If we were having coffee 2 October 2016 #WeekendCoffeeShare

Happy Sunday! Welcome for coffee just a day later than usual. Take a seat and relax on this grand final day. My apartment looks a bit bare at the moment but I still have coffee, tea or hot chocolate as I haven’t packed my kitchen stuff yet.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you it’s been a stressful week. It started with me finding out my mum in India had a fever and couldn’t Skype me. I spoke briefly to her on Monday and she sounded weak. Then, I couldn’t get in touch with her or my dad on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. So, as an anxious person, I freaked out. Finally, she rang me on Wednesday afternoon and informed me she’d been admitted in hospital the day before. So now, apart from worrying, I was also mad at my dad for not letting me know straightaway. Especially given the history of my mum’s health. It’s frustrating being so far away, being an adult and still not being given all the details.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you my move up the coast is turning out to be way more expensive than I realised. Movers are going to cost almost $1000. Having professional cleaners is almost $500. And yesterday, after having the first lot of tenants come to view my apartment, I realised I’m going to have to change the carpet as it was a question they all asked. I thought I could put it off for a year but maybe not. So that’s another $3600. Fuck. Now would be a great time to win that lottery!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I took Pebbles to the vet on Thursday for a dental clean. The car ride was torture as was dropping her off as her meowing was loud and pitiful. Since then, she has sort of lost her voice in that her meowing is softer. And she has been coughing. I feel so guilty as when we have rental inspections, I’ve got to take her and Buttons out of the house and in the car which stresses them out heaps. And of course, there’s still the big move in two weeks. Luckily I had the vet prescribe them some phenergen which should hopefully sedate them for the two-hour drive!

Clockwise L-R: Pebbles not happy in the car on Saturday, a walk at Cronulla, the view from my fortnightly writing job

Clockwise L-R: Pebbles not happy in the car on Saturday, a walk at Cronulla, the view from my fortnightly writing job

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you packing is getting to me. There’s so much stuff even after all the culling I’m doing. I just want to fast-forward to the day after the move!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you there have been some good things too this week. I went in for my writing job and it’s looking promising. I have to write a couple of webinars and run them later. I will also be creating a podcast for some of the current program we’ve written. I also spoke to the manager of my new job re starting this coming Tuesday and I’m excited. It’s going to be a stressful couple of weeks though as I stay at a friend’s during the week and come home and pack and organise myself for the week ahead.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you on Friday I had a meeting with the founder of the charity I volunteer for – Sydney Pet Rescue and Adoption – and it ended up lasting three hours. We came up with a lot more ideas and hopefully, in addition to writing for their newsletter and being the cat foster coordinator, I might have just talked myself into being a social media manager. Of course, we have to start with the website but hopefully, next year, things will look more organised and we can adopt out some of the kitties we currently have.

If we were having coffee, I’d shut up after all the venting and give you a chance to talk. I’d apologise for being so self-centred but thank you profusely for listening. And I’d offer you a lot more coffee!

So how has your week been? 

Do share!

***Linking with Diana for Weekend Coffee Share***

Until next time,




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  • Victoria
    2 October 2016 at 6:05 am


  • Betty Louise Davenport
    2 October 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Your week does sound stressful, but it seems the move is going along fine. My now I hope your Mother is on the mend. Good luck in your new projects.
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  • Ashleigh -
    2 October 2016 at 9:37 pm

    So many things going on in your life! You’re allowed to vent! Have you thought of floating floorboards? Ours are great and cost $6k. I’m looking forward to summer, hopefully James will be better and you can take us on some walks up the coast!
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    • Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life
      3 October 2016 at 7:39 am

      If I was staying I’d have gotten floorboards. Carpet is cheaper at the moment. And yes, will have to have you guys over once I move

  • Rowena
    4 October 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Sanch, so sorry to hear about your Mum. It must be so stressful being so far away from her and not being able to draw your own conclusions. It sounds like your family doesn’t want you to worry and jump on a plane. I don’t know why people think ignorance is bliss for people living with anxiety. I am much better when I know the facts and do my research…even when it’s bad news.
    My parents are masters of this. Years ago, Mum had a biopsy for a breast lump which was benign but she never told her parents what was going on. Her sister had died the year beforehand and her parents were shattered as she was only 36. Mum didn’t want to worry them further and then after the event, couldn’t see the point. She said she only told Dad and us because she was in overnight. She’d kept the whole thing a secret before that. She’s just had influenza A which is nasty and then caught a second virus and is still in bed. She is now 71 and it’s hard for me to think that she’s now elderly. She’s my Mum! We treated her MUm as an old lady when she was 70 but people seem a lot younger these days.
    So, I hope your Mum’s health improves.
    By the way, what was it like in the Shire when Cronulla won? It must’ve been wild!
    Hope your week goes better this week and all the best with the move!
    xx Rowena
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  • Shan Jeniah Burton
    4 October 2016 at 5:46 pm

    I’m so glad you shared! There’s a lot happening in your life; it must have been good to vent and process.

    I’m sending lots of good energy for the move and your Mum’s health. My Accomplice’s octogenarian father, who lives a continent away, had a health scare last year, and didn’t want my Accomplice told about it. He was upset and a little angry when he found out. He would much rather be aware than not.

    I hope the kittles come through the move well, and love their new home!

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