Weekend Coffee Share: 7th May 2016

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You are safe to come in this week. Come in and have a cup of your choice or a drink of your desiring. All is on offer today.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that my Mum is home from hospital and managing again on her own. The injection she had in her hip seems to have stopped the pain in its tracks and apart from horrendous facial bruising she seems a little frailer but much the same as she was before this pain started. Roger continues to wait for his pain to return but is fine at the moment. Me I couldn’t be healthier (and I’ve just touched wood).

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© irene waters 2016

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that Bundy and Muffin are both fine. Bundy’s health issues seem to have resolved with the pills he is now on and he is bouncing around like a two year old. Muffin is growing up and starting to be reasonably obedient. She does very well at training school as she enjoys learning new things.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I continue to work on my thesis. It is almost there and I hope that by the end of the weekend I will have a completed article to give to my Supervisor at 2pm. It is looking good and I’m quite proud of my formatting. I just hope it prints out the way it looks on the screen. These things have a habit of shifting about.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that there is a new Times Past prompt for any who want to partake but I will warn you the topic could be sensitive and I believe will definitely have generational differences but it may be a hard one for some to participate in. Don’t if it brings back hurtful memories. The prompt next month will be much pleasanter a topic. This month though the topic is Punishment.

If we were having coffee I’d also tell you that I am participating in Memoir Monday. I am going to do it on Tuesday however and if you wanted to take part you could do it whenever you like. This is a forum started by Lisa where we talk memoir writing. It can be about any topic you like regarding memoir and the more conversations the more we will all get out of the sharing.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I had a lovely day today at the Cooroy Fusion which was a showcasing of all Cooroy, a small rural township closeby, has to offer including a wonderful showing of orchids and woodwork. I went with a friend and had a lot of fun.

Don’t you just want to cuddle that dog. There was some simply amazing pieces of  work in the wood work show but I’m sure over time you’ll see them.

Well that’s enough about me. What has been happening with you. Are you having perfect weather also for this time of year. I can’t believe how warm it is for May. It is still weather suitable for swimming and that is weird. Thanks Diana for hosting our coffee morning. 

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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18 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share: 7th May 2016

  1. shanjeniah says:

    Oh, do I have things to say about punishment…as a former child, and as a current mother who’s made very different choices, for deeply held reasons.

    I want to snuggle all those canines!

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    A lovely catch-up, Irene. Thanks for all the news. The picture of the dogs is priceless since Bundy has a long-suffering look on his face Good news that your Mother seems to be on the mend – I’m sure that is a great relief to you.
    I am getting ready to send in the final copy of my third book to Create Space. I have a cover – cover reveal in a couple of weeks and then the dreaded marketing begins. I am now working on two books – the fourth mystery but also a historical novel about the oldest surviving passenger on the Mayflower, Mary Allerton Cushman. What a lot of research! But having grown up in Plymouth, MA, and worked at a tour guide at Plimoth Plantation, I feel comfortable with the topic!
    Weather here is slowly trending to summer – I’ve been swimming outside for a couple of weeks. Pool temp was just a bit chilly when I started (59).

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    • Well done Noelle. I have a lot of reading to do when I’m finally finished and your two are on it. The historical novel sounds great. Poor Bundy – he has such a hang-dog face but really he is as happy as. Mum getting better is a relief. I’m glad you’ve moved into summer and swimming even. Our summer doesn’t seem to be ending this year although it is cooler at night. Talking of moving – is your daughter closer to you now?

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  3. We had a reasonable amount of rain yesterday here in Orange County, California. Don’t know if you’re hearing about out drought, but we are certainly aware, and so very glad to have had rain in May as we’re just about to enter our dry season. Might yet get a bit more rain. Otherwise it will hold off till late next autumn or early winter. A long season of dry out here.
    The pooches look very well in their picture. Were you holding treats out of site? Muffin looks like a stuffed toy and Bundy looks like he is part bloodhound or beagle – is he?
    The best was to hear that your Mum is doing so much better, that Roger feels well, and that your thesis is so near to completion.

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    • Glad you got rain. I hadn’t heard of your drought although I know California is generally dryish. We have been hearing about the fires in Canada and I thought that doesn’t bode well for the wild fires that I think California often experiences. Hope you get enough rain to break the drought and wet the foliage so you don’t get any problems.
      No out of sight treats were used in this photograph. Muffin is training up nicely and will sit and stay. Bundy, thinking that Muffin will be rewarded whenever he hears the word Muffin tends to do the command also so he too can be rewarded. Sadly for him I am now on the intermittent reward schedule so he often does it in vain.
      Yes the last three things are all yahooing news. You’ll hear me over there when I finally submit.
      Happy Mother’s Day.

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  4. Glad to hear everyone is feeling healthy (or healthier). Muffin is so big! I’m looking forward to seeing all the posts for Times Past. They should be…interesting. I do think generation will be the biggest factor in this one. We’ll see.

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  5. macmsue says:

    A very skilled carver made that little dog with its perfect black nose.

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  6. Sherri says:

    So good to catch up again here with you my friend. Love the photo of Muffin and Bundy…butter wouldn’t melt! I hope you got your work turned in, so proud of you! And also the great news about your mum, Roger, and of Bundy too…and you, you stay healthy, okay? ❤

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    Ahhh…I feel like I just sat down with a good friend and caught up over coffee after being away. I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s pain, and Roger’s too. Yes! Knock on wood and stay pain-free. Muffin and Bundy look grand. I can just imagine Muffin gnawing on the darling wooden pup. Thank you for the coffee!

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