Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of French Roast, a cuppa coffee or some other morning appropriate drink. Well, it isn’t hot yet, but it is humid – 77 F/25 C with a 75 F/24 C dew point…. So although it it’s still relatively cool, you get cover with sweat the second you go outside. It will get hot later in the day, but not as hot as much of the East Coast. That’s what I like about spending weekends on Cape Cod – although it didn’t cool down last night (low = 75 F/24 C), the high today will only be around 84 F/29 C as opposed to 98 F/37 C that it will be just a little inland. And we have a shore breeze. But it is more humid here.
Yes, this is my third weekend in a row down here. And not just weekend, I come down Wednesday evening and go back to NH on Sunday. I telework out of the cottage, though this week I did take 2 hours off on Friday to go swimming. The only problem with spending so much time down here is that I feel like I get so little done. Oh well, it won’t be long before I’ll be back into full swing of things.
Work is busy as always. I spend a lot of time in meetings. Yes, on the phone, not a bunch of people shoved into my cottage ;) I do enjoy it. A little heads up – I’ll be taking a business trip soon and so will pretty much be off line all that week. More details to come.
Strangely enough I’ve done very little kayaking this trip down. I think I’ll go out for a few minutes after I finish here just so I’ll have the boat on the water. Typically I am out at least once a day when I’m here. It has been windy, so rough, and the hot and humid weather isn’t always fun to paddle in. Of course, i did go running in this 99% humidity earlier this morning.
I’ve been trying to keep up on my blog reading. Sometimes good, sometimes not so good. I know it is summer so people do things a little different, though actually my stats aren’t that bad. OK, I’ll grumble that when i signed on this morning it had been 12 hours since I had had a visitor to my blog, but still, overall pretty good.
I try to post at least once a day. Often it is a short though away, but often enough I take my time and think about it. This week started with a reminder for last week’s smile. On Monday I finally got around to posting some photos from July, including one of my favorite osprey shots. I posted a poem on Tuesday, a semi-erotic ode to a book ;) Wednesday was my kickoff for week 32 of the Weekly Smile. Thursday I posted about my book of short stories and then later put up a 100 word Friday Fictioneers story. Friday I posted another short story.
I want to say a word about Friday’s story. I try to make my short story universe a diverse place. I usually don’t go out of my way inside the story to have a character say “I’m black”, “I’m gay”, “I’m a woman in a tradition man’s job”, etc. You should get it from context. Sometimes I may be too subtle. The stories are not about diversity, they are stories that I just happened to cast with a diverse group of people. But I recently noticed I have few people with obvious disabilities. So Friday’s story is one that was actually about the disability. That is very different than I usually do and I wont do something like that again. If there is someone “differently abled” in the story it won’t be the point of the story.
Anyway, the sun is shining and calling my name. The puppies want to go out and play. The water is waiting and the kayak says it need to go out at least once this weekend. So I need to move along. I hope you had a good visit. Perhaps I’ll stop by your place later.
So that was my week, and it was good week. 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 ;) Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you soon!
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