Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong French Roast! I can get you a cuppa tea or some hot chocolate if you’d rather. It is beginning to get cold. It’s going to be downright frigid on Monday and Tuesday! But for now it is good, particularly since it isn’t raining, snowing or sleeting. Did you know that there is this large yellow thing in the sky during the day?
And where did I see the sun today? Well, from all of those Beatles mugs you may know I’m on Cape Cod! It is very possible that when you are reading this I’m not any more. I plan on heading back up to New Hampshire early this afternoon. I mean, I have been here since late Sunday night. I was very productive working around the house in NH last weekend, but I still have stuff to do before returning to work on Monday.
I only worked two days this week and both were pretty slow. A couple of meetings, a slew of emails, and some routine, but overall slow. I teleworked from the Cape, so it was good, though the weather was awful Monday and Tuesday.
After that I spent as much time outside as possible. Not always possible since the weather really didn’t clear up until Thursday afternoon. I was soaked to the bone more than once this week. But I had several walks on the beach (including a very chilly, windy one this morning) and did a paddle on the kayak.
We made it to New Years. I did a lot less reflecting and planning than usual, though I did some. I will continue to do even more, but for some reason this New Year’s seemed less of a deal than most. I will at some point sit down (actually it will most likely happen when I’m walking) and really put forth ideas I want to follow this year.
Blogging went well this week. This was the last week of my “A Smile a Day”, though I am going to start my Weekly Smile Share on Wednesday. Be sure to catch it! This week I smiled about just turning off the brain, turning on the keyboards and jamming. I also smiled about a silly rap-like rhyme I did. And then there was the smile when I left work on Tuesday. On Wednesday I smiled because I it wasn’t pouring too much and I took my first walk on the beach for the week. Thursday I smiled as I thought back over 2015 and Friday I was back outside smiling about kayaking on New Year’s Day.
I did more posts this week. On Tuesday I posted a poem about reaching out a hand to one with depression. It was one of my better received poems. Wednesday I reposted my “flying monkey” mock-end-of-the-year post from last year. On Thursday I did a real end of year post. And you know what? I was busy being outside this week and didn’t have a non-smile posts on Monday or Friday. This was one of the few weeks in a very long time that I didn’t write a new short story. On the other hand, I wrote 3 new short stories last week.
That was about it for the week. I am going to be traveling for a big chunk of the day and I will be trying to spend some time outside, chilly or not. Plus there is a lot to do both before I leave the cottage and after I get home. I’ll try to stop by and read everyone else’s posts, but can’t make any promises. I’ll be very busy!
And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! Did you have a good New years? Any deep reflection or resolutions? 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 ;)
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