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Aniki's picture

Happy Thursday, STalkers! More like Blursday... This WFH business has me discombobulated. I left my Daily Sudoku calendar at work and can't seem to remember what day of the week it is without it! I'm also missing my favorite coffee shop.

But that's the way things must be for now so I need to concentrate on what is good and right with my life...

I am thankful for:

  • Being able to work. I don't care for WFH, but that's like a shirt tag: a bit itchy and annoying, but better than being shirtless.
  • My DH. I had a mini meltdown, but my Rock came through - strong and steady.
  • ESPECIALLY thankful that my nephew his wife (she's a nurse), and their children have all recovered from COVID-19. It's been a worrisome time, but that hurdle has been cleared. 


Wishing you health and strength! <3


Cover1W's picture

Yes, it's Thursday?!?!

Thankful also I am working.  It's now a little slower than usual, but that gives me time to finish some bigger work projects that were put off due to being too busy.

Thankful for good friends and co-workers and video conferencing.

Thankful for a patient DH.  While it works against him in parenting, it's a good thing for relationships! 

Thankful also for my sweet kitties who love, love, love having me home all.the.time.

Aniki's picture

Cover, I wish I could get some projects done! I am spending a YUGE amount of time on teleconferences or waiting out system hiccups. The days have seemed so long, I think it's time to eat lunch around 10am!

DPW's picture

It's Thursday! I can't wait for this week to be over. I'm partially working from home, partially working on the road assisting clients during this COVID stuff. We were sent home a couple of weeks back but deemed essential by the government so had to return to work this week. Not happy! I was enjoying the serenity of the cabin we rented to hide out during COVID 2020. 

I'm thankful we have shelter and food. Simple yet so a propos right now. Many of my clients are homeless and do not have these things. It makes me appreciate it even more. 

Aniki's picture

It's the first Blursday in Mapril!

I know a number of people who fear they will be homeless and starving before this is over. Sad

Monkeysee's picture

I’m thankful that my husband is still working and I have a job to go back to once my maternity is up. Grateful we’re all safe, and taking to being stuck indoors as well as we can (helps that we have free space around us to enjoy!). I’m grateful for FaceTime. Grateful for all the incredible healthcare workers, grocery staff, delivery drivers, farmers, factory workers, energy providers, etc (I’m sure I’ve missed some!), without whom our lives would have completely unravelled by now. Thank you thank you thank you <3

Aniki's picture

Monkey, thank YOU for pointing out the countless folks who are putting their health/lives on the line. I have several family members who do: medical staff, truck drivers, factory... some have already been sick. It's scary.

Kes's picture

Like you Aniki - one of the things I miss most is regular visits to my local coffee shop and the friendly staff there, who all knew my order!  However, I am thankful for my lovely garden and that I can get out in it when I can't do anything else.  Also, we are in the middle of selling our house and buying another - the process has now ground to a halt as we have been told by the government here in UK not to go any further, and the removals firms have all shut down. However, we are in a chain of 6 buyers/sellers - and so far - touch wood - no-one has pulled out.  Long may it continue! 

Aniki's picture

Kes, all the staff at my coffee shop know me as The Cardamom Lady. *lol*

Ugh, sorry to hear that about your house. Hopefully, things will all fall in place soon!

Aniki's picture

Yes! Cardamom is a big deal for Finns. Before they started carrying cardamom, I'd get a vanilla latte or dark roast coffee and add my own.

futurobrillante99's picture

I'm thankful that I still have a job and am actually MORE productive working from home in my PJs and braless (that reminds me, I need to take my bra off after the morning grocery run).

I'm thankful that my employer is taking the virus seriously and has the whole giant place on a regular sanitizing schedule so that when I do have to go in (which I do because I'm an Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker), I go into a place with sanitizing wipes, Purell and lotsa toilet paper!!

I'm thankful that all my loved ones have the masks they need (DS29 works at a hardware store in Denver that's hopping and my DD26 is immunocompromised but working from home) and are doing their part to stop the transmission of the virus.

I'm thankful that, except for toilet paper, the rush on most groceries has calmed down as people realize there isn't a food shortage after all.

I'm thankful that BF and his mom have really good masks for her trip to the hospital today for a necessary infusion.

I'm thankful that BF and I complete our 14 day isolation today and I should be seeing him after work. I've SEEN him from at least 10 feet away on a couple of occasions, but today will be the first time we can get closer. Hoping for a great weekend.

I'm thankful the BF has been working on my hybrid bike upgrading the rear cassette so I have better hill climbing gears. He also added a rack and panniers (saddle bags) that I had. We might take it for a trial ride over the weekend to get out into the country and get some virus free fresh air - far far from the madding crowds.

I'm thankful that in 8 days will be one year from the day I first met the BF. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it was the 4th anniversary of her death that same day. I'm really hoping we can get past next Friday without any damage to our relationship like what happened over her birthday in October.

And, in a strange way, I'm also thankful that so many of my plans for the next couple of months have been scrapped. I was overbooked, quite honestly. I'm looking forward to a more peaceful summer. Maybe it will be good for my relationship. Who knows?


futurobrillante99's picture

I inadvertently "hoarded" some. I was on the Costco site and they were totally out. While the site was sitting there, it refreshed and Cottonelle popped up as available. I screamed for DS24 to get my wallet and orded 3 packs without thinking about it. I forgot it's Costco, so the bill came to $96 and I'm like WTF? It was 3x36 rolls. Thankfully, I've been able to share with others.

Merry's picture

I am thankful for a steady job that I can do from home (mostly) and that comes with a steady paycheck.

I am thankful for DH, who pours the cocktails, reminds me I need to get outside some, and makes me laugh every day.

I am thankful for the next two weeks at home as I just had a patch of actinic keratosis frozen on my face, and it will take two weeks to heal. Not that I'm vain at all.

I am thankful for Prozac, and I'll just leave that there.

Merry's picture

Praline bourbon and cream last night. He likes the sweet stuff.

These are in the current rotation: Margaritas with plenty of orange are a fav; orange agave liqueur is very nice. A basic manhattan (old fashioned for him). :Bubbly with or without orange juice or grapefruit juice.

Aniki's picture

I <3 a good Manhattan! The occasional sweet cocktail is enjoyable (imo). For me, this started when I bought a jar of local cherry jam and it was the consistency of syrup. Enter the Jam Cocktail!

I have a bottle of lime juice that I need to use and plenty of tequila...

Gimlet's picture

ESPECIALLY thankful that my nephew his wife (she's a nurse), and their children have all recovered from COVID-19. It's been a worrisome time, but that hurdle has been cleared. 

Aniki, that is great news!!!

I am thankful that DH and I are able to work from home and have enough.

I am thankful that YSS has been able to keep up with his much-needed therapy and treatment. 

I am thankful for my a-hole cats.

I am ever so very thankful for wine and GIN.  

Aniki's picture

Yes, it is, Gimmy! I was his first babysitter. Hard to believe that chubby toddler is 6'6" and pushing 40.

I have enough gin for one more double martini. *unknw*

Gimlet's picture

Special Kitty is lucky I love him so much because my husband now calls our couch "that $700 scratching post".  We went to the outlet store because we knew he had bad tendencies but he realllllllly liked this fabric.  I trim his claws and he has multiple real scratching posts, by the way.  Declawing is NOT an option for us. 

Little Kitty is also lucky because he's an awful little scavenger cat from the streets who will steal your food if you look away for a minute.  He's embarrassing and I have to put him in the guest room when we have people over.   He looks at the squirt bottle like "totally worth it", the little shit.  But he's also the sweetest little cat ever. 

Argh.  I got a book on training your cat, I'm sure it will go well.    The funny thing is they are keeping me more sane than anyone.  I had a terrible day yesterday and Special Kitty cuddled with me all day, which he rarely does. 

Aniki's picture

Training a cat?

Bahahahahaaaaaa!!! Funniest thing I've seen all day!

My sister has an a-hole female: La Reina ,(The Queen). LR has kitty RBF and rocks it. My sister is absolutely GIDDY when LR deigns to sit near her.

Aniki's picture

Training a cat?

Bahahahahaaaaaa!!! Funniest thing I've seen all day!

My sister has an a-hole female: La Reina ,(The Queen). LR has kitty RBF and rocks it. My sister is absolutely GIDDY when LR deigns to sit near her.

Gimlet's picture

I KNOW, I saw it at the library and thought, well, they are already absolute terrors so why not?  If nothing else, it will annoy them Smile

somethingwicked's picture

Aluminum Foil..I thought in past I mentioned that to you .Cats HATE it.

Cover the arms with it all the way down to the floor.They'll learn to leave the couch the f**k alone.

Honest.But your living room will look weird until ahole cats get the message..Hang a sparkle mirror ball and tell everyone(who can't come over and visitnow ,anyway) that  it's the 70's disco look.



advice.only2's picture

Happy Thursday stalkers!  I am thankful that so far everybody I know is safe and hasn't gotten sick.

I am thankful for nice spring weather so that we can go out and weed the yard and start rebuilding the fence on one side of our yard.

I am thankful for all the amazing people out there who are still working hard to keep this country going. 

CLove's picture

1. I am thankful that my husband only sprained not fractured his ankle.

2. I am thankful for wonderful manager and co workers - every seems extra nice to each other these days. A simple "how are you" carries a little more meaning

3. I am thankful that I have a job, and am in agriculture. Essentially essential.

4. I am thankful that my job and co workers are taking this seriously and there are sanitising products, paper towels and TP up the ying yang.

5. I am thankful for my continued good health.

6. I am thankful that YOU and YOURS continue in good health after recovery.

Aniki's picture

CLove, isn't it something how a small bit of kindness can make a difference? Ripples of positivity at work!

Glad your DH didn't break his ankle and hope he heals quickly.

somethingwicked's picture

Ani, so glad your DH pulled you thru that meltdown.My DH as well is being quietly  supportive as I have my daily mini freakouts.. Actually I think he's losing more of his hearing so he's immune to  some of my ranting. 


Thankful for family and friends all healthy although at present I have a sibling  and his wife both  experiencing the mild symptoms.So hopeful that their symptoms do not progress.

Thankful for all those courageous healthcare professionals and workers selflessly going  to work everyday and those individuals that continue to work  keeping  the community recognizable~ grocery and market employees ,police  maintaining order and  peace ,sanitation workers , journalists keeping us informed and helping to distinguish facts from fearporn and so many more people who are supporting the population and working through this  crazy time.  

Thankful we are now able to get out doors and start  planting our vegetable garden.Flowers are next.

I need to see those riotous , bright colorful faces and the dainty little pastels as well.They fill my heart and soul with their quiet ,peaceful beauty.

Keep bringing your truth to the boards,Ani, as it's a stabilizing force in good and bad times.





Aniki's picture

Wicked. It was a nasty work-related meltdown. I think the kitchen walls are slightly blue...

FYI, still plenty of snow on the ground in da Yoop!

Iamwoman's picture

I'm also thankful:

1. to WFH

2. to have a calm happy home life

3. for beautiful weather



somethingwicked's picture

She's a girl after my own heart.I love the cold weather.Lucky you~ still have snow.


Aniki's picture

You say crazy like it's a bad thing!

Couple years back in mid May, it was 61 degrees. We had to go to the grocery store. I had on shorts, flip flops, and a sleeveless shirt. DH thought I was nuts. The snow mountains in the parking lot were a good 30 feet high. Add the blazing sun and the heat was tangible. DH made me turn on the a/c when we got in the car!  *lol*

Crspyew's picture

that DH & I are able to work from home

for the nun who usually brings communion to the house for mom-- who now calls and chats with her everyday

ifor my very snuggly beagle

For a big yard and wide streets and spring

that we have resources to help the kids/skids through the next few months

for zoom cocktail hours

good neighbors

all the people who are going to work at the grocery, pharmacy, gas station & other essential services, and most especially for health care workers and first responders

for the distraction of steptalk and Twitter 



Winterglow's picture

I am thankful for everything that brightens my life, in particular, today, I got a call from my dad's cousin. He's been around all of my life and I think he likes to keep an eye on me to be sure I'm safe Smile despite us living a continent apart. He's never interfered but just always been there. His call brought a light to my afternoon.

Then,  later today, I got an email from my oldest friend. He dropped off the radar a couple of years ago when his husband was recovering from a liver transplant. I realized that he was going through hard times and would contact me again when he was ready (we've been through this in other circumstances before). Well, it was yesterday Smile His DH passed last year and he has come to terms with his grief. Another light in my afternoon. 

Finally, when work was just getting very, very slow, I was contacted by a new customer. Yay!

Aniki's picture

Yay for happy things! I'm sorry for your friend's loss, but good to hear he has come to terms. Smile