Morning Meanderings… What I Like About YOU!


It is the start of a crazy week… a hard week…. an insane week. And it is coffee Monday.  I live in a world of mixed emotions of taking what I deal with daily, sometimes by the minute, sometimes in tears, the next moment doing whatever.  That’s the way it is.

Today marks 20 years since my mom and step dad were killed in a head on collision.  I think about how that moment changed the course of my life.  I live now, in the home I grew up in.  I raised my kids here.  I am thankful for that and still claim that if I could be anywhere in the world forever, it would be this yard on my back deck.




In all of this – THIS that I live daily now… this is just another piece of who I am and what I have been through.

I sit here this morning, typing surrounded by my sleeping bag, my suitcase, my library meeting notes, and a few books.  Today I have the Friends meeting this morning, right after that, I go to Crosslake because it it Camp Benedict week….

That’s life.

No matter what I have going on internally…. externally keeps on going… days come on the calendar and I have to move to them and through them.  There are days like these, I would rather just shut down.  Turn off the phone, close the lap top and stop – just STOP.  And I can’t.  And I guess I won’t.

It is Coffee Monday.  Started by the awesome BEA Girls who ever since we have returned from Chicago a few weeks ago, send each other a good morning and a picture so we can all be together.  Seriously how cool is that?

Which leads me to the Monday Coffee Group.  Thank you to all of you who sent in a picture of your morning coffee so we could all have a cup around the world together.  On a day like this, looking at those pictures this morning made me smile.  My week had got away from me, posts I planned did not happen, today camp starts and I wish I had my posts written and I do not.

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But this… this Coffee Monday I can do.  I do not have time at this moment to tag and link everyone and I will try to get back to that, but for now I need to just get this post up, and get out the door.

This.  This is what I love about this community.  I just shared with you my heartbreak and now I share with you coffee.  It is a fragile world that we all walk daily with our own heartbreaks and joys and somehow, SOMEHOW we look for the in between.

Happy Monday all.  Do something awesome.  Make a memory.  I hope to.

11 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… What I Like About YOU!

  1. Hello Sheila, just a little note to let you know I’m out here in the world following along with you “morning meanderings”. I follow over 60 blogs, however it is yours that I read first. You are truly an amazing person, and I appreciate how you tell your truth. Many of us can’t, for various reasons; but you can, and you do. You are an inspiration; may the future hold a big hug for you. Thank you for your blog. Best wishes from me, Diane from Sydney. xxxxx

  2. You’ll be in my thoughts all week long. You can do this! And thanks for re-using my coffee photo from last week since I slept in today :-).

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