Weekend Coffee Share: Family Whirlwind

If we were having coffee, I would tell you what a whirlwind two weeks I had. By the way, how would you like your coffee this morning? I’m taking mine hot, with my favorite Bailey’s (non-alcoholic) creamer.

Weekend Coffee Share

We celebrated Mother’s day weekend flanked by two weekends of windsurfing. I sailed three days in a row the first weekend in May and it was indeed a whirlwind. Friday night was a great session but not as windy this past weekend.

In between, we traveled to Spokane, Washington, where my 83-year old mom-in-law now lives in an assisted care facility. We were very pleased to see that she is happy, peaceful, and making new friends. Many of my hubby’s family members live near Spokane, and Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Very beautiful country there!

If we were having coffee I would tell you about how my blog got its 500th follower! This was such a thrill, I posted One Lucky Blogger: How to Get 500+ Followers On Your Blog, Part 1.” I got a great response and later posted How To Get 500+ Followers: 3 Reasons to Use Images on Your Blog.I do not pretend to be some blogging expert, but I know what I know, and hopefully, I can share my experience with bloggers, new and “old.”

I plan to post Part Three next week about the wise use of social media and using link-ups to promote your blog. If you are interested, please stay tuned!

If we were having coffee, since I yacked so much, I would have to go get a re-fill. Can I get you another cup?

Being that May is National Water Safety Month, I posted “5 Tips for Water Safety.” As a leisure educator, swim instructor, and self-proclaimed water fowl, I want to draw attention to the importance of being safe in and around the water. Before I retired from my job, May was always a crazy, busy month getting 150 lifeguards hired and trained. I guess the water and safety education is still in my blood!

And May is still a crazy, busy month…what’s up with that? Memorial Day weekend, the fourth Saturday in May, marks my daughter’s graduation from college. She will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Therapy. Her graduation is at 8:30am then we have a large group of family and friends coming over to my house for a lunch BBQ and celebration. So I am planning for that now, but I will save that for another post!

Traveling involves unpacking, packing, etc. and living out of a suitcase. As much as I love to travel, it is always nice to be home.

How was your week? I wish you a great second half of May. Take a minute and check out my gallery of some photos from Spokane and Idaho.

26 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Family Whirlwind

  1. I’d love to try windsurfing, I love watching the windsurfers near to where I live. Thank you for sharing the pictures of your trip Washington looks amazing. I visited near Seattle many years ago and thought it was amazing and beautiful. Would love to visit there again one day. Looking forward to reading more of your blog this week. 🙂 Thanks for the cuppa.

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  2. Oh such lovely photos – I feel serene just looking at them. Sounds like you’ve had a lovely and busy May with more wonderfulness coming up. Enjoy! I’m so glad I stopped by for coffee today.

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  3. Thanks for coffee and a lovely post. And these photos, my dear! How beautiful.
    I am going to confess my jealousy too. Windsurfing for 3 days? We are about to declare spring has never arrived here as the temps are not helpful. It feels still like winter. Too cold for windsurfing.
    I am glad I can enjoy your adventures through your nice stories.
    Congratulations for your daughter’s graduation!
    Thanks for a lovely coffee, and have a great week.


      1. You’re welcome, Terri. The drought there may go away soon. I read yesterday about a new El Niño on its way, similar to the one of 98, and that means rain for California.
        As to summer here, it always gets stuck in that corner and never arrives in full force here! Lol
        Thank you!


  4. Hubby and I have been on the road for three weeks so I understand your feelings about living out of a suitcase. Good to be home but we had a great time. Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation! Sounds like she is following in Mom’s footsteps.

    Thanks for the coffee!

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  5. Thanks for the coffee, it was delicious and relaxing. I’m on a trip to Florida visiting family i haven’t seen for about 30 years. So many memories! I could go into detail, but I’ve blogged my whole trip. Feel free to drop by any time, I’d love the company 🙂

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      1. We’ve got some down time in the car so i thought I’d read a bit. Yours was at the top of the list. I enjoy reading the “If we were having” posts.


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