#WeekendCoffeeShare – Volunteering and Rest

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!  What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?  Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

Join us for some coffee time!

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If we were having coffee I’d invite you into the living room and we could enjoy our lattes (or drip coffee, or pour-over, or tea, or hot cocoa….we have options!) by a nice roaring fire. The weather has started to take a turn this past week, we had frost warnings a few mornings, so a fire goes a long way to help it feel even more like fall.

I love this season. Scarves and sweaters get to come out of the closet, warm beverages appear, and the air often gets that crisp smell to it. I want to spend all my time curled up in bed with my cat and a book.

Of course, I don’t get to do that. I have this terrible habit of continuously adding more things to my schedule. This weekend I’m doing my regular book-shelving volunteer gig at the library on Sunday, but on Saturday I’m also going to the library (to a different branch) to help out at the book-sale. Because, you know, that’s a wise place for me to spend a few hours wandering about and assisting others….

I’ve found that, when I am going to a place with a lot of books for sale, it helps if I have a specific purpose. Something I am looking for which will help me narrow in my focus and keep me from splurging on ALL THE BOOKS. This year it’s kids books. I’ve decided to take advantage of the fact that we get very few trick-or-treater’s at my house and will be giving out books this year (along with candy)! Which means I need to get a handful of good kids books. I figure that whatever doesn’t get given away can go into circulation through my Little Free Library.

My Aunt and Uncle left this week, after an about-two-week visit. It was great to spend some time with them. Our plans for last weekend, to go visit Astoria, got waylaid by my mom’s dog. He is pretty old, and has (early stage) kidney failure and heart disease, so when he starts acting oddly and coughing we respond pretty quickly. Which meant that most of Saturday was spent at the emergency vet (to be told he was fine). But the rest of the weekend was packed with other activites.

Friday night I met with them after I got off work and we went to Huber’s for some turkey dinner and Spanish Coffee.

Close up image hands holding two wine glasses with an amber liquid in them, rimmed with glass. The blue flames of the fire on the rim of the glass are faintly visible.
Spanish Coffee at Huber’s is a show, ours came with a lovely explanation as well about what was being done during each step, and some about why.

After dinner we made our way to South East to surprise my older brother at an art-opening where he had a piece of work on display. The theme of the show was “Urban Legends” and I was very impressed with the art there – and particularly taken with my brother’s piece – I’d seen the work in process earlier this month and it was cool to see how it all came together.

Taken from his instagram – here is some shots of the work-in-process

I ended up taking a day off work mid-week in order to spend a bit more time with my aunt and uncle, and we ventured up to Pittock Mansion. It had been ages since I’d gone, and it was fun to check out the house, read some of the information, and look at the artifacts. It reminded me how much I really enjoy getting to wander through historic houses (and this house, I could spend hours sitting and letting my imagination wander in some of these rooms. And I just might do that at some point!)

What are you up to this weekend? How has your week been?

9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Volunteering and Rest

  1. Sounds like you had a great week. Mine’s been filled, of course, will all things moving prep. We’ve taken quite a chill here, so last night was spent looking for sweaters and jackets, and discovering we have no blankets. ACH! So, at 1am I was out at walmart buying two blankets for us. Having two separate negates the nightly blanket wars.

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