#WeekendCoffeeShare: One of the Better Weeks

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Good Saturday morning! Welcome to the another #weekendcoffeeshare! Come on in from the cold and have a hot drink with me.

If we were having coffee, I would apologize for not participating last week. To tell you the truth, I was absolutely exhausted. That and my brain was on procrastination mode. But I think it’s mostly the exhaustion. Too many people, I tell ya, too many people.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you the week before last was a crazy, hectic week, even crazier than the last. I felt like I was working round the clock – 24-hour shifts with no breaks in between. Even when I was asleep, my dreams were telling me to get to work.

Basically, I got up at 4:55 am each morning, went to work, came home, cooked dinner, picked up my aunt from work, eat, rush through a shower, and at last, sleep.

Meanwhile, my unappreciative aunt (the one working) complained about work, about the food I cooked, and about life. “I don’t need you telling me what I should and shouldn’t do,” I told her one night at dinner. “As long as it’s edible and fast, who cares if it doesn’t look pretty?”

She replied saying she wanted to teach me to be better at cooking but I’m not exactly interested in spending precious weeknight moments shredding napa cabbage leaves into pretty little ribbons especially when I have such a limited time window to cook before I have to hop into the car to either pick her up and take her home or take her to school.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you this week has been better. For one thing, I no longer need to go pick up my aunt from work or cook dinner since my mom’s home. For another, my aunt and cousin went back to China on Thursday. My cousin’s grandpa isn’t doing so well. I will be praying for them.

That means the house is nearly empty once again. There’s only me, the cool aunt (my travel companion), and my mom. My anxiety level had instantaneously dropped.

And then there was one…

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I watched the entire lunar eclipse last Sunday and I have to say, it was fantastic, exciting, and absolutely worth it even in the frigid temperatures. It’s one of those once in a lifetime events that one’s just gotta witness and I got the whole thing documented in photographs.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I went to a business writing training at work this week. At first, I thought it would be one of those boring workshop where I would go and listen to a guy lecture all day but it turned out much different. It was more of an open discussion on how to write emails, memos, and letters to people and the basic rule for writing emails is to be short, clear, and concise.

It turned out a lot of disaster could had been avoided in history if people just cut to the chase.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I took another fun weekend trip last week. Destination: Ice Castles, Midway, Utah. I got over 100 pictures at that place and currently focusing on transforming those pictures into something different, something I’ve never done before to my pictures.

Here are a few of my favorites so far…

Finally, if we were having coffee, I would thank you for joining me today and hope to see you back here in a week.

33 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: One of the Better Weeks

    1. It’s not all that peaceful and quiet yet but it’s better than before but I’ll take it. πŸ˜€ It has been nice and I will savor every moment of it before my uncle and aunts and cousins come back to ruin it.
      And I agree. Home should always be the safe place for the mind and body to relax.
      Thank you for reading and have a great rest of your weekend. πŸ™‚


  1. I’m glad you got to enjoy the eclipse. We had clouds and rain here in Oregon last weekend, so we couldn’t see it. Good old Oregon winter weather… πŸ™‚

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    1. The final shot of the blood moon was kinda blurry. A great dark cloud had come to obstruct the view and with it brought several inches of fresh powder snow the next day. πŸ˜€


  2. The ice photos are breathtaking! I bet you had a lot of fun taking them πŸ™‚ I’m so happy it’s less stressful at home now. Thanks for the coffee!

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  3. I love the eclipse photos! And the ice ones, also. We were unable to see the eclipse because of the winter storm and early to late cloud cover. (Photography is my passion.) I’m glad to hear that the anxiety level has dropped. I become quite uncomfortable when people are around.

    The seminar on writing correspondence sounds to be marvelous! As a freelance writer/editor/consultant I spent a lot of my time helping people write effectively (ESL, academic style, job search, &c.). As a lifelong skill, it’s worth developing.

    Enjoyed reading your post. Thank you!

    Best wishes for your week!

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    1. Thank you. I could only view the eclipse through the camera but that’s better than not being able to see it at all. I’m sorry you didn’t get to see it due to cloud covers.

      I agree, writing is a great skill and I learned a lot from that workshop.

      Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week ahead. πŸ™‚

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