#WeekendCoffeeShare: In Which We Are Transitioning

weekendcoffeeshare

If we were having coffee, we’d be curled up on the couch, or perhaps perched on a chair in the office. It’s very sunny in there, and it makes a good place for a morning cup of coffee. On second thought, though, we’d likely be in the living room; I’ll be spending a good part of the day in the office working, so I’ll just be out here for now, thanks.

The week has been relatively calm, all things considered. On Monday Little Jedi returned to school, and Sam went back to work at an office for the first time in a few months. Monday got a bit hectic—my car battery died when I went to pick up Little Jedi, and Sam had to leave his first day of work early to come help me deal with getting the car to a shop and getting a new battery.

The rest of the week was much smoother, though. I’ve started getting up at 6:30 and using that time to hang out with Little Jedi and Sam before they go their separate ways and then puttering about a bit and doing yoga—and I still manage to sit down and work by 9:00 on most days. I’ve had to make myself a schedule for getting work done here, otherwise I’d never manage it.

Little Jedi seems to be adjusting well to school. We’ve had a few interesting conversations this week—on Tuesday, they read a book in art class about Frida Kahlo and started working on self-portraits, and we’ve had fun talking about that project. Sam’s job is going well, too—he seems to like the work environment, and the job comes with a few perks. Unfortunately, his new schedule does mean that he’s back to working on film stuff on the weekends and evenings, so he’s busier than before.

This evening, Sam and I are going to see a production of Flowers in the Attic on stage, and I’m really excited about it. It’s the one V.C. Andrews novel that I read, and it was definitely a brain-twister. I vaguely remember seeing the film, but that was a long time ago. I remember the story well, though. We’ve a friend in the production, and it’ll be fun to see her performance. Aside from that, it’s all work around here this weekend. I’m working on some grant writing opportunities for the nonprofit, advertisements for the photography business, and writing projects for the Monster.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell that I posted my first ever comics post this week, a review of the Rat Queens series. I also put together the last two pages that I wanted to build for the Monster (for now, at least!): a page with links to my posts on other blogs and a page with links to posts I’ve done for blogathons and events. You can also catch me right here on Monster Monday this week, talking about  one of my favorite newly-discovered female monsters.

I’d also tell you about a new plan that is in the works—-October is going to be a totally creepy, totally horrific, totally Halloween-y month around here. Some of our regular contributors will be writing posts, and there’ll be posts from new, never-published-at-Part-Time-Monster bloggers, too!

And now, I’m off to share coffee with some of you fine people. 🙂 Link up your coffee posts below, and don’t forget to use the #weekendcoffeeshare tag on Facebook and Twitter!

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  1. Car batteries always die at the worse times! Glad u worked it out. Hope you enjoy “Flowers”. I loved the book but wasn’t as thrilled with the film but then I usually like the book better in most stories! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. They do! It’s like they just know.

      We actually post-poned our trip to the show, as it was sold out, but we’ll be going next weekend! I agree with you on the movie—I didn’t like it as well as the book, but that’s usual for me.

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  2. As always your week has kept you and yours busy! I’m not looking forward to the end of summer at all, so October can wait on me while I try to enjoy the warm days that remain here. 🙂

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    1. The weeks seem to go by so fast these days, and they are indeed quite busy! It’s funny how much faster time goes by as you get older.

      We’re still dealing with heat waves, though not quite as bad as the last few weeks, when the heat index got up to 125, so we’re ready for some cooler weather!

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  3. It sounds like you’re getting into a new routine that works for you!

    I’m looking forward to October, too. I actually thought of another post for you. I’ll be talking to you about it!

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    1. I am, and it’s nice. The routine is really helpful in that it reinforces the idea that even though I’m home, I’ve got work to do.

      And looking forward to what talking with you about your post idea! 🙂

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  4. I would love to see Flowers in the Attic on stage! I’ve watched the movie about a billion times, didn’t know about the book though, I bet it’s better. Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year, I’m excited to see what you do around here. Thanks for the coffee 🙂

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    1. Oooh, the Flowers in the Attic book is terribly creepy. V.C. Andrews made a career on writing books in that vein, but FitA is the most popular of her books. Definitely worth picking up if you liked the movie.

      I’m excited about October, too—got lots to do before then, though!!

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