If We Were Having Coffee on May the Fourth be with… sorry ;)

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Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong French/Sumatra Roast blend, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It is wet and cool out there, but what’s new?  This has been a wet cool spring.  I did see blue skies for about a nanosecond the other day, but…  And where am I?  Some of you may recognize the photo as being in New Hampshire.  Yes, the first weekend coffee share here in about a month!

As I said, a wet and cold week.  The last time I ran was Sunday after getting back from Cape Cod.  Yep, I need to get out!  The forecast kept showing warmer days ahead, but every morning, that warm day was pushed farther into the future.  Oh well, at least it is drizzle and rain, not flurries and snow!

On Monday I found a deer tick.  It was in the middle of a huge black welt.  Nasty looking.  I saw my doctor in the PM and since I couldn’t put a time frame on in (most likely before Sunday…) he decided to do the full antibiotic regime.  That’s twice a day for 21 days.  Yuck.  But better than getting Lyme Disease!

It was a busy work week after having a vacation, but not as bad as feared.

I had massage this week, which was needed…

I dd get a lot of editing done.  I also wrote a little more than I have in a few weeks.  So great!  Always good.

Since this is the first weekend day that I’ve been in NH in almost a month, I have a ton of stuff to day.  One thing, it has been three months since I’ve had a hair cut, so I need to do that.  I also need to pick up a few things for the new house on the Cape.  I might even do some work around the house, but obviously not the yard if it is raining ;)

Thanks for stopping in!  I can’t promise I will hit other coffee shares, but I will try.

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.

27 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on May the Fourth be with… sorry ;)

  1. Beaton

    I always laugh every May the fourth be with you… and I was kinda heartbroken to learn the death of the Chewbacca actor a week ago.
    Ticks are such vile lil things did have the satisfaction of making sure it’s nice and thoroughly dead though hahaha
    ~B

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I usually don’t get too involved in the May the Fourth jokes, but with it coinciding with the coffee share, I couldn’t resist. It is sad about the Chewbacca actor.

      When I find ticks on me, I always flush them down the toilet -a fitting end ;) Since Lyme is relatively local you most likely don’t know much about it – if you don’t treat it right away, you can have long term effects, like memory issues, balance problems, etc. so it is always best to try to knock it out before it sets in.

      I hope you are having a good week.

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      1. Beaton

        ticks this side of the globe give you tick bite fever … swelling, rash, itchiness, muscular pain, headaches and of course fever… I dont think it has long term, effects but then again collected research is so far only 35 years old which is young in the grand scheme of things.
        ~B

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  2. Gary A Wilson

    Hey Trent. I’m glad your doctor reacted as reported. My other New England friend was not so lucky and is now fighting lyme disease – it is no easy task and has put him on disability for quite a while now. Best wishes for a negative final conclusion on this and a very quick recovery otherwise.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Gary. I’ve known too many people who have been severely impacted by it to not take the risk seriously. It is nasty!

      I hope you had a great weekend and have a wonderful week ahead – hopefully better than last week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Believe me, you do not want to get Lyme Disease! If it is not caught in time, it can lead to very serious long term effects, like memory issues and concentration. So I will take the little bit of nausea to keep from getting it. (I am taking probiotics, so that helps). Thanks for stoppi9ng by – I hope you did get some good coffee.

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      1. Ocean Bream

        Oh wow I didn’t know that – that’s scary, and all from a tick bite! Yes probiotics are excellent to fight antibiotics – I did get some good coffee, I hope you have a good week ahead! :)

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          The good thing about tick-born diseases is they are not likely to spread around the world, so unless you are in the eastern US you wouldn’t have a reason to know about it. Of course, there are even worse diseases from a flea bite ;)

          Hope you have a good week as well :)

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    Every night as the temps drop, I feel like I need to be defrosted. Some May! Some spring! And the rain that has been dumping the Mississippi over its banks is supposed to whack us tomorrow or the day after that. I’m just hoping the Blackstone doesn’t overflow. Or any of our other rivers. New England is very big on rivers, isn’t it!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I was reading someone out west (Vegas area) talking about temps around 97… Not here. One good thing about NH, though, is we will miss most of tomorrow’s rain…. Next week also looks warmer, a lot closer to normal.

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  4. Kathleen Howell

    Yikes, glad to hear there is an antibiotic for Lyme disease! I didn’t know that. I have a friend with Lyme and it’s no picnic.. Glad you found the bugger in time and got what you needed.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. You can stop it if you are early enough. Even if you aren’t you can knock it out, but the longer you have it, the more long term side effects you’ll have. It’s pretty nasty…

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  5. dawnkinster

    I hate to click the ‘like’ button, as no running since last Sunday, rain and a deer tick just don’t qualify as likable. But this week is BOUND to be better, right? Here they are forecasting for a good today and tomorrow, then rain all next week. So when you get that little slice of sun don’t squander it. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately depending on how you look at it) we have symphony tickets for tonight, though that still leaves us some hours of sun this afternoon, and an afternoon concert in Ann Arbor tomorrow…the best weather day of the bunch. Still…it’s music so I can’t complain. Hope your week goes better! Did they send the tick away for testing?

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No, it wasn’t the best of weeks, but not terrible either. It will be warmer this week coming up, but it might still be a little wet… It hasn’t rained since earlier this morning, but is still pretty gray – I may try running anyway.

      Isn’t it always the case that appointments, events, concerts, etc. always seem to be scheduled for they little time that the weather is nice. Great. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the bit of good weather as well as the concerts.

      I washed the tick down the drain, so no testing it. A deer tick on Cape Cod has Lyme, guaranteed, and same with in NH, about a 99.999% chance of having Lyme. This is ground zero for the disease. The only question is how long the tick was embedded. If it was just a few hours, no problems. If it was three days, you have Lyme. I don’t know how long it was, but the welt was as ugly as I’d ever seen one – about 100 times the size of the tick (deer ticks are tiny), so my guess, it had been there a while…

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  6. Sagittarius Viking

    Sorry about the tick. Those are nasty! I’m glad you got an antidote for the nastiness.
    I hope you get to see some blue skies while you’re doing chores around the place. It’s a fabulous quiet Saturday here so far. Thank you for the delicious coffee!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It’s warmed up a little from earlier in the week, but no blue skies yet. I’m still watching for them ;) Thanks for stopping by! Hope your weekend is going well.

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  7. Writing Sparkle

    I would take rain or flurries. Snow just stopped after a 24 hour fall and it looks like we are entering into the start of the Christmas season and not the spring! Heavy sigh.

    Finding a deer tick is scary. Full course of antibiotic sounds like a good choice.

    Have a great week and thanks for coffee.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      This is a family blog and you shouldn’t use 4-letter words, and, in May, there are none worse than the “s” word ;) Oh, how awful to still be getting snow! I hope spring finds you soon!

      Yeah, I’ve had a few bites that left nasty marks, but I don’t think any as ugly as this. My guess is it was stuck to me for a while, so, yeah, the antibiotics are a necessity!

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope your weekend is going well.

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