Hello and Welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice strong French Roast! I also have an assortment of teas if you’d rather have a cuppa. Oh, and this is “untainted” French Roast! (I talked about “tainted grinds” last week) I assume it’s a beautiful day here so I am out doing stuff. Why assume? For the first time ever I am writing my coffee post on Friday night and scheduling it to be posted in the morning. If things are good I plan on leaving the cottage first thing in the morning and going out and spending most of the day away from the computer.
A few orders of business to clarify that last paragraph. By the picture some of you may realize that I am on Cape Cod this weekend. Yeah, now you may get why I want to be outside! Also, I doubt if anyone remembers from when I announced it last year, but today is my birthday! So,explains why I don’t want to spend my whole birthday sitting in front of a computer, though in the end I bet it still happens. Oh well. One thing I know, there’s always a party on my birthday, only I’m usually not invited to it.
I know I sound like a broken record, but it has been a busy week. One thing, I changed hours a little so I start an hour later. Not a big deal, but that means I get home an hour later. I’m not going to bed much later (I was getting far too little sleep), so I lose an hour of free time a day. Work has been delightfully busy, which means I have few breaks to sit back, relax, write, read, etc. I’m doing work business 100% of the time instead of, say 80% like in the recent past. So no more reading the blog when I’m on a break because there are no breaks (OK, I take 2 walks a day to stretch and think, but NOT read). Sounds trivial, but it adds up.
One down point of my limited time is I haven’t been writing as much. So my blog has been mostly reposts.
This last week I put up quite a few reposts of scary/spooky/creepy/supernatural stories to celebrate Halloween. I started the week on Sunday with a repost of a short, slightly humorous zombie story. On Monday I reposted a story about an early spring hike gone wrong. Tuesday I posted what many thought was the scariest of the bunch, a repost of a story about something found on the beach. I brought back the first Frank story to start Wednesday (Frank was a popular series my first year of blogging). I finished out Wednesday with the voice mail message from hell. On Thursday I had a repost of something I put for Halloween last year, something that digs up history back to the Salem Witch Trials. I woke up Friday wanting to write and post something. I had a few ideas, but nothing written. I sat down and very quickly wrote a social media story. I then put up a quick story about spiders (sort of) Later I wrote and posted a story about a trip to the cabin in the woods. I have to admit that I didn’t have a lot of time so these were written as quick as I could type and posted immediately after, typically 15 minutes from first word down to being posted. I hope they came out as creepy as the earlier ones. I think so, but I’ll let you decide.
So, wow, I’m assuming I’m outside right now. Perhaps walking on Chapin Beach or running on the rail trail. Maybe I’m taking a long walk in the woods as you’re reading this. But of course, you’re with me and we have our mugs of coffee or tea, so I hope your enjoying this nice cool Cape day.
And how about you? How has your week been? I hope it was good! If you do a coffee post I’ll try to catch up most likely on Sunday or Monday, though no promises. If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
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