Gratitude

Weekly Gratitude 2021 7/52

Happy Sunday, everyone! I am sitting here working on some writing for a weekend writing competition but taking a break by focussing on all that I am grateful for this week. It’s been another mentally exhausting week until Friday when I was glad to wind down. I have some work stuff to catch up on the weekend even after my writing endeavours and I feel like it might be like this for a few weeks while I work towards certain deadlines. Anyway, it’s time though to look back with gratitude on the week from 7th February to 13th February 2021:

Sunday morning at the beach for a few hours – reading, relaxing, soaking in the sunshine and enjoying the sea

Sunday afternoon checking out a new cafe near my place and then wandering through the streets discovering new art

Most of Sunday reading and loving Shuggie Bain. Such a fabulous book!

Cooking delicious palak paneer for the first time

The arrival of a new laptop after seven years – partly a birthday gift from my sister

A good therapy session where I had so many insights and was able to come up with practical things to put in place

Validation from my manager about one of the projects I’m working on – my imposter syndrome is currently sky-high and I’ve been having dreams about work projects!

The lift in my apartment block finally working on Thursday. I could’ve burst into tears – I was that relieved!!

My test results from a second test coming back normal – we don’t know what was happening but apparently whatever it was, is under control now.

Book club on Thursday night discussing my favourite book of 2020 – Honeybee

Celebrating my 16-year Aussieversary on Friday by going to the beach after work with a beer and a book

Lots of love on my Instagram post about my Aussieversary

Nice chats with some social media friends

Lovely dinner on Saturday night at The Hold in Manly – I didn’t take photos because I stayed in the moment

I’m feeling a bit flat and drained but at the same time, after my session with my psychologist, I feel I know what I need to do and I’ve started working towards that. Goes to show, even if you work in the field, brainstorming with someone and talking out loud, helps with clarity and also, reminds you of what you should be doing.

How was your week?

Do share!

***Linking with Natalie for Weekend Coffee Share***

Until next time,

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  • Barbara
    14 February 2021 at 4:07 pm

    I was wondering about Shuggie Bain – maybe I should give it a go?

  • Gary Wilson
    15 February 2021 at 5:47 am

    Hello Sanch.

    I don’t think we’ve met so I wanted to offer you a warm welcome to our weekend get-together.

    I’m one of the old timers on the weekend coffee share and today posted about a tree I transplanted and some newish neighbors we have, many, many, red shouldered hawks. I think you would enjoy the adventure of moving that young tree, but you’d have to tell me if hawk stories appeal.

    I’m also a non-published, but active writer of short stories. I started my blog around my daughters idea of capturing my autobiographical stories of growing up. I chose to make the collection fit the pattern of all being short 10 minute reads, funny and entertaining. That collection is mostly done now and I’m expanding to add fiction. I don’t have many yet, but I’m beginning to like what I have to share.

    It sounds like you and I could also enjoy our visit by only talking books. Reading could be my life and has been part of who I am for as long as I can recall. But it does sound like you might like a fresh suggestion of what to read for shear fun. My latest recommendation is; Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprine (1983). It’s big and wonderful and I want to be this author when I grow up.

    I’m always tempted to welcome new members by offering one of my own stories as short literary entertainment with the hopes that you’ll visit my collection. I’ll yield only to offering my newest piece of fiction which if I recall, is about a 7 minute read. I hope you’ll check it out and come around next weekend for another visit. You sound like the perfect new member of our little fellowship. Welcome!
    https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/the-fading-fern-frond-brooch/

  • Vanessa
    15 February 2021 at 9:18 am

    Yay for new laptop, lift working, and good test results!

  • Natalie
    15 February 2021 at 11:38 am

    Sanch, Such excellent news on the test results, the lift and your new laptop. Happy Aussieversary, too! Talking it out with a professional is a good way to clear our head space. Have a great week ahead and thank you for linking with #WeekendCoffeeShare.
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  • Ju-Lyn Tan
    15 February 2021 at 2:00 pm

    I love palak paneer – sometimes we call it saag paneer here. Would you know why there are 2 different names? or are they 2 different dishes?
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      16 February 2021 at 11:46 am

      Oh, so spinach is either palak or saag – same thing, just different words! 🙂

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