#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 14, 2020)

Happy Sunday afternoon everyone! I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. I think I just ate all of the cheesecake that one of my staff brought for her birthday yesterday and I think the other residents ate all the cream cake she’d brought too. I guess we still have lots of cookies though. Have a cup of coffee and a cookie and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I would rave once more about the smoothie maker a staff brought me on Monday! I have been making smoothies almost everyday since. Yesterday, I made one with frozen blueberries in it for my husband. Its color was a bit grey or so my husband said, but it tasted good. Unfortunately, the staff left the blueberries in the fridge rather than the freezer, so we had to use them all up today.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you how much fun I’ve had with this staff member. She’s returning from long-time sick leave, so is slowly building up her hours again. This means sometimes she just comes as an extra staff to do fun things with us. Like, on Friday, she helped another resident and me make cards for a staff who just earned her carer diploma. We also played a game using a mallet and nails, in which you have to slam wooden blocks into a piece of cork. Normally the wooden figures are really relatively thin, so I don’t have the coordination to do it properly, but these were actually thick blocks.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had a nice phone conversation with my former support coordinator. She was really nice. Like I said on Friday, I’d half assumed she no longer knew who I was, but she definitely still remembered.

Like I said on Friday, she told me my staff have been thinking of applying for more care for me. This did make me feel a little scared, as last year the application for long-term care was really hard.

Yesterday, I reread the application and indeed, some things are more severe now than my staff thought they were back then. This has me feeling all sorts of things. Isn’t care supposed to help me be more independent? Well, the goal for me is stabilization, not development, but yeah. My inner critic is shouting at me, but I try to shut her up.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been experimenting with my new phone’s camera. I’ve been taking random pictures of my room. I haven’t had a staff check them yet, so not sure they’ll ever go on my blog, but oh well.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d tell you that I got a Netflix subscription again yesterday. I’ll just try it for a bit and then may unsubscribe again, but I wanted to see the Netflix original Diagnosis. This, like the book by that title I’m currently reading, is based on Lisa Sanders’s New York Times Magazine column on hard-to-diagnose medical conditions. It’s very interesting.

What have you been up to lately?

14 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 14, 2020)

  1. Fun that you’ve got so many yummy cakes and cookies, and really great that you’re experimenting with smoothies so much and enjoying spending time with the extra staff. 🙂
    I’ve finally got myself an iPhone after loads of ruminating lately, only last Friday so it still feels very new to me, it’s the SE 2020 as well, and as it’s my first iPhone, I have a ton of things to figure out, learn and get used to. But somehow, despite I’ve never really felt the need to take my own pics, now that I have this iPhone, the thought has also crossed my mind that perhaps I could try it out, when I’ll feel more familiar with it and think that it’s at least potentially doable. Hope your pics turn out great with some practice and that you will be able to enjoy taking them a lot. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. Yes, I’m definitely having fun with the smoothie maker and my new phone too. Did you have an Android phone before or no smartphone at all?

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  2. Sounds iike you had a pretty awesome week! Mine was good. The weather has been mixed but more towards great weather.

    My weeks have been pretty much trying to keep myself busy. Most of the time I find myself sitting on the couch and watching TV it seems. Ran some errands, did some grocery shopping, did a few things work related, and did some pen pal organizing and rejecting requests from persistent men who think a particular pen pal site is a dating site.

    I did attend my first post pandemic in person meetup yesterday and it was great. The weather was beautiful and I got to see part of my wonderful state that I don’t normally get to see.

    Did some cooking, sleeping and spending time with the kitties.

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  3. I have a netflix account, and Diagnosis sounds interesting. I’m almost afraid to watch because it might make me think I have all of the strange conditions! Just kidding… maybe?

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I’m so glad Diagnosis sounds interesting to you. I’m a bit of a hypochondriac, but so far this series didn’t make me worry.


  4. This is my first smart phone ever! I was very reluctant, or hesitant at best, to get myself a smartphone earlier as my coordination and orientation in both big and small spaces are crappy and it seemed pretty surreal to me that I would be able to use a touch screen, and all my attempts in the past trying to play around with other people’s smart phones with Talkback or Voiceover on were pretty discouraging too. I could use my Mum’s Android phone with her help if I needed a smart phone for something occasionally, but stuck to a good old Nokia myself, especially that I don’t really talk to people that much on the phone. But Zofijka got an iPhone from our parents only a little while before me and that got me thinking that perhaps it would be a good time for me to do that as well, and I also have a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it and would probably be lost without it, although I have learned some of the gestures by now so that’s a positive.

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