If We Were Having Coffee – Home Improvements, Writing, and Making a Zine

If we were having coffee I would apologize for being a little late, it’s Easter Sunday and while I am not religious I do visit with family to celebrate the holiday. I like the colorful eggs, the marshmallow peeps, the chocolate shaped like bunnies, and watching my niece and nephew play with the toys from their baskets. I guess that’s the great thing about being an Atheist, I can partake in all the good parts of whatever holidays I want and feel absolutely no guilt.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am not happy that I have to go to work tomorrow. Last week was spring break and I was able to catch up on a few things and write more but that is over now. Tomorrow it is back to the usual busy work schedule and less time for myself. Luckily, the early mornings to focus on reading and writing are helping, and getting off earlier in the day has improved my moods and motivation.

This A to Z Challenge is kicking my ass, not to mention working on some poetry and keeping up with a few other post ideas I have. The response to my posts has been great and quite flattering. I want you all to know that while I haven’t had much time to reply to as many comments as I’d like I do read every one of them and they mean the world to me. Every comment cheers and motivates me and I appreciate everyone of my followers more than I can say.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have been thinking more and more about the ways I can push myself past this blog and do more with my writing and creativity. I am going to buy a few books about writing and I found someone who knows someone who can edit my work. I know I have a lot I can improve but since I don’t know anyone else personally who writes I have no way of knowing in which directions I should go. Hopefully this someone can help.

I am also revisiting the idea of putting together a Zine of essays, poems, and artwork that I could sell or trade. This weekend I bought some supplies to practice simple bookbinding techniques and I am taking notes on what other people are doing on Etsy with their Zines and other self-published works. I am really excited about this project and I promise to keep you all updated on my progress.

If we were having coffee I would tell you while I have been working on all of that, my wonderful girlfriend has begun working on fixing up our house. We bought our house years ago and thought we would have plenty of time and money to make needed repairs and upgrades but we were wrong, so, so, wrong. We worked far to many hours for not nearly enough money to do the things we needed to do and up until recently we have been forced to live in an ugly house.

But with her recent promotion and new, earlier working hours things have changed! She started painting the kitchen last week, which has already improved the space a ton, and soon I hope to have new counters and floors too. Then we will work systematically room by room until finally I might find that I can actually like this house. Either that or I will sell it and move closer to work.

If we were having coffee I would say that there isn’t much else new around here. I would probably have to cut this visit short too, there is still so much writing I need to do, and the Sunday chores need completing. I hope you had a good week and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)

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Lisa

Hello! My name is Lisa. I find the human condition fascinating and I often write stuff about that. I blog at zenandpi.com but you can also find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram, and if you like what I do, consider signing up for my newsletter. Thanks :)

5 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee – Home Improvements, Writing, and Making a Zine”

  1. The zine sounds great. Depending on your plans for publishing and writing, I might have some suggestions for you. :) And yay on fixing up your house! How fun!

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