If We Were Having Coffee on the 25th of January, 2020

coffee-in-the-snowHello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a nice large mug of a very strong dark roast, a cuppa tea or a mug of hot cocoa.  It is cold outside, but not frigid!  A weird day, a bit grey and the air is damp.  It will rain later.  It was frigid earlier this week, but this weekend is more early March than late January (late March in NH is still deep winter!)  And where are we.  Drat, I told you already, but if you missed it and didn’t recognize the photo at the top, you know I am in New Hampshire this weekend.

It was a busy week, but one that I don’t really remember!  There was work, and work was busy, but routine.  Also, I had Monday off to celebrate Martin Luther King.  Oh, and I did go into the office on Tuesday, which I don’t do often,preferring to telework when I can.

Remember last week when I said I was inspired and wrote and posted five stories?  Well, I wasn’t inspired this week – I did my smile posts and one other (a story).  That’s it. 

I tried to get back into WIP, which I dropped back in October.  I just couldn’t do it.  I did, however, spend a lot of time in Photoshop cleaning up the cover.  I will most likely do a cover reveal soon, even though I won’t have a book to go with it if I don’t get out of this funk and start writing again!

Besides that, it was thew normal.  Walking, walking the dogs, running, exercising, playing music (with my fingers – I guess I should say “playing my keyboards”), cooking (besides normal, every day, I made a huge pot of vegan chili – I spend a lot of time, slicing, dicing, sauté-ing, soaking beans, etc.), reading and, well, living :)

Despite the oddness of the weather, I do have to get outside before the rain comes!  Thanks for stopping by.  If you have a coffee share, I’ll try to visit.

The coffee share is hosted over on Eclectic Alli.  The link to join is here.

17 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 25th of January, 2020

  1. dprastka

    Thanks for the coffee! And I’m hoping your writers block becomes unblocked soon. I am busy at work too… Your so lucky you can work remotely or from home. Wish I could do that! Have a good rest of your weekend! 😃

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Being able to telework is great! Of course my boss is 2000 miles away, my team is 1000 miles away and my servers are 500 miles away. I don’t work with a soul within a 100 mile radius, so why go into the office?

      Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Well, I’m a northern boy, so when it is 25 and sunny, woo-hoo! time to go outside ;) A little more serious, I do not do well in the heat. My brain switches off and I can’t get anything done. I feel lethargic. So I guess, as far as writing goes, being in the cold does help me, since my brain is switched on ;)

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  2. dawnkinster

    Sounds like a pretty busy week! I need to do some chopping and dicing and cooking here but I’m not inspired. Maybe a vegan chili would be good. Cold and damp here too. I’m so behind in reading blogs, don’t know how that happened given I’m retired. Guess when I had to go to DC for a conference last weekend (or was it the weekend before??) I got thrown out of rhythm. I think I need some spring before I’ll get back in the swing of things again.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      In the past I occasionally tried my hand at chili, but this is the third batch I’ve made since summer (the first was 100% local grown, organic!). I am getting better, though I have also cheated a little – I started by stewing the diced tomatoes, but later add a little tomato sauce ;) I always get thrown off when I travel and it often takes a few weeks to get back into the groove. And then when life calls for doing other things…. I hope you are having a great weekend!

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