Hello! Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or other (nonalcoholic) beverage. It’s a nice day here, a little warmer than is typical for mid-December. And where is “here”? Some of you may realize by the mugs at the top of the page that I am on Cape Cod today. In fact, I’ve already had a long walk on Chapin Beach this morning.
This was a pretty good week. I’ve still been fighting my cold. Because of limited daylight and the cold I haven’t been as active outside as usual. On the other hand, I have still been racing up and down the steep, wooded hill in our back yard, chasing after dogs who think the whole woods is theirs. For the most part the week was nice, with a bit rain and a cool day or two.
I was able to get out for a walk in the woods and saltwater marsh yesterday. And, as some of you may have seen, I started the morning standing at the edge of Swan Pond, a brackish water pond.
Work has been very busy, as usual. There is a lot going on. of course, looking at the last few months, what’s new?
Blogging has been very good. My stats are really up this month, which is of course good. And I’ve had some good conversations with some of you. Being sick meant that I spent more time in front of the computer.
I’ve put up more posts than usual over the last week. this was mostly due to my new project, “A Smile a Day“. When i started it I immediately thought of 20 things I could post, so I wasn’t worried. Of course once I started they all left my mind so every day I have to come up with something. Most days it’s been easy – things just appear. After my Coffee Chat post last Saturday as my Day 3 I put up a post about a pop star doing a duet with a young cancer survivor – very heart warming. Day 4 was a post about my Boxer Fiyero and his ball, this time his “Lazy Dog Fetch”. Day 5 was a poem about how even in the worst traffic I occasionally see nice drivers. Day 6 was about the kindness the band U2 showed to the much less known band The Eagles of Death Metal after the Paris terrorist attack. Day 7 was dedicated to a few quotes by Albert Einstein about compassion and humanity. On day 8 I dedicated my “Smile a Day” to You, the bloggers and readers that I read and interact with. And then yesterday, day 9, was a private smile about enjoying the peace of a predawn moment looking over Swan Pond.
Yeah, I did a few other posts last week too. On Monday I posted about a blogging milestone, reaching my 1000 follower. On Wednesday I wrote a little about words, but asked a question on how you keep track of the words you write. On Thursday I participated in “Friday Fictioneers” with a dark short story (100 words). And then on Friday Solveig post a short story of mine as part of her Advent Calendar and I reblogged it.
A lot of posts!
So, that was about it for the week. I will most likely enjoy as much of this warm day outside as possible. I’ll try to stop by and read everyone else’s posts, but can’t make any promises.
And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster. You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before