If We Were Having Coffee on the 24th of April, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on over and take a seat. It is a little cool, but not bad, and the sun feels great. I’ll get you nice mug of very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea, a hot cocoa or other beverage. It’s nice here, isn’t it? It doesn’t look quite like the photo at the top, which was taken in the middle of summer, but it is still pretty. Oh, were are we? Some of you may recognize that photo I spoke of as being from Cape Cod. Yes, there is a salt water marsh/bay just beyond those trees, which, without the leaves, is now visible.

So, yeah, I am on “The Cape” this weekend. I came down Thursday evening. Yesterday, after work, I took a long walk in the woods and by a saltwater marsh, then a shorter walk on the beach (it was super windy!), I got up early this morning and took a very long walk on my favorite beach. It is going to be warm, and the wind is down, so I am sure I will spend a big chunk of today on the kayak.

This was a tough work week. Yuck. The less said, the better.

This week I exercised and ran, though less than I would have liked. I also walked, played with the dogs, had massage, read, played music with some piano practice, and other normal stuff. Because work was so tough, I felt I got a lot less personal stuff done than most weeks. A lot less. again, yuck. My blogging was also down. I’m not sure if I even looked at anything blogging related on Friday and only spent a small amount of time on Thursday.

However, this week I did take a few photos for the coffee share! My “New Hampshire Spring” photo is all shades of brown, so I wanted some flowers. Here are a couple of shots I took.

I only want to use one. Which is your favorite? Which should I use, the daffodils in the background or the shot from the woods with a trillium?

I plan on doing more shots for Cape Cod. I used to have a bunch with Beatles mugs. Unfortunately, most of my Beatles mugs got broken (I have a ton of mugs, including some that are over 40 years old (the McDonald’s Pub mug I use for NH), so why did the Beatles ones break?!) I do have a couple of Beatles mugs left, and will think of places and ways to photograph them. Stay tuned!

Oh, thinking photos, here is a selfie I took to “show off” my “Covid-long” hair ;) I was going for a 1970’s pro-rock star look.

Watching videos from the 70s, my hair is actually too short! lol. Maybe when it is time to get it cut (after my second shot), i will do another, but with my camera, not my phone.

Anyway, it is sunny and gorgeous! The osprey are calling! The kayak is lonely! Yeah, I need to get out on the water.

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a coffee share, I will try to visit, but no promises.

Natalie the Explorer is now the host of the weekend coffee share and she is doing a wonderful job. Stop in at this week’s main share page or go to the InLinkzlinkup to see all of the other shares!

59 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 24th of April, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The osprey usually win out – I do love watching them so much. Unfortunately, when work is busy, it actually wins out even over the osprey ;) This week is better, but. like you, still playing catch up.

      Hope you have a great week as well :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! Today was a pretty good, day, and a great day after work :) Tomorrow will be super busy, but hopefully not in a bad way. And then the rest of the week, well, don’t tell anyone, but I’m taking a few days off of work… Thanks for checking :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is great to have the place on the Cape where I can get away when I need to. NH is pretty, and very nice, but there is something relaxing about the Cape. I think my rock star look is going to be going back to the 70s sometime in the next month or so. Thanks, I hope you have a wonderful week as well.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! ,It is also the “I will never be back in the office for the rest of my career” look ;) Truthfully, I started teleworking full time just a couple of months before this hit, so I never will be back except to drop off my computer, badge and keys.
      Hope you are enjoying your fall weather and have a great week.

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      1. Forestwood

        Wow – lucky that you had started working from home before the pandemic hit in full force. You would have been all set up. Interesting you call it teleworking. I haven’t heard that term here.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          There are several terms I have heard, but I think “telework” is the official term my agency uses, though I used to use “telecommute” almost exclusivity, and that is one my spellcheck likes ;) I have been working from home part time for about six years and was to only one day a week in the office for a little less than a year before I went full time from home.

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              I agree a lot has to do with where we are in life. Also, my team is spread throughout the US, so even in the office I never worked with them face to face, so…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I think the bright yellow daffodil photo is closer to what a lot of people think of Spring, though the other is very Earthy… Thanks, I’m sure it will much quieter :) I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. Bear

    First, Mugs… I like the one with the Trillium. I looks like the flower and the mug are having a conversation. I like the daffy one, too. Second, love the hair! I saw in a magazine that this year’s “trendy” hairstyle is a return to the “shag” look. Personally, I can see why… I mean, after all, the barber’s and salons have been closed for … well, forever, it seems. That said, I’m really trending right now in the hair department. I’ve got a hubby inspired cut… and he only sees out of one eye… LOL! That’s okay, I had my revenge… He’s got his summer buzz and looks totally bald. hehe! Hope you get out to kayak this week. I’ve got to try that sometime. Never have. Can’t really swim. I often canoed, though, when I had access to a canoe and the rivers. Something else I gave up when I married. Apartment life doesn’t give much space for storing things like 10 foot canoes… or even kayaks.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      With the mugs, I am goign back and forth but I think the trillium might be it. But.. lol. I don’t know many guys growing their hair out, but I do know quite a few that grew beards in the first few months of it, back in 2020, and have kept them. With my hair, it seems people either love ti or hate it, there is little in between. I would not go for a summer buzz! Luckily my wife likes my hair long. If I want a divorce, the first thing I would do would be to get a buzz cut ;) Today is rainy, so no getting out on the water, but I did yesterday. There are places that rent, which, while expensive, is cheaper than buying and you don’t have to worry about where to store them.
      I hope you have a great week!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No, it was painted by my good friend Vincent… Seriously, the cup has a painting by Vincent van Gogh. I picked it up at a museum that has that painting. In the back of that photo at the top you can see a matching mug with a painting by Claude Monet.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It’s funny, I have been super careful with everything, like not getting a haircut, but I have to have my massage ;) My massage therapist lost quite a few clients, so it is good for both of us.
      Have a great week!

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  2. dprastka

    I Love the photo with the daffodils! They just make me smile, I like the trillium too but my eye says the other is prettier in my opinion of course. I’m so sorry you had a yucky work week… Yuck! But it’s over and hope the next week’s coming are much better. I know it’s evening there now and I bet you had a wonderful day out in your kayak, and being outdoors.

    Now you got me thinking about taking a photo with a mug in different places. Funny, I had a rather large mug collection but donated a bunch since I had so many. I have a collection of Star Wars mugs. Hey, that’s a good idea maybe I’ll use them! Haha, you got my brain thinking! Lol – I think it’s cool you had or still have Beatles mugs. Anyways, have a great rest of the weekend and great week ahead! 😊❤️

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      The two photos do say different hings, but they both speak of spring. The daffodils are more traditional spring, but the trillium is very Earthy and back to nature… I may end up using both anyway ;)

      we all have bad work weeks, and this was mine for a while… I hope ;)

      The weekend has been great so far :)

      When I bought my other house on Cape Cod (the one I sold when I bought this one), a local discount store had the Beatles mugs. I still have Sgt, Peppers, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, The White Album (yes, it is boring) and Rubber Soul, but Rubber Soul has a huge chip. Actually looking I only broke two (and chipped Rubber Soul). Anyway, when I was in the other house, I used those for the coffee share.
      I do like having them up and having specific shots for the seasons and for the two locations.

      Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  3. workinacresnothours

    Must be so nice to breathe in that salty air, hope your kayaking was fun & the Osprey put on a show. Love the hair your rockin the look, awesome, great selfie taking. A pop of colour around compliments of your Springtime just beautiful. Hope this week is little less hectic at work for you, have a rockin fun week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, It has been a great weekend so far :) It seems everyone either really likes the long hair or hate it, there are few in-betweens. It has been a pretty spring. Thanks for stopping by! Hope your weekend is going well and that you have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      This is a very pretty area and I enjoy being here :) I’m sure next week will be better – our emergencies are fixed. Thanks for stopping by. have a great week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yellow is a very “spring color”. The other is much ore “Earthy”. Hmmm… I did have a haircut last July, so it hasn’t been the full year, but, since I do like my hair a little longer, once I do go back to regular cuts, I will most likely go to three or four times a year instead of five or six.
      So far the water and weekend has been great. Hope you are having a good weekend and have a great week ahead.

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  4. Writing Sparkle

    Sorry to hear that it was a tough week. The weekend is here now though and I say bring on the coffee and weekend activities: walking, taking picture, enjoying nature and time with the dogs… Hope you have a great weekend Trent. Thanks for the virtual cup of coffee!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, I’ll say that this weekend is well deserved ;) So far I’ve succeeded in spending 90% of the time outside, so all is good. I hope your weekend is going well as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Both places I live are beautiful! I feel very thankful that I am able to live here :) Thanks – if work was always easy, I guess they wouldn’t call it “work” ;)

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I don’t think I knew that you visited here. It is a great place, but not always at the top of people’s lists when they visit the US. As to work, most of the issues had a satisfactory conclusion, so not all is bad – it is much worse when the problems seem to just go on and on without an end in sight!

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          1. willowdot21

            I went there nearly ten years ago, my sister was working in New York. I was in New York for about a week then she took a break and we visited Boston, Cape Cod and Nantucket and many places in-between. It was great such a beautiful trip. 💜

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There is something very Earthy about the trillium photo… Thanks. It’s very rare that there are two big emergencies at work, and both of them were big, so next week should be much better :) Hope your weekend is gong well.

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