Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a large (Beatles) mug of a very Strong French Roast or a cuppa tea. It is a gorgeous fall day out there. It was chilly this morning but is warming up nicely. It is short sleeve weather and possibly even shorts, all under a fabulous blue sky. And where are we? Some of you may recognize that pyramid of Rock and Roll greatness known as “The Beatles” as being down at my cottage on Cape Cod. Yes, two weeks in a row.
Work was, well, work. Busy, busy. A lot is going on and with the new Fiscal Year, a lot of worries. It should all work out, but I see some stressful times ahead….
The first half of the week i was up in New Hampshire. I did a lot of the NH things that I do – I played in the woods with the dogs (the woods behind my house is almost vertical, a real work out to run around in!), I ran, I exercised, I walked, I cooked and ate, I read, I wrote, I… you get the point. It was nice. I do not watch TV (ever) and wasn’t on line very much, but i still felt like I had too little time to do what I needed to do.
And then I came down here. I’ve been reading a lot, I’ve been kayaking, walking in the woods, walking on the beach, reading some more and then I read a bit. I’ve been out most of the morning and will kayak, play on the beach and walk in the woods this afternoon. And I’ll read ;)
As you may know from my Wednesday post or may guess from what I said above, I am on a blogging break. I will try to do two posts every week, the Coffee share and the Weekly Smile on Wednesday. I won’t be reading much – I average between three and five hours a day reading blogs and it is too much! So going down to zero feels like the weight of the world has lifted. I didn’t realize how much it was until I stopped. I still have no time to do what I want, but… And, as you saw in the last paragraph, I’ve been using most of me new-found free time catching up on my reading. I still have a stack of books to the ceiling and beyond patiently waiting…. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to get back into other things, like music (I haven’t played or recorded seriously since March), writing (now that I have feedback for my book of short stories from most of my beta readers I need one last draft before I send it out to be edited), drawing (very remiss!), photography (I have over 1000 photos I have not looked at, including all of the pictures I took during my week vacation in early September) and all of those other things I “need” to do.
So, for blogging this week, I posted a Weekly Smile reminder on Sunday and a new Weekly Smile (#40! about my blogging break) on Wednesday. That’s it, that’s all she wrote. I’m sorry, all I wore and I’m male, so that cliched phrase didn’t work, did it? Maybe I need a break…
Anyway, the water is screaming my name, “Trent! Come out and kayak on me!” I’m going to have to get moving soon. It was nice seeing you! I hope we can catch up more later. Perhaps I’ll drop by your place.
That’s 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