#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 16, 2019)

I have a ton I want to write about, but I’m not sure I can dedicate a full post to any one of these things. For this reason, I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. I should really make this a regular habit, but for whatever reason, I cannot seem to make anything a regular habit where it comes to my blog. Anyway, grab a cup of coffee, while I grab a cup of green tea. Let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d like to share that this week has been pretty exciting. Not that anything much has happened, but we have a ton of plans layed out for the coming while.

For example, my husband decided he wants to go have a look at a house that’s for sale. It’s in his work city, which would mean a lot of time and money saved on commute. It’s a really old house, but my father said modernizing it should be relatively easy. My husband and I are going to have a formal visit on Tuesday.

My husband did ask whether, if I move there with him, I’ll retain my care. I said yes. The last time I participated in the weekend coffee share linky, I was awaiting news about my long-term care appeal. Well, I won! On June 4, I got approved for long-term care.

This also means I can start looking for a living facility. However, if my husband and I decide to buy the house and move before I’ve found a suitable facility, I will retain my current home support and day activities even though that city isn’t in our local authority. That’s as much as my parents know about long-term care. I haven’t told them I’m probably moving into a care facility.

Speaking of living facilities, I’ll meet with the care consultant for a living facility next Tuesday. This facility is about an hour’s drive from my current home, but it is with my current care agency and seems more suitable than the facility I toured in January. I cannot be sure of that, of course, as I have yet to be fully informed. So on Tuesday morning, I’ll meet with the care consultant and then in the afternoon, I’ll accompany my husband to the house visit.

If we were having coffee, I’d also share that my husband bought a rice cooker. He doesn’t like rice the way he usually cooks it, so was trying whether a rice cooker would help. I liked it. I really love the smell of rice!

5 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 16, 2019)

  1. Hi Astrid,

    I remember you from coffee visits long ago. You have a very unique story and seem to have a very objective way of sharing new chapters of that story.

    I have a friend who had a wife with multiple personalities and he told me how hard it was to function with her. As he described what was going on, I wondered at how little I knew of this condition and, now, what your life must be like because there is almost nothing in my own to guide me in understanding.

    So, while I’m way out of my depth to advise you on anything, I do appreciate the short view you give me of how you and the world deal with each other.

    I do have 2 questions. Do your different personalities also present in your writing, i.e. should I expect to hear from your others as your write? Then since you are blind, Did your husband or maybe a good friend chose the cover photo for this blog? It is a wonderful photo and I think inspires a person to reach far and wide for the tools or even experiences they need or want from the huge range of potentials around us.

    You likely have better reasons for cheesing that photo, but I think it is really effective as a lead-into your musings.


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    1. Hi Gary, thanks so much for commenting.

      To answer your first question, usually one of the adult alters responsible for daily living writes this blog, but younger/more trauma-based ones can come out too. When it’s one alter specifically writing, they sign their name in a tag, eg. I’m *Clarissa*.

      Re your second question, I have no idea who designed my cover image. Probably it’s part of my theme.


  2. You have many exciting things ahead of you! I hope that both you and your husband like the house. Best off luck with the care facility visit. I understand that that is a very important one. I once came with one of my relatives to look at a live-in care home for her. It was a wonderful facility, and I thought to myself that I would of loved to live there! They had so many fun activities, and support in their daily life. I hope everything works out for the best for you Astrid. Have a great new week!

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