#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 6, 2020)

Welcome to another Sunday and another edition of my #WeekendCoffeeShare. It’s past 8PM here, so I’ve had all my coffee for today. Still, if you’d like a virtual cuppa, that’s fine with me. We also have two flavors of Crystal Clear soft drink, neither of which I like, in the fridge, as well as my favorite Dubbelfrisss: apple and peach. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m still a bit tired. Like I said on Friday, I was sick on Thursday with diarrhea, nausea and a low-grade fever. Thankfully, the fever was gone by Thursday evening and so far hasn’t returned (yes, I did get it checked). However, I’m still very tired. I wasn’t yesterday. It could be a delayed case of sleep deprivation, as Friday night I got only a few hours of sleep.

If we were having coffee, I would share that yesterday, we had another online meeting of the cerebral palsy charity’s chapter in my province. It wasn’t as eye-opening as the one we had in July, but it definitely was interesting. We discussed whether COVID-19 has a more severe impact on CP folk than on the general population – the consensus was that, unless you have co-occurring breathing issues, it doesn’t. Then we discussed fear of suffocating and the reasons for our CP. Some of the participants were oxygen-deprived at birth. Some were not (like me) and some had no idea. From there, we discussed whether it’s useful to have access to your birth-related medical information, since CP occurs before, during or shortly after birth. Overall, I loved connecting to other people. In October, the CP charity will organize some online activities in place of the CP day that would’ve taken place on October 31 if not for the coronavirus crisis.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I miss my husband. Like I said on Friday, he couldn’t take the risk of coming by. I really hope we’ll be able to see each other next week.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that there were quite a few new staff, student staff and people orienting at becoming staff at my home this past week. It was a little chaotic sometimes, because the staff need to explain a lot to these new people.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I had ice cream for dessert yesterday and today. There was hardly any custard and no flavored yoghurt, so I used that as an excuse. I could’ve eaten plain yoghurt of course, but didn’t. I loved the ice cream!

What’s been going on in your life?

21 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 6, 2020)

  1. I know whet you get together in your group, it is anecdotal, but I really hope people are properly counting things like this. We have heard all sorts like weight, ethnicity etc affects COVID morbidity, but I have not yet seen numbers to prove any links.

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      1. That’s wonderful! I don’t care for regular black tea. The only type of tea I really like is plain green tea (without lemon or other extras). Thanks so much for commenting.

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  2. Hi Astrid. I’m so sorry to hear that you were ill. That’s never fun, but it sounds like you had a good time with the folks in the CP meeting. I have a good friend who has it and it really upset her life when it surfaced. She’s fine and got things under control now, but she fell in some odd way out of her wheel chair in her special van and really hurt herself. We were so sad for her as she is such a loving personality and prefers focusing on the needs of others rather than her own.
    It’s really – really hot here today and the winds sent smoky air our way this morning after only a couple of hours of fresh air. So, we’re now locked down and running the air filtration fan around the clock.
    Stay safe and healthy. I hope to visit again next weekend.
    Blessings.

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  3. Sorry you’re not feeling quite at 100% and hoping some rest will do the trick. It’s nice that you have the online CP group to discuss issues with.
    Is there a particular reason for the increase in new staff members? I’m looking forward to starting at my new job this week and will be glad when training is over.
    Take care!

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. I think one of the reasons for the new staff, at least the students, is that the school year started, so interns are starting afresh. At least one staff will also be leaving at the end of this month, so that may be the reason they’re also recruiting new staff.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I am feeling much better indeed. Here’s some virtual caramel and pecan ice cream, or would you like vanilla or whipped cream flavored? Have a nice week.

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  4. Lovely to catch up and hope by now you’re starting to pick up and had a good night’s sleep. I imagine the staff changes and extra comings and goings could be disconcerting for some residents. Anything “ice cream” is fine by me !! Still working on my week’s catch up so you’ve done well to get yours up in time for this morning’s visit. Hope your week goes well, Linda xx

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  5. I am sorry to hear that you were ill last week. I hope that you are completely recovered now. they said when I picked my daughter up from school today that she’s been very tired all day. I sure hope that she’s not getting sick. When she is really tired it’s sometimes as ignorant that she isn’t 100%. Keeping my fingers crossed, I have an important week at work and I really hope she stays well. of course mostly for her own sake, but it would be very very good if I could go to work every day. When she isn’t feeling well I always stay home with her of course. I would never dream of asking someone else to stay with her. I wish you all the best for your new week. ❤

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