Hello dear readers, and thank you for stopping by for some strong coffee and some conversation. I could use a bit of both. Even though the weather is just gorgeous today I would like to stay indoors.The sun is a bit harsh but here in the kitchen the cross breeze through the open windows feels perfect.
Summer is definitely on the way. This past week we got over 80° and I was very grateful to be working in one of our air-conditioned busses at work. I’m back to sleeping with the windows open at night and very soon it will be time to start seriously thinking about shorts and swim suit shopping.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that this weekend has been a pretty good one so far. We spent Friday night drinking at home and catching up on shows we missed over the weekend. Anymore that is our favorite way to spend a Friday night. Yesterday we ventured out and spent a bunch of money. We bought stuff to make these DIY hanging herb planters, which we made today and we went book shopping and picked up The Color Purple by Alice Walker, and Of Mice and Men and East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
I finally went clothes shopping too. I hate clothes shopping. I damn near had a panic attack in the Vans store trying to get shoes. Most of what I’ve gotten lately has been ordered online because I freak out in stores now. Yay, anxiety!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I am very excited for the last week of school. The kids on my bus have been acting worse than ever lately and I am ready to be done with the stress. I think they are too. The end of the year is hard on kids, especially the kind I have on my bus. I mainly have children with emotional and behavioral disorders and the end of the year means change. It means school dances they either can’t of won’t attend, field trips they either can’t or won’t attend, and a summer away from their friends and school staff they pretend to hate. I will miss them in a way and I do hope they have a great summer break.
I am a little stressed about what I will be doing next year. We bid our routes and hours by seniority and while I am pretty high up there are still quite a few people above me. There is a particular driver I like to work with and I prefer middle schoolers and older kids. I was thinking about taking a break from middle school for a year and working elementary but I am afraid the driver I like won’t go for that.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have a little favor to ask you. I have entered a writing contest and I was wondering if you might check out my entry and if you like it hit the “Recommend” heart for me. Pretty please? There are a few prizes up for grabs and I hope to win.
The prompt was “What is the best writing advice you have ever received?” I wrote about my favorite quote from George Eliot and how it affected me. Even if you don’t like it so much I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks a bunch!
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have so much more to tell you but I have to get going. I am visiting with family this evening and we are about to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have enjoyed chatting with you and I do hope you had a good week as well.
If you have a moment I’d love if you dropped a note in the comments and let me know what you’ve been up to. If you wrote a coffee chat post of your own you can leave the link and I’ll give it a read.
Good luck in the week in the week ahead :)
Featured image via Nicola