Each weekend, Eclectic Ali invites bloggers to are their experiences, musings, whatever through the Weekend Coffee Share challenge.
So grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
If we were having coffee, we’d be out enjoying the bright foliage, which is already past its peak. We’d enjoy the sunshine and warm temperatures knowing that they won’t last much longer.
I’d begin by sharing that I’m glad that voting is over. I worked for 17 days and my life was little more than checking people in or various forms of crowd control and troubleshooting. I’d get home, forage for some dinner, take a shower, possibly unwind with some TV or YouTube as I was too exhausted to read. I’d sleep but never restfully and it was always too soon before the alarm went off and I repeated the same routine. I’m thrilled that it was just two and a half weeks or so.
Election Day itself was a let down. My precinct only had 123 voters between 6 am and 7pm. Most voters went beforehand or by mail. The time dragged. One of the team members never showed up, one was spacey and slow-moving. Even though he drank 6 cans of Red Bull and a canned Starbucks espresso, he never moved faster than a snail.
It took me about three days to catch up on my sleep. Now I’m grateful to be back to my daily walks and reading. I’ve coasted through Zora Neal Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God for a book club discussion on Thursday. I haven’t been able to read much in months. Since it was so slow on Election Day, I could finish Paul Johnson’s Heroes.
Now I’m job hunting and not sure what direction to pursue. I struggled to submit a claim to the Illinois Department of Employment via it’s needlessly clunky website. There’s some bug and I’ve to a call in for help, but I’m not sure when I’ll get a call back, but my fingers are crossed. It should not be so hard.
I’m looking forward to being able to blog, write plays/scripts, and read in addition to hunting for a job.
Sepia Saturday is a fun challenge that inspires bloggers by providing a visual prompt every week. Above we see a girl working in a shoe factory. In the left lower corner there’s an M so you can also use that to inspire you (e.g. money, manufacture, etc.).
I was compelled to find photos of girls working in factories in different eras and different countries.
To see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here and you’ll get to the hub and links to more fascinating photos. Each blogger has a different spin.
Weekend 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)! To join, al l you need to do is create a post and link to Eclectic Ali
I’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a weekend as I’ve had to work every day since the 19th. That’s taking a toll on my concept of time and my overall exhaustion. I’m shindioi, i.e. tired, body and soul Kansai-ben (a Japanese dialect). I can’t wait to get back to normal starting Wednesday.