Friday, May 8, 2020

Take Life One Sip At A Time

Coffeeology: Espresso yourself. So many blends, so little time. Take life one sip at a time, and stay grounded. Better latte than never. Take time to smell the coffee.

Is it me or is life just busier during this pandemic?  I am finding that there is so much to do.  This isn't a bad thing.  I think it is a good thing.

We are entering our 10th week of sheltering in place at home.  My husband and I have gone for a few short walks/drives but other than that, we have not left home.  I enjoy my outside time in the gardens and courtyard.

I have thought about posting in the last few weeks.  By the time I finally settle down to write, I am just too tired to put a sentence together.  I am in bed sometimes as early as 8 pm and up before 7 am.

Daily Life in a Nutshell

Quiet Time
Coffee & Breakfast
Exercise (at least 30 min a day)
Chores
Garden time
Lunch
Rest time
Coffee
Chores
Make Dinner
Dinner & Coffee
Quiet Time
Bedtime

The chores are different on different days.  I've added a number of new projects (chores) and am doing my best to add time to craft, write letters, and make cards.  The latter are rather low on my to do list.

I hope you all are well and finding joy in ordinary days. ♥

16 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you are doing well! I love your coffee sayings, any one of them would look good printed on my wall beside the coffee maker. We have been busy too, and it IS a good thing!

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    1. Ginny, I found the coffee sayings online. There was no acknowledgement of who wrote them though. Busy is a good thing!!

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  2. It is good to hear from you. We are not so busy (but probably should be!). Life hasn't changed too much but we do go shopping at least once a week and are enjoying small get-togethers with friends. We are being careful and respectful. Take care!!

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  3. It's been a busy time for us but we've been able to hike so that keeps us going! Have a good weekend my friend! Happy Mother's day!

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    1. Happy Belated Mother's Day, Diane! Hikes surely lift your spirits!

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  4. I love your quote by Thomas Moore in the right-hand column. He is so right -- all the seeming little things we do add up to make our life what it is and how we influence others. I need to remind myself of that from time to time.

    I like your schedule of routines. This quiet time has not been all that bad for me, giving more time to be still and listen to what the Lord is saying.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara! Thomas Moore's quote is one of my favorites.

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  5. We are pretty much getting back to normal here....but Marvin and I are taking our time in getting back to what is really normal. I do have a hair appt on the 19th and I can hardly wait. I have been busy stitching and finishing projects. I have enjoyed the extra stitching time. Today I plan to work on a chalk pain project. I am hoping it is not a Pinterest FAIL.lol I purchases a coffee table that was damaged on top. So I thought I would do a cream chalk paint on the top and leave the bottom portion of the table the stained wood. If it is a FAIl, I may have to just start over. Being at home so much I have noticed some things that need to be updated etc. I am making a list. So I may continue to be busy here at home.

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    1. Arlene, I have not been on my computer but I will check your blog soon and see if you have a photograph of your coffee table paint project!

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  6. Gina, I loved your Coffeeology start to this blog post. Glad you are doing okay! We are doing okay here. Taking advantage of the good weather days to do some much needed yard work. Wishing you a peaceful Mother's Day weekend!

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    1. A Belated Happy Mother's Day to you too, Robin! The weather has been chilly lately and we are due to have rain for a few days this week.

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  7. Sounds a lot like my days, except I don't get to bed that early, I thought I would be getting more done around the house but I guess if I didn't visit all these blogs I would have more time, LOL!

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    1. Connie, I have barely been on my computer to visit anything. I need to make time to do this. ♥

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  8. Well Gina, it sounds like you have a nice routine going on. I've been going on long walks in the morning and crocheting a lot, and always cooking and baking. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

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    1. Kitty, your home must be filled with delicious scents from all your cooking and baking! xoxo

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