If We Were Having Coffee on the 2nd of September, 2017

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of a strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage.  Actually, I’m a lot later than usual, and it is lunch time.  So there are a wide variety of beverages available.  It’s a beautiful day outside, if a little cool.  September brought mid-fall with it!  But still, the sun is shining and it is gorgeous.  Maybe we can sit in the back yard as we chat.  Oh yes, in case you were wondering and didn’t know my little key for photos, that stack of Beatles mugs up at the top means that I am still on Cape Cod.

This week is my typical end of summer vacation.  Even before I bought the cottage down here, the last week of August (sometimes the first week of September) is always a week that I spend down here.  And for almost a decade my parents have joined me down here.  It’s a nice little end of summer get away, even if it is to a place i go all of the time.

Besides visiting with my parents, and things like that, I did some of the typical Cape Cod stuff.  I spent some time on the kayak, walked on the beach, took long walks in the woods, played with the puppies, etc.  I also relaxed, did a little bit of writing, talked to some people and stuff like that.  So it’s been a nice week.

My parents went home yesterday, so I am doing stuff that I didn’t really do when they were here.  Not bad things, like running around the house naked pouring whiskey over myself while gulping down tequila.  No, nothing like that (Now you have that awful image in your head, hehehehe.)  I’m just doing more solitary things on my own, or things that they don’t get into as much.  For instance, even though it is very cool, I am going to go to the beach and swim for a while.  Yes, brrrr, but still nice.  My parents like to walk on the prettier beaches, but are not really beach people and aren’t going to be swiming.

OK, stop thinking of the tequila thing!  That was an example of something that I am NOT doing.  Wow, what a mind you have ;)

My first coffee post was three years ago, on the 25th of August, 2014.  Wow!  I skipped a few months, but have been doing them regularly since October 2014.  If you saw last weeks coffee post, when I started doing the coffee share, I used it to do a quick recap of the previous blogging week.  Well, I decided to stop doing that.  It wasted your time and my time.  If there is a post I want to send you to, i will, but no more recap.

Anyway, it is beautiful out there!  the osprey, egrets and seal are calling my name.  As is the sand and surf.  Yes, i am getting restless from being inside too long and need to start moving again.  Yes, I’ll have to cut this a little short.  Sure, we can sit back here for a little longer, but we the dogs want walked, as I’m sure you can tell.  Perhaps you can say a little about your week, but if you have a coffee share, we’ll wait until I have a chance to come join you.

I hope you had a good week!  Talk to you soon.  If you have a coffee share, I’ll be by soon.  If not, why not? ;)

The  Coffee Share can be found at it’s original home at Part Time Monster.  You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “InLinkz Linkup.  In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.

 

 

25 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 2nd of September, 2017

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I could put a shot of tequila in the coffee if you’d like…. Might not be as good as the Margaritas I made, but still… (Margaritas were made when the parents were still in the house – as a dutiful son, I squeezed every lime by hand myself. (not a joke) )

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Actually, it is more my tastes than anything – I hate Margaritas from mix (not that I drink any very often) so I learned the real way to do it – lime juice, tequila and orange liquor (they ask for triple sec, but Grand Mariner tastes better ;) ). Maybe a touch of agave syrup to sweeten to taste. As far as kids, yeah, I had my list of chores that I’m kids don’t do any more…

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  1. Corina

    It’s good to have company but it is also good to be alone so I get what you mean about doing things you couldn’t do when your parents were with you. I loved having my mom here with me when I had my surgery. She stayed for about three weeks. We talked and talked and watched a lot of movies but because I am used to living alone, there were times that I just wanted to have a little bit of time to myself.

    Enjoy whatever time you have left if you’re still at the Cape. We’ve been pretty miserable here with the hot streak of weather. We broke our own record on Sunday and are expected to hit triple digits today, which will break another record. We’re also dealing with a lot of hazy, smoky skies because of all the wildfires burning nearby.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I drove back yesterday and so am relaxing today. No matter how much you like the company, it is nice when they leave.

      Today is going to be a little warmer than it’s been the last few days, as will tomorrow, but it has been downright cold lately! It feels like mid-October. But it is wetter than October – it has been a very wet, cool summer with only a handful of hot days.

      I hope you stay cool!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is a great place to relax. In a few weeks it will grow pretty quite on Cape Cod, and so it is even better, even if there is no swimming.

      I hope you had a great week. I’ll try to stop by later. I have been “lurking” on your blog, that is, reading but not leaving comments.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      When I went back and looked, I could believe it had been three years already. Time flies! I do like the coffee share and have met quite a few people on them. Nothing like sitting down with some coffee for a chat to meet people. I hope you had a great week – today is a travel day and i haven’t had a chance to read any posts, so if this was your week for the coffee share, I’ll hit it soon.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No actual alcohol was wasted in the making of this post ;) Painting that picture was the least I could do this weekend. It is always nice to get away. Hope you had a great week as well.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong

    I was immediately struck by your percolator because I’ve been looking at them, wondering if maybe they would make a better (stronger) pot of (hotter) coffee than the drip machine. I think what bothers me is that they are not immersible, So … wondering what you think of it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Shoot, I accidentally sent the comment. Anyway, I have one here on the Cape and one back in NH and use them every day. They are Farberware, so a little pricey, but worth it. The coffee tastes better to me and it is hotter. That being said, I had some issues this week with getting a good brew. I’m not sure what happened, but I re-perced it and it was strong.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Of course the insides are easy to wash. The pot itself, I rinse really well after every use and drag a damp, semi-soapy wash cloth through it once or twice a week. Every so often I take more time, because it does get a bit brown inside, but I don’t worry too much about it. A damp cloth on the outside occasionally, or a bit more if I want it to shine. To me it is easy to care for even if you can’t soak or dunk it.

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  3. Pamela Morse

    What a fabulous tradition to end the summer at Cape Cod with your parents..sweet. Don’t protest too much about the naked tequila image after you gave us the full (monty) picture, Trent. I now will have that “meme” forever imbedded in my visual memory. Thanks, Trent.

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