Welcome and come in. Feel like coffee or tea? I’ve got both so take your pick and have a seat. In the sun or in the shade? Normally at this time of the year we would be following the sun but it is still so warm that instead we are searching for shade.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’v had a great week.Everyone seems to be well,we’ve had no hospital visits, eaten out with friends, got back to Pilates and for me I have done some creative writing. It is amazing how much freer that has made me feel. Doing all this scholarly writing is fine but it doesn’t allow for letting out these ghosts of ideas that linger waiting for release.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you I went to an amazing 60th birthday party last night. Amazing because it was so romantic. Stuff that only happens in books that aren’t memoir. My friend thought she was working at 6am tomorrow. Her husband who returned from his job as an nurse in a remote aboriginal community had organised with help from all the invitees a surprise party. The food was superb. The cake, out of this world.
But the romance came with her husband’s present to her. He had arranged holidays, now already commenced instead of the 6am start followed by two weeks of night duty and at 5am they would have lift off from Brisbane on a two week holiday to Switzerland. He gave her a backpack and a gortex jacket telling her that would be all she needed for the trip (along with what clothes she could fit in.) She was totally gobsmacked. With all that surprise it came as no surprise that we then danced the night away.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that some of the writing I’ve done this week is for blog prompts: Water Management on Monday, Experience on Memoir Monday on Tuesday, a guesswork challenge on Wednesday which was a lot of fun, followed on Thursday with a flash ‘The Squirrel’ and on Friday for Friday Fictioneers ‘A halt in the Line’ and finally on Saturday for the WP Discovery a piece on Apology. Having done these pieces and some work that has not been blogged it made me realise just how important writing is for my well-being.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you not everything has gone perfectly. Muffin was a nightmare at training on Wednesday night. She was totally spooked and could not do a thing right. The trainer told me that they had planned on putting me up a class but on her performance that night he felt that we would remain where we are for a few more weeks. I’m glad about that really as she doesn’t have the concentration yet to cope with a more advanced class.
Now how about you? What kind of week did you have? Is your weather getting warmer? Done any writing or reading? Thanks for popping by and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Diana for hosting our coffee morning.