#WeekendCoffeeShare: 4/30/16


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this has been another incredibly busy week! Little Jedi is better and running on his usual 12 cylinders, and I’m feeling better in most all capacities—except I hurt my lower back yesterday while I was bathing the pup. Whoops! The new stool we have (because I was clumsy and broke the other) is taller than the other, and it is apparently *not* a good height for sitting down to bathe him. And then my normally docile patient doggy tried to climb out of the tub during his bath, earning him a reprimand and leaving me soaking wet! Ah well.

I’d tell you that I’ve done quite a lot of reading and writing this week—in fact, that has really been the bulk of what I’ve been up to. I’ve started working on the next cycle of grants for the nonprofit. We’re hoping to apply for a few with deadlines in June, so I’ll be doing quite a bit of grant work over the next few weeks in preparation. I was able to attend a really great class on writing more effective and applications earlier this month, and I’m hoping to put that information to good use!

But my writing and reading haven’t been confined just to nonprofit work! I’ve also been doing a lot of work on Part-Time Monster and completing other writings, too! At the beginning of the week, I published a post about the Abita Mystery House and Unusual Collections Museum at Eclectic Alli. It was a lot of fun to share my excursion with Allison’s readers for the A to Z Challenge! On Thursday, I published my first post at a new blog that I’m very excited to be a part of, Field of Letters. FoL is a collaborative blog dedicated to publishing women’s writing on all sorts of issues; my first piece published there is about the Things My Woman Card Has Gotten Me. And on Friday, I had an interview with Natacha Guyot published at her blog for her SciFi Women Interviews.

The rest of the week was really busy writing posts to finish up the A to Z Blogging Challenge, which comes to an end today. I managed to catch up with everyone else, so I’ll be posting about my last witchy woman today. Well, the last one for the challenge, anyway! I’m sure there’ll be more witches who show up in posts here, especially for Monster Mondays! In the coming weeks, I’ll also be returning the blog to a more normal schedule. You’ll see fewer posts here, with Monster Mondays and coffee shares continuing–and hopefully the return of feminist Fridays!


If we were having coffee, I would turn the conversation over to you now, I think! ❤

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. Congrats on completing A to Z. I tried keeping up reading but April was tough month all around. I’m happy to report that I got thru all the posts in this weekend’s coffee share…really proud of that. I am grateful that you started this blog hop, I have discovered some really cool new blogs just taking part. Hope the back heals sooner rather than later and here’s to a great week ahead Diana.

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    1. Thank you! I’m feeling much better, and I’m glad that A to Z has ended! It was a tougher month than I expected, because we’ve had all kids of things going on that require my attention. But it feels nice to have completed it!

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  2. Congratz on completing A-to-Z. I was not able to play this year. Perhaps next year 🙂 I didn’t even get to read more than a couple of posts. Glad to hear Little Jedi is better. It’s no fun when the kids are sick. Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have a great week, too!

      A to Z was a way of jump-starting my writing habits this year, because I’ve been steadily more unproductive until I was only writing a day or two a week, just for a little while. Now I think I might’ve gotten myself back in the habit.

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  3. Giving a furfriend a bath can be fun. When our dog got into a skunk we used the house on her.
    I don’t knowvhouyou do all the writing you do. It takescforever do anything. My Kindle didn’t want to take my pictures the waybI want. . I have take a break from WordPress for awhile.

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    1. Tank is generally very good in the bath, but he just did not behave well Friday!

      I do most of my writing in the day on my laptop, and this month was really rather over-booked. I’m going to slow it down now but try to keep up the habit of writing some each day.


  4. I still have to go back and read the rest of your Witchy Women posts. I think I’ve only read about half of them. AND I’m already thinking of another one I want to write for you…witchy women posts, that is.

    This year was very difficult in terms of A to Z. Last year I had my surgery in the middle of the month but still managed to keep up and it was not emotionally draining for me as this year was. I think if I do it again next year I will pick something upbeat!

    I hope your back is better soon. I’m no stranger to painful backs. I prefer warm compresses or one of those herbal/rice bags that you heat in the microwave. If you have one of those, use that! Feel better!

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    1. My back is feeling much better, thanks!

      I wasn’t able to keep up with other people’s posts and comment on them the way that I wanted to, and I was always a day or so behind, but I managed to get through the month, and that was the thing. I haven’t been writing nearly as much over the last year, and there’s been a steady decline in productivity. I’m not sure I’ll keep quite the same pace now, but it was a good way to jump-start the habit.

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  5. Congratulations on completing the A-Z challenge. I’ve really enjoyed your posts. I read a lot of celtic mythology when I was younger, and it reminded me a lot of that.
    Hope you have a great week. 🙂 Thanks, as always, for the coffee.

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    1. Thank you! I’d forgotten how much work it can be to write every day and sometimes twice a day. But it was fun, too—I’d forgotten how much fun the researching process could be.


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