#WeekendCoffeeShare: In Which I Am Almost On My Feet Again

Weekly "If We Were Having Coffee" Link-Up

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that it’s been another long week full of changes and obstacles and new things, but I finally feel as though I’m beginning to get my feet under me, and exciting things are happening around here. As I mentioned last week, I have just changed jobs and am working from home for another nonprofit organization. I’m really excited about what I’m getting to do for the organization and about the work the organization is doing, too. Now Sam is also in the process of changing jobs, and we both still have a lot going on creatively—I’m working on the blog and the photography business, while Sam is working on several film projects.

I’ve spent the week doing lots of things to prep for the new job and for both Sam and I working from here more often: reworking my office space so that it’s an office again rather than an oubliette; creating a schedule and calendar for actually getting things done; and having my initial meetings with the organization and doing some research to get things going.

It’s been fantastic to be home with Little Jedi this week rather than having to go into an office. Even when I’ve had work to do, at least we’ve been able to be together, and I have been able to take breaks to do things with him as I needed. I’ve also been able to spend some time with my dear friend Cat and her wonderful wife this week, as they visited early in the week. They’re getting ready to move to NOLA, too, so we hosted them as they look for a place to stay and school for the kids.

Thanks to our friends, we’ve also introduced Little Jedi to the Super Nintendo this weekend, and if you were having coffee with us, you’d likely be either playing along with us or just listening to the clamor over running into a Goomba or getting thisclose to the end of the level and falling off of something. I’ve also been reading comics a lot this week—lots of Saga and Rat Queens. It’s been excellent. And this afternoon we’re headed to another roller derby match. Little Jedi is going to meet some of the players, and he’s super-excited about the entire affair. I’m also pretty excited—I’m still figuring the whole thing out, but it’s fun, and the atmosphere is relaxing, s it’s a good way to spend a Saturday.


If we were having coffee, I would tell you to keep an eye out for a Monster Monday post from me on Dragon from the Shrek franchise. You’ll also find the regular Top Ten Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, and Thursday Thirteen posts. Unfortunately, due to space and time limitations, I am no longer going to be participating in The Friday 56. The Monster has a rather rigid schedule right now, and I wanted to free up at least one day each week for spur-of-the-moment posts. I don’t feel that I’ve been doing as much writing in that context.

I am working up a schedule for the next month or so of Thursday Thirteens, as I’ve noticed a few of you have started to play along. My plan, from now on, is to have a theme each month that ties together the list ideas, and those who play along are welcome to link their entries in the comments section each week. Look for the page with the August theme and schedule to go up this week.

There’ll be other surprises, too. You might already see a few of them. 🙂


Link up your coffee posts below, and don’t forget to use the #weekendcoffeeshare tag on Twitter and Facebook!



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  1. If we were having coffee, I’d offer you some of the cake I made on Saturday. Apple and almond (essence).

    The kids went back to school today after 2 weeks off (winter break) and my kids came home on Sunday night after a week at their dad’s. I missed them a lot. I would also tell you that there were no kids in the house today and it was eerily quiet!

    Now we’re doing week on week off that my ex was insistent we do for aaaaaaaaaaaaages. I wonder how it is going to go, both on a missing the kids front and the food/money front, as we are rather skint.

    I would tell you that I had another look at my CV last week, and got some input from my FIL who works in HR. The thought of having the job, I’m fine with; it’s the thought of the interview process that fills me with terror. *sigh*

    And I haven’t written a word since I wrote so much on the weekend of 11/12 July.

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    1. What a time of it you’ve had! I’ve been wondering how you are and missing your comments. 🙂

      It is really quiet without kiddos around—I only have one, and that makes a humongous difference. In the summertime, like now, he’s with his dad every other week, and that’s a huge change from our normal every-other-weekend. We live close to one another, but not close enough for a shared custody full-time, and I’m not sure how we’d all adjust to that anyway. Her’s hoping you guys adjust well to the new schedule.

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      1. Both my wife and I are a bit apprehensive about how it’s going to go. My ex gets what he wanted, he can now ride his motorbike to work the week he doesn’t have the kids or whatever. Apparently a LOT of people do week on, week off and it works fine for them. Well, we are not ‘a lot of people’ and no one I know that separated is actually doing that, but he is the man so he knows… Right?
        I told him we should do the handover on Sunday after dinner, so the kids start the school week at the house where they are for the week and he suggested FRIDAY NIGHT instead. I’m sorry, what? Oh, but a LOT of people do that. Riiiight… Who are those people, that’s what I’d like to know…

        I’ve been around, kinda. Feeling down about the whole blogging thing and the writing thing and trying to find my crochet mojo back; I have a tea cosy to finish for the exhibition on Thursday (I did blog about that so all is not lost!) and I just can’t find the motivation to just sit down and do it.

        I’ve missed you too!


        1. Well I hope it all works out without too much discomfort for you or the kids! Sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you in dealing with it, but hopefully things will settle into a routine for you guys soon.

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        2. It’s going ok so far, we’ll see how we go next week, when they’re with their dad and Mr7 never does his homework because they go visit friends and such. Nevermind that his father is a teacher (at the same school) and they’re both up at 6am every day and his homework takes about oh, 4 minutes to do…

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  2. Sounds like wonderful changes, and a great opportunity all around. I’m glad you have excitement for your new work, and plenty of time for your kid. It will mean so much in the long run, for both of you. Kudos!

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  3. I’m not sure when you changed your blog’s theme–I’ve been really MIA from the blogosphere lately and have been checking blogs mostly on my phone–but I LOVE IT! It’s so clean and slick and looks really nice.

    Best of luck as you switch jobs. It sounds like you had an enjoyable week at home, though. 🙂

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    1. I just changed it in time for the coffee share—am still working out a few of the kinks, actually. Thanks for your kind words!

      The new job is great—it allows me to work from here and to have a far more flexible schedule, and it’s a fantastic organization.

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    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to returning to some more free-form blogging about pop culture and such, so I’m looking forward to making the changes.


  4. I like your new theme. Makes me want to start looking at changing mine. Anyway congratulations on the new job and being able to be at home with your son. He must love it just as much as you do. I’ll definitely be keeping an out for the surprises. Love a good surprise. 🙂

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    1. Thanks! I’ve been working on the redesign for a while and am still working on a few things but really happy with how it all looks so far.

      Little Jedi is indeed loving that I get to be at home more, though of course now he doesn’t understand why I still work even though I’m at home. lol


    1. I’ve been trying to figure out how to open it up a bit in case other people want to join in, and I think a monthly theme and topics in advance might be the way to go.

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  5. I would sure try to play on the Nintendo. When it was all new, well I did not dare to touch video games, I was scared to make a fool out of myself and well do something that my parents didn’t approve of (yes I was a bit strange in that way)
    I hope that you’ll have fun with your new job. I am one of those people who sees working from home as the ideal solution, ok then some people are incapable of working from home…
    I will look out for your spur of the moment posts, those are important.

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    1. I played video games a bit when I was young, but I was never a huge gamer. We play as a family now, and we’ve borrowed the older console from a friend. The kiddo is enjoying the old-school Mario for the first time.

      And yes—agreed on the working from home thing. If it’s something you can do, I think it’s an ideal thing.

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  6. I like the new look, too! Very crisp. I’m glad things are working out for you with the job. You sound fresh and upbeat this week. Isn’t it interesting how we can tell, a lot of times, how someone is feeling by the tone of the writing? Anyway, have a fantastic week!

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    1. Thank you! I’m still working on a few things, but so far I’m really happy with the redesign.

      And you’re right–we can often tell a lot about people from their writing tone, I think—though there are times I wish the computer were better at conveying that!

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  7. I have a straight black if you don’t mind and I shall sit here for a while , not feeling 100% this weekend. I am so glad that the jobs are turning out to be good for you and Sam ! Also it is great that you have more time with Little Jedi ….. the dreaded Nintendo , but don’t the children love them!! Are your friends moving in near you ? Have a great week and look forward to seeing you again next week!!

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    1. Sorry you’re not feeling so well!

      We enjoy playing video games as a family, though we make sure we have time for other things, too. 🙂

      My friends are moving to the same city—they’ll be close-by when they’re here, which will be really nice.

      Have a good one!

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    1. It’s been a lot of fun—enough that we’re thinking about finding our own SNES. lol

      And thank you! I’m still working on some of the menus and widgets and pages and such, but I’m really happy with how it’s turned out, and I’m glad I got to debut it on a coffee share day.

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