If We Were Having Coffee on the 23rd of March 2019

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Hello and Welcome!  Come on in and I’ll get you a large mug of a very strong French?Sumatra Roast blend, a cuppa tea or some other warm beverage.  It is supposed to warm up out there, but for right now it feels cold and there is snow on the ground.  yes, new fallen snow!  The sun just came out, so I hope it doesn’t last long.  And where are we?  This is a new photo at the top, but you may know that it is from New Hampshire.

I talk about the weather too much, right?  Well, here is some more :)  Last coffee share I was celebrating spring.  And then I drove back the NH.  It was winter for a couple of days :(  But then, right on schedule, on the 20th, it became spring.  And now it snows…  Well, the forecast looks good (but it did two days ago!), so hopefully we will get spring….

It was a busy work week, but not a lot to talk about.  I did have a couple of off hours calls, but nothing terrible.  Busy, busy…

I did a bit of writing.  Some have remarked how many stories I post each week and such.  I do write very fast!  That being said, I started a short story off line.  I am only about 2500 words into it after three days!  Yes, I wrote and posted two other stories and a poem those days, but…  Oh well.

Thinking of writing, if you want a free sample of my longer writing and have a Kindle, I am giving away the Kindle version of The Halley Branch for a few days.

I had massage this week.  It always helps – thanks Dottie!

Too personal, but on the subject of lying down…  My mattress in NH is getting old, so last week I picked up a piece of 3 inch memory foam and a nice cushioned topper.  I set it up yesterday.  It felt great!  I’d love to tell you I had a great night sleep as well, but my dogs and cats kept me up all night.  Hopefully tonight….

Anyway, I have a thousand and one things to do today, and it is sunny.  Thanks for stopping by for coffee!  It was nice catching up.  If you have a coffee share I’ll try to stop by.

The original Coffee Share kind of died out, but it has been revived!  Eclectic Alli is hosting a coffee share.  This week’s share is here. and the link up is here.

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The Halley Branch

An evil 300 years in the making.  A trap set 150 years in the past.

The day should have been a normal “family day” at the Hawkins’ Mausoleum, but a premonition followed Trevor into the crypt. To make matters worse, he couldn’t shake his morning vision of a dead woman draped in a funeral-shroud.

After rescuing a girl trapped in the tomb, repressed memories forced him to reevaluate everything. Was his extended family a cult with roots going back to America’s colonial past?  Was the evil Benjamin Halley still stalking his tomb after 150 years? Was there any truth to the Power described by the family’s patriarch, Miles Hawkins?

Trevor realized that he was being manipulated and drawn into a trap set in the 19th century, and feared that everyone around him had already been ensnared.  Who could he trust?  The members of his own family’s Branch, The Bradford’s, like his cousins Bill or Stan?  Perhaps members of the Hawkins Branch, such as the beautiful but jaded Amelie?  The one Branch he knew not to trust was the extinct Halley Branch.

But the Halley’s were the ones who were welcoming him with open, if dead, arms.

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23 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee on the 23rd of March 2019

  1. Sagittarius Viking

    Sorry I’m s late to the coffee date! It was another crazy weekend. I promise to better myself. unlike you I have not done so much writing. I admire you in that way! I do have a brand new physical note book, of the more exclusive kind, with a matching beautiful pen, that I am planning on writing in. It was gifted to me this weekend, after I wrote about my desire to write in a physical book the weekend before. Keep up all your good writing! You definitely do the right thing being so consistent. Have a fabulous week!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Good luck with your new book and pen. Years and years ago I used to write in pencil or pen, and I have tried to journal quite few times, keeping it up for a couple of months, but the computer is too easy. One thing I’ve found, though, is that I like my poetry better if I write it by hand first.

      I’ve been enjoying your spring photos here and Instagram. I hope you are having a great week!

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  2. Beaton

    Its been a wet and rainy week so hot cuppa is very welcome, sometimes the weather just kinda intrudes
    Looks like you have been busy, if I dont get busy and forget I might pop over and take you up on the kindle offer
    ~B

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It did warm up a little here after I wrote the coffee share, but “warm” is a relative term! I’m sure it would be considered “cold” there! Was the rain all week the aftereffects of the storm? I know there was a lot of flooding Mozambique and some in Zimbabwe. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll drop by and see if you are having coffee over there this week.

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      1. Beaton

        hahaha yep I have come to realise that our definitions of warm or cold are so not the same depending where exactly one is in the world
        The rain was the storm after effects dissipating and there was also another tropical cyclone but this one lived and died in the south west Indian ocean but it created low pressure system ripples that brought in additional rain, oh my gosh! can you even hear me, this cyclone business had me scouting the web for satellite feeds and figuring out storm trackers for myself since our own met department isnt lets just say very visible or is it vocal (which is part of the reason why no evacuations were done prior to the cyclone)
        ~B

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  3. Prior...

    glad your foam topper works. My son just got a new foam mattress (really nice) and even though we have heard mixed reviews – he is liking it a lot.
    I will be back for the book
    and I like the new pic –
    :)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      We got a bed with memory foam built in for our “camp” on Cape Cod and liked it, so decided that doing this was a better way of getting new life out of the mattress – new mattresses are expensive! Thanks!

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              For some reason, Boxers think Humans make good Boxer Pillows, and little cats (she weighs 5 lbs) think humans need to cuddle little cats all night, until 5 when she starts screaming for breakfast, being the smallest critter in the house, yet having the loudest voice ;)

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                  1. Prior...

                    And they know us so well (even tho I am
                    Pet-less) my pups knew my moods better than me! And glad to be dogless right now – need a few years break – so I extra smile when I imagine you and your pack all together – even tho sorry about slee onconveniences – 😧

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I always like to stay busy – it keeps me out of trouble ;) The good thing about my off hour calls is they were fixed in no time – I hate being “at work” all night working on impossible issues… Glad you had a short week – a little down time is nice. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Writing Sparkle

    We finally have a bit of a thaw happening here and now everyone is scrambling to make sure their basement doesn’t flood. There doesn’t seem to be any balance. It is wonderful that you can writing fast, I am usual slow an thoughtful and as a result I haven’t been getting much done lately. Anyway, I too have a busy day. Thanks for coffee and have a great weekend!

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I have heard about flooding concerns all over the country. Thankfully we aren’t in that (no pun intended) boat. It actually didn’t get below freezing last night (33F), so I take that as a good sign… Have a great weekend!

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