Weekly Gratitude 2020 34/52

2020 gratitude

Happy Sunday from a freezing Sydney weekend! It’s been a Sunday where I’ve tried to relax while also getting some work done. It’s been a hectic week and it’s not looking too different for the week ahead. But at the same time, I’m counting down because I have a week off after that! Anyway, let’s not get too ahead of ourselves just yet. It’s time to look back at all that I’m grateful for from 16th August to 22nd August 2020:

A lovely walk on Sunday in the glorious sunshine and weather 

Chatting to a lady on the train and being able to help her with her shopping basket

An afternoon nap on Sunday that lasted 2.5 hours – it’s telling me something, that’s for sure! 

Reaching my pre-injury and pre-COVID personal best with deadlifts this week – 60 kgs (4 sets of 6 reps)

Exchanging smiles and small talk with the regulars at the gym – since they’ve reopened, we notice the ones that are consistently there and it’s kinda nice even when you’re doing your own thing

An impromptu meeting in person with my manager who made it up my way on Tuesday morning. It was great seeing her after 5 months!

A really good training through work on grief and anxiety during these times

Easing into my new responsibilities with new teams 

Book club in-person on Thursday night. It was so great to see some of the regulars as well as new faces and really connect with people over books, life and everything else. I felt so energised after those three hours!

Supervising another of my team in-person on Friday; once again someone I haven’t seen for 5 months

Receiving the most wonderful and thoughtful gift from one of my team – an embroidery she made and personalised for all of us

Dinner with Sammie and David on Friday night. Love the company and the fact that I get to eat her delicious meals! 

Lots of cuddles with Teddy as a result of the aforementioned dinner

Impromptu coffee catch up with a couple of friends as I was in Newtown around the same time they were on Saturday morning

Spending time {and money!} in Better Read than Dead on Saturday. It’s wonderful being around books!

Starting a conversation with a lady at a coffee shop in Newtown because she was reading A Lonely Girl is a dangerous thing and I have loved that book. I have well and truly turned into my mother. 

Despite the ongoing exhaustion, this was a good week particularly because of social contact towards the end of it. Everything still seems like an effort but I’m taking it one day at a time. Aren’t we all?

How has your week been?

Do share!

***Linking with Denyse for Life this week***

Until next time,

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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    23 August 2020 at 9:33 pm

    Seeing you was a highlight of our week too, especially for Teddy! We’ve never seen him love on someone as much as he loves on you – he’s a good judge of character. Hope you got some rest this weekend and that you get to recharge your batteries in the coming week x

  • Jennifer Jones
    24 August 2020 at 8:50 am

    What a lovely week you’ve had. I’m slightly envious that you’re able to attend book club. I do miss my book club. Well done on those deadlifts. #lifethisweek
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  • Vanessa
    24 August 2020 at 9:30 am

    I only just had a 5 day long weekend but I want another haha.

    Congrats on reaching your lifting PB!
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  • Joanne Tracey
    24 August 2020 at 9:33 am

    I’m a little envious of some of this – book club, Sammie, David and Teddy… I haven’t seen my work colleagues since last November – they’re in Sydney & I’m here – and while I’m used to getting down every 6 weeks or so I’m now feeling a tad isolated. I balance that though with everything else that I’m grateful for. I smiled at your comment re gym regulars – we’re the same with our morning walks. Those of us who are out every morning at 5.30 are members of our own little good morning society.

  • Natalie
    24 August 2020 at 9:55 am

    Sanch, Looks like a good week all around. Glad you were able to see friends and have other social interactions. Hope you have a great week before your time off. #lifethisweek
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  • Debbie Harris
    24 August 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Fabulous stuff Sanch! Always good to listen to your body with a 2.5 hour nap :). It was cold where you are because it was snowing where I am!!! #lifethisweek
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  • Denyse
    26 August 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Your post was a lovely boost of positive energy but I can also understand why you are tired too. From what I read, on-line meetings are exhausting and then of course, there is no downtime with colleagues.

    At least you are getting out and about and that my friend, is good news for you!!

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek and next week the optional prompt is 35/51 Share Your Snaps #7 31.8.2020 and I hope to see you there too. Denyse.
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  • Suger // Melissa Walker Horn
    26 August 2020 at 5:01 pm

    I’ve realised the extent of which I’ve turned into my mother recently. Conversations with strangers was definitely one of the ways. 😉
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  • Sydney Shop Girl
    27 August 2020 at 6:50 pm

    My favourite moment is the one where you struck up a conversation with a stranger over a book! In these times, unanticipated encounters like these are especially memorable.

    SSG xxx
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