Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea, hot cocoa or other morning appropriate (non-alcoholic) beverage. I’m drinking tea. I went about a month caffeine free and have drinking just tea for the last week. I may just stay coffee-less. Not sure yet.
Some of my long time readers may recognize from the picture that I’m in NH this weekend. It has been an absolutely gorgeous week. OK, until yesterday. Yesterday was still warm but it was cloudy with passing showers. Today, so far, seems like a repeat, though a little cooler. Still, I won’t complain.
It’s been a busy week but, as often happens, I can’t recall 95% of it. I need to keep a diary! I did “go” to a conference, though I attended on-line. That means I missed the vendors, the schmoozing, etc., but I did see the round tables, the speeches and other such stuff.
I played outside quite a bit, did stuff around the house and finally watched the new Star Wars movie. You can read this week’s smile post about Star Wars, though I’m planning on doing a Throwback Thursday post on Star Wars in general.
I’m listening to Prince right now. He was so ultra-talented, but I’ll admit I have a much stronger connection to ELP (RIP Kieth Emerson) and David Bowie – I’m still listening to Bowie’s music more than any other music.
Artistically, I haven’t gotten much done lately. I have that promised self-published book of short stories on my to-do list. I have someone helping me sort who has been AWOL for almost 2 months and so I blame her ;) I also need to do a good second draft of “The Halley Branch” and a 5th draft of “The Fireborn”. I also need to send query letters to agents for “The Fireborn”. And music? I’ve sat and jammed a few times lately, but nothing more than just “making noise” (I used to call tapes (I’m old) of my music, “Noise year“, where year was like “1997” or whatever.) And drawing? I used to put up at least 3 new drawings a week (back in 2014). How many new drawings have you seen this year? One? Two?
I have been blogging a little, at least the writing half. My reading levels dropped quiet a bit this week. We’ll see how it goes.
I started the week blogging with a reminder for the week 15 Weekly Smile. On Monday I posted a video for the 3rd movement of my Hamlet Symphony along with a long dissertation on “madness” in the play. On Tuesday I posted a kind of melancholy poem about missing friends and lovers. Wednesday was, of course my Weekly Smile for week 16. Go check out the smiles and add your own! Thursday was a bit of flash fiction for Friday Fictioneers. I started Friday by writing a short story around Thursday’s flash fiction, a bit of an adventure story. Later in the day I posted a quick pat-myself-on the back post about recent stats.
Despite the less than stellar weather I plan on being out and about most of the weekend. I promise to drop in on occasion and read coffee posts, so if you have one I’ll try to make it!
So that was my week. 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 “Linkup 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.