If We Were Having Coffee, October 4th

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If we were having coffee today, October 4th, I’d invite you in to come sit at the table with me. The weather is slowly turning and I’m enjoying these early Fall afternoons. I’d ask how you’re doing and share some of these freshly made chocolate-chip cookies. I’d also tell you about all the changes happening these days.

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The first news I’d share is that I’m finally back to work after six months of being on furlough. I’m sure we’d clink our cups to that. I’m back with the same company and in the same role but in a different department. I feel confident after a week of classes that this is a positive change. I’m just grateful to be working again. The cats are not so sure…They do their best to stay as close to me as possible as I work on my computer each day. As we sipped our coffee, I’d ask about your work situation and how this pandemic has affected you.

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Celebrations aren’t quite the same these days but somehow we manage to mark milestones. My husband’s birthday was a few weeks ago and we were able to get together with his daughters and their families. I have to say, this was one of the best get-togethers we’ve had. His daughter put in a lot of work to make it perfect and my husband was very pleased. It was one of those times where the words spoken will echo into the future. We could not have asked for a better evening.

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Because it’s October, I’ve been busy writing poetry again. I took a significant break from my blog since last March and only posted occasionally, but OctPoWriMo is an event I look forward to each year. It’s a poetry challenge in which the participants write 31 poems in 31 days. I’ve helped to moderate a site that posts prompts for the event and try to be very involved across the board. It’s a great opportunity to practice daily writing, interact with other writers, and learn new forms and techniques along the way. I’m pretty exhausted by the end of the month but it’s well worth it. How about you? Are you participating in this event? It’s never too late to join.

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I’m excited to share that I’ve been interviewed by Wilnona from And We Thought. Be sure to check out the website. These are women doing amazing things for other women and on their site, you can see some of the many media appearances and awards they’ve accumulated. It was such an honor to be invited to interview. My questions focused on the Book Review portion of my blog. I will let you know when the interview posts!

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Speaking of books, my reading journey is as strong as ever. It’s a little tricky to find as much time to read now that I’m back to work, but I continue to read each day. I will be posting my review of You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer tomorrow. I loved this novel. It’s definitely going on my lists of favorites this year. I’ll also post another review later in the week. Make sure you check them out and tell me what you think. Also, let me know of any great books you’ve read recently.

 

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Well, I’m off to tackle the rest of my To Do list for the weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time…

9 comments

  1. I go back to work next week after 6 months on furlough – I have a whole days’ training on the new Covid way of doing things, which is pretty daunting. But I’m really looking forward to it – I’ve missed everyone so much!

    I hope your job goes well

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  2. I haven’t been working for over a year now, due to health issues. I’m hoping it gets sorted soon (It’s now more of an administrative thing than a health thing, though every time one health problem gets sorted, a new one seems to appear), but I am hoping to go back to work soon, in the next few weeks.
    In the mean time, I have started writing the first book in my series. Finally. It was time. I am ready.

    I am happy that you are going back to work, though I understand the ambivalent feeling after such a long break.
    I am mostly glad you had such a good time with family and important words were shared.
    XO

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      • Well, slowly, things are getting better healthwise, I can only trust that they are. But I still get days like yesterday where I spent all day in bed, sleeping, cold and in pain :/

        My book… it’s actually going to be a series. A historical/magical fiction series about a young woman coming of age (first book), her marriage and how she eventually leaves the abuse it is to regain her freedom (second book), and the discovery of her true self, of herself as an independent and resilient woman, and Love (third). I have the whole story in mind already, a good idea of the settings and so on (pictures in mind…). I have the outline for the first book for now, the main characters for at least the first two books. I just need to get the writing done (easy peasy, right 😉 )

        Thank you for that cup of tea (yes, I prefer tea, I hope you don’t mind!).

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      • Tea; coffee, hot chocolate – it’s the company that counts!

        Your series intrigues me. It sounds just like something I’d read. I love historical fiction. I don’t read magic-themed as often, but I did write a YA fantasy novel a few years ago. Let me know how you’re progressing. I’d love to read it!

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