If We Were Having Coffee on the 10th of August, 2019

Coffee Share new Hampshire in the Summer

Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get a large mug of a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or other beverage.  It is pleasantly cool outside, so lets sit and take in the view of the hill behind my house.  Sitting here it is hard to believe that we are in the middle of a village and not the middle of a forest.  It will get warm today, but not hot.  A perfect late summer day.  Where are we?  Although this is a newer photo, some may know that it is in New Hampshire.

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I spent a good chunk of the week on Cape Cod.  i took Monday off and part of the day on Tuesday.  It poured all day Tuesday, but that didn’t stop us from doing a seal cruise in the afternoon.  Monday was about sitting in, swimming in and paddling in the water.  I spent all day either in the Bass River or the Nantucket Sound (Atlantic Ocean). It was great fun.

Unfortunately, I think I got some silty, salty water in my sinuses after the first time I went under (or perhaps floating on my back, face up, eyes closed) on the very tidal Bass River.  I couldn’t sleep Monday night because of the drainage and Tuesday was awful.  I did a netipot Tuesday evening and it really helped a lot.  I’ve had some congestion since then and haven’t been 100%, but I was awful before the netipot!  I couldn’t stop hacking and coughing an, yuck….

Work is getting busier.  Next week is Hell Week.  And then it gets worse ;)

Anyway, besides the complaints, it actually was a pretty good week.  I got a lot done, both at home and at work.  Not that I am caught up!  I haven’t run in over a week, so I need to run while it is still cool.  I also have to mow.  I may need to take another trip down to Cape Cod this week to finish some work.  I need to retire ;)

Thanks for stopping by!  It was nice to have you over on this beautiful morning!  I’m going to get started.  I don’t know when I’ll have a few minutes, but I will try to visit the other coffee shares this weekend.  Enjoy!

he Weekend Coffee share is hosted by Eclectic Ali .  This week’s share is here. and the link up is here.

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38 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 10th of August, 2019

  1. Prior...

    Hi T – I am late – but would love some tea (ha – play on the t’s)

    and hope this week is not being too hard on ya – and hope your sinuses are better.
    I am going to try and post about this since rinse soon
    but Bulletproof sinus hack is AMAZING.
    I have told dozens of folks about it and you might want to try it.
    My brother n law had the most success with it – and I just can’t tell you how Much I love it.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Y, never too late for tea with T ;)

      Week is going OK. My marathon meeting yesterday is over. Still a lot on my agenda at work, but I’ve gotten a lot done.

      I’m not sure if I fixed my sinus issue or not – I think I may now be reacting to something in the air, but my nose is runny. Nothing like last Tuesday – I was hacking up stuff all evening! I’ve done the netipot a few more times and each time it really helps, but my nose starts running a couple of hours later, so…

      Thanks for stopping by for some tea!

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      1. Prior...

        well thanks for sharing….
        sinus talk is not everyone’s cup of tea – but for some of us we have have to go there – because it is life! hahah
        and tea is good with anything eh?

        gracias for the tea and sinus chat – lol

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          yeah, a funny chat. One thing that came out of it, I picked up some Zylitol. I usually never bring anything into the house that may harm the dogs, so I will have to be careful with it, but I will do some little tests, though will not make it my primary sweetener…

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          1. Prior...

            well be careful if you use it as a sweetener (we prefer stevia) but have heard some folks get some intestinal distress from it (but then someone said it is only short term) but I find it too sweet – likely because I have been “off sugar” and ny threshold has transformed.

            but the sinus rinse having the xylitol is key – it works with the salt and iodine to become a chemistry mix of antibacterial – balanced ph stuff – and anti fungal – omg!!
            just love it and this trio of items rocks.
            so keep me posted and yes – no bueno for pets and so keep it high and maybe in sealed container
            :)

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              yeah, I don’t plan on using it as a sweetener, mostly for its other properties. I have already played with it a little to clean my teeth and am amazed by how clean my mouth feels afterwards. I’m not sure if it is any cleaner, of course, but… ;)

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              1. Prior...

                I will try it for the teeth – thanks for mentioning that
                – I do use charcoal a couple times a week and love that!!
                I also use the bullet proof formula as a gargle – and in a book by Kelly Brogan she has a section on the power of gargling – like a mentor of hers suggests a powerful series of gargles for helping the GI system – I need to explore it more – but in the meantime I am gargling with that formula a little after I dod the sinus rinse

                and I heard about xylitol so many years ago from a friend – but stayed away – had no idea it was from trees and all that –

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  2. Rowena

    Hi Trent. Thanks for the coffee. Is that stone wall actually in your backyard? It’s incredible and looks very historic. Sorry to hear about your sinus troubles. I’ve had really dry sinuses for ages and occasionally remember to use the saline mist. I’ve done the saline flush before when I had a sinus infection and it worked wonders. Cleared it up. Hope you find relief soon.
    I have a stick on my keyboard and an eager-eyed Dog (make that two) waiting for me to get with the program. Humans can be so difficult to train!
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      My back yard is almost vertical, so this retaining wall keeps the hill off of the house. It also makes a small flat area above it for a tiny garden and a place for the dogs to play, though they love to run up the hill into the woods! But there is a street at the top, so… Yeah, this is a very green area, and slightly mountainous. Back in the day there were a lot of granite quarries, so many granite walls, though these are obviously fieldstone, and not dressed granite.

      Yeah, the dogs always tell me when it is time to go out. They almost have me trained, but don’t seem to get when I tell them I am in an important meeting (I telework).

      Have a good week :)

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  3. Gary A Wilson

    I’ve never used a Netipot, but know about them. We have a company just north of us who manufacture and distribute a similar device and the cleaning salt packets all preeasured for use. If interested, the company is NeilMed and instead of a netipot, their kit has these easy to clean plastic bottles with a head that makes nice seal against the nose and allows you to gently squeeze warm saline water in one side and let it flow out the other. It works wonders for those of us with bad allergies. Sorry to hear you had a need like this. Regardless of the tool used, this is no fun.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yes, the ones my wife use are the NeilMed ones, just like you describe. They cal it a Nasa Flow Neti Pot. Looks like a tiny blue plastic tea pot. Last Tuesday was the first time I used it, but I have a couple of times since then. I’m not sure if it is still a reaction to the silty water or just different allergies – I sometimes have mild allergies – but it has been nonstop the last week. I hope you had a good weekend and have a good week ahead.

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  4. DB McNicol

    Sipping coffee now…wishing it were cool enough to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Can’t wait for fall to arrive…growing up in New England, that’s always been my favorite season.

    I’ve missed having time to read my favorite blogs – been swamped writing two novellas, starting my author’s newsletter & fighting to get subscribers, keeping three blogs up to date (sort of), and doing a ton of book promotions. Phew….so today, I’m reading some of my favorites!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      You sound busy! glad you could stop by for some coffee.

      Fall in New England is great, by far my favorite season. It’s been cool the last few days, so it’s nice to have a respite from the summer heat, but I am looking forward having weather like this for extended periods…

      have a great week.

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  5. bearmkwa

    Oh, dear, sorry to hear about the sinus nasties. Glad to hear you’re feeling better. Man, this salted carmel coffee I’m sipping is great. Gonna be wired for a while, I think. Beautiful spot, and cool mug you have this week. I broke mine this week and hubby got me a new one yesterday. Have a great week.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I hate breaking favorite mugs. Glad you got a new one, though. I am still sniffling and such, but am not sure if it is related or just other allergies – there is a lot out there now, including goldenrod. I’m not highly allergic, but…. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a good weekend!

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  6. Corina

    Your corner of the world looks beautiful and relaxing. Mine, not so much. I´m trying to get caught up and write some posts, too. So I will be reading old posts here. I hope you get to do your chores and get in a run while your weather holds up and before Hell Week!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Hi Corina – I’ve seen you a little on FB and Instagram, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen you around, so, yeah, I’m sure you have a lot to do to catch up! I hope you had a good weekend.

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  7. Sagittarius Viking

    Those are some gorgeous photos Trent! You have an amazing place. It was pure pleasure having coffee outside, in the cool late summer air!! WOW!
    I hope you feel 100% good soon. Especially if you have a really busy week ahead of you. Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Even though long term plans have me heading towards Cape Cod, I still really love it up here in New Hampshire! It is a gorgeous state. I still have a bit of a runny nose and am a little down, but hopefully I’ve gotten most of the bad stuff that I’m reacting to out of my system. Thanks, I hope your weekend is going well!

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          They are both beautiful, but in different ways – NH is all granite and rugged while Cape Cod is gentle and water. They are both green, though!

          I do have some real ginger, lemons and honey, so I may give it a try – thanks for the tip.

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              I’m drinking the tea now. I made it STRONG. I also grated a little fresh turmeric into it since it was there… Interesting. I may try again tomorrow a little less strong and with no turmeric. I also netipotted myself again as I was waiting for the tea to steep, so hopefully I will start off with clear sinuses.

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  8. dprastka

    Thank you for the cup of coffee, so beautiful there in New Hampshire. I totally understand the busy days, seems like I an never catch up with all that needs to get done. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend in Cape Cod. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and here’s to weekend coffee share, so great to connect with ya’ll! I will be sharing too! :D

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      New Hampshire is a beautiful state. Eventually I’ll be full time on Cape Cod, but I’ll always come back for visits. Thinking of visits, thanks for stopping by for a visit. The coffee share is a great way to catch up. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      1. dprastka

        Oh I got it backwards. We are wanting to move to AZ, every time I visit it’s motivating as we move in that direction. Here’s to moving towards our goals! Have a wonderful weekend too! ♥️

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