#WeekendCoffeeShare – It’s been a week, alright


Hello and welcome to another #weekendcoffeeshare! Please come in, grab yourself something hot to drink, and let’s chat.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – It’s been a week, alright”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 3 Days after Surgery


Hello, and my oh my, it’s cold outside. Please join me for a virtual coffee.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: 3 Days after Surgery”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: General Update on Life, Work, and Mounting Anxiety


Hello, come on in from the cold. Please sit and join me for a virtual coffee.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: General Update on Life, Work, and Mounting Anxiety”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2 Surgeries in December


Hello, come on in from the cold. Please sit and join me for a virtual coffee.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: 2 Surgeries in December”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Caution: Rough Seas Ahead


Photo by karl chor on Unsplash

Good morning or afternoon and welcome. Coffee? Tea? It’s either or for me but I’m leaning toward coffee these days, so…

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Caution: Rough Seas Ahead”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Oral Update


Photo by Jo Sonn on Unsplash

Good morning or afternoon, I don’t know about you but I’m thinking of having something cool and refreshing. Ooh I know, some almond milk?

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Oral Update”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Nagging Thoughts


Okay, I’m going to make this quick. It might be the caffeine talking because I’ve been feeling jittery, like I’m walking on a wire. Maybe I’ve been having too much coffee lately, trying to stave off the tiredness. So excuse me if I start talking in bullet points.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Nagging Thoughts”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: A Wrap on a Work Trip


Good morning or afternoon, let’s have a virtual drink. I nabbed some fine tea bags from my work conference in Las Vegas, let’s try those.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: A Wrap on a Work Trip”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: The Magic of Fireworks


Good morning or afternoon, let’s have a virtual drink.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: The Magic of Fireworks”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Productive Week


Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Good morning, come on in and let’s have a cup of coffee and a chat. We better have our chat indoors this week, it’s going to be hot again today.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Productive Week”

Truthful Tuesday 06-29-2021


Truthful Tuesday, hosted by Thoughts and Theories, asks:

Continue reading “Truthful Tuesday 06-29-2021”

Truthful Tuesday 06-22-2021


This is my first time participating in Truthful Tuesday, hosted by Thoughts and Theories. I find this question quite interesting:

Continue reading “Truthful Tuesday 06-22-2021”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Mission Accomplished


Hello, come on in, it’s going to be a hot one today. The temperature has been hovering around 100-degree-Fahrenheit the last two weeks but according to the weatherman, relief is supposed to come this coming Monday.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Mission Accomplished”

Truthful Tuesday on a Wednesday


This is my first time participating in Truthful Tuesday, hosted by Thoughts and Theories. I find this question quite interesting:

Continue reading “Truthful Tuesday on a Wednesday”

Stress Talk #9: Just Trying to Do Good


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these because I haven’t had much time or reason to do one until now.

Continue reading “Stress Talk #9: Just Trying to Do Good”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Road Trip, Yay!


Good morning or afternoon wherever you are, come in, sit, and join me for a chat. Coffee? Tea?

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Road Trip, Yay!”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: A Proud Parent and Road Trip Planning


Good morning or afternoon wherever you are, come in, sit, and join me for a chat. Coffee? Tea?

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: A Proud Parent and Road Trip Planning”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Spring Concerns


Photo by Jason Wong on Unsplash

Good morning, come on in and have a coffee with me. Actually, let’s go out to the backyard. It’s hot outside – 78-degree-Fahrenheit (about 26-degree-Celsius). It’s actually the last warm day for the week. It’s supposed to drop back down to the 60’s tomorrow.

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Spring Concerns”

#WeekendCoffeeShare: The Power of Suggestion


Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Good day and welcome! Come in and join me for a cup of coffee and a chat. We’ll have to settle for the instant stuff as it’s all I have unless you prefer a cup of tea or Hot Cocoa?

Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare: The Power of Suggestion”

Stress Talk #8: System Malfunction


It turned out this past weekend was that time of the year again – tax filing time. I hate that time of the year, right after the health insurance buying period (November 1 – mid-December). Even though she claims she knows more about taxes than me, my mom cannot file a single tax return without calling me over to help.

Continue reading “Stress Talk #8: System Malfunction”

Stress Talk #7: Deja Vu


Here we are, number 7 in this series. The last one was right before the new year. I didn’t think I’d do one this week but here we are – first week of 2021 – and I’m already stressed. Surprise, surprise. I almost sleep-walked two nights ago so that’s a sign.

Continue reading “Stress Talk #7: Deja Vu”

Stress Talk #6: Stress Has Got a Loud Voice


Stress does talk. It’s got has a voice. A loud one too, I tell ya!

Continue reading “Stress Talk #6: Stress Has Got a Loud Voice”

5 Things I Miss About Commuting to Work


Photo by Darwin Vegher on Unsplash

I love driving especially after I got my new car in 2018. In 2017, that wasn’t the case. I hated my commute back then, hated the fact that I had to everyday sit through miles and miles of crawling traffic listening to the same song playing on the radio, hated the fact that I couldn’t pick my own hours so I didn’t have to endure peak-hour traffic, hated my job period.

That was 2017. I got my current job in 2018 and no longer need to drive to work. I could take public transit for free. It’s why it took me over 2 years to get 10,000 miles on my brand new car.

Now is 2020 and my commute changed again. I no longer need to be in the office 5 days a week. I am now only required to go in one day a week aka Wednesday and because of the pandemic situation, I needed to switch back to driving, which I actually love because it allows me to get out of the house and away from mom.

Instead of 5 things I miss about driving to work, here are 5 things I miss about commuting to work:

  • I get to turn up the volume and sing along to my heart’s desire. As I’m driving at 70 mile/hour or 80 mile/hour, no one can see me or hear how badly I’m singing.
  • One thing I miss about taking the bus or the train is the time to get some reading done. I can usually get through around 20 or 30 pages of a good novel during the 45 minutes commute.
  • Another thing I miss about both driving and taking the public transit is spending time alone with my thoughts. If you haven’t read my past posts, having my mom living under my roof is no cake-walk. She’s controlling and intrudes just about every aspect of my life. It’s not easy to get alone time and when life gives you alone time, you’ll take it and squeeze it ’til the last drop.
  • I miss talking to myself. I know that sounds weird but that’s how I brainstorm, how I come up with ideas for stories, ideas to save money, to pay back my mom, etc.
  • I work in Downtown Salt Lake and there are always something going on, sites to see in the ever-changing environment, and the only way to see them is by driving to work. Now that I’m only in the office a day a week, it often leaves me in awe just to see how fast the downtown constructions are going and it makes me feel like I’m missing some of the daily actions.