Hello and welcome! Come on in and I’ll get you a nice big mug of very strong French Roast. If you’d rather i can also offer you an assortment of tea, cocoa or other morning drink. After last night’s rain it looks like it will be a beautiful day out there so perhaps we can take a walk and chat.
So, where am I this fine weekend? From the picture at the top some of my weekly coffee company will know that I am in New Hampshire. Yep, two weekends in a row.
This has been another busy week. Work was a little less busy than l;ast week, but there was still plenty going on. At one point I had meetings scheduled from 9 AM through 1:30 PM and then a 2:30 PM scheduled. That includes a place I was double booked. Thankfully the hour and half meeting was canceled and two of the others were short enough for me to stand up. And then, of course, i had something planned every night during the week. Not big things, but enough that I really didn’t have as much “personal artistic” time as I like.
This was a beautiful week. I turned off the heat in the house! Even though we had a milder than usual winter, we had some cold in the spring after I removed plastic from the windows and propane prices were double what it was last year so this has been the most expensive winter ever.
As I said, it was a beautiful week and I did get outside a bit. I walked dogs and did a few runs on my own. I chased dogs up and down the hill in my back yard. I did a few outdoor chores. This week I have to mow, which will get me out even more. I’ll also spend a lot of time out of doors this weekend.
Are you having nice weather? Have you been able to enjoy it?
With all of that, I three times was able to turn off all screens, turn on all my electronic musical instruments and just jam out. I spent a lot of time exploring new sounds. One of the biggest influences on my music, Isao Tomita, passed away this week and I had to create some rich electronic textures in his honor.
I also spent a little time reading stories. I still haven’t decided on the content for my up coming short story book! I have almost 200 stories to wade through, which includes some I haven’t posted. I will have the list finalized by the end of the month and then start editing.
I did a little better blogging this week. I don’t have time to read blogs when I’m at work, or at least not many, so I miss quite a bit. If you post between 8PM and 5 PM EST, I might not see your post unless I actively go looking for it. Yeah, that’s a big chunk of the day and I miss a lot! But I do try to zip through the Reader real quick and read things that jump out. Plus I actively search out a few of my favorite bloggers. Still, I have about 1/5 the time that I had just two months ago, so that means a couple of months ago I was reading five times more posts. And I think it’s the same for everyone – even though I posted almost the same as usual, I have had about 1/3 the views as I’ve had on average this year.
Well, I might not have posted quite as much as i was posting in March. I post a reminder for my Week 18 Smile on Sunday. On Monday I reposted on of the very first posts I put up when I started blogging. I missed Tuesday (my lowest view day in over a year) but was able to put up my Week 19 Smile post on Wednesday (check it out and add your own smile :) ). Thursday I posted a little flash fiction story and Friday I posted a longer work of Fiction. Yes, back to two works of fiction a week.
I will likely spend as much of the day outside as possible. Perhaps today is the day I start mowing. And I need to run. The dogs are looking at me saying they need to go out. But I promise to join at least a few of you for coffee.
So that was my week. 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, If you don’t do a coffee post, perhaps you should consider it ;)
The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster. You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.
(Edit at noon – go check out everyone’s smiles! I think there are some great smiles this week! Here is a direct link to the link up. Go take a look!)