#WeekendCoffeeShare: 3/5/16


If we were having coffee, we’d sit in the calm before the storm, enjoying the quiet of having only one little boy in the house before there are two little boys in the house. Little Jedi is having a sleepover tonight, and I suspect that there will be loud feet running up and down our absurdly-long hallway, pew-pew noises from the video games, and lots of little boy chatter.

I’d tell you that this week has been up and down for me, but it’s heads and tails above last week. I didn’t manage to read or share Throwback Thursday posts this week, which is something I’ve really been enjoying in the past few weeks. I barely managed to answer comments this week—but I did! I also did some work on a few upcoming guest posts, but I haven’t been nearly as productive on the writing front as I’d wanted.

But even if I wasn’t terribly productive in blog-land, I did manage to do quite a bit. The cleaning, of course–because laundry is the never-ending story, dust materializes overnight, and Tank loses enough fur every week to create another pup. The middle of the week brought a flurry of things to do for the nonprofit, and I had quite a few little errands to run, things I’d been neglecting. I also managed a visit to my regular doctor, who has put me back on birth control in an attempt to curb the PMDD symptoms I’ve been experiencing.

This week I’ve got quite a few things to do—I’m taking a short grant-writing class on Tuesday, and during the rest of the week I have somethings to do for an upcoming event for the nonprofit. I’m also hoping to use the week to do more writing than I have recently, and to that end I’m going to spend part of the weekend setting up some writing goals. This week is also our second wedding anniversary, so there may be anniversary shenanigans in store.

I would tell you that we’re not having a big anniversary celebration or giving each other lavish gifts this year. Maybe that’s in our future–maybe not. But we’re happy with small things, creature comforts and shared experiences, and that works well for times when lavish gifts aren’t in the (debit) cards. Mostly, I’m just happy to have a partner who supports me when I need supporting and loves my kiddo like his own, someone whose lifestyle is so utterly suited to mine. Especially one I find so attractive. 😉

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I need to get going—I don’t want to miss out on reading coffee posts this week, but my afternoon may be quite a busy one! Link up your coffee posts below, and don’t forget to use the #weekendcoffeeshare tag on Facebook and Twitter!




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  1. Oh my God, I totally understand about the dog hair! Lola is shedding like crazy and all over every surface in the house *sigh*

    Congrats on the anniversary and good luck with the sleepover 🙂

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    1. haha…The sleepover was nice. Looking forward to the anniversary—I think we may go and visit some of the odder museums around here, like the Museum of Death and the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.


  2. Congratulations on your anniversary. Your relationship sounds so solid and beautiful and loving and I’d say you are lucky except that I know that there is no luck involved. My husband and I have celebrated 24 years and still feel as you do (most of the time) although my husband claims that he is suffering from EOG (early onset grumpiness). I have to admit we both forgot our first anniversary (reminded when SILS rang to congratulate us) and everyone since but we both feel every day is more important than being nice on one day only.
    Hope you get your writing goals set and that you have time to act on them. It sounds as though you are fairly busy. Enjoy the sleep over and have a good week.

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    1. Thank you so much! Sam and I are both on our second marriages, but everything about life with him feels different. My first marriage ended because I felt very forced into it after getting pregnant out of wedlock, and his first marriage ended when his ex-wife came out of the closet. We have our pasts, but they make us work better together.

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        1. It is…Although she lives in the same city! 🙂 That’s nice in itself, though. I met Sam when I was visiting for his sister’s birthday party here in New Orleans, and several years later I moved here and we got married.

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  3. Congrats on the anniversary. You are perfectly right about the gift thing. Material things don’t matter. It’s the little thing, the ones you can’t wrap up in a box, that are important.

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  4. Congratulations on your anniversary. We have been married for over 60 years and seldom celebrate except going out for dinner. I don’t know how you write the number of blogs. I enjoy reading them this week. I have couple of books Iwant to read and suspect I will do that first. Thanks a lot for hosting this event.

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    1. Thanks! We’re just at 2 years, so 60 sounds marvelous and a little daunting; I think we’re up to the task, though. 🙂

      Glad you enjoy the link-up! I try and keep up with the posts each weekend, but I can’t always, and that’s really where my blog reading time for the week always goes. I need to get a better system going.

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  5. Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary! My husband and I keep our anniversary celebrations simple and light with more emphasis on just being together than on spending money. I think it’s the best way to go. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!

      Sam and I appreciate lavish gifts and would probably give them to one another given the budget to do so, but we also just enjoy being together and doing something fun, so the lack of budget doesn’t bother us too much. 🙂


  6. Where does the dust and the dust bunnies come from? It is true they do seem proliferate overnight. And I always wonder how is that my Golden Retriever is not completely bald, as much hair as he loses in one day. Hope you have a Happy Anniversary week!!!!!

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