#WeekendCoffeeShare (April 2, 2022)

Hi everyone on this cold Saturday evening. I am joining #WeekendCoffeeShare today. I’m afraid I just have water or maybe the staff has put some soft drinks in the fridge by now. My favorite soft drink, Dubbelfrisss, wasn’t cold when I had my evening drink about an hour ago. Anyway, let’s have a chat.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I finally have been crafting again today after a week of just watching crafty videos and doing nothing creative at all. That is, I’ve been blogging, which counts too, of course, but I haven’t touched my polymer clay or jewelry-making supplies or macrame cords or anything.

Today, I finally did a couple of pieces for the mobile for the baby my sister is expecting. I also finished the polymer clay hedgehog I’d started on about a month ago. At first, I was disappointed, because I’d used up all of a particular color for its body and now it was nowhere to be found, so I couldn’t do the ears in the same color. Turns out real hedgehogs also have slightly differently colored ears than their bodies. Besides, I never really meant to be doing a fully realistic sculpture anyway (I can’t).

If we were having coffee, I’d share that the rest of the week was quite meh. I’ve been having tons of plans in my head, but no ability to actually put them into action. Today, I also experienced a ton of flashbacks and internal chaos. Seriously, the discrepancy between my intellectual ability and my emotional immaturity is really getting at me. I find that I can intellectually think of a lot of things that emotionally I cannot handle at all. I’m not sure if this makes sense.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I may want to research an autism support method by Colette de Bruin. My assigned home support staff pointed it out to me and said she’s pretty much using the method on me already, but I may benefit from learning about it myself.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I am very happy with the latest iOS update. I finally was able to do some reading again on my iPhone yesterday, since the update fixed a bug that caused my Braille display to become pretty unresponsive. I usually read with just my Braille display, as I don’t like VoiceOver’s synthetic speech for that.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d tell you that I have a quiet weekend, because my husband isn’t coming over and I have no other plans. Next week though is going to be busy, especially the weekend. I am going to the nationwide cerebral palsy day with my mother-in-law. I will be attending a workshop on aging with CP in the morning, which I am really looking forward to. In the afternoon, I’ll be attending a yoga class. I may not be able to write a coffee share post then, especially since I’m also supposed to stay up-to-date with the #AtoZChallenge. I’ll be certain to write about it though.

How have you been?

19 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (April 2, 2022)

  1. Lovely coffee share. I hope you’ll share a photo of the hedgehog-they are adorable!

    I really responded to the line “the discrepancy between my intellectual ability and my emotional immaturity is really getting at me.” That’s a profoundly insightful statement, one I can relate to in some degree. Wishing you a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you so much for your validating comment. I’m so glad that line about my emotional immaturity vs. my intellectual ability resonated with you. That makes me feel less alone. I’ll definitely post a picture of the hedgehog once I take one. Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, the iOS update was very welcome. There had been several updates before that I’d hoped fixed the bug but didn’t, so this was a relief. Hope you’ll have a good week ahead too.


  2. I’m so glad to read that you’re finding your creative groove again! Creativity is essential to my well-being and does wonders for my mental health. I am glad you found an alternative color to finish up your hedgehog and look forward to seeing a photo of it when you take one. I’m heading to the craft store for some more yarn tomorrow and am so hopeful they have the correct colors. Fingers crossed! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. Thank you so much for commenting. I am so happy indeed to be crafting again. As for the colors, with polymer clay, you can also mix them. I just yesterday semi-impulsively bought a collection of sixty color recipes and can’t wait to use them once I have a precision kitchen scale, which should arrive tomorrow. Good luck to you at the craft store.

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  3. Hi Astrid,
    I was really intrigued by your comment, “I can intellectually think of a lot of things that emotionally I cannot handle at all.” I think this alone is a very emotionally mature thought that itself suggests that you may have more than you give yourself credit for. But it remains a powerful insight and likely puts skin and muscle on the skeleton of frustrations you cope with. I would think this would help but won’t presume to understand this detail of your world. In your place, I’d be planning to explore this further hoping to find more insights and areas where growth is likely.
    Excellent Astrid – just plain excellent.

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I understand what you say and yet, in a way, it feels as though you’re saying that I should somehow be able to solve my emotional issues because I have so much insight. I know this isn’t what you’re saying, but well, I’m not sure. I’ll definitely give your comment some more thought.


      1. Hi Astid – you are correct. I wasn’t saying you should be able to solve all this – but for me – having a framework of how my mind works helps me make sense of my own struggles thus helps keep me same. I was just hoping the same would be true for you. Not understanding what might be going on inside of us can be one of the scariest things I can think of.
        All the best my friend.

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        1. Thank you for getting back to me. I understand more clearly now. In a sense though, because I at least on some level understand what’s going on in my mind, I find that both I myself and others put pressure on me to be able to solve my issues too. I was projecting that on you, for which I apologize.


  4. When I was pregnant I was on a crafting kick. But then again it was the beginning of the pandemic I wanted to do something crafty. One of them I considered was making a mobile with felted animals. I made the felted animals but never hung them on a mobile. That’s okay anyways, they’re now repurposed as Christmas ornaments :-).

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    1. Oh, that’s cool, thanks for sharing! The pieces that should go on the mobile for the baby, are mostly very baby-themed, so I don’t think I can repurpose them.


    1. No, Braille displays aren’t very hard to use (assuming you know Braille, that is). I honestly prefer them over the synthetic speech Voice Dream Reader provides.


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