#WeekendCoffeeShare (August 4, 2019)

I didn’t participate in #WeekendCoffeeShare last week, but this week, I’m joining in. Not that I have a lot to share as far as I can think of off the top of my head, but oh well. I just had a drink of Crystal Clear.

If we were having coffee or any other drink of your choice, I’d share that the weather is a lot better than it was last week. The week before, it was hot but not tropical hot, but last week, temperatures rose to 40 degrees Celsius. Now they’re in the lower 20s.

It’s good weather to walk, and so I did on Monday and Thursday. Yesterday too. I walked my in-laws’ dog with my mother-in-law for over an hour. I loved it.

In fact, if we were having coffee, I’d also share that I’ve been more active in the exercise department lately. I went on the elliptical twice this week. Unfortunately, my Fitbit activity tracker didn’t track it as exercise.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I’ve been watching but not paying attention to the talk about Siri and Google and all that eavesdropping on human conversations. I don’t really care. Same for the Tygpress thing. Yeah, I’m offended by the fact that some person probably took my content and is distributing it without my consent. However, the main thing I worry about is this thing killing the joy of WordPress for most people and my losing my audience. Or worse yet, that WordPress will somehow have to quit and I’m left without a blog. Ever since I moved my online diary to WordPress in 2007, even if I didn’t have an active blog all of the time, I spent most of my time trying to have one.

If we were having coffee, I’d confess that I did in fact eat all the candy that was left over from the candy cake we made on Tuesday in one sitting. That is, I left over two waffles for my husband. Then again, on Friday, when we went to the marketplace near day activities, we bought a ton of fruit.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that I spent most of the week-end in my room reading. I’ve developed an interest in Rainbow Rowell. Not that I don’t read my usual memoirs anymore, but I want to read more fiction too.

If we were having coffee, I’d share that things on the house-buying front are moving smoothly. Did I share that we agreed on an offer for a house? We will hand in the signed buyer’s contract tomorrow.

If we were having coffee, lastly I’d share that my husband is a great cook. I had to have microwaved meals several times this week and eat at my in-laws once, but when my husband did cook, it was delicious.

What have you been up to lately?

14 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare (August 4, 2019)

  1. I hope you do read more fiction, Astrid.

    Read what you want and what calls to you.

    I am reading VANITY FAIR [Thackeray] and I have just finished Mansfield Park.

    The last chapter is so satisfying – “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery”.

    And then the Tanner intro is so good. It’s from 1966.

    Jeroen: thanks for the cooking and I hope you enjoyed the wafers.

    A tonne of fruit!

    This week I had a great time reading Hoagies’ Gifted for the last three months and so and I put them into my Mix account. The August theme is Transitions.

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  2. Ach, no, I don’t want to lose my WordPress! I love it here! Where do I go to throw a royal bear fit! Trust me, my fits are HUGE! Glad you had a good week and that it’s cooler. It’s a little cooler here. I’ve lost my water pump in my car so will be spending tomorrow at the dealership awaiting a fix that will hopefully be covered under warranty.

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  3. Hi Astrid – lots of fun stuff in your post, but not so much about maybe loosing WordPress. This is the only blog space I know anything about and it would be rough to move. If you have any good articles on what’s going on, please share them. I’ve been so nose-down in work that I’m clueless on what’s happening to WP. I hope all goes well with your house. This is such a big deal and I hope you are thrilled with how it turns out.

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  4. I doubt wordpress will close! That tygpress thing is just, annoying! They are harvesters! They are harmless, but its wrong of them to steal our words! Glad you had nice food and did some exercise!

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  5. 40 Celsius? That’s really hot! luckily it hasn’t gotten that hot hear in NEw England but it has gotten close. West coast dessert area are in the triple digits right now.

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  6. Congratulations on the house buying project. I am on that road as well. I have been looking at condos online to see what I would like. I have to start decluttering and get rid of stuff first.

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    1. Oh, good luck on house-hunting! It’s interesting how things move slowly and then quickly. My husband and I have talked about buying a house for several years, but once he got serious about it, it went so much quicker.


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