Gratitude journaling together

  1. Pan’orama has been just the chill sort of game I needed today.
  2. Managed to avoid having to handle the gas inspection stuff by going for a slow ambling walk that suited my energy levels. Lisa didn’t mind. So that’s a twofer: nice walk, and Lisa handling that.
  3. In clearing my grandmother’s house (before anyone who knows me worries: Grandma’s fine, she’s just gone into a care home, and she’s doing really well there, actually!) my mum managed to find for me the one memento I asked for of my grandfather. I’m very relieved. For a while we thought it was lost, and… I’d have dealt with it, but I’d have been quite sad. Mum told me she couldn’t find it at the start of the day, and then updated me at 11:30pm that it had been found. I think my parents may have kept going until they found it, so this is also a twofer. That it was found, and that my parents tried so hard to find it. In fact, it’s a threefer: I’m really glad Grandma’s in a care home now and doing well.
  4. Lisa agrees that we should use said memento, which is a wooden box for keeping playing cards that (to my memory) holds two decks. We don’t use traditional playing cards much, so we’re going to look at our games and see what might fit into it. That way it doesn’t just sit on my shelf, but gets active use. It doesn’t really matter what cards we keep in it, as long as I use it.
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  • i’m grateful i manged to do everything i had to today.
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  • self-gratitude: i’m grateful i sorted through more of my vacation photos.
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  1. Found time to work on next steps of my home-made easel
  2. The hilarious tuftiness of our long-haired cats when they come in from the rain
  3. The little stories I get sent by Give Directly, which just reinforce for me the whole genetic/geographic/chronological lottery thing (for which I don’t know a canonical phrase, but for which there surely ought to be one)
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  1. Been taking a lot of bubble baths lately, very nice and chill. (Well, not chill. Quite hot, actually.)
  2. Lisa bought me Juneau Black’s new book (out as of yesterday) right away, so I’m partway through it.
  3. I cleared the second Extreme of FFXIV: Dawntrail in an evening with a group who were doing it blind (though I’d watched a guide). It’s good to know I’m getting better at the game, because this kind of fight would’ve taken me a while before!
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  1. Husband made brownies last night.
  2. Finally got around to fixing an annoying error with the Roomba. (Also, I am thankful I own a Roomba, because wow do I hate vacuuming.)
  3. My daughter enjoyed art camp this week and although she is grumbling a bit about swim camp next week, she has agreed to go as long as her brother does too. I explained that there is no way they will be in the same group, but she’s still ok with it. He’s agreed to go, so next week she will get basic water safety and remedial swimming lessons, and he will be working on refining his stroke mechanics.
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  • i’m grateful that the night is finally a bit cooler.
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  • self-gratitude: i’m grateful that i whittled down my email inbox a bit further.
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  1. green tea ice cream was delicious
  2. listened to a podcast that helped me apprecite David Foster Wallace’s Forever Overhead much more
  3. I finally properly tidied up my desk and computer desktop
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  1. Hints of a beautiful sunset peeking out from the trees
  2. Cat most prone to getting covered in seeds is getting so much better at being groomed
  3. Hints of comprehension at some of my chess challenges
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  • self-gratitude: i’m grateful i finally did a tax thing.
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  1. a really fun day of activities with my partner and their family
  2. beeminder has made getting back home after travelling for a while much more enjoyable than it might have!
  3. I was on time again :slight_smile:
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  1. Cleared the first Extreme of Dawntrail over the weekend. I had to be stubborn about it – it was weirdly harder than the second! – but it was satisfying to crack it.
  2. Slept well. After a weird spike in my resting heart rate while I was asleep for a week or two, things seem to be trending back to normal.
  3. Quite enjoyed my walk today. Though it was quite warm in the sun, there was a nice breeze.
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  1. All family and friends in flash flooding areas are safe and accounted for as of this afternoon.
  2. I was still able to get my son to a specialist appointment we’ve waited months for.
  3. Had board game night with friends last night. I played Corvid Conspiracy in Root and had a good game, but need to tweak my strategy a bit.
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  • i’m grateful i didn’t fall into despair today.
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  1. my fever got better as the day went on
  2. sibling made a delicious meal
  3. i applied for another interesting looking job and was pleased with my effort
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  • self-gratitude: i’m grateful i started working on my vacation photo books.
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  • self-gratitude: i’m grateful i’ll sleep more than last night.
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  1. Delightful day out for birthday
  2. New Kindle Scribe is pretty neat - it can even decipher my handwriting
  3. Managed to cram all the garden cuttings into the recycling wheelie bin (although I had to clamber up and jump on them to squash them down, which was pleasing)
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  1. everyone liked the curry i made, and it did taste good
  2. got to read a lot today
  3. i finished a book after a lapse in completes
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