Weekend Coffee Share; End of January!

As I left my house this morning for a walk I was looking down and was positioning my walking stick in one hand and opened my front gate with the other with the cool air on my face. It was a nice 44F degrees and the sun was up above our hills shining on my back. I haven’t been walking as much as I would like, something I need to fit into my schedule. I was feeling happy to be out and as I walked I thought to myself what always makes me smile is mother nature and her wonders. Isn’t it so wonderful to enjoy all she has to give to us? I stopped in my tracks, I looked up at the sun, and then I decided to turn around and as I turned this is what I saw. Wow, majestic! this view took my breath away!

I wasn’t paying attention as I headed out the door and I turned right to walk down this road which is away from this mountain view. I was so happy I slowed down to stop as this was a great place for a photo. The blocks I walk I saw more wonderful views, but this one set me in a good mood as I took in a deep breath and went back to my walk. My walk was a bit slow as bones creaked a bit and as the sun was rising I decided to take another photo heading more along the path I was walking.

As I finished up my walk I got to thinking about how fast this month flew by. I can’t believe in about a week it will be 3 months since I started my new job. I can tell you I have never felt better sleeping every single night. (For new followers, I use to work grave yard shift full-time and had been on that shift for over 30 years!) I think I feel 30 years younger! Except for my creaking bones, a bit of arthritis in my feet and with this cold weather my right arm that I broke some years ago which has a plate and screws will ache a bit. I found some wonderful cream that helps with pain in muscles and joints that I use. So I get some relief and go about my day not thinking about it again. But when I get up in the mornings, I am a little creaky! Haha! πŸ˜€

Can I get you a refill? As I am enjoying the rest of my coffee, I just can’t stop thinking about how I am so enamored by the great outdoors. As I sit here and write on my laptop I can look out my front window and this is what I see. I can honestly say that this house we have here has some pretty cool views. I thought I should try and take a photo. So here it is!

With it being a sunny day the snow melts fast and within a few days these snow capped mountains will be no more. However, there is another storm coming this next Wednesday so the snow will return once again. I don’t think one will ever tire of the snowy mountain views! I use to live in the local mountains many moons ago. It was an experience, but am happy down in the valley with my horses.

I have been in a bit of a funk. That’s a strange word “funk” but its a good description. I am in between crochet projects and have been doing nothing but coloring. Yup, you heard me correctly ~ coloring in my adult coloring book! It is rather therapeutic to color, but it is not motivating me to start a new craft project. I’ve been wanting to make this shawl which I bought yarn to crochet but the pattern is a little complicated. I started it but got a little discouraged and stopped. I also could get back to making my crochet animals? I usually am not so distracted. I usually move from one project to another, I am hoping to find my focus soon.

Maybe I should just make these really cute crochet ponies and they will help me with my funk. Aren’t they adorable? I think I will work on these and get back to the shawl at a later date. I will share what I make once I get some of them completed. There are a whole herd of horses to create in this book, 10 to be exact. I have to thank my daughter for buying me this crochet project book. I am getting excited writing and thinking about these crochet ponies. I find working on my crochet crafts brings me much comfort and I LOVE creating things with my hands. It is so rewarding and always makes me smile. I also find the more I crochet the better I get, and so I enjoy my projects even more! What do you do that stirs your creative juices? I am sure many of you bloggers enjoy writing! I also have friends and family that love to sew. My sister’s sew quilts, so talented!!

I am going to wrap up with some kitty photos just because they make me smile. πŸ˜€

Thank you for joining me for coffee today. Sorry about being in a funk, haha, I had to use it again because it’s such a funny word. Makes me smile to think I’m in a funk! I also want to do some gardening but I want to educate myself about gardening. I have been bad about my teeny gardens which the last one was in containers. I am just winging it, buying some fertilizer and then some starters and all I do is water. I know I live in an area where I could grow some serious food if I put some effort into it, which means taking the time to read and learn how to really garden. I need to know how to take care of said garden, and be a more mindful educated gardener. Sounds great! Now just need to learn! I’ve enjoyed sharing the beautiful mountains and kitties. I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!

Enjoying Mother Nature and furry friends!

~Diana ❀

34 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; End of January!

    1. I live in Norco, California. Norco is “Horse town USA” ~ I have shared in other posts my town and area. It is in Southern California (Riverside county). I am happy you enjoyed my photos. I just love to share! Thank you! πŸ˜€


  1. ahhh – that new was majestic and I was right there with you on the walk.
    I forced myself to take a walk last friday night (went with dogs and hubs) but everything inside of me wanted to stay indoors where it was warm.
    and of course after i went I was refreshed.
    and glad your cream helps with the cricks – or minor creaks –
    have your tried MSM (it is surfer and works well for some arthritis types – and our dog had a small issue with his right leg joint (he was diagnosed with early Lyme – he is only three – sniff) anyhow, the MSM helps him so much (as does a good fat and good oil diet and no grains)

    anyhow, the cats brought a smile too and hope you get to make those cute little ponies


    1. I haven’t tried MSM, I will check it out. Thanks for the tip. And yes, I need to get out for more walking but the cold mornings aren’t my favorite. I bundle up and head out and then am glad I am outside! Haha, I can be pretty lazy. Glad the cats brought some smiles, cutie patuties!! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€ Oh, and I am now looking forward to some pony crochet….

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      1. i like the msm in powder and actually did a ten day cleanse with it years ago – excellent results and mean to do another one
        quick version kf the cleanse i did – you take a little msm the first two days – just about 1/2 teaspoon twice a day and on day four add more – i have to look but then on days 6 and 7 you take healing teaspoons three or four times a day (need to beat a bathroom but not crampy like herb cleanses can sometimes be (can you tell
        i know cleansing) anyhow / then the last few days are less and less
        and for maintenance take 1/2 teaspoon a day
        (i now take one capsule in morning and at night – i use Now foods brand and love their stuff – but i also take other supplements and believe in their healing power –
        anyhow – if you do nkt already take one
        highly suggest a good cal mag mix (and costco has an award winning cal mag mix with d3 and it is a good option with added chemicals and good price)
        and then just consider a good b complex – Jarrow B Right is my top one but i have a few brands for days i need a boost and well – a
        b complex tab or capsule or sublingual under tongue can be so amazing for a gentle boost

        okay – enough of that but thought i’d share just to plant a few seeds because it takes a while to figure out if and what supplements to take –

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      2. Thanks so very much for the info! It does take some time to figure out what works so I appreciate what you’ve tried and what has worked for you the best. That helps tons! ❀️❀️❀️

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  2. Snow-capped mountains … postcard view!!
    Funk is a funny word, isn’t it also a type of music you know like turn up the funk music and dance Funk Fever at the Discotheque hahahaha
    anyway hope you turn the funk upside down

    and heart shaped kittens aaaaawe


    1. Hahaha, I think some funky music is in order, as I am sure that would pull me out of my funk! Turning the funk upside down is definitely what I need! What a very funny word!

      Ahh, postcard view! I agree! And kitty cuteness… just had to share. πŸ˜€
      Thanks so much for visiting with me today B! ~ D

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  3. What a view! It would make one stop in their tracks. Glad the new job is going well and the new schedule is working out.Nice brothers and sisters cat photos. I hope you get out of your funk soon. Have a wonderful week πŸ™‚

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  4. Thank you so much Trent! I have a Kitty laying on me right now purring away, they sure help make one feel better. I’m so happy the job is going great, so glad I made this decision. Have a wonderful week too! πŸ˜€


  5. Hi Diana, that’s a great shot f the snow on your mountains. I’ve not been in the LA basin much, but still, wish I’d seen that view in person. We have only one mountain nearby, Mt. St. Helena and it had snow yesterday – gorgeous.

    About that funk, yea. It’s a cool word, I think because it sounds like it’s meaning; short and not quite right with the world. But it also reminds me of the word for words that sound like their meaning; onomatopoeia. I’ve always liked this word, but I find it funny that such a word would have this definition because onomatopoeia just sounds like a jumbled mess of some kind.

    But funks happen. I think they too can come with age (creaking bones can put me into a funk). Perhaps, your body is telling you that it needs a day or so of something simple soothing and restful. Let me see, you could knit but you did note that this was oddly not appealing.

    Ah -you could settle back and read some of my short stories. They are often good for a smile or two and don’t involve deadly knitting needles. Besides, I would always welcome your visit to my collection. Surely there are a few you’ve not tried out.


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    1. Thank you dear friend for the conversation and yes, I’ll have to look up more of your wonderful short stories!!
      But my funk turned into a bit of a disastrous weekend that I will share later this week. I just need time to process everything before I share, as I think sharing and writing can be cathartic. Your the best! And take care! ❀️ ~D

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      1. I don’t like the sound of this but am pretty sure that you’re one of the wiser folks in the room and will find a way to keep everyone safe and at peace. You’re also smart enough to ask for help if needed. Prayers will be happening for you all.

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  6. That first photograph you shared with the mountains in the background is stunning! I could use a nice walk with that view. It is a bit too cold here though for walking, I don’t even want to step out the door today. Haha. Great coffee post, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Diana, Thank you for sharing your photos of beautiful snow-capped mountain views and the kitties. I used to crochet but have put my tools away atm. The ponies look very cute and would be nice gifts. Dance away your funk πŸ™‚ I’m glad you join us at #weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. Thank you Natalie! I’m always so happy to share coffee and some of what I’m doing these days. Thank you for visiting with me today! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead! πŸ˜€


  8. justthingsnothingimportant

    I love seeing the pictures of the kitties, we have 3 kitties and one houseguest kitty and my sweet dog Charlotte. The horses you crochet are super cute! I hope you are having a great and blessed weekend.

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  9. Helloooo, I’m a little late to the party that is the wonderful you. What an inspiring, stunning view I just love your photos of those mountains. It’s like the most magnificent weather station how it must change with the seasons. I hope your feeling funky & out of your funk, it is a funny word, like Hippopotamus that’s a funny word makes me laugh(oh dear, sorry, haha). Anyhoo, Have you decided what to crochet, love the ponies anything ponies like you say is always smiley. I love how your cats are looking at you like, “she’s at it again” they re too cool & your sons cat love heart while they look like they’re tickling each others bellies too adorable. Have a creative fantasmical yeehaa rest of the week cowgirl.

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    1. Thank you so much sweet friend!! There are a lot of funny words out there and I agree, hippopotamus is definitely a funny word too. πŸ™‚ It makes me smile knowing you and others really enjoy all my photos and that view one can’t get tired of its so beautiful!!

      Unfortunately the funky mood last weekend has turned into some sad news I’ll be sharing this coming weekend. It’s like I had a premonition of sorts and so I’m processing everything that has happened and will write all about it. I am so indebted to your positive and loving, caring words as our community here has really grown and there’s such warm heartfelt great people, including you that I know it will help when I share. I’m so happy you joined in a little late, it’s always wonderful to hear from you!! Thank you Pony sister! ❀️🐴

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    1. Thank you for joining me for coffee! And I’m so fortunate to live so close to these beautiful mountain views. I’m happy you enjoyed the kitties! Fun to share! πŸ™‚β€οΈ


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