Hey, good to see you! I’m just going to sit here and sip my coffee for a while… it’s one of those days, you know?
If we were having coffee I’d probably be tempted to let you do most of the talking today. For some reason I’m having trouble kick-starting my brain this morning. I would share that I had one of those late-night-reading-nights last night, finishing up Shannon A Thompson‘s, Take me Tomorrow. It was really good (hence, not being able to go to sleep until I finished it), and — if that was the kind of book you enjoy — I’d highly recommend it.
It’s been a long week, I’d say, though not with any real challenges — just another week where I’ve had trouble getting going on the things I need to be going on. This afternoon I plan to do a lot of editing, and a bunch of writing. And cleaning, oh the cleaning to be done….
I’d probably let you know that I’m missing my Maine home. I do love it here in Oregon, but there were things about living where I did in Maine that I miss so much, and that’s been hitting me a bit hard lately. I’m trying not to dwell on it, but, some days I just want to be able to go to that one place that I always could go to write, or finally check out that coffee shop I went to that one time, or go sit by the water and watch the tourists as they wandered about. Cruise Ship season is in full swing out there, and that’s always entertaining to watch.
But I know I need to not dwell on that, I say, I made the decision to move and there have been some very good things that have come from that.
Let’s change the subject though, on Thursday night I tried something new. I went to one of those places where you drink wine and they walk you through creating a painting. I’ve never really been a painter or visual artist — I tend to leave that kind of work to my various talented friends. But, I went with a friend because it seemed like it would be fun. And it was! Not only that, I actually really like the painting I ended up with. Who would have guessed?
And I would share the painting with you — grinning like a little kid overly proud of the project they just did at school. See, see what I can do when I just let myself try? Need to remember that.
I’d probably vaguely mention that there’s a lot going on, and that I’ve been thinking about a lot of things — but I don’t really want to get into it just now…. So now, tell me about you instead. How has your week been? Any plans coming up for the next week? What books should I be adding to that “To Read” pile — not that I need to add anything to it but… I like having a myriad of reading options so, what do you suggest? Though still recovering from my late-night-reading, I find myself wanting to find another book that I just can’t put down.