Monthly Archives: April 2020

Coffee Cup Stories #2

Coffee Cup Stories #2

Day __ of “Stay-at-Home” Order.  Up with coffee and ready to start my day.  Health experts say it’s a good idea to try and keep your usual daily routine. Not sure about your daily routine, but my guess is it includes numerous stressors.  The alarm wakes you, the baby is crying, the dogs are pacing, the weather sucks, the cat is mewing, no one turned the dishwasher on, the wet clothes are still in the dryer, and at 7:45 a.m. you realized you have an 8 a.m. dentist appointment.  All of this and you have not even stepped into the office yet.

New stressors have now appeared, especially for parents who are fortunate enough to work from home, but now have to help with homeschooling or online school for their children. Friends have posted things on Facebook, like “Be glad you don’t have children,” “I am now trapped with my children,” and the like.  Kudos to parents everywhere.  The worst thing my furry children do is stink.

Coffee Cup 2

I chose Coffee Cup #2 because it reflects my bohemian style. I found it at an outdoor art fair, and wish I had purchased more than just one.  This is my favorite coffee cup and reminds me of carefree days, instead of days where my friends are trapped with their children.  I look forward to walking around an outdoor art fair without fear of breathing on each other.

Carpe Diem



Coffee Cup Stories #1


Things are tough for a lot of people in the world.  I will admit, I have struggled with new restrictions and the way COVID19 will forever change the world.  But as I settle into a new reality, I am figuring out how I can help while following social distancing and “shelter-in-place” orders.  My hope is we start seeing things return to normal soon.

In the meantime, I am creating a way to reach out, called Coffee Cup Stories.  Maybe this will catch on and spread some smiles.  So I will start with my story, and I look forward to hearing your story and seeing your coffee cup, mug, paper cup, glass, whatever, in the responses.  Tell me how you are, working from home, not working, recovering, helping, being an essential person, in health care, curled up in a ball in the corner, binge watching Ozark or Tiger King, etc.

Coffee Cup 1

Coffee Cup #1:  I live in a county where there is a lot of confusion about the “stay-at-home” order that was sort of issued.  During the press conference, the County Judge, surrounded by officials from neighboring small counties and cities, declared that EVERY business and job is essential, and if you did not have a job, you needed to get a job.  No, I’m not kidding.  I quote:

“Persons who are employed need to stay employed,” Hill said. “Persons who lack employment need to gain employment. Businesses that are able to remain open need to remain open.”

In order to ease my anxiety over the fact that my county officials are idiots, I picked this morning’s Coffee Cup.  It came via Australia to Croatia to the US from friends who are from Croatia but living in the US, and now back in Croatia. Other than the image reflecting nothing but chill vibes, this cup makes me think about my friends everywhere.  And if it makes you feel better, the Order above has been rescinded.   Stay safe.

Carpet Diem