#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 18, 2023)

Hi everyone. Today I’m joining #WeekendCoffeeShare. It’s nearly 9:30PM as I start writing this post, so I’ve long had my last coffee for the day. I’m afraid I only have water now. However, as this is a virtual coffee share, you can all grab your own beverages of choice. Let’s have a drink and let’s catch up.

If we were having coffee, first I’d ask about your weather, like I normally do. Ours has been mixed, but usually pretty good. Yesterday and today, the temperature even climbed to 16°C.

If we were having coffee, I would say that yet again I haven’t been as physically active as I’d have liked this past week. However, either my sister doesn’t usually wear her Apple Watch or she isn’t as active either, as we’re “friends” on the Fitness app now and I’m more active than she is according to it.

Yesterday, the support coordinator did take me and two other clients on an hour-long walk, partly through uneven terrain. It was good.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m still struggling quite a bit. Like I wrote yesterday, we finally had the meeting on my care. It was mostly validating, but the bottom line is nothing will change in the short term.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that, because of this distressing situation, I’ve been in crisis quite a few times lately. I self-harmed a few times and today, I actually eloped from the care home and wandered around institution grounds for over an hour before the staff found me. I know this isn’t going to help my chances of going to a less behavior-oriented home, but I really can’t keep myself from spiraling out of control like this.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I bought another pair of headphones for like €330 and it turned out I don’t like them. I’d been wanting to buy them forever, but they don’t fit comfortably (are too large) and the noise canceling function isn’t as great as the reviewers say it is. It’s going to be returned.

If we were having coffee, I’d end on a positive note by saying today the support coordinator took me for a walk to the coffee bar (I know you English-speaking folks call it a “coffee shop” but I just can’t bring myself to use that phrase) here in town this afternoon. I had a black coffee and a piece of honey-walnut cake. It was delicious!

8 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (March 18, 2023)

  1. Hi Astrid, I was sorry to hear about your head phones not fitting. I often have the opposite problem of headsets fitting too tightly. I’ve subjected them to finding a tall enough book and leaving my headset pushed wide open to relax the spring that makes them pinch my head too tightly.
    I wish I knew and could offer advice about your care situation. But I’d like to think I’m no so presumptuous as to spout off when I can’t know enough details even if I had any training in such things. I do wish you success is finding a better solution because if I had my way, you would be comfortable and trust your care team. I know the details can be hard to make work but hang in there. I’d bet everyone is trying to make it better.

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    1. I really do hope everyone is trying to improve the situation for me, but honestly I’m not so sure, particularly because nothing will change until/unless they’ve found a more suitable place for me, which to be honest might take years if one can be found at all. I mean, it only took six months from start to finish to find this place, but you know how unsuitable this place is.


  2. I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. I hope as the weather gets nicer, you’ll take walks more often with stops for coffee and cake. Have a good week ahead! #weekendcoffeeshare

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