Weekly Gratitude 2021 41/52

Happy Sunday everyone. Another week and what could be our final week in lockdown here in Greater Sydney. Who knows what is to come though? I will admit I am more anxious than I thought I would be and that’s partially thanks to the new premier who has made some unnecessary changes and has clearly said he is focussed on the economy. I’m all for boosting the economy but these are the same guys that remove any funding and supports and are then letting the virus rip. Time will tell how our hospitals will cope. It is heartening though to see NSW reaching 90% vaccination rates for first jabs. Anyway, I seem to make this the Covid post lately but it’s not. Here are all the things I am grateful for from 3rd October to 9th October 2021:

Picnicking on Sunday with four friends I haven’t seen since the start of lockdown. We had a lovely afternoon in the sun.

Sunday morning chats with my sister

Spending four hours of public holiday Monday at the beach soaking up the sun, going in for quick dips, and reading Liane Moriarty’s latest book – it was glorious

Cooking fish curry for dinner

Managing to crawl through the work week somehow

Receiving books from Amplify bookstore in the mail

Celebrating Buttons turning ten this week

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Managing to remain engaged with a book when focus is hard – this time, Liane Moriarty’s latest, Apples Never Fall

Pebbles being super adorable and joining me for work most days

Getting my first private client thanks to a Facebook group since I’ve decided to do this private thing further

Friday walks and coffee with Sammie and Teddy

Morning at the beach on Saturday for a few hours. Finished yet another book.

Popping over to Constant Reader bookstore to pick up a couple of books on Love Your Bookshop Day

Long Saturday evening phone call with my friend JR who I can finally see in person next week!

A reminder that it’s World Mental Health Day today and October is Mental Health Month. I am walking 80 km to raise funds for the Black Dog Institute which helps with research into mental illness. If you’d like to support me, you can donate as much or as little as you want. If in Australia, this is tax deductible.

I am excited and apprehensive about the week ahead and I’m most looking forward to hitting the gym. Also, we only have 11 more weeks to the end of the year. Bring on the Christmas break, I say!

How has your week been?

Do share!

***Linking with Natalie for Weekend Coffee Share and Denyse for Life this Week***

Until next time,

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  • Natalie
    10 October 2021 at 11:18 am

    Looks like a great week overall, Sanch. I’m glad to hear the lockdown in Greater Sydney is ending. I hope the re-opening goes well with no setback. Congrats on getting your first private client! Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.
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  • Deborah Cook
    10 October 2021 at 11:24 am

    Yay for having your first private client and I’m glad you’ve made a decision on the direction you want to take.

    I have to admit I’m not a Liane Moriarty fan and haven’t really ‘loved’ any of her books I’ve read so I didn’t bother with her latest.

    I hope the end of lockdown brings you (all) some relief and doesn’t result in chaos. I know someone (from the US) in Italy at the moment and it all seems very normal. It’s strangely surreal!
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  • Barbara Lofgren
    10 October 2021 at 2:13 pm

    I love your cats! Hope the lockdown lifting goes well. You will no doubt be aware of the chaos across The Ditch….anyway great news about your first private client!
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  • Astrid
    11 October 2021 at 12:31 am

    I understand your anxiety about your premier’s handling of the pandemic going forward. That being said, this is a lovely gratitude list. I think I’m going to check out Liane Moriarty’s latest book too. I’ve heard so many good things about it.
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  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    11 October 2021 at 3:41 pm

    I too share your anxiety about the new gung-ho attitude of the new premier but I’m also excited too. I’ve forgotten what being unlocked feels like! I will be interested to see what you think of Liane Moriarty’s new book. I loved all of her books but I couldn’t stand Nine Perfect Strangers and it’s really put me off. And yay for you’re first private client, I know it will be the first of many!

  • Julie
    12 October 2021 at 2:37 am

    Happy birthday to Buttons! Yes, I feel like some weeks are a crawl. Thankfully today is a holiday in some employers in the U.S. (it’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day). Hopefully a short week means a faster week!

  • Kirstin
    14 October 2021 at 10:39 am

    Sounds like a great week of gratitude. YOur kitties are so cute. HOpefully this week has gone well also.

  • Denyse Whelan
    14 October 2021 at 12:32 pm

    A mixed bag but generally more to the positive side for sure. Nothing like coming out of lockdown. We went cautiously because it was not great weather to be out and also, we had a pretty good staying home safely routine. Now writing this on 14 October and B has beaten me to the first after lockdown haircut…and I have had my first coffee at a cafe. Spring has sprung for sure. Glad to read of your various milestones and yay for first private client.

    I can’t believe it’s 11 weeks till Christmas. We got there fast for sure.

    Thank you for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. Your post is a welcomed contribution to the community. Next week, the optional prompt is Self Care Stories. Instead, for me, I am doing a Wrap Part One of Women of Courage stories. I hope to see you next week too. Denyse.
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  • Kay
    14 October 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Wow! Buttons turned 10! How time flies, doesnt it? How old is Pebbles now?

    Yeah, read your September updates post as well… a lot of “COVID-talk”! 😀

    I got my second jab mid-September, so started going out only now… after over 1.5 years of staying at home! (Asthma + low immunity… so didn’t take unnecessary risk.) Lost an uncle and a classmate from school to the pandemic, but other than that, things were more-or-less manageable. Stopped watching the news though… that was too distressing.

    Glad to hear about your Private practice. Congratulations, Sanch! 😀
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