Weekend Coffee Share; Begin Anew

Welcome to my coffee share and before I get started I want to thank our new host Natalie the Explorer for hosting our coffee share gatherings on WordPress. I share my blog posts on another social media so those people would not really know what I am talking about if I don’t explain that this is linked to other coffee shares within WP. Anyways, I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee can I get you a cup too? I bought a new cup at a small farm in San Luis Obispo, we call it SLO for short. It’s a neat little farm where you can buy lettuce to feed goats, and they have chickens a couple of cows and two ponies. They have a store where they have lots of fresh produce grown on the farm and fresh eggs, and lots of jarred items, jams, chutneys etc. It is fun to visit there and this time I decided to buy this coffee mug because it was so pretty. Can I get you a biscuit or english muffin with your coffee? I have hot tea and ice tea too!

As I write this I am thinking back and I wanted to write during the week this last week but it started out really busy. My work is extremely short handed as positive Covid cases has hit the night shift and in numbers. We have at least 8 positive cases and other’s out because they were near a positive person, a protocol our work has put in place to help stop the spread. Per state protocols the remaining employees are to be tested which my work set up this last week and we all were tested. My test came back negative. As they clean and we all take precautions they do have an action plan if the spread gets worse as we are dwindling in numbers. But as the weeks pass hopefully those sick will recover and return to work. I don’t talk much about the virus, but since it is spreading and reaching closer it is affecting my schedule and so I thought I would share. Last week I worked earlier 11a – 7:30p. I will work this schedule one more week and then hopefully go back to 2p – 10:30p.

Either way the earlier schedule isn’t all that bad as I am still able to go to the barn before work. I live so close to the barn (it’s just a mile away) that I can get there and ride and return home, change clothes and am off to work. I have some photos of my ride this week. I actually was able to ride 3 times but only took photos on one of my rides. What I noticed when I rode at 9:30am is the morning shadows as I rounded the block. So these are my shadow photos! I just LOVE them! 😀

The mornings have been crisp and cool. Usually in the 50’s(F) and beautiful sunshine. I finally got to my day off and it was super windy! Darn it all, it was too windy to ride. But I will be able to ride tomorrow and am hooking up with my best friend who is now leasing a horse at my stables. Tomorrow will be our first ride together on her leased horse which I am really looking forward too. We haven’t been able to visit as often and so we will be able to chat and catch up with our lives during our ride. It will be great FUN!

I wanted to look at this year anew, the dictionary describes anew ~ in a new or different and typically more positive way. I think we all need to look at this year we have started anew. My ideas are thinking positively towards the world and each other. I just need more positivity which I try and have each day as each of us take care of ourselves and our loved ones. I have furry loved ones as well that need my time and attention. So I am thinking my word for this year is ANEW ~ I do not usually have a word for the year, but I think I will have one for this year!

Thank you for visiting my coffee share. I hope you all are safe and sound and I enjoyed sharing with you my happenings. I wish you could go on the trail with me, as the weather here has been just fantastic this time of year (other than the wind). I have a kitty near me and was on my lap earlier so I will close with one of my pretty kitties. I hope you all have a great rest of the weekend and a good week ahead!

Shadow Loving Cowgirl,

~Diana ❤

21 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; Begin Anew

  1. Love playing shadows, I’m so glad I’m not the only nutter that does it, mind you Danny used to make a game out of shying at his own shadow, I learnt to sit deep real quick, lol. Do you ever want to trace around the shadows with chalk that would be fun…. oh wait you could do it random at work with your work colleagues, that would be hilarious….Sorry carried away. I’m so glad your work has things in place for you to stay well, please be careful. Prayers that things will settle again for your work place. Love anew you great way to start. Have a shadowy funnest week.

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  2. Love playing shadows, I’m so glad I’m not the only nutter that does it, mind you Danny used to make a game out of shying at his own shadow, I learnt to sit deep real quick, lol. Do you ever want to trace around the shadows with chalk that would be fun…. oh wait you could do it random at work with your work colleagues, that would be hilarious….Sorry carried away. I’m so glad your work has things in place for you to stay well, please be careful. Prayers that things will settle again for your work place. Love anew you great way to start. Have a shadowy purrrfect funnest week.

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  3. Thank you, Diana, for joining in my debut Weekend Coffee Share party. Your word Anew is an excellent choice and your new coffee mug is bright and cheery. I hope your workplace keeps the covid-19 virus spread under control. It’s good that you have time to ride your horses in the morning before work. Stay safe and well.

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I love our weekend coffee shares and will try and join weekly! I’m so happy with my new job and schedule and I can ride in the mornings too! We are staying safe and the vaccine should be coming soon. ❤️

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  4. It may get darker for a while, but I do think that soon we can begin to renew so we’ll be able to look at the world anew. I’m sorry Covid-19 is affect you so much, but glad your work is taking an active stance to try to stop the spread. Let’s hope that we can continue to try to get it under control everywhere in the country and world as we wait for the vaccine to begin to get to a point where it can make a difference. Hope your weekend is going well and that you have a wonderful week ahead, even if you do have to work earlier hours for the next week 🙂

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    1. I think the vaccine is rolling out as they are going to use Disneyland as a sight for vaccinations. At least they are working towards this so that’s good news! I hope this year will be turning a corner soon. My schedule is back to normal at work as some employees returned sooner than expected. That’s good news too!

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      1. Since it is a double dose, it is going to take a while for the vaccine to make a huge impact, but it will. I think after the post-Christmas spike things will start calming down. Cool that you can go back to your normal schedule. I’ve been on a different schedule this week and hate it 😉 I typically do 7 – 3:30 and am doing 9 – 6 – my day is totally eaten up and I have zero time to do anything non-work related.

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      2. I agree, a double dose of vaccine will take awhile…. I am glad you made it through the week, I too hate 9 – 6, that is a yucky schedule and glad you only had to do this for training!

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  5. Anew! This is a good word for 2021. We need to start our anew! I would love to join you on your trails. Is the wind a problem because of dust? Here we have wind but once we get into the forest there is less wind. But if it is a strong wind I don’t go as I don’t want a tree to come down on us! I hope your test will continue to be negative and that your other workers will be able to come back.

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    1. Yes, we have seen return of employees! So happy about that. And yes, the wind not only picks up lots of dirt and dust we do worry about palm’s losing their spikey fronds can really hurt. The horses can be more spooky and sometimes there are bags (trash) blowing. Not often but we live in a neighborhood where if it is trash day and wind blowing… YIKES! Thanks for visiting!!

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  6. It is so awesome that you get to ride before work, and YES those shadow photos are awesome! I hopen things gets easier at your job, with less colleagues ill. ..I know exactly how tough that is. It always makes me happy to see you pony photos. The cup looks great! Good cups can really set the mood for the day 🙂

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    1. Thank you and as I returned to work this week, the ones who were out were back so my schedule is back to 2 – 10:30pm so that makes me very happy. I am so happy you enjoy my pony photos, I won’t stop sharing as I’m addicted too! The mug is big but useful and pretty too! It’s true it can set the mood for the day! Have a great week! ❤ 😀

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  7. New Mug who this lol hahaha is the new mug the one in the featured image just to be sure… wait is it a porcelain cup or you got a nice sturdy enamel one for the culture ^_^
    The COVID thing is getting closer to home, stay safe, where is that herd immunity hiding lol
    ANEW
    ~B

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    1. Haha, yes, I usually label my photos and so that is the new mug. I am thinking it is porcelain but am not sure. Thanks for stopping by and trying to stay as positive as possible in this crazy world we live in right now! 😀 ANEW!

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    2. Thanks so much B! I thought I responded so sorry if this is a duplicate response. I tried changing some settings on my sight and I stopped getting my notifications on my phone. I only go on my laptop maybe twice a week and was wondering where all my notifications had gone. Anyways, trying to put everything back the way it was… Frustrating!! Lol 😂

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