#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2020/04/26

If we were having coffee, I’d wish you a fine Sunday morn and pour you a steaming cup of bold roast from Charleston Coffee Roasters. I ground the beans myself and must admit th at it is quite good.

I’ve been missing bunches of time on tyhe blog and writing in general lately. I don’t like it, but it has been hard to be motivated with everything going on. My rhythms are off, so to speak.

I’m continuing to not use the internet bandwidth we have at home, saving it for others who need it for school and work, but have found a dot at the table this morning while enjoying this wonderful coffee and thought it would be a great time to get back in touch with everyone out there.

I do hope everyone is well and that we have the worst of the pandemic behind us. Some things have begun to re-open, and though that makes me happy, it also causes a bit of worry. What it we’re re-opening too early? What if we have to start this whole Coronavirus lockdown all over again?

There are concerns on the other side as well. What if we’ve waited too long to re-open? How many will lose the businesses they gave everything to build? It’s a wierd situation to be in for everyone, and there’s so much conflicting information out there, you don’t know what to believe.

It doesn’t help that when I go to work, it’s like what virus? We’re just working normal over half the time. I swear that most of the people there can’t read the social distancing signs posted up everywhere because they will walk right up on you and blather about whatever comes to mind. Oh, and step back all you want, they’ll just step with you and close that distance right back up. Six feet? By who’s tape measure?

As for brighter subjects, I’ve been running fairly consistently and doing some things to help with alignment and strengthing of the muscles in the foot and upward through the whole chain to avoid injury. Eric Orton’s book “The Cool Impossible” goes into a lot of things you can do around proper running form and strengthening the before mentioned muscles and I just finished reading it, so I’ve been incorporating some of those things into what I already do. The book is a good read. It is a book focused on running and coaching though, so don’t go into it looking for great prose and story. But there are pieces of story here and there.

I’ve also been messing with my old guitar instead of writing lately. Seemingly anything that I can do that’s not writing is what I’ve done the past few weeks, including binge watching Orphan Black with my wife. Only one season left!

This week, if this dot will stay here at the table, I’m going to try being a little more active in the blogosphere. Those dots can be quite elusive however, so you never know. What I am going to do (or try to do) is pull myself out of this writing funk. It’s past time. I’ve sulked too long and maybe it’s pen and paper that I’ll be sitting with, but it’s not like that’s never happened before. Pen and paper has been the bearer of some of my best ideas after all.

So, I suppose I’ll let you go. Feel free to take a cup of that bold roast with you for the road and be safe out there. Don’t forget to keep six feet, as measured on a standard tape, between you and the random peeps, and dot willing, I’ll see you next week!

#weekendcoffeeshare 02-05-2017 Back at It

IMG_20160408_194710083If we were having coffee, I’d say I’ve been gone too long.  I hope that you are doing well.  It’s good that we can sit down and have a chat.

It was  May of 2016 that I posted my last #weekendcoffeeshare.  That was when I pretty well quit blogging and writing all at the same time.  Well, maybe not quit.  Let’s just say that it was time for a break.

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#weekendcoffeeshare I’m Back

If we were having coffee, you would be drinking without me.  That’s fine though.  I’ve got coffee, and we’ve even broken down and purchased a Keurig after resisting that urge for so long, so there is a variety to choose from.  Just help yourself, and don’t mind me.  I had an iced coffee from McDonalds on the way home and I’m running off of it right now.  As soon as that wears off however, it’s off to bed.  Until then, sleepy eyes may miss typos and bad grammar.  Fair warning.

This is my first coffee share in a while.  Let’s just say that I’ve been away.  No, I didn’t go to jail.  Nothing that cool!  Maybe away isn’t exactly accurate in the strictest sense of the word.  It’d be more accurate to say that I’ve been here, but less social than my normal self, which is basically to say, “radio silence.”

See, I’m not super social anyway.  Typical, stereotypical introvert and all that, and the bad thing is that the older I get, the worse I am.  I say worse, because that’s the way it’s presented to me.  I on the other hand, don’t see my introversion as bad.  It’s who I am, and if I need some alone time, then so be it.

You’re probably saying to yourself, “but you are blogging.  And you’re on social media, I’ve seen you there.”

All valid points, but that’s a bit different, and if you look, my social media output is slim.  I’ve never gotten how people can post all that stuff.  I mean selfies and food pics and just whatever trivial gripes and complaints they have about any and every thing.  That’s not me.  Not saying that I don’t have gripes, I just don’t like to post them up all the time.  Hardly ever actually.

Social media is great for following your interest however and that’s my main goal with it.  Facebook is my least favorite and I keep that for people I know in the real world.  (friends and family)  Maybe that’s why it’s my least used social media platform.  Hmmm.

Anyway, I’m rambling.  It’s been a long day with lots of driving and such, so I’m looking forward to laying down.  Plus there’s work tomorrow so sleep is probably a good idea.  Maybe one day I’ll master my fear of the social, until then, it’s nice and comfy here in my shell.  Y’all have a great week!