Weekend Coffee Share; Horses and More…

Photo from Kauai, Hawaii last month!

Weekend Coffee share is a time for us to take a break out of our busy lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new). Please grab a cup of coffee or tea and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? It’s been crazy in this world, right?

I wrote the above last weekend and I think the craziness is even crazier than ever. We are not only worried about getting sick but we are worried about our economy and how hard hit we all are going to be. At least I am worried about all of this as we had plans on getting the house on the market to sell and move to Arizona. That has all been put on hold for now and maybe, just maybe we will bounce back faster than I think but I may be dreaming. We are working as we speak on our house, new paint inside!

I forgot to offer you some coffee or tea, I have both with my favorite creamer, Italian Sweet Cream! Or you may want some ice tea? I have green tea! We went to the grocery store and it seems like we keep going back to fill our kitchen with food. My hubby usually does the shopping and he went with my son and this last week was able to get some meat we froze. But he doesn’t think like me and I felt like our cupboards were fairly bare. I know what I need for some good old comfort food and needed some canned soups for easy sauces in the crock pot and frozen veggies. I bought some fresh veggies too, that I will chop up and freeze for future use and some dried package goods. The one thing I thought I had at home was flour, so I bought more sugar! YIKES, when I got home I am almost out of flour! AND now I have a ton of sugar. UGH! ๐Ÿ˜€

There was only 1 bag of flour left at the grocery store. I wish I had grabbed it but thought no, I have an extra bag at home. But I didn’t actually check it at home this is just my memory. Darn memory, WRONG! Lol ๐Ÿ˜€ I can’t believe how frustrated I was that I am almost out of flour and I am sure that store was out since there was only one bag. FRUSTRATING, I can’t believe I am writing a blog post about flour and how scarce it is…. crazy days!

I put together a box to mail for my kids in Arizona, my baby blanket I made for baby Teddy, the cute Hawaiian shirt I bought for Alice plus a few more gifts for Alice. Once we got the box together and mailed it we stopped by a different grocery store. NOPE! That store was completely out of flour! Darn it all…. the frustrations are real. But I know they will restock, just crazy that stores are completely out of so many things. I pray it’s not the new norm!

I wasn’t planning on writing all about this stuff but it is what we are facing and each day is something different and new. What has happened in one week is AMAZING! But we will survive. I am going to dedicate the rest of this post to my photos. I just can’t help myself. The stables is a place I can go and feel safe and be outside with my horses! They just make me smile and laugh, LOVE IT THERE! โค โค โค

It has rained a lot this week so we still have a small lake in the arena! My ponies love this water!
Haha, caught her licking the water. Not the first time! Silly pony!
Hi Zack! Love his personality.

How is your coffee or tea? Need a refill? I have toast or crackers. I was able to buy cream cheese to go on the crackers and its really good with my hot sweet pepper jelly. YUMMY! I can’t believe how obsessed I have been this last week about food. In my head, I am thinking the good ole USA should not run out of food. AND I hope I am right, right? But the anxious part of me looks in my cupboards and think go buy more food! I have worried about my ponies food too. I am writing this trying to calm my fears, as this has been a rather fearful week. What is HAPPENING!!!

My girl Chloe! Look at the clouds! Lots of weather this week. RAIN! lots of rain!

It’s been a rainy week, seems like it will never stop. I am always saying we need the rain. I LOVE seeing the sun as the sun is warmth, and makes me smile. Somehow it makes me feel better. I am anxious for some sun which we may not see for another week. More rain predicted next week and then maybe it will start to warm up and feel like Spring. I am literally typing what is running through my mind this weekend. I guess that is how I usually write, but I always try to stay positive and write uplifting (hopefully) FUN posts.

I always try and put a positive spin on even the most dire situations. I think we need to somehow find the good, even in uncertainty. I try and won’t stop trying to see the good and some of this seems silly, like not finding flour…. but its reality! I am trying to smile, and some of this is almost laughable, but its the truth. Hoping maybe I am bringing a little smile to you as well! ๐Ÿ˜€

I enjoyed having coffee with you today. I hope in your part of the world you are able to get what you need and are able to stay safe with what ever protocols are put in place. I pray for all who are affected with the virus and I am hoping next weeks coffee share we will be at a different place, a better place!! Take care and stay safe. โค

Staying Strong, hopeful and am thankful!

~Diana โค

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; Horses and More…

  1. Love the coffee share, ponies are just adorable love Zac’s beautiful long white eyelashes. Looks like great rain for growing everything with your warmer weather arriving. We got home from a beautiful wedding yesterday & my Zina did what looked like a genuine happy dance(so wish I recorded it) they bring us such joy. I bet your family gonna love your beautiful handy crafty work.

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    1. Thank you so much for having coffee with me today! That Zina sounds ADORABLE! They do bring us such Joy! And yes, Zack has some pretty eyelashes, so white and long. Sounds like a great day, nothing like a beautiful wedding! โค๏ธ I’ve done so much crochet this week, I’ll have a ton of crochet items done here in no time! Lol ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. I think we are starting to see a little bit of that evening out at the stores especially since they’ve finally started putting limits on this hot items! I’m just praying economy won’t take years to come back. Hoping for a much quicker bounce up, which may just happen! Good to hear from you Colline! Have a good rest of the weekend and week ahead! ๐Ÿ˜ƒโค๏ธ

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  2. Hi Diana.

    It’s always a delight to visit with you even during times that are troubling to say the least. We too have experienced craziness in our stores, hording and fear-buying along with burps in our supply lines of products we otherwise rarely think much about, which are causing the shortages and our need to think and worry about them.

    I’m not fond of fretting so i look for any reason to not do it and in this case I think we have reason for calm. As we share our tea, can I tell you some of my thoughts?

    Oh–right I have the keyboard for the moment, so I’ll plunge on and hope to be helpful, or at least stimulate some of that good old thinking-out-loud and tripping over wisdom along the way to happen.

    I think as the movement of the virus through our population and it’s natural aging that it will have a crest in severity that our experts are already beginning to measure. I’m of the opinion that we Americans, are close to our crest and are soon going to see the severity begin to decrease.

    I also think there has been some tangible damage to our economy (like the company my son works for having to shut their doors and lay everyone off. He is not pleased) and since economies are made of people, many who are still bright and ambitious about succeeding through trials, that we will quickly see our needs attract solutions from some of these bright and inventive folks.

    So, I think that flour you want is not far off and soon our store shelves will begin to refill back towards normal.

    That said, my dear friend, I also think you know me well enough that my faith extends beyond economics and sociology to something greater than all those (hopefully) clever words. I’m thinking now of the calm attitudes demonstrated by your good friends out in the back yard; your horses. Without an immediate lack of food & water or the presence of fire or predictors, are they not always calm and more interested in enjoying their place in life?

    How do they do that? I think they do it because they trust you to care for them. They have no concept of how you see to their needs behind the scenes. You know better than they do how to secure their needs and you act to make sure they are protected.

    So, would it be fair, to think that we too have an owner who has things under control? We know our lives won’t be free from bumps and scrapes but, like you do for your horses beyond their understanding, I think our owner is taking care of us.

    There. That’s my bright idea for the day and I’m sticking with it.

    Now I’m ready for another cup of tea and don’t you have some scones or fresh baked pastries around somewhere?

    All the best to you and your family.
    Stay blessed and safe.

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    1. Thank you for your generous comments Gary!! You are always so thought provoking and candid. I think you are on point and it was totally enjoyable reading and visiting as it were with our tea and coffee! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      Your observations are keen and smart, I don’t really fret much and it takes a lot to make me anxious but I am dismayed that I let the worse of this whole ordeal get to me over not finding flour in the stores. I agree this too shall pass and I bet there will be flour to purchase this next week!

      I’m sorry to hear about your son’s job and I agree with you whole heartedly that the young, smart inventive people in this world will bring so much to what will become a fresh outcome, coming out of this pandemic. I believe we will see a new focus of things whether it’s how we live our lives or see what’s important to each of us, it will be interesting to see how things unfold and hopefully with a low death rate in this country.

      I think your analogy is wonderful. There is probably a bigger or behind the scene someone who is taking care of us all. One can hope and I don’t usually like to get to deep into faith but I do believe we will all be fine. I have no fear, and I sure enjoy sharing coffee with you and all that come and share! Take care to you and your family! Have a wonderful week. โค๏ธ๐Ÿค ๐Ÿฅฐ

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      1. It is truly my pleasure! AND you are so sweet, a true friend indeed. I really wanted to respond to you in a kind way in which you would know I thought about everything you took the time to share. Since this is our only form of communication it truly means a lot to me that you and many others share their views and kindness!! There’s some mighty fine people that I’m meeting here in our virtual world! It’s truly an honor to have you as my friend! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘

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  3. There’s always a little bit of good to be found even in the most bleak situations.
    Crazy times hey?
    Economies bounce back, ha that’s what I tell myself as I watch ours reach rock bottom and still dig deeper anyway I have learnt that people are capable of adapting to anything with time…
    Maybe after some downtime with social distancing and sheltering at home people will get a better appreciation for the things that matter which arent things at all
    Stay safe
    ~B

    PS I see the artsy horse pics are a thing and love the close-up shot on Zack.

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  4. Well said, well said!! I’ve been really philosophical lately as I drive to work and really looking at the things that matter! And even though my family/loved ones have always been my focus, boy is that even more evident in these crazy times.

    Glad you enjoy my “artsy” photos, they come out accidentally that way and you have gotten me looking at them all in a new light. Usually I just stare at the horses, their coats, whether they are clean or dirty, hehe! But when I look past that there’s more that meets the eye! Thanks for that!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿด

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