Weekend Coffee Share 04/23/17

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Welcome back to Write On for another weekly Coffee post! I’m so glad you’ve decided to stop by! Today has been a really nice day, surprisingly. Usually Sunday’s are my most dreaded day of the week, it means the end of my lounging and back to the hectic schedule. I did try to take this weekend easier than I usually do though, which still consisted of me doing several loads of laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, meal preparation, not to mention trying to supervise unruly (and quite hyper) children and puppy. All in all, it’s been a lovely weekend though!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that today I discovered a truly lovely travel blog that I am enjoying very much! This surprises me because I’ve never been too interested in travel blogs, not to say that I don’t enjoy traveling, although I’ve only been to a few states and out of the country twice. The blog is called Travelling the World Solo.

Talk about instilling wanderlust in a person! Since I started reading this blog early this morning, I’ve been dreaming of all the places I would love to visit if I had the opportunity to. Australia, Japan, and the U.K. would definitely be on this list! There was a country that the blogger had visited and said that she thought it was unfairly judged (I think it was a Middle Eastern country, although I’m not entirely sure) and I thought that was very compassionate of her. I also think it’s very brave of her to go so far from her home, I’m a big pansy when it comes to traveling outside of my comfort zone. Needless to say, I’m hooked on this blog. If you love travel blogs, you should definitely check it out. Heck, even if you don’t love travel blogs you should check it out. This is the first travel blog I’ve ever read and I absolutely adore it!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that aside from the A to Z Challenge and my Weekend Coffee posts, I haven’t done much more writing but I’m hoping that the A to Z Challenge will keep me inspired long after it’s over. I’m proud of myself that I’ve made it this far without giving up and I’m also proud of myself for thinking ahead and deciding what I’m going to write about for the letter X, which is the letter that got me hung up last year and was the deciding factor of me throwing in the towel. I think I’ve since deleted all of last years A to Z posts. They were just awful, truly awful in my opinion. I think one of the things that made the challenge so hard for me was trying to stick to a theme. This year I’ve pretty much been writing about whatever is on my mind and it’s been much eaiser.

If we were having coffee I would thank you for stopping by, but I really haven’t done much else other than wonder how in the world my two daughters (who are nine and six) can make such a horrendous mess in such a short period of time. I swear I’ve cleaned the living room twice this weekend already and both times the girls have destroyed it less than ten minutes after I was finished. It’s beyond frustrating. Now I must jump in the shower and head off to bed although honestly I’ll probably stay awake and read more of Travelling the World Solo. I hope you had a lovely weekend and I’ll stop by sometime this week to catch up with everyone’s posts. Have a lovely upcoming week!

Weekend Coffee Post April 16, 2017

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Sunday, nooooooo! Well, it is what it is, I suppose. This weekend flew by! I suppose that means I had fun! It wasn’t too bad of a weekend, as far as quickly-flying-by weekends go. My iPhone’s weather app keeps telling me it’s in the 70’s but I’m calling shenanigans. I’ve been freezing since last weekend and I’m just basically ready for summer. Beyond ready for summer! Either that or I need to move somewhere tropical! That would be lovely!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that today was absolutely wonderful! The Mister and I and the kids went to the parent’s house and dyed hard boiled eggs and then had an egg hunt! It was a lot of fun as always and I think this year was one of the most challenging years as far as our egg hunts go. The Parent’s were really getting creative with their egg hiding spots and we even had to do a few “Hotter, Colder” clues. Our eggs turned out wonderfully though and overall everyone had a lot of fun!

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I’ve recently discovered a blog, ambroseandelsie, on WordPress that is an unraveling novel, post by post. It’s a story about a girl who falls in love with a vampire, but then there’s a gargoyle, and then there’s competition and hunters, and, and, and… I’m hooked which actually surprises me because honestly it’s not really my genre of preference but I can’t get enough. It’s (in my opinion) very well written and I’m excited to see what happens next! I do very much admire the writer, she is very consistent with her scenes as far as the whole story makes sense to me, there aren’t any gaps of “Well wait, that doesn’t make sense.” The story is just flowing and I adore it.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that reading this story of Ambrose and Elsie has once again inspired me. I’ve told myself, “I can do this. I can write fiction.” and already the ideas are swirling around in my head. I don’t actually know if I can write fiction because I’ve only ever finished one fictional (based on facts) story that I keep telling myself I need to edit, but that thing was painful enough to write the first time, I don’t know if I can write it all over again. I actually think I deleted every chapter I wrote of it just because the thought of reading over the words again sent me into an anxious mess. I’ll get around to playing with ideas, I’m sure…

All in all this weekend was a good one. It was relaxing, although I have laundry I still need to dry and fold/hang up, sleep to catch up on, mental preparations to go through for tomorrow. I’m hoping this coming up week will go smoothly and stress-free. I could use some stress-free days. Anyhow, thanks for stopping by! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that this upcoming week is smooth sailing! Until next weekend!

Weekend Coffee Post April 9, 2017

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Happy Sunday, Friends! 😄 Ahh Sunday. My least favorite day of the week… Sundays seem to catch me off guard every single week. It’s like finding that you were extremely unprepared for something you’ve been planning for your entire life every. single. Sunday. Alas, it is what it is.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last week seemed like it was a very long week. Friday couldn’t come quickly enough and then once it got here, the weekend simply flew by. I spent most of today laying in bed reading and playing a game on my phone, along with the six or so loads of laundry I did. Yesterday I steam cleaned the carpet in my bedroom and cleaned out from under one of the couches in our living room. I found everything we ever lost since we moved in and around $5.75 in change. I’ll try not to spend it all in one place. 😄 Today I did a ton of dishes and laundry, read a little bit, went grocery shopping and then made dinner. Beef enchiladas to be exact. I’m exhausted.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that in the past week I’ve read four or so ebooks on my Nook app and it’s left me feeling strange. Writing fiction has been my dream since I was very young but I don’t practice it often enough to cultivate my skills. Maybe once the kids are older and don’t require so much supervision… In the meantime, I don’t mind appreciating the wonderful writing of others but I can’t help wishing that I could write the same as some of these writers do. I do feel a renewed sense of excitement at writing fiction again though so who knows, maybe I’ll give it a go.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that having friends on Facebook who are involved with independent selling of cosmetics is no good for my pocketbook! 😦 I have yet to buy anything but my heart stops momentarily every time I look at these lip colors that apparently are supposed to last for 18+ hours. I don’t even wear lipstick… 😮

Really that’s all that’s been new with me. I’m just winding down and preparing myself for this upcoming week. I wish I could take a vacation, alas, I won’t be able to do that for another month or two. I hope everyone has been doing well and that you had a wonderful week last week! I also hope that this upcoming week is productive and enjoyable for you! Thank you so much for stopping by! 💖

Weekend Coffee Post April 02, 2017

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Ah Sunday. If you could see me, you would see that I’m making a face that looks very much like this- 😒. Have I ever mentioned that I’m not too fond of Sunday’s? The day, not the dessert. The dessert is divinely delectable. The day is not. Not to mention the dessert is spelled “Sundae” I believe. I could be wrong. I’m wrong sometimes.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the weather in West Texas is horrid today. Last week we had a tornado warning and this weekend has been rainy and cold. My phone’s weather app tells me it’s 52 degrees and cloudy outside. My daughters have just bundled up in their jackets and taken the puppy outside to play. Children and puppies do things that make no sense to me sometimes, like head outside into freezing (to me) weather to play. Snow is a different story. If there was enough snow on the ground to play in, I would join them. However, this is not the case. I’ll continue to stay warm in my 82ish degree house for now. 😀

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been having more tooth pain yet my dentist tells me that he cannot see anything wrong in the area I have showed him. Having just had a tooth pulled recently, I am nervous. I don’t have perfect teeth, but they are mine and I enjoy having them where they are. I cannot afford crowns or implants so I’ve been trying my best to take better care of my teeth since I had the one pulled. 😦

If we were having coffee I would tell you that as I’m sure you have seen, I have decided to participate in this year’s A to Z Challenge. I tried last year and fell short by just a few letters. This year I have decided not to write with a theme in mind and instead just write. I hope I can stay inspired long enough to see this challenge the whole way through…

If we were having coffee I would tell you that life has been calm lately which I am thankful for. My only complaint is the weather, which I am sure will clear up eventually. Tis spring afterall, it’s bound to be dreary. 😄 I hope that you had a productive week last week and that this upcoming week is all that you need it to be! Thanks for stopping by!

💖A

 

Weekend Coffee Share March 19,2017

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Ah another Sunday gone before I knew what was happening. 😄 The weather was nice today. My iPhone’s weather app says it’s currently 78 degrees outside. I had the heat on earlier though because I get cold so easily.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that this weekend was really long for some reason. I feel like it was a week ago that I was last at work. I’m still not quite ready to go back to work though. I was fairly productive with my writing this weekend. That’s what I’m telling myself anyways.

I cleaned my bedroom again today. Our tiny puppy has made it a habit of tearing apart her pillow and I’ve grown quite tired of coming home to fluff scattered all over my room. I thought about sewing up her pillow, but ended up just throwing it out instead. She has an enormous blanket that she uses and honestly she sleeps at the end of our bed anyhow.

The Mister recently bought a Turbo Scrub carpet cleaner machine and today was the first day that I’ve used it. I deep cleaned our bedroom carpet and it quite horrified me at how dingy the water was once I was done. I’ve got my Scentsy going with some beach smell burning and I’ve got a fan on as well to help dry the carpet. I think it’s nearly finished. I’m hoping by cleaning it the puppy may discouraged from dragging in all of her dirty toys from outside. 😄

If we were having coffee I would tell you that this weekend was yet another weekend in which I told myself again that I would write some fiction. Instead, I wrote a few blog posts, did several loads of laundry, did my dishes, cleaned my bedroom and made dinner. I suppose I can forgive myself this one time for not writing any fiction. 😄

If we were having coffee I would thank you for stopping by! I hope that you had a productive weekend and that you have a lovely upcoming week! 💖