Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice hot cup of strong French Roast, piping hot tea or other warm beverage. Despite the 60 F/16 C weather earlier in the week, it has turn cold. In fact, we had our first biggish (still relatively small) snow storm yesterday, but more about that later. Come in, come in! And were are we? Many of my long time readers will notice the Moog and coffee picture as meaning we are in New Hampshire.
As i said, it has been an interesting week weather wise. There were some very warm temperatures and a lot of rain. A winter storm came through yesterday dumping about 5 inches (17 cm) of heavy, wet snow. It was pretty! I may post some pictures later. But it was a pain to shovel. I felt the snow was too wet and not deep enough for the snow blower. I don’t like to take my monster machine out for less than 8 or 9 inches and typically I use it at least a dozen times a winter. That it is February and I haven’t taken it out yet shows you how mild our winter has been. I am a little stiff and sore from the shoveling. Of course i shoveled out the grill first so I could cook outside yesterday. This will be the second winter that I’ve been able to use the grill all winter.
Looking ahead it is supposed to get very cold at the end of the week. There is another storm predicted for Monday and Tuesday. If you watch the news you may know the reason why that might be an issue. Give up? It is the “First in the Nation Primary”! What about Iowa? That is a Caucus and there isn’t a one-for-one vote there. This is the first go in, cast a vote, leave election. The politicians have been hitting us hard since late summer and right now I can almost walk to the Massachusetts border on the top of politician’s heads.
Besides weather and politics, it has been a pretty good week. i did enjoy last weekend on Cape Cod. Work was a little slower, but i still got a lot done. Some stuff around the house. I spent a lot of time with the dogs, of course.
This week I also started to do some preliminary work for my book of short stories. I’ve gathered them up, along with some that I haven’t posted, and put them in one 290 page Word document. I plan on going through a few times and picking out my favorites. I have recruited some family members to help by telling me their favorites. After I narrow it down I will start doing second and third drafts, then editing and all of the other fun stuff needed to make a high quality book.
Thinking of short stories, i posted four new short stories on my blog this week. On Monday I posted a little tale about trying to discover the Time Machine hidden in a deceased Mathematicians office. On Wednesday and Thursday I joined this weeks Friday Fictioneers and posted a bittersweet tale of childhood memories and a darker, horror tale. I did a usual fiction post on Friday, a highly popular story about a Guardian.
Of course the weekly smile didn’t go away. I did the Week 5 post on Wednesday, but then put up a reminder on Thursday evening since “hits” on the original wen to zero after I posted the short stories. Here is the linky. If you haven’t checked out everyone’s smiles, please take a look. And remember, it is very possible some will be added later, even on Monday or Tuesday. And while you are looking, think about adding your own smile : )
Every so often I will notice someone hitting an old post, I’ll go look at it and get a big smile. That happened this week when someone brought up my Whale Watch post. So I reposted it on Sunday. At work on Tuesday I mentioned to a colleague that the way things were supposed to work was great, but things never actually worked that way. I decided to write a poem spreading this concept to all of life, not just work. Also on Tuesday I had been thinking about how i hadn’t accidentally written 2015 all year (as far as I know ;) ) and decided to post about how the brain can actually change.
So, with all of the blog reading I did, it was another big blog day.
And that is about it. It is sunny and will be a bit warmer, so I will spend as much time outside as possible today enjoying the snow. And,as always, there are a million plans for the weekend.
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.