If We Were Having Coffee on the 19th of June, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Happy Juneteenth, the newest US Federal holiday. It is a gorgeous day. Come on over and sit here in the shade. Can you see a little of the cove back through the trees, maybe some sparkles of the blue water? I’ll get you a nice strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage. Were are we? Although it is a new photo, some of you may know that we are on Cape Cod today.

I drove down here to “The Cape” on Thursday evening. It was been about three weeks, so I was shocked at how much my yard resembled a jungle. Anyway, I unexpectedly got Friday (yesterday) off of work, which was perfect. I spent a big chunk of the day on yard work. I also did a nice paddle – it was perfect conditions. In the afternoon I took a long walk in the woods. This morning I went to my favorite beach for a long beach walk.

Before this little holiday, I had a decent week. There was reading, though I’ll admit that I had a bit of a “reading hangover” from reading almost 600 pages worth of Little Dorrit in 4 days! I did a little writing. I took dogs for walks and did a few walks on my own. I played with the dogs and cats (Alexander is down here on the Cape with me!). I exercised and ran a few times. I played music (meaning me on keyboards, not listening). I drew a little. And I worked. Work was OK, nothing too special, but nothing bad.

I have a lot of plans and no [plans at all for today. As i said, it is gorgeous, so I plan on being outside. On the down side, it is a little windy for kayaking. Also, with the bit of a “return to normal”, there are more people here on The Cape than I have seen in almost two years. I do want to avoid the crowds. So we’ll see what I end up doing.

Thanks for stopping by! As i said, I need to be outside, not sitting at a computer! 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!

** Last weekend was very busy so I didn’t visit many coffee shares. Although I plan on being outside all weekend, i hope to do better this week :) **

Oh – a few weeks ago I decided to use my page’s “badge” for the InLinkz linkup page so it is the same every week despite the kaleidoscope of photos I use for the share itself. Hope this makes it easier for you :) (This is the last time I will post this – I hope you all recognize me by now).

47 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 19th of June, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Some people complain that they can’t stay up all night like they did as a college student. My complaint is that I can’t read a huge book like that as I did when I was a college student. lol, yeah, it was quite the immersion.

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  2. dprastka

    The struggle is real. I have had such a busy weekend by the time I sat down this evening to write and share I missed the coffee link up so I’m just going to share a regular post. No connection to any one link. And I TOTALLY understand not making any promises reading and keeping up with others posts! I’m trying the best I can and I know (or hope) everyone understands. Lol 😀 there’s so many things I enjoy and it’s amazing how much time it can take to do all the things I want to do in one day! Outside wins most of the time with the horses!!
    How do we do it all? Take care! ~D 😍

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  3. Tessa

    It sounds like a lovely place to live. I used to live on a lake and I have to say it was pretty and we were surrounded by woods and then society started to take over and it is full of house now and no woods. We moved out before the taint of people moved in on us.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Little bits of paradise get built up so rapidly…. My house on Cape Cod is in a very old neighborhood with huge wooded lots, so hopefully no new development any time soon, but never say never…

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      1. Tessa

        Yeah we didn’t expect it to grow so fast. We lived there for quite a while before people started moving in and I think most of that was because one man owned all that land and once we were able to start buying up the land near our house, others also jumped on the band wagon. I think the guy died and he didn’t pay his taxes nor did the family so the land was available to buy. We bought a good size piece on the other side of us where no one was living. The other side had a house within 20 feet or less of our house. Talk about close. We couldn’t afford to buy anymore of the properties around us though and then we moved so no idea if the people who bought our house were able to buy more of the land or not.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      An unexpected Friday off is always welcome! I did spend a lot of it working, but it was outside in the sun work, so… I guess sort of like working in acres, not hours ;) (The lot here is about 3/4 acre, but same idea). Hope you are having a good weekend and have a great week ahead!

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  4. Susanne

    Hi Trent, good to see you’re over at the cape. I know all about jungles – my garden will turn to jungle in two weeks this time of the year! Sounds like you had a good week otherwise.
    Getting back to “almost normal” is a bit scary. I took a walk in Cork city the other day – there were so many people. I put my mask on even if I was outside all the time.
    I hope you have a good weekend, whatever you’re up to.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Susanne, it was a pretty good week and the weekend is goign well so far.
      I know what you mean about it being a little scary to see people “returning to normal” perhaps a little earlier than you’d like. For the most part I have been able to avoid crowds, so not too many worries.
      I hope your weekend is goign well and that you have a great week ahead!

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  5. Susan Joy Clark

    Your week or weekend sounds pretty active and busy with hiking, kayaking, dog walks and whatnot. Mine is not quite as much this time. I took a little beating when I fell down my deck stairs onto concrete. Thankfully, I don’t think I did any really serious damage to myself, but I did get quite some road rash and bruising, which is slowing me down somewhat.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Ouch! That sounds like quiet the fall. i can see why it would slow you down. I’m glad it wasn’t any worse! I do try to stay pretty active and tend to chomp at the bit if the weather or commitments do not allow me to get out as much as I’d like.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      A blog friend and I did a challenge. After almost four months and I had read less than 200 pages (my copy has 787 pages), I had to buckle down and read it all! I did enjoy it and did a couple of posts. Before I started I had read that the Little Dorrit dies at the end, but that isn’t true. I also read a synopsis on a respected site that actually got a few parts wrong! Although slow to start, it was a good read and I am glad I did that bit of a marathon run at the end.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          I’m wondering if there is a film version with her dying since I did hear it several times when I was getting started. Yeah, it was very long! but once I got over the hump of the very beginning it was an easy read.

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          1. Deborah Drucker

            There was a film version on PBS. But I think I mixed this story up with ‘The Old Curiosity Shop,’ which I also saw the film version. Little Dorrit’s father is in debtors prison? Makes me want to read Dickens again.

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              Yes, Little Dorrit’s father is in debtor’s prison for the first half of the book. I may have to read more Dickens. I’ve read a few things,but so many of his books are considered “classics”.

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                1. trentpmcd Post author

                  He did write great characters and he brought a lot political social ideas into his works. I can only remember reading Oliver twist and A Christmas Tale, but I think I read something else when I was in school, I just don’t remember which one (I’ve seen a few movies as well, so I remember plots and such, so no help there…)

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  6. dawnkinster

    Glad you’re on the Cape, though I imagine it will fill up for the summer quickly now. Michigan is lifting all restrictions next week. Most people have stopped wearing masks already. We’re still avoiding anything that will put us in proximity to people we don’t know, and probably will for awhile. I don’t like the sounds of that latest covid variant.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Living here I’m able to avoid most of the crowds. I agree, the newest variant sounds pretty scary. Hopefully we’ll get through the summer without another wave. Up in NH people aren’t wearing masks as much, though you still see them. Here in MA most people are still wearing them.

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  7. robertawrites235681907

    Hi Trent, you do seem to have had a great week. Mine was quite hectic with Michael still recovering from his operation and my dad going into heart failure yesterday. I am happy to read a lovely relaxing post like this one to help me unwind.

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  8. Writing Sparkle

    I would say you had a reading hangover, that was a solid amount of reading. I would love to have a mini holiday to read more then a handful of pages at a time. Hope you enjoy you weekend. Thanks for the virtual coffee Trent.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did all of that reading the week before my mini-holiday, I just pretty much dropped everything else in my life, which is why I didn’t ready any Coffee posts last week! I’m with you, typically I can only squeeze a handful of pages in a day, but I had to finish this since I had promised to do a post, so… And I’m glad I did (my final post was last Monday).
      Hope your weekend is going well :)

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