#WeekendCoffeeShare (May 8, 2021)

Hi and welcome to my #WeekendCoffeeShare post for this week. Grab a cup of coffee, be it Senseo or traditionally-made, a glass of your favorite soft drink or a glass of water and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that the weather here is still all over the place and mostly not in a good way. It’s mostly rather chilly for the time of year and has been raining everyday for the past week. Tomorrow, the temperature’s supposed to rise to a whopping 25°C, but we’re still supposed to get rain and of course thunderstorms. Not fun!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that, despite the weather, I still managed to get in an average of about 8000 steps each day. I’m still experiencing foot pain when wearing my AFO for longer than say fifteen minutes at a time, but it’s okay if I don’t go for long walks.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I am so happy that my Braille display got fixed. Like I said yesterday, it was quite the ordeal.

If we were having coffee, I’d also share that the construction crew finally came by my and my husband’s house in Lobith to get us a new front door and backdoor. They still need to fix one window, which has a crack in it. Thankfully, they weren’t as stubborn as the Braille display company, so my husband won’t have to pay for the broken window.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the talk I had with my facility’s behavior specialist on Thursday. I was able to express my continuing feelings of not belonging in my current care home. This, for clarity’s sake, has nothing to do with the care home itself or the way the staff treat me, which is great. I am pretty sure it’s my search for some ideal that really doesn’t exist. After all, wherever I go, I always take my insecure self with me.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about the online cerebral palsy (CP) meeting I had this morning. It was a regional meeting, because in the future CP Netherlands hopes to organize them in real life. It was quite an interesting meeting. Having recently become more and more aware of my CP, I was able to feel validated by people’s experiences of the long-term effects of this disability.

I also signed up for an online workshop on aging with CP that’s being held next month. I am still considering whether to sign up for the workshop on development of people with CP from birth to age 35, as it sounds interesting despite the fact that I’m nearly 35 myself.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that my husband and I are planning on having lunch tomorrow. As usual, we’re going to get a takeout lunch at Subway.

How have you been?

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (May 8, 2021)

  1. This week went by very fast for me. Work continues to be busy which I like. The unions at the university I work at had a labor rally on Wednesday in the rain. It was Well attended both in vehicles, and persons. I helped out by passing out flyers and flags and masks. Unfortunately I couldn’t march because my ankle was swelling up.

    I had my infusion that same day of the rally. I had no other doctor appointments except my therapist..

    The weather here seems to be mirroring yours. Its been cloudy, rainy, windy and some sunshine.. the Temperatures have been in the 60’s mostly with one or two day in the 70s. It looks like next week will be the same way.

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  2. Glad to hear your Braille display got fixed and you’ve got new doors for your house. I hope your weekend is going well and you have a great week next week. Thank you for joining #WeekendCoffeeShare.

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  3. I wish I could box up some of our hot weather and send it your way. I’m not much good for anything when it gets too hot.

    Astrid, I think I know some of what you mean by not feeling you belong because of your own insecurities. I did that to myself for years and it made me miserable. I managed to find a way to be more comfortable with myself, mostly I needed new friends in those days, but I was also a dumb teenager so go figure.
    I hope you find that place inside you where you are comfortable and allow yourself to be happy with where you live. I bet it would make several things easier.

    On the other hand, I’m really wondering what the story is with your shoes. It does not sound okay that your feet hurt so much so often. I hope you find a solution to this too.


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    1. Thank you so much for your supportive words. I am glad you found a way through those insecurities you experienced when you were younger. I am confident so will I eventually. As for my shoes, I am waiting on semi-orthopedic shoes, so those might solve the problem. Oh and thanks for sending some hot weather my way. 😉


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