#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 5, 2022)

Hi everyone on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare again today. Sorry I missed out on it last week. I just finished my afternoon coffee and I’m pretty sure there’s still some left, so let’s have a cup of coffee (or tea) and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, firstly I’d share with the #WeekendCoffeeShare community that I caught COVID after all. Thankfully, I’m out of quarantine as of last Tuesday. I’m still horribly exhausted and easily out of breath. Things are slowly improving though. I mean, today I had an easier time of it walking around the day center than I did on Thursday.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the weather here is truly beautiful. It’s cold. Okay, when will I stop saying that? Probably when it’s 25°C. Seriously though, in the morning, the temperature can easily get below zero. All that being said, it’s sunny and it doesn’t even feel as cold as it used to in the middle of winter when it was as cold as it is now.

If we were having coffee, I’d say that I’m looking forward to sitting on my balcony again. Unfortunately, the door won’t open. We discovered this yesterday when some men came to repair the blinds and they wanted to go see them from outside. The door to my balcony is locked, but the staff do have a key. It wouldn’t give way though. I’m hoping it can be repaired soon, because, while it is too cold to sit on my balcony right now, it won’t be for long.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that quarantine meant I haven’t been as crafty as I would’ve wanted to be, but I made up for it over this week. I haven’t finished most of the things I’ve created. However, I did finish one piece of polymer clay work and VoiceOver guessed correctly what it’s supposed to be: a sea shell.

Polymer Clay Shell

I used dolphin gray Fimo for the shell itself and colored it using chalk pastels in dark brown (if I remember correctly) for the hole and an orangey brown for the shell itself. I am so disappointed that my chalk pastel set doesn’t come with a list of what the colors are supposed to be called. I mean, I saw one on the site I purchased it from, but then I can’t pair the names with the actual colors.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d tell you that I’ll be getting a new one-on-one support staff soon. He’s been orienting a few times already. Because he’s a man, I felt kind of distrustful of him at first. That’s in part my prejudice talking. I’m hopeful it’s going to work out though.

How have you been?

17 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 5, 2022)

  1. I agree with you about the weather, Astrid. It’s cold here too, around zero in the early morning. Today it never got past 5 degrees despite a lovely sun. I haven’t been out because it didn’t seem pleasant. I guess the sun warms a bit though. But I really prefer to have up towards 10 C to enjoy being outside.
    I just read your comment on Trent’s blog that you’re blind. I don’t think I’ve realised that before (perhaps I haven’t read properly)! I’m very impressed that you’re doing clay crafts being blind. How do you do it?

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. Re the clay crafting, the main challenge for someone who’s just blind, I guess, would be the color combinations. I am told I have a pretty good concept of that for someone who’s unable to see colors now, but I rely on my memory from when I still had some useable vision. The other aspects of the craft can be done by touch mostly, but they’re harder for me because I also have a mild physical disability. That’s why I do get some help with my crafting.

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  2. Happy Saturday Astrid! The weather is beautiful here in the UK today, with plenty of sunshine. It’s still on the cold side though.
    I love your polymer shell how cute!
    Also, hope you get along fine with the new support staff, I’m sure all will be OK. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. 😊 #MMBC

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting and for the compliment on my polymer clay shell. I’m glad it’s sunny where you are too. Hope you’ll have a happy rest of your weekend too.

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  3. Nice that covid restrictions are starting to ease. Masks are officially not required now but many businesses have decided to keep requiring them to enter the store.
    We’ll see how long that lasts as I predict that some stores will want to be he first to chuck the mask requirement and invite anyone to come shop in their store in comfort.

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    1. I definitely feel you about COVID restrictions being lifted, I’m quite conflicted about them myself. Having just had COVID, I’m not worried about contracting it again within the next couple of weeks, but I do still worry I might somehow infect others (even though I’m told that after ten days you’re no longer contagious).

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  4. Astrid, I’m glad to hear you’re recovering after catching covid. Well done with your clay sea shell. I hope you continue feeling better. Thank you for linking up with #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  5. That’s good that you are out of quarantine. I hope you are feeling better soon.
    Our weather has had a bit of everything here, the sun hardly came out today but it was gloriously sunny yesterday. I hope you can get your balcony door fixed before the weather gets even nicer.
    The seashell looks great and good luck with your new one to one. x

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