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Weekend Coffee Share Birthday Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Birthday Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Birthday Edition

Familiar Newness Weekend coffee shareIf we were having coffee I would tell you that it’s been a great week. What is going on your world? My new job is awesome. My lovely wife and I have done a couple of fun road trips around Texas and tomorrow is my birthday. My birthday is the original Memorial Day, which I now refer to as bureaucratic Memorial Day. Damn Gubmint has to fool around all kinds of things they ort to leave alone. Anyway, this Weekend Coffee Share Birthday Edition chats about a few of those things. I hope things are going well for you and yours. Remember, life is what you make of it. Since my wife and I love to travel, we hit the road as often as possible to see what we can see.

Road Trips

This weekend we have been to Wichita Falls and Paris. Both in Texas. We had a great time traveling back and forth across north Texas and Oklahoma. Here are a few shots from the trip.

Our Host Parttime Monster

If you enjoy the coffee share, drop by Diana’s at Parttime Monster to check out the linky. Better yet, write your own weekend coffee share and add it to the list. Don’t forget to say hi to Diana.

Weekend Coffee Share Travel Edition

Weekend Coffee Share Travel Edition

If we were sharing a beverage, I would tell that it’s been a great week. We took a road trip on Saturday. You can see a few of the photos below. I wrote an article about Ways to be kind, earlier in the week to explore a topic for Forging Character. My lovely wife and I have done a 22 minute workout 6 days a week for the past 4 weeks. Boot camp is probably a better term. It’s been tough, but we are seeing some improvement. And the bonus is, I can still move. Come join us for the Weekend Coffee Share Travel Edition.

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Stop by and visit Diana at Part Time Monster. She hosts this weekly virtual coffee klatch and the associated linky.

I hope your week went well and your next week looks even better.

Cheerful Thoughts?

Cheerful Thoughts

Cheerful Thoughts

Are you a glass half full or half empty person?  Yes, you engineers are saying that you have 50% too much glass, bur really do you think cheerful thoughts? I don’t mean all the time. When you start feeling a little low or down about something, what do you do to cheer yourself up? I like to read. Almost anything will do, but science fiction is my favorite. Or maybe you like a cheerful quote?

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament
– Henry Van Dyke   

Some other cheerful thoughts

cheerful thoughts of furry creaturesSometimes I like to find happy pictures for a bit of cheer. Like cute furry or feathered little creatures or a nice nature scene. Other times I like to find a friend and chat face to face. No email, texting, messaging, facebook, etc. just two people sitting across from each other and having a nice conversation. There may or may not be alcohol involved.Really it does not take much to cheer me up. I like the simple things of life and appreciate what I have. No matter where I am or what I have, I try really hard to be happy. This is one of the many traits that I owe to my grandmother. She was a very positive and uplifting person. That’s one of the other cheerful thoughts that  you can think about, your good memories. Happy cheerful memories of friends and family always help me have cheerful thoughts. Ice cream is good too or sometimes coffee!  Maybe you combine several at a time? What is your path to cheerful thoughts?

Photo Challenge Sun and Suspension bridge

Photo Challenge Cee’s Fun Foto

Photo Challenge!

Cee's Fun Photo Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

It’s been a while since I played in Cee’s photo challenge playground. The April A-to-Z challenge took almost all my blogging time. Now I’m getting caught up with everything. Well almost. 🙂 Any way, here are a few photos for Cee’s Fun Foto Perspective Challenge. Enjoy and let me know which one you like best. I am planning on participating in at least two of Cee’s photo challenges every month. If the photos get enough comments, I’ll be adding more photos to the mix. If you like the photos, please comment and let me know. Same thing if you don’t like.

Photo Challenge Perspective

Downtown Jonesborough Main Street.

Photo Challenge perspective sidewalk


Photo challenge perspective

Middle of the road

Please leave a comment as to whether or not you want to see more or less photos 🙂 Have a great week.