If We Were Having Coffee… Figuring out Summer

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!


If we were having coffee I’d probably prefer to take a stroll with our coffee.  I’d tell you that I spent most of the week sick, then, as I was coming out of being sick, I managed to pinch my sciatic nerve.  I’ve dealt with my share of back pain — muscle cramps and thrown-out backs — and a good deal of ankle pain, but this is a new experience entirely.  My office chair is pretty good, and seems to keep the pain at bay, and walking and moving seems to be fine — but when I sit on the bus, or at my home desk (I am now discovering) or try to lay down… ouch.  Pain echoes through the back of my legs, and in my lower back.  I can keep it pretty under control with Ibuprofen at this point but what a pain.

I’d tell you that I’m starting to try to figure out my new schedule.  I’ve taken on some Sunday morning commitments, which means I’m working my 8-5 job during the week, and then have a 8-12 job on many Sundays (and a standing Sunday night social commitment).  My weekends have become severely limited, and so I’m trying to figure out juggling all that, social plans, and still getting writing done.  I know I’ll figure it out but I’m just coming out of the cloud of a busy work week and then being sick so everything seems a bit overwhelming right now.

I have been able to do some reading over the past two weeks.  While I don’t hold much hope for completing the Lousia May Alcott Reading Challenge, I did get a good ways into A Long Fatal Love Chase last weekend, it’s everything I expected to be, and pretty fun to read.  Though I’m pretty sure I’m laughing at the wrong places.

I finished A Dirty Job, by Christopher Moore, for the Lazy Lambs Book Club — and am looking forward to our discussion about it starting on the 27th!  I also started and fished Rick Riordan’s The Blood of Olympus, which was a great read – much fun!

How have you been this week?  Read anything good?  Have any exciting summer plans?

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10 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee… Figuring out Summer”

  1. I’m also getting used to a new schedule, although mine will hopefully have more time for writing. Reading wise I’m finishing a book about the British obsession with murder mysteries and have just started the first Game of Thrones book.

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      1. Its totally fascinating, covers things like Madame Tussaud’s, Wilkie Collins and scenes of famous murders made into collectible ornaments. (should do a blog about it really.)

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  2. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been ill then the sciatica! That’s horrible pain, I know! I hope you get relief from it and that you manage to find some time to do things you want to dod!

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  3. Sorry to hear about the pinched nerve! I had sciatica when I was pregnant, and it was really awful. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    I’m looking forward to our discussion, too—should be fun!

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    1. It seems to be getting better — Phew! Now that it isn’t hurting anymore, I am finding myself reflecting on how different the pain was from other pains I’ve had… because I think about things like that, apparently.

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