The Politically Correct Drink

Politics ruffle my soul.
The worst of most people they show.
But when I get stressed and uptight,
I know what will make it quite right:
Please give me Coffee!

I need to lean back and breathe slow.
For Presidents will come and go.
Some are corrupt and hell-bent.
I’ll pray they’re removed, but ’til then,
Please give me Coffee!

I look back on hist’ry; alas:
We should have learned more from the past.
But I haven’t given up hope.
So with four years of crap I can cope
If I have LOTS OF COFFEE!!!!!!!!


COFFEE

Coffee: Mmmmm-Mmmmm!

There just ain’t nothin’ like it.

Good to the last drop — 24/7



 

Weekend Coffee Share 7/11/20

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To participate in “Weekend Coffee Share,” visit “Eclectic Ali”for the details.

It’s been a while since I shared weekend coffee with all of you, but I have been on hiatus. That’s just a fancy way of saying I took about 3 weeks off from doing any online writing. In fact, I didn’t even work on a novel, a short story, or a poem during those three weeks either. It was good for me.

I did, however, turn to focusing on my art. Now, let me hasten to say that I am not into art to promote my work or make money. It’s something I do mainly to de-stress. I paint or sketch only what makes me feel good, and I hope if or when others see it, it makes them feel good too. I never expected to sell anything I worked on, but, to my surprise, people have been interested in purchasing some of the work that I do. It’s made paining and sketching even more fun.

But — back to my hiatus from writing: During those 3 weeks, I set up a website just for my art — to be able to share it with more people. There is no text on that site — and absolutely no stress to write something or say anything that matters. Just pictures of artwork that makes me happy. I’ll put the link to that site below in case you want to visit — but PLEASE do not feel obligated to do so. We are all so busy that I don’t feel at all offended when people don’t try to keep up with everything I’m doing.

COFFEE - CUP ON CORNEROther than what I just shared, I don’t actually have any news. The main reason I decided to jump in to the coffee share is just to be able to talk a little about coffee. I love coffee and enjoy a few cups every day. And one of my favorite pastimes is visiting with friends over a cup of coffee and conversation. Unfortunately, there’s no place to do that in my area because so much is still closed down — or open only if we sit out in the miserable heat at tables made scalding hot by he direct sun on them. So that’s a ‘no-go’ for sure.

But coffee is good, summer, winter, spring, and fall. When I was a kid, I asked my dad once how he and Mom could stand to drink coffee in the hot summer time. He said, “Oh it cools me off.” My reply, of course was to ask how that could possibly be so. He said, “Well, when I drink the coffee, it makes me sweat, and then when a breeze comes along, it passes over the beads of sweat and cools me off.”  Now, I’m not sure I believed that, and, frankly, I can’t say that I’ve ever experienced it that way myself. I think that was just a “Dad” answer on the spur of the moment. But I do enjoy coffee even when the weather is hot, and, for some reason, it doesn’t add to my discomfort at all. I am not a fan of iced drinks to begin with, though, so perhaps that plays a part as well.

Either way, I’m off to put on a fresh pot of my favorite brew, and I do wish we could sit down and enjoy a cup together face to face. But maybe someday soon, we’ll get back to that good life. Until then, I hope you’re enjoying your very own pot wherever you are


My art website: Beulah Rest



 

Weekend Coffee Share 2-2-20

COFFEE BEING POURED

If we were having coffee together right now, I’d no doubt tell you about my birthday celebrations. Yesterday was my birthday, and I celebrated both Friday and Saturday. Lots and lots of presents. Lots of great food (birthday lunch & birthday dinner). Lots of chocolate. And lots of good coffee.

(Sorry, no cake left to give you with coffee, but I have candy and a big selection of 3 different kinds of chocolate covered almonds that you can try.)

Wow!  That about sums it all up — except for the fact that several of my gifts were actually gift cards. I received cards to 4 different restaurants, one to a gift store, and one to a place where I purchase quite a few of my art supplies. So I am still going to be celebrating for a while as I spend those cards and collect even more “gifts” by using them.

A whole lot of smiling going on!

SMILEY - YEL,ORANGE


To participate in “Weekend Coffee Share” hop over to Eclectic Ali’s site and get the details.


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Let’s Talk Coffee (or Tea) – Day 10

 

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I’m going to close this series with today’s tea party. I hope you all have enjoyed this little jaunt with me into the world of coffee (or tea occasionally). It’s been an effort on my part to de-stress and get back to just having some fun with my website. It has worked pretty well, in that I am more relaxed now. However, duty does call, and being the type of person who has a particularly adamant sense of responsibility, I will get back to doing my serious writing now. Not that I won’t slap something else whimsical up here again soon — but today I MUST work on finishing the 5th edition of my healing book — and one of my novels has been waiting a long time for its revisions and its ‘sprucing up.’

So welcome to my tea party.  Have a cookie and a cup of tea on me, and have a happy day.

 

 


 

Let’s Talk Coffee (or Tea) – Day 9

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Congerdesign @ pixabay.com

I mentioned on Day 7 that I might include a post or two about hot tea as well as coffee, so let’s talk tea today. Some people consider tea a British drink. Well, it may have been once upon a time, but for my lifetime, it’s been as American as coffee. I often have both hot tea and coffee in the same day.  My favorite, by far, is English Breakfast Tea, but I enjoy many other kinds — including herbal teas. A box like the one pictured — with a huge variety to choose from — is a great prize. And I definitely prefer bags to loose tea. No matter how carefully I strain the loose tea, I still have aggravating leaves in my cup.  So you can just call me a “bag lady.”

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Let’s Talk Coffee – Day 8

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Ooooh, more stresssssssss!  But that’s okay, because I know how to get to my “Happy Place.”  Just pick up one of my delightful books by Miss Read, add a fresh-brewed cup of coffee, and I’m there!   🙂

 

 


photo courtesy of dream-wallpaper.com

 

 

 


 

Let’s Talk Coffee – Day 7

 

COFFEE. GOLD BORDER -- Luiz Jorge Artista - PX

This whole past week of posting mostly nonsense about coffee has been so relaxing I just may do it for another week. I might even throw in a cup of tea for my British friends. I do enjoy a cup of hot tea frequently too.

Whatever your drink of preference, I hope you enjoy your day.

 

 


photo courtesy of Luiz Jorge Artista @ pixabay.com

 

 

 


 

Let’s Talk Coffee – Day 6

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JOE ON THE GO

Carry-out coffee is one of the greatest inventions of the human race. Okay, maybe that’s a little over-the-top where praise is concerned, but for people in the 21st century who have to be on the move for 12 to 15 hours of every 24, it’s a genuine blessing.

Note of interest: I’ve often wondered why coffee is sometimes referred to by the nickname “Joe.” There are several theories out there, but the one that seems to me to be the best substantiated is the one concerning former Secretary of the Navy, Josephus Daniels. Here’s the link to that story:  “Why Coffee Is Called ‘Joe.'”

 


graphic courtesy of Verbera @ pixabay.com

 

 

 


 

Let’s Talk Coffee – Day 2

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CHECKLIST FOR THE PERFECT HUSBAND

1.  Must love coffee

2.  Must be able to brew a great pot of coffee

3.  Who cares? If he’s nailed the first two, he’s bound to get everything else right.

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photo courtesy of Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash