If we were having coffee together, this weekend, we would most likely be sitting at the kitchen table, where the window looks out onto the street that runs past our house. This afternoon we have Toddy coffee made with milk or filtered water. The water is hot for tea, with a choice of Darjeeling, Oolong, or Orange Pekoe. Also, red seedless grapes.
I awakened a little after nine-thirty, this morning, but didn’t brew coffee until I heard my husband’s alarm clock ring. Between the two of us, we’ve drunk six cups of coffee, so far. I like brewed coffee with lots of milk (or half-and-half, if there’s some to hand).
Even though I awoke of my own accord, I find myself still sleepy. I’m thinking that going shooting (target pistol shooting) while feeling wrung out would be counterproductive. I have allergies, including problems with antihistamines and decongestants, and chemical/fragrance sensitivities, and so I often isolate.
The week has been filled with ups and downs. I have written some nice poems, I think, but nothing past the two weekly challenges in which I participate. (“Mouse Dreams” is one, which I posted here as well as on my poetry blog.) We had ferocious winds, early in the week, with gusts on several days 50 miles an hour or more. The sky was filled with dust. Much better when the ground was dampened by rain, and then lightly coated with snow. I imagine that the snow will melt away, tomorrow.
On Thursday evening, Al and I attended the annual Volunteers Appreciation Dinner. This year, we didn’t have it catered, but instead, the members of the Board of Directors planned, cooked and served a very nice dinner with fantastic desserts. I could eat all but the scalloped potatoes, desserts, and dinner rolls, which left a nice selection. Roast pork, raw veggies, salad and corn. It was good. Sponsors donated gifts for an after-dinner drawing. Also something new: BINGO after all of the other activities were finished. We had a lovely time visiting with friends and acquaintances, and also with several couples that I had not met until now.
I have taken a break from rereading Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Darkover novels to read a couple of cozy mysteries, and also The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay. This is her third book, and each of them unique, but all are well worth reading. I like fantasy, science fiction, cozy mysteries, but not, generally, romance. What books have you been reading, lately?
After I finish my coffee, here, and following my nap, I will tackle the dish-washing, and then make a pasta casserole for us to eat over the next few days. I think, chili, slices of tamales, and mixed, frozen vegetables.
Best wishes for the coming week!
SpO2=95, P=72 bpm