#WeekendCoffeeShare (August 30, 2020)

Hello all. I’m not feeling like writing much right now, but maybe by just starting I’ll get somewhere. I just had a cup of coffee and a soft drink. I think the flavor soft drink I had is gone now, but we might still have coffee. As usual, I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. Let’s have some drink – there are probably other soft drinks out in the fridge – and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you how your weather’s been. Ours is okay. Not too hot, not too cold, not too rainy and not too dry. I’ve been out taking regular walks most days. I don’t think I shared this in this type of post before, but come September, I’ll be starting a sponsored physical activity challenge called Steptember. It’s for the cerebral palsy charity. The idea is to get in 10K steps everyday – or as many days as you can get. I find it quite a challenge – both the sponsoring part and the step goal. However, I’m trying.

As regular readers might know, my Fitbit activity tracker broke down some months ago. I’m now using my iPhone’s built-in movement detector to count my steps. That works okay. I did reach the 10K steps on both Thursday and Friday.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I spent most of the week escaping into books. I’m okay, but I do need some escapism right now.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about the appt with my community psychiatric nurse on Tuesday. It went pretty well. We did go in some depth considering her role as just a nurse. She also told me my nurse practitioner was going to refer me to the specialist center on developmental disorders (autism and ADHD). If the information on the website is correct – which I’m not sure of, as the date of the last update was August 27, 2019 and I’m not sure that’s a typeo -, the wait is several months for an intake interview and then another six months for treatment. I’m not sure that’s just for the inpatient units though, as I know that the workhome is part of the center too. That one has a wait of several years due to it being a living facility.

In any case, before I knew there’s likely a long waiting list, I had all kinds of worries and thoughts about it. I mean, I’m hoping to eventually get trauma treatment and lowering my antipsychotic is still on the agenda too. However, I’m very scared either of these could destabilize me. Then again, I just don’t feel my life right now is all it can be.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would share that I spent the week-end in Lobith. It was good. My husband made us hamburgers with cauliflower and baked potatoes, all out of the freezer. I really didn’t taste that about the cauliflower and the burgers and potatoes were delicious too.

As usual, we spent some time together on the couch and some time apart in the two bedrooms. I have a desk in the master bedroom and my husband has his desk in the other bedroom. That one is also used as our cat’s place though.

Then this afternoon, my mother-in-law came to pick me up and drive me back to Raalte. There, I arrived just about in time for my dinner to still be shoved in the oven.

How have you all been?

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (August 30, 2020)

  1. I have been struggling. But I am enjoying the couple of days break from work and with it bank holiday Mondsy tomorrow, meaning another day off work, makes this weekend a nice long weekend.

    Its been cool here. But my windows have been open, while I am sat inside. A cardigan is enough to keep warm.

    I am escaping with dvd’s as usual.

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      1. Thanks. You sound like you have been doing some varied things too. Enjoy your September challenge.

        Tomorrow, if its not throwing it down with rain, then me and a neighbour will go for a walk. If its drizzling, we will do it. But not chucking it down.
        All being well, weather will be ok tomorrow, if no changes overnight from viewing the weather.

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  2. Hi Astrid and thanks for stopping by my coffee share earlier. I know that you already know my good news and so many friends are sending their congratulations. It is wonderful.

    And you got in some 10K steps for two days – excellent! I don’t get nearly enough exercise myself. My job keeps me in front of a computer most of my work days.

    I hope there is more good news in store for you as your professional help keeps narrowing in on how to best help you.

    Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by too. I am way too sedentary too, but I do try to get walking at least twice a day, weather permitting.

      I’m pretty hopeful my mental health team will be able to find me some appropriate help.

      Have a good week ahead.


  3. My Fitbit was a gift a year ago and I’ve loved wearing it since. I’m using a replacement actually since the original one broke (screen went black but still charging according to the app) and good thing it was still on warranty. It took a while for the pebble to come. I like how it reminds me that I need to get up once in a while and finish some steps within the hour. I’m glad your week went fine. Mine has ups and downs and even on a long weekend, work finds me. It’s alright though with a little order and schedule. Anxiety has been on and off but lately able to recognize and do something about it since I started on medication. Have a great week ahead.

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    1. I loved my Fitbit too until it would no longer charge. It’s over two years old, so no warranty anymore. I most likely won’t buy another one though, as all current ones have touch screens, which I can’t use due to being blind.

      I’m so sorry you’ve been struggling with anxiety, but so glad you’re better able to cope now that you’re on meds.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week ahead.

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