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#WeekendCoffeeShare Spring Training Edition

March 18, 2017 , , , , ,

If we were having coffee this weekend I would show you my new favorite item, which is parked just inside my front door. It is my new Power Plate Personal vibration platform. I had purchased a cheap knock of version of this equipment and become very addicted to using it. The knock off completely died electronically after two month’s use. I am always bragging that I am thrifty but not cheap. In this case I proved myself wrong by purchasing an inferior product while trying to “save” money. Imagine my ire when I looked it up on Amazon and found out they are no longer even selling the thing. I left a horrible review, then went on to read many other horrific reviews of the many cheap knock off brands. I reached the conclusion that I needed to invest in a Power Plate to make the most of my dollar expenditure. Amazon delivered, as usual, and sold me a 5 year warrantee on parts and labor that makes me feel secure that I have made a good decision this time about my purchase. My new equipment is far superior to the trashy thing I bought, and comes with a free month of video training.  This is the spring training I had in mind.  I learned my lesson about Chinese knock off merch.

If you were hanging out here today, perhaps trying the Power Plate, just for fun, you would be seriously treated to major aromatherapy. The pink jasmine in front is in full bloom, along with the white Lady Banksia rose. The jasmine scent is intoxicating, and will soon be followed by two other varieties of jasmine. In the back yard my lemon tree is blooming and setting fruit profusely this year. Last year I had a crop of zero lemons, which saddened me greatly. It looks like a bumper crop this year. The bees are very busy pollinating the flowers.  Please sit back and enjoy some iced tea, pink grapefruit juice, or freshly squeezed tomato juice.  I processed fresh tomatoes all week, and still have almost a full case, so this morning we are making a big brunch with fresh tomato juice.  Please stay for brunch, which will feature very fresh eggs from my neighbor’s pampered chickens.

If we were having coffee (juice or iced tea) this weekend I would extend my sympathy to those of you who suffered severe snow storm, Stella.  I loved snow as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, and as a serious downhill skier in middle age, but have no use for it today.  I don’t know how to drive in it, and probably could no longer construct a decent snow fort if challenged to a snowball fight.  Winter weather does seem rather perfect for writers, in a way.  Stuck indoors, perhaps with winds howling past the door, and perilous conditions on the nearest waterway, a creative person could come up with some imaginative stories.  I read some really good ones this week on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo #writephoto blog. My own little fiction story took a hellish, dark, underworld turn, once again surprising me with the disturbing sinister tales my fiction muse creates.  I think maybe I need to listen to Homer’s Odyssey to get into this whole journey into darkness and then home again theme.  I found it free on Amazon and will add it when Alexa finishes reading my next book.  I never hurts to review the classics.

Pray tell, gentle reader, what have you been reading and writing? This movable coffee, tea, juice, and story smorgasbord meets each weekend at Nerd on the Brain’s blog.  Please join us here to contribute, to comment, or enjoy the literary and imaginary international gourmet feast.

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Thank you for the coffee! I have enjoyed a reading week, here. I am rereading Kipling’s KIM, a childhood favorite, a few chapters at a time, which is fun. I just finished Anne Bishop’s latest book, Etched in Stone. (My name is used for one of the [off-stage] characters in this first, 5-book story arc of the series.)

The description of the Power Plate intrigues. Love your description of the jasmine in bloom! My fall-planted wildflower seeds have not thrived in the freeze-thaw-freeze of another early spring, but I have hopes, and extra seed.

I am hoping to get my Weekend Coffee Share post written today (Saturday), for a change, instead of late Sunday evening. 😀 Best wishes for your week!

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Lizl

March 18, 2017

Thank you for stopping by Lizi. I managed to miss the entire weekend last week, and submitted my share on Monday morning…I think there is a bit of spring fever in the air..

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Pamela Morse

March 18, 2017

Thanks for the cold drink. Like the hummingbird feeder. I miss having one

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bettylouise31

March 18, 2017

I love winter, but having to drive on ice was not fun this week. Snow is one thing. But ice… no one can do it, only some drivers don’t believe that. It was terrifying going to work on Wednesday, but I made it safely, thank goodness.

I feel warmer already visiting here and lucky you with the lemon tree! Until spring gets here (officially Monday, but for real — who knows), I’ll just enjoy yours. 🙂

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Tara

March 18, 2017

Nice BLOG!!! ADD my BLOG too!!! Kisses!!!

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nildamacedopaulino

March 18, 2017

Thank you Nilda.

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Pamela Morse

March 20, 2017

SIGA meu BLOGSPOT também….. http://nildamacedopaulino.blogspot.com.br

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nildamacedopaulino

March 20, 2017

Sometimes it is definitely cheaper to get the not-made-in-China version. They certainly last longer – and work better. May your new purchase help you keep fit for many years to come.

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Colline

March 18, 2017

Thank you Colline. I learned my cheap Chinese lesson.

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Pamela Morse

March 19, 2017

Gorgeous your BLOG!!! I loved it!!! Comment on my pictures!!! Kisses!!!

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nildamacedopaulino

March 18, 2017

I am slowly reading my way through “The Fires of Heaven” which is book 5 in The Wheel of Time Series. As for writing I just started a big project, so I am on the research stage and I have to be honest that a writing project this size is new for me. Anyway, enjoyable post; thank you for sharing.
https://writingiscommunication.wordpress.com/

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imaginativeworks

March 19, 2017

Just looked up a powerplate. Wow! Hope you’re new one stands the test of time. We had step machine that was repaired on site to eventually get replaced and came up with the same fault. Clunking on the crank shaft. Paid a small fortune!

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EdinburghCook

March 19, 2017

I think this one will stand up to use. I have that 5 year warranty if it does not. Thanks for visiting, Alex.

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Pamela Morse

March 19, 2017

Power Plates are a great product. I bought something like a Power Plate ( a US made competitor) and I have had it about 10 years. I use it often.. and in combination with active workouts to challenge balance and strength

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

March 20, 2017

Thanks, Stevie …It is interesting that a US competitor can make a good one…I am happy with my purchase and think I will have it forever.

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Pamela Morse

March 22, 2017

Well, I missed the weekend…and am in need of coffee 🙂 Thanks for the mention, Pamela 🙂

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Sue Vincent

March 20, 2017

Oh how lucky that you have such delicious goodies so close at hand. I would love to have a neighbour with pampered chickens…
I’m with you on the no more use for snow. I love it up until the end of February. After that, be gone with you! We got hammered with up to 75 cm (2.4 feet) last Tuesday to Wednesday! Ugh…

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Dale

March 21, 2017

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