Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a mug of nice strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other (nonalcoholic) beverage. So, where in the world am i today? Some of you may recognize the picture as being from Cape Cod. Yes, this is my first visit since the very beginning of the year.
I worked yesterday, but that’s OK since it was a grey day. I still made it outside and got smell the salt air. I’ve already had a long
walk run on the beach with Fiyero this morning. It’s a bright, sunny day and you can bet I’ll be outside a lot today!
Right now Nina Simone is singing in French in the background. I’m still listening to more than my normal allotment of Bowie, but have also stretched my range back out again to encompass everything from chant to 21 century classical, jazz from Jellyroll Morton and King Oliver to Esperanza Spalding and beyond, pop and rock from the 50s to today, fold, and on and on and….
It was a very interesting week. The big snow storm missed New Hampshire. It did hit here on Cape Cod, but by the time I got here Thursday evening most of the snow was gone. Work was very busy, more so than usual even. In fact, I actual got a call from work Sunday evening. Yes, it was one of those weeks ;) I didn’t get as much done at home as i would have liked since I just felt a bit dead when I got home from work, but it wasn’t a wasted week. It was actually pretty good. Wednesday afternoon I walked out and the air smelled and felt like mid-March instead of late-January. And looking at the forecast ahead, we are having March like weather. In one way I won’t miss it if we skip on over to Spring, but on the other hand, I am not looking forward to a scorching summer!
Blogging went well this week. This has been my best month for all numbers. Well, I’m a few short for number of discrete visitors, but I am close enough that I may pass it before the month is done.
I did a little work on the various pages on my blog. The one I spent the most time on and had updated on Sunday (I’m behind again) was my Fiction page. After finishing it I discovered that I have posted over 110 short stories (not including the Halley Branch) in about 2 years. I put up a rare Sunday post about it and with the news that I’m going to take some of them and do a self-published book of short stories. I may also rewrite my “Frank” series and put out a self-published “middle-grade” book. After putting out the idea of self-publishing on Sunday, I followed on Monday by saying I still want to attempt the “Traditional” route for my two books, “The Fireborn” and “The Halley Branch”.
Solveig posted a great poem/list about who she is. I decided to follow suit and on Tuesday put up my own poem, “I Am“. Wednesday I put up my Weekly Smile, this one about an ordinary worker that was recognized in an extraordinary way. On Thursday I posted a Flash Fiction story for the Friday Fictioneer. And then on Friday I posted a short story about 7th century London.
Well, that’s about it. As i said earlier, I’m planning on being outside as much as possible today. Sure, it’s January, but doesn’t that make being outside even more important?
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 ;)
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