If We Were Havign Coffee on the 8th of May, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and welcome. Come on over and I’ll get a strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. It is actually relatively warm and a little later in the day than I usually post, so you can have something cool, like water, if you’d like. It is warmish, but not as warm as a few other days. It is also cloudy, but a nice weekend day. And it does feel like spring. Where are we? Even regular visitors may not recognize the new photo at the top as being from New Hampshire (note, I am using this one for now because it says “New Hampshire” a lot louder than the other).

First thing is the sad news that we lost one of our cats, Albert. His health had been deteriorating for quite a while, but the last two weeks it took a nose dive. We’ll miss him. You can read more here.

Before Albert passed away, we had scheduled a visit to a cat shelter for later today (in a little over an hour).

Work was busy, but not insane. Well, Monday after being away for a few days was pretty insane! If you didn’t see my earlier posts, I took three days off of work for a mini-vacation. But I did catch up and got a lot done, but my butt didn’t leave my office chair as much as I would have liked!

I did the normal this week. I did my “strength” and weight exercise, I ran, I walked the dogs, I played with the dogs, I had massage, I read, I practiced piano and played my keyboards, and pretty much those other things I normally do in the spring.

Anyway, this is going to be a very busy weekend. i am way behind on yard work! I most likely will have to run out to the pet store for supplies because, yeah, in a minute or two I need to leave to look at kittens….

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a great weekend. If you have a coffee share post, 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!

Oh – Last week I decided to use my pages “badge” for the InLinkz linkup page so it is the same every week despite the kaleidoscope of photos I use for the share itself.

35 thoughts on “If We Were Havign Coffee on the 8th of May, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Albert was great – he had more personality than any cat I’ve seen. We had made an appointment at a cat shelter because we wanted to overlap, but it didn’t happen, so, pretty much opposite you, we have a new kitten almost immediately. Very, very different than Albert, which is most likely the best – there will never be that comparison.

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  1. dprastka

    Kittens!! So many to choose from and I’m sure that special kitty will be found and be such a new joy to add to your furry friendly household!! Here’s to our furry pals! 💕

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  2. workinacresnothours

    Yard work can be a work out all on it’s own. Have you chosen the newest member of your family, no wait don’t tell me I will wait til you blog about it, it’s a very suspenseful time for us readers. I hope your heart is a little less sad & Grace Kelly isn’t too disgusted (as cats can be) by your choice of new family addition. Have a great week ahead my friend.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I mostly raked leaves today. i do it in the late fall/early winter, but new ones blow in. A little exercise, but not too strenuous. I’m sure everyone will find out very soon how my visit to the shelter went… Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    I keep planning to have a mini vacation, but being retired, vacations are not all that different from any other time except I try to avoid cooking, though with most of the local eateries gone, it’s a lot harder than it was. Also, prices have gone up so much, it makes me dizzy.

    You can’t retire from retirement When you live in the country (and don’t have money or the physical resources for international travel), where are you going to go? We used to go to the country for vacations, but we already live there — so we visit friends, or one of these days, we will. And why do I still feel like I’m working?

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  4. Natalie

    I’m sorry to hear about Albert. Losing a pet is painful but seeing your loved pet suffers is very hard, too. I hope you have a good visit to the cat shelter and a nice weekend. P.S. I saw a red trillium and a patch of white trilliums this past week. White trillium is the official flower of my province.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Natalie. Although it was hard, in some ways it was a relief. Albert had been sick off and on for over a year, just slowly getting weaker. The cat shelter, well, you’ll see ;)
      The white trillium is state wildflower in Ohio, where I grew up, but I never saw a red one there.

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  5. Susanne

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your cat. :( So sad when you lose a pet. Mine has been ill for a while and has an unknown disease but we’ve decided to not let her undergo any big things as long as she seems to be doing well. She’s going to the vet’s for check-ups this week.
    I hope you enjoy your yard work, and I’m glad you finally have some warmer weather.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is always hard to lose a pet, and Albert was a great cat. Sometimes it is best to let nature run its course. That being said, I hope your cat recovers!
      Thanks, Susanne. I hope you are having a great weekend.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did see a couple of jack in the pulpits as I was out chasing the dogs through the woods, but didn’t have my camera. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a good photo of one.

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  6. Susan St.Pierre

    Terribly sorry about your loss of Albert. (Love his name!)
    Watching our pets dwindle is so very hard because we know what’s coming.
    Your varied activities are inspiring. Balance is a truly important endeavor!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was hard watching Albert slowly deteriorate, so in ways, even though it was hard, it was also almost a relief that he passed away when he did.
      I’ll continue getting out and doing as many different things as possible until it is me wasting away ;)
      Most of our cats have been royalty of some sort (Albert was named after seeing The King’s Speech). He was a great cat.
      Thanks, Susan.

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