#WeekendCoffeeShare – UFC Moving?

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If we were having coffee, I’d be having cider.  Yes, again this week.  To be fair, I’ve been drinking coffee all day, so maybe it’s time for a change.  The pot is there, ready to brew the morning’s coffee and can be turned on if you’d like.

The fights are on TV.  From all the talk, this may be the last UFC card on Fox.  Since I don’t keep close track of all that, I Googled and found that the UFC is moving over to ESPN.  Maybe it’s a good thing, maybe not.  I’ll wait and see. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – UFC Moving?”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Cider Time

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If we were having coffee, I would be having cider instead.  Tonight is my first hot apple cider since around the new year, so it’s been awhile.  It is cold and rainy out.  Perhaps that put me in the mood.  I can get you a cup if you’d like, but I can fire up the coffee pot as well if you want to keep it traditional.

The week was busy, so it’s nice to sit and relax a bit.  I’m listening to Counting Crows.  Adam is singing “Raining in Baltimore” at the moment.  It’s fitting because it’s raining here as well.  There is a line in the song (“these train conversations, passing me by and I don’t have nothing to say”) that reminds me of the photo prompt from this weeks Friday Fictioneers.  My little 100 word story had nothing to do with that line, or the song for that matter, but I can’t help but think of the photo with that line. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Cider Time”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Good Start

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If we were having coffee, I’d offer you a cup of some not so fresh coffee that’s hanging out in the kitchen.  I brewed it a few hours ago, so it’s not the freshest, but it’s still good and it’s plenty hot.  There’s also milk and water or a tea bag or two around if you would rather go that way.

I started last week off pretty good as far as writing goes.  I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday writing on lunch break at work, then coming home and doing a little more with it.  Well, Monday and Tuesday had some at home work, it was Wednesday that I fell off the wagon, but it wasn’t totally my fault. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Good Start”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Day In

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It’s not often I get a day in.  A day to relax, write, play the ole guitar, and let my introvert flag fly high.  Inside… where no one can see it.

Today has been that day.  It was nasty this morning, so I got a decent workout in, took the trash off, put on a pot of coffee, and settled in.  Oh, coffee.  That was rude of me.  There’s a pot there in the kitchen, freshly brewed and ready to drink.  If coffee’s not your thing, there’s tea, water, or milk.  Help yourself!

Now that we’ve got  Thanksgiving behind us, I guess it’s time to look forward to Christmas.  Christmas already!  It’s hard to believe.  There is a local radio station that has been playing Christmas music for weeks now, and I just don’t understand it.  That should be saved to at least the week before, but I suppose there’s a market for it.  I don’t get it, but anyway. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – A Day In”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing More, Running Less

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If  we were having coffee, we’d be at Starbucks.  That’s right, it’s a coffee share on location!  I’ve already secured a large, (they call that venti here, but if you say large, like I do, they understand) black coffee, and I can wait while you saunter up to the counter and gather in your heart’s desire.

Now that we’re all settled in, let’s talk. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Writing More, Running Less”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Busy, Sleepy Weekend

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If we were having coffee, we would have football on the tube and a nice fresh pot of coffee in the kitchen.  Won’t you help yourself to some?  It’s time to freshen mine up, so I can show you the way.  If coffee’s not your thing, we have tea, milk, and of course water.

Hopefully, you’ve had a good weekend.  We have, but it’s been a busy one starting Thursday at work.  It was a long day (and night) leaving too little sleep for Friday, but Friday came anyway.  After work Friday, we went to singing at church, then once home I was wide awake and though sleep would have been wiser, it was guitar time.  I’ve been trying to learn 3am by Matchbox Twenty, and this led to too little sleep for Saturday.  Saturday, I was up at 7am, to get the bikes ready for my daughter and I to go ride for a few hours before the wife and I went to a local college football game.  Home team lost.  Once home, I stayed up too late watching more football and slept a little too little for work on Sunday.  The hour rollback helped with that though. Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Busy, Sleepy Weekend”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Healing Up

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I was feeling better.  Not great, but better.  There’s coffee in the pot, so pour a cup and relax.  And great news, I don’t think I’m contagious at all this week!

The past week has been kinda sucky.  Last Saturday, my throat started hurting.  That stage passed by Monday, then came the sometimes stuffy, sometimes runny nose and sneezing, followed by the now present sinus drainage and coughing spells.  It was a good time!

If there is a bright side, it was all the rest, as I was sleeping more than should be allowed, and was still tired despite it all.  I can call this a bright side because, as you know, I’ve been a bit injured and taking it easy while healing is not my strong suit.

On the negative side, of which there are many, was my lack of production.  I’m referring to writing here.  November is on the way, and I started thinking of nanowrimo as it approached.  Never mind that I’ve never done it, I’ve got an idea to write on, and some of an outline done.  The fact that November is packed full of both work and personal obligations is making me reconsider, but hey, I may give it a go yet.  Even if I don’t finish, it’ll be a start on something, so we’ll see.  That outline should have fleshed out over this past week, but like I said, with the sick came the next to no production, so there’s that to deal with too.  If, and that’s a big if, I give nanowrimo a shot, it’ll be an uphill battle for sure.

How about you?  Are you giving nanowrimo a shot, and is it your first time or are you a nano veteran?  And if you are, how was your experience?

As for running, I’m going to give it a go next week.  It’s been 9 weeks now. so I’m hoping that will be enough.  The plan is to start out slow and short, and build speed and mileage in a slow controlled way.  Oh, and lots of foam rolling and massage to keep the calves from blowing up again.  That’s the plan anyway.

With all that said, I’ll let you go.  Hope you all have a great week!  Thanks for stopping by, see you all back here next week!


#WeekendCoffeeShare is an informal weekly link-up 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.

It is hosted by Eclectic Alli. Check out her post for the week and maybe post a share of your own!