Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of French Roast or a cuppa tea or other appropriate beverage. It is a little nippy out so the warm liquid will be welcome, but it should get warm later today. And where is “here”? Some of you long time readers may recognize that synthesizer as “living” up in New Hampshire. I know, I was away the last three coffee shares in a row, but I’m back! Home again, home again, jigity, oh well, so much for kids rhymes.
This has been a pretty good week. I came back from vacation on Sunday and have been working to catch up ever since. Several big things – our TV, which is about 10 years old, was all white when we came in. I’m not saying it was stuck on Fox News, I’m saying the screen was pure white no matter which channel I put it on. I looked it up on the Internet and found that it sometimes happens. Oh Well. There was a fix for it, but it includes tearing it apart and buying a part. I decided to buy a new one. It arrived on Thursday. We also bought a new stove, range, whatever you call it. That will get here this Wednesday.
The weather has been lovely. In the 80s (up to 88 F/ 31 C) during the day but down to the 40s and 50s (as low as 45 F/ 7C) at night. Perfect for me! I love autumn weather! I still wear shorts and spend time outside yet it’s cold enough to sleep.
Work was mostly playing catch up. There were a few big projects I’ve been working on and a few things blew up on me that …. I can’t really say more. But over all I really like what I do! And doesn’t everyone love a challenge?
A little over a month ago I sent out beta copies of my story book. A couple of weeks ago I got one back. That little taste made me impatient so I sent out e-mails and so far received one more. Two different points of view and they both help. I may go through and do a quick edit, but I really want to do one more rewrite when I hear back from everyone. Just don’t want to push too hard when they are doing me a favor.
Besides being busy I tried spending a little more time reading blogs. I don’t know if it worked, but I always spend much more time reading than writing. But I did write quite a bit last week. I started the week with a reminder for my Weekly Smile 36. On Monday I put up a silly post about how much I’ve been posting lately. I wrote a poem for Tuesday about the “accidental” brush of a hand from a stranger. Wednesday was my Weekly Smile 37 (Check it out! Participate!) On Thursday I wrote a prose poem about the Moon (Friday was a full moon). On Friday I wrote a scene for a longer story and then posted a review of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (yes, an older book).
It is sunny and has started to warm up. I’ve been out running through the woods chasing the dogs as the play. In a bit i need to go out a really run, perhaps four or five miles. And then there are a lot of other things, like work around the house. I also want to do that editing on the book and start a music project that’s been on hold for over a month as the summer played out. There is not enough time to do half of it, but I’ll try ;)
Anyway, that’s about it for me this week. How was your week? 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!
The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster (note that the site has changed!). 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. (Links to come!)