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 3 of the WuFlu Quarantine. Isn’t this a strange time? It is a sacrifice to stay in quarantine, even if it isn’t the same as running into a bomb shelter every night or surviving a nuclear bomb. Most of us will suffer great financial loss and a few will suffer the ultimate health loss. It’s not as bad as dystopian fiction makes such times out to be, but it is weird and harmful.

Work has continued and my team’s done a bang up job as we strive to be productive with so many constraints. I haven’t resorted to spending the day in pajamas or sleeping in. I’ve even managed to keep up with my Lenten resolve to give up red wine and chocolate, though I haven’t done the writing I hoped I would. I admit I’ve had chocolate a couple times, but I’ll just choose a couple days after Easter and the Monday after to make up for that.

After finishing The Hustler, I’ve now watched all the films I’ve gotten from the library. I own some DVDs I haven’t seen yet. I can go on to Kanopy, a streaming service from the library and see what they offer. In the past, I’ve had buffering issues with Kanopy. The library also has a service called Hoopla, but for some reason I’m having trouble exiting my defunct account via the library I worked for and changing over to my local library. Since we can pick up food for take out, I’m ready for library take out. Please?

I just started an online course on the U.S. Constitution, which is very high quality. It’s from Hillsdale and I like how it shows background information such as the state constitutions that influenced the national one. Each lesson is 30 minutes or so, which means I learn a lot without being deluged with information.

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Inspired by watching Food Network’s Spring Baking Championship, I’ve decided to bake every week. My baking for the week was a pineapple upside down cake. I’d forgotten how tasty this old classic is. I used crushed pineapple and I think I liked that better than the rings. This week I’m toying with the idea of baking hot crossed buns.

It is a weird time. Not much going on and it’s impossible to plan anything. My nephew’s high school graduation was canceled. A niece who’s graduating college had her graduation postponed till August, which I think is wise. The school can’t count on a May date, yet these students deserve a ceremony. While they’ve all gone home, they can choose to return for a ceremony one weekend. Some may be in new cities working at new jobs, but I bet that number will be quite low.

Sculpture Saturday

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British Museum

Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen
To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try. To see more sculptures, click here.

Thursday Door Challenge

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Hosted by Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).

Click here, to see more links to doors.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos inspired by the photograph above.

Take one element of the photo and find something to share.

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From Kunming to Lijiang

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To go around London

 

 

Click here to see more fun photos, click here.

 

 

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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 2 of the WuFlu Quarantine. I bet you’re doing your best to pitch in, but there are some aggravations. We need to gambatte! Gambatte is Japanese and it’s used to encourage someone to persevere.

I’m happy that I got to work a full week and think I will this week as well. It seemed hard to continue to add value, but by having daily conference calls. A bonus is that it’s good social contact. I’m very lucky to be working with this team.

I finished reading (really listening to) David Mamet’s Chicago, which has a wonderful audio version. I also watched Paul Newman in Hud, which I’d never seen before. It made for a great follow up to Giant, as it’s a family drama set in Texas. Now I’m watching Newman in The Hustler with Jackie Gleason. It deserves its classic status.

I was livid about the pork that got crammed into the third stimulus package. Then the Kennedy Center, which got $25,000,000, announced they were firing their orchestra. Di they have to make that decision now? It seems shameful to me.

Last night, while I was taking a shower, the power went out. That’s always a a problem, but with the quarantine it was more of one. I managed to feel my way out of the shower and get my pj’s on. I heard a weird humming sound and didn’t know what on earth to think. After a while I figured out that our neighbor has a generator and that was making the noise. Luckily a half hour later the electricity came back.

 

 

Sculpture Saturday

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Saturday Sculpture is hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger, I’ve chosen
To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to Mind over Memory’s post for Saturday Sculpture.

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.To see more sculptures, click here.

Thursday Door Challenge

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Chicago, Illinois

Hosted by Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American Eastern Time).

Click here, to see more links to doors.