Weekend Coffee Share

wordswag_15073188796611453091488Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely  catching up with friends (old and new)!

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you how you did during week 8 of the Lockdown. April dragged along and May seems the same.

For Mother’s Day we celebrated with a nice at home breakfast and then both of my brothers stopped by at separate times with their families. It was nice to see people.

Later we had a nice dinner and watched — you guessed it — The Last Dance. This week really added to MJ’s reputation as an intensely competitive guy. I was rather surprised that he hit Steve Kerr in the eye during a practice. Kerr was new to the team and MJ was testing him, guarding him with all his fury. When Kerr felt he had too much, he hit MJ in the chest and MJ responded by hitting him in the eye. In time Jordan realized how wrong that was and apologized and they made amends. The night also spent time on the tragic murder of Michael’s father and Scottie Pippen’s rivalry with Tony Kukoč. Boy, was Kukoč treated to a tough welcome. Nonetheless, the show does highlight respect and team spirit as well as excellent athleticism.

Now for work we can only recruit via Social Media. It’s a major restriction as we can’t email community groups to recruit. We had been trying to get churches, civic organizations and employers, who’ve had to let people go, to spread the word about our jobs. That’s forbidden now. Go figure.

I’ve watched a lot of house remodeling shows — Home Town, Property Brothers and Flipping 101. They’re all based on a formula and many series create Today I saw a show called Texas Flip and Move and was surprised that people will buy a house at auction and then pay to get it moved to where they want to live. It’s a guilty pleasure that I usually indulge in while eating lunch. Pretty soon, I should be able to lay tile or inspect for termites. 😉


I’m thoroughly enjoying Paul Johnson’s collection of biographies called Heroes. So far I’ve learned about Samson, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I, George Washington and Lord Nelson. Johnson’s writing style is precise and he weaves in his opinions and context. For example, I didn’t realize that George Washington was six years older than George III and that they both loved farming. Washington kept all his papers. All and so there’s more documentation of his life than of most Presidents.

I suppose the highlight of last week was venturing out to a different neighborhood for a daily walk. Our town’s engaging in a campaign to encourage people to put teddy bears in their windows or around their front doors for passerby’s to spot. The idea is based on the story Going on a Bear Hunt.


Our Bear


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