I’m glad you’re joining me for coffee on this foggy and cold day. What would you like? This morning I’m opting for a mocha with a little Bailey’s added. I’ve got coffee, tea, cocoa — alcohol added or not. Just let me know!
It’s the kind of day where it’s nice to curl up inside. The fog is hanging heavy and, while it is technically above freezing out there right now, the remaining ice and some of the snow don’t seem to understand that they’re supposed to be melting. I don’t mind. I like seeing the patches of winter!
What a week. It was a very busy week at work, and that got complicated by the weather. We closed early one day, and opened late one day – which means when we were open was even more busy. And it means that Monday and Tuesday – which are usually pretty slow days for us – are going to be packed. So I’m trying to get some rest this weekend to be prepared for next week.
The weather was very pretty though. First I got to enjoy some snow and then there were some neat icicles. They weren’t anything grand if you are used to winter weather – but we don’t get snow and ice all that often here, so just a little goes a long way!
In my free time I’ve been working on getting organized for the new year. I have a lot of goals, a lot of projects in the works, and I really want to set myself up for success in the coming year. So the end of 2016 is being spent in putting things into place to help me be able to achieve what I want in the coming year. I enjoy being able to dedicate some end-of-the-year time to making plans and preparing!
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, writing and organizing around this blog. I have a goal to go self-hosted in January, and am lining up some series and guest posters! I am still looking for people who would like to contribute to Passionate Geeks or The Power of Art series – just let me know if you’re interested! I’d love to have the year scheduled out! I’d also love to get some guest posts on the Hate Will Not Win theme!
This month I’m also starting a new monthly series — the last Wednesday of the month I have a guest author sharing their thoughts, opinions, and reflections on their craft. These will be generally theme-focused and I’m really excited about our first guest author!
Outside of the blog-sphere I’ve been doing a lot on Facebook and Twitter. I’m heading up a group (which I’ll talk about more in my Monday Updates because it’s something that you all can do too) which I feel really good about.
I set up a few of my holiday decorations this week – I’m introducing them slowly since I’m not sure just what Midnight Monster will tolerate and what he will try to destroy. I’ve got my one-room suite that I can decorate however I wish, and the rest of the house will be getting decorated soon (we’ve been dealing with a dog who has bronchitis, so introducing allergens into the common spaces of the house has been put on hold). I did bring in the living Christmas Tree that my youngest brother gave me as a present last year. It’s kind of thin, so I wrapped it up with some lights and am going to see if I have a few small ornaments to hang on it!
A few weeks ago I created a perch for Midnight Monster (via stacked tables) and he really loves it, but it’s much larger than he needs so I’ve co-opted a piece of that perch for the tree. Luckily it’s a prickly kind of tree so after some initial investigation he’s pretty much left it alone.
What I’m most excited about in the coming week, though, is that I’m going to see George Takei’s Allegiance in the theater on Tuesday! A few friends of mine and I are going together and I absolutely can’t wait. Wednesday may well see a double-Passionate-Geek post as I have someone lined up, but have a feeling I’ll be wanting to share about what I’ve just seen as well.
How has your week been? Is there anything coming up that you’re really looking forward to?