#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 8, 2020)

Okay, so the 10-day writing challenge is going nowhere. I actually missed yesterday’s prompt reminder and cannot think of anything to write on today’s prompt. Then again, the challenge is to write and that’s what I do. At least, I try. Today, I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. I just had a nice cup of coffee and a slice of cake. There’s some left over, so come on in and have yourself some.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week was a mostly good one. On Tuesday, I reached the recommended daily step goal, something I hardly ever do. I walked to our neighborhood supermarket for some groceries for the day activities group and bought some for myself too.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I also got weighed in on Tuesday. Though I had a tiny gain of 100 grams, I am very satisfied. After all, I’ve not been minding my diet much at all lately.

If we were having coffee, I would share about my renewed interest in religion and spirituality. As those who read my blog regularly may know, I don’t really practise any organized religion, but I do believe in God. I was discussing my renewed interest in particularly progressive Christianity with one of my staff on Wednesday or Thursday. She actually invited me to her church. I read one of that church’s pastor’s sermons and it touched me.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that last Friday, I had a meeting with my support coordinator and the behavior specialist from the care facility and my community psychiatric nurse (CPN) from mental health. It was a good meeting. My CPN is going to look into getting me in touch with the team’s psychologist for trauma treatment. We are also working on my fear of rejection or abandonment. For this purpose, we will incorporate cognitive behavior therapy into our regular sessions.

My husband did warn me not to work on too many things at a time. I agree with him that wanting to progress too quickly is a pitfall for me.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my husband came by for a visit yesterday. He didn’t make it here till past 4PM because he had a problem with his car. Thankfully, he was able to fix the car and make it to Raalte anyway. We drove to a nearby forest intending to go for a walk, but there were no roads and I can’t walk through the bushes. Then we drove to McDonald’s, but it was overcrowded, so we ate at the Subway restaurant next door, where we were literally the only people.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would tell you that one of our staff is going to buy us clients Chinese food this evening. The reason is that she graduated from social care school recently. I think I’ll love it.

What have you been up to lately?

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 8, 2020)

  1. I thought getting in on these writing challenges but honestly, it requires so much structure and there are guidelines and…I’m lucky to remember to wear pants out in public. Maybe someday, but not right now. I’m glad you all have these prompts to keep you writing and connecting. ❤

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      1. I get lost when it starts talking about pingbacks to the original poster, use only one word, what would you tell if we had coffee together…Think my brain is just a bit scrambled for it right now.

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  2. Astrid I am so glad you had a great week. I totally get the whole diet thing. Food is a struggle for me too. I end up sabotaging myself every time I lose weight or I am anywhere near food.

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    1. That’s so totally relatable. Whenever I know there’s food around, I get an urge to eat it and actually overeat on it. It helps in this sense that I’m blind, so I can’t actually see food. However, it’s still a struggle.

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  3. Hi Astrid. I was pleased to see you join the coffee share this weekend. I find it a fun and flexible way to write and there’s almost always someone reading your words – which is important to me.

    For some reason, I’m no longer very motivated to write just for myself. I want to be read too and this helps me learn and pursue writing well enough to deserve to be read I guess.

    Anyway, you always have insights to life that I never experience and I like reading your thoughts. Today, you reminded me of my own religious journey because I too didn’t really do the whole organized religion thing – well, not until I found how badly I needed it and that my own judgment system was so flawed.

    For me, I had to catch myself hurting someone I was actually trying to help to realize that I wasn’t much of a helper. She didn’t blame me for what I thought I did wrong but I still knew I had let her down. After trying so hard to help her – this was crushing to me and drove me to try something different – maybe a real church, even if flawed, would be less flawed than my own limited wisdom.

    For me, it worked. I met some amazing people and had some life changing moments. I married a great Christian gal and 40 years later, our whole family are happy and healthy in our religious faith and practice.

    I wish you well in your own search. I hope you find as much joy in the journey as I did.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. That’s so wonderful that you found your way to faith in God. I did go to church sometimes when still residing in the mental hospital and actually my husband introduced me to Christianity, since I wasn’t raised with any religion. Then he became a theology major and that caused him to abandon the Christian faith.

      I need to make sure I stay true to my own beliefs and don’t start preaching stuff I don’t feel at all just to belong, be it in the blogosphere or in a church. That gets me to wanting to be read, which I totally get. I hope being a better writer doesn’t make you less authentic.

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