Weekend Coffee Share

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

If we were having coffee, I’d urge you to watch Kurosawa’s Ikiru (To Live). I’m rewatching this classic about a older bureaucrat who’s diagnosed with stomach cancer. This news prompts him to review his life and how he devoted himself solely to his work, neglecting his son and his own soul It’s beautiful and powerful.

I’d mention that today I’m attending a livestream funeral in an hour for a man whom I babysat when he was a boy. I’ve kept in touch with the family, but not with Nick, who sadly took his life last week. It’s the second livestream funeral for me in three days. On top of that my sister-in-law’s father’s funeral was on Saturday. With the new restrictions here only 10 people can attend a funeral service in Illinois even in towns with low CCP Virus rates. Mind you 50 – 300 (25% capacity) may attend a regular religious figure. It makes no sense. The funerals and weddings should have the same number as a normal service. This limit meant the grandchildren couldn’t attend their grandfather’s funeral.

Though I’m a hot house flower, I’ve pushed myself to go out and walk while the temperature’s still above 40°F/4°C. Twice I went to my favorite lake path and other days I stuck to my neighborhood. I’ve got to keep moving in case the fitness room here gets shut down.

It looks like I’m just having Thanksgiving with my parents, no guests. My sisters aren’t brining their families from out of town and my one brother is taking his family to Florida where they’ll celebrate with relatives. My other brother will celebrate with his kids and mother-in-law. He’s afraid of getting in trouble with his siblings should my parents get WuFlu. I suppose his in-laws don’t pose the same threat.


I’ve been enjoying the various Food Network baking competitions: Christmas Cooking Challenge, Holiday Baking Challenge and Candyland. Candyland is new and I haven’t decided if it’s a winner as I prefer when the contestants make smaller cakes and pies rather than a gigantic sculpture out of cake or Rice Crispy treats. I’m inspired to do some baking once Thanksgiving’s passed, yet I don’t want to do so much eating.

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5 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share

  1. chava61 says:

    Condolences on your losses….

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  2. Aw, I’m so sorry to hear that.. We are having a quarantine Thanksgiving as well, and will Zoom with our family this weekend.. Candyland looks like a fun show, I haven’t checked it out yet.

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  3. Hello SMK, I could not find a name behind your blog ID, so hope it’s okay to just call you this. I like to greet folks by name if possible. I don’t know that I’ve seen you in our coffee shares before, but the gray matter is acting ever more gray and time passes so forgive me if I’m wrong. I just wanted to welcome you to our weekend get together. As I have, I hope you find that these are good people from a decent spread of backgrounds. I’ve been with them now for almost 3 years and have yet to hear a negative word or attitude from them.
    So welcome. I hope you get a chance to visit the coffee shares of the others and get to know them.

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    • smkelly8 says:

      Hi Gary,

      You and my blog readers can call me Susan. I’ve been joining the Weekend Coffee Share for a few years, but didn’t start using the link widget till recently. (Before I created ping backs and had another blog, smkelly8.com, which reached its image quota so here’s my new blog home.

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