Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of very strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or other morning appropriate beverage. As some of you may be able to tell from the picture at the top of the page, I am down on Cape Cod this weekend. Don’t you just love those Beatles mugs?
Today is nice and sunny and is supposed to get pretty warm, at least relatively speaking. I have already been for a long walk on the beach in the below freezing temperatures. It was a great walk! In a bit I might go cold water kayaking – there is little wind right now, so it would be a perfect time. Later I may go running and then take a long walk in the woods. Perhaps I’ll go down to a closer beach for a few minutes. Like I said, it is gorgeous (for mid-February)!
For now, though, let’s sit and sip our coffee while we chat.
I don’t know exactly what to say about this last week. There was a lot of snow, but not as much as the week before. It was cold, but not as cold as the week before. Work was busy and stressful, but not as bad as the week before. Hmmm, seems to be a pattern here ;)
I drove down to Cape Cod late Wednesday evening (I leave just before 7 PM to avoid traffic). I wasn’t gone long before it started raining. On the highway, 495, in bumper to bumper traffic, it started to snow. Hard. Very hard. A huge truck stayed next to me, splashing slush all over the windshield. I finally gave up, moved into the left lane and went faster than I would like in those conditions. It was a scary drive, to say the least. Just FYI – I telework from our cottage, I didn’t take a few days off for a long weekend. Though I still will have a long weekend…
If you remember, last Thursday and Friday I had put up a story (originally a flash fiction piece) and a continuation. Well, I decided to keep going. I wrtoe the final three segments to the story and posted the third part, Teddy (Frogs) yesterday. I’ll put up the fourth installment today and the fifth and final early next week. Although divided into five stories, in reality it is just one story that has been serailised. The final is in the range of 8,000 words.
I’m still in my fiction writing mode and, besides continuing the story “Embers”, I also posted two more works of flash fiction. On Wednesday I posted a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers and on Thursday I posted a work of flash fiction for Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. The last few weeks I’ve been posting three or four stories a week! Sure, some have been 100 word stories and most of the others are quick works of flash fiction, but my fiction output has been higher than usual…
Of course I also posted a Smile Reminder on Sunday and a Weekly Smile on Wednesday. One problem that I have is that I get into routines and sometimes have difficulty finding good topics that I haven’t already used. Hmm, I’ll just have to keep my eyes open :)
I feel bad that I didn’t have a fantastic Valentine’s Day poem, but I did post a little wintry haiku with a theme of love buried in it. Oh, almost forgot, and I wrote about the creation of the cover for Seasons of Imagination.
As I said, I have a lot of plans for the day. I need to get out and get moving. Sometimes I look forward to a retired life where I could spend all of my hours outside or writing when forced to be inside. It’s not going to happen any time soon, unless I find a patron who is willing to underwrite my lavish lifestyle ;) Or perhaps I might win the lottery. Maybe I should actually buy some tickets some day…
Anyway, it was great having you over! I hope you don’t mind that I monopolized the time with my endless babble. If you have a coffee share I’ll stop by and sit back and let you do all of the talking, OK?
The Weekend Coffee Share was created by Part Time Monster . Thank you Diana for all the great Coffee Shares in the past! This week for the first time it will be hosted by Nerd in the Brain). Thank you Emily! 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.