Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice strong mug of French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. Again I’m having half of a lemon squeezed into some hot water with honey. Yeah, I’m still not doing caffeine. And where are we today? M<any of my long time readers may be able to tell from the picture at the top that I am on Cape Cod. The mug with a drawing by Edward Gorey (it’s not Batman!) might tip you off that we’re not far away from Yarmouth.
This is a just a short trip down. I got in at dinner time yesterday and will leave after breakfast tomorrow. I’ve already taken a long walk on the beach and seen my first osprey for the year, plus other wildlife. There are already signs warning about the Piping Plover, so they must be in town. I may make it out on the kayak and will definitely spend a lot of time outside today. I need it to unwind from the week. It was a very good week, just busy.
I got up at 4 AM on Monday and flew into DC. Because of my schedule I decided to stay out in Manassas. I got there pretty early so I spent a few hours walking around the battle site and out in the woods. I actually saw a deer! When I got into the hotel I was able to plug in and do a solid three hours of work.
Tuesday I got up early and went back into DC for some morning meetings. I then came back out of the city and went to Reston, VA, out near Dulles for another meeting. Then back to Manassas. There was a lot of driving and some Metro time in there.
Wednesday I had a full day conference/meeting/training.
Then Thursday up at 4:30 to drive back into DC to fly out of DCA. I had a 2 hour layover at EWR (Newark). Right before we were supposed to board the plane they canceled our flight. So in line at customer service and I see on my phone I was rebooked. Great. I took the shuttle bus to the new gate and plugged in my laptop. Going into my work email I tried to pull up a new boarding pass. It said I couldn’t get on that flight or any flight for the day. Great. I got back in line for customer service, only now it is much, much longer. I got up and all they had to do is print the tickets. Great, I will actually get home. There was a total of three and a half hours between flights, so a total of almost six at EWR. When I had walked up to the gate it had my new flight number. When we were supposed to be boarding it showed a different flight. So panic for the third time in the day. I asked a person at the gate and she said they had swapped gates. I looked and sure enough, it was at a different gate. I finally got home, but I was pretty worn out.
Friday I was straight out busy catching up from the week. I tried to read email when I was on the road, but it took my all morning to go through and respond to every one.
I know, too long of a story, but it shows why I need to relax today. Relax by doing a lot of physical activity.
I didn’t have time to blog much this week. I wrote a few posts on Sunday and scheduled them. I didn’t read a whole lot either. Sunday I did my typical reminder for the Weekly Smile. On Monday I posted some photos from a trip down here on Cape Cod back in mid to late March. On Tuesday I put up a very quick poem just to say I was going to be posting or reading. On Wednesday I posted my Weekly Smile. I didn’t have a post on Thursday, which was one of my lowest view days in at least six months. I didn’t think I’d be able to post on Friday so I reblogged an old poem and write up about how poetry effects us. Right before I was going to shut down for the work day I threw out a quick Friday Fictioneers story. Funny, it has been real popular.
As I said, I’m going to try to be out and about most of the day today nd tomorrow I’ll be on the road so I may not be able to keep up with all of the Coffee Posts as I’d like. But I’ll try to make to as many as possible over the next few days.
So that was my week. And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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