#WeekendCoffeeShare: In which I have a Busy Schedule

If we were having coffee, I’d probably chatter at you about the blog and social media. I’ve been doing a lot of research into blog and web platforms because of the business, and I’m also in the middle of several things for Part Time Monster.

I’ve put myself in the ring for the A-Z Challenge again this year. I don’t think I’ve officially announced that yet, but I did sign up on the day registration opened. Gene’O and I both participated last year, and it was a lot of fun.

I spent the month of April last year blogging my way through A-Z of girls in children’s and young adult literature. The posts were fun to write (though at times I wondered if I’d bitten off more than I could chew!), and I met a lot of new bloggers during that challenge who’ve become part of a community in the last year.

I haven’t quite settled on a theme for this year, but I’m happy to be participating again, and I’m also happy to be adding in a few posts for Sourcerer.

I’m also excited about 1,000 Voices Speak for Compassion, a project that takes place on February 20. The idea is to get at least 1,000 bloggers all writing about compassion and publishing those posts on the same day, flooding the Internet with talk of compassion. It’s a really worthwhile project.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the week has been a busy one, full of tasks to complete before Mardi Gras really kicks off next week. There’s plenty to do, of course, including a costume ball and a few parades, a school event and a few photoshoots. My friend/business partner Cat and her wife Heather will also be in town for most of the holiday.

The city will be difficult to navigate, and there’ll be a lot going on in work and personal life. Mardi Gras events, my birthday, Little Jedi’s holiday vacation (and departure for about a week), and a business to get going—a website to revise and marketing to handle. I’ve been trying to parse out my blog writing and my work so that the end of February isn’t a calamity.

The costume ball is on Valentine’s Day, and it’s a big party where everyone has to wear a crazy costume. Go big or go naked seems to be the general philosophy. So, that should be a lot of fun. It means I’ve got to spend some time getting a costume together between now and then, so I suppose it’s lucky that I have a few costume pieces lying around. If you live here, you start to collect costume pieces without even meaning to.

Of course, this means that I’ll be getting ready for MoMs ball and hanging about with friends next week, so I’m taking the week off of coffee share. Not to worry, though! The coffee post link-up will still be held right here, but your host will be Gene’O next week–he’ll be posting here and handling the link-up and tweeting.

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  1. I love to make costumes. I’m just like you, I collect stuff all year long. But my big day is Halloween. : ) I’ve never done a Valentine’s Day costume before, but any event with a go big or go naked vibe sounds like some party!

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    1. haha…I generally had costume stuff for Halloween, but these days all of that stuff doubles for Mardi Gras costumes. During the season, especially at some of the balls and parades just before and on Fat Tuesday itself, costumes are the norm. The calendar just so happened to fall so that the Mardi Gras costume ball is on Valentine’s this year, so it should be tons of fun. 🙂

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  2. A Valentine’s Ball – how exciting! I’ll look forward to hearing all about that. You’re clearly extremely busy, but I can feel your enthusiasm and enjoyed my coffee 🙂 Thanks as always for organising the event. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. It should be quite a bit of fun. It’s one of the more, um, colorful events around here during Mardi Gras, and that’s saying something. We went a few years ago and had so much fun—so many crazy, elaborate costumes and live music.

      Here’s hoping your weekend is great as well! 🙂

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    1. Oh, most of the month will be fun, but there’s so much to do! Just got to parse it all out. There’s a local saying—“Mardi Gras is a marathon, not a sprint.”

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