If We Were Having Coffee – Summer Colds Are The Absolute Worst

If we were having coffee I would ask you to please excuse my occasional cough and my hoarse voice, I am still getting over a nasty cold. I would recommend you not to sit too close. I don’t think I’m contagious anymore, and part of this is also due to sever allergies, but just in case, don’t breathe my air. Excuse me while I blow my very red and irritated nose.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that despite being sick I did have a pretty good week. My work load has lightened considerably since school is out and I am hoping that means more time for writing. In fact I am basically working part-time and I get a 3-day weekend every week now.

Normally I wouldn’t be happy about this at all. My new boss is a bit of an asshole and cut our hours but thankfully my girlfriend is one of my bosses too and happens to make enough money that we can afford for me to take the pay cut. She’s even kinda happy for me. She knows I want more “creative time” and she knows I will get some work done around the house.

On top of all that good news we also found out that because she didn’t take the required number of days off during the year she is going to get a week or two off this summer too! WIth pay! So now we have time to go out and do things. We already have a camping trip planned, and possibly a spa weekend or two in mind, plus a long weekend stay in one of the smaller towns around here in August.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that the only bad thing about last week was how tired I was and how little I was able to do. I barely wrote anything and I didn’t get much done around the house either. I pretty much went from the bed to the couch and then back to bed again. I went to work when I had to and even then I took a ton of breaks and got next to nothing accomplished.

This coming week I know I have to get my shit together and I’m kinda stressing about it. I’ve had bad dreams about work and every day I wake up I feel like there is so much to do and I panic. I’m stressed out. I feel like I am going to let everyone down. Like I won’t get everything done when it needs to be and everyone will know I am not as good as they think I am.

Sorry, my deep seeded psychological issues are showing. I don’t respond very well when under pressure, not at first anyway. I need some time to panic and get down on myself before a plan comes to me and I accomplish everything with ease.

If we were having coffee I would tell you that this weekend was really nice. Me and my girlfriend are trying to do more things together this summer and one of my ideas was to join one of the Paint Drink Love events. They hold the events at different bars all over town and you get to drink while they provide you with some painting instruction and all the necessary supplies. We went to one yesterday at a small wine bar. We were the only ones who showed so we basically got our very own private painting lesson.

We plan to attend another one, or two, over the summer, along with all the movies I want to see, and the parks I want to go to, and the festivals I want to check out. This week we are going to a showing of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, one of the movies we like that everyone else seems to hate, at The Alamo Drafthouse. Not only are the showing this awesome film but they are paring it with what looks like a very interesting dinner.

If we were having coffee I would thank you for stopping by to check in with me. I hate to cut it short but I am fighting another coughing fit and I should probably get beck to bed. I am trying to get better as quickly as I can but I have only just quit smoking and the years of damage to my lungs and throat mean it takes me a lot longer to get over these chest colds than the average person.

Anyway, I do hope you had a good week and I hope this one is good to you too.

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