#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 29, 2019)

Hi everyone, how are you doing? I have had a for me incredible amount of coffee for a Sunday today, so am feeling pretty energized despite it being nearly 9PM here. This evening though, I chose two cups of green tea and two apple and peach flavored soft drinks. Anyway, I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare again.

If we were having coffee (or green tea or a soft drink), I’d share that my transition into the care facility went relatively smoothly. I moved in on Monday. I do miss my husband, obviously, but am mostly enjoying my time being here. I feel, overall, a lot more relaxed than I did when still living semi-independently.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that the house-buying process was finalized last Wednesday. As I said in my previous post, the paperwork was somewhat stressful as I couldn’t read or sign the agreements due to being blind. That got sorted though thanks to a very accommodating solicitor.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that my husband has been very busy doing odd jobs in the new house. I muted the house-related WhatsApp group because, not being there, I couldn’t conceptualize what all was being done. However, I guess in a few weeks, I’ll like it in the new house. I saw it for the first time on Wednesday before we saw the solicitor and it’s larger than I expected.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I’m excited for my husband to come over here on Thursday. He originally said he’d come by either MOnday or Friday, so since I hadn’t heard a thing yet, I assumed he was coming on Friday. Today he said though that, after the final inspection and handing in the keys to our old house, he’d travel my way. He said we could have lunch at an Australian restaurant that’s in a nearby town.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I am totally in love with all the sensory equipment at both the day center and the care home. At the day center, there’s a snoezelen® room. I spent some time on Thursday lying next to the bubble unit and on Friday lying on the waterbed. At the home, there’s a room with a rocking lounger. The staff also retrieved a kind of teeter board from another client’s room. That client has a swinging chair that’s hers but I was allowed to sit in it in her room for a bit.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that the care facility food is pretty good. I got mashed potatoes twice this week, which is one of only a few things I truly can’t stand, but they were able to swap my meal with someone else who didn’t mind mashed potatoes. My husband would say I’m a pretty picky eater, as I also had instant noodles one day when we actually got spaghetti carbonara. I think I can make myself eat that though and I won’t put it on my dislike list unless it’s very easy to do so.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that I did have a relatively good amount of physical activity this past week. I don’t have my elliptical yet, as my husband will be delivering it on Thursday, but I did go for some walks. I don’t use my Fitbit right now, as I can’t find its charger and I don’t want to be discouraged by it, but I do feel pretty good about my activity level. I am eating pretty well. Now I guess I do still get too many calories for the amount of exercise I get, but I will hopefully soon find ways around that. At least I haven’t really craved binge food much. Finally, I also made time to do mindfulness meditations most days.

How was your week?

6 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 29, 2019)

  1. I am glad to read you are settling in comfortably. Its always good to comfortable and relaxed. It feels good when things go right doesn’t it?

    I spent the past working mostly. Found out one of our top executives will be leaving sometime this next week. Not sure what the circumstances are but hopefully the ex-director will announce it.

    I had my benlysta infusion at the new location and it was great. I have my appointments all set up until the new year.

    Struggling with the latest gym challenge between the eating and exercise. I am supposed to lose 10 lbs in another 6 weeks.

    The decluttering has been slow. Made a big spurt earlier in the week but still have lots more to do.

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  2. That sounds like you had a rather positive week, and I’m glad you’ve settled in so well in the care facility, though it’s indeed obvious you miss your husband and have some conflicting emotions and just adapting to it all needs to take some time.
    I hope you will like your new house when you go there. And I hope you’ll have a nice time with your husband on Thursday.
    Lucky you with all that sensory equipment you now have access to! 🙂 I feel envious hahaha.
    I’m glad you have good food there, I guess it’s not necessarily an obvious thing in facilities like that or residential homes of all sorts. I can’t stand mashed potatoes either, so I feel ya and I’m glad you were able to swap meals with another client.

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