Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Ali. I know I’m posting this late, and I’m drinking green tea, not coffee, but you may have whatever you like! I envy those who can drink coffee throughout the day.
Unfortunately, I can only have one cup in the morning, and some days, like today, I only have macha tea. I figure it’s best for my nerves, as I already have slight sciatica acting up and tension in my left hip. I hate relying on Advil and a muscle relaxer. I need to get back to meditation and more regular hot baths. I’ve just been busy lately. Fortunately, I am getting a massage later!
Back to school has required me to adjust my schedule and still fit in the arm/shoulder exercises with cardio 3-4 times weekly. I still take time to read but have a hard time sitting down to write when the sciatica gets worse if I sit too much. My current read is awesome, about finding my feminine spirituality away from the patriarchal church. I’m inspired by it!
You’re sure to hear more from me on toppling the patriarchy. If you are a woman or a man who feels there’s no problem, maybe there is not for you. Haven’t you seen news reports of college guys who only get months of probation for rape? Don’t you know a woman who has beat herself up because she couldn’t make her marriage work or change her husband with her loving ways? Or because her religion made her feel like a Jezebel if she thought of leaving. Let me tell you, the patriarchy was strongly ingrained into my dad’s head, and it came out in his words and attitude when he was frequently drunk as I grew up as a child. It was strongly ingrained into my husband’s head too, and yes, even in mine as I was raised to accept this from a man and mistook his jealousy for love and accepted the possessive nature of his relationship with me…..until I couldn’t any more. My childhood church taught me how I should be as a wife and a woman; it was unhealthy. The main thread was SHAME. So I have plenty to say. This book and writing on this topic is so cathartic for me. You can, if you’re so inclined, read my recent post on the topic here: Lies Women (and Girls) are Told
Thus, in the meantime, I’m keeping my PPE on, avoiding germs, avoiding news of the COVID-19 numbers but staying safe, and trying to make students smile in this weird, weird world.
I still have plenty to say, and the mask won’t stop me.
6 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, 8/30. Weird World.”
Oh, I love green tea! I don’t have it nearly often enough, as I usually prefer coffee out of habit.
I’m so sorry your sciatica is bad right now. Glad you’re trying to make time for exercise nonetheless.
That read sounds fascinating!
Thank you, Astrid! Have a great week.
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Hang in there. Have a great week.
You too. Thanks!
And I too could drink various teas all day long, but one (big) mug of weak coffee is all I can take. I don’t envy those who can drink it all day long – I wonder at at it. Too much coffee can play hell with your health where tea almost never does.
About your past with men; I’ve heard variations on this message before and regret it each time some guy crushes a woman somehow. They did make me popular because I tried (imperfectly) to never do that and for the most part succeeded. It profoundly saddens me that you got some of this from a church. I will grant that there are confusions about the roles of men and women in both life and marriage but, bigger than that question is the fact of grace and how if we all just practices grace, so much of this problem goes away. A man (or woman) full of grace for others does not do anything that would injure someone else.
I’m sorry you were on the receiving side of someone who just did not get it. You certainly did not deserve something like that. Please don’t indite the rest of us and certainly don’t hold their sins against God.
Hi, Gary! I love God, and I love Jesus. I just don’t like the way some people interpret the Bible and use it to keep others down. Thank you for your kind words!