If We Were Having Coffee – Extra Time, #1000speak, and New Friends

Good morning! If we were having coffee you would probably be a little surprised by my good mood. I know I am! But this past week was pretty good. I was very productive and that damn groundhog was wrong. We are seeing spring-like weather around here and warm weather always puts me in a good mood.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that, last Monday, I thought the week was going to be a busy one. I had a new class of employees to train along with my usual work duties along with trying to get through Blogging 201. I was honestly overwhelmed from the start. Turns out though, those new employees didn’t need to be trained by me so I gained a couple hours a day of free time everyday. Well, not “free time”, lets call it “extra time”.

I used my extra time mostly for writing of course but I also re-evaluated this here blog and got it looking nice. I have more to do, I have to correct some mistakes I made early on, i.e. too many categories, misspelled tags, ect. and much more but I am happy with the progress. When your corner of the internet looks the way you want, you want to be there more, and so do other people.

Speaking of blogging, if we were having coffee I would tell you that I think I figured out what I am going to write about for #1000speak for Compassion, coming up on the 20th. I want to do a three part thing on kindness. It will all be in one post but I’d like to do something on being kind to others, especially those who cannot return the favor. Being kind to those who don’t deserve it, because they are the ones who need it the most. And being kind to yourself, you know, because we are all just doing the best we can.

I don’t know if it’s too early to announce that but I am just too excited to keep it to myself.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I also think I have made a few new friends, or I am working on making a couple of new friends. Awhile back I wrote about wanting to have more girl friends to hang out with. The guys are great but they don’t understand a lot and they tend to get into their “he-man woman haters” thing every once in awhile.

I never had very many girlfriends but ever since I met my best friend “M” I felt like I wanted to have more ladies to hang out with. I have been working with “L” and “A” for awhile and we all had always got along but this last week we all hung out just about every day, and it was so nice! Both of them are of the “no drama” philosophy on life, which is great, and they are both smart and so funny! I think I might try to get us all together for drinks in the next few weeks.

Having a friend crush on people is weird….

If we were having coffee I would say I appreciate you taking some time to visit with me but I have to go now. The house needs cleaning, there’s laundry, and dishes, and vacuuming, and litter boxes, all the things I hate! Then I have family to visit with, just like every other Sunday. And tomorrow is Monday so I have to get ready for the work week too, bleck!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, it’ll be over before you know it!


5 Replies to “If We Were Having Coffee – Extra Time, #1000speak, and New Friends”

  1. A friend crush! Oh, I have those, too. They are weird, but it’s also really fun.

    I’m glad you’re finding some ladies to hang out with. I spent an unfortunately long period of my life saying things like “I don’t like girls” and “I always have guy friends because I’m not girly” without realizing how much I was pigeon-holing and stereotyping girls.

    Also awesome about the blog—I like the tweaks you’ve made. I’ve been working on the Monster, too—went through and recategorized all of my posts, which was a real pain but was totally worth the trouble.


  2. Making new friends is tricky these days — I’m going to be pushing myself to try and make new friends — I’ve always had a mix of female and male friends — my best friend is male, but many of my other friends are female…
    Good job working on the blog, doing some revamping is on my list to do soon — not looking forward to that!


  3. Send some of that spring like weather my way! I’ve been doing a #1000 Speak post every week with an ‘advertisement” for people to join. Not sure if I’ll do anything different than my typical #1000Speak post for the main event beyond linking to all of the previous compassion posts and sharing other people’s post on Twitter.


  4. I’m writing about my nephew who is severely autistic for #1000Speak on the 20th but it occurred to me last night that I had better talk to my sister and make sure it’s okay with her and maybe she’ll send me some pictures I can use for my post.

    The blog looks great!


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