Tuesday, October 05, 2021

31 Days of Thankful - 1-5

 

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For October I'll be posting Thankful Tuesday & sharing what I have been grateful for during the week. 


October 1 - a surprise phone call from a friend in BC; wonderful chat about everything & to let me know she'll be in Ontario the week of the 18th. Still (hopefully) warm enough for a meet up outside.

October 2 - working through all the welcome & initial aspects of a new to me online course, "Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education" . It is a very well organized course. I think it is going to be a emotionally tough course; I am feeling excited for the knowledge & understanding I hope to gain.

October 3 - a break in the rains, allowed for some time outside. It felt like Miss Summer had not entirely left the area, it was rather humid. The late afternoon light was tinted golden, which reminded me that Ms Autumn is definitely in control, but was showing a softer side to her moods. The leaf colours changing are beginning to be significant enough for a gasp or two of delight. Sugar maples are the best.

October 4 - celebrating my best friends birthday today. We have been best friends since the day we first met at school, two horse crazy girls. She has been struggling with severe depression throughout the lockdowns & restrictions. But today she sounded more like her true self & wanted to celebrate her birthday in a quiet way.

October 5Mr Man's latest eye surgery has been re-scheduled to November. The best part is that in re-scheduling it is also going to be in a location closer to home, so makes the driving to/from less daunting for me as designated driver. Thankfully still the same surgeon. 


20 comments:

  1. How lovely to read these. There was certainly much to be thankful for in those days. How fortunate that the rescheduling of your husband's surgery has ended up been more convenient for you. He will be pleased to have it done and over with.

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    1. Thanks Deb. This surgery is to drill by lazer, two holes in the eye to relieve pressure as the drops aren't working. :(
      I think I am more nervous about this 4th surgery to the same eye than Mr Man.

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    2. Oh good luck to Mr Man. My Mum has had this op several times. Do hope it works for him. Not too long to wait!

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    3. Thanks Lady Ella. Mr Man's boss has had this surgery, so the two can bond over this. Mid-November is the new date.

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  2. Good for you, particularly on the surgery being moved and meaning less difficult driving.

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    1. Toronto driving is never a relaxing event for me - that QEW has some insane driving & now with the Gardiner being re-built, makes it even more of a challenge/nightmare.

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    2. I will never drive in Toronto again. If you do get ahold of Heather's books, do read The Clay Girl first. It begins when she is very young and is confused about what she is hearing.

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    3. I did read The Clay Girl so I'm excited to read the next one :) We avoid Toronto as we haven't felt safe there in a few years, miss the ROM though.

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  3. Your list spans so many facets of your life. Glad to hear that the surgery is scheduled closer to home. That should make everything about it easier.

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    1. Closer to home also makes follow up easier. :)
      I am very blessed on so many fronts of my life & this list is a good reminder to myself.

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  4. I really liked reading your list of what you were thankful for each day. I hope your husband's surgery goes well and the recovery will proceed smoothly.

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    1. There are some days I need more of a reminder of how truly blessed I am. This list helps me remember that.

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  5. I had a similar operation (for glaucoma) several years ago and it was successful - just need a yearly check with the opthamologist. Good luck to Mr. Man when it does occur. Another reason to be thankful!

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    1. Glad to hear that your surgery went well. I now hearing that this surgery of the two holes is more common that I thought, which offers me some comfort to my worry.

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  6. There's a real glimpse into your life in these first five days of being grateful throughout October.
    How fortunate that a rescheduling of Mr Man's appointment will make things easier for you.

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    1. I'll certainly be calmer driving from the eye clinic to home than I would have been driving from Toronto, so a win for Mr Man too (col).

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  7. Surprise chats with old friends are the best aren't they!!

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    1. Those chats make me miss my friends even more. I wish they did not have wander lust.

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