#WeekendCoffeeShare (February 23, 2020)

I’m late to join in with #WeekendCoffeeShare, but better late than never. I just had coffee. Didn’t track my fluid intake today, as I was a bit lax with it, but I also had water, yoghurt drinnks and green tea.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how your week has been? Hopefully the weather has been treating you well. Here in the Netherlands, the week started off pretty well, but over the week-end, we’ve had a storm once again and lots of rain too.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I did some soap making again early in the week. I made a yellow, banana-scented soap that actually turned out quite well on Monday. I haven’t tried my hand at bath bomb making again this week, but I did try out a bath bomb I’d made last week in the bath last Friday.

If we were having coffee, I would also tell you that this week has been pretty good in the physical activity department. I got over 200 active minutes, 150 being recommended. I wasn’t very active every day, but on the days that I was, I went above my daily goal. In fact, I probably was more active than my Fitbit activity tracker claims I was, as it doesn’t seem to count side-by-side bike rides, as I’m not steering then. I discovered that I really like one of the two side-by-side bikes we have at the day center. With the other, I cannot reach the pedals and I don’t like it if I can’t pedal along.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that over the week-end, I’ve mostly been relaxing. My husband would have come over to take me to a nearby city called Hengelo. I was planning on buying wireless headphones with noise canceling functionality there and then we’d eat out. Unfortunately, my husband was sick, so he didn’t come over.

I bought the headphones I wanted online. Then after I’d ordered them, I discovered that the mobile app they work with, which I’d considered an advantage, had really poor ratings on the app store. Thankfully, the headphones work without the app too and actually the app works fine for me. I’m not sure I’ll keep the app though, as I don’t really need it. The headphones, like I said, have noise canceling. I was a little disappointed in how it worked the first time, but then again I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve never had noise canceling headphones before, after all and my room was relatively quiet when I tried it. I will try it out at day activities tomorrow, as that’s what I intended the headphones for. The headphones also have Bluetooth connectivity, which I’d never tried before either. I love that, as I’m now able to walk around the room while having my headphones on. I may try to go onto the elliptical while using them tomorrow.

What have you been up to lately?

10 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (February 23, 2020)

  1. Kinda wishing the computer screen was scratch and sniff. Banana soap sounds awesome!

    Glad the exercise is going well for you. During the winter I am in hibernation due to seasonal depression so my exercise is limited. I pay for it come warm weather though, having to mow our giant lawn alone with just a push mower 🙂

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      1. Ooo, mint is my favorite scent. I’d love to have banana and mint soap. I’m not creative that way, though. I lack patience to even cook a meal, let alone make my own soap ;P

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        1. I understand about the lack of patience. However, soap making, at least the melt and pour type, is much quicker than cooking a meal. It just takes a while to harden, but the process of making it takes like ten minutes or so.

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          1. Ohh, maybe I will ask for a soap making kit for the next family holiday gift giving thing. Hope it turns out better my Jello, though. I am probably the only person who can screw up Jello and likely cos I can’t stand waiting for it to solidify properly 😉

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  2. Hi Astrid, It’s been a while since your last visit so it was great to see you here again. I’m glad you’re trying this headset as I’m trying to decide if I should give them a try. My hearing is better than some but worse that a lot of others so I sometimes struggle to use the phone. My kids listen to music and even netflix movies with theirs and so far they seem to be a good idea.

    Great to hear from you again. Hope all is well.

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