#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 19, 2021)

I am once again early at least for me with my #WeekendCoffeeShare post. It’s right between my dinner and my evening coffee now, but I can make you a Senseo coffee if you want it. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m still having a cold. It’s a lot better than it was last week, but I’m still sniffy. This morning, I had a bad cough, but that seems to be gone now.

I am so glad though that it’s not COVID. This afternoon, I was informed that another home within my care facility is in isolation due to a client having tested positive for COVID. This does worry me a bit, since that client must’ve contracted the virus after being fully vaccinated. The staff do try to reassure me though.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that, now that I’m feeling a lot better cold-wise, I picked up the walking habit again. I managed to reach my goal of 10K steps both yesterday and today.

I did fall on my knee today while walking. Thankfully, I just suffered a slight scrape to the skin.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that yesterday marked one year since the day center closed due to lockdown. A staff and one of my fellow clients made cheesecake to celebrate. Yummy!

A photo of me in front of the cheesecake

If we were having coffee, I would share about some changes to my care. First, I have a new assigned staff. She isn’t new to me or the home, just new to being my primary support worker. My former assigned staff is in college getting her nursing degree and was a bit too busy to have me in addition to two other clients to be assigned to. I really like my new assigned staff.

However, I was briefly triggered too. After all, my new assigned staff is really involved with my care and I worried she might get too attached and then have to step back. I thought this might’ve happened to my old assigned staff, but they both reassured me this isn’t the case.

Also, my one-on-one got extended with half an hour each day as of today. This might not seem much, but it prevents me having to deal with too many staff changes. After all, in the old situation, I’d have day activities till 4PM, then have to rely on the regular evening shift for half an hour before my one-on-one comes on. Now I’ll have that half an hour covered by one-on-one too. I’ll still have some time without one-on-one in the evenings and on week-ends in the afternoon, but that’s totally okay.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would share that my husband plans on visiting me briefly tomorrow. That is, if my cold isn’t too bad. We’re planning on going to a fast food chain drive-through.

How are you all doing?

30 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 19, 2021)

  1. How am I doing? Well, I live in a tourist town and folks escaping the cold come here for the winter. I rarely form close friendships because I know they will be leaving in a month or two. There was an exception. I grew close to one person and was hopeful our friendship would continue. However, because we cannot not visit in person, she has lost interest in maintaining our friendship. We are all on our own path and recognize in time, the void will be filled. All in all the coffee was great and thank you for inviting me to share my feelings.

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        1. Oh, I’m not sure I really can’t make myself smile, but never having had the vision to see facial expressions either in photos or in real life, I’m sure doesn’t help.

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  2. So sorry you have a cold. They are not pleasant. Glad to hear that you’re doing well otherwise. Changes can often be a bit confusing. I hope you had a wonderful dinner out with your hubby. Have a great week. Know that I’ll be praying for you.

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  3. Hi Astrid. I’ll bet when things change in your care team, that it can be stressful. These are people you have to trust and confide in, then to lose them to even necessary reorganizations, has to be stressful.

    It sounds like you are bearing it well though. I had a good week and wrote of some of the fun stuff I enjoyed from spring in our backyard. It’s larger than most American suburb homes have so fun things happen back there.

    By the way, it was nice of someone to take your photo and it was great that you added it to your coffee share. I think I saw a photo of you a couple of years ago, but this photo was much better.


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  4. Hi Astrid…nice to visit you. It is cold here in the PNW. We are going to visit our daughter and her family and meet a new grandbaby this week in Texas for a few days. I can’t wait. To see them and for some warm weather. I’m glad I found weekend coffee share. It’s been fun sharing and reading peoples posts.

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    1. I’m so glad you found #WeekendCoffeeShare too. Oh, I’m so sorry it’s cold out where you live. Glad you get to go to Texas soon and experience some change of weather.


  5. Hello Astrid! I hope you get better soon. That other person near you must be one of those 5% that gets Covid despite the vaccine? I would find that scary too.
    We’re doing good here, have enjoyed the first real spring days as well as St Patrick’s day with lovely festivities online.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. So glad you’re doing well. Yes, I understand the vaccine doesn’t protect people 100% of the time, but it’s still pretty scary.


  6. It does sound like you have a lot of support, and I am so happy that is the case for you! I am glad your one on one support was extended! That cheese cake must’ve been delicious! 😁

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