My life story is the story of everyone I’ve ever met.
~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
If we were having coffee, I would be delighted to see you again. Big hugs (if you’re amenable), and come on in. Let’s grab our beverages and a few snacks, and have a seat on the porch. You can have the rocking chair. It’s a comfy place to sit and rock while we chat.
How are you? What have you been up to lately? Have you traveled anywhere? Gone on vacation/holiday? Maybe taken a staycation? Have you taken any good walks or hikes? Read any good books? Watched any good films? Experienced any magic?
We had some amazing storms on Tuesday night. There were two tornado warnings (no tornado here, thank goodness, but I hear there was one a short distance south of us), and the sky put on quite a lightning show. You might have seen one of the photos I took if you stopped by for my Wordless Wednesday post this week. It was pretty wild, but most of the lightning was quite a distance from us so M and I were able to sit on the porch for a while and watch as it zigzagged and streaked from cloud to cloud.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I gave up on Amy Tan’s book, The Valley of Amazement, and picked up Stephen King’s Finders Keepers instead. After reading a few slow-to-get-started books, I needed a fast read. I’ll probably go back to The Valley of Amazement in another book or two. I read Mr. Mercedes last year. Finders Keepers is the second in what I hear is going to be a trilogy. From what I’ve read so far, I expect Finders Keepers to be as entertaining as Mr. Mercedes.
I used to read horror novels a lot when I was younger. I stopped reading Stephen King’s novels sometime around Needful Things: The Last Castle Rock Story. I expected to like Needful Things, especially since I was more than familiar with the Castle Rock stories and characters, but it was flat for me, as if someone had forced the author to write the story. So, I gave up on Stephen King for a while. I can’t remember which book brought me back. I think it was one of his collections of short stories.
As for films, we recently watched But I’m a Cheerleader. It is a bizarre and entertaining film from 1999. I have no idea how it got on my Netflix queue. Well, that’s not true. I must have put it there. Obviously. But I’m not sure why or where I might have heard of it. At first I thought it might be a John Waters film. It’s not. The critics didn’t like it, comparing it to John Waters films and finding it wanting. I thought it was funny in a cult classic kind of way. Would I recommend it? I’m not sure. It’s satire, but some might find it offensive.
If we were having coffee, I would introduce you to the M&M’s. No, not the candy, silly. My youngest son and his wife. They are here for a visit this week, something I have been looking forward to. I should introduce you to Bo and Jake, the dogs, too. You may have already met them when you came in. I suspect you didn’t see Izzy and Bella (our cats). They’re probably hiding from our doggy guests.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it’s been an easy week. Oh, there was work to do to get ready for the M&M’s visit, but it was the normal sort of stuff. Mowing, laundering, weeding, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting, and all the rest of the usual chore suspects. There were no appointments to keep, no interactions with the medical community, and basically, no worries.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my health has improved drastically since I took matters into my own hands, heart, and mind. I only mention it all because I’ve
whined complained let you know when I wasn’t feeling well. It seems only right to let you know that things are better. I am still slowly adding foods back to my diet, and have found some interesting correlations with certain types of food and problems with my digestive system. I really didn’t want to jump on the gluten-free bandwagon, but I might have to. We’ll see as I continue to experiment with food.
I think it is possible that the probiotics I started taking are giving me grief, too, so I’ve stopped them for now and will try to get the good bacteria from the foods I eat and hope that’s enough.
If we were having coffee, it would be time for me to go see what the M&M’s are up to and spend some time with them. You’re welcome to stay if you like. Maybe we’ll go out to the Point for sunset. Sunset these days happens just after 8:00 PM (8:06, to be exact).
Thank you so much for visiting and joining me for another coffee chat. I don’t think you’ll see much of me this week. Wishing you a good week ahead, and I’ll see you next week, if not before.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
This post is in response to Part Time Monster’s #WeekendCoffeeShare. Put the kettle on, 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.