Ten Things of Thankful – 7/14/17

I am thankful for the oatmeal which I have been having for the last couple of days. Oatmeal with milk, cinnamon and berries in the morning. Savoury oatmeal for lunch, for example with onions, tomatoes, mange tout and carrots. And for dinner, either vegetable soup like a minestrone or savoury oatmeal with chicken. This “oatmeal diet” has helped me reduced my blood sugar values, therefore, I also reduce the amount of insulin injection, and hopefully will help me lose weight. There’s always hope!


I am grateful for the lovely weather last Saturday, conducive to our cycling trip to one of our favourite beer gardens, the Waldwirthschaft. It was an hour cycling from our house to the beer garden, passing through the Perlacher Forest and the river Isar. We had beer and grilled fish and pretzel. There was a jazz band playing some lovely tunes. Such a lovely Saturday.

What other things am I grateful about?
Him Indoors with me who’s free from gout
Just rang my mother and she’s fine
She talked about her friends, that’s a good sign
My brother was sent home from his ship
Got to see a doctor, he needed the trip
His right shoulder will be operated
Glad he came home to be aided
HRH the son and his beautiful bride
A friend came for a visit, they’re the guides
And of course, our flowers in the garden
Always different, give us a lot of fun

So, what made you smile this week?

For: TToT – 7/14/17 , Weekly Smile 80 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…, Boundless Challenge #2, The TGIM Weekly Challenge

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  1. Your post makes me want to start eating oatmeal again. I’ve never tried savory oatmeal, but it sounds good.
    What a beautiful path for a bike ride! It sounds like you had a lovely Saturday.
    That is the largest pretzel I have ever seen. It looks like it is meant to be shared.
    I hope your brother’s shoulder surgery goes well and he has a speedy recovery.

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  2. You always have AWESOME photos!!! I laughed when you said you were thankful for oatmeal because I said the same exact thing this morning to my mother… what are the chances that that many people are really grateful enough for oatmeal that they would say it out loud?

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  3. I enjoyed your post so much, and I love oatmeal. I was just planning on having some for breakfast in the morning. But I’ve never tried savory oatmeal. I may try that. Do you make it with any particular seasoning to make it savory, or do you just avoid any sweeteners?

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  4. Reading your list makes me smile! The oatmeal diet sounds delicious, i do hope it helps your health and also that your brother recovers very quickly from his surgery.

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  5. What a lovely post filled with beautiful photos! I now realize that you live in Germany! I lived there as a military spouse for 2-1/2 years, long ago. My son was born at the military hospital in Augsburg, Germany. It is truly a beautiful country, and so very clean and well maintained! Your bicycle ride sounded wonderful, and so did the food and beer! That is one BIG pretzel! 🙂

    I am glad that your new oatmeal diet is helping to reduce your need for insulin, your body will surely thank you! My daughter has been an insulin dependent diabetic since she was 12, she is also a Registered Nurse. She began a diet this year which has greatly reduced her need for insulin, and has resulted in weight loss and her feeling much better overall. I am grateful for that! I also really like oatmeal and yours looks delicious!

    I am happy to hear that your husband is free from gout and that your mother is doing well. We worry about older parents, just as one day our children will worry about us. I am also glad that your brother will be getting surgery needed for his shoulder. Those injuries can be so painful and limit how much we can do.

    I love that you refer to your son as HRH and that you obviously approve of his choice of wife, that is such a relief to a mother!

    A visit from a friend and lovely flowers are wonderful reasons to smile. It looks like you’ve put a lot of work into that garden! Thank you for being the first one ready to share your list of thankfuls this week, reading it was a great way to start my weekend, I hope you have a wonderful one there too! XOXO

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