#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 27, 2020)

Happy late Saturday evening everyone! Welcome to another edition of the #WeekendCoffeeShare. Today is my birthday. I think I still have tompouces in the fridge, so grab a cup of coffee, tea or your favorite cold drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I was stressed out all week about my parents visiting yesterday. As regular readers of my blog may know, my parents are big on independence and in denial of most of my disabilities. They don’t think I should be in a care facility. Like I said yesterday though, they weren’t overly judgmental. My father made a rather bad pun on the facility’s name and my mother asked whether no-one had taught my nonspeaking fellow clients to talk, but that was about it.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about all the lovely presents I got for my birthday. My parents gave me a drinking bottle with fruit infusion filter. I’d had it on my wishlist for years and am now loving making fruit-infused water. They also gave me a spiky or hedgehog ball. My father said it looked like a virus and my husband joked that they’d gifted me corona. Lastly, they gave me some punches, which I can use in cardmaking or other craft projects. They got these as well as the spiky ball at the thrift store.

My husband gave me a sturdy bookcase for my iPhone. It’s supposed to protect your phone against dropping from 2 meters. I’d rather not try it out though.

Lastly, my mother-in-law gifted me this giant teddy bear! It’s 1.60m tall, which is even taller than I am. I love it!

Giant Bear

I’m still not sure what to call it. I initially called it just Giant Bear, because my big panda was called Big Bear and my not even that little bear stuffy was called Little Bear. Or something. I can’t remember, honestly. Then I figured I should be calling it Joenie, which is my nickname for my husband. My husband said to call it Baloo after the bear in Jungle Book. I guess I’ll call it whatever strikes my fancy at that moment. Rainbow/Sofie, the unicorn, also has two names, after all.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I ate some delicious Domino’s pizza this evening. My husband and I had it delivered to the care facility. I had the spicy chicken pizza and so did he, as my husband usually ends up liking my pizza more if we each order something different. I loved it! Then I had some ice cream for dessert. I got a nice present from the care facility too: a Domino’s gift voucher. I already have a reputation for eating lots of yummy food, even though today was the first time I’d ordered Domino’s since coming to the care facility last September.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that next week, I have a meeting with my community psychiatric nurse and nurse practitioner from mental health. We’re going to discuss my possibly getting EMDR treatment for some of my traumatic experiences. Now that my visit with my parents went well, I feel slightly guilty about considering some of my experiences with them traumatic, but well.

If we were having coffee, I would report on my steps as usual. This week so far, I reached just over 60K. I managed 69K last week and am doubtful I’ll reach that this week, as I’m probably going to have a lazy Sunday tomorrow.

How are you all doing?

24 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 27, 2020)

  1. Happy Birthday…Love the bear. I am glad you had a nice birthday but I am sorry you had to deal with stress prior. Stress is never fun. I was going through a lot of stress myself but it was more like finances. However, I have resolved to just move ahead and take the steps to resolve it.

    Dominoes is one of my favorite go to places but I haven’t gone there in a while. There is another pizza place much closer if I do go for pizza. I am trying to stay away from that right now.

    Best wishes on the goals you have with the Psychiatric staff…caring for our mental health is so important.

    I had issues with one of my pedometer apps so I had to get a new one. I tried a fibit but this particular version was not working for me and apparently many others (they have forums for each product) so I returned it and got my money back and have tried a new pedometer. I made it to ten thousand steps today…

    been back to the gym on and off this week.

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    1. Thanks so very much for your lovely comment.

      Iโ€™m so sorry you had to deal with so much stress lately, but so glad youโ€™re taking steps to resolve the cause.

      Congrats on the 10K steps!

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  2. Hello Astrid, and happiest of birthdays. It sounds like you had a good time. I understand that some people don’t understand, or even can understand disabilities, but it seems like your parents love you and made a good effort to celebrate you on your special day.

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