If We Were Having Coffee on the 23rd of October, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Hold on and I will get you a large steaming mug of super strong dark roast, a piping cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. You will need a hot drink today, if for no other reason than to keep your hands warm. It is a bit chilly, particularly after all of the warm weather we’ve had this month. Last weekend was gorgeous, and despite a few cold and wet days this week, this week was also more of a late September week than a mid to late October one. I think going forward we will be a bit closer to normal temps. I may have to turn on the heat this week and will most likely don my first turtleneck of the year soon! Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as coming from New Hampshire.

Yeah, I missed last week’s coffee share. I was busy. I usually write this on Saturday morning, but, if you read my (late) Smile post this week you will know that I was out collecting trash from the roadside at this time. And the day was so beautiful, that I did not go onto my computer all day. At all.

Yeah, that has been blogging in general lately. I am down to one or two posts a week and very rarely read any. I just seem to never have time. Oh well. But I did put up a post on Thursday! I finished a music project I was working on and wrote about it. You can check out the video here if you’d like, but I won’t posts it here.

Work has been super busy the last few weeks and doesn’t show any sign of relenting. It hasn’t been that awful, soul crushing busy of everything going wrong and I need to put in 150% full time to fix it, but it hasn’t been all “good busy” either…

This week also had dog play, dog walks, cat walks (Alexander demands his walks after the dogs ;) ), runs, exercise and music. The was a little reading, massage, going out for dinner, etc. as well mixed in there. And little Tiberius has been helping with my music!

Anyway, it may be cool outside, but I think I need to get back out there. Weekends are not made to sit inside in front of a computer, that is how I spend my work week!

Thanks for stopping by! As I said, my blog reading has been at zero for several weeks, but I will attempt to make it to some coffee shares this weekend.

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!

21 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 23rd of October, 2021 #weekendcoffeeshare

  1. Corina

    We are two weeks in to heater season here in Portland. We had our first frost a little over a week ago. We are reading that the La Niña system will bring a much wetter than normal w inter this year, locally. I’ve also read that we will likely have at least one heavy, down to the valley floor, snow storm. Fun. I guess. It all depends on how prepared you are and where the storm catches you! This weekend we’ve had very strong winds that have stuff flying all over outside…trash can lids, patio furniture, Halloween decorations, all sorts of neighborhood “stuff”!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Funny, I was at your blog when you were writing this. You did say that it has been wet lately. i hope La Niña doesn’t make it too miserably wet there. Last night was out first frost, but it was sunny today and, though still chilly, got up to almost 60. Not the just under 80 we had a week ago! I did turn on the heat this morning and today I am in my first turtleneck for the season :) I hope you feel better and have a great week!

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  2. Susanne

    I hope you get to a better kind of busy soon, but it seems that you get a lot of feel-good things done too. I can imagine it is getting colder there in New Hampshire! Here it’s just now beginning to get cold but still not freezing cold. I’m sorry my head was a bit sluggish and I forgot to add the sign-up links to my new blogs, they are there now in the menus if you still want to subscribe to my music blog. I’m heading over to watch your video now!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      We had our first frost last night, maybe a week or two later than usual, and it will be cool all week, but in ways it is good to be back to normal. It seems odd how much warmer you are when you are so much farther north – the only time I have ever been in Ireland was around New Years (I spend New Year’s Eve in Bunratty Castle for a Madrigal dinner) and was surprised at how green every thing was. I will most likely stop by your blogs and look for sign-up links later this morning :)

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      1. Susanne

        It’s interesting isn’t it, about the climate! We have the gulf stream to thank for our mild climate. Actually green winters with only occasional frost was one big reason for me to move to Ireland.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I have noticed that it isn’t just me, that a lot of people I follow seem to not be posting as much. Maybe it is that we are all happy to be back outside in the real world again. Actually, I have bounced back and forth with times I average two posts a day and then back to like now at two posts a week… I’m sure I’ll be back when winter strikes a little harder (soon for us in the northern hemisphere…)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      For the most part yes – I have been able to get out a lot, which is great! But my work days have been more packed than usual, so it has been hard to get out on breaks. I’ve been outside almost all day, so far :)
      Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Our local “Community Center” put it one (in quotes because there is no “center”, just a group, though they do hold events at different places). Our Lions Club got together for it and did the cleanup as a group.

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  3. dawnkinster

    Busy is good. And cooler weather is OK too, though I so much enjoyed all the warm October days. Katie, on the other hand, was thrilled to be at her park in 45 degree weather yesterday, while I was thinking I need to find my gloves.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was in low 40s this morning when I walked the dogs, and how I wished I had my gloves on! I do like the cooler weather. October is always my favorite month, cool weather and all. The warm weather was nice, but I missed the normal season. Hope you are having a great weekend!

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  4. WildChild47

    The heart wants what the heart wants – which means push-pull, tug ‘o’ war – and it seems to me that even if conflicted, it’s best to take the time to be “in action” – i.e. out there, doing things, with family, friends, community, fur-babies etc. Especially if you spend your working hours inside, in front of a computer. And community is community – online too – so generally, I would think, people understand – we all need to break away from the routines from time to time – and choosing to honour yourself and what you really need and want should be first priority, because it means you are more present in “real time” (as opposed to the suspended animation of cyberspace) …. so choosing your optimal life-line? Quoting Goethe: Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

    Enjoy the still decent weather – the outside adventures of all stripes and fur – and “indulge” (although it really isn’t such) your creativity …. be well and safe and keep smiling :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do have to follow the muse, even when the muse isn’t about art. I guess, maybe, I’m just following my heart…
      I do miss the online and blogging community when I drop out, but, then again, I don’t spend time every day with my flesh and blood community, so I don’t think I need to with the blogging community. And, yeah, I don’t know a blogger who hasn’t felt a bit burnt out at some point. Some come back after rejuvenating, some totally drop out – I plan on being one who will be back :)
      I have been out pretty much all day enjoying the beautiful weather! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend as well :)

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      1. WildChild47

        I’ve been there too – dropped right out, come back, disappeared again, rinse + repeat; the verdict is still out about how long I’ll linger …. at any rate, it’s always best to do what we really need to do – then everything else just falls into its own space and ways.

        A “muse” doesn’t have to be about “art” – spending time following interests and passions, ideas curious, etc. is “creationism” in itself – a calling is a calling, whether it’s something you end up sharing with a broader audience, or a more select few, or just for yourself – it’s all good, and if it keeps one sane? even better ;)

        Glad to hear you’re having a good weekend – that’s all that counts :)

        I’ll see what turns up here, as it is, and that’s good enough too :)

        Cheers!

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