#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2020-05-16

If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a cup of fresh brewed Charleston Coffee Company Bold Roast to help you in waking this fine Saturday morning. If coffee’s not your thing, we can probably rustle up some tea, juice, or some other concoction of hot or cold beverage to start your day.

We’d be listening to Counting Crows while we sip and wipe the sleep from our eyes. No particular album, but a mix set to random and enjoying whatever comes up next for what it is much like my plans for this Saturday. Other than knowing that I want to get a run in today, my plans are anyone’s guess at this point.

I didn’t get the miles run this week like last as I had some fairly tight calves early in the week which is a warning to me to back off a little. I’ve had calf troubles in the past, and that’s something I work to avoid nowadays. When running, as with any type of exercise, you should listen to your body. If your body is telling you to take a break, take a break, because if you don’t, eventually your body will force you to take a break. That forced break is most likely going to be painful too, so…

So this week, I’ve run a couple of 10k’s, and rode the bike once. There was probably time enough for more, but this week was busy with celebration, and when it’s time to celebrate, you celebrate, am I right?

First, my wife and I put another year of marital bliss behind us. How she puts up with me I’ll never know, but she’s gotten quite good at it over the years, and I’m super happy about that!

Next, my daughter finished up nursing school! I know she’s happy, but her mother and I may be happier than her even. We were able to clean a lot of old school stuff out of the house that was kept just in case it was needed. I don’t think any of it was. Perhaps the best part of that cleaning process is that it mostly took place while I was at work. Whew, dodged a bullet on that one!

One bad thing about graduating this year though, is that my daughter doesn’t get to partake in any graduation or such activities that she would have due to the coronavirus. That really sucks, but it is what it is I guess.

I’m about halfway through reading Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. It’s been really good. On Audible, I finished up Miles Cameron’s “The Fell Sword,” and thought I’d take a little break from that series. I will continue it,, (the next book is already downloaded) but there was a 2 for 1 sale on Audible and I picked up “Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Two Towers.” Yes, I’ve read “The Lord of the Rings” before, but it’s been forever ago, or seems it anyway. I couldn’t resist, and even though I find that maybe my taste have evolved a bit, I’m still enjoying it quite a bit. I’m about 8 hours into Fellowship right now.

As for my own writing, I did some good work toward the beginning of the week, before things got super hectic. I’ve still got to put an ending on one story, figure out where another is going, and writer at least a couple more verses to a poem I started. I’ve also kicked around an idea that I’m not ready to talk about yet, but that is exciting to me. Maybe I can talk about it next week. As far as finished work, there is as usual my Friday Fictioneers post. That’s about it on the writing.

I suppose I’ll let you go now. If I don’t get told what I’m doing soon, I’ll be running. Hope you have a great Saturday and that all your plans (if you have any) turn out good!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted now by Eclectic Alli that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week. If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump. I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

8 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2020-05-16

  1. Hey Russell,

    My youngest son is graduating this summer from UC San Diego this year and is in the same spot as your daughter except – he’s a bit like me, in that the whole pomp & circumstances thing is not that important to him. I was still a newly wed for my own graduation with my BS and really just wanted that piece of paper that certified that I’d made it. Instead she teamed up with one of my instructors to talk me into going. I brought a paperback novel and read it in protest.

    Fun memories now.

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  2. This sounds like a marvellous week! Happy anniversary! And congratulations to your daughter! What a bliss!! And you’ve managed to get exercise in, this is just a super week. Don’t you just love it how once in a while everything just comes together 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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