Hello dear readers, and thank you for stopping by for a big cup of coffee and a little conversation. I have a feeling I am going to need the caffeine boost today, clouds are rolling in and we may be getting some rain. Cloudy, rainy weather always makes me tired. I am already predicting a nap in the very near future even though I have way to much to do to even consider it.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I actually had a pretty good week. The weather was beautiful and I had less work than usual at my job. That will be changing soon so I will have to work very hard this week to prepare. I have fallen a little behind around here and I will not to not only catch up but pull ahead.
I am of course talking about this A to Z Challenge. I did ok last week but I have reached a bit of a block in my ideas and am not at all ready for the coming week of I thru N. I have a couple of ideas but nothing complete, not even a few drafts. So the rest of the day will be spent writing.
Even though this is just a little blogging thing I have a feeling this is the start of something important for me. I had never really tried fiction before this and I am having a lot of fun with it :)
If we were having coffee I would tell you that in just a few short days I will be turning 31.So much has changed over the past year, even while everything stayed the same. I think this one was a good year. I have been growing, writing, loving, and working harder than ever and I look forward to another year of doing even more.
My girlfriend and I have been thinking a lot about some big changes we want to make soon. The wedding got pushed back another year, sadly, but we are trying to do some other important things—buy a new car, fix up our flood damaged basement—and while marriage is very important, a big wedding will have to wait.
We are also thinking more about kids. She wants them badly, I am terrified to mess a child up, but I think together we could be above average parents at least. We are trying to come up with a real plan and that means rearranging priorities and putting other things on hold. I have a feeling by this time next year a lot more will have changed.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that after struggling to read Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus and I had to put it down. I usually stall and suffer through books I hate but ever since I read Austin Kleon’s How to Read More post I am trying not to read books I don’t want to read. It’s not that I am giving up on it completely, I am just waiting until I am in the mood to read it. I’ll try again some other time.
In the mean time I am reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and so far I think it might just be my favorite book ever. It’s like Vonnegut took all the writing rules and broke them all. He did it in the most genius way. I feel like if some else had tried to write the same story it would have been crap. Vonnegut is my newest hero.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I had better get going. I love chatting with you but I have so much to do and honestly, I am just about in panic mode. So, I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and I wish you the best of luck in the upcoming week. Please, don’t forget to let me know how you have been in the comments, I’d love to hear from you :)
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