#WeekendCoffeeShare (February 11, 2023)

Hi everyone. I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare today. As usual, I already had my last cup of coffee for the day, although I’m earlier writing my post than I was last week. I do have Dubbelfrisss, a slightly carbonated drink. The staff probably also have various kinds of soda. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, firstly I’d ask how your weather has been. Ours has been mostly sunny and not too cold. Today, the daytime temperature even climbed into the double digits and I wore my slightly less thick coat. Is there a word for that in English? In Dutch we call it a “tussenjas”, which literally translates to “in-between coat”.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I’ve been doing lots of walking over the past week. I loved it! I probably didn’t manage as many steps this week as I did last week, but that’s okay.

On one of my walks across institution grounds today, the staff spotted butterflies and flowers painted on the path. I couldn’t resist the urge to take pictures.

If we were having coffee, I would also tell you that I took a trip to the next town to go to Action, a discount store. I originally intended on just buying T-shirts, but ended up buying a lot more, as usual when I visit that store.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my staff have been doing my hair several times this week. Today, my staff did a ponytail. On Thursday, the staff created two braids. I loved that look so much that I asked her to take a picture of me.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I’ve been obsessing over creating my own breakfasts. I’ve been looking into making overnight oats and smoothie bowls. This afternoon, when I told the staff about the idea, we tossed around ideas and finally decided to create a basic smoothie that evening. It just had non-fat vanilla custard, milk and banana in it, but it was delicious.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d announce that my support coordinator invited my mother-in-law and assigned staff to a meeting this coming Tuesday. I have no idea whether I’ve been invited too or what the goal for the meeting should be if I haven’t. I’m still pretty distrustful of this support coordinator and still feel this home isn’t suitable for me, even though the last couple of days have been okay. The reason that I still feel this home isn’t suitable is because it seems to be sheer luck when a day goes okay. I still wish to make it work, but I’ve pretty much lost hope that this home can truly provide what I need.

22 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (February 11, 2023)

    1. Thanks. I really hope the meeting goes okay too. My worst fear is my support coordinator using these last couple of okay’ish days as proof that I’m “adjusting” and hence there being no need for me to either move or them to make significant changes to my care.

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  1. I hope the meeting goes well and certainly in your favour! Let us know how it goes.
    I think a tussenjas would be a jacket here. I’ve been wearing mine too as it has been considerably warmer the past few days.
    I love your hair! It really suits you in braids. Lovely pic of you.
    Have a joyful week. 😊

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    1. Oh yes, that makes sense, about the jacket. But then what would a jacket you wear in the warmer months be called? Thanks so much for the compliment on my braids!


    1. Aw thank you for the compliment. I love to have long hair, but rarely wear it in a ponytail or braid or any other way than just hanging loosely over my shoulders.


  2. The weather has been nicer here too. We’re set to have 14C here next week which seems really warm for this time of year. I can’t think of a word for a less thick coat apart from jacket. I call my winter coat my big coat and my lighter one my thin coat. lol
    It sounds like you had a great shopping trip and your hair look fab! You are looking really well.
    Good luck with the meeting on Tuesday. If it is about you they should really invite you.

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    1. I agree I should’ve been invited to the meeting, but the support coordinator was my one-on-one for a while today and she didn’t utter a word about it, so I’m assuming not.

      I don’t think there’s a word for a “tussenjas” in English indeed. A jacket is more like an even thinner coat.


  3. Hi Astrid,
    Nice photo BTW.
    I’m not sure we have an equivalent to you in between coat. We might just say light jacket. I hope your care team gets better and earns your trust by doing a great job helping you.

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  4. I enjoy experimenting with breakfast. If my smoothie (or yogurt or oatmeal) didn’t turn out the way I like, I tell myself there’s always tomorrow to attempt another combination.

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    1. That sounds awesome! My staff this morning put oatmeal in my quark (a European dairy product some dictionaries erroneously call “cottage cheese”) rather than muesli. I at first was like get me a new bowl of quark/yoghurt with muesli because plain oatmeal in quark is pretty, well, tasteless, but then I thought of asking him to add some fruit. Unfortunately by that time he’d already thrown out my quark. I feel a bit guilty about that now because of the food waste.


  5. Love your hair Astrid. I’ve often wondered if I could get braids in my hair but it’s layered so I’m not sure it would work well. I love overnight oats and smoothie bowls, though I don’t often take the time to make them. I love the painted sidewalks.

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    1. Thanks so much for all the compliments. I only had my hair cut in layers once but didn’t like it. As for overnight oats and smoothie bowls, they really don’t take all that much prep time, but yeah if you’d normally have like a slice of bread or something, I guess then they’d be more time-consuming to create.


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