Archive for the ‘Just Because’ category

What? What? Coffee on a Wednesday?

May 15, 2019

Honestly, I just started writing. When I’d finished, I remembered it was Wednesday. I decided to post anyway. Why waste all my musings of the day?

I’m taking tomorrow off instead.

Today’s Music

September 2, 2018

Okay, I admit today’s music is unusual, but it just seemed to fit my mood. I can’t explain it, but my mood is a bit odd. First, I woke up early. That always jars my system. I couldn’t remember which day it is, but a bit of thinking about yesterday gave me enough hints to know it’s Sunday. I had no bread for toast so it was only coffee for breakfast. We all know how important a good breakfast is so I failed breakfast. The Sunday Globe had no Globe Magazine, my favorite read with its crossword puzzle and all. I know the puzzle is in the paper, but it just isn’t the same. I hope this mood doesn’t crossover to baseball and my Sox.

“I’m merely running some errands. This is now off the record.”

July 19, 2018

I hope to sit down and write myself a blog later today, but I’m not sure. I have a bunch of stuff I have to do; however, in keeping with custom, I will give you a quick weather report. Today is perfect. It is a cool morning with no humidity, nothing dripping in the air. Much as I hate doing errands, I don’t mind at all being out and about today.

Talk to you later!!

 

“How did it get so late so soon?”

June 5, 2018

Coffee will be late today.

It is cloudy and cold so I slept in to avoid the day. What I forgot is I have early PT so I only get to read one paper and drink one cup of coffee before I leave. I have not enough time for musing.

After PT, I have to do yesterday’s errands because it rained so hard I didn’t leave the house. Coffee today will be an afternoon affair so dress appropriately!

Thank you for your patience!

December 26, 2017

I am truly late for a variety of reasons, the foremost being I didn’t wake up until 11:15, yup, 11:15, but I am going to be even later as I have to take my car for a new battery. It died on Christmas Eve and has just been jumped by AAA. I’ll be back later as there is plenty of Christmas to chat about.

Just in Case

November 17, 2017

This is a reminder that if something happens here, I have an alternative set just in case:

Keep the Coffee Coming. 

The Parade is coming!!

April 1, 2016

I did it! I figured out the problem after reading more MAC solutions that I ever care to again. I’ll be back tomorrow!

“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape, Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.”

June 21, 2015

Summer begins today with the solstice at 12:38 P.M. which means summer begins in 33 minutes here on Cape Cod.

This morning it was pouring and the thunder rumbled. The rain has since stopped but no sun has appeared to greet the new season. That’s okay-I will!

Happy Summer!!

Harper’s Bizarre  Come to the Sunshine

The Ascots  Summer Days

“To lovers of adventure and novelty, Africa displays a most ample field.”

March 14, 2015

The day is bleak and rainy. The house was cold when I woke up so I turned on the heat and then finished the rest of my morning rituals. I made the coffee, got the papers, filled the dog’s dry food bowl, changed the water in the dog dish and then sat down to read the papers. The animals got their morning greetings then they went back to sleep. They are, of course, in their usual spots. Mornings never change around here.

Last night my palm tree was lit for the first time since the big snowstorm. It was unexpected. The tree had stopped lighting in February, and I hadn’t been able to check the connections as they were under feet of snow. All the melting this week uncovered the cord, and I saw the plug had disconnected from the timer. Reconnecting it didn’t work. The plug looked as if it had taken too much of a beating under all that snow. I put it back into the timer as best I could. Whatever I did to the plug seemed to work. When I was checking for the dog last night, I was happily surprised to see the lit palm tree. It is a tradition. Even the neighbors made comments when it wasn’t lit. They’ll be happy to see it again.

The first palm trees I ever saw were in Ghana. My geography book had come to life. I was thrilled. We were headed to Winneba and the road to that first training site was along the ocean. It was lined with palm trees. I could see coconuts hanging from below the fronds. Some trees looked bent in odd ways. I was finally somewhere exotic and not a scrub pine was in view. Little did I know what else awaited me.

Happy Anniversary

August 21, 2014

Last Sunday we celebrated my birthday. It is also the day I retired ten years ago. It was during that first year of retirement that I started Coffee, exactly when I’m not sure but it was close to when I retired.

Coffee has gone through a variety of transitions: colors, formats, music genres, photos and so much more. It was unceremoniously dumped from Blogger, but, like the Phoenix, rose from the ashes and moved to WordPress. Some of you have been with me the whole time and some of you drop by every day. That makes all of you family.

I mentioned I would like guest commentators. I didn’t mention why. Now you know it is a celebration, a chance for the family to weigh in on just about anything except politics. Think about it. If I can find fodder for ten years worth of writing, you can give one day a try.