My coffee sits untouched in my mug. The smell wafts faintly around me reminding me that it is there but I am slow and distracted this morning. I have always found it interesting that feeling during a tragedy that time should stop and life pause, even if it is just for a moment, because as surely as I feel like life is ending it must be but it doesn’t. Time has not stopped and it stops for no one; life goes on. Slowly the smell of the coffee becomes a stronger calling and I cringe slightly when I try that first sip only to realize that the marching of time has now chilled my coffee. With a soft sigh I re-heat it. Yes, I said re-heat it. I think enjoying a re-heated coffee comes from the days of being a mother with young children!
Anyway, it was another long week with a few more challenging moments. The biggest one this week that I struggled with was my desire to call my mother on the phone for a little chat. It was one of those moments where I realized the value of something small that I took for granted. It did provide me with a renewed appreciation for all the talking that my children enjoy directing at me with the “mom, mom, mom…”
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have a few projects started and a few pending the completion of these ones. Crafty projects are good for me and soothing for the emotions. So, I brought home a couple pieces of furniture from mom’s residence when we cleaned it out. These pieces of furniture were all special in some way and pieces that I remember from growing up. For example, there is a china cabinet that my dad gave my mom when they got married all those years ago. Mom was a smoker though so there is some smell locked into the wood. My projects are to sand down and re-finish these pieces. It’s a bit challenging because I am new to the re-finishing activity. Any tips or hints?
If we were having coffee I would thank you for all the support and kind words last week when we shared a virtual cup.
If we were having coffee I would ask you about your week. How was it? Are you working on any projects?
By Shari Marshall – 2020
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