#WeekendCoffeeShare (July 24, 2021)

Hi everyone on this late Saturday evening. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare even though it’s rather late for coffee here at nearly 9PM. Besides, I had green tea this evening. I can of course still make you a Senseo, although with the amount of coffee stains in and on my coffee maker I wouldn’t recommend it. So I guess a glass of water or a soft drink should suffice. I hope that’s alright. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, firstly I’d share that I’m so grateful the weather has been much milder over the past week than it was the week before. Of course, we here in Raalte weren’t personally affected by the floods either and damage control down in Limburg is still ongoing. However, the weather here has been truly beautiful.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that, thanks to the weather as well as my feet cooperating, I have been able to get in a lot of walking lately. I got in over 11K steps each day of the week so far.

I am still not sure I’ll sign up for Steptember, the annual fundraiser for the cerebral palsy charity this coming September. The aim is to raise funds while aiming for 10K steps each day, regardless of whether this is done while walking, wheeling, biking, etc. Last year, I did participate, but I didn’t really like the pressure I put onto myself by signing up.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been really crafty over the past week. I have been making some new bracelets. One of them, I sent to my mother. She received it in the post today and was happy with it.

I also picked up trying to do latch hooking again. This is a yarn craft for making rugs etc. I learned this at the blindness rehabilitation center back in 2005 and tried to pick it up again briefly in the psych hospital, but was too easily frustrated for it back then. So far, I am not 100% sure I understand the technique again yet, but I’m confident that ultimately I’ll learn.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I’m truly grateful for all the comments on my blog over the past few days. It makes me feel so happy to see that others read and appreciate my writing.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would announce that tomorrow is my third blogiversary! That is, it’s the third anniversary of my having (re)started this blog. I say “re” because I used this domain (or the WordPress.com subdomain at least) back in 2011 too. I have been on WordPress for over fourteen years and have had an online diary ever since 2002. I still keep learning and growing everyday. I am so, so grateful that, contrary to what some “influencers” say, blogging isn’t dead at all. I hope it never dies.

How have you been?

22 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (July 24, 2021)

  1. I tried latch hooking back years ago.  I probably have my tiger rug half done laying around somewhere in storage.  I used to do many different crafts.  You are amazing to do this!👍🏻

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    1. Thank you. I too tried many crafts over the years and am now returning to some now that I have some help. I think honestly the only one I’ll never return to, is card making.

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  2. Wow, 11k steps a day is so impressive. But I agree that when we sign in with a commitment to do something daily, it does puts pressure on us. Love the bracelet. I’ve never done hooking but the results are so pretty.

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  3. Congratulations on your blogversary! It is certainly a milestone to celebrate!

    Love the craftiness – and that you have people in mind to gift them to. So nice to have appreciative recipients!

    And well done, you, on getting 11K steps each day this week! That’s a lot of steps!

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    1. I’m so happy your weather is milder too. Today we did have thunderstorms, which I’m scared of.

      Thanks for the compliment on my bracelet. I really hope you’ll make some time for crocheting. I can do some basic stitches, but don’t really have the patience for it at this point.


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