#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 11, 2022)

Hi everyone. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare again today. Grab a cup of coffee, herbal tea or I could even make you strawberry infused water, since I bought some strawberries at the supermarket yesterday and I still have a water bottle with a fruit infusion thingy that I got for my birthday two years ago and hardly even ever use. I guess I’m going to make some for myself now, so be right back. Anyway, let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, first I’d ask about your weather. Ours has been mixed this past week. Early in the week, it was quite chilly and rainy, but today we’re having sunny weather and daytime temperatures of up to 22°C. It’s a little windy, but still lovely!

If we were having coffee, I would share that the orthopedic shoemaker came by on Tuesday to do the final tweaking to my right semi-orthopedic shoe. It’s now fine or so it seems, but the left one, the one with the ankle-foot orthosis in it, is now giving me issues again. I don’t get blisters, but it does feel as though I’m getting slight pressure where the edge of the AFO touches my foot. To be honest, I am currently undecided as to which shoes I like better: my regular shoes or the semi-orthopedic shoes with the AFO. Neither is giving me the comfort I’d like and I’ve more or less lost my walking mojo altogether.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been experimenting with methods of trying to make the perfect polymer clay earrings all week. I haven’t found the perfect method yet, but today’s would-be earrings are at least better than Thursday’s, which were so curved that I threw them in the trash.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that I’ve been making plans for my birthday with my parents, husband and mother-in-law. I initially invited my parents to the care facility, but, after talking it over with my husband, decided it’s better to invite them to Lobith. They will be there on the 25th (my birthday is on the 27th). My husband suggested we eat at a Cuban restaurant called “De Revolutie” (“The Revolution”). I love Latin American food, so that’s awesome. Besides, my parents are quite outspoken leftists, so I bet they can appreciate it.

Then the next day we’ll pay a visit to my mother-in-law (my father-in-law will be on vacation then). I haven’t yet decided whether to do anything special on the 27th itself. I actually have a nurse practitioner’s appt on that day and, since my appt this week got canceled too, I really don’t want to cancel. My staff suggested going out for lunch afterwards, so that’s an idea.

How have you been?

14 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (June 11, 2022)

    1. Thank you so much. Making earrings is definitely fun. My birthday isn’t till the 27th though and our dinner at De Revolutie will be on the 25th, so it’ll probably be my early July coffee share when I can post all about that.

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  1. Your birthday plans sound absolutely wonderful! I hope it all comes together to envelope you in a love-filled experience in celebration of you!

    I do hope you get your shoe situation sorted. Foot pain/discomfort has a distinct way of affecting, literally, how we walk through the day. I’m very particular about how my shoes fit and never wear anything that doesn’t feel nice… tennies and boots are my favorites, no “fancy” shoes for me 😉

    Hope you have a great week ahead!

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  2. That strawberry infused water sounds so refreshing.
    We have had a mixed week too. Rain, sun, wind and more sun. More nice weather than bad though.
    That is a shame that your shoes are still not comfortable, no wonder you’ve lost your walking mojo.
    It sounds like you have some good plans for your birthday. x

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I am so happy your weather’s been more good than bad. I didn’t end up getting the strawberry infused water after all, but it’s a truly refreshing drink indeed. As for the shoes, I joke that by 2034, which, according to a book by that title, will be the start of WWIII, my shoes will be fixed.


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