If We Were Having Coffee on the 26th of February, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in! It is a bit cold out there (about 12 F/ -11 C), but with the sun and no wind, it feels warm. Still, I think you want to be inside, out of the snow. yes, we have quite a bit of new snow on the ground, and on everything else (lol), but not as much as expected. Here, I’ll get you a nice super-strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa. Better? Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from New Hampshire.

I will start with the snow… on Wednesday they were calling for 12 in/30 cm of snow. On Thursday evening they upped it to 16 in/40 cm. What did we get? About 6 in/15 cm, maybe an inch or so more. I’m not complaining! I went out a few times yesterday and shoveled, so it was all good before I went to bed. I zipped off the dusting we had on top of it this morning so the sun can reach the pavement, and car, and warm it up to melt all remaining off of those surfaces. After that, I took a long walk in this winter wonderland :)

OK, odd week. I had Monday off, and so a very long weekend (I took Friday off as well). After being on Cape Cod last week, I drove back to New Hampshire late Saturday. I didn’t get a huge amount done, but it was nice to have the time.

This week our Lions Club hosted/sponsored a “Meet the Candidates” meeting. We have elections of local officials in a couple of weeks, followed by “Town Meeting”, a place were the town’s people can vote on many items, including proposals that go beyond the basic town budget. There is also a school budget meets and votes coming. Anyway, so we had a Zoom meeting where the candidates for the open positions could introduce themselves and answer questions. Luckily I am no longer the local Lions’ president, so I didn’t have to talk ;)

The dogs are in Maine, so there was no puppy play. I did run o0n Monday and did some exercise at other times this week, but I am still in a slump and need to get back into the routine.

Beyond that, I worked, I had massage, I took care of, and played with, kittens, I read and I did a little writing. Hmm, what else?

Oh, music! I posted two more movements of my Piano Sonata in c# minor this week and will put up the fourth soon. I will make sure I do at least one more blog post about them. I also practiced the piano and have been working on a new music project. A lot of this project has been learning new tools, so it is going very slow…

Anyway, so that is about it. Thanks for visiting! If you have a coffee share, I will try to stop in and say “Hello”

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 InLinkz-Linkup to see all of the other shares!

24 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 26th of February, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Looking up and down the east coast, it seemed like a lot of ice in the mid-Atlantic. Yuck. But I think for most of us the storm wasn’t as bad as predicted, and I’m surprised at how much snow melted over the last couple of days! I love that mug. I got it from he National Gallery in DC. Not sure if I told you that I spent a few days on the New Jersey coast back in December. Hope you have a great week!

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  1. Gary A Wilson

    What you’re getting in the way of weather is so different than here. My wife saw some snow flurries on her way to work one day last week as she drove through the Sonoma Mountains – which hardly count as real mountains when compared to others but other than that, our temperatures only go as low as the id 30’s overnight and easily make it back to the mid 60s by 2pm the next day.

    No elections in sight here – thankfully.
    I find each of them distasteful these days.
    In this sense, California is a lousy place to live.

    Hope you have a great week coming with maybe a bit more sun.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      You may remember this from when you lived on the east coast, but there are few places in the world that practice democracy the way New England does. With few exceptions, like teachers, almost every one who works for the town in any capacity is elected. Every penny spent is voted on. Every move that anybody makes is voted on. Sow e have a lot of elections…
      And we are colder climate ;) Although Spring is in the air, we really won’t see it until the end of March. Every year there is a day in the last week of March or the first week of April that you can feel the cosmic switch flipping. One day it is winter the next spring. Yes, you might have 80 F days before the switch and huge snow storms after, but there is a feeling in the air… (We hit 65 on Wednesday and 8 on Friday!)
      Hope your weekend is going well and that you have a great week.

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      1. Gary A Wilson

        Hi Trent.
        I was never able to call New England home.
        We got close to my taking a job for Sun Microsystems in Lexington, but the manager screwed with the job description just before we committed and I backed away because it was no longer a good offer. Disappointed, but glad I didn’t relocate into a job I knew I would not like.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Ah, I thought you were here for a year or two at one time, but maybe it was just that you had mentioned the Sun Microsystems thing a few times and my memory is going… Sun had just built a huge campus in Burlington, MA, which is now shared by a few large tech companies, of course Oracle taking a big share. MITRE is just across the street, but technically in Bedford. Oracle also has a building or two in Nashua, NH, about two miles from where I would work if I didn’t telecommute…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Over all it was a pretty good week :) Shoveling is a type of exercise, and though I am behind on my usual routine, the fact that I’ve been following one at all makes shoveling all the easier…
      Hope your weekend is going well.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I’m sure Katie loved the snow – dogs seem to. As to me, I don’t mind shoveling – it gets outside in the snow, which I love, and yet I can say I am doing something useful ;) have a great weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was a very productive week :) The snow really didn’t hurt much and gave me a reason to exercise, if you can call a few hours shoveling “exercise”… Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.

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  2. Charlotte Hoather

    It sounds like you got a huge amount done ✅. Love the mug picture. Glad to hear your new composition is coming along. Good luck with the new tricks.
    I am having an unusual period with no performance but lots of learning going on. I signed up for a RADA course (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts) as part of my Arts Council grant for personal development in Script Writing as I want some advice on writing the script for my Down the Rabbit Hole production, it was amazing, there were Americans, Australians and even a lady from China who was getting up at 2am in the morning to participate.
    Good to hear you get to meet your local candidates before elections, I’ve not heard of that here in the UK. We sometimes get a leaflet.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Politics here is very hands on, yet I don’t know many other towns that do a “meet the candidates” night. It was nice.
      These days my “compositions” are more pop songs, but still fun. I’m hoping that the new tools I have will help make my songs sound a bit more professional, but it is a learning curve.
      I’m sorry you aren’t working more now, but it is great that you can take classes, and with online classes, I’m sure your options are huge.
      Oh, besides the fact that your music came up at random on my iTunes the other day, I was think about you because of your time in Scotland – I am planning a trip there this summer.
      Anyway, I hope you are having a great weekend and have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  3. Writing Sparkle

    It is that time of year for melt and snow then melt and snow again… We’re getting similar weather here. As for family day. Mine was frantic because the kids were off but I had to work for home, they didn’t understand that not everybody gets to enjoy the family day holiday. Heavy sigh. Oh well, thanks for coffee Trent. Hope you have a great day.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      This has been a weird, yo-yo winter with extremes of temperatures, so, yeah, we just had record highs that melted all of the snow and two days later a lot of new snow.. Being able to work from home is great, I love it, but I can see that there are times when you have to work and everyone else doesn’t that it could be a little frustrating.Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful week ahead :)

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