Coffee Break · Personal

#WeekendCoffeeShare — 10 June 2022


Hard to believe that this week has gone by so very fast. I feel like I haven’t accomplished even half of what I had planned on. Instead, the wild flax flowers and the tulips have bloomed, and my hard drive is cluttered with unfinished text files and photo art in progress.

In the midst of it all, I have gotten a resupply of a variety of hard and semi-soft cheeses and corn and gluten-free crackers to go with them. The tea can be reheated, or I can make instant coffee with the latest batch of Toddy coffee concentrate (cold or hot, milk or filtered water). Fresh fruit in the fridge. My husband’s been on a fruit and green salad binge for months now. We are eating a lot of the same foods, now, which is nice.

If we were enjoying a coffee break together, I would show you the moveable wood shelving on wheels that Al repaired (new bottom shelf, replaced the broken wheel, refinished the shelves). With this spring’s clean-up week, we disposed of the classic cassette tape library that we have not used for nearly thirty years. Our CD music library is now coming out of boxes to take their place. It is a compilation of my favorites gathered over the decades, some of Al’s, and many jazz and classical discs from Uncle Jesse’s music library when he died. I will like having the emptied boxes removed from the living-room floor.

Still working my way through the reread of Fukuyama’s Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment. I was right, I think, that Identity and Liberalism and its Discontents are easier for me to understand when I take the two works as volumes one and two.

I have written a fair number of poems since last week. Lots of them are quite short, complementing my and others’ photos and my own photo art. Generally, I really have not done much of anything. Scrubbed out the kitchen sinks, kept up on laundry, read a lot of poetry and books. I finally got an appointment set up with the clinic for my semi-annual checkup (but I canceled the January slot). Mostly, though, it has been flowers and photo art. As much time as I spend barefoot on the flower garden’s borders, I really need the tetanus booster I should have had in December.

Al’s birthday comes around later this month, and he really wants to go out to dinner at a restaurant. I am uncertain, in that the distancing protocols seem to be no longer in place, here. Also, I enjoy the conversations, but I really do not like the food.

And the rest of the weekend got away from me. It is now late afternoon on Sunday. I will leave you with a few flowers from earlier in the weekend.

Best wishes for your week! Hope to stop by your blog!

Hugs & much love,

Be sure to drop by the blog of Natalie the Explorer for wonderful walks and photographs: Corktown Common and Don River

7 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare — 10 June 2022

  1. “Identity and Liberalism and its Discontents ” sounds interesting. I was just reviewing the synopsis. I honestly feel a two-party system is no longer the way to go here. Other countries have multiple parties in their system of government representing a place in the spectrum.

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    1. I think that you’re right. I agree about the two-party system. Oftentimes I have found myself not being willing to vote for any of the candidates for a particular office. Even on a local level. Trust can be difficult to establish. A broader range of options could be helpful.


  2. Thank you for the lovely coffee chat! Maybe you can find an outdoor dining spot to celebrate Al’s birthday? Or get something to-go and have a picnic? I’m sure you’ll find a lovely way to celebrate that also feels *safe 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!


    1. Thank you for the good wishes! As it turned out, the day became complicated as far as outings. Appt. scheduled for work on the car. We did have a nice time visiting together at home, instead, which was cozy.

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