Weekend Coffee Share

Hi, and welcome to the weekend coffee share. Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or tea? I’ll let you decide if you want to sit inside, or out outside. How are you? Are you enjoying a great week?

My balcony garden/sunroom today, Nov 20th, 2021. It’s still enjoyable to have coffee here 🙂

This week have been a little out of the norm. On Monday, at our evening meeting at work, our principal told us that she isn’t going to be our principal for very much longer. That she is going to work for another private school. It came as a shock to all of us. I personally really like working for her. From the very beginning, when she hired me almost two years ago, I’ve felt that she understands me, and appreciate everything I do. Of course I’m wishing her good luck at her new job, but I will miss her for sure. Not knowing who the new boss is going to be, and what he/she is going to be like, has some uncertainty to it. I get along with everyone, but I don’t like everyone as much as I like my current boss. In the end it will work out, I know that. 

Last night’s sunset.

Last night when I got home the sunset was glorious! I took these photos standing in my apartment, looking out the window in my living room.

This morning one of my colleges, and I, went to a nearby ski resort that had a huge sale of last years ski equipment. We waited in line, outside, for almost two hours to get in. They helped everyone in separate rooms, there were no crowds inside. Both my college and I, got new (to us) Dynastar carving skis for a fraction of the cost of a new pair. I like snowboarding more than skiing, but when I take the kids at work to the ski slope it’s easier if I ski. Finding used, quality equipment to use when I go skiing with the kids works perfect for me. In USD I paid $35 for a quality pair of used skis, last years model (they only had smaller scratches on the top, the underneath and the edges were in great shape.) It checks many of the boxes in my world. I really like the thought of reusing perfectly good equipment/things. 

We had number 56 in the waiting line. People were really respectful keeping distances, even though there are no official restrictions like that anymore.

Can I give you a refill on your beverage? What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods? As you can see in the photo from this morning, our snow is gone. It’s been too warm. It’s starting to get colder again, and next week we are expecting snow for at least 3-4 days. Hopefully it stays this time.

What are you doing this weekend? I have some writing to do, an evaluation of my departments work this semester/end of the year report. It is time-consuming, but I actually enjoy writing this sort of things. I also promised my daughter to build a gingerbread house with her.

Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born: Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a kindergarten teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

24 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. The sunset is so beautiful, great photo, Maria! I’m sorry that you’re losing a valued co-worker, that’s never good. I’m sure that you will get your snow back soon being so far north. The forecast for Vegas today is partly sunny and 68F, that’s the forecast for the next several days too. Have a great weekend and week, Maria! ❤️🌞🇸🇪

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  2. Gorgeous sunset! Sometimes the light this time of year shows up in spectacular ways, doesn’t it?
    I loved your rooted coleus cuttings… it always feels nice to hold on to a bit of summer to carry us through to the next one. I was pleased that some of my cigar plant cuttings rooted. The hummingbirds love that plant and I always want to plant one in my garden in summer for them.
    Big changes at work– let’s pray for an equally or better principal coming on board. When a house in our neighborhood comes up for sale, I always pray for some great folks to buy it and it works. 😉
    Great score on the new skis! We always took advantage of used equipment sales for the boys’ snowboards, etc. Thrifty is good! Now all is needed is a good base of snow to start off the season.
    Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Yes, the light is spectacular, the short hours it shows up 🙂
      I like taking cuttings, and the coleus kind of requires it, they grow so fast all year round. I don’t want any more cutting myself, but they make great gifts. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for your cigar plant. Are they difficult to propagate?
      I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend Eliza! ❤


      1. Cigar plants seem to root poorly, so I have to take many cuttings with about a 30% success rate.
        We’re celebrating our Thanksgiving tonight… we saw no need to wait until Thursday! 😀


  3. After working with the same manager who I loved, for many years, I recently have been impacted by three reorgs and barely missed a fourth by being lucky. My current manager is fine. a very quiet guy who gives us almost too much space to do as we see fit. He’s the polar opposite of a micromanager and has been accused of not managing people at all except on the org chart. It’s weird, but I can work with it. He is responsive if I reach out to him but I still feel like something of a lone ranger now. I hope you love your new principal.

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    1. It really is so important to work for someone that you speak the same language as, so to speak. I’m not worried, but it’s always some uncertainty before you have all the cards on the table. Thank you for your kind comment.

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  4. Beautiful sunset and sun room, Maria. Great score on the new skis. I hope your new principal is like or better than your current principal. Thank you for your #weekendcoffeeshare. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope it was a busy and good weekend for you. It’s been rather busy here as well, and very good. I even had the time to go for a long bike ride after finishing the report I had to write. Going outside during daylight hours really make a difference. Have a great new week my friend.


  5. Oh that sunset is AMAZING!! And I’ll share some coffee with you on your balcony! It’s so good catching up and boy, what a shock as it’s so hard when big changes happen at work but hopefully the replacement of your principal will be good. I’m loving you got those skis, how cool!! I finally wrote a coffee share this weekend and it was so fun sharing, I had 3 videos I’ve been wanting to share! It’s great to visit, have a wonderful weekend!! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you Diana! I’d love to have coffee with you any day 🙂 Keeping my fingers crossed that there will be little to no drama at work. I don’t like drama, I just want things to run smoothly. Maybe the new principal, that we don’t know who it will be yet, are fantastic! I hope so 🙂 Enjoy the last hours of your weekend. I hope it is fabulous! ❤

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  6. Your balcony looks lovely! I’m sorry to hear about your principal leaving. Getting a new boss can be so stressful, as you never know what you’re gonna get… like Forrest Gump.
    What ski resort do you have near you? I can only think of the cross-country skiing areas around the ski-jump tower. Everything else I know of is in Orsa or Sälen!

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    1. Thank you so much Susanne. Uncertainty is not my favourite. I like to know what I have.

      Romme Alpin outside Borlänge is growing into a huge resort. It’s less than 30min away by car (we borrowed a car,) or 45 min by bus. That’s where the sale was. Then there is Källviksbacken here in Falun, that is a rather big slope now, they are extending it every year it seems like.

      I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend ❤


  7. Well done on the ski equipment. Hoping we get to go next year. My son is almost counting the minutes when I told him we would try and go next year if we can. I’m not so sure he’d be so excited if he had to do it day in day out though!

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    1. I do hope you get to go next year 🙂 It’s an experience for kids. When I was a teenager my goal was to always get at least 100days in the slopes every year. I usually succeeded. When my friends got drunk, I was snowboarding. I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Can’t remember the last time I saw snow, LOL. Don’t get much of that in this part of Arizona. We did get a light dusting when we first moved here years ago (heading on to 8 years now). On the one hand there was some great memories… on the other, can’t say I miss it all that much 😆.

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    1. Thank you Terri! I like how you focus on the positive things, that is the way to do it. I really enjoyed seeing your beautiful place framed with all that snow. What’s the temperature like? We have 24F outside right now, and I am contemplating if I should ride my bike to work, or take the bus 🙂 Have a great day!

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