If We Were Having Coffee on the 17th of December, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you large mug of super strong dark roast, a piping cuppa tea or a steaming mug of hot cocoa. It isn’t super cold out there, but it is snowy and wet. Oh, where are we? Some of you may recognize the photo at the top as coming from New Hampshire.

OK, I will start off with the weather. It decided it was gong to be winter this week. A bit of snow, perhaps an inch/2 cm, greeted us on Monday morning. Some of it stuck around all week, which means it was cold. And then yesterday, Friday, the system that took the nation by storm moved through. It had become a coastal storm, the low following the coast from south to north. We were close to the line of rain/snow. In the morning it was beautiful because there was a coating over everything and the trees were all covered. As it went back and forth between rain and snow, some of that beauty went away. I did shovel the major portion of snow when the heaviest part was by, but then there would be a band dumping more. It didn’t accumulate where snow existed, but covered where i had shoveled. So I went out before going to bed. Of course there is a cm/1/2 inch over car and drive. Because of how my driveway is, I have to get it off – we have a little micro climate and it will freeze and not thaw until April. I’m serious. Anyway, it is going to be another cold week.

It was a work week and it seems like everyone wanted to finish everything before people took time off for the holidays. I had back to back meetings every day all week.

I didn’t run. It is too dark by the time I get out of work, it was cold and I really didn’t feel great. I did exercise some, but not as much as usual. The dogs returned home Thursday night, so I did a few dog walks in the snow yesterday. I also did a few walks on my own. I had massage on Wednesday. Mostly it – I think I was seasonally down all week.

Oh, one thing, I did write and record a dark Christmas song on Sunday. (dark, but with hope at the end.) I put the lyrics on after work on Monday. I hate my voice, but… I’ll put the song up at the bottom of the post if you want to hear it. If you want to know more about it, I did a post on Tuesday here.

That is about it. I do have a lot to do today. I need to shovel again before it all freezes and will take some walks. I will also exercise (I hope). A few commitments (Sunday will be busy!).

Thanks for stopping in! I will try to visit all of your coffee shares. I usually do a good job, but can’t promise.

Natalie the Explorer is 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! (This will be her last share for the year, but I will post the next two weeks)

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35 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 17th of December, 2022 #weekendcoffeeshare

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      There are times I enjoy a huge dump of snow more than others. Just 5 miles from us they received over 20″ , so the snow is close, and I am sure there is snowmobiling available for big chunks of our state. Have a great week!

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  1. Susanne

    That looks cold with the snow! That kind of mix between snow and rain is really unpleasant. I hope you are feeling better and looking forward to the Christmas festivities. I’ll come back to listen to your recording asap!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Fortunately there wasn’t as much snow as in that photo, though places only a few miles away got up to 60 cm! It might have been unpleasant being on that line, but I’m glad I was there instead of just up the road ;)
      Just a slight bit of the blues,but not bad and am still enjoying the season :) Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Southern Patches

    Thank you for sharing. I have to agree after going Christmas shopping on Friday. My sister and I drove to nearby Knoxville and it was a madhouse. But I agree with you a lot of people are stressed about many things this time of year. But many blessings and good times are had as well so yes maybe it will be alright. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      At times it does seem as bad as the song, particularly trying to shop, but for the most part I do believe the average person might be a bit stressed, but they react to smiles and are willing to lend a kind hand at the drop of a hat. There are many blessings. You too, have a wonderful week :)

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  4. Shannon

    Hope you feel better soon! Good luck with the snow, I definitely don’t miss it! It was freezing here today, everyone bundled up in their winter parkas because it barely broke 70! πŸ˜‚

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks, I think just a little early winter blues. And, yeah, it’s rough to have to deal with temps below 70! lol. I do enjoy winter… up to a point. The snow on Monday was pretty. And the dogs love it!! But…

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      1. Shannon

        But… breaking your back shoveling and spending a great deal of your free time managing snow gets wearisome. And that whole starting work when it’s dark and ending it when it’s dark is inhumane.

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Yeah, the dark this time of year is not my favorite – part of the seasonal blues I have right now. If I did not have a car and didn’t have to shovel or drive, winter would be much more enjoyable. On the other hand, sometimes I take shoveling as the adult way of going out and playing int he snow ;)

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  5. Resa

    Brrr, it seems I’ll be having an iced coffee today.
    We got the ice thing here, too.
    We have a flat roof out back, and I could have gone for a skate on it.
    Love your song! πŸŽ„πŸŽΌπŸ‘

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  6. Natalie

    Trent, I hear you about having to shovel snow and to do it before everything freezes. I hope you have a nice weekend while getting important things done. Thank you for your coffee share. Wishing you a merry Christmas.

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  7. Marsha

    We still have our little layer of snow and ice on our walkway where no one shoveled so I understand what you are saying about having to shovel – like it or not.

    I think people are pretty bustling and sometimes rude, but as we have learned a soft answer or a smile does a lot of wrath wrecking. I’m glad you found a little hope at the end of your song by listening to Silver Bells on the radio. Music is also a great mood changer. Here’s to a wonderful Christmas and a joyful holiday, my friend. I will be blogging for the next two weeks also, so if you get lonely, you can stop by.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      My driveway is always in the shade and it is “sunken”, so even when it is warm, it stays frigid all winter, so… It only took a couple of minuets to clean it this morning.
      I’m not quite as depressed as my song :) Music is a great mood-changer.
      Since we’ll both be around, I may bump into you over the next week, if not, Merry Christmas! have a great week.

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  8. Prior...

    Hello Trent – enjoyed your coffee share and regarding the song – hopefully it will be alright and more kindness will trickle in
    My nephew and I were just talking about this — how we can learn to be kind and how a soft answers turns away wrath ! And how being kind does not being a door mat!
    Anyhow – I wish we had a little sow right now – only rain and now dry and very cold –
    But glad I don’t have to shovel –
    Thanks for the virtual coffee

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi, Yvette, glad you could stop in! I’m not quite as down about how people act in real life as I am in this song :) People do get very stressed this time of year for many reasons, including that “these 2,000,000 projects all have to finished before the 31st!” attitude many businesses have, let alone the stresses of shopping, etc. Sometimes that is all we see, but in real life, I do see people of “good cheer”, and many acts of kindness :) I agree, often it does start with us, if we are kind it helps spread it. Kind of like the idea behind my weekly smile.
      The snow was heavy, but today’s shoveling was very easy.
      Have a great weekend!

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      1. Prior...

        Glad the shoveling was easy!
        And thanks for your thoughts about the holidays stress
        And whew – I do a low–key holiday with less stress overall but had a huge stressful week Ana’s can only imagine how much more stress folks have who make this holiday a bigger deal-
        Or for those who have these 2,000,000 projects all have to finished before the 31st

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          This week is starting off work heavy, but hopefully it will be pretty mellow by the end. And then there is an entire low-key week between Christmas and New year to relax…
          Sorry you had a stressful week. Here’s to being a lot slower this week!

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