#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 16, 2021)

Hi all on this grey Saturday. Today I’m joining in with #WeekendCoffeeShare. I just had my afternoon coffee about half an hour ago. If you want a Senseo though, I can make one for you. Let’s have coffee and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, first I’d ask you how your weather is. Ours is pretty cold, but the newspaper said it isn’t even really freezing. I guess I don’t really like winter if I consider this cold. Snow is forecasted for tonight, but I doubt it’ll even create a dusting of white. That’s fine by me as I don’t like snow.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I guess I shouldn’t have said on Thursday that I am glad to live in a stable democracy. After all, the Dutch government collapsed on Friday. It’s totally justified though and no, it’s not about COVID. It’s about parents pretty much randomly being labeled as fraudulent childcare payment recipients and made to repay sometimes tens of thousands of euros that they didn’t have.

If we were having coffee, I would share that my father had his birthday yesterday. He considered the government collapse to be a welcome present, as he doesn’t support the rather conservative parties making up the government.

I phoned my father yesterday and he told me he’d also gotten some type of signal converter, so that he can read the status of his heating on his computer. I sent him a Kate Rusby CD, but it isn’t due to arrive until like the 25th.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I have been quite creative lately. I made a bath bomb on Thursday. I might take it with me into the bathtub later this evening.

My one-on-one staff also helped me bake cookies yesterday. Well, she did most of the prep, as the dough was too sticky for me to handle. That was a bit frustrating. The cookies were delicious though.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had a long phone call with my husband yesterday. I am not going to go to our house this week-end, but I loved to hear his voice instead.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d tell you that I’m hoping to get an AFO (ankle foot orthosis) for my left foot soon. The physical therapist already E-mailed the orthopedic equipment maker, but we haven’t heard back from him. Walking is still doable without the AFO, but when I go for long’ish (like twenty minute) walks, my foot drags. This is a little painful. It also causes my shoe to get damaged quite easily. In fact, even though the orthopedic shoemaker had already put some type of buffer thing on it, the shoe was almost beyond repair after three weeks. Anyway, I’m hoping the AFO gets here soon and will be helpful.

If not, my father mentioned that, back when I was little, the doctors had mentioned surgery to lengthen my calf muscle. That probably comes with its own risks though. Besides, as long as the pain and discomfort are manageable, I don’t think any doctor would want to operate on me just to save me buying a new pair of shoes every month.

What’s been going on in your life lately?

18 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 16, 2021)

      1. At first I just looked at national numbers but I went hunting for local numbers, Our public health agency (for England) splits England into about 7000 tiny areas, and provides data for each area. In reality, my area is this village and the next, 8,000 people. Actually, it is a very good service, but the numbers it is producing are very worrying.

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  1. Our cases have spiked also. People just will not take it seriously. Of course I live in a Republican cowboy state so it’s not likely that will change. I was happy that our Ms Chaney agreed to support the Impeachment, finally. Where this all ends is frightening.

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  2. I hadn’t heard about the Dutch government collapsing; I always feel like other countries are so much more tuned into our American government than we are to theirs. Our weather has been all over the place– rainy, snowy, cold, relatively warm… I honestly have no idea what to wear in the morning until I check my weather app.

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    1. Oh, it makes sense you hadn’t heard about our government. The United States is far bigger and more powerful than the Netherlands.

      I’m sorry your weather is all over the place. It’s been around 3°C here for a few weeks now. I do need to watch the weather app for rain or snow though.

      Thank you for commenting. Have a nice Sunday.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. Oh, I’m glad you love snow, as I assume where you are you get snow a lot. Thanks for the compliment on my bath bomb.

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