Coffee Talk: The Write Life, Rain, and Random Bits

Good morning! Ahh, there's nothing quite like the smell of fresh, brewed coffee, and that first sip is like heaven. Pardon me for a moment while I take another sip. All right, that's better.

The Write Life had been progressing fairly slow as of late. My husband's computer died, and since he's in school full-time now, he really needed access to a computer. This means, of course, that he's been using mine for the last four months. It's hard to get any of my own work done when he's been on my computer nearly every waking moment doing homework. A couple of weeks ago, we finally got him a new computer, so I've now been getting reacquainted with my computer. Ha!

I've finally, then, been doing some serious writing, and I have to say that it's good to be back in the saddle. Now that I have free reign over my technology again, I'm really hoping to get some freelance work done for extra cash. Vanished is progressing along nicely as well, and I've finished the second chapter. This is definitely a longer book than my previous offerings which means my chapters are longer as well. I'm excited to finally be working on it more aggressively.


For the seventh day in a row, it's been raining. While I love, love, love the rain -- and understand it's importance -- it's been making it hard for me to walk to work. I wasn't able to walk much this last week, only twice actually, so I thought I'd take a walk when I got home in the evenings. But, it rained off and on every day, making it difficult to walk at any time.

Today, I've resigned myself to defeat and plan on doing an exercise video each day this weekend. It will be a great time for me to catch up on projects and start watching classic and new scary movies for Shocktober. (Of course, you can expect a Halloween movies post in the future.)


Last Saturday, we had our annual potluck bbq, and it was a great success as well as being lots of fun. We had a good turnout this year, and my homemade schnapps were a big hit! I wish I had made more, so next year I will double the batch. This was the 5th year of the bbq and we always provide the protein while others provide the sides. It's a BYOB event, except for the communal schnapps I make, but guests were gracious enough to bring communal booze as well. It was a pleasant surprise the next morning to see the leftovers, so I put them away for this weekend. We enjoyed some seriously nice drinks last evening, so thank you to my guests a second time!


I hope your weekend is enjoyable, and you spend it doing something that brings you joy or a sense of accomplishment. - H.A.


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