#WeekendCoffeeShare (November 21, 2021)

Hi everyone. Today is a rather mixed Sunday weather-wise. We had sunshine almost all morning and early afternoon, but now we’re having clouds and rain. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare today. I just had a late afternoon coffee (I normally have them at around 2:15PM and it’s almost 3:30 now). I am likely to skip my soft drink, which I normally have at around 3:30, and have some water again when my one-on-one comes on at four o’clock. If you’d like a drink, you’re welcome to grab a soft drink or water or get a Senseo in the kitchen. Let’s catch up.

I already shared on Friday that this week was a rather meh one. So, if we were having coffee, I’d try to focus on other things. I’d share that I’ve been trying to pick up the polymer clay craft again. Yesterday, I finished three labels with “Bedankt” (Dutch for “Thanks”) on them for the three staff who are leaving soon. I still need to cure them in the oven and add glitter glue for decoration. I’m probably going to do that this evening.

I will still need to make real presents for each of the three staff, because I don’t think just a simple label, even if it’s hand-made, is enough. One of the staff is leaving at the end of this month. The other two aren’t leaving till the end of December, so I still have time for those.

If we were having coffee, I would share that I’ve been oohing and aahing at some polymer clay supplies I want to get for Christmas or St. Nicholas (December 5). You need to actually pay for your own St. Nicholas presents, but I agreed with my assigned staff that she could spend around €15 on them and I’d send her a wishlist which she could pick something from, so that I’d still feel a sense of surprise. We do get a small Christmas hamper from the day center, so I told my day activities staff she might talk to my assigned home staff about ordering from the same company as to save on shipping. Some things on my wishlist include cutters, pushmolds and texture sheets.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I bought a new essential oil diffuser. I couldn’t seem to clean the other one properly anymore, so all scents were starting to smell the same. I made a note in my Reminders app to clean this one each month, but with how often I’m currently using it, I’ll probably make that every other week. The new one has a remote and two mist settings for normal and strong mist.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that my husband came by to take me out to lunch this afternoon. We’d talked about going to a particular snack and dine place we’d been to two years ago and I’d looked forward to it all week. It was really good back then. Now, not really. The burger we ordered was okay’ish. Not very bad, but not good either. In addition, we had to wait forever to place our order and the staffer really was quite curt. This time, we were asked for our CoronaCheck code, but not our ID, as is required. Oh well.

How have you been?

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (November 21, 2021)

  1. Hi Astrid.

    I too am not really feeling the holiday season yet, maybe this week. Our family is scattered this year and depending on the weather, we may not see many of them. The past few weeks have been meh for me too but I’m hoping for an improvement this week.

    I did finally get my big new story posted and just that felt like an accomplishment I can be proud of.

    I hope your year end holidays are wonderful.
    Blessings.

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    1. Hi Gary, thanks for commenting. I’m so sorry your week was kind of meh too, but so proud of you for your story accomplishment! We may be entering another lockdown come December and I rarely see my own family as it is anyway, so I’m just hoping to see my husband and maybe his family over the holidays. Hope you’ll have a better week this week.

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  2. We had much of the same weather yesterday. It’s really cold here today.
    How lovely to make some staff members some leaving gifts. Hand made is always better than shop bought.
    Such a shame the burger place wasn’t so good. x

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I always try to make staff leaving presents, it’s part of my good-bye ritual. Unfortunately the melt and pour soap I made for one of them today got distorted when I unmoded it. Well, I still have time to make another one.

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