#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019-03-16

If we were having coffee, I may just sip along on a little something else if that suits you. You see, while it’s still early, I’ll be heading to bed soon. Tomorrow starts long hours at work for a bit and I may as well rest while I can. Let me say now that if I’m absent for a week or two, it’s work’s fault and like Arnold, I’ll be back.

There is a pot in the kitchen ready to go if you want fresh, hot coffee. All’s to do is hit the button and presto wammo, coffee. It’s amazing the time we live in.

So tonight, we’re listening to Smashing Pumpkins. They played 1979 on the radio earlier and it put me in the mood.

I managed a decent amount of writing during the week. Mostly at work on lunch break. That trend will come to a screeching halt this week. Oh well, what you gonna do, right? While all of that lunch break writing was for my book, I did manage to write and publish on the blog a #FridayFictioneers story titled “No Fingers, No Play” while at home one evening.

I had a few runs this week. The most in the past six months. It’s still not enough, but it’s coming along. That’s another thing that will be cut way back because of the upcoming work schedule, but like I said earlier, oh well.

I think I’m going to head out. Hope I’m not being short or anything, it’s just that I want to make sure everything is good for the morning. Lots to do, you know?

Anyway, ya’ll have a great week, and I’ll see you when I can.


#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.

You should give it a try!

#WeekendCoffeeShare – 02-02-2019

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that it’s been a long week and that I’m so happy that it’s the weekend.  We would be here, listening to music, (a playlist on my phone that’s playing Round Here by the Counting Crows right now) and sipping fresh brewed coffee.  It feels good to relax for a day or two.  I’m thinking we have this whole work week thing backwards, working five days and off two.  Who came up with that?  Oh well, I’ll sip my coffee and be thankful for the downtime that never seems to last long enough.

Wow, I feel like I’m rambling already.  Most rude of me.  Perhaps it’s because my writing this week has been nonexistent.  The long days at work, and the cold weather (not Chicago cold, thank goodness!) had me feeling tired and unmotivated.  I hate that feeling.  There were a couple of nights I fell into bed around 8 o’clock to read a bit, only to fall asleep shortly after going down. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 02-02-2019”

Boots

Copyright – Adam Ickes

Adam swiped at the buzzing clock before wiping a hand across his face.  It was too early, as always, but especially after last night.  The night’s activity didn’t diminish the day’s responsibilities however, so he rolled out of bed.

Memories of the night flashed through his mind as he dressed.  Had they really been swimming in December?  Naked? 

Please no pictures.

He smiled and poured coffee in a large cup.  Tales of last night would show up at work.  Grown men were the worst gossips after all.

He’d know what happened soon enough, if he could only find his boots.

WC:  100


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#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Good Start

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If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a cup of some not so fresh coffee that’s hanging out in the kitchen.  I brewed it a few hours ago, so it’s not the freshest, but it’s still good and it’s plenty hot.  There’s also milk and water or a tea bag or two around if you would rather go that way.

I started last week off pretty good as far as writing goes.  I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday writing on lunch break at work, then coming home and doing a little more with it.  Well, Monday and Tuesday had some at home work, it was Wednesday that I fell off the wagon, but it wasn’t totally my fault. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Good Start”

#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 – 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 – Running Behind, but Running All The Same

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If we were having coffee, I’d say that I didn’t really know what to say.  Then I’d offer you a nice cup ‘o joe and we could laze about, sipping coffee and talking about things.  Of course, if coffee is not your thing, I could offer you some tea, milk, or water.  We drink mostly water here, but there are occasions where other things are drank.  Other things like coffee, which is consumed daily, at least when I’m around.

I’ve spent the last two weeks in NC.  The first was vacation, the second was work.  The two trips were about as opposite as they could have been.  The first was in the mountains, while the second was on the coast, and of’course there is the difference of fun versus work.  Not that all the work was bad, it just wasn’t vacation.

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