Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get a you a nice large mug of a very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or other morning appropriate beverage. Perhaps if you are here a little later in the day I can clear some snow off of the picnic table and we can enjoy our beverages outside. I am not joking! You may notice the kids outside playing in the snow in shorts and t-shirts….I’ll talk about it in a few minutes. Of course, you may be curious where there is snow on the ground yet everyone is in short sleeves. Some of you out there may recognize the McDonald’s Pub mug as meaning that we are in New Hampshire today.
It has been an odd week. I started off on Cape Cod, where I had a wonderful weekend. In fact, I wrote about my Saturday for my Weekly Smile this week and about the sunny, warm weather for my last week’s Smile Reminder. But we were in for a surprise because it got even warmer. Yesterday topped off at 74 F/23 C! Do you remember me talking about a series of snow storms a few weeks back? We received well over 3 feet (over a meter) of snow in a little over a week. A lot of that is still around. OK, quite a bit is gone, of course, but it is still surprising to see fields filled with snow, or huge piles here and there while feeling so warm and seeing the kids dressed for summer.
Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to enjoy the warmest few days. A lot of people around me have been sick, some very sick, the last few weeks. On Wednesday my chest started to feel congested. By the time I went to bed I felt awful. Thursday I felt terrible and Friday (yesterday) was the worst. I very rarely get sick. It’s been about a decade since I’ve been sick like this. I don’t like being sick, but then, who does? Of course, after a decade, my immunity system decides to break down when we have record breaking warmth in February.
After our last coffee chat I posted the last two stories in my “Embers” series. There is Jason (Stars) and Nancy (Embers). I think the series is one of the best things I’ve written in a while. besides these two stories, I also posted a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers and a short story for #writephoto.
Friday I did not post anything. I typically post some short fiction, but hey, I did post four short stories this week, so did i need a new one? I also did not read any blog posts on Friday. Of course my stats show it,but that was to be expected.
Anyway, I feel better today but am still planning on taking it easy. I will get out of the house a little bit and perhaps do some light exercise, but I will also rest and drink plenty of fluids. No, not like that, I’m talking like tea and water.
Anyway, aren’t you glad this was a virtual chat and I didn’t infect you?
It was nice that you could drop by! I hope you don’t mind that I monopolized the time with my endless babble. If you have a coffee share I’ll stop by and sit back and let you do all of the talking, OK?
The Weekend Coffee Share was created by Part Time Monster . Thank you Diana for all the great Coffee Shares in the past! This week for the first time it will be hosted by Nerd in the Brain). Thank you Emily! You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.