If we were having coffee I’d invite you to sit outside in the front yard in the Adirondack chairs. Fall has come! The sun has risen but wasn’t accompanied by humidity or heat. Thank goodness. We’d enjoy a few cups of coffee while we breathed in the moist morning air (it has rained all week here). The precipitation is lingering. It’s welcomed by me! Our rainfall totals were down. We needed the rain to refresh and revive our area.
How was your week? Did you do anything fun or exciting? Anything new? What’s going on in your world?
If we were having coffee you’d ask where I’d been all week. My internet connection began to fail earlier this week. I’m unsure of the day but I received an email from my carrier and arrived home to find a hang tag on my front door explaining that I may have a connectivity issue. With the world being how it is I assumed it was probably a scam. (paranoid me lol) Which lead me to ignore both notifications. Long story short I called the company, they sent a technician out this morning, and now I’m here able to share virtual coffee with you! (I’m so glad).
Thursday was my 33rd birthday!! Yay! In desperate need of quiet me time I only divulged my plan to not work on Thursday less than 12 hours before Thursday arrived. Also only to certain people. If I’m honest I didn’t want any company, I didn’t want anyone monopolizing my time, I didn’t want to have to care if someone was uncomfortable or ready to leave, I wanted to be alone. (selfish maybe but for the most part I’m around someone almost 24 hours a day lol). So I’m sure you’re wondering where I went and what I did. My 1st stop was Starbucks. I treated myself to an almost $5 Salted Caramel Moca (omg no coffee is $5 good but I did it anyway). I snuggled into a comfy chair in the farthest corner of the “coffeehouse” and began to read a book my HR coach recommended. Even in the this most secluded area I wasn’t safe from the world. LOL. About 15 minutes into my sit and older gentlemen came over, sat right beside me, and started talking. My initial thought was “how rude is this”. LOL. Just being honest. However, once I realized he had no intentions of not talking to me and that he was going to be here for a while I surrendered. Come to find out he was retired military (Marine to be exact), he spoke several different languages, and had traveled the world in his (based on his appearance) long life. My enjoyment in speaking to him surprised me. (You know since I had planned for a day free of talking to anyone unless I had to lol)
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I went to the Gordon Parks exhibit at an art museum about 35 minutes away from my hometown. Gordon Parks was the 1st African American photographer for Life Magazine. The photos in the exhibit were from in the 1950. After moving away from his hometown of Fort Scott he returned to do an article (which for some reason was never published in Life). It documented the lives of his fellow classmates, spoke to segregation, and much more. The exhibit was one I am very thankful to have been able to see. I read every caption to every photograph (there were over 40). To my surprise I actually stood to read an entire 8 page article he wrote about “being black” in these times. It detailed his experiences as a black man. It was thought provoking. His words reached deep into my heart! If ever this exhibit makes it’s way to an art museum near you please check it out!
After spending several hours perusing the art museum I headed downstairs to the little cafe and had lunch alone. It was a really nice day for me! It doesn’t take much for me. I’m a simple gal! 🙂 Spare of the moment I decided to get a tattoo on my wrist but it didn’t work out. Each tattoo parlor said my wrist was too small for what I wanted. LOL. Perhaps it wasn’t meant!
Well the little lady and I have a birthday party to attend today! It’s a Glitz and Glamour theme! Sounds fancy huh? I think it’s going to be enjoyable. We have to go pick up a gift and something glitzy and glamorous to wear.
As always I enjoy our coffee shares together. Later today I will meet you at your venue to enjoy coffee with you! 🙂 Sending all the light and love possible and wishing you the best week ever ahead! ❤