#WeekendCoffeeShare: Another Week, Another Day Trip

Good Sunday morning! Thank you for joining me for another edition of #weekendcoffeeshare. Come on in and enjoy a cup of coffee with me.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had a painful and dreary week. I got hurt multiple times this week but I didn’t do it on purpose.

Once was opening a manila envelope at work. I got a paper cut on my pinkie that still stings every time I run water over it.

Then I got a long thin cut along my arm picking raspberries in my backyard. Those thorns can really get ya.

Finally, something stung my ankle while I was trimming my zucchini and caused my ankle to swell. I could barely put any weight on my left side on Friday. The swelling went down a little bit on Saturday after I put an ice bag on it on Friday night.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I finished writing another speech for Toastmaster (a public speaking club) and I’m set to give the speech next weekend. I will post the speech on here next weekend.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I went to a girls’ night with some of my church’s friends last night. My mom tried to talk me out of going but I went anyway. It was very fun and I managed to buy myself a birthday present.

Did I mention my birthday is one week from this Monday?

It was a get-together event to shop for jewelry. I never had any jewelry before because when you live with someone like my mother, you’re not really allowed to have anything. But I’m turning 27, okay? So I think I deserve to have one piece of jewelry. I feel like my mom will be angry when my present gets here.

I bought myself a ring. I’ve always wanted to wear a ring. I don’t know why.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I took another trip yesterday. This time, the destination was Silver Lake. It was absolutely breathtaking and I saw some very pretty fall colors as I drove up Big Cottonwood Canyon. I was going to hike up to Twin Lakes Reservoir but my swollen ankle wouldn’t let me. I still got some pictures of the stunning trees with yellow leaves though.

If we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me this week and hopefully, I will be back this weekend.

11 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Another Week, Another Day Trip

  1. Hi Ying Lan. I’m sorry to hear that you became the target of some stinging critter. Have you ever tried Benadryl for the swelling? I did not know until really recently that it can really help things like bee stings because the reaction is very much like an allergic reaction. Anyway – I’m glad you got yourself that ring. Simple things like this can be such a joy and i wish you plenty of it. Happy Birthday lady.

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    • I have tried Benadryl and sadly, that did not work for me. The only thing that seemed to work is an ice bag. I think I might be allergic to some kind of insect because the same thing happened to me in China. At first, I wondered if I’m allergic to the mosquitoes in China but now, I think I’m allergic to multiple species of bugs or insects because there are no mosquitoes here in Utah.
      I’m glad I got that ring too. 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by and for the birthday wish. 🙂


  2. Thank you for the delicious coffee. It’s a treat to read you life inspiring, positive posts. It is so great that you are doing things that makes you happy. Happy early birthday!

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