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.