6. I have discovered a new kind of candy at the institution town’s store. I know, not exactly healthy, but so yummy! I managed to keep from bingeing this week even though I did buy the candy.

  7. Institution meals are notorious for lacking taste. Furthermore, because of a new meal-providing company, we no longer get to choose our meals from a menu each for ourselves. Instead, the nurses choose and we just have to go with whatever is being served. This makes me extra grateful that tomorrow is my birthday and I got to select a birthday meal. It’s still provided by the same company, but the meal I selected (noodles with beef and some kind of peas) is quite good. I got to eat it today as I’m at my husband’s tomorrow.

  8. The weather has been quite good yesterday and today. Today, I wore one of the skirts I bought a few weeks ago again.

  9. My husband took me out to lunch at the restaurant near the institution town railroad station today. I ate a delicious tuna salad roll.

  10. My sister and her boyfriend will be coming over tomorrow and my in-laws will be visiting on Sunday. I’m looking forward to it!


What are you grateful for this week?

Linking up with Reasons to Be Cheerful.

Gratitude List: Week Starting June 1, 2015

Gratitude lists are a great way to look at the positives in your life. I love reading them. Though I’ve done a few positivity lists, I never called them gratitude lists. They are pretty mucht he same, but I love the word “gratitude”. Here goes my gratitude/positivity list for the week starting June 1, 2015.


  1. Lots of new blog engagement. I was quite satisfied with my blog posts this week, so decided to promote them. I received quite a few comments and got many new visitors. Thanks all!

  2. Been very much inspired to write. Today is an exception, but thinking of things to be grateful for takes inspiration too.

  3. Been very motivated to reach my June goals. For example, I’ve been learning a few new yoga poses.

  4. Finally discontinued my harsh spam filter on my E-mail, which was blocking a lot of legit E-mail with no way to change it. The amount of spam did increase, but not too badly, and I did finally receive GoodReads E-mails. These have been very inspiring.

  5. Speaking of GoodReads, I’ve joined a few interesting groups. I hadn’t taken part on GoodReads in years, but now am very much inspired to join some reading circles.

  6. Finally started reading Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton, which came out in Ffebruary and which I bought right then but never got round to reading. It’s a great book so far.

  7. The weather was beautiful today and yesterday. Today, it was quite hot (like, around 30_C) and right now, there’s a thunderstorm going over my town. I loved sitting in the garden this afternoon and I also for some reason love the sound of the thunderstorm.

  8. I bought some nice new skirts on Monday and wore one of them today.

  9. Went to the bakery stand this morning. They always have a stand right outside of the institution on Friday mornings. Bought croissants and oh, they’re so delicious!

  10. Had my hair cut yesterday. It’s quite a bit shorter now and I must say I like it better this way.

  11. Heard from the autism center consultant today. She had contacted several autism support agencies and one of them did say they can possibly guide me in my wish to live with my husband and investigate what I’ll need.

  12. I had a meeting with a woman from another unit at my institution who wants to volunteer for a blind person. She had tried to volunteer at the local blindneess institution but ran into bureaucratic issues there, so it was suggested that she volunteer for me. I think I liked meeting with her. She’ll come round to my unit on Wednesday to see if she can read me the institution newsletter or something else or we can go for a walk.

Overall, today I’m in an okay mood. I did worry a lot about the autism center recommendations and the possibility of me moving in with my husband last night. Today, I am relatively able to let go of these worries.

Linking up with Reasons to Be Cheerful.