#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 24, 2022)

Hi everyone on this rainy Saturday. How are you doing? Take a seat and have a drink, as I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare.

If we were having coffee, I would start out by sharing that last Monday was my and my husband’s eleventh wedding anniversary. We drove to Steenwijk, a town in the far north of my province, where we had lunch and went for a short walk. Then we drove to Blokzijl, a small town not far from there, where we had another walk around town and my husband took a photo of me with a large cannon.

Then we drove to Ikea in Zwolle, where my husband bought a few things, I looked for a new desk chair, and we had dinner. Unfortunately, they only serve the vegetarian version of the Swedish meatballs now, so I had chicken.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I got a new pasta machine from one of the staff – the staff who always gives us clients everything she finds at thrift stores. This one works electronically or so she told me. I didn’t tell the staff that any pasta machine is hand-operated by default and a motor is optional. This one does have a motor. I did E-mail another staff to ask her to bring her tool kit one more time to remove the fenders for me.

If we were having coffee, I would share that the dietitian showed up unexpectedly for an appointment yesterday. The reason was the fact that I’d lost quite a bit of weight and had been compulsively exercising a lot over the past few weeks. Although the compulsive exercising seems to have reduced this week, I did need a bit of a reverse kick in the behind. You see, I have a history of disordered eating, bordering on bulimia, and although my main means of compensating used to be purging, this could definitely become a thing with over-exercise too. I do need to monitor this closely.

If we were having coffee, I would use the rest of this post to update you about the prospective new care home. I didn’t write a coffee share post last week, so those visiting from there might not know this, but the client in whose place I could come at the home at the main institution, moved out this Thursday. I had my first orientation visit with the prospective new home last Wednesday, am getting another on Monday and, if then I want to move, moving date has been set for October 5.

My first orientation visit went quite well. The clients are quite verbally capable, although of course they do “live in their own world”, as the support coordinator phrased it. The apartment – separate living room, bedroom and private bathroom – is quite large, although I couldn’t fully grasp its size because the client who was moving out had a lot of furniture. My husband did ask whether I would have to clean the apartment myself, but I assume not. I asked though just to be sure.

I love the fact that there are a lot of sports and recreational facilities on grounds, although the staff aren’t yet able to say how we could fit those into my day activities.

A great positive of the possible new home is that they cook their own meals everyday. Yay for no more meal delivery service junk!

My husband is coming to have a look around the home on Monday too, so he may be able to ask his questions too. I am quite excited but still a bit nervous.

How have you been?

24 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (September 24, 2022)

    1. Thanks for your kind words. No, I haven’t been exploring the wider grounds and there likely won’t really be time for that o n Monday, as we’ll be visiting in the evening then.


    1. I agree. The meal delivery service food isn’t necessarily junk food in the traditional sense of the word, but it is microwaveable food and usually not as rich in veggies as is recommended. I mean, they say they increased the amount of veg from 150 to 200 grams as of September 1, but I’m not too sure they actually did.

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Yes, my first impression was very positive indeed. Of course, there are drawbacks everywhere, but I can probably overcome those. I’ll certainly keep posting about how things progress.


  1. How fun. I would love to have a Pasta Machine. It’s always healthier to make things from scratch.
    The new place sounds great. Maybe your Husband can share in some of the activities with you.
    I like the picture. That area with the cannon looks cool. You do look thin, though. Hopefully, some better food will help.
    Happy Anniversary again.

    Liked by 1 person

        1. Well, my BMI is still 28, which is technically overweight. I know BMI isn’t everything, but it’s still commonly used as the golden standard by doctors and dietitians here. My dietitian agrees I don’t need to lose weight, as that’s not my goal due to my eating disorder history. However, speaking purely from a BMI perspective, I’d still need to lose about 8kg.


    1. Thanks so much! I’m happy my husband will be able to look around the home too and ask his own questions if he has any. Yes, the home-cooked meals are a great positive.


  2. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I got a pasta maker too but it’s not electric. It’s one of those crank ones where I could make large sheets which I guess would be great for lasagna.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.