#WeekendCoffeeShare (February 4, 2023)

Hi everyone. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare today, even though I’ve long had my last cup of coffee for the day. No soft drinks or vitamin water for me today either. In fact, I actually now realize I forgot to ask my one-on-one staff for chips this evening, which we usually get on Saturdays. Oh well, the scale will thank me (I hope). Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, first I’d confess that I still write “2022” rather than “2023” as the title of my coffee share posts and other dated posts regularly. I don’t think I did this for so long during previous years, but “2022” comes out so easily. Oh well.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask about your weather. Ours has been mixed. Early in the week, we had some rain, but later, we’ve had nice winter weather. Daytime temperatures have usually been at about 8°C.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that, yesterday, I got in almost two hours of exercise according to my Apple Watch, most walking and a little dancing. “Dancing”, in my book, is usually just walking with some arm swaying to the tune of some upbeat music. I got in over 13K steps. Today, I got in nearly 11K steps too.

If we were having coffee, I would share that, like I said in my post on Wednesday, the home’s kitchen renovations are over with. On Thursday, the living room furniture got moved back to its proper place. I notice I was almost used to the temporary arrangement.

If we were having coffee, I would proudly announce that the theme for this month’s challenge in the Dutch polymer clay Facebook group is unicorns. It was chosen in part by me. I am looking forward to showing the blue unicorn that’s been waiting to be cured in the oven since Tuesday.

After all, like I said last week, someone from that group sent me some Hotfix rhinestones to try to decorate my clay sculptures with. When they arrived on Tuesday, I immediately tried them on the blue unicorn. I can’t wait to show her, the group and the world. Let’s hope the rhinestones won’t fall off.

If we were having coffee, lastly I would tell you that I had another nice visit from my mother-in-law on Tuesday. We went to Burger King to have lunch. Our food was lukewarm by the time it arrived, but that’s almost to be expected with burger chains these days. We also went to an arts and crafts store, but I decided not to buy anything, as I was rather overloaded already.

See, I did it: I created a coffee share post without complaining about my care home situation. It isn’t because it’s better. Well, today is a pretty good day for once. Let’s celebrate that and be thankful. But still all please pray I can get out of here.

12 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (February 4, 2023)

  1. I have written 2022 a few times over the past few weeks too. I am sure we’ll get the hang of it by the end of the year. hehehe
    Well done with all of those steps!
    It sounds like you are enjoying working with the clay and the making the unicorn. x

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    1. Thanks so very much! Honestly, I’ve not been claying as much as I’d have liked, because I ran out of hand soap and this means I can’t properly clean my hands between colors. For some stupid reason, my room is the only one in the entire home that doesn’t have a soap dispenser (or toilet paper holder) on the wall, and of course it took the staff four months to notice (I had no way of knowing the other rooms do have these things) and decide to take action. I’ve been loving walking though.


  2. Well done with the exercising! And go you doing a post without complaining about the care facility, but well, you have good reason to complain, and, I’m praying hard you’ll be able to get out of there soon!

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  3. Hi Astrid,
    I am praying for an improvement in your circumstances. That offers plenty of scope and I usually try not to put limitations on my prayers. Your clay modelling sounds great and I’d love to see some photos.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Thanks for the prayers. I do hope for an improvement in my circumstances too. I don’t usually try to limit my prayers either, because God may have a higher plan for me.


  4. Hi Astrid,
    I too struggled to stop writing the two digits of an expired year, mostly on things like checks or hand written letters, But these days, no so much. First, I rarely ever hand write either checks or letters anymore. On line tools for this have gotten so convenient that I now prefer them to hand writing. Partially because they automatically date and even time stamp my documents.
    Then, I stumbled on my own simple system for date-stamping something. As you might have noticed with each of my coffee shares, I include a date in each title so I know at a glance what date I wrote each one. It’s really simple and fast and, my industry began using an almost identical system for doing the same thing, Software versions used to use sequential numbers for versions, e.g. 4.3 -> 4.4 -> 5.1 -> 5.2 -> 5.3 etc.
    In practice smaller changes were captured by multiple numbers like: -> and so forth. This worked, but when a company started using lots of different software to do things like manage online orders, the array of numbers became mind-numbingly confusing.
    Now, many are using the same dating technique that I use. I wish I could claim that it was my idea catching on, but I think it was just so obvious that many have discovered and adopted it about the same time.
    I just use a simple template of YYMMDD.
    It stands for: year-year, month-month & day-day. Two digits for each.
    So I’m writing this on February 6, 2023.
    Thus today’s date can easily be written as 230206.
    If you ever need to sort things by date, this is the easiest way to accomplish it. Using it also forces me to toggle over to a new year each January 1.
    Whew – more words here than I intended to drop on you.
    Hope it wasn’t boring.
    Thanks for the visit.

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