#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019/09/07

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how happy I am that Dorian blew on by without too much heartache and hardship to the home-front and the surrounding areas. We would have the Saturday night college football game on, LSU at Texas, and be sipping some fresh brewed Eight O’Clock coffee. Coffee not your thing? We can probably scrounge up some tea or something to suit you, so sit back, relax, and let’s chat.

Dorian was the first major hurricane of the 2019 season, and all in all, we got pretty lucky. It skirted the coast, caused a little damage and moved on. Not at all what it did in the Bahamas. What happened there was just brutal.

One of the roads we run on had a couple of washouts from Hurricane Dorian.

It was a bad week for running and writing overall. I’ve only managed a touch over 7 miles this week on two runs. Hopefully I’ll get a few more miles tomorrow (Sunday is the last day of the running week of the Strava app) and end the week in double digits at least. Today’s run was rough. I think it was from the lack of running over the past four days. One thing about running, is that to run good and be comfortable while doing it, you need to run regularly. At least I do, and this week was not conducive to that. Oh well, next week is right around the corner.

Then there’s the writing. The slump remains, and I honestly don’t know why. I’ve had ideas this week, and there are a couple of stories on hold that only lack finishing, so I can only ask myself what the problem is. At this rate, I’ll have to change the blog tagline. But as with running, there is a next week for writing too. I’ve come up with a simple plan, and if it works, I’ll tell you about it next week.

One part of my plan to get writing again, is to read a bit more than what I’ve allowed myself in the past couple of weeks. I finished listening to The Shining this week on Audible, and plan to pick up the sequel Doctor Sleep (both Stephen King) on Kindle as soon as I can pick up an Amazon card. That needs to be read before the movie comes out in November, so I’ll get right on that. Also, the end is nearing on Beyond the Gate (David Farland), and I’m not sure if I’ll get the next book in the series. The story is good, but there are typos and little things that bother me all throughout the first two books. I can overlook them, but if there’s other things to read, I may just opt for them. Last, I started listening to The Lies of Locke Lamora (Scott Lynch) and I’m really enjoying it so far.

Hopefully, all the reading will inspire a bit of writing!

That’s all I’ve got this week, so I guess I’ll let you go. Feel free to grab a cup to go if you like. Hope you have a great rest of the weekend and a great week to come!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up hosted now by Eclectic Alli that serves as something of a mind-dump for the week. If there are typos and what-not found here, I apologize, but mind-dump. I don’t do a lot of editing here as I like that it is more a stream of consciousness type post, normally written while drinking coffee, listening to music, and reflecting on the week gone by.

You can add your own Coffee Share here.

6 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 2019/09/07

  1. Glad that you were spared Dorian’s wrath for the most part. Awesome washout pic, though. I hear ya on the writing slump. I’m finally past my yearly slump-out (June-July) and have had a rather productive week in that department. I’ve always found that even in times of slump, forcing myself to sit, pencil in hand, and write for five full minutes (brainstorming stream of conscious) with absolutely not particular direction or goal helps. Sometimes, it’s just a description of what I can see from where I sit… but, the import is that I am writing something. Two weeks ago, I did a little brainstorm (200 wrds) that I’ve been playing toss and spin with since and am now a little over 10 k. I got at least one really solid chapter out of just one of the sentences from the brainstorm. Give it a go sometime.

    I envy you being able to run. I tried back in high school. Ended after a few weeks with me on crutches and an Ortho saying that it probably wasn’t going to be my best sport. I changed to bicycling… really miss that, but where we live now, it isn’t safe to bike. Instead I go to the gym and use the stationary when I can.

    Hope you have a good week, and that you get your writing groove back. Shalom, Bear

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    1. Thanks Bear! I plan to do some of what you’re talking about this week to hopefully get my butt in gear. I’ll let you know how it goes.

      My relationship with running hasn’t always been a good one, but I’ve learned to love it and now it’s hard to opt for other workout options. So much so that in the past I’ve overdone things and ended up hurting myself. Ugh!

      Have a great week!

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      1. I’ve had so much reconstruction surgery on my legs that running is out of the question (except in emergency, then I run!). I’m hoping we get our first choice for move as they have a really nice fitness room, something I’ve missed the last three years we’ve lived in this place.

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  2. What a relief that Dorian didn’t hit you worse!
    Some great books are always a good source of inspirational. I actually tried audible for the very first time last week. My daughter and I listened to a book about a local Paiute Princess. It was interesting, and in line with one of our homeschooling projects. Best of luck with your writing!

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