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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Day By Day

WCS Tea BagIf we were having coffee, I’d start by saying how thankful I am that it’s the weekend. This week was front-loaded with expected chaos (not of my choosing). Some materialized, some was thwarted, some canceled. Thank goodness weekends exist. I’m enjoying a black iced tea, as per usual. It’s my comfort drink. Let’s chat.

Sunday: An unexpected message arrives in my inbox in response to last week’s post. The smile it engendered helped me gear up for and get through the week I knew this would be. (Thanks, Bill.)

Monday: I’m a hamster on a wheel. I’m Toto hanging on as Dorothy ends up in a tornado and my close proximity means I go along for the ride, willing or not. The best thing that happened that day: it ended.

Tuesday: See Monday. So similar in fact that I hit a wall by lunch, when this photo was taken.

Wednesday: Anticipated relief was thwarted with a tornado I hadn’t expected to be near enough to get swept up in. Later in the day, things started to relax as the chaos subsided. The tornado still churned, but I was able to keep some distance.

Thursday: I hid as much as I could from the twister, hoping to escape its speed and debris. Success! That evening, it was time to refill the well. My introvert self needed a long drive and ice cream, plus breathing in fresh air and enjoying the sights of twilight and the night.

Friday: The sun returned. I made it. The clock happily ticked away until the respite of the weekend. Time to be still, to read, to write, to enjoy nature (this is Italian Heather, which I had never seen before).

This week’s fun: Trying a new pizza place and enjoying lunch with one of my co-workers. As always, my #365Project on Instagram.

This week’s challenge: My ongoing one — thriving in (not just surviving) chaos.

After four weeks of ups and downs (only the last of which was expected), the horizon is steadying and normalcy reigns. Speaking of rain, it’s pouring, as if the universe itself insists I stay inside, cuddle up, read a book, and just be. Pass the tea.

Until next week… Peace.


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20 Comments

  1. Wow, you do have weather to endure…but a new pizza place is a fine way to step out of the storm. Thanks for tea, and wish you a calm week to come

  2. Kathleen Howell

    Love how you summarized each day! Glad the tornado missed you!

  3. This will be a better week? Hope so.

  4. Hi Tara,
    Sorry to hear of the “weather report”. Not only are tornadoes brutal, but very hit and miss and so easy to feel targeted when you bear the full brunt of it all.
    We had a rather extreme week here last week. We had the most unbelievable high when my absolute hero, Julie Goodwin Australia’s 1st Masterchef arrived at my place with a meal and copy of her latest cookbook. She is so lovely and one of those true salt of the earth characters who not only feels compassion but actively reaches out to help people in practical ways. You can read about her in my review of her cookbook, which includes a couple of links. Julie broadcasts with Rabbit on our local radio station on the breakfast show and I listen to them every morning in the car and they truly brighten my day. Here’s the link: https://wordpress.com/post/beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/50671
    After that mindblowing joy on Monday, I received a phone call from my son’s teacher saying her was having blurred peripheral vision and so we were off to Emergency not knowing what to expect. It doesn’t seem to be something acute, and could be migraine auras without the headache, but it could also be nasty. His reaction to going to hospital was dire and intense. Yyet, I was pretty calm. I just kept driving until we met up with my husband. Then, he settled down.
    It’s hard to release that intense kind of stress but I did go for a walk photographing clouds along the beach yesterday. It was only 30 mins but I did feel some of that pressure leave my body.
    Today, I was just about to have a nap and catch up, when my daughter’s school rang to pick her up. She was sick. That was a two hour drive by the time I arrived home. Then I slept.
    Like you, I am definitely needing a breather. I’m an extrovert, but I am also needing some me time.
    Take care and I pray for calm this week.
    xx Rowena

    • I hope your kids are feeling better and you’ve gotten a breather. What a time you’ve had! Walking along the beach… I’m jealous of you for that!

      Thanks for the kind wishes. Hope your week was better.

      • Never a dull moment. I went to the Japanese gardens locally today, hoping to find some autumn leaves but the leaves hadn’t changed and instead I enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the gardens. Just what I needed!
        Hope you have a great week, Tara.
        xx Rowena

  5. 😉 I traveled last week for work. Cornwall PA. Made for a nice break in the week. I might have been actually a bit closer to your part of the world.

    And here we are ready for a new work week already. So… wishing you a wonderful week. 😎

  6. It seems like this has been a hectic week for a lot of us, but you’ve described it the best! I hope the chaos starts to dwindle, or, if you’re stuck with it, I hope that it is the source of creative gold! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Liz. Very kind. And yes, I hope if it doesn’t lessen it at least lends itself to creativity. 🙂

    • Hi, Liz. Thanks for the comment. Just found you today in the spam folder! WHAT the HECK, WORDPRESS?

      Chaos has dwindled, or my attitude about it has changed, or both. 🙂 Now, for more writing….

  7. A week of chaos and tornadoes is the worst. I hope next week is better. And the Italian Heather is beautiful!

  8. I hate those types of weeks! I hope it is all sunny skies and pleasant (metaphorical) weather next week – no tornadoes!

    • Thanks, Trent. Me, too. Should be. Forecast (literal and figurative) looks good. *fingers crossed*

  9. Have a better week.

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