Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee, or tea, I would start by apologising for my absence last week. You see, my daughter started to not act like herself on the 16th, and the morning after she woke up with a high fever. I stayed home from work to care for her of course, and the next day it was my turn. Our bodies ached everywhere, we both experienced the worst headaches, and at night the fever peaked at almost 104F three nights in a row. The days were slightly better, but the headache never left, we had a horrible cough (still not completely gone,) shortness of breath, and sniffles. Yes, we both tested positive for Covid. It was a night mare. My fever left me completely after the first week, all the other symptoms stayed on. My head is still to some degree very foggy, but not by any means like it was a few days ago. My daughter’s fever have been coming and going, and she’s only been completely without a fever two days now. I’m vaccinated, she is not (they don’t vaccinate children her age in Sweden.) We both got very sick, but she was ill much longer. I heard on the news earlier this week that scientists believe that the peak is in a couple weeks in our region, and that Covid are going to slowly disappear after that, (unless a new variant shows its ugly face.) I sure hope it disappears completely. 

I tried reading some of my books from school while having so much time on my hands, but I honestly couldn’t read much at all. I really tried, but it took forever to read one page, and I didn’t understand much. I still need to take it easy this weekend, but I am going to finish An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method, by James Paul Gee. It is very interesting so far. He is good at breaking things down into small pieces, and then explain them in an understandable way. 

Discourse can be big or little (e.g., runners, gamers, lawyers, politicians, evangelicals, gang members, or birders). There is no end to them. They come and go in history. They are rooted in conventions that allow us for a time and place to enact and recognise being certain socially significant socio-historical types of people. 

An introduction to discourse analysis : Theory and method, by James Paul Gee (page 26.)

This morning I started to reflect upon all the discourses I’ve been a part of at different times. This is what I came up with; child, big sister, student, horse woman, snowboarder, hiker, photographer, writer, blogger, teacher, minimalist, gardener, wife, mother, single mother, traveler, dog person, foreigner/expat, rancher, RV:er, and baker. It might not be a complete list, but still, it was in fact very interesting when I started to think about all the different discourses, and in some way I really enjoyed them all. 

Get yourself a refill on that beverage and tell me what is going on in your neck of the woods? Any interesting discourses of your life you want to tell me about? Have a wonderful weekend! Thank you Natalie for hosting The Weekend Coffee Share.



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born: Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a kindergarten teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

28 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. That’s scary that it made you so sick. It kind of removes all my beliefs that Omicron doesn’t affect the lungs as much, although there is some research behind that. Anyway, I’m glad you’re through it, and now at least you should have that super immunity they have been talking about.
    The discourse definition sounds very analytical and I don’t follow it completely although I have a master’s level university diploma (I never did the study to get the degree). But it’s interesting when you list it like that and I guess I would define it as context, role, or something like that.
    It’s good you are back in shape for reading and studying and I hope your daughter is back to her normal self.

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    1. It was not a pleasant experience. We are not completely back yet, but well on our way. I hope you are enjoying your guitar and an overall wonderful week. I’m going to head over to see if you have some coffee 🙂


  2. Ugh — Maria. . .

    I am so sorry to hear this. I was hoping you (and your family) would be among those who never experience this bug. When I had my bout with it, I thought I could at least read for the time I was down, but had the same experience you described. I could see the words, but my brain would not focus enough to turn them into thoughts.
    so I slept, and slept and puttered around the house and took my temperature again and took my O2 reading, also again. Sept. 2021 remains a dull blur to me.

    I know you are being sensible about it all so I hope your bout passes quickly and that your daughter catches up with you very quickly.

    This thing is no fun.

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    1. Thank you Gary, it was exactly like that..a blur. We are feeling much better now, but we don’t have our full strength back. We are working on it with lots of fresh air. (I took the kids at work to our ski slope today.) I hope your week is a great one so far!


  3. No need to apologize my sweet friend! What a nasty virus and I hope it eventually dies out, the sooner the better. Oh my goodness, but I am so happy you are on the mend! ❤️ My granddaughter who tested positive yesterday did get vaccinated here in December and then again beginning of January. She is 6 1/2 years old and so I am hoping that will help her get through this but my grandson is too young to vaccinate. Sending hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery 💞

    I enjoyed the excerpt to what you are studying and find it fascinating. Some of my discourse would be show jumping with the horse trainer I rode with, horse back riding, wife, mother and grandmother. If I’m understanding correctly! Lol 🤓 I’m happy your brain fog is slowly clearing up so you can continue your studies!! So happy to share coffee with you this weekend!! ❤️💙🧡💚

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    1. Thank you! You understood the discourse thing correctly, if I did 🙂 I feel better now, good enough to work, but I don’t have all the energy I usually have (on the other hand I have more energy than most.) I hope you are well and are enjoying some greta times. I loved the photos of Murphy. I hope your granddaughter feels better soon. ❤

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  4. Oh, no, I’m sorry you two had to suffer such unpleasant symptoms. The headache is the worst… even my one day with one as a reaction to my vaccine was bad enough. I can’t imagine a week of it. Mend well and quickly!
    Interesting about your book’s definition of ‘discourse’ as a role, as opposed to ‘discussion’ which is how I’m used to defining it. Hope your week ahead improves exponentially!

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  5. Wow, sounds awful! I’m glad the worst is behind you and your daughter, though I am sorry your are both still not 100%. All you can do is take it easy and heal, but I’m sure you are tired of that. Hope the two of you have good week and feel much better 🙂

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  6. So sorry to hear, especially your Daughter, who didn’t have any protection against the virus…here ion the US, the Omicron variant has run rampant, but since we are over 80% vaccinated in California, it hasn’t led to the number of deaths or hospitalizations it could have…can’t wait to have you both back to full health!

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  7. Hi Maria – so sorry to hear about you being so ill. Interesting what you said about brain fog. I’ve been feeling brain fogged for the last few weeks since I had my last vax and wonder if it’s a mild version of what you’re experiencing.

    Interesting about the discourses of life – I see them as all the different hats we’ve worn throughout time – women seem to wear a lot of different roles in their lifetime don’t they? Hope you’re feeling back on top of things soon.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 It does sound like you have similar symptoms. It would make sense if the vaccine gave some mild versions of the actual thing. I am about to get my third dose next week. I hope your brain fog clears up 🙂 Mine is doing that, slowly but surely.


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