The Coffee Post – Redux

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The morning dawns with a thin winters fog as I pad down to my studio with my fingers gripping a warm coffee cup. The heat feels good on sleep swollen fingers and helps ward off the chill seeping through the windowpanes. I sit in the muted softness for a bit and let the cobwebs dissipate before pushing the start button on the computer.

A feral cat is laying like a plant in one of the flowerpots on the porch railing, all fluffed up against the damp and cold. She is waiting for the breakfast lady.  We do feed our feral cats because they keep the rodents at bay.  But the breakfast lady is very miserly with the food distribution. We just want to supplement their diets of roof rats and field mice.

I also filch a couple of cookies to dip into the coffee, but now the mutts are on to that. They can hear the faint clink of the cookie jar lid, and no matter how carefully I replace the lid, it is like a clanging gong.  So I keep a jar of special kibble.  Oddly, they accept one small bite of kibble as a real treat, and go on about their business after getting it.

The newsfeeds are now full of the new governments gaff’s and purges, but I just note the headlines and move on to friends posts and a couple of hobby newsgroups.

I am so done with the government. It is a lummox best avoided when possible, and endured like a boring lecturer when you can’t. And never let one into the house. They are hell to get rid of once you do that.

I need to mow, I need to replace a faulty turn signal.  But I don’t know that I will get that done this first day of the week. But the day is still young.

Good morning.

6 thoughts on “The Coffee Post – Redux

    rwiegers1155 said:
    January 24, 2021 at 11:43 am

    I can’t fathom having to mow in January. It blew my mind last year when we made our first cut in March. Re: the new regime I’m taking the “it is what it is” approach. Hoping someone with more ability than the average meme maker starts looking for a viable team for 2024. But, as you noted, it’s early in the day…

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      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 24, 2021 at 12:21 pm

      I like to give the yard a close shave in winter to give the bermudagrass a head start.


    Lia Storm said:
    January 24, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    I got my front and back yard mowed this past week. Today I and my daughter dug up some shrubbery in front of my house. It took the both of us as the roots were quite deep.
    It is so nice to see your morning coffee post, even though it is now evening. I am just getting a chance to get online because my grandson was here and after working in the yard, I had to play on the floor with racetracks all afternoon. Tomorrow I start making myself write everyday. Wish me luck!!


      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 25, 2021 at 10:27 am

      I am eagerly awaiting that post!


    Boo said:
    January 25, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I need heat.


      Rusty Armor responded:
      January 25, 2021 at 10:28 am

      I would help if I was a bit closer …


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