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 order ice tea. Though the temperatures are in the low 70°s, summer’s a great time for ice tea.

I’d tell you that as usual I tutored two women from Afghanistan. One still lives in Kabul so we have a tough time staying connected and the other’s in Canada.

I’d say early this week we got a lot of rain, that meant a couple days walking at the mall where I was delighted to see that the opened up the play areas again! It’s a delight to see kids playing in public again. I feel the same high when I drive by a field where kids are playing soccer or baseball.

Today I went to lunch with a group of neighbors. Lynn invited five of us. It was lots of fun to be together, chatting.

Because it was the fifth Monday of the month, we didn’t have the same amount of proteins to give out at the food pantry. I had to remind myself that anyone can return in July so they’ll be fine.

My sister-in-law’s mother died. She was 91, which is an amazing achievement. She had 8 kids and I’m not sure how many grandkids.

I enjoyed Zatoichi, the first in a series of films about a blind masseuse/swordsman. I’m enjoying a mystery by Charles Finch, The Vanishing Man and Bjørn Lomborg’s False Alarm.

About smkelly8

writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader
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11 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Natalie says:

    Your tutoring sounds like a rewarding role (e.g. to see the women’s progress and how education empowers them). Thank you for your #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  2. I have yet to get out and about, but my husband reports that many more people are on the streets and in the stores, now. He does almost all the shopping, these days, and all of our volunteer work. Tutoring sounds like it would be quite interesting.

    Best wishes for your week!

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    • smkelly8 says:

      I’ve been tutoring different Afghan women and girls since 2010. It has been interesting though Skype doesn’t always work, but it’s astounding that I can talk to people in Afghanistan for free.

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      • It’s wonderful, I think, that we have so many more opportunities for interacting with people oceans away from wherever we may live. Love a lot of the changes that’s made.


  3. Maria says:

    Ice tea is essential during the summer. I always have two huge glass containers with taps on, with different types of homemade ice tea in my fridge. If I at some point only have one container of icetea in the fridge, both of my kids reminds me that I need to make more. LOL.
    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Thank you for your company.


  4. chava61 says:

    Condolences to your sister-in-law.

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  5. The idea of tutoring people from around the globe sounds like so much fun. How did you get into doing it? I’m getting close to retirement and tutoring is one of the things I’d like to do next because I’ve done a lot of teaching (classroom) and have always loved it.

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    • smkelly8 says:

      A friend was doing this and I signed up with that organization, AIWR.org. One woman is from Afghanistan but lives in Toronto so that’s simple. There’s been a lot of trouble with the calls dropping. That’s annoying.

      AIWR.org only works with women, but there must be a group that works with men or men and women.


  6. Susanne says:

    Isn’t it nice to see more people being out and about! I was in town yesterday and went to the farmer’s market. It was so vibrant and it made me so happy!

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