Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you nice large mug of French Roast and perhaps we can take a ride to Parker’s Maple Barn for French Toast (it’ll be a virtual trip, like your virtual visit, but I did promise Y ;) ). Anyway, at my house we can have the coffee, tea or other beverage and sit out on the cool back patio and look off into the woods and forget we are in the middle of a village. And where is this village? Some of my long time coffee guests may recognize that nifty (sorry NitB ;) ) Moog Synthesizer at the top of the page and know that we are in New Hampshire. Yes, after three weeks at the cottage on Cape Cod I am back home in NH! But not for long (more later).
It was an interesting week. It started at the end of what was perhaps the hottest, most humid stretch of the summer. There was a slight reprieve, but we still made it to (or almost made it to) 90 F (32 C) every day. However, the last couple of nights there was just a small touch of Autumn in the evening (OK, 3 AM) air letting us know September isn’t too far away. I’ve felt that 3 AM air because it has been hot at night so I don’t sleep well (the fans make it worse for me) and Idina is sick and has been coughing all night. She came home from a half a day at doggy daycare and started coughing. We brought her to the vet and sure enough, kennel cough. So she’s on meds and we’re watching Fiyero. So far he hasn’t coughed once.
Despite the heat I’ve exercised every day this week, which is great. My brain gets fuzzy when I don’t move enough. I’ve also done a lot of reading, which is good. I spend so much time working and writing that I don’t read nearly enough. I also mowed most of the yar, but have a little more to do today. It has been so dry this summer it hasn’t needed it, but then we had a three day down pour. The soil is back to 1000 year old pottery found on the Sinai dry, but the grass is high, so, despite it being brown and brittle again, I have to mow it.
Om Tuesday we had a Lion’s Club “party/meeting”. It was nice seeing all of the people again (I missed the last three meetings/parties/events since I was out of town) but it did really eat up the whole evening, from the time I got home from work until I went to bed.
Work is going good. There are a few projects that eat every spare second, but hopefully they’ll wind down soon. I also have training all of next week. I have to fly down to Oklahoma for the training. I’m leaving Monday morning and coming back next Saturday. I may do a coffee post Friday night, maybe even have it scheduled for a Saturday post, but we’ll see. The training should be interesting, but I’m not looking forward to having two 12-hour travel days. And in the summer heading to and from Oklahoma the chances of being delayed or diverted by a thunderstorm are very high. There are times i hate air travel, which is a bit ironic, but I’ll leave it to your imagination why I said that ;)
Despite being busy I did get some time to read the blogs and post every day. Sort of. On Sunday I posted my Weekly Smile reminder. On Monday I wrote about my nervousness after sending a draft of my short story book to about a half a dozen people to beta-read. On Tuesday I posted a poem about how we sometimes forget that the people we touch on this thing called the Internet really are people. On Wednesday I posted my Weekly Smile 33 and a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers. On Thursday I did a throwback by reposting a post from exactly two years previous ( 8/17/14), which was a bunch of pictures from a business/training trip to DC. On Friday I posted a short coming of age story.
Busy week. And being home over the weekend for the first time in a month I have a ton to today today. After we finish visiting I’ll get busy doing it :)
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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