#WeekendCoffeeShare – Out of Town Guests

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?

Join us for some coffee time!

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Nice to see you all again! This week has been a bit busy, my Aunt and Uncle are visiting from out of town so I’ve been spending more time being social than normal. This weekend I’m going to be taking them out to Astoria to enjoy some time there, and then might also stop by the Portland Saturday Market for a bit.

The strike at work was averted (yay!) so it’s been a week full of all the back-to-school things. In my office it’s a relatively slow time, a lot of making appointments for people and answering questions, but not much else. However, there are all sorts of “Welcome to the School Year” events happening and so some tabling has been occurring as well. It’s always fun to get out of the office and interact with the students differently for a bit.

Next week things will start to settle into a more normal pattern. The family leaves mid-week, and my schedule has nothing special on it. Hopefully I’ll get some work done on a few of the projects I have on my plate, including writing up a bit about some of the books I’ve gotten through in the past few months. I finished reading one of the books on my revised list for the Classic’s Club, and need to write up a post about that. I’ve been zooming through audiobooks this year, it took a while for me to adjust to them, to learn how to be able to absorb what I’m listening too, but now I am hooked. I can listen way better than I can read when I’m on my commute (don’t have to stop when I get off the bus and start walking! Bonus)! I’ve really enjoyed some of them, and keep meaning to write about them (also I keep meaning to write something on this blog that isn’t just the Weekend Coffee Share posts – I loved all the writing I did over Banned Books Week, and miss having more of that regularity here). So, goal going into the next week is to get my writing going more.

What are you up to this weekend? How has your week been?


17 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Out of Town Guests

  1. That sounds so nice to be able to have some more family time this week. I’ve read some of your posts from the banned book week. What are you reading right now? I just finished “Roughing it”, by Mark Twain. Thank you for the coffee, and enjoy your weekend 🙂

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    1. I’ve been listening to a lot of audiobooks this week! Just finished Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl (loved it!) and now working on Julie Murphy’s Dumplin’
      Next up… I want to give Phantom of the Opera a reread, and want to read Frankenstein.

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      1. I’ve listened to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. Try, if you can, to get the BBC version. It’s so much better, and unabridged! 🙂 ❤

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  2. I enjoy taking part in the link-up and will share a Halloween-themed story, as it’s that time of year…I remember as a kid how much fun it was to dress up and get candy – now its fun to give it to others!

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  3. Busy week – not much to show for it, here. Glad to hear that there is not a strike for you to deal with. I’m still excited to be moving in 12, or maybe I should say 11 given the hour, days. I have two someones to help move what little furniture we have, so that is a huge relief! 🙂 My goal for this month is to do Inktober, that will add 31 pen/ink sketches to my art journal by month’s end. Plus, it’s keeping me busy with all my crafties packed.

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  4. Glad to know that the strike didn’t happen. I hope you are enjoying the sightseeing weekend with your relatives. (Do you stick to familiar sights, or do you also visit local places that are new to you?) The banned books idea is a baffling one to me, in that I had full access to all of the books that were in/came into the house. Also, when a book I wanted to read was “too mature” or not age appropriate, my father would check it out for me. Forewarned/forearmed! One does not lose one’s balance when coming across the unfamiliar, that way.

    Best wishes for your settling into a comfortable and productive pattern for the year!

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  5. Hi Ali,
    Great to catch up again. I’m currently watching the Brady renovation on TV and it’s fascinating. I’m no good at DIY and have terrible spacial thinking so I’d be useless working on a project like this but it’s an incredible concept.
    It’s Spring here and the temps have been pretty mild-mannered so far. Haven’t packed away my woolens quite yet which is unusual.
    I’ve been busy watching my daughter in Swan Lake and writing a lot too. I have no doubt that watching the show has inspired me.
    Hope you have a great week.
    Best wishes,


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