#WeekendCoffeeShare: Just a Little Warmer…


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Good morning or afternoon and welcome! Come in and join me for a cup of coffee and a chat. I’ll settle for a cup of peppermint tea since we are having this chat a little later than my usual time.

If we were chitchatting, I would tell you it’s been a weird week. It felt long yet short. I felt behind on my A-Z Challenge posts this week because of procrastination and work. There was a lot of mail at the office this week because the postman decided to go on vacation last week.

I spent almost 12 hours on Wednesday at the office processing mail while trying to not to dwell on the fact the internet was out and I couldn’t look up anything.

That evening, when I got home, I found out I was scheduled to speak at this week’s Toastmaster meeting and I couldn’t think of anything to write nor did I have the time to write any essays. I suddenly felt glad of all the posts I’ve written on this blog over the years. I plucked one, timed it, perfect, insta-speech.

I just present my speech this morning and it went surprisingly well.

If we were chitchatting, I would tell you I wish the temperature was a little warmer. I bought two tomato plants – celebrity (heirloom variety) tomatoes and vine tomatoes – at the end of March and they are growing like crazy. It’s grown past the bamboo skewers I use as stakes and those are around a foot in height.

I have already transplanted them into larger pots – from 1-pint containers to 1-quart containers – but I need warmer temperatures before I can transplant them to a 7-gallon container so I don’t kill the plants.

I would tell you the temperature has been on a roller coaster ride lately. One day it’s in the 60’s (degree-Fahrenheit) and the next in the 40’s. Tomatoes will not survive in these temperatures. The minimum temperature is around 70-degree-Fahreheit.

If we were chitchatting, I would tell you I attempted my first hike last Sunday. I usually wait until May until I attempt my first hike of the year but seeing how dry it’s been this year, I thought why not. Boy, was I wrong. The snow was still knee-deep while hip-deep in some places.

According to my Fitbit, I was about 0.68 miles into my hike when I fell into the snow. I had such a hard time pulling myself out that once I did, I decided I was not fated to complete this hike today and turned around but not before grabbing some pictures.

After shouting encouraging mantras until my voice was hoarse, I was finally back to the parking lot. My legs burned and all I wanted was to sit down and grab a drink of water. “You are out of shape.” I told myself.

After that, I decided I might as well make the most of the time alone. I wanted to go to Bear Lake but didn’t want to go the usual route. I wanted the scenic experience but the scenic route turned out to be closed at the summit.

Why Google Maps didn’t have knowledge of the closure? I don’t know but it took too much time to get there and to get back on the right route would take around 45 minutes to an hour depended on traffic. I might as well call it a day and go home.

I will just say I had a great time that day. It was definitely a rare opportunity to be away from the family and I absolutely love the photos I got from this trip.

If we were chitchatting, I would thank you for joining me in this edition of #weekendcoffeeshare and hope we’ll both return next week.

8 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Just a Little Warmer…

  1. I think it’s great that you were able to pull something out of your blog to use for your presentation. It’s nice to have writing like that in your back pocket as it were. We’ve had some strange weather here as well — though certainly nothing like that snow you just described, at least, not for some time and certainly it never got THAT deep. I’m glad you were able to make it back in one piece, even if you felt out of shape afterwards. I’m honestly impressed by that length of a height IN SNOW, so I think you should cut yourself some slack.
    Good luck with the tomatoes and hopefully we can enjoy a cup of tea again soon.

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  2. I went to my office after more than a year last week for a day and now, Tuesdays for me are booked as Work From Office.
    Last week was a bit hectic for me as my Uncle and his family arrived to spend a week with us. And I had to juggle office work and spending time with them. Took an early off this past Friday to take my Uncle’s kids out for some fun.
    And weather these days in my town is averaging at 90°F, so no coffee please 🙂

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  3. A hike in the late winter snow sounds kinda cool, but only if you were ready for all that snow and it sounds like it surprised you. I think you were wise to call it a day when you did and a body needs a few shorter trips to get back into the swing of it anyway. Bravo for you.

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    • It did surprise me. I was not expecting that much snow for a year that’s been mostly dry. I agree, shorter trips are better than long trips. I remember when I drove 200 miles in a day, I was exhausted and slept like the dead for over 12 hours straight.

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