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Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

If we were having coffee or another beverage of your choice, I would ask, what do you do to keep things simple? What do I mean? How do you keep your life from getting complicated? That’s the subject of this Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition.

Keeping life simple, keeping work simple, keeping relationships simple. Can it be done I ask?

I sure hope so.Weekend Coffee Share Simple Edition

There are so many things we all have to juggle. Sit down and have another cuppa and tell me how you keep things simple. Me? Well I guess I try to take situations at face value and not read too much into them. I read email once or twice a day and either delete it or file. I only file it if I need to keep it? What about you? Any secrets to managing the deluge of digital detritus that vies for our attention every day? Come on, you can tell me. I really do want to know.

What about the physical papers that come in the mail or at the office? One of mentor’s at Texas Instruments years ago introduced me to his piling system. Not filing, piling. He uses three piles. The closest to the center of his desk is things that just came in. As the week goes on, he works his way through the pile. At the end of the week, anything in that pile moves to the pile at the edge of the desk. If there was anything in the pile at the edge, it moves to the trash. So basically, if he never gets to it in two weeks, it’s gone. His thought is that if it’s important to them, they will get back to you.

These are just a couple of things to help keep it simple. I am serious about wanting to know any tips or tricks you use to keep it simple. Please leave a comment below and of course, share with your friends. And don’t forget to visit our hostess Diana. More thoughts on simplicity are here.

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Make sure to stop by and visit DIana at Parttime Monster and link in your own weekend coffee share. Have a great week ahead, keep drinking coffee and keep it simple.

Weekend Coffee Share Birthday Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Miscellaneous Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Miscellaneous

If we were sharing a delicious caffeinated beverage, I would tell you that I missed you last weekend because I was at the funeral of a dear friend’s mother. My dear friend’s mother was also like a mother to me and many others. A truly great lady. She made the world a better place. You can read more about my thoughts on her by clicking here. This Weekend Coffee Share Miscellaneous edition is part of my catch up.

Catch up

weekend coffee share miscellaeousNeedless to say, this week I have run around trying to get caught up. I am also working on getting at least one good blog article out every week in addition to the Weekend Coffee Share.

I hope you are doing well and that everything is somewhat reasonable in your life. it was good to get away from work for a bit and visit with family and friends, even under the circumstances.

Do you have any new, interesting or troublesome projects? I always love helping people figure out their project issues. Yes, it’s a geeky kind of thing that I do. My book, Forging Character is moving along. The rewrite is about 20% complete. I was planning to have it done by the end of March, but looks like it will run into April.

Things you may have missed

If you don’t follow my blog regularly, that’s okay. I know how life gets. Here is a recap of some my favorites

I hope you have an awesome week and the following Irish Blessing

Wishing you a rainbow
For sunlight after showers—
Miles and miles of Irish smiles
For golden happy hours—
Shamrocks at your doorway
For luck and laughter too,
And a host of friends that never ends
Each day your whole life through!

Don’t forget to stop by and visit DIana at Parttime Monster to link in your own Weekend Coffee Share post.

Weekend Coffee Share Birthday Edition

WeekendCoffeeShare Willpower Edition

WeekendCoffeeShare Willpower Edition

If we were sharing a hot beverage, mine would be coffee. A nice steaming mocha. What will you have? While I fix our drinks, I would tell you that I participated in our dojo‘s annual Kan Geiko. This is a traditional Japanese cold weather training. Enjoy this weekendcoffeeshare willpower edition.

weekendcoffeeshare willpower editionWe get up early and meet at the dojo at 6 am. We work out until we nice and hot, then we run outside around the building to the pull bars and then the wall for step-ups. Never stopping, we dash back inside. Training is not only for the physical aspect of health, but also for the mental edge in exercising your willpower. I will be writing more about this on Monday. The 5 gallon buckets you see have water in them. We start the week with 1 gallon and add a gallon every day. By the end of the week, you are ready to have the bucket dumped on you because you tire of doing squats and jumps and other exercises, all while carrying your bucket.

Thursday I met with the writer’s club at the local senior center. The group takes turn reading some work they wrote. People are free to give feedback or not. When it was my turn, I read the first chapter of my book, Forging Character. I received some great feedback. A couple of places where I repeated myself, repeated myself…..that need some clean-up as well as some comments of encouragement.

My favorite feedback was from one of the published authors in the group. He said, “Run with it.” Needless to say this elevated my enthusiasm to finish the re-write and get it back to my editor.

Other than a minor bug giving me a scratchy throat and a bit of fever, I had an awesome week.

How is your week going? Need to boost your willpower? You don’t have to go train in the cold like I did this week. Check out my blog article on Monday about increasing willpower.

Have a great week and I hope you enjoyed weekendcoffeeshare willpower edition!

Don’t forget to stop by and visit Diana at ParttimeMonster and link in your own coffee share post.

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Weekend Coffee Share Fall Edition

Weekend Coffee Share – Fall Edition

If we were having coffee, I would have to offer you tea or suggest we make a Starbucks run. My wife is not fond of the smell of coffee, so I do not make it in the apartment. As for fall, we’ll be talking about both the season and the action. The season opens in the Blue Ridge Mountains with the leaves beginning to turn from green to vibrant reds, yellows and oranges. At first it is just a hint of color that appears, but slowly the fall hues spread across the mountains and down into the valleys. It is truly Weekend Coffee Share Fall Edition.

The other fall is my dad. He is a 92-year-old World War II veteran. He took a tumble the other day and broke his arm when he fell. He had to have surgery to put it all back together. He made through surgery fine. Doc says it will be 2-3 weeks before he can start rehab on the arm. I’m sure he will be fine. He’s a tough old bird. There are not many of our WWII vets left. If you know one or run across one in your travels, take a minute and thank them.

Weekend Coffee Share Fall Edition


Weekend Coffee Share Fall Edition


I’ve been busy. We went to Dallas for a couple of weeks to prepare for my belt test and to visit with family and friends. The test was a success. I made through with no serious injuries. Got to see several good friends get promoted. It was a great weekend. Saw some great sites on the way down and back. There will be post about some of that next week.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend and don’t forget to stop by Parttime Monster and link in your own Weekend Coffee Share.