If We Were Having Coffee on Cinco de Mayo, 2018

Coffee in NH with Moog

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice mug of very strong Sumatra/French Roast mix.  Perhaps a cuppa tea is your cup of tea. Or perhaps..  After we get the cup, I am going to insist we go outside.  The house feels stuffy.  I’ve removed the plastic from some of the windows and so it is getting better.  It is gorgeous outside.  Still a little cool.  I walked the dogs with shorts and a short sleeve shirt and felt cool when hit by a breeze, but I was not cold!  Oh, where are we?  Some of you may recognize that cup and synthesizer as being in New Hampshire.  Note – I may do a photo shoot so I have more than one New Hampshire photo.  I’ll also do a winter shoot next year – my coffee cup in a huge snow drift, perhaps?  We’ll see….

It is Spring!  After a nice springlike week, we had a couple of almost cold days.  I’m talking 45 F (7 C) and raining.  But then it warmed up.  It was over 90F (32 C) on Wednesday and almost reached 90 (30+) on Thursday before a rainstorm lowered the temperatures.  For the next week it looks like the highs will be in the high 60s to the mid 70s (low 20s C).  One thing about the warm week is the vegetation.  Out of nowhere everything started to bloom.  The trees went from nothing to buds to leaves in a week.  Wednesday everything was bare.  Friday everything was leafy green.  It is a riot of vegetation out there!

After a week off, I returned to work this week.  It was a very busy week.  Very busy….

After work I read, wrote, played music (with my figures, not a player), exercised, walked dogs, played with dogs, worked around the house and other things.  For some reason I felt as if I had no time.  I spent about 1/5 the time reading blogs as usual (I didn’t read much the week before because I was out doing!) I also didn’t post as much this week.

It feels great outside.  I think I need to get away from the computer for a while.

Thanks for stopping by!  It was nice chatting.  If you have a coffee chat I will try to stop by for a visit, but it might be late this evening or tomorrow.  or Monday.

The original Coffee Share kind of died out, but it has been revived!  Eclectic Alli is hosting a coffee share.  This week’s share is here. and the link up is here. Come on and join in!  Hopefully we can bring it back to its former glory :)

28 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on Cinco de Mayo, 2018

  1. Rowena

    Hi Trent,
    Great to catch up with you again. Things have been crazy busy for me too, and now I’m having to relearn how to tone down the speedometer and chill a bit. Currently have Zac on my lap with the laptop half over him. He doesn’t seem to mind. He’s actually crushing my foot. Rosie has become a chronic sticker chaser. Now, trying to teach her to chill out and have down time.
    I’d be interested to get your feedback on the music I’ve chosen to go with my Letters to Dead Artists series. I would never have thought I could do that but a bit of time on Google and the two cellos were my son’s suggestion. My grandmother and my Mum both played the Liszt piece I’ve given Monet. I had a real chuckle with my choice for Dali. What do you think?
    Weather here is still pretty good. Went out on the kayak briefly a few weeks ago and would love to get out there again.
    Hope you have a great week ahead. It’s almost half over.
    Best wishes,
    Ro

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Rowena. i did listen to one of the pieces of music you chose, but I haven’t had time to do much reading/listening lately. I may go back and try to listen to the Liszt piece.

      Getting even busier – I have spent less than 10 minutes on the blog in the last 48 hours! In ways I hope it slows down, but in other ways I enjoy being busy.

      Thanks for stopping by for coffee. I hope your week is going well – I know, half done for you, but it is still Tuesday here.

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      1. Rowena

        Hi Trent. Hope your workload settles down a bit. The Liszt piece is beautiful and very familiar. Have you heard the Two Cellos play at all? They’re amazing and very energetic…along with Lindsay Stirling.
        All my life the emphasis has been on being a player of music, not a listener or appreciator of it and that’s a skill I’m starting to acquire. I’m also thinking more about how the mood of a painting or piece of music affects you and to be more cautious in my choices.
        Best wishes,
        Ro

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          You did make some interesting choices in the music. Not many people will have Schoenberg on the same list as Elvis Costello ;) And the Liebestraum might be Liszt best known piece, at least after the Hungarian Rhapsody 2.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It has been nice to not have to wear a coat! The dogs have been enjoying it, though the boxer gets over heated pretty easily. He has not wanted to slow down, though… I hope you are having a good weekend and have a great week ahead!

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      1. NorCal Zen

        I bet! No coat means summer is almost here :) I bet the dogs enjoyed it as well. The weekend was awesome here. Hiking Saturday, and horsey things on Sunday. I hope yours was as well. Have a great new week!

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  2. Master of Something Yet

    Last time I checked in you still had snow and now you’ve got 30C days? Your weather sounds as crazy as ours! Very glad to hear it’s warmed up and Spring is here for you, though. You waited a long time for that.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Spring here is always odd. I think we have a late snow more years than not and have those oddball 30 degree days before there are leaves on the trees most years. I am happy for Spring to finally be here. This year March was much colder than February, which made it worse – by the end of February everyone was thinkign Spring was around the corner. I even saw flowers, and then the coldest part of the winter hit….

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  3. Corina

    Wr haven’t gotten the really warm weather yet. We did have a couple of days in the mid 70s and one day we were in the low 80s. Not a lot of sunny days either. We’ve been clouded over for the most part. But it has been great to not have rain!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Our spring here is always very short. We’ll have a couple of very warm days early, but we can still have those 45 degree days in June. Hope Spring finds you soon.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      New Hampshire has a full four seasons, with some hot weather in the summer, but winters can be extreme and spring is always short. It is fun to see the weather and climate of people around the world.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      My dogs love to be outdoors, but when it rains… Our little rescue doesn’t mind one bit, but sometimes the boxer needs to be coaxed. Of course if there is play to be had, he’s outside! I hope you have a great week!

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