“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”

This morning was the library board’s annual brunch. I always bring the champagne for mimosas and serve as the bartender. Two members of the board are 90, and they love their mimosas. It was a great morning with sunny, lovely weather.

It was cold last night. The house was only 59˚ earlier this morning. When I opened the doors, the sun flooded the house. Fern ran right to the rug and sprawled in the sun. I wanted to join her. The whole week will have similar weather: 70’s during the day and low 60’s at night. I think this is perfect weather.

My dance card is filled or at least has something for every day this week. Despite all the time I have, I get miserly about giving it away. A day or two here or there is fine but not something to do every day. I’ll be exhausted. I’m thinking afternoon naps. Company is welcomed as that is unusual, but I seldom get overnight guests. That’s too bad as I am a wonderful hostess.

A while back I played songs popular when you all were born. It was fun. Now I have another brilliant idea. I am inviting each of you to be a guest writer for Coffee. Write what you want and send it, and I’ll post one each day, find a picture and look for music to go along with your posting unless your own music choice. This idea has been whirling around in my head for a while. I know the comment spot often becomes the forum, and I love that you do that, talk to each other, and those conversations have led me to this. You know each other pretty well by now, and you know Coffee so write away! Have some fun!

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21 Comments on ““you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    It has been raining constantky since last evening, I even woke up in the middle of the night because the sound from the heavy rainfall woke me up. But as soon as I realised what the sound was I fell asleep again, it’s one of my favorite sounds to fall asleep to 🙂

    They say it will turn to warmer and sunnier weather next week and I won’t complain if that happens, I think we’ve gotten all the rain we should have had during summer this week instead 🙂

    I’ll see if I can find something to write about, I’ve had especially one dog that never was boring, she drove me mad somnetimes but she was never boring 🙂 She must have been related to Marley, the worst dog in the world 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      The sun disappeared and the day got chilly here. I was just out watering the deck plants, and it i no longer the pleasant day it was. I agree abut rain being a favorite sound to fall asleep to. I love the sound of the rain.

      We should be complaining about the heat and humidity about now but nope. It is dry and cool.

      Do write about you dog. I’d love to read it!

      Have a great evening!

  2. Birgit Says:

    You know that you’ll get bad English with way too much commas on KTCC which may harm your reputation as teacher? 😉
    I’m tired, I didn’t sleep last night. No story about the dripstone cave I visited today with friends:
    Only a short angry rant against our railway company: #+&%$Gelsenkirchen§#*#&!!!
    Speaking of birth years, am I right that we expect a 60th and a 50th birthday next month?

    • katry Says:

      That cave is just beautiful. That you visited it is story enough.

      Don’t worry about your English. It is better than many of the ways Americans speak it, and it is their mother tongue. Just write!

      I don’t have the list by years-I thought I saved it. I saved the list of favorite songs but that doesn’t help.

  3. Hedley Says:

    Oh my goodness

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Okay, I will not be buying this album even if he is going to be 80.

      • Hedley Says:

        Scroll down Kat, I think on your birthday you were holding yourself as the great defender of Lennie.

      • katry Says:

        I read everything on my birthday posting including all the comments and found the comment. I do defend him against you. The poor man doesn’t deserve all your comments!

    • Birgit Says:

      Hedley, should I regret that the video is blocked in my country and I can’t find a working link?

      • Hedley Says:

        Birgit, perhaps try http://www.leonardcohen.com . Explore the internet for “Almost like the Blues” at your own risk

      • katry Says:

        Haha-“…at your own risk.”

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, The lyrics are at best unpleasant, the rhyming couplets laughable and the voice with the gals and occasional discrete brass unbearable. AND this is the “sell” track from the new album.

        Feel free to defend the legend known as Lennie in these parts, I will try to stop rolling around on the floor in helpless laughter

        Hope you saw Outlander Episode 2 (don’t trust the Red Coats) and maybe played “The Great Train Robbery”, now showing on netflix

      • katry Says:

        I can only defend early Lennie. The only albums I bought are his first and second. Others just didn’t interest me.

        I did catch the second Outlander, and I was getting suspicious about those Red Coats.

        I don’t have Netflix.

      • Hedley Says:

        Did you like Outander 2 ? I am definitely signed on for the season but I might be cheering for the wrong team

      • katry Says:

        I did like the second episode even more than the first. Wrong team? The Red Coats I suspect.

  4. flyboybob Says:

    What an interesting idea to have guest writers. Can we choose our own music? How would we upload it to you? Can we write about anything or do you want to set the subject? Are you running out of ideas for coffee?

    Another hot sunny day in Texas, 91 Fahrenheit, without much breeze to make it a little more comfortable. The low humidity makes it feel like opening your oven door when you walk outside from the air conditioning.

    • katry Says:

      Yes, you can certainly choose your own music. You’d have to send me an MP3 so I can post it on my file server. I draw the line at politics but almost everything else is acceptable. No, I still have a memory drawer full of stories, but this idea had been rattling around my head for a while.

      God, that is just too many hot days in a row. Meanwhile, it is cold here for August. It was in the 50’s last night and will be the same tonight.

  5. fred lapides Says:

    Dear K
    when do we begin to wallow in memories as opposed to looking forward to making new ones? I turned 85 two days ago. went to NY for 4 days to play.Prior to that, to Block Island, R.I., for 4 days. I like the Island, for it is close to Ct, where I live, but prefer outer Cape, place I have visited for more years than I can remember.

    • katry Says:

      I never think of it as wallowing in memories. I am not wishing for the old days. I just like remembering growing up and how all I did made me who I am. It was when I was in the sixth grade I vowed to travel. That’s a wonderful memory, and it came true. I always look forward to the next event, but it too will make a memory. I think unhappy people are the ones who wallow.

  6. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    My brain generates nothing except in response to something that has already been written. This is why I don’t blog. Blank page or blank screen = blank brain. That’s me. 🙂

    I am late to the party again. Yesterday, Tuesday, was laundry day. Rocky, Piki Dog and I spent a lot of time down in the cellar and out in the back yard. They wrestled over sticks and fallen walnuts and I took photos while waiting for the washing machine to stop so I could load the dryer. Yippee. I got a couple of good photos, though.

    The weather yesterday was like the weather today. Sunny, cool breeze and some clouds for variety. There is a lot of thistledown floating around the neighborhood. If I walk up the dirt road a bit, I will see the two male goldfinches industriously shredding the thistle seedheads and sending the down off into the breeze. They’ve been at it for a few days now and the plants still have lots more to give.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      I’m thinking one day might be okay for you. Look at the newspaper or a magazine instead of a blank page. Lots of times I just stare into space waiting for inspiration.

      At least you had a fruitful laundry day with the good photos you captured. Laundry day needs all the good things it can get. Adam and Eve blew it. Leaves never needed laundering.

      Today too is like yesterday. My hour was only 67˚ when I came downstairs. I knew it would be cold as Gracie was so close to me in bed it was as if she had been attached. That didn’t help my back at all.

      Tonight my friend and I are having Thai food. My laundry is done, the trash is at the dump and my house is clean. Now that’s part of a good life.

      Have a great day!

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