If We Were Having Coffee…

I’d tell you that it’s been a hell of  a week. I sat exams on Monday, left school on Wednesday, spent the last few days working on my resume and grading final papers, and today is the husband’s birthday, so we’re off to lunch with the family and then tonight we’re on to The Nightmare Before Christmas Burlesque, a production that some of our friends are in. Tomorrow, Little Jedi comes home from a visit to his dad’s house, and I have to get final grades finished before then.

I’d tell you that this week is going to be a whirlwind of working on and sending out the resume, Christmas shopping, and last minute details. I’ve been so caught up in exams and in decision making that I haven’t had much time for stopping to think about Christmas. We’ve got the trees up, but we haven’t done any shopping.


I’d tell you that I’m in the middle of reading a totally-for-fun, just-because-I-want-to stack of books that feels never-ending. And that for the first time in a long time, I’m so happy about that rather than daunted by it. Generally, stacks of books are overwhelming. Generally, they mean hours of close-reading and analysis. But not anymore—not unless I feel like it.


I’d tell you that I finally re-vamped my Facebook this week, and I’m adding bloggers over there. I’m keeping some things more private—images of Little Jedi and updates about specific events are a little more confined, and it took me a while to decide how to grapple with that. I’ve been on Facebook since about 2006. That’s 8 years, and it’s longer even than I’ve had Little Jedi . . . So there were too many things to go through individually and set privacy locks on. I fixed that, though, and it’s nice to have something crossed off the list.

I’d tell you that I’m going to revamp the looks for Tumblr and WordPress for Part Time Monster and that I’m considering a category overhaul. Those are monumental projects, though, and they’ll likely have to wait another week or two before I can start on them.


I’d tell you that I’m a little short on words. This week has been full of writing, discussing, and explaining, and my words are running low. And so I’d likely just listen to you or sit in comfortable silence over a cup of coffee and people-watch.



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  1. If we were having coffee I’d tell you to take a breather because it’s only going to get crazier.

    I’d tell you we went to my daughter’s school leavers dinner on Friday night, me and my wife, and my 10yo looked so grown up and lovely and I am so proud of her. I’d tell you that when my wife and I kissed this woman sitting across at the next table made a face and we giggled about it. I’d tell you that the mains was average but the raspberry & chocolate brownie was amazing, and the whipped cream even more so.

    I’d tell you this coming week is the last week of school for our kids and then they’re home, all 4 of them, until the 2nd of January when mine go with their dad for 3 weeks.

    I’d tell you I feel bad for not posting more on my blog but that I don’t have anything I want to post about right now.

    Finally, I’d tell you I love people watching… Love making up stories about them too. Let’s do that while we sip our drinks. ^_^


    1. People are really funny. They just are. I had such fun last night at the burlesque show spending the intermission watching all of the people who were there and catching bits and pieces of conversations. Some were saying fun, amazing, and/or insightful things. Some were saying things that made me wonder what they expected from a burlesque show. lol

      And wow…Your kids have a long break! Little Jedi is out after this week, but he has to go back the first week of January. He’ll be with his dad for a week after Christmas and get home just in time to start school again. I love his school, but the schedule is fairly rigid.

      I’ve been feeling bad about not posting more on the blog, too. I’m starting to post more often again, but exams and decision making had eaten up so much time that I wasn’t even interested in spending the little free time I had writing something else. I suppose that’s one of the reasons that I feel freer since leaving school.

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        1. Ah yes, I forget that you’re in a place where the seasons are different. We’re in the midst of winter here.

          And yes—I think expectations are key, and I don’t think we consider often enough how odd some of our expectations can be.


        2. We went to the end of year assembly / prize giving at school today and my little girl (turning 11 in 2 months) got an award for Excellence in English and another one (a shiny cup!) for Positive Attitude and Outstanding Social Skills! So very proud of her!


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