#WeekendCoffeeShare: 4/23/16


If we were having coffee, we’d be curled up on the sofa,Tank sitting behind me, perched on top of the cushions with his head around my shoulders like a wee dragon. Little Jedi and his friend, who slept over last night, are in the middle of a Nerf war, so it might be wise to avoid the hallway where they’re readying for battle. We’d have to have our coffee chat early in the day, as we’re making a quick day-trip to a birthday party for Little Jedi’s cousin.

I would tell you that this week has been a better one than last week, and I’d thank you for being so understanding and helpful during last weeks’ whinging moments of utter honesty. Being so honest about the slump that I’ve been in seemed to help quite a bit—as did the fact that I am finally feeling better this week. I’ve gotten my allergies under control again, which is good as they were driving me bananas. Both Sam and Little Jedi have finally gotten rid of their coughs, so I haven’t had to worry as much about that. I even managed to take the pup for a half-hour walk (with Little Jedi in tow!) a few days this week, giving us some (much needed) shared exercise time. Little Jedi was feeling up to soccer this week, too, and I finally made my way around to the housework that I’d been neglecting.

I also managed to be pretty productive on the blogging front this week, and not just on the Monster. I kept up with A to Z posts here this week, and I had a lot of good conversations with you guys about witchcraft, gender, and culture. But A to Z posts weren’t the only things I published this week! I made a guest appearance for A to Z at Eclectic Alli to chat about cruising the Mississippi River on the Creole Queen. (Pssst!! I’ll also be there on Monday with a post about the Unusual Collections Museum in Abita Springs!) I also guested at HastyWords this week, sharing some thoughts about the word “real” for her Be Real series. And on Thursday I finished up an interview with Natacha Guyot, which will appear on her blog this coming week. (Psssttt…Special thanks to all you wonderful people who have hosted my writing!)

I would also tell you, if we were having coffee, that I was incredibly sad to see 2016 take another music legend. Prince was one of the most groundbreaking, sexy, capricious musicians ever. He was beautiful and terrible. And that’s not hyperbole. Honestly, I’m going to need this year to stop killing off pop culture icons. Please and thank you.

And, oof, that Nerf dart to the gut reminds me that I have kiddos in the house, and we have an adventure still to take this afternoon. Time for me to get off this big purple couch and hop to it!


Link up your coffee posts below—just keep these things in mind!
1. Posts should be framed as a chat over coffee or some other beverage.
2. Posts should be current.
3. Links go on the link-up, not in the comments section.
4. Comment and share each others’ posts using #weekendcoffeeshare on Facebook and Twitter!



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  1. You had another busy week, Diana. Wonderful to know you feel better. 🙂 Thank you for your visiting my posts and giving me encouraging comments. You have created such a creative weekend theme and a wonderful community around the weekend coffee share. I will continue visiting them. Mine will be up shortly. 🙂

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    1. I did! Busy weeks seem to be the way of it around here.

      So glad you’re enjoying the coffee share! I’m hoping to stop by everyone’s posts today and say hello.

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    1. It was a productive week, which was really nice.

      It’s definitely been an odd year, with so many talented stars gone already, and it’s just April!


  2. So glad you are feeling better and your allergies are under contol. That is very painful, I find hard to handle. The exercise walking Nerf did you both good. Because of the storm Kato is unhappy as there is no walk. Out side of two photo posts I haven’t done much blogging the last week. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you! The allergies can be a right pain, but they seem to be under control now.

      Our pup gets unhappy in the stormy weather, so I understand Kato’s reaction. Hope the weather got better and he got some outside time!

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  3. Sounds like a very busy blogging week! I saw a little of it, like chatting with you about paddle boats, but I had little reading time this week so I missed most of your posts. I’m glad you’re feeling better, and that the whole family is as well.

    I hope you have a great week coming up!

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    1. Thanks!

      It was very busy week indeed! I missed a lot of posts, too, because I was pretty busy on other fronts. I think bloggers get that, though. We all have less time to read each others’ writing than we’d like.

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  4. Being honest about our problems seems to be a great way to get them out of the way. I am glad that things are overall better for you.
    This year is definitely a strange one death wise. Prince’s passing has left a far lesser mark upon me than the others, but I think that’s because my mom died only 2 months ago and I am still having a hard time realising that she is no longer there.
    I’ll have to catch up on your guest posts, eventually… I am so behind on replying to comments, visiting A to Z blogs etc. I do hope that I will be an acceptable coffee sharer this week.
    Have a great weekend!

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    1. I am so far behind on reading blogs! I feel as though I don’t do nearly enough of it, but then again I also think that most bloggers understand that we’re doing so much writing that we can only occasionally catch up with the reading.

      It has been such an odd year, especially in regards to the celebrity deaths we’ve seen already. I imagine it probably is difficult to be as affected by them if you’ve lost a parent or someone else close to you. Hope you’re doing ok. ❤

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