#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sushi, Cheese, and being Brave.

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngWeekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from January 19th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday January 22nd at 7pm (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

This weekend I’m going to relax. My birthday weekend was a lot of fun, but now I’m pretty worn out from all that and need some time to just recoup. Aside from a trip out to pick up some Gluten-Free baked goods (Blue Moon Bakery makes these awesome doughnuts), I’m planning on spending the bulk of the weekend relaxing. Maybe doing a little crochet, some writing, and some reading. Nice and boring. Honestly, kind of how I like it.

Homemade, Gluten-Free Cheesecake!

My Birthday Weekend celebrations were excellent. The Cheese and Board Games night was SO MUCH FUN – we played a number of games that I hadn’t played before and all stayed up well past our bedtimes while enjoying all sorts of cheese-products. Plus, my hair was done by the 9-year old daughter of one of my friends, and she did this awesome braided crown, then wove in construction paper and candy-wrapper flowers! It was one of the most elaborate hairstyles I’ve ever had, and I was very pleased that I managed to keep it together to wear to brunch the next morning!

ALL the sushi! Love conveyor belt sushi places 😀

The rest of the weekend was pretty full, going out to eat with different friends and family, and chatting with still others online. On my Birthday itself I had work – but my coworkers got me some great presents (represented were writing, office-supplies, Hamilton, and sparkles – so they kind of hit it on the nose!) and I got to enjoy a sushi lunch with friends, plus my favorite Mac-And-Cheese for dinner (yay for Mom’s who are happy to make you your favorites for dinner)!

The BIG-SCARY that I’m dealing with right now is that I’ve posted the first two chapters of my Work-In-Progress revisions for a handful of readers. They’re people who I trust to give me honest, but gentle, feedback and support.

I didn’t officially pick a “word of the year” this year, but I feel like it might be “Brave.” Because my anxiety is acting up pretty strongly this year (sometimes over things it really shouldn’t be acting up around, like getting together with friends), and at the same time I’m trying to push myself to do some of those things that scare me (like putting my writing out to the world). It makes for some tough going. Pushing through anxiety takes energy, and energy is something I kind of have to ration carefully.  So… that’s kind of where I am at this point, using what energy I can to force myself to reach for those things I ultimately want.

What are you up to this week? Are there things you’re striving for this year? I’d love to hear from you!

19 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Sushi, Cheese, and being Brave.

  1. Good for you for asking others for help with your writing. I hope it is helpful to you. Brave is a really good thing to be, and it seems like it’s going around.

    I noticed that sometimes I have written whiney stuff on your blog when you ask what we are doing with our weekends–it wasn’t always ‘week’ but seemed to be ‘weekend’ that was asked about–and it occurred to me that some of my weekends were sort of stressful, so that was a good insight for me. This week we are doing more work down in our new office in Woodstock NY–me reading tarot and my husband being a psychologist, so we alternate hours there–and I am writing my book about tarot which is coming along in clumps of notes as opposed to streamlined actual chapters or anything yet. I have been singing loudly this week, which is supergood for me–I used to sing well, then health and injuries and all messed up my voice, so it is SO GREAT to feel safe and happy singing out loud in my house, with windows closedx against the snow and cold. I am delighted that I don’t stink at asinging after all, since it was a big thing that i enjoyed and I hated that it sounded bad for quite a while.

    Yay! Good luck to everyone in being brave and having fun!


    1. I’m so glad you’re getting back to singing! It’s always wonderful when you can revisit an old skill and start doing something you love again 🙂
      And glad that re-framing it as “week” rather than “weekend” opened up some other things for you! Sometimes weekends just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

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  2. Hope you had a great birthday – no pics of the ‘do? It sounded awesome! Congrats on sharing your work, that takes courage!


    1. All the pics I have had other party-guests behind me, and I didn’t ask permission from them before putting together this post (though those did make it on Instagram so, I’m inconsistent with my permission seeking it seems!) But ALL weekend she was asking if it had held up, and made a comment that “next time she’d do it tighter” so I’m hoping I can convince her to do my hair before a friends party that her mom and I are both planning on attending in a few weeks. I’ll totally get pictures then!


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