Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice mug of super strong French Roast, a cuppa tea or some other beverage. After weeks of odd weather, it is perfect today! It had been cold and wet for a few weeks, and then this week it turned hot, like 95 F/35 C. Today and for the next few days, it will be nice and comfortable with cold nights – great for sleeping! Not that I slept well last night, but that’s another story for another time. Anyway, where am I? By the photo at the top you may guess that I am in New Hampshire this weekend.
So, work was ultra-busy. Enough said ;) OK, just a few words. In ways, being busy is better than bored. And at least I have work, and a very good job at that. And it is challenging and I have to continue to grow and stretch myself. What happens to people as the age if work no longer challenges or stretches them, make them grow? Does their mind atrophy? Their work muscles shrivel? Hmmm. I don’t want to find out…
I didn’t have much time to write this week. It seemed like there was something happening every day after work. And then, my “office” is the hottest room in the house, and it gets to well over 100 F/38 C in there on hot days. When I started telecommuting, I bought an air conditioner for it, but I don’t want to install it yet because I would have to run it on perfect days like today. No. So, what I was saying is that my mind doesn’t work properly when it is too warm. And actually, the other day my computer was making a lot of noise, so I shut it off until it cooled down. When I turned it back on, it did some stupid Windows update that took almost 2 hours. So zero computer time on Thursday….
Actually, I did get some writing in. I have pushed The Old Mill a little, though on weeks like this I am glad I have a backlog, which allowed me to post a chapter on Monday and then another chapter on Friday. I also did Friday Fictioneer this week and wrote a story inspired be Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original Frankenstein for Sue Vincent’s #wwritephoto. I was even inspired to write a poem this week, which, as i said a few weeks ago, is good because I haven’t been writing much poetry lately.
So, I guess I did some writing, just not much progress in my book. OK, so I guess i should smile about the writing I accomplished, right?
Talking about smiling, on Sunday I posted my typical Smile Reminder and then on Wednesday I put up my Weekly Smile for week 72. 72 weeks! Wow, what a run. I also posted about my writing – someone did a nice review of Seasons of Imagination, so I posted about it. I also put up some photos from a hike I did.
Wow, look at the time! I have a million things to do. Mowing my lawn is near the top of the list. And then walks, runs, going out to the store to pick up a few things, an… yeah, it will be a busy day!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great weekend. If you have a coffee share, I’ll try to stop by your place and see what you’ve been up to.
The Coffee Share is now 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 “InLinkz Linkup“. 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.