#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 3, 2021)

Hi everyone. It’s the middle of the night and I’m thinking of actually making myself a coffee. I’m too scared though that the night staff will hear me. I do have a Senseo coffee maker in my room, but still it might make a noise. Instead of making a coffee, I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. This will be the last week of Alli’s hosting it. From next week on, Natalie will be taking over. I hope it will continue to be a success. Anyway, let’s have a virtual coffee and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that the holidays were pretty good, but I’m also so grateful they are over. I spent new year’s in Lobith with my husband. My oldest sister-in-law also came by for a few hours. It was good.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that, as you can tell, I’m really hyper right now. I tried to go to sleep at around 9:45PM, but soon decided I didn’t want to sleep yet. I texted my husband about the wax melts I’d bought for him and then went back to bed. Still no luck. Let me just say it’s now nearly half past three at night and I’m still wide awake.

I have mostly been reading other blogs. I have a lot of inspiration for new blog posts now. Hope my energy doesn’t dry up soon, so that I can actually write those blog posts.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you too about all the wax melts I bought. I used to have a Yankee Candle Scenterpiece wax melt burner, but I left it in Lobith because it’d be a bit of a hazard here. Not that it gets really hot or produces flames, but I still don’t want liquid wax all over my phone (it almost happened once when I still lived in our old home).

Anyway, now my husband apparently likes to burn wax melts, but he says I’m the scent expert. I am, a little, with respect to essential oils. I wouldn’t say I am a better judge of what are good wax melt scents or what my husband would like than he is though. Still, of course I’m honored.

I bought two Scenterpiece meltcups. These are €5.99 each, but the good thing is their cups can be reused for smaller wax melts. I got the sun-drenched apricot rose and the frosty gingerbread meltcups. The other ones I got are tarts, which are sold at €1.99 each. In total, shipping included, I spent about €27.

It feels good to be able to spend money again. Over the past few months, I’d hardly been spending money on fun things, because I’d worried about my long-term care copay. Like I said yesterday, it will likely increase by at least €70 a month, but my husband reassured me I can handle that.

That being said, it also feels very good to be able to find free stuff, like some books I got thanks to Bookbub. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been living a scroogey life at all.

What’s been going on with you?

Editing to add: I had just published this post when I realized it’s my 600th, woot woot! *Does a little happy dance.* Here’s to many more posts.

19 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 3, 2021)

  1. Hi Astrid.

    Your 600th ! Wow ! You make me feel like such an armature.

    If we were sneaking in a late night coffee, I’d likely tell you that I finally got my extended story of Ayem Notthymn done and posted, but it felt like it took forever to finish. About 3 weeks ago I began worrying that I might have tied myself into too convoluted a plot, but last week I was on vacation and of course, we can’t go anywhere so I wrote and edited and wrote more and edited more. Suddenly, it was done. It turned out to be longer than I hoped (hoped for under 40 minutes to read and got about an hour). If interested, you can check it out at: https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/ayem-notthymn-the-second-door/

    Thanks for stopping by for a visit. It’s always a pleasure hearing what’s going on on your side of the pond.

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting. Haha, you aren’t any less professional of a blogger than me. After all, though I’ve written 600 posts on this blog and have been on WP for nearly fourteen years altogether, I still don’t know much about blogging.

      I’m so glad you finished your story. Congrats!


  2. Oh, wax melties… I love them. I bought a vintage look lantern wax melter at Walmart last year. I really wanted the night light, but for the price, I got both. I’ve never been much of a potpurri, scent type person, but I’ve always loved candles. Hubby finally convinced me that the lantern would be a good solution as my memory issues mean that I often forget the candles are lit. This way, if I forget, it’s not going to burn the townhome down. We usually burn a light scent like clean linen, but I picked up a “Sage and Cedarwood” scent that was really nice for the holidays. I changed back to “clean linen” on New Years Day. Most of my blogging is for my writing/poetry…but, I’ve considered adding in my adventures in quilting/sewing this year. Hope to see you around! Many Blessings for the New Year.

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    1. Thank you so much. I’ve never burned a sage and cedarwood wax melt and personally don’t care for linen. I usually burn fruity or spicey scented wax melts. I’m so glad you got the wax melt burner rather than the candles. It’s indeed much safer.

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      1. We’re opposites in scents.. That’s okay. I don’t like fruit or pine… Especially pine. Although I will occasionally get an apple pie one.

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    1. Thank you. Wax melts have the same effect as scented candles, but there’s no flame required. Rather, you put them in an electric burner and then the wax melts and that releases the scent.


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