If We Were Having Coffee, April 20, 2019


If we were having coffee today, April 20th, I’d invite you to sit in the backyard with me. The weather has finally turned and even though it’s has been a bit rainy, the fresh air feels refreshing. As we sipped our coffee and enjoyed this delicious cinnamon bread, I’d tell you how very busy I’ve been and ask what you’ve been up to lately.

We traveled to Phoenix last week for my son’s graduation. It was a short trip, but we were on the go the whole time. Our first excursion was out to Sedona. The scenery alone is breathtaking and I was so pleased to be able to bring my parents to the Chapel of the Holy Cross. After we spent time there, we had a lovely lunch in town, returned to Phoenix to visit my son, and then headed back to our hotel in Mesa. That night we headed out to the Roadrunner Cafe to watch the bull riding. My son participated and although his actual ride lasted seconds, it was a fun night. We headed out to graduation the next morning. My son completed his program and is now a certified Harley mechanic. I couldn’t be more proud of him. I’d love to know about the moments that made you proud. We spent our last day in Arizona exploring Scottsdale. It was a great trip.

I also attended one of my favorite events of the year, the AAUW Book Author Luncheon. It’s always a lovely occasion. My mother and sisters and I attend annually, and this year we brought my daughter and my niece. I’m excited to include the next generation. The luncheon is centered around two authors who speak about their books and then offer them for sale. Fiona Davis and Lynda Cohen Loigman shared their books with us and discussed their writing process. I’ve finished The Masterpiece and have started The Wartime Sisters. I highly recommend both books. I’d love to know what you are reading right now and if you are familiar with these two fantastic authors.


My husband surprised me last night with tickets to the Lee Ann Womack show at Foxwoods Casino. She put on a great show and the theater showcased her powerful voice beautifully. I don’t listen to as much country music as I used to, but hearing her songs really brought me back to a different time in my life. Isn’t the power of music amazing?



Have you been participating in any of the events for the National Month of Poetry? I’ve been active in both the Writer’s Digest/Poetic Asides list and #NaPoWriMo. I do love the challenge of having to write to new prompts each day and always come away with a few poems that make me happy. Having said that, this month-long assignment does not leave much time to focus on any other type of writing. I do plan on getting back to some of my longer writes next month. What are you working on at the moment?


It’s a little after noon now and the rain has finally stopped. I think it’s time to head out for a walk. Thanks for stopping by! Until next time…



  1. You ask what made us proud?
    I’m proud that I stood firm, set my limits and held them. It was a rather difficult task.
    I’m also proud that I’ve been taking part in NaPoWriMo, which has kept me busy.
    I enjoy writing poems, even if I don’t always follow the prompts. This year has felt easier, probably because I wasn’t working due to health problems (on their way to getting better).
    I also worked on participating in two anthologies last week. Hopefully a few of my pieces are selected 😊
    I don’t read a lot lately, but just ordered a book on recovering one’s soul. I promises to be interesting, if you’re into such things.

    Thank you for sharing with us. I’m sorry I wasn’t more present lately.
    Congratulations to your son. I wish him all the best in his professional life!


    • Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful reply. Good for you for setting boundaries. It can be hard but it’s so important. I’m always working on that.

      I love #napowrimo. It’s exhausting but I love the challenge. I also love the community aspect of it. It’s a great way to meet people and find new blogs to read. I try to follow the prompts but some days, it just doesn’t work.

      Congrats on the anthologies! So exciting. Happy to hear you’re feeling better. Let me know what you think of the new book. I’m always looking for new reads.

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  2. What a great positive post! I really enjoyed having coffee with you! Arizona is beautiful. I’m planning a trip there next month, and I’m really excited about it! I do understand why you’re proud of your son. These are great achievements. Cheers to more good, happy times!


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