Saturday Morning Coffee

Pour a cup & pull up a chair; it’s been a while.

Sorry-not-sorry for not meeting you last weekend. Krystal and I went to Asheville, NC for our anniversary. We had a wonderful four-day weekend away from “normality” touring the city, eating foods we don’t eat at home, and visiting the Biltmore Estate. You know what? Why don’t I just show you some pictures:

Of course, when we came back, there was reality to deal with, like a 2.5-inch stack of papers to grade. 11 hours later: graded & entered into the system.

Thursday was Krystal’s birthday, and I tried to surprise here: I’d arranged for an Edible Arrangement delivery of chocolate-dipped fruit, a birthday balloon, and a stuffed teddy bear. They delivered it on time, but the bear was missing. They delivered the bear the next day with extra chocolate-dipped strawberries.

Friday, the United States inaugurated our 45th President. This is what’s been weighing on my mind. My social media’s been pretty split between those who view President Trump (did I just type that?) as Messiah and those who view him as Satan. I had friends attend the inauguration ceremonies both to support and protest his presidency. One of my friends’ friends (a supporter) was hit in the head (with a flagpole?) by a protester:


I wish I could be optimistic about a Trump presidency the way many in my area are. The historian in me knows better. I also know that Hillary wasn’t the answer, either. Honestly, as a conservative-leaning independent, I think this sums up my political thoughts the last several days, considering the stances of my left and right friends:


Whatever side you’re on: stay safe and use your rights judiciously.

Friday wasn’t such a bust, though, since another book from my Christmas haul arrived.

What’s new with you?

11 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Coffee

  1. Loving your photos! What a great time you had. What’s ‘Break Out?
    Not such an exciting week for me. Been for some country walks, got lost in the woods. Luckily no wolves here. Still haven’t sold my house. Going out for dinner this eve with friends – we are house and cat sitting for them in a few weeks while they go on hols to Jamaica. And now I have an outboard motor in my kitchen – don’t ask – blog post later on this! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


    1. “Breakout” is an escape room – you’re “locked” in a room and given an hour to solve clues to open the door. We played a “Casino Royale” scenario with another group of 4 on a double date. It was fun, and we were the first ones to escape our room all day. This particular location has a 30% success rate, but that’s probably because most of the people going to this particular one have, shall we say, diminished thinking skills due to certain things ingested or imbibed prior to playing.

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  2. Steak and Shake! The garlic burger is…a bit messy but nice. The Nutella shake is just plain nice.

    I’m gonna have to visit Biltmore one of these days. What an insane house to have lived in.

    Glad y’all had a nice getaway.

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  3. Congratulations on your anniversary. Love your photos. As far as President Trump goes, you have to admit there isn’t one person in the US who is apathetic about politics right now. That’s got to be an improvement.

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