#WeekendCoffeeShare – 01-12-19

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If we were having coffee, I wouldn’t tell you that the week was a busy one because who couldn’t say that?  I would instead offer you a cup of something hot on this cold morning and we could talk.  Maybe about where our warm weather went!

Earlier this week I was running and biking in 70 degree wonderfulness, and now we’re hanging in the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.  I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of the cold and so it’s a good day to sleep in and drink coffee.  If you happen to be one of those cold weather loving people, God bless you!  I don’t know how you do it. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 01-12-19”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – We Wish You…

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If we were having coffee, we would be listening to The Wallflowers while enjoying our beverages of hot and cold.  I’d be having cold coffee, hold the ice, with a nice spoonful of honey to add a bit of sweet.  The honey is good local stuff I get from a guy at work.  It’s sat around long enough that it’s gone solid, so we can scoop out what we want without making a mess.  You should try it!  You could even put some in hot coffee or tea if you’d prefer that.  The honey will most definitely dissolve better in the hot stuff.

It’s that time of year that I would wish you a Merry Christmas.  But I could also wish you a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry something else, or just a Happy Holidays if you’d prefer.  We do Christmas here, so that’s where my mind goes. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – We Wish You…”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Cider Time

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If we were having coffee, I would be having cider instead.  Tonight is my first hot apple cider since around the new year, so it’s been awhile.  It is cold and rainy out.  Perhaps that put me in the mood.  I can get you a cup if you’d like, but I can fire up the coffee pot as well if you want to keep it traditional.

The week was busy, so it’s nice to sit and relax a bit.  I’m listening to Counting Crows.  Adam is singing “Raining in Baltimore” at the moment.  It’s fitting because it’s raining here as well.  There is a line in the song (“these train conversations, passing me by and I don’t have nothing to say”) that reminds me of the photo prompt from this weeks Friday Fictioneers.  My little 100 word story had nothing to do with that line, or the song for that matter, but I can’t help but think of the photo with that line. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Cider Time”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Busy, Sleepy Weekend

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If we were having coffee, we would have football on the tube and a nice fresh pot of coffee in the kitchen.  Won’t you help yourself to some?  It’s time to freshen mine up, so I can show you the way.  If coffee’s not your thing, we have tea, milk, and of course water.

Hopefully, you’ve had a good weekend.  We have, but it’s been a busy one starting Thursday at work.  It was a long day (and night) leaving too little sleep for Friday, but Friday came anyway.  After work Friday, we went to singing at church, then once home I was wide awake and though sleep would have been wiser, it was guitar time.  I’ve been trying to learn 3am by Matchbox Twenty, and this led to too little sleep for Saturday.  Saturday, I was up at 7am, to get the bikes ready for my daughter and I to go ride for a few hours before the wife and I went to a local college football game.  Home team lost.  Once home, I stayed up too late watching more football and slept a little too little for work on Sunday.  The hour rollback helped with that though. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Busy, Sleepy Weekend”

#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 -Back to Writing, but Not Running.

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If we were having coffee, I would apologize for the venue just before apologizing for standing you up on our coffee date last week.  We find ourselves in yet another hotel lobby this evening, but the coffee is pretty good.  (At least it’s hot.)  It was the best I could do.  All the coffee shops within walking distance closed early, except Dunkin of which I am not a fan.  So here we are.  Go ahead and grab a cup and I’ll refresh mine. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare -Back to Writing, but Not Running.”

#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!