#WeekendCoffeeShare (April 24, 2021)

Hi everyone! After writing this afternoon’s quick post, I felt I really wanted to write another post today, so I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare on Saturday. I’m pretty sure I’ll have something else to share with you tomorrow. Either that or I can take the day off blogging for a change. Anyway, I just had my soft drink and chips for this evening, but there is no doubt still some left. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, first, as usual, I’d make smalltalk about the weather. It’s mostly been sunny and dry, but windy and quite chilly. How is yours?

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been struggling with foot pain when walking for a while now. I don’t know why, but it seems worse when I wear my AFO (ankle foot orthosis). The physical therapist – not my usual one, since she was off sick – came by yesterday. I can’t remember all that she said, but it came down to my having muscle tension in my feet or something. Massaging my foot before putting on the AFO may work. Other than that, she basically told me that the AFO takes some getting used to. I interpreted this to mean I just need to push through for a bit. That, I think, makes little sense, since I’ve had the AFO for at least a month, probably two, and was fine most of that time.

I was pretty frustrated and depressed when I could barely walk with the AFO on yesterday evening. I immediately catastrophized that I may as well get a wheelchair. Another possibility, and I know my staff don’t buy that one, is that I just need to lose weight. I do, but my staff don’t believe that’s causing my pain. Honestly, neither do I, as I’ve been a lot heavier in the past and then didn’t have issues with pain. My foot also does stand in a weird position when not forced into a 90-degree angle by my AFO. Well, I’m not wearing my AFO for now and we’ll see what will be next.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that on the walk without my AFO this evening, I heard a stork making that clattering sound storks do. We were near the neighborhood supermarket, so at first, my staff didn’t believe me and was convinced it was something else. Then she spotted a stork nest.

Stork

If we were having coffee, I would share that I’ve been reading a lot lately. Some of it involves me exploring the enneagram and other personality-related topics. I’ve also been reading a little on attachment styles and trauma. However, I’m also reading for enjoyment. I am currently reading the foster care memoir A Sister’s Shame by Maggie Hartley.

If we were having coffee, I’d also tell you that I’ve been writing a lot again. Of course, I’m still blogging everyday, but I’ve also picked up my journaling app, Day One, again, and am aiming to write at least a few sentences each day.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would share that I’m finally able to benefit fully from the YouVersion Bible App and Bible.com. I discovered the note-taking feature yesterday. Today, I finally downloaded the Common English Bible translation. This translation’s publishers require a valid E-mail address and I had initially signed up with my Apple ID and a hidden E-mail address. I thought it should be easy to add my actual E-mail address to the app, but not so. Turned out I also had an account, a different one, with my actual E-mail address. Thankfully, I was able to sort it out. I’m fully enjoying my Bible reading again.

What’s going on in your life?

16 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (April 24, 2021)

  1. Hi Astrid! I never did well with orthotics. I hope pushing through helps and your foot pain goes away. Its been very nice spring weather here (Pennsylvania USA), but we did have 2 days of wind and flurries. It was as if Mother Nature fell asleep on the job.

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    1. Thank you for commenting. I’m not wearing my AFO right now as I seriously can’t really push through. I’m glad your weather has been good. LOL about Mother Nature having fallen asleep.

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  2. I hope your foot pain issue is resolved. Spring has been nice over here. We had brief spring snow last Wednesday but it’s melted quickly after the sun came out. Thank you for your coffee share. Have a great weekend!

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  3. So sorry your foot, or the AFO, is giving you trouble. Even if you would have the pain consistently ever since you’ve started wearing it, I guess it would still be kind of concerning that your foot hasn’t gotten used to it yet, after over a month.
    I’m not sure what I think about enneagram, but exploring personality-related stuff in general is interesting. I still haven’t bought the Maggie Hartley book, will finally have to do that after writing this comment. 😀
    I’m so glad you’re enjoying reading the Bible. 🙂

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  4. How lovely to see the stork. We’ve had cranes introduced near us and they make quite a sight when they fly over. Hope you your foot stops hurting soon. #mmbc

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