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

Hello and Welcome! Some on in and I’ll get a a big mug of super strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or some hot cocoa! It is a little cool out there, but not uncomfortable. Today is a light jacket day, so much like a typical early spring day. It is now sunny, but we might see some passing showers. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as being from new Hampshire.

This is one of those odd weeks that I have no idea what I did! I did try to spend a lot of time outside, since it was a bit warmer and felt a little like early spring in New Hampshire. That included running – yes, I am back into the routine! Also dog walks, but few really long walks or short hikes.

Work was tough.

I finished Bleak House last weekend and wrote up a few posts for the challenge so that I could do it while the book was fresh on my mind. (If you didn’t know, Yvette Prior and I are holding another Dickens challenge, this year on Bleak House. You need to finish by June 9. I posted a reminder on Thursday.) I haven’t started a new book yet.

I did a little writing besides those 5 future posts. I played some music, but haven’t even thought about my next recording project.

As i said, I am back into my exercise routine, or at least much better than I was over the lat fall and most of the winter – I have ran at least twice every week for three weeks now and have done my weight exercises at least twice a week during the same time period (I ran three times this week). I also had massage this week.

We had a Lions Club meeting on Zoom.

And that is about it.

Anyway, I need to get out while it is sunny. Thanks for stopping in! If you have a coffee share I will do my best to visit :)

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!

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

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  2. Janet Alcorn

    I haven’t read Bleak House since college. I remember enjoying it then.

    Kudos on getting back into your exercise routine! I’ve been trying to do the same after slacking off last summer (seriously, would you run when it’s 112 outside? Gah!), and I finally feel like I’m making progress. This summer I need to drag my butt to the gym and run on the treadmill.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do not do well in the heat, which is why I live in New Hampshire – 112 is not running weather! I had been doing better at keeping a routine since mid-2019 until last November 2021 and it came to stop. Not sure why, but it feels great to back on course.
      I did enjoy Bleak House. I could not survive on a diet of wordy 19th century works, but once a year is fine. You should try to join in! If you don’t have time to read it, we are encouraging people to join in the conversation in the comments, so if you still remember it from your college days…

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It did cloud up and we had some rain, but I was able to get a couple of very long walks in. Some places in the US received snow yesterday, but I think it all passed north of us. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a wonderful week ahead!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      lol, yeah, I’m trapped in the ultra-wordy 19th century… Actually, I finished last Saturday morning, so hard to use it as an excuse. I actually do like Dickens, but I could not read stuff like that all of the time! Dune is next on my TBR pile (I read it when I was 14), but I may need to read some Hemingway first to readjust to more recent centuries…
      Thanks, I hope you are having a great weekend and it is not too hot down there yet!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Since the classics aren’t copyrighted they can be pretty inexpensive – i picked up a paperback for next to nothing, and it is actually a very good version (as long as I’m not planning on rereading it 20 times!) I hope you find some time between now and June. If not, well worth the very long read if you are into 19th century literature, so could be a good summer break read 9it might take the whole summer break and then some!)

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  3. Gary A Wilson

    Hey Trent – your week sounds like a classic work-week-blurr type of week. You survived it, but it was so crammed, fast and furious that you end up recalling few details and know mostly that no one died..
    We’ve all been there and few have any interest in doing it again, but we will – if required to.
    It’s part of being one of the adults in the room.
    Hope your next week leaves you more time to be creative.
    Blessings man.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      So funny, I think I was commenting on your post at the same time you were commenting on mine.
      Yes, it was one of those types of weeks at work – it wasn’t really bad, but just pretty draining. Reading your blog I know that you have those types of weeks on occasion as well.
      Thanks for stopping by, Gary. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, Rebecca! (I hate when WP cuts a comment in half on me. Just one of the quirks of WP…) I hope you have more sunny days coming up so you can get out more – Thursday was a wash here, but pretty nice the rest of the week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was a pretty good week and being back on the exercise routine does really improve my attitude. I’m sorry you have been sick. Three weeks is a long time. Is it Covid? I have a few friends and coworkers that caught it recently :( Anyway, I hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Writing Sparkle

    I read “Bleak House” years ago in University. I can’t remember exactly what it was about, sadly, but I remember that I enjoyed reading it. Did you like the read?

    Have a great weekend Trent. Thanks for the virtual coffee.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I did like Bleak House. It takes a little to get back into the wordy world of Dickens, but once there, it was a great read. On the surface it was about a law suit, but the real theme was motherhood, where a bricklayer’s wife and the grand Lady of the manor had a huge amount in common…
      Thanks for dropping in! I hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Snow. Brrr. Spring snow usually melts right away, but still… It is supposed to be cold on Monday, but I think it goes back to early spring after that (50s). Hope it warms up for you soon!

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