#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Day In


It’s not often I get a day in.  A day to relax, write, play the ole guitar, and let my introvert flag fly high.  Inside… where no one can see it.

Today has been that day.  It was nasty this morning, so I got a decent workout in, took the trash off, put on a pot of coffee, and settled in.  Oh, coffee.  That was rude of me.  There’s a pot there in the kitchen, freshly brewed and ready to drink.  If coffee’s not your thing, there’s tea, water, or milk.  Help yourself!

Now that we’ve got  Thanksgiving behind us, I guess it’s time to look forward to Christmas.  Christmas already!  It’s hard to believe.  There is a local radio station that has been playing Christmas music for weeks now, and I just don’t understand it.  That should be saved to at least the week before, but I suppose there’s a market for it.  I don’t get it, but anyway. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Day In”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Music Kind of Night

cappuccino on tableIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this is a music kind of night.  As a point of fact, I opted to listen to music on the way home from work tonight.  That drive is normally filled with whatever book I’m listening to on Audible at the time, but not tonight.  Tonight, the music called to me, and I answered.  So sit back and enjoy a cup of something.  I have coffee, tea, and sundry other things to sate you thirst.

As we talk, we can listen to some music.  I’ve got my favorite playlist going.  Willie Nelson (City of New Orleans) is on right now, and who knows what’s next.  Ohh, Elton John, Candle in the Wind!  I love this song! Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Music Kind of Night”

Bad Poetry Thursday – Quiet


Peaceful bliss.
Time to recover.
An introvert's wish.

It is a need.
Not a want,
The time for which we plead.

Emerge, we will.
From our cocoons,
From the still.

Ready, the world to face.
Join once more,
The dreaded rat race.

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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!

#weekendcoffeeshare – Post Thanksgiving

If we were having coffee, you’d probably tell me that it’s late and that I should probably be getting to bed soon.  To that, I would reply with an audible sigh and a shrug of my shoulders before saying, “yes, I know.”

So, I’m having instant again tonight.  It was almost hot cocoa, but coffee won out.  I can get you either if you would like or maybe you would like something colder.  Pretty sure there’s some ginger ale in the fridge.

You see, the fact that I should be in bed doesn’t bother me too much.  Not right now anyway.  Tomorrow morning, that may change.  That’s when I’ve got to go back to work.  My first day back since Tuesday after taking off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving was a mixed bag, but aren’t all holidays.  All of them that require time spent with large groups of people, be they family or not.  Being around that many people can be taxing on a little ole introvert like me, but we all managed to get through the day without killing one another.  We’ll get to try again next year though, and it’ll be here before you know it.

Being off of work was the best though.  We spent some time at the beach after Thanksgiving, where I was able to wake up and run in the sand with the waves just right there, crashing at my feet.  That won’t happen again for a while.  I swear, if I lived on the beach, I’d be out there running almost everyday.  At least until I’m too old to do it.  I know that day’s coming, but I’m gonna fight it every step of the way.  What else can I do?

With December just a day or two away, we’ll have to start gearing up for Christmas.  Another of those holidays that tries all of our introvert nerves out there.  We can persevere though.  I know that we can make it through.  Stay strong my introverted friends.  There are quiet days ahead.

#weekendcoffeeshare Tennessee Again

If we were having coffee, it wouldn’t be the best.  Sorry, but I’m at the hotel and that’s all the coffee I have.  There’s only two choices, regular and decaf.  I, of course, chose the regular.  Really, what’s the point of decaf?  So, you must choose.  If you decide to forgo the coffee, I understand.  I’ll finish this cup, but that’s it for me.  After this, it’s bottled water all the way.

So yeah, we’re back in Tennessee again this weekend.  Again for a race, but this time we’re not racing in the race that we are attending.  This time, we’re helping to put the race on.  It’s our first time helping with a race and one day in, we still don’t really know what to expect.  To say that today was a slow day at the track would be an understatement.  Most of our day was spent standing around being cold in one place of another.  There just wasn’t much for us to do, and that’s a shame because we were willing to do whatever needed doing.

We did have fun though.  We did a little walking out in the woods.   I took a nice picture for this very blog post and got my feet soaking wet.  The picture was the good part, the feet wet was the bad.

Tennessee woods in November.
I’m still struggling somewhat with this whole WordPress thing.  I had more pictures to put in this post, but I am doing something wrong.  It’s frustrating, so I’ll leave it be for tonight.

My last sip of coffee was almost of the iced variety, so maybe I’ll just be done with that.  Hopefully tomorrow will be drier for us and we’ll have a good trip home and find some good coffee on the way.

Other that the Tennessee trip and WordPress fighting me every step of the way over the pictures that I want to share, things have been mostly normal, if a little busy.  Maybe more than normal.   When I get real busy, I get even worse at the whole social media thing.  I’m not good at it anyway, but when things are like this, I generally just post my words at the end of the night and reply to anything directed at me.  That’s all.

Honestly, my normal social media presence isn’t much more than that anyway.  I can be quite the introvert, even on the internet.  There have been attempts made to come out of my shell, but my shell is so inviting and comfy that it’s hard to find the motivation to leave it.  I do try at times though.

Since we’re talking about my inability to be social, I want to take a minute to thank you for stopping by to read my #weekendcoffeeshare.  It means a lot.  If you’re new, then welcome, and if you’ve read other #weekendcoffeeshare post, welcome back.

I truly do hope you like what you find here.  In addition to the regular blogs, there are stories of the month (only 2 at the moment).  You can check them out if you would like.  Thanks for stopping by.  Next time, I hope we have some better coffee.