Thankfully coffee: Here’s a hug in a mug #WeekendCoffeeShare #10Thankful

WeekendCoffeeShare-2016-picIf we were having coffee, I’d offer you my homemade oats cookies. While they are not fabulous enough to photograph, they are still yummy. They are a bit too much on the brown side. But hey, I float bare. If I manage to tweak the recipe so that they come out better – I’ll blog it.
Hi-five on my first thankful for cookies which have honey and oats in them –thus making them healthier than your regular brand of cookie.

If we were having coffee, we’d be having a brand called “hug in a mug”. Now I don’t know about you but hugs that come in mugs are my kind of thing. Good old regular hugs too. Got to love those. Especially the Mini-Me sized ones.

I’d tell you that so far so good, everything is looking fine with the pregnancy. I’m just overly tired. Inevitable as it seems – I’ve got the occasional prenatal depression to deal with. Inevitable? Yes. If you regularly suffer from depression the chances that you will get a nice dose of the prenatal version is more likely. Also, if you’ve had a miscarriage your chances of flaring hormones messing up your happiness seem to be expected. Topped with terrible sleeping patterns and you do have the concoction that brings forth this state. But knowing what you are dealing with puts the power back in your own hands.

I’m honestly thankful that I’ve learned to recognize depression when it hits. I’m even more thankful that everything is still on track with the pregnancy. The little guy or gal has been saying the occasional hello by what is generally referred to “feeling the baby move”

I’ve been struggling with my writing. This is why you have been seeing so little of me over here. Sleep comes first. Furthermore, I try to put quality over quantity. It seriously is more important to me to  write posts that are actually readable. I sometimes have problems following a blog post, which is not that well-constructed. I admit, it takes a skilled writer to hold my attention. I’m a picky reader.
I don’t want readers, hitting my blog with the same problem. As far as this blog post goes, it is probably more on the mundane side. I hope my spunky word usage has been keeping you with me thus far.

I wrote a post titled “Time to say goodbye” this week. It took me quite a lot of editing and re-writing to get it up to that level. Most of the time I don’t just suck this stuff out of my thumb. I was thus flattered and thankful when Shawna who blogs over at “The Honeyed Quill” put a quote of mine on an on-line poster for #LinkYourLife.


For those who do not know, LinkYourLife is a blogging community, which has formed over on Facebook and Twitter. Shawna and her cousin Shareen have been building this little community. I find them to be supportive of all types of bloggers. Each Friday you can tweet your posts with the hashtag #LinkYourLife. The point is not only to get more blog traffic but also to get to know each other a little bit better. Can I get two high fives for the tankful’s I’ve just mentioned?


For those counting that leaves me with four more things to be thankful for to complete my 10 Things of Thankful list, which I’m linking up with on this post.


I often find that we overlook the everyday comforts. In this part of the globe, it is winter. I am thus thankful for my snuggly warm bed. Warm blankets. Wooly socks. Hot chocolate. Fabulous Rooibos tea.

If we were having coffee I’d mention that there was recently a charity event. Things such as blankets and non-perishable food were collected for the uncountable less fortunate who sleep in shacks, in these parts. I’m thankful that there are events like this that allow us to give back to the community. I’m thankful I’ve got warm food to eat and a proper roof over my head.

Just in case you were totaling my list of gratitude, I have now mentioned more than 10 things I’m thankful for. Finally yet importantly, I am thankful for coffee. Check out what other bloggers are chatting about on their own #WeekendCoffeeShare posts here. The 10 Things of Thankful link up can be found here.

What are you thankful for this weekend?

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profile-pic-2Sarina often sat on the peaks of the dunes of Southern Africa watching the ocean tide drift in. A daydreamer, often dreaming up stories for lands somewhere over the rainbow. She is a mother, a wife, a blogger and an overall creative spirit. Above all, she is a human being.

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17 thoughts on “Thankfully coffee: Here’s a hug in a mug #WeekendCoffeeShare #10Thankful

  1. Congrats on your pregnancy. Hope all continues well.. Those cookies sound yummy… I periodically make cookies for the local fire stations (and sometimes police) and do my best to give them a healthy twist.


  2. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I remember that exhaustion of early pregnancy. It just knocked me out. Don’t feel bad about sleep coming first, for sure.


  3. Ohhh I’m glad everything’s going well with your pregnancy, and I hope you continue to be able to recognise the patches of depression for what they are, and that the remainder of your pregnancy is textbookly straightforward.

    The hug-in-a-mug coffee sounds lovely. I used to say that was what my favourite drink at this particular cafe, felt like. It was frothy, hot milk, with almond syrup. Course, now I’m vegan I wouldn’t have it, but perhaps warm almond milk might be the same (if I could be bothered).

    Glad you’re enjoying the LinkYourLife group. I’m in it but haven’t managed to keep up very well. It sounds like a good community, and those are ALWAYS worth being part of 🙂


  4. Excellent 10!

    You don’t have to worry about any of the other participants counting how many items you have listed. (however there are Seven Guard Virgins that oversee our efforts…. you might want to ask Ivy about them… I’ve said too much already!)

    congrats on the new lifeform!


  5. I *think* this is my first time visiting your blog (forgive me if I’m mistaken), it’s a pleasure 🙂
    Best wishes for your pregnancy! What a wonderful gift, and yet, as a person who fights major depressive disorder, getting pregnant is something that I fear. I truly hope you can keep the depression at bay, I look forward to following your journey!!


  6. Brilliant combination of these two linkups. I have to admit I’d love to do the coffee share, but I never think of how to manage both, so…I gave up. 😀
    I’m so glad to hear that the pregnancy is going well for you. And I absolutely love the sound of Hug in a Mug coffee!
    Also glad to know your thoughts on the #LinkYourLife group. I am in it, but like Lizzi said, I have been unable to keep up and thus figure out how it works, who’s who, etc. But it does seem like a great group.


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