So glad you could pop around for a cuppa. Coffee? Tea? Hot Chocolate? How has your week been? Hopefully it saw you happy, well and full of the festive spirit.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I am not yet in the festive mood. Will I be? I really don’t know. The meaning of Christmas has been lost and it seems to be increasingly a retailer’s bonanza. Thanks last weeks coffee share I have sorted out my nephews present and a trip to ‘Wallace House’ the local arts and craft venue, I have some small gifts for some of the girls at dancing and those at work. The remainder I have yet to find. It looks like this coming week is going to be battling the crowds at the shops. Perhaps I might make everyone paleo balls. Now that’s an idea…. Have you finished all your Christmas shopping?
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I have submitted two of the articles I had to get in, one by the 10th and another by the 20th. I breathed a sigh of relief only one more to go before Xmas. I’d no sooner inhaled than an email arrived with my first one back with some minor changes to make to my article. The exhale totally deflated me. The peer review process is great. So seldom do you get critical comment on your writing and most people pay to have an agent do this. With peer review you get two people who do it for free but they can be brutal. In this case it wasn’t brutal but when you think you have finished something and mentally moved on it is hard to go back.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I sunk into a bit of a depression possibly as a result. This is not a condition that I often suffer and I really feel for those that do. That feeling of not wanting to do anything is so debilitating. Luckily mine was short lived as I had already arranged to pick up a girlfriend to go dancing down the coast. It didn’t take long before I had a smile back on my face although for the majority of the night I had to take the male role. I did get a wonderful quickstep and jive so I left floating on air. I don’t mind dancing the male part as I only go for the dancing so it makes little difference to me and most of my female partners tell me I’m better at leading than most of the men are. I sometimes wonder how many bruises they go home with.
Finally, if we were having coffee I’d update you on Muffin. Roger has not succeeded in getting her a new home and she has quietened down a little. She is starting to do endearing things and although we are not quite on top of the toilet training we are better than we were a couple of weeks ago.
Now it’s your turn…..
Thanks to Diana for hosting our coffee and there are others who’d like to meet you so pop on over to visit them also.