#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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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Running Behind

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If we were having coffee, I tell you that I am running behind this week.  I keep telling myself that it’s okay, but to be honest, I don’t like it.  The weekly #FridayFictioneers post isn’t done, and the same can be said of the coming week’s episode of Warriors.

But it’s Saturday morning now, and there’s coffee to be had.  I’ve got a fresh pot of Seattle’s Best just a room away, eggs cooked in a coffee cup, and Counting Crows playing in the background.  Things are near perfect!  Can I get you some coffee?  There’s tea if you prefer or water.  As for me, the need for caffeine is real this morning.

Work got me behind this week.  We were holding a class, an informal one but still, the requirements of a week of class being what they are, well it wears on a person.  The waking an hour early every morning is the worst, as the early morning has never been a friend of mine.  That combined with the always on feeling, even during lunch, can get a little extra tiring for an introvert such as myself.  (Sometimes you just need 30 minutes with the door closed.)  I love my job though, so I’m learning to deal with the early mornings and trying to get my recharge time when I can.

Time for another cup?  I think I will get one too.

The only thing to report on the writing front this week is Episode 4 of Warriors.  Hopefully, I’ll have a #FridayFictioneers posted before days end, but to be honest, looking at the day ahead of me, I can see it happening and not at the same time.  Tomorrow at the worst I should think.

At least the week didn’t stop me from making progress in my reading.  The ride to work is spent listening to the Bible on Audible and though my mind drifts some in the early morning, thoughts of the day or the day before coming unbidden, I feel this time is a benefit.  Throughout the day while eating or some such, I’m always able to catch a few pages of a book stored on the phone.  (real reading here, not listening)  I’m in the 4th book of The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, Wizard and Glass.  The horrible movie almost turned me away from the series, but I’m glad I stuck in there.  As the series has rolled on, it has picked up speed and is now rolling along at a breakneck pace.  I always look forward to the snatched away minutes that I spend in that universe.  The ride home is back to Audible.  This time for the 2nd series that I’m currently engrossed in.  This series is The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett.  I’m in the middle of The Desert Spear right now.  Unfortunately, I fell asleep while it played last night.  Now I’ve got to find my place again.

My running is still a sore spot for me.  To be more specific, the sore spot is my right hip.  It doesn’t seem to matter what I do, it just won’t get better, (I’ve got ice on it right now) and there’s a race next weekend.  Ugh!  All I can do is see how it goes, but I’ve got a pretty good idea how that will be.  After next weekend, I’ll probably find myself at the chiropractor.  Something I’ve never done, but it seems to have helped my daughter, so I’m ready to bite the bullet and give it a try.

That’s enough about my week.  How was yours?  Tell me down in the comments or write your own coffee share post!  It’s all in fun, and we have quit a nice little community here that seems welcoming to all!


#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 – Missed Last Week

If we were having coffee, I would apologize for missing last week. I think I’ll just sip some instant coffee (it’s not bad) today while we talk. I can get you a cup. It only takes a couple of minutes for the water to boil in the microwave after all. The same goes for tea if you would prefer that.

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First Nice Day, Stuck at Work (Time to Play)

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The sun is finally out,
But not me, I'm in.
Can't be sure,
But this may be a sin.

Oh, the pull of a sun-soaked day,
Fighting the urge to go out to play.

Somehow, someway,
It doesn't seem fair.
Somehow I doubt,
The bosses really care.

And so we sit and waste away,
While counting down 'til it's time to play.