Finding Everyday Inspiration, Day 11: A Cup of Coffee

Toddy coffee cold-brew system

Toddy: The Night Before the Morning’s Coffee

If we were having coffee together, today, I would share some fresh, cold-brew coffee with you. Hot, warm or cold, made with water or milk or some of each. There’s also a selection of black tea in the cupboard and cold water in the refrigerator. The puppies aren’t used to having company, but they’ll lie down, once they’ve said “Hello”, and go back to sleep while we visit.

If we were having coffee together, today, I would tell you that my day went well. My husband is building a woodworking shop in the back yard, and today he was able to finish his To-Do List without my help. Tomorrow I’ll be back up on a ladder, lifting boards and holding them in place while he measures them or nails them onto to the studs. The building is taking shape with windows, doors, and exterior walls done, but for the siding.

If we were having coffee together, I would show you some of the photographs that I took, today, in the back yard. The cool quiet shade of the cotoneaster bushes providing the perfect spot to pull up camp chairs, a step stool for a table between them. Do you remember when film was expensive, as was having the pictures developed, and so we would limit our picture-taking and not be able to look at the photographs for months? That was on my budget, anyway. My parents, with a true sense of history, hauled their cameras with them wherever they went. Even to the Philippine Islands and Hawaii, when they were stationed there during WW II. There are so many photo albums in the family home, which one of my brothers bought after their deaths, that we could never get through them even to label the subjects of the photos or where they were taken.

If we were having coffee together, I would remind you that I have been changing around my various blogs and domains and their content as life is changing, here. We are back to going through papers, books, clothes, and such, and tossing the excess. I hope to get the longer desk in my back sitting room moved out to the workshop, so that I have more room for bookshelves. I would like to move those out of the basement, just in case we also get heavy rainfall here. One must think of those things. I have replaced many books with e-editions, but I still have hardcover books that I cherish.

Anyway, I went through The Art of Disorder and set all of my posts before May to “Private”. Instead of using that blog for tracking my health numbers and nattering about how I feel tired, I plan to use it more for challenges. I am feeling well enough, now, to try keeping up with the weekly photo challenges and the daily prompts from WordPress. This blog will go back to poetry, short stories, and perhaps essays, that don’t fit in with my Quilted Poetry posts at WordPress. Do you compartmentalize your creative efforts? I think that my flower photographs and my recipes/cooking activities go together, so I am not changing that for now. This is the blog where I posted my “Poem a Day” for the 2017 NaPoWriMo challenge. I did that with a group, this year, which was a lot of fun.

Everything will get sorted out eventually. Or not.

I am glad that we were able to get together for coffee, this evening. I hope you will stop by again.

Best wishes!
Lizl

P.S. (Almost) every weekend, I take part in the #WeekendCoffeeShare on my Stray Coffee Breaks blog (also on WordPress). Please drop by if you’re in the neighborhood!

6 Replies to “Finding Everyday Inspiration, Day 11: A Cup of Coffee”

  1. It’s very effective that you use the phrase to start each paragraph. And it’s very comforting and pleasant to me to read about your everyday activities and thoughts, these are my favourite kind of posts!

    1. Thanks! I enjoy writing them, too. It’s really why I blog. I enjoy conversation…even when nobody reads the blog or responds to a post. I’ve gotten awfully behind on things (esp. Everyday Inspiration), but intend to get caught up this weekend. After I write my coffee-share blog over at the Stray Coffee blog. I have been enjoying your posts. In keeping with intentions, I must now check my after-lunch blood glucose level and start writing. 😀

      1. I’m a bit behind with Everyday Inspiration too, so no worries, it’s not for nothing that the course is self-paced and you can respond to the prompts as late as you like. I am enjoying your responses to the course challenges too! It’s interesting to see the same subject written about by another blogger and compare the notes.

        1. At least I got the “Critique” assignment addressed to please me. I should have much less trouble with the rest of them. 😀

          1. The challenges are getting quite challenging towards the end, I’m pleasantly surprised and look forward to what you make out of it too!

          2. I found that I enjoyed the Recreate a Single Day very much. I picked a 24-hour period from evening on Tuesday until evening on Wednesday with photographs. I went to bed very early (unintentionally), last night, so I didn’t get to it until this morning. LOL!

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