If We Were Having Coffee // I Apologize for the Late Hour

Hello again dear readers and happy Sunday to you all. Thank you for stopping by for a chat and a strong cup of coffee or two. I know I am later than usual, and it feels later still due to losing an hour over daylight savings, but lucky for us it is never too late for coffee. It’s one of the things I love about it, it is there for you at all hours of the day.

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If we were having coffee I would probably begin by explaining why I am late today. This weekend was spent hanging out with friends, old and new, who I haven’t gotten to see outside of a work setting in a long time. Last night we went out with one set to have drinks at a sports bar I had never been to and have decided that I won’t be returning to. It was pretty dead inside and the music wasn’t that great, not to mention the horrendous lack of a dance floor, unacceptable! Thank God my friends know how to have a good time whether we are.

This morning we returned to our favorite place for brunch on a double date with another queer couple. We have very few gay couples to hang out with and lately it feels like we haven’t been making enough time to see them the way we should. It is nice to sit across from another couple who understands what you have been through from coming out to not being able to get married to the complicated process of having children. We forgot how much we needed that in our lives. We’ve already made plans to see them again next weekend.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that after brunch we did a little bit of shopping too. The weather was too beautiful to waste on going back home and doing chores so we pushed everything back and visited our favorite hipster stores. We picked up a gift for my brother’s coming baby, a few air plants and what I think is a hart’s tongue fern, a new tank top for the summer, and a hilarious greeting card that says “I hate you, I always have”, on the front. I don’t know who we are going to give it to but someone is getting that hate card.

Cute little Hart's Tongue Fern (I think) I picked up at Ironwood today :)

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The weather started to turn chilly so we decided against a late lunch and came home where a short nap was much needed. I’m sorry that all meant you were put on the back burner for a bit but I would never let the weekend pass without our chat.

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If we were having coffee I would tell you that this week was one of brainstorming. I have only just now come up with a theme for my A to Z Challenge and I am preparing for the week off I’ll have over spring break to get some posts written

I also have been working for 10 to 15 minutes every day on my stupid little zine. I know that doesn’t sound like much but we all know that slow progress is better than no progress at all and progress and not perfection is always the aim. Updates soon :)

And finally I have decided I want to add pen palling to my list of hobbies. I’ve always wanted to I just never got around to figuring out how to do it. Last week I was inspired by another blogger to start looking into how to make this happen. I would love to receive beautiful letter like the ones she received.

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If we were having coffee I would apologize again for my lateness and say that we had both better get going. I am sure you have other things to do and I have to emotionally prepare for the beginning of the work week.

I hope you had a good week and I ask you to please leave a comment and let me know how you have been, I always love hearing from you. I look forward to meeting again next week, I promise I’ll be on time.

Featured image by Dmitriy Fokeev

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Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

6 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee // I Apologize for the Late Hour”

  1. Just having my 2nd Monday morning coffee after experimenting with my scanning utility. I had to send a Daily Reading that was written by Mark Nepo in his “The Book of Awakening.” On March 14, he celebrates the friendship of that “special friend” who knows us so, so well, and that even in absence, there is a connection. I reminded my friend that it’s time I played all these songs I’ve written. He’s house-bound with a foot injury and definitely in need of some entertainment, so, you know, let’s stop hesitating and sing up!

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  2. secondly, dear Lisa, Goodreads quote of the day is from a Canadian feminist: “Whenever I don’t know whether to fight or not, I fight.” Emily Murphy. My personal quote today, inspired by Lao-Tsu, Buddha and Jesus, is ” The aim of life is not to destroy your enemies, but to turn them into friends.”

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  3. Hey, thanks for the shout-outs! :) I am so utterly delighted that my pen pal activities have inspired you–it’s a wonderful hobby to have, and a fun, creative way to maintain friendships in this digital age…anyway, I hope you have lots of lovely mail in your future!

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  4. Thanks for the coffee. I forgot to add mine to the link up so here it is: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/weekend-coffee-share-march-12-2016/
    I know what you mean about spending time with like-minded people. I went out or International Women’s Day to a candle lighting ceremony and met up with quite a few friends who are interested in social justice and care about people, which is so important to me. I have some queer friends. They adopted children who are friends with our kids. We all get on really well but she’s now gone vegan so I tell she has to cook. She’s a very good cook so she makes it all look so easy. My brain’s a bit fried.
    Hope you have a great week xx Rowena

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