Thursday, February 24, 2022

Thankful Thursday week 8

I pulled out most of my my drawing supplies and put them out on a tray in my office to encourage me to start creating art again. 

I’m thankful that I was able to remember some of the instruction from drawing classes taken years ago and created this from looking at a picture using watercolor pens. I’m happy with it as a starting point!

We are able to create delicious dinners at home if we put our minds to it. Saturday night was sautéed trout, mixed green salad and sweet potato. Moderate  cost and healthy using frozen trout from Trader Joe’s, spinach and mixed greens with red pepper, tomatoes and a bit of avocado, and microwaving a sweet potato.

I was able to have the second laser treatment for the eye that has early dry macular degeneration. I am thankful to have available an ophthamologist who is current and trained on the latest treatments.

I’ve realized that after 2 years of pandemic restricted life I am stressed although I don’t have the life stressors most people do. Having realized that I can start finding ways to reduce it. One way is to find more outlets for my creativity and problem solving strengths in combination since I truly enjoy that. I decided I wanted to do something with a stack of printed our recipes and made a recipe binder using a photo of an old painting, a 3 ring binder I had and those sheet protectors I was going to donate. Now to come up with a solution for tabbed dividers that is creative.


I'm trying to be thankful that we have the financial reserves to cover the lack of property insurance for the exterior of our condo. Our HOA has been unable to get the level of insurance they had previously and now we are vastly underinsured and our insurer is unable to provide a policy to address this. Still working on it but living in a wildfire risk area is the cause and it is hard to find anything good in this but I'm trying!!!


 

4 comments:

  1. Your art area does look inspiring. What a good idea.

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    1. It is a great reminder to take time to draw.

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  2. You make a very good point about the stress created by these past two years. Now that things are easing up, we're starting to think about life as we used to know it. In the meantime, it's important to find ways to reduce stress, for sure! Very sorry to hear about your property insurance challenge. I'm hearing others talk about this type of problem. Apparently many homeowners along the east coast and in Florida have had policies canceled or modified. It's alarming when you think about the ramifications.

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