#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sore Throated Coffee Share

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If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a cup from the freshly brewed pot just there in the kitchen, and warn you not to get too close.  My throat started hurting last night, and even though I’ve medicated throughout the day, it’s still hurting.  So, grab some coffee or something more to your liking, but don’t get too close.

We have football on the tv, but the sound is down to allow us to listen to some music.  Right now, Alanis is singing “That I Would Be Good,” a nice relaxing but thought provoking tune. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sore Throated Coffee Share”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Almost Normal

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If we were having, I would be drinking Stok (Pronounced stoke as it’s written with a line over the o) cold brew with milk.  It’s good stuff.  I get the black unsweetened variety and add stuff or not.  Either way, good stuff!  Help yourself to a cup, and doctor it up if you like.

Hopefully you all had a great week!  Mine was pretty good as we inched back toward normalcy.  We still have a little way to go, as there are many in the area that have been affected by flooding.  Not us, but there is some rough places not far from us and some roads still effected by water.  All the roads should be clear by mid-week and we will be that much closer to normal. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Almost Normal”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Hurricane Florence

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how happy I am that the power is still on.  Yes, the wind is blowing and the rain is coming down, so let’s not count our chickens before they hatch or anything like that, but there is hope!  There is after all, a hurricane on the doorstep, but we have coffee (hot) and Jimmy Buffett playing in the background, so it’s best not to waste the time we have.

I have some nice Community Coffee brewing in the kitchen now since I finished off the first pot already.  It’s been that kind of morning.  I suppose its been that way for the past couple of days really.

Ah, there’s the coffee pot beep, letting me know that the new pot is done.  Shall we go fill our cups and then talk a spell?

This week has been a typical hurricane week.  There was the whole, maybe it’s gonna miss us after all, then the maybe not, the trips to the grocery to grab supplies, and the battening down of the proverbial hatches before the storm blows in.  Nothing new really, but always a hassle all the same.

You do what you can do before the storm hits, and then if you decide not to evacuate, you hope for the best.  I guess that hoping for the best holds true even if you do evacuate, but you know what I mean.  We are a little off the coast so we don’t normally evacuate.

Work shut down because of the storm, so I’ve been trying to use the time as wisely as possible, writing as much as I can while there is little else to do.  I’ve made a couple post so far, a #FridayFictioneers and Episode 8 in the Warriors serial, and did a bit more writing than that to boot.

If the power stays on, that should help the flow of words.  If it doesn’t, I’m prepared with a notebook, but other things may take priority if we’re in the dark.  Fingers crossed that doesn’t happen and if it does that it won’t last long.

On the fitness front, I had the best workout in a long while yesterday.  It started with 30 minutes on the stepper machine.  The calf is still too bummed to allow running, and the stepper is more work on the quads than the calves, so it is my only really cardio option for now.  After that was done, the weather was still nice, so I headed outside to do the crossfit workout Cindy which consist of AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible) of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 air squats in 20 minutes.  I managed 12 rounds.

I’m encouraged by yesterday’s workout and look forward to what’s next.  Running is still probably another three weeks away if I’m realistic and patient enough to allow myself to heal fully.  The calf still swells some, still gives some pain if stepped wrong, and is a constant source of concern, but it’s getting better day by day.  I’m massaging, foam rolling, and icing it as much as I can in an attempt to speed the healing process.  That I can do some form of cardio now should help pacify my urge to go pound out the miles, so that’s good.

Wow I’ve rambled on!  I should probably let you go, and fix myself another cup of this good hot coffee.  Keep us and all the others along the east coast in your thoughts and prayers.  Things aren’t as bad as we feared, but that doesn’t mean there’s not some rough stuff going on out there as a result of the storm.

If you are in the storm, stay safe!  I want to see you back next week for coffee, and we can talk about how we’re getting back to normal.  Hope everyone has the best week they can have, see you next week!


 

#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up 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.

It is hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Service

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I am so very frustrated with this Jeep Patriot that I bought a few years ago for my daughter. What we thought would be a good vehicle for her has turned out poorly.

So here I am on a beautiful Saturday morning sitting in the service lobby, but there is coffee, so we may as well help ourselves while we wait. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Service”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – College Football is Back!

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that College Football is back and I’m ready for it.  I’m up this morning, drinking my coffee and waiting for kickoff.  Won’t you have a cup?  There’s a pot of freshly brewed Peet’s Dark Roast just waiting to be poured.  We can also get you some tea or iced coffee, but that stuff in the pot is really good.  You should give it a shot! Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – College Football is Back!”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Racing and Writing

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If we were having coffee, we would be drinking, yet again, what the hotel is passing off as coffee.  It seems that it’s been there for a bit now as it’s just warm instead of hot, but there is a microwave here in the room, so we can handle that.  I also noticed some tea bags down there if that’s your thing.  Again, we can make use of the microwave to get that water piping hot, and then we can relax a bit and chat over drinks.  That sounds nice.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Racing and Writing”

#DSFWeeklyRewind – Still Healing

cappuccino on tableAnd a mighty good Sunday to ya!  It’s that time again to look back on a week gone by and what all did and did not happen.  Or a few pieces of it anyway.  As always, I hope you are all doing well out there in internet land and have had a good week gone by, not to mention a good week on the way.

As for me, I’m still healing the torn calf muscle.  That, of course means no running and even being careful while walking.  Funny thing is that I do good as long as I keep gently using it.  It’s when I lay up on the couch or get out of bed in the morning that it gives me the worst of it.

It does seem to be getting better everyday, and I’m so happy about that.  I can almost see the day where I run again.  Almost.  I am waiting for that day, very impatiently.  Since it is better though, I’ve been in the gym, doing some lifting and other stuff that doesn’t require lots of lower body work.  So that’s good I guess, as I often neglect that kind of workout when I’m able to run.  Perhaps this little running setback can put me back on a more complete fitness schedule.

On a sad note, yesterday was my last Spartan Race of the season.  On an even sadder note, I didn’t get to actually run it.  I did however, get to hang out and watch as my daughter ran it.  I am so proud of her and the athlete she has become, and look forward to seeing where she goes in the future.

As far as the blog, I did not get anything done last week.  I hope to remedy that as this week progresses, but we’ll see how it goes.  I want to write more, and that more includes beginning to work on novel length ideas as well as shorter projects for the blog.  Writing is fun when there is time to do it, and I hope to have that time this week.  Again, we’ll see.

With all that said, I’ll let you go.  We’ve all got a brand new week, and opportunity to make the best of it!  Let’s do it!


#DSFWeeklyRewind is a weekly linkup hosted by Tara over at DaisySmileyFace.com.  You should totally go over and check out her page.  Maybe even write a post of your own for the linkup, and join the fun!