Hello and Welcome! Quick, come in and close the door behind you! It has been colder, much colder this winter, but today feels far, far colder than any day so far. The wind is just brutal! It is warm in here and I can get you a large mug of very strong French Roast, a piping hot cuppa tea, some hot cocoa or other steaming beverage. We’ll just sit here and chat as we warm up. And where is “here”? Those of you who have visited before may recognize the mugs up top as living down in my cottage on Cape Cod.
It has been a very busy week. I don’t remember much beyond work. That’s enough! It was a very busy work week filled with problems. This is the second problem filled week in a row. Not all of the issues were mine, which is good, but they do effect my customers, which is bad. Busy days, lots of meetings, and not much forward movement. It’s hard to build when you are constantly putting out fires.
As I said, beyond work the week is a blur. I had a lot of work to do around the house, but then drove down to the other house and had a lot of work to do down here. One thing I remember is that I am trying to increase my running. I haven’t run in about three months and my blood pressure is very high. I’m starting to run again and I’ll hopefully be able to bring it back down to normal. I do not want to go back on meds! I feel like a totally different person when I’m on meds and I don’t like that person. I want to be me.
I tried to keep up with blogging, but it was difficult. I did two reposts this week because I didn’t have time for original material. One repost, about practicing art (one of my most popular posts) was exactly two years old when reposted and the other, about the Plastic Brain, was exactly one year old when reposted.
On Tuesday I wrote a quick poem about boundaries, or lack there-of. Thursday evening settled down and i was able to do a bit of writing. I put up a Friday Fictioneers post and wrote another short story, which I posted on Friday. Friday evening the writing continued with a new short story. This story will most likely never be seen on the blog as I’ll save it for my next book of short stories.
Oh, and if you didn’t know (how could you not ;) ), I recently published a book of short stories, Seasons of Imagination. Go take a look!
Despite the cold and the wind, I do have some things on my agenda. I have some running around to do, and at least one is a literal run, as I stated above. I will also continue on the story I’m writing. It’s a little longer, so I wasn’t able to dash it off in 30 minutes as I usually do. (Note – most of the stories I post on the blog are little more than rough drafts. By the time they see the light of day in other forms, such as Seasons of Imagination, they have gone through many more drafts and revisions.) The dogs are restless – they think when we are down here it is their vacation ;). Staying down here is very relaxing, but for me “relaxing” means being on the move.
t was really nice seeing you! Thanks for stopping by for a warm morning beverage. I know this has been all about me, but if you have a coffee chat I’ll stop by and it can be all about you, OK?
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. (I’ll make the links ‘hot’ later)
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Now back to our original program.