If were having coffee….
Today I want to celebrate…
The week completely got away from me. Which is why this Celebrate Post is coming late, and honestly why the Coffee Post is coming early. I have plans with the weekend. They involve writing, writing, and more writing — combined with some social stuffs. And I know how easily I can slip into spending much of my Saturday putting together my weekend coffee post, so I thought I would preempt that particular procrastination method by inviting you to have coffee with me today.
Coffee on the run, snagged during one of my work breaks. I’d tell you that it’s been a tough week, with a return of the Invader Ants Army of Doom (yes, that is their new name, I shall henceforth refer to them as IAAD). They are disorganized, and mostly just a small nuisance. I’m pulling out the poison tomorrow morning before I head out for a writing-morning at one of my favorite coffee shops but for now I am taking them out one-by-one.
I got some good visiting time with family and friends in this week, which has been nice, but writing time has been severely limited. I still have managed some – but am going to have to begin to really start putting my nose to the grindstone if I want to get back to the levels of productivity I had before winter hit. I do feel like I’m coming out of hibernation — a little more energy, and have been interested in reading again (for about a month I haven’t even really wanted to read anything). It feels good to be coming through that.
In honor of Celebrate the Small Things Friday, that is one of the things I celebrate — I know that some are still many who are buried (quite literally) in snow. But here in the Portland Oregon Metro Area there are unmistakable signs of spring. The other day I was able to sit outside for my lunch-break and write — what a difference that made to my lunch-break productivity!
I’d take a pause in our coffee, and our appreciation of the sunshine (yeah, yeah, so today is actually a rainy and cold day here, but let’s pretend), to express sadness at the death of Leonard Nimoy. I am surprised at how the death of a celebrity (one I grew up watching on TV) has stirred up the other losses I felt this year. I don’t want to dwell on that, not right now, but it will get more reflection. Instead, lets celebrate the gifts we have been given by all those who have passed this year.
I also would call your attention to the fact that there is a new book out today! Lori MacLaughlin‘s Lady, Thy Name Is Trouble came out today! I had the privileged of getting an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book and my review will be posting next week. But for now, I wanted to share with you all the cover (I really love this cover, it’s perfect for the book)! I’ll share much more about the book and the author on Thursday!
Breaks done, time for me to hurry back to work! I’d love to hear your celebrations, reflections, check ins… what have you. How has your week been? Any plans for the weekend? What are you reading these days?
Today’s post is a part of the Weekend Coffee Share, graciously hosted by Part Time Monster every weekend! A time for us to come together, share a cup of coffee (or our beverage of choice) to share some of what is going on in our lives. It’s a lovely check-in time!
Today is also Celebrate the Small Things Friday. Hosted by Lexa Cain, L.G. Keltner of Writing Off the Edge, and Katie of The Cyborg Mom, Celebrate the Small Things is a time when we all take a moment to celebrate something good from our week. It can be small, it can be big, just something to look back on the week and celebrate!