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#Weekendcoffeeshare : Hello again, weekend.

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 December 14th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday December 17th at 7am (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!

So, what’s happening for you this weekend?
I have a couple of errands to run, but then plan to relax for most of the weekend. There really isn’t much going on! At least, it doesn’t seem like there is….
One of the things that’s probably going to happen this weekend is that I’ll finish my first listen-through of the Harry Potter series. I read them all ages ago (the last few in the years that they came out), but hadn’t revisited the series. A co-worker of mine suggested I listen to the audio-book, and so I decided to give it a go, and have been quite enjoying it! There are things I had forgotten about, and details that stand out a bit differently to me now. And, of course, hearing them one after another is quite a different experience than waiting a year between books!
Aside from that, there are Cards to complete and get out. I have found that I don’t like writing a holiday letter – most of the people I’m sending cards to are people I’m actually in touch with during the year, so they already know what’s going on in my life. I also don’t like just sending a card with my signature and little else – there seems little point in that. This year I am allowing myself to just write small notes – a few lines – to everyone, but it means that getting cards together to send can take a bit longer than it might otherwise. I’m hoping to finish with those this weekend though. And there is a present or two I need to finish making as well.
The other thing I really need to take some time for is reflecting and thinking a bit on the tarot reading I had done. I’d never really had one done before, so when one of my friends put out an offer to do one I thought it would be an interesting thing to try. Now I want to look through what she wrote me about it and see what resonates, and think about what my next steps are. (She’s offering a deal right now, if anyone is interested!)
What are you up to this weekend?

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#weekendcoffeeshare : It’s BEGINNING to look a lot like christmas!

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 November 30th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday December 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!

Happy Weekend!

I am glad this weekend is here, it’s been a busy week at work and I am ready for a rest! I got invited to a few things, holiday open houses and the like, but I may end up just staying home and sleeping – I think it’s what my body needs.

Last weekend we ended up getting our Christmas Trees. Yes, trees. Multiple. Every year, for quite a long time now (a few decades), my mom has turned our family room into the “Santa Room.” It started out with a few santa decorations, and a small table-top tree. Over time the tree ended up having to be a larger and larger tree, and the collection of santa decorations expanded. Last year we had a tree that was just barely a table-top tree for that room.

This year we went out in search of trees, and landed on a small shop where a guy was selling them for a reasonable price (at least, reasonable for this year — trees are pretty expensive at this point). He pretty much had trees that were nearly 6 feet, and taller. I found the one that we’d use as our main tree – I like trees with character and was drawn to the crooked top on it. Mom was drawn to a smaller one, just about my height (5’7”), and we decided that she should just get it for the Santa Tree. There are certainly enough santas for it!

So now we have two trees set up in our house. I need to fidget with one of them still – the stand it’s in isn’t awesome and the tree is a bit more wobbly than we’d like. Lights have gotten strung up, and hopefully this weekend we can get ornaments on the “big” tree in the living room. I haven’t put my personal ornaments up on the tree for a couple of years, for various reasons, but this year I’m going to.

When I was growing up we had a tradition of adding an ornament to our personal collections, so by the time we were adults we each had a box of ornaments that were our own. Hanging them up is like a trip through time, representations of experiences, interests, and memories.

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

#WeekendCoffeeShare: holiday decorations!

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 November 30th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday December 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!

Welcome to the weekend!!

Sorry about last week – I had oral surgery on Wednesday and just completely lost track of time (mostly sleeping) until Friday afternoon.

This week has been strange. I’ve had an abundance of energy, something I’m really not used to. I’ve channeled some of that into getting some Christmas decorations up – it’s nice to have the extra lights and decorations around. I have one friend who always gets her Christmas cards out early, so I even have a card up already!

I also took charge of decorating the outside of the house this year – so spent some time this weekend putting up lights. I have a few more to put up, but have to wait for this coming weekend so I can have some daylight time. It’s dark when I leave home for work, and it’s dark when I come home from work… I can’t wait for the return of light….

This weekend we’ll get our Christmas Tree, and I am going to get a massage (which will be so nice!) Other than that I am hoping to rest a bit. While I’ve had this strange energy, next week is a super-busy week for me at work, so I want to prepare for that.

I can’t believe that it’s already December. Where has this year gone?!

Alongside the strange burst of energy that I’ve had my brain has been a little all-over-the-place, and I seem to be having trouble focusing on writing this post, so I’m going to leave it here.

What have you been up to this week? 

#WeekendCoffeeShare : Time for the Word War.

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 November 16th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday November 19th 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!


Happy Weekend!

I have NOTHING on my schedule this weekend, and I’m very happy about that. I have an optional thing on Sunday, and I think I’m going to try and push myself to go to it, because I know I’ll enjoy it when I get there.

Other than that I am planning to get more cleaning done. I need to dig out some of the piles in my room, sort it out a bit, and make some space. If I keep plugging away, getting a little done each weekend, I’ll eventually get it all sorted. My goal is to have my room in the shape and state I would like (given the space/finance restrictions that I am working under) by the start of 2019. This means some purging of items, some real intentional thinking about what to keep and what it’s time to let go of. And then, then figuring out how to best store/arrange those things I am keeping.

The optional thing on Sunday is a “Word War” for NaNoWriMo. I’ve had to let NaNo slide this year, there’s just been too much on my plate and health-issues have been getting in the way. But the Word War should be fun, and a good way to at least get SOME writing done. Basically everyone in my region is going to pick one of two libraries to be at, and then we’ll have a competition between the two libraries for who can get the most words written in the set amount of time. This was one of the two events I was really excited about when I looked at the NaNo schedule this year, back when I thought I’d have more success at it. The other one I didn’t end up making it to… so….

When I’ve participated in NaNo in the past I’ve always had good success in word-sprints – there’s something about the small amount of immediate competition that helps push me past any blocks. Usually it’s just competition with myself, can I get more words than I did in the last sprint? I think adding the element of competing against other NaNo-ers (but on a group level) will help me a bit. I have no expectations to meet the ultimate NaNo goal this year, nowhere near, but I would like to get something written – no matter how useless those words might be.

Next week is a very short one for me – I have Wednesday off for the start of my tooth-implant surgery, and then Thursday and Friday off for Thanksgiving. Most of my family will be gathering up at my brothers house for the holiday, so I’m going to enjoy some time to myself in the house for a few days as I recover and rest. Although, the dentist I spoke to most recently made it sound like I might not really need much in the way of recovery time anyhow so we’ll see how much resting needs to happen.

What are you up to this weekend? Do you have any plans next week?

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Tooth?

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 November 9th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday November 12th at 7pm (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!


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Weekend… why do you keep sneaking up on me?!

Last weekend seems like it was eons ago, but the pie-day was very fun. We made apple pies, a pear pie, and a lemon meringue pie! It was a great time visiting with my friends, one of whom I haven’t gotten to see for quite a while.

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Cookies AND Pies!

This week has been a bit overshadowed by the breaking of a tooth. RIGHT down at the root. Thankfully it was a tooth that had a root canal done on it ages ago, so there was no exposed root to worry about, but it was such a break that I’ll have to eventually do a tooth implant. I’m going in to get an implant on ANOTHER broken root-canal tooth later this month (after three years with a plastic “flipper,”) but I can’t really afford to get both done at the same time so… basically… I’ll be trading out the flipper for one on the other side for a few years.

May my life after this be relatively calm in the dental realm….

Other than that, the week has been pretty average for me, on a personal level. Nationally… well… it’s a different matter. I was pleased with the progress made in the midterm elections (and that is still being made) but the news that has come the rest of the week is sobering at best and I’m still trying to figure out just what I can do about it all.

I’ve not made much progress with NaNo this year either… it’s been hard, I just haven’t felt that push of inspiration on anything I’ve tried, but I’m hoping, this weekend, to spend some time just focused on my writing. I might make it out to a few of the write-in’s that are being hosted, that may help me get in the mood, and I’m hoping to make some progress still. Writing is good for me, it’s good for my soul, and I think I need a bit of that soothing I can feel when I have a story flowing through me.

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

 

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Hello November!

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 October 25th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday October 29th 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!

Hi!

I’m happy you could join me for coffee this weekend. How is it already November?
I did figure out a Halloween costume that I’m pretty proud of! I ended up going as Belle, from Beauty and the Beast. Always my favorite Disney character, and it gave me an excuse to get a cool new dress-accessory, and to wander around carrying a book!

Not that I had any trick-or-treating plans, or anything of that sort but… I do love the excuse to dress up, and did have lunch out with a few friends, which was much fun!

We got a few trick-or-treaters, but most came before I got home from work, which makes me sad. I wish I lived on a busier street for trick-or-treating. I have friends in other places that have SUPER BUSY trick-or-treat streets, and I love seeing the pictures they share of the mobs of kids – it reminds me a bit of when I was a kid. I think most of the local kids probably go to the malls, and I think there’s a movement to have parties rather than trick-or-treating.

National Novel Writing Month has begun, so I have a lot of writing planned for this weekend. I don’t have a specific plot yet, completely writing on the fly this year, so we’ll see how it goes…. I have had success with this approach before, and I’ve also had complete fall-apart-years. I’m hoping for a success.  Mostly because NaNo, for me this year, is all about getting my fiction writing flowing again. Just for me. Just for fun.

Saturday I’m going to a pie-making-extravaganza with my food-fun-friends. I’m not sure what all we’ll be making, but it’ll be fun, and it will be yum!

What are you up to this weekend? How was your Halloween?  Are you participating in NaNo?

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Halloween incoming

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 October 25th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday October 29th 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 be at a bit of a loss as to what to talk about. I spend almost all of last weekend asleep, and this week has been in a strange bit of a daze — not for any particular specific reasons, I think I just am at that point when I need a break.

The weather is strange, which is throwing me off a bit. Here we are, the end of October, and I am quite comfortable being outside in short sleeves in the afternoon. We are supposed to be getting some rain (finally) but… still… it is supposed to be sweater weather at this point.

With Halloween around the corner I’ve also been struggling with not having a costume. I love Halloween, normally. I mean, it’s a socially appropriate time for me to wear a costume! But, I’ve struggled with finding the right costume. It doesn’t have to be complicated… it can be quite easy, really, I’ve just been struggling to figure it out. When I posted about the struggle on Facebook I got a lot of responses, and a number of ideas, but not of them quite settled. A cat just seems like a cop-out, I can’t wear the 80’s prom dress (while I could make it a more work-appropriate neckline, I can’t get it to stop shedding sequins everywhere), my renaissance dress is too small and I don’t have time to rework it….

So I was feeling a bit meh this year about the holiday – additionally because I don’t have any plans and will probably not be home from work in time to hand out candy to any trick-or-treater’s we might have. But a few of my coworkers will dress up in costumes, so I’ll figure something out, and hopefully feel more in the season once it gets here.

I do have a friend visiting this weekend – my friend who works with the Forest Service and Park Service will be passing through again on her way to the next gig. It’ll be nice to spend some time with her when I’m not stuck in surgery-recovery mode like I was last time!

I’m also going to be doing some meal-planning and prep. A new doctor that has been added to my “team” is looking at some new methods of treatment to try help tackle some of the issues I’ve been dealing with, so I have to think about how to make that all work and shift my way of doing things to incorporate the changes.

I’m also going to try and decompress some, relax some. The political scene is getting to me, with new things to be upset about every day. I need to decompress some and step away from it all for a few hours at least.

What are you up to this weekend? What does the week hold? Any Halloween plans?