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 you create a Weekend Coffee Share post, you can link to Eclectic Ali’s post so we can find you easily.

If we were having coffee, I’d say we had a good Thanksgiving. My brother and his family came for dinner. There were nine of us so we were under the state limit. Neither of my sisters came from out of town. It’s a ton of work to put on a Thanksgiving dinner even for half the usual number, but it was worth it. I’m glad we pulled out all the stops.

Our table

Tomorrow I’ve got a writing deadline. A screenwriter pal’s agent will review scripts and stories if they submit by Dec. 1. I’ve spent a week revising a girls’ adventure story. Fingers crossed.

I’d tell you I that I’m still, still waiting for a call from the Illinois Department of Labor to clear up how I’m locked out from my account. The only way to reset the password is to get a call and have the operator reset your password. I’m sure they’re busy, but it’s been over a week, almost two. This wait is unacceptable. I emailed my state senator about this and am awaiting a response. Now Thanksgiving would have meant they’re a day behind, but this office’s recording says they make calls seven days a week. I like to do things on time, and I was supposed to provide my job hunting update on Nov. 23rd, but I can’t. Ugh!

I am going to apply to be on my town’s Library Board of Trustees. It’s my effort to get more involved in my terrific library and participate in local government.

I did some Black Friday shopping. I usually avoid shopping because shops are so busy this day. I went in person because I want stores to stay open and it’s good to try clothes on in person and it’s a hassle to order them, wait and if they don’t work out to go back to the store or ship them back. The nearest inside mall has lost a lot of stores. I was shocked that the Starbucks closed.

Closed at Northbrook Court

It’s hard to believe you can’t get a latte at Starbucks at this mall. Second option would be the Corner Bakery, but their mall outlet is temporarily closed. Sad.

The mall wasn’t busy, but there were people shopping.

Advent began on Sunday. It’s the time to prepare for Christmas and traditionally is a penitential season full of health. It’s often become more of a secular party season. Given the CCP Virus Lockdown, there won’t be the usual pre-Christmas parties, which is a shame. Yet it may be a good time for more reflection. I have to figure out how I want to observe. I do want to go to church in person on Sundays starting next week, but I want to figure out an at home daily practice.

About smkelly8

writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader
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