Weekend Coffee Share 06/25/17

img_1235Happy Sunday and welcome back to Write On for another Weekend Coffee Share! I hope you’re having a relaxing and/or productive weekend, whichever you’re needing. I also hope you’re staying cool in this weather! My phone’s weather app tells me it’s 84 degrees outside but the Mister keeps it nice and frosty in our home so it feels like it’s about 52… (That’s degrees Feherenheit for those in the world who go by Celsius. I have no idea what it would be in Celsius.)

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I’ve started writing fiction again! I’ve surprised myself with how the ideas have flowed. Maybe it’s because I actually created an outline this time and even character sketches. I’m pleased with the way the story is going although I’m afraid I’ve gotten a bit off track as of right now. I’ve created this whole “crazed person tries to break into woman’s coffee shoppe when I haven’t even revealed the reason someone might be after her. 😒 Leave it to my brain that jumps ahead. I still quite like the story though!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that these mosquitos will be the death of me. I don’t know how they get into the house but every now and then I see a stray one flying by, taunting me. I’m two seconds from telling the Mister we need to pack up and move out of the U.S. Do they have mosquitos in France? I could live in France…

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the Mister finally brought in one of our televisions from the garage and set it up in our bedroom and now we have Hulu! Surprisingly, the background noise has been good for my writing productivity, which surprises me. Usually I can’t write with any background noise at all. Maybe I’m turning a new leaf in my writing, maturing. That would be nice.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last night the Mister and I and the kiddies went out to eat together. It’s been far too long since the last time we went out as a family and it was a lovely evening. Everyone except for our Oldest Daughter was stuffed from dinner and then we all came home and lounged together until bedtime. Earlier in the day I had been quite productive finishing up laundry and cleaning the kitchen. All in all it was a good weekend, minus the Girls fighting non-stop. Oh and the horrendous mosquitos… Did I mention the godawful mosquitos??? 😦

If we were having coffee, I would thank you for stopping by but a mosquito the size of a hummingbird has just flown past me and now I must extinguish it before I have a panic attack. I hope you had a lovely weekend and have an even lovelier upcoming week! I’ll try to catch up with everyone’s weekend Coffee Shares at some point this week! Until next time!

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Weekend Coffee Share- Sunday June 18, 2017

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Welcome back to Write On for another Weekend Coffee Share! I hope you had a productive week last week and a lovely, relaxing weekend! Before I forget, a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads out there! I hope you had a lovely, relaxing day being spoiled by those you love and that love you. ☺️

If we were having coffee I would tell you that this weekend was okay for the most part. I got an enormous amount of reading done, which made me extremely happy! I started and finished four (4!!!) books on my Kindle app, which not only surprised me but made me extremely happy as well! It seems that it’s been too long since I’ve really taken time out to read and I quite enjoyed doing it this weekend. I read Buried by C.J. Carmichael, The Goodbye Storm by Danielle Stewart, Follow You Home by Mark Edwards, and Scraps of Paper by Kathryn Meyer Griffith. These were all really good books and if you like suspenseful and/or mystery type stories I highly recommend the second two books!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I didn’t get nearly as much done this weekend as I hoped to. I was still fairly productive, but not nearly as much as I would have liked to be. It seemed that every time I turned around there was one more thing for me to clean. It was exhausting. There’s never enough hours in the day for me and I oftentimes find myself overwhelmed. I’ll be glad when the school year starts again and the kids are back in school. It seems the school year is far more relaxing than summer is for me somehow.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that my stepmother, whom I have never been particularly close to and don’t particularly care for, texted me yesterday and asked me why she hadn’t heard from me in awhile. I told her what she should already know- I’m an adult who has three children, a significant other, a puppy and a job. Last time I checked I didn’t see her calling or messaging me at all either. She’s one of those who thinks the world revolves around her. 🙄 She put me in quite the nasty mood, a bad enough mood that I was so anxious about having to speak to her if I called my Dad to wish him a happy Father’s Day so I just didn’t call. I’m horrible person, I know. And I’m going to leave that situation at that before I say a lot of nasty stuff about this woman.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the mosquitos here are freaking horrible. I have no idea how to get rid of them but they’re everywhere. Mosquitos are my arch nemesis and I have quite the phobia of them. I don’t know how they get in the house, I swear they’re breeding indoors. I spend 98% of my time at home killing the little buggers and they make my anxiety skyrocket. Why can’t I have a normal phobia like heights or elevators? Why does it have to be mosquitos? I hate them… 😧 (Also if anyone has any tips on how to kill them indoors, please feel free to share them. I’m two seconds from a panic attack. I can feel it.)

If we were having coffee I would tell you that’s really all that’s been new lately. I haven’t really written much because I’ve been so absorbed in my reading and in family life. I’ll try to catch up on everyone’s Coffee Shares this week. I do hope all you Dad’s had a lovely Father’s Day and I hope everyone has a lovely upcoming week! Until next time!

💕A.

Weekend Coffee Share 06/11/17

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Happy Sunday! Welcome back to Write On for another Weekend Coffee Share! I hope you’re having a lovely end to your weekend and a productive beginning to organizing your mind, body and soul for this coming up week. 😊 It’s surprisingly been a cool (temperature wise) weekend here in West Texas. My weather app tells me different and is possibly correct seeing how I’ve been inside for most of the weekend.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that work has been stressful lately. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. 😒 What is it about working with a group of women? It’s like we feel this prehistoric urge to be the alpha female, it’s ridiculous and embarrassing. (I’m not speaking of myself when I say this, I only worry about what I do at work, not what my coworkers do. It sounds horrible but that’s not what I get paid to do. 😒) I feel as though I’m stuck in the middle between two coworkers and it really sucks, they’re both my friends but now they’re just bickering constantly and I don’t entirely think our supervisor knows how to handle the situation. It’s just an unpleasant situation and I hate feeling as though I am stuck in the middle.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I’ve been reading up a storm this weekend! Well, I’ve finished two whole books on my Kindle app, which was nice for me because it’s been such a long time since I’ve actually had the opportunity to sit down and read an actual book. I adore getting lost in fictional worlds. It’s therapeutic for me. 😊

If we were having coffee I would tell you that yesterday was my Oldest Daughter’s birthday and it was lovely! The Mister had to work all weekend but was off on Friday so we all went to his parent’s house to celebrate Oldest’s birthday. She made out like a Bandit with two journals, apparently trendy hairbows, a lip gloss making kit, a Fidget Spinner, and a beautiful necklace from her Grandma and Grandpa. It was a lovely day with Family. 💕

If we were having coffee I would tell you that tonight the Girls and I discovered baby bunnies in our backyard! They are a bit hidden in a hole and slightly covered by grass, but they’re alive and well. They’re too cute! The Mister is worried that the Puppy will try to eat them but so far she’s only been curious to look at them and the Mister and I have decided to keep her inside until he can assess the situation a bit more. They are too cute!

If we were having coffee I would also tell you that earlier a male dog was roaming the neighborhood and he and my baby dog have apparently become friends. 😄 He came to our screen door and sniffed at my baby dog who seemed smittened with him. 😄 They kind of kissed a bit (which was quite awkward) and then he went on his way. He had a collar on so I’m guessing someone is probably missing him and I tried briefly to track down an owner by walking up and down the street with him but he became distracted and wandered off to another family who was also outside. The family said if I didn’t find his owner they would be happy to take him off my hands, which I thought was extra shady but the dog ended up wandering off at some point.

If we were having coffee I would tell you this weekend has been quite exciting and I’m not particularly looking forward to work tomorrow. 😕 It’s hard to work when you feel uncomfortable around your coworkers. 😞 Hopefully the week will go by quickly and then I can come back into the comfort of my home that I love very much. Who knows, maybe more Baby animals will show up next weekend. 😊

I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and I look forward to catching up on everyone’s Coffee Shares! Thanks for joining me this weekend and I’ll see you all next Sunday! 💕

 

Weekly Smile #75

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Ah Weekly Smile #75! I’m truly awful with keeping up with these… Let’s see… I’ve been keeping up a little better with my house cleaning, which is a miracle with three children and a puppy and this does make me smile! Work has been going well enough, I suppose. I have my health, my family, freedom, creative inspiration, all of which of course we should Smile about every day but that I sometimes take for granted. This week I’ve tried to remember to smile even when I didn’t particularly feel like it and I think it’s made a difference!

Weekend Coffee Share 06/04/17

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Ahh Sunday, my arch nemesis. Welcome back to Write On for another Weekend Coffee Share. I do hope last week and this past weekend have been kind to you. My weekend was long and difficult but I’ll spare you the details.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the weather in Texas has been extremely, just, I don’t even have a pleasant word to describe it. One day it’s unbearably hot (which is the type of weather I actually quite enjoy) and the next day it’s rainy and muggy and just drab. Today it was hot, I think, I’m not really sure as I was only outside once today and it was not very pleasant.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I haven’t really written much on here lately but that I’ve started another blog (this is my M.O., to start blogs when I’m unable to think straight and then abandon them once I’m well again.) So far nothing I’ve written on this other blog, Beautiful Things Happen Here, has been particularly light-hearted or entertaining, alas, it is a way for me to release the insanity in my mind as well as a bit about the past that made me the way I am. I only mention Beautiful Things to maybe clarify the reasoning behind why I’m periodically absent from Write On. Oh the emotional turmoil of an aspiring writer. 😄

If we were having coffee I would tell you that my hours at work have been cut for the past couple of weeks, maybe a month or so and it’s been nice having Fridays off with the Mister while the Little People are at school but now it’s starting to wear on us financially. While I’m not particularly looking forward to working Fridays again, financially, we need it to happen. 😕

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am exhausted. I cleaned the house several times this weekend (although you couldn’t tell it now) and I watched a bunch of movies, one of my new favorites being Crimson Peak. I was surprised that I found Tom Hiddleston attractive in this and not at all surprised that I found Charlie Hunnam attractive because, well, it’s Charlie Hunnam… 😍 I thoroughly enjoyed this movie’s plot and do expect that I will watch it repeatedly for the next six months until I find another movie I can obsess over.

Really that’s all that’s been new with me. I’m exhausted, physically, mentally and emotionally and not at all looking forward to this upcoming work week alas, #adulthood. I do hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a lovely upcoming week. I expect to catch up on posts this week when I have time but we shall see.

Do stay safe, productive, healthy and happy.

💖A.

Weekend Coffee Share 12/18/16

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Good evening Lovely Blogger Friends! I hope everyone has had a wonderful and productive weekend! It’s currently 20 degrees in my part of Texas but I’ve got the heater turned up to a solid 80 degrees or so… at least until the Mister gets home in which case I know he will say it feels wonderful for all of five minutes and then he will be melting and inevitably beg for me to turn it down to at least sixty-five. 😄 Naturally, I will but only until he falls asleep and then back up to at least 75 it goes!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am exhausted. I did about six loads of laundry today and the Girls and I cleaned the house. We also went Christmas shopping and were unproductive in finding the gift I wanted to get the Mister so I ended up ordering it online and having it shipped to the Mister’s parent’s house as I’m not sure what days my apartment complex’s office will be open to receive packages. I’m excited for him to get his gift, it’s something I know he has been wanting but with a few extra goodies along with it. I’ll write more about it after Christmas but wouldn’t want to spoil the surprise. 😄

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately and actually finished a Kindle ebook of some 500+ pages in two days! It may have been closer to 400 pages, but it was a lot for me, considering I don’t usually have time to read. I’m now working on another book that has held my attention so far. I can’t wait to see how it ends!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that Friday was the last day of school for the Little People for two whole weeks! I was extremely stressed about where the Girls were going to be for those two weeks because I knew the Mister’s parents were going out of town for a while and I was apprehensive about putting the Girls back in daycare because I got screwed out of quite a bit of money the last time they were in daycare. 😕 Thankfully, the Mister’s mom agreed to watch them for this whole coming up week minus the two days the Mister has off from work and then the Mister will also keep the girls home with him for his two days off during the week next week so the Girls will actually only be at daycare for three days, thank Heavens! Daycare is expensive! As is most things that children require. 😕 I was really starting to get stressed out about the daycare situation, but now it’s taken care of.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I actually remembered one of my dreams last night. 😮 This is unusual for me, I haven’t remembered but maybe two dreams in over a year now. I’m not sure why I stopped remembering what I was dreaming about, but most of my dreams are actually nightmares so I suppose I’m thankful for that. My dream was unnerving and a past recurring dream of mine. I don’t too much know what it means or why I have the same dream periodically but it left me feeling just bad. Getting out and about with the Girls today helped a lot.

I would also tell you that the Girls haven’t been fighting nearly as much today as they usually do on the weekends and it has shocked the heck out of me! 😮 It makes me happy though to see them getting along so well. I wish I would’ve had a brother or sister to grow up with, unfortunately I was an only child, spoiled but lonely. I’m thankful the Girls have each other. My son also let the Girls hang out in his room for a bit this weekend and I tagged along. We watched him play one of his scary video games and we all screamed quite a bit at all the jump scares. 😄 It was good fun.

And that’s how my weekend has gone! I’ve been steadily checking my emails and trying to catch up on everyone’s blog posts! I’ve noticed that there’s quite a few more people participating in the Weekend Coffee Share and I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s posts! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend and is staying warm! Have a great upcoming week! 💖

Weekly Smile #50

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Ahhhh Evenin’ Blogger Friends! I hope everyone is warmer than I am right now. 😮 It’s currently 18 degrees in my part of Texas and I’m only waiting for the Mister to fall asleep so I can turn the heater up to 80. 😄

This weekend has been a quiet one thankfully. Not much has happened, not really anything worth noting but I felt I should keep with this new habit of finding something to smile about, so here I am!

I did receive an award at work yesterday after having received three previous awards over the past six months or so. After you receive three of the previous awards, you receive this special award and also a $50 bonus on your upcoming paycheck which will be coming right on time for Christmas!

Also two out of the three Little People are currently sound asleep! (This is an accomplishment for a weekend night. 😄) I suppose this means they had a good day!

I hope everyone is staying warm! ☃️

Weekend Coffee Share: December 11, 2016

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Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I hope you had a lovely weekend! Currently it is 56 degrees outside according to the wearher app on my phone, I wouldn’t know if this is accurate or not because I haven’t been outside yet. I’m comfortably seated in my warm recliner daydreaming about being at the beach. 😄

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I actually drank coffee this morning before I started writing this post! It was a breakfast blend of some sort with some vanilla creamer (my favorite!). Coffee makes me so jittery though. I’m also sleepy though so it’s a strange combination. 😕 It would’ve been nice to have a banana nut muffin to go along with the coffee, alas, there were none.

This weekend was pretty great. Friday the Mister and I and the Little People went to the Mister’s parent’s house for Youngest’s birthday and it was wonderful! She got some Ninja Turtle toys and we had cupcakes!

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The icing was really delicious! There were small slivers of icing ribbons on the tops, they’re kind of difficult to see in the picture but trust me when I say they were awesome! 😄 The Mister’s parents also got Youngest a Ninja Turtle guitar which she has been strumming on every now and then. It was a lovely party with the family!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the Mister was super awesome last week and not only went shopping for Youngest’s birthday gift but he also got the kids and I our Christmas gifts and wrapped them! It’s driving me absolutely insane not knowing what he got me! He told me though that it’s actually two gifts because you can’t have one without the other and that whatever it is that he got me are things that I have mentioned more than once over the past couple of years and that he knows I will love it. I have no clue what it could be unless it’s a box full of sleep which is something I haven’t had an adequate amount of since 2003 back before our Oldest was born… 😦 I could hibernate for a couple of months or so… 😄

This week has been a quiet one and I’m thankful for that. I enjoy and appreciate these moments with my family and always wish we had more of them, alas, work and life happen. We currently have a pot roast cooking in the crock pot for dinner tonight and I’m extremely excited about that as well because BEEF. 😄

That’s really all that has happened this week. Life has been moving along quite nicely and I can’t believe that there is only twenty (20!) days left of 2016! 😮 Where has this year gone??

I hope everyone has an amazingly awesome and relaxing Sunday and a wonderful upcoming week!

Weekly Smile #49

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Good morning Blogger Friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday. 🙂 It’s 43 degrees over here in Texas with a projected high of 56. 😮 Needless to say, I will be staying indoors today! 😄

Honestly I was sitting here debating if I would even post a weekly smile this week, this was a really hard week for me. Nothing specific has happened to make me feel this way, maybe just a few little things that rubbed me the wrong way. But I decided that I would try my best to find something that truly made me smile.

Thursday was my Youngest daughter’s 6th birthday! The Mister bought her a remote control car which is something that she has been saying for awhile now that she wanted and she loved it! I really like it that the batteries are rechargeable as we already go through an ungodly amount of batteries just from our son’s Xbox wireless controller alone! Whatever happened to the good ole days of reading books and drawing???

Last night we went to the Mister’s parent’s house to continue Youngest’s birthday celebration! Her grandparents got her a Ninja Turtle guitar and a Casey Jones action figure! So far her sister has been strumming on the guitar more than she actually has but Youngest is still having a great time playing with her new action figure along with a Ninja Turtle action figure she got last year for either Christmas or her birthday, I can’t remember which.

I love seeing my kids happy. It’s one of the only things in life that truly make my heart sing and if that isn’t enough to post for a Weekly Smile every week, I don’t know what is. 😄

 

Weekly Smile #48

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Good morning blogger friends! I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday! Last week was hectic! I work retail and we’ve been swamped with projects for the past month or so and it’s only getting busier as the holidays get closer! Job security I suppose. 😄

I’ve had this post sitting in an open browser window for about four hours now trying to think of something that made me smile this past week. Not that I really need a reason to smile because I try to smile often anyways. 🙂 Something that DID make me smile though was that I watched a live video last night done by blogger, Ra Avis, and she mentioned a post I had written that she had read and this might sound lame but it made me cry. Cry in a good way of course. I was in awe that something I wrote stuck with somebody, that my words weren’t just fleeting. It’s hard to explain. It made my 💖 happy. 😊

Then this morning I suppose I was feeling a bit strange, a bit sullen, a bit sad (it’s just this winter weather. It gives me a bit of the blues.) and my Mister (my significant other for those who are new to the blog) posted something sweet on my Facebook wall while I was asleep and it made me smile when I saw it. I think after four years of being with him I’m finally getting used to his kindness and his love for me after having been burned so much in past relationships. It’s a nice change. 😊

Really that’s all I’ve got. They may not seem like huge things to smile about, but they both made me incedibly happy! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and has a lovely upcoming week! 💞