Hello friend! Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. I’ve had quite a long week and could use some good conversation. I was a bit stressed this week and while things look like they might work out my anxiety levels are still a bit high. In fact I may just skip the coffee and go for tea this time, my heart doesn’t need the caffeine. Or maybe I need a black Russian, just coffee liqueur and vodka :)
Either way, if we were having coffee, I would tell you that my girlfriend has returned from her work trip and I am feeling much better with her here again. While she was gone I felt very lonely. She’s my best friend and when she is here I tend to talk out loud at her about everything I am doing or thinking. It was very strange not to have anyone to talk to for a few days. My voice had to adjust from lack of use when she got back.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that it is a good thing she is back because things seemed to fall apart while she was gone. I’m used to having a team mate while solving life’s problems and it was weird to be on my own. I know most people do things on their own but I’m not used to that.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that the biggest issue I encountered while she was away was that the refrigerator decided to crap out while she was gone. I didn’t realize it at first so the food started to go bad before I could save it. I spent a good part of today throwing all our food out. We were able to afford a new fridge but it won’t be here until tomorrow. It’s been tricky planning meals that don’t require refrigerated ingredients.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that code enforcement has also come by, again, to tell us that our yard needs work, again. This time they came with papers saying we have to go to court now. We have been trying to get the yard together but a lack of time and money has brought progress to a halt. We spent the other part of today filling the yard with rock and mulch in the hopes that our fine will be reduced. We’ll find out Tuesday.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that despite all the bad going on, life is still good. My lady brought me back a bunch of corny gifts from her trip to Texas. I love all the corny mugs and t-shirts that are sold in airport and hotel gift shops. Now I have some from Texas too, and a few postcards and magnets. I also got a bunch of sunflowers today as a thank you for all the work that was done in the house and in the yard. My lady is good to me :)
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am excited to be doing a few new things around this here blog. I wrote a quick review of the movie Dear White People last week and I think I did a decent job. I hope to write more reviews like it. I have also been working on finding my way into fiction writing but I can’t seem to write a good beginning, middle, and end. I do come up with snippets sometimes though, a bit of dialog or a scene here and there. I thought maybe I would share them here. I call them “Excerpts from the Book I’ll Never Write”, an idea I admit I stole from Tumblr.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have also been looking for a way to include my readers here but so far I have come up with no way to do it. I don’t care for the “reblog” option and I don’t like guest posts much either. I appreciate their usefulness but I like for my blog to be about me. I hope that doesn’t sound to selfish. I have decided that the interview option is the way to go. More than that I want to interview a lot of you, all at once. I am going to start a little event, the “One Question Interview”. More details will follow.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I appreciate you meeting with me so late. I was busy but I didn’t forget you. I might have been late but I couldn’t let the day go by without making time for our talk and our coffee. I hope you are doing well, I trust you will let me know in the comments. I hope your weekend was nice too, and I wish you the best of luck in the week ahead :)