#WeekendCoffeeShare (May 7, 2022)

Hi everyone on this Saturday evening. It’s rather late for coffee in my corner of the world, but I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare anyway. I don’t know whether we still have soft drinks in the fridge, as I don’t really care for them. My dietitian said that, if I don’t rate a treat at least an eight out of ten on how much I love it, I really should question whether it’s worth taking in the calories for it. Since soft drinks, including diet Dubbelfrisss, are extras, and I don’t rate them an eight out of ten at all, I’d much prefer water. That being said, if you’d like a soft drink, you’re more than welcome to go over to the staff or look in the fridge yourself. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask about your weather. Ours is good. We’ve had lots of sunshine, warm temperatures and almost no rain. In fact, I found myself pretty happy that we got a tiny bit of a drizzle this morning. Nature needs it (but then again it needs far more).

If we were having coffee, I’d share that this week started out rather rough, but has improved significantly as it progressed. I had some good meetings this week and we set out on the path of finding me a more suitable care home. For this purpose, the behavior specialist gave me some open-ended questions to think about for a “care home profile”. The answers I, my staff and the behavior specialist come up with will then be sent out to the care consultants within my care agency to hopefully find me a more suitable home.

If we were having coffee, I’d proudly tell you that I did quite a bit of walking this past week. I was finally able to go for a few 30-minute walks. They were exhausting, but I did it and I didn’t even use the elevator to go back up to the care home after the walks. Here’s hoping my physical fitness level is finally returning to some semblance of normal after the winter of me sitting on my ass and contracting COVID to top it off.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that, on Thursday, my one-on-one staff asked me whether I’d like to go to her home in the countryside to see her goats and their lambs. I loved it! Here are some pictures of me with the goats.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that, early this evening, I was startled because all doors in the entire home suddenly slammed shut. This normally happens when the smoke alarm goes off, but there was no smoke nor was there a smoke alarm going off. As it turned out, there was some power outage somewhere within the system. They’re currently working on solving it.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I bought Cernit translucent polymer clay and am totally in love with a lot of tutorials that use it. I also looked up tutorials on how to use micas on polymer clay, since I still have some left from my soaping days. I can’t wait to start actually crafting again.

That being said, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve been struggling with wanting to do more than I can handle emotionally or physically lately. I’ve also been struggling with the staff overestimating my capabilities. It’s all rather frustrating when I want to be independent and productive but can really not cope.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would however say that I still find escapism in reading, listening to music, blogging and watching YouTube videos even if I don’t get to actually make the things I see.

How have you been?

20 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (May 7, 2022)

  1. Those are sweet pics! I am having tea with milk. I’ve been trying to avoid adding sugar to my tea lately, since I prefer to save my sugar for cookies and other treats. It’s been working only because I’m too lazy to open the new bag of sugar! Nice share, Astrid 🙂

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I do feel you about the sugar, but really, if tea with added sugar isn’t a lot more enjoyable than tea without it, I’d definitely save the sugar for cookies and other treats. That’s what I do with the Dubbelfrisss, which, though it is the diet variety, does contain some sugar. My dietitian said I could have a glass of it a day, since it contains only 35 calories, but that’s the same as one small cookie or two to three pieces of licorice, which I much prefer. Of course, the Dubbelfrisss does have the benefit of it containing water, but then I could just add another glass of water.

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    1. Thank you so much. Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the goats. I also enjoyed being able to walk more. The nicer weather certainly helps. Hope your week is off to a great start.


  2. Hi Astrid. Thank you for joining me for coffee and for sharing those very cute photos of the goats. I have support workers too and trying to nut everything out is difficult. Wanting to extend myself in theory but not always in practice. However, it’s good to be stretched.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Thanks so much for your supportive comment. Yes, sometimes it is good to be stretched, but sometimes it is mentally and physically overloading, which isn’t good. It’s a balancing act.

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  3. Hi Astrid.
    I’ve been among the missing lately and was pleased to hear your good news – now that I’m back home and trying to catch up. A new care facility sounds exciting but likely also causes some concern so I hope this proves to be a great change.
    Wow – you miss one weekend with this group and look at all that happens. . .
    Good to catch up!

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