#WeekendCoffeeShare 08/27/16


If we were having coffee, I would tell you, “Thank God for Weekend Coffees, because this was the week from hell!” Settle in while I brew, and recount this week’s saga.

It started with a bouncident over the weekend. It was my first one and I felt awful. I had a stress headache for three whole days afterward. The best advice I got, was that every time we get on the road we take a risk. These things happen every day and you move on.

So now I have a bill I totally didn’t cater for. Only to check my credit card statement to see charges to a hotel in Chile. I.have.never.been.to.Chile. So now the hassle of getting that sorted out. It takes so much time to dispute charges and get the whole thing resolved. Back and forth with my bank resulted in a favourable outcome, but it will still be some weeks before this whole thing is closed.

Do you mind if I add some rum to my coffee…? Make it an Iris…a Caribbean Coffee instead. *whoosah* Want any in yours?

It didn’t end there. On Thursday morning, I woke up to a kicked in fence. I actually thought nothing of it more than – I need to snap this and send it to the landlady. I really thought it might have been an over-zealous truck driver reversing too fast. There is some construction going on opposite me after all. So, no biggie.

As it turns out though, someone was in our yard. And I slept through the whole thing. SOMEONE WAS IN MY YARD…And I slept through the whole thing!!! All the fear and anxiety of living alone showed itself. I immediately imagined various scenarios all of them ending with me hurt or dead.

A friend of mine described it aptly, “Oh, someone broke into the fortress?” Because that’s what I thought it was too. An impenetrable fortress that only a natural disaster and probably zombies could break through.

I know better now. We got the wall fixed. Peace of mind not so much. No explanation as to the reason for the break-in…just destroyed property at this point.

Anyways, there was of course two bright spots this week. Baby S is now six months old – six months of joy! And I received some Happy Mail from New Zealand. Only I refuse to open it until she gets my mail to her, because, for a stupid reason, my package was returned and now I have to send it all over again.


If we were having coffee, I would pour you another cup, add some more rum to my own and and sink a little deeper into the sofa of truth while you share your news. I hope your week was waaaay better than mine. Share in the comments below. I need a pick-me up.

*****#WeekendCoffeeShare is an awesome link-up where coffee (or some other awesome beverage) is being shared over great conversations.

#WeekendCoffeeShare originated at Part Time Monster:

I started the Weekend Coffee Share last year after lots of feedback and several months of writing posts that imagined a conversation with my blog readers that started with the “if we were having coffee” line. The coffee share runs on the weekends, and there aren’t a lot of rules—-posts just need to be formatted like a conversation over beverages (we’ve had tea-drinkers and cocktail-hours as well as coffee) AND be written within the past week (so you don’t need to publish on the weekend to join the link-up). The hashtag #weekendcoffeeshare is in use all weekend on Twitter and Facebook, and it is sometimes used a bit during the week as well. .~Part Time Monster


  1. August 27, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Aww Vee. So sorry to hear and I am glad you are okay now. It’s a process. You will get back your confidence and composure. Girl it’s scary. Driving. Living alone. Dating. Life! But I always ask myself_ Self: “What’s the alternative if I don’t do X” And that’s my driving force to continue. Funny I was telling a friend this morning that I have driven for 20 years in all sorts of dangerous parts of the islands and situations getting lost etc and bam….after all these years for something like this to happen! I was terrified to drive again, but my friend told me to say a prayer before you do anything. Actually I started doing this before she said that and she is right, not only before you get behind the wheel, but before you go to sleep, step into your gate or out your door etc and of course be very careful and cautious at all times without letting it control you. All will be well! Trust and believe! X

    • Vernette
      August 27, 2016 / 10:47 am

      Thanks for the encouragement Carolyn! Like you said it’s a process. Hoping that confidence will be restored sooner rather than later. Take care.

  2. August 27, 2016 / 11:17 am

    Vernette, sorry to hear about your crappy week. Carolyn offers really great advice and I can’t improve on that except to say that I hope you have a better week ahead. It’s been such a long time since my kids were 6 months old. So precious xx Rowena

    • Vernette
      August 27, 2016 / 1:26 pm

      Aww thanks Rowena! Much appreciated.

  3. August 27, 2016 / 5:33 pm

    Something new to try. Rum in my coffee. I have tried whiskey, Irish Cream, and Kahlua but never rum.

    Good bye to last week and welcome the weekend. Hope it’s brighter!

    • Vernette
      August 28, 2016 / 10:15 am

      Whiskey, Irish Cream and Khalua give the coffee a smoothness. Rum on the other hand…tastes like ‘hair on chest’ business. :D!

  4. August 28, 2016 / 3:01 am

    OK, so I Googled “bouncident” and I’m still not any wiser 🙁 As long as you don’t have a cracked verterbra, I guess you’ll be tucking into the coffee and tiramisu with your usual energy. Freaky when you have unwanted guests – that I do understand. We came in the front door one night to hear someone leaving via the back door – luckily I didn’t see them as I was carrying a heavy tool, which I might have used. Then I would probably have been defending a charge of grievous bodily harm! Cheers and here’s to a good week, Ken

    • Vernette
      August 28, 2016 / 10:13 am

      lol Oh Ken, boucindent is an accident that is serious but no injuries, just damage to the car. And yes…tiramisu was in order. Sorry to hear about your incident, I don’t know what I would do if I actually saw the person in my home. Hope you have a great week ahead.

  5. August 28, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Sorry for your accident and intruder. Sending you well wishes for a better few days from the #weekendcoffeeshare

    • Vernette
      August 28, 2016 / 11:13 pm

      Thank you much!

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