All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.
~ Arthur C. Clarke
If we were having coffee, I would be honest and tell you that I didn’t think I’d make it to this weekend’s coffee share. I had other plans, but you know how it is with plans. As Robbie Burns put it:
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men,
Gang aft agley.
As I’ve been mentioning for the past two weeks, this weekend was about getting together with family. As we were preparing to do just that, we received some unsettling news about another family member, and now we are waiting to hear what is going on with him. If you’re so inclined, please say a prayer or two. That’s about all I can say about the situation right now.
That was a poor welcome, wasn’t it? Hugs if you’re accepting them. I appreciate having you here while I wait. Help yourself to whatever you would prefer to drink. We have tea (a wide variety of regular and herbals), coffee, water, red or white wine, and beer. I’ll be having tea. Maybe a nice, calming chamomile.
How are you? What have you been up to for the past week? Please, have a seat on the porch and help me keep my mind distracted from worrisome thoughts by telling me all about what’s happening with you. Have you read any good books? Seen any good movies? Gone on any good walks?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it has been a hectic week. Yesterday in particular was busy, and I was exhausted by the end of the day.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my heart and mind really aren’t into chatting today. Let’s just sit here and watch the clouds. We might get some storms later. There is a big rain system moving north of us and we will probably get clipped with a tail that’s dragging to the south. We are under a tornado watch until 8:00 PM. Let’s hope the bay helps the storms dissipate before they get here.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for visiting with me today. I’m sorry this is such a short visit. I would have cancelled but I thought this might help me take my mind off of things for a few moments. I do enjoy your company, and appreciate that you were able to sit here with me for a few minutes.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be.
This post is in response to Part Time Monster’s #WeekendCoffeeShare. Put on the kettle, start the coffee maker, open a bottle of wine, or whatever your preference is, and join us. I’d love to hear all about what you were up to this week.