Chit Chat Coffee Time Post

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I’m really enjoying these quick little snippet posts! I was inspired by Bella from Over the Teacups who writes these little conversational posts, like she is having tea with you, and I feel kind of like that is what these posts have become, a little catch up of our week over coffee. So grab a cup and feel free to share with me in the comments about your own week!

I had a pretty emotional week actually. I spent so much time on the phone, which I hate. And I think I had finally had my COVID meltdown; our Governor announced that starting on the 8th caregivers of children who have special needs were eligible for the vaccine. After a year of near isolation (the disabled community and those with special needs are very high risk for severe illness) I felt like we were getting closer to having our lives back, and was buzzing with excitement. Then, I actually tried to find a vaccine. Most places I called acted like they had never heard of this mandate, even when I was reading it off the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services website. I finally was able to find somewhere to make two appointments, one for me and one for Billy – but it fell through due to some issues at the vaccine site. This happened on the same day that I found there were complications with scheduling Wyatt’s 48 hour EEG, combine with Billy having to work overtime all week long on top of things, and it was just a lot all at once. That day in particular was a rough day. But, we are moving on and still looking and not giving up. That was definitely my low point this week.

It wasn’t all like that though, thank goodness

The weather was gorgeous this week, and Wyatt and I were able to get outside in the afternoons. I was excited to see signs of spring, with my strawberries starting to grow, little shoots emerging from the earth from the bulbs I planted in the fall, birds making nests in trees. I had to go get blood drawn this week and I had to wait in my car for twenty minutes as they stagger the number of people who can go in the office at one time. The morning was bright and blue and sunny and I could hear the chirps and tweets all around me. I happened to glance up at the tree next to my car to see it was full of Cedar Waxwings! That was the most I have ever seen at one time and it made me smile. Actually, I got really geeked and texted my husband and sent him a terrible photo from my phone , I was so excited to see them.

Today we are going for a hike and to check out the trees being tapped for maple syrup at a nearby metropark; Wyatt has been learning all about the process this week, so it will be neat to check it out in person. After Billy is going to do a little finishing work on the office, then we are hanging the curtains. I have some art to hang as well, some original framed art that my friend gave me that had been her grandmother’s (she wasn’t the artist, she just had it hanging in her house). So slowly the office is getting filled with personal touches, books and more plants and art. The next room we are going to do is the room we call the family room; it is really a large play area and also where our dining table is. It is also the room Harry lives in. Billy just needs to paint that room, and it is basically done. I am going to paint the china cabinet too, just to change the look of the room a little.

And…I am just about out of coffee so I will end here! Last week I shared a picture of Harry, this week I will share one of Dash. He is quite nimble and I catch him doing all sorts of cute little things.

Have a good one everyone!


12 thoughts on “Chit Chat Coffee Time Post

  1. Great coffee chat! I do hate when something we are eagerly anticipating falls flat. Especially when we are looking forward to good things, like the vaccine. Here’s hoping it will soon be available to you!

    Your office and family room sound great! Eager to see the photos.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  3. Yay for bits of green springing up! We’re still waiting here. It was -10° F windchill this morning. Brrr… ⛄

    My son qualified for the vaccine almost two months ago as an essential worker, but he doesn’t get his work schedule until Saturdays, and when he calls the hotline on Monday mornings the appointments are already all booked up for the week. I understand how frustrated you are. 😐

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    1. Oh my gosh!!! It is pretty cold today, I am bummed. I had some spring fever – too early I know, but I had it!

      Ugh that is so frustrating!!!! My husband had to work the whole pandemic too, as an essential worker, and only qualified for the vaccine now as a parent of a special needs child. I did manage to get us appointments at Kroger, for this Saturday and Monday. It took me three straight hours of trying online but I did it! Is there only one place where your son can get it?

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      1. I wish he could drive here and get one! The Detroit area must be having a massive roll out. Sports venues have drive ups, drug stores, community colleges, hospitals, and individual cities are having their own clinics. Then starting next week FEMA is conducting a mass vaccination clinic on the Lions football field that extends into April. I wonder if we have so many sites because of the numbers here or because we were a hotspot?


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