#weekendcoffeeshare: The art of vegging out

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?  Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

Oh wow, what a week! I am not referring to certain external events. As of today, will heading towards my final week of maternity leave. This week has been pretty busy I went out of the house everyday of the week to run a few errands, attend a doctor appointment, attend a dentist appointment, and I even went to my work to do daycare orientation for Lana. Since I was already at work, I thought I might as well complete my annual health clearance at the Employee Health office. I may have fooled some people thinking I returned from maternity leave two weeks early.

Everyday this week I woke up anywhere between the hours of 4:30 AM to 5:30 AM. Today I decided to sleep in and woke up at 6:45 AM. I did not feel like doing my daily exercise. I tried “vegging out” but I guess my version of “vegging out” is going through coffee table books like Lonely Planet’s The Cities Book dreaming of future international trips (if we ever do them again) and researching recipes while the news is playing in the background. I also did laundry and folded clothes. That was my “lazy” morning.

Note to self: maybe I should not just go, go, go. Looking through my planner for next week, I do not have any appointments. I promise in my final week of maternity leave I should just enjoy it in the extent that I can.

On a serious note, this week the number of COVID cases have spiked and those are people within my family on both my side and my husband’s side. I do not want to divulge too much on the details right now. One of the first things I’ll do when I go back to work is to get the COVID vaccine. I’ll be the only person in my family who’ll get the COVID vaccine since I am a healthcare worker. I am excited and I am hopeful, but it does not mean I should go out and about. My husband and many of our family members who are not healthcare workers cannot get the vaccine yet. Hopefully distribution picks up soon.

6 thoughts on “#weekendcoffeeshare: The art of vegging out”

  1. All the best for your final week of maternity leave. It’s great that you’re getting the covid vaccine. I’m not a health care worker so it will be a while for me to get it. Here in South Africa healthcare workers will only get it in March/April. Our government was tardy in securing doses in time for the beginning of the year – such a shame.
    I enjoyed having coffee with you this week. Have a relaxed and healthy week ahead.

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      1. Yeah, first health care workers, followed by essential services employees, and then vulnerable people with comorbidities. Then the rest of the population. The ambitious plan is to vaccinate 40million people this year approx 60% of the population.


  2. Best wishes for you as you return to work! Happy to learn that you will be getting the COVID-19 vaccine very soon. I hope that you will enjoy a week of relaxation and leisure before your leave ends. (I am trying to concentrate on relaxation, myself, and it’s…somewhat more difficult, recently.) Take care!

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    1. I agree it can be difficult. I question whatever activity I am doing is relaxing. I like to learn new things, read a fun book, make food, declutter, etc. Those are all productive things in comparison to how most people I know relax which is just looking at their phones while the TV is being played in the background.

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