#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 27, 2020)

It’s pretty late in the evening already and I had a few gulps of wine. That isn’t a wise idea, as I normally literally never drink. It was one of my staff’s leaving party and the other staff dared me to drink to it. I only had one gulp of red wine and one gulp of white wine, but I was definitely feeling the effect. Call it placebo, I don’t care.

I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. The staff who is retiring took the remaining wine home with her, so we don’t have that now. We do have several types of soft drinks and a type of orange-peach juice. We also, of course, have coffee or tea. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that, thankfully, all clients who had cold symptoms last week, tested negative for coronavirus and are on the mend now. I am still a bit sniffy but other than that feel fine.

If we were having coffee, I would share that now, unfortunately, my husband is sick. For this reason, I couldn’t see him over this week-end again. I hope he’s better by next week, both for his sake and mine.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I made an experimental soap yesterday. I made it with real coffee grounds and espresso fragrance oil. I was planning on making a soap for the staff who’s retiring, but didn’t have time to make one for myself to try out first. Here’s hoping the staff will like it.

If we were having coffee, I would then go on and on about my new essential oil diffuser and my new oils to go in it. I had a blend I made myself in it yesterday, which I call lime love. It uses lime, lavender and ylang ylang essential oils.

If we were having coffee, I would also share how happy I am with the weighted blanket I’m allowed to try out for two weeks. Last night, I didn’t sleep well due to once again hyperfocusing on a project – my umpteenth attempt at blogging in Dutch. However, I did feel more rested than usual when I woke up.

Lastly, if we were having coffee, I wouldn’t have coffee at all, as I’m wanting to go to bed soon. I love lying in bed with my essential oil diffuser on with a relaxing blend in it, some soothing music in the background and my weighted blanket over me.

What’s been going on in your life lately?

16 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 27, 2020)

  1. Wow! You are really good at this soap making! It’s something I’ve always wanted to have a go at, I think I will have to give it a try, you’ve inspired me.
    Nice to hear that you are enjoying your weighted blanket. It sounds super cosy. I also hope your husband feels better and that you can see each other again soon.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment the other day too! I hope you have a wonderful week. x

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  2. I think it doesn’t necessarily have to be placebo with the wine. I used to drink casually with my Mum in the evenings quite regularly, but then stopped it as both my Mum felt like she should at least limit this habit, and I felt like it wasn’t making me much good, making my migraines worse and increasing my anxiety or making me feel nauseous for a long time, and now I hardly ever drink. But when I do, even a little bit, it doesn’t take much at all for me to feel quite woozy and jelly-legged.
    Sorry to hear about your husband being sick, that’s a bummer you haven’t been able to see each other for a while now due to all these sicknesses.
    Wow, that sounds just so cool and interesting how much fun you’re having with the soap making and essential oils!

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    1. Thanks a lot for your comment. Yes, it’s a bummer my husband is sick now. That is, he might feel better now but I won’t see him till the week-end at least.

      Yes, I’m loving making new soaps and such.

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  3. Hi Astrid, such great news that your peers there all tested negative for covid, but such a bummer that your husband is ill. I hope he recovers quickly.

    You mentioned a weighted blanket. I think I may have heard of these before as I’m one of those who likes to sleep beneath a heavy pile of blankets when the air is cool enough to allow it. Makes me wonder how they do it, but I love the very idea of it. Most new blankets you might buy is made of very light weight synthetics and just don’t feel like REAL blankets.

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    1. Hi Gary, thanks for commenting. Weighted blankets are filled with little bags of sand or another heavy substance. The one I’m trying out is filled with something called granulate, which allows for easier breathing than sand. I really love it.

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  4. I’m loving your soap making endeavors and glad you got in some partying for the retiring staff.
    I want to try a weighted blanket, I’ve heard so many good things. I got one for my middle son’s recent birthday and he really likes it. For now, I have my cat to lay on top of me…
    Glad everyone’s COVID tests came back negative and hope your husband’s healed up soon.

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    1. Thanks so very much!

      Honestly, as much as I love my and my husband’s cat, I think a weighted blanket is much better to lie under.

      Thanks for the well wishes for my husband. He’s better now.


    1. Agree, the weighted blanket really helps, as does diffusing lavender. I make blends with other oils though, as I don’t like the scent of just lavender.


    1. My weighted blanket is definitely awesome! I hope you can get one someday somehow. Here in the Netherlands, they sometimes go on sale on auction/bargain sites.


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