#WeekendCoffeeShare: Last Day of Mid-20’s

Good morning and thank you for joining me for this lovely chat on this cold Saturday. At last, Autumn is here. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has delivered winter instead. I experienced a temperature roller coaster ride this past two weeks. At the end of last week, the temperature went from the upper 80’s to the mid-70’s and then suddenly to the 50’s. This week has been in the 40’s and 50’s. Brrrr…

You know the worst part?

There’s no heat in the office because stingy Mr. COO has not yet turned on the gas. Without gas, the furnace won’t run. On Friday, I had to wear three layers of clothing in the office – a t-shirt, a jacket, and down jacket. My colleagues thought I was crazy the day before but on Friday, one of them had worn a wool coat to the office. Feeling the cold, huh?

So what are you having? Because it’s definitely a hot cocoa for me.

Anyway, if we were having coffee or other assortments of hot drinks, I would tell you it’s been a boring week at work. It’s the third week of September, that’s why. I’m most busy at the beginning of the month. After the first two weeks, I’m usually just sitting around watching the days go by. 

I would also tell you today is my last day as a 25-year-old. At midnight tonight, I’ll be turning 26. I am semi-excited about this. For one, I’ll be another year older (that’s not exactly exciting) but it would mean I’m another year wiser. For another, I will no longer be in my mid-twenties. I’ll be in my late 20’s. That’s not very exciting either. Why am I excited again?

I’m not sure how I’ll spend today yet. I just know I have to go to Toastmasters this morning – there’s a humorous speech contest today in the club. After that, I guess I’ll go home and read maybe or finally get an opportunity to walk on the treadmill. I’m looking forward to break this past week’s routine:

  • 6:15 am wake up, make breakfast for both me and my mom, prepare lunch for both of us, drive to work
  • 8:00 am – 5 pm, work
  • 6:00 pm – 7 pm: make dinner for myself, my aunt, and mom as well as prepare lunch for the next day
  • 7:20 pm: go pick up my mom at the train station
  • 8:30 pm: shower, blog, and hop into bed by 10 pm

Finally, if we were having coffee or other assortments of hot drinks, I would show you some pictures from last weekend when I went to the U.S. Air Force 70th Anniversary celebration at the nearby Aerospace Museum.


31 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Last Day of Mid-20’s

  1. Congratulations on moving past a major milestone, turning 26. I would wonder whether my turning 71 in November would be such a milestone. However, for most of the past year, I have answered the question “how old _are_ you?” with “I’m in my 71st year”, having lived through 70 years then some.

    I think that I would enjoy visiting the Aerospace Museum. When I was a child and then teenager, it was my ambition to become a jet pilot (desiring to get into the space program and become an astronaut); unfortunately my eyesight deteriorated by age 17; I had lost enough of my depth perception that flying and even driving a car safely were out of reach. I do love planes, though, and have had walk-throughs of WWII (and older) planes that have flown in here for special exhibits.

    I am a fan of fall weather, aside from what it does to my wildflower garden. I’ve taken some pictures that I hope to get up on my weekend coffee share post after lunch. Thanks so much for the chance to visit with you!

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    • Thank you and wow, 71. People must ask you that question because they think you look young. I get that question a lot too – sometimes I tell them straight up the truth and sometimes, I’d give a cryptic answer. 😃

      I think anyone with a curious mind would enjoy the aeroplane museum, you can practically stand there and wonder what life was like back then. I know I can.

      I am a fan of fall weather too, just wish Mother Nature would deliver the right weather. Thank you for visiting. 😊

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  2. Happy Birthday! You’re still in your mid-twenties. I don’t think they’re late until 27 or 28 but if it makes you feel good to older that’s good too 🙂 Man that’s mean of your boss, I’ve worked places like that, but the heat was broken. If you can turn it on, employees generally do there work better. However, when I did have my first Own first office etc, I did end up having to buy a small heater at staples and my boss was quite happy to pay for this $40 or $50 I think it was. If you’re in your situation where the boss won’t likely cover it, might be a good investment for the rest of winter. Just a thought. They help a great deal 🙂 Even downstairs in our house my Mom and Dad have one for their respective offices as the house can be on the co,d side mid-winter or when it’s windy.


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  3. Happy birthday, Yinglan! I didn’t manage to escape from college until I was your present age.

    I think the heater’s a good idea. When he realizes how expensive it is to pay the electricity to run one of those things, maybe he’ll decide it’s cheaper to just turn on the system.

    From summer directly to winter here on the other side of the basin. Temps dropped and it full-on snowed on Thursday and Friday. I guess the cold front hit your area. Sunny today, but still chilly. Keep warm!

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    • Thank you.
      So I escaped college a year earlier than you did. 😀
      I didn’t even think of that! The little heaters uses electricity. Unfortunately, this boss isn’t the one who looks at the numbers and the one who does look at these numbers don’t really care. So no impact there.
      It dropped around a foot of snow in the mountains a few nights ago but I think the cold temperature we get here is incomparable with the temperature you get on your end.

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  4. Happy twenty-sixth birthday, hope the weather warms up for you, you don’t need winter yet, it feels like winter is still here in NZ, not spring.
    Have a nice last week in September, this morning day-light savings arrived, I’m sure I got up too early this morning, which is true until you get used to the time change.

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    • Thank you.
      I agree, we don’t need winter yet. Sorry about the day-light saving, I never liked that rule of dialing the clock backward and forward an hour. It messes with our internal clocks and takes forever to adjust. We will be dialing back an hour here at the start of November.


  5. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday tomorrow Yinglan!! I hope the year ahead is filled with lots of dreams come true!! Lucky me, I control the heat where I work and if I’m cold on it goes, I don’t care what the date is, it’s never too early if the temps dip that low!! We must be having the weather you had experienced last week, it’s in the 80s, very unAutumn like, but I’m enjoying it very much!! Again have a wonderful day tomorrow, do something really fun that you love…whatever that may be…treat yourself!! 🙂 xo

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    • Thank you.
      So lucky you have heat at work. I do hope my boss turns on the gas soon so we’d have heat. Otherwise, my colleagues and I are going to freeze.
      On the contrary, I think you are experiencing the weather I am about to experience next week since the weather current moves from west to east. The 80’s sounds wonderful. I hope the weather here will go back up even if just an inch. 🙂


  6. Happy Birthday Yinglan! I hope this is the best birthday you have ever had. It was really cold when I woke up this morning. I turned the oven on to get some heat in my kitchen. Guess it is time to winterize my air conditioner and get my heat turned on!

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