#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 28, 2023)

Hi everyone on this last Saturday of January. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare today. It’s 9PM here, so I already had my last cup of coffee for the day about two hours ago. I also tasted a new drink I think I like: vitamin water. I am not under the impression that there’s all that many vitamins in it, but who cares? Anyway, let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, I’d start out by asking about your weather. Ours has been cold, with daytime temperatures barely above freezing point. It’s not been raining or snowing though and today in fact it was quite sunny.

If we were having coffee, I would ask how you all are doing. I’m still struggling in my care home. Last week (or the week before, I can’t remember), I hit another low point and my mother-in-law sent an E-mail to the behavior specialist telling her I basically don’t want to stay here. The behavior specialist was going to try to schedule a meeting between me, my mother-in-law, her, my assigned staff and the support coordinator, but I haven’t heard anything so far.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve finally been working with polymer clay again. It’s been a while. On Wednesday, I created a bull’s eye cane. That was too frustrating for me and I nearly gave up on polymer clay altogether because of it. Thankfully, in the Dutch polymer clay group as well as an unrelated FB support group, people encouraged me to continue with what I can do well, which is sculpting. This helped me to get moving and create yet another unicorn. Oh well, it’s the same style as all my other unicorns, but I intend to decorate it with Hotfix rhinestones.

I originally intended to go to a store for Hotfix products near here with my mother-in-law on Tuesday. Then someone from the Dutch polymer clay Facebook group offered to send me some samples to try. That’s so kind of her!

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that I haven’t had a healthy dinner all week. The reason is the fact that the care home’s kitchen is being renovated and so we can’t use it at all. The only day I had the option of a healthy dinner was today, but I can’t stand soup and certainly not pea soup. For clarity’s sake, there is a kitchen the staff can use at the day center, but all week except today they for whatever reason chose easy-to-whip-up but unhealthy alternatives such as pizza delivery, microwave pancakes or bread with Russian salad.

How have you been?

13 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (January 28, 2023)

    1. I agree. Thankfully, today for once we got a healthy meal. I also found out we’ll be getting meal delivery service meals soon, so the staff no longer need to cook. These aren’t super healthy either, of course, as they’re basically microwave meals, but at least they have close to the recommended daily amount of veg in them.

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    1. My last home was perfect compared to this one. The only reason I really wanted to transfer, was the fact that I wanted to be on institution grounds (which I am now), so that I’d feel more sheltered. Then, while I had the chance to voice all my wishes, I pointed out that I’d like to be able to have a chat to my fellow residents (only two of my fellow residents at my old home could speak in brief sentences). This is now used against me, because it never was a priority but is what got me moved here rather than to one of the more care-focused homes on institution grounds. Although I do have an inkling that due to my challenging behavior (which has gotten far worse since moving here but was there when I lived at my old home too), the powers-that-be thought a behavior support home like this one would be more fitting for me. I used to think so too, thinking behavior support staff know how to help clients prevent crises rather than just play cop all the time.

      As for going back, I’d love to. Unfortunately my room as well as the other vacant room in that home at the time of my leaving, has since been filled up.


    1. Thank you. I definitely hope so too, but right now, things aren’t looking too positive. It appears as though the staff are still hoping for me to magically adjust here or something.

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  1. It’s been cold here too, today is sunny but last week was pretty dull and grey.
    It’s a shame that it takes your mother in law to email to tell the specialist that you are struggling, surely your care staff should notice and do something without being told. Sending love and hugs. I hope you get something nice and healthy to eat soon. x

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. The staff do notice I’m struggling, but they put it down to what they assume to be my negative attitude in general. Granted, I do tend to be slightly pessimistic, but it’s not like I always found reason to complain like this.


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