#WeekendCoffeeShare: Preparing to Leave Town, again!

Join us for some coffee time!Weekend 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 Friday August 31st at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday September 3rd at 7pm (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

If you are unable to post your site into the link-up for any reason feel free to drop it into the comments and I will do my best to add you to the linkup!

If we were having coffee I’d invite you to join me in the front yard, where I’m hoping to be building my Little Free Library this weekend. At the very least I want to get the ground prepared – I need to level out some space, clear out a few plants, and perhaps construct a little path. The actual building depends on the help from a friend, so it depends on what her weekend ends up looking like!

I’m very excited about this library, and need to start digging through my book collection and decide what books I’m willing to part with in order to get it started. That’ll be a tough decision to make, but a fun project none-the-less.

I have Monday off from work, so have some writing plans as well – Insecure Writer’s Support Group is running a short-story contest so I’m hoping to try my hand at a story for it. A YA romance, with the theme of “masquerade,” I spent a bit of time yesterday coming up with an idea. The romance part needs a bit more fleshing out, but then I can start writing. My goal is to have a first draft done by Monday night so I can start the editing process. I’ll talk more about this for Wednesday’s IWSG post, but my hope with this short is to get myself launched in writing again. I got a little inspiration while I was camping and I need to get back into good habits in order to make progress.

I also need to pack because, yes, I’m heading out of town again. Flying on a plane this time, the first time I’ve been on one in about 4 years… have to admit I am NOT looking forward to it. I used to enjoy flying, but it’s become such a process in more recent years. Packing everything into a carry-on (including liquids) so that I don’t have to pay for baggage, and then hoping that I can find space in the overhead compartments where everyone is trying to cram their bags is a headache. Squeezing myself into the cramped seats, where the armrests will dig into my sides, is causing me a bit of dread — I’ve put on weight since last time I flew, and I can’t imagine they’ll have become MORE comfortable because of it. But I did manage to get window seats, so I look forward to watching the country out the window, and I’m trying to remind myself that its a much shorter flight than the ones I usually take.

This time the trip is for work, I’ll be attending a conference in Arizona. I’ve never really spent much time in that state – really only a little time at the train station when I was passing through a while back. Not that I’ll have the chance to see the area much, the conference will keep me inside the hotel (in the A/C which I will be SO thankful for), but maybe I’ll see a little bit between when my flight gets in and when the conference starts? Maybe?

I’m still trying to adjust back to the world of electronics (and running water) after my camping trip last week. In some ways it seems like it was ages ago, work has been busy enough to make the days go by pretty quickly and I’ve been working on different projects when I get home so a fair amount has gotten accomplished in a short period of time.

One of the projects I did was to create a personalized dress-making bust out of duct-tape, and then altered a dress that was just a little bit too big to fit properly. It was SO MUCH easier to figure out taking in the bust when I wasn’t trying to pin it on myself, then take it off and stitch, and then put it back on for the next step. I still need to take up the straps a little bit, but the rest of the alteration makes a huge difference in how the dress fits!

I also did all those necessary post-camping things: airing out the tents, loads of laundry, giving the cat a ton of attention in hopes that he would hate me when I abandon him again. Some cleaning happened… not as much as I’d like though, another thing I’m hoping to get accomplished this weekend.

How are you doing? What have you been up to lately? Any plans for this long weekend (if you get it as a long weekend!)?

 

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13 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Preparing to Leave Town, again!

  1. I linked to a story about a book I just finished called “Waiting” – a professional Waitress looks at her life and the stigma attached to her livelihood…oh, and it’s also a “fall spring cleaning” weekend – get rid of more clutter to make room for more stuff!

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  2. High pollen counts here (ragweed season) and smoke particulates, and so I am putting nearly everything through the laundry. No special plans, since the forecasts have been mentioning rain and thunderstorms intermittently. Hope you have a great trip!

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  3. I love the little sharing library. We don’t have any here (maybe I should start one), but they had them in at least one of the cities we visited while summer camping. So cool! Great post, thanks for sharing.

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  4. Welcome back from your camping trip. Sounds awesome.
    I’m intrigued by your library idea. We have a few of these little libraries around here and we’ve found a few good books. These are publically run onjes though, owned by the local library. I gather you are setting up your own. Sounds like a great idea. Good luck with it.
    xx Rowena

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