If We Were Having Coffee

If we were having coffee tea then I’d have to apologise for turning up in my gym clothes. After four weeks of laziness, I’ve finally managed to drag my butt back to the gym and the Saturday morning pilates class that I’d been getting into before Christmas. It hurt more than I remember it doing, but that could be because I’ve spent the Christmas in a sort of lazy slumber. That isn’t the only reason I’ve pushing myself back to the gym again however, I’ve signed up for Race For Life’s 10k this summer a Tatton Park. It will be my third year running the race and I’m hoping to raise a little more than last year for the cause. It’s always a great day with lots of ladies in pink who help to push you along when you feel yourself flagging. My best time was one hour and eight minutes so I’m hoping to managed it in just under an hour this year.

If we were having coffee tea I’d let you know that last week’s wobbly over the novel seems to have worked itself out. I’m motivated again and while I haven’t actually sat down to write this week I’m hoping this afternoon and tomorrow will be productive days. I’ve part way through chapter nine and by tomorrow night I wanted to be at the end of chapter twelve or further. I’m going to have to plan my time out carefully soon as I’m about to take on an AAT qualification in Accounting. Alongside full time work and study, writing might find itself falling along the wayside somewhat, but I’m hoping that if I cut out TV and similar distractions I should be able to get everything I want to do done. One thing I want to do this week is to write a schedule of all the blogging events I want to do in the week and have it above my desk so I can see it. I think it might help me stay focused. [Or it might not. I’m weird that way.]

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If we were having coffee tea I’d also want to let you know that this week I published my 500th post on this site! I didn’t realise that I was even anywhere near 500 posts and the 500th ended up being a little doodle of a bottle that I’d only posted because I’d forced myself to sit down and IMG_1055completed my doodle-a-day challenge. It lifted my mood quite a lot though to see that little blue badge flash up and I’ve been thinking about how much this blog has grown over the last three years. It now has over a thousand followers and while my first posts were lucky to get a single like, the ones so far this year have often got between fifteen and thirty likes. I’ve also managed to engage with the blogging community on a scale that I’ve never managed before, thanks to events like the Weekend Coffee Share and DVerse Poets.

 

If we were having coffee tea, I’d say thank you for all your wonderfully, kind, motivating comments from last week. I was feeling a little lost and a little down and so many of you came back with fantastic words of encouragement. Each one of you made me smile and I’m so grateful for you taking the time.

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If We Were Having Coffee – Weekend Coffee Share

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If we were having coffee I’d tell you about the fish we bought last week and how they’ve worked out the opening of the tank lid means food and if you stick your finger in they try to nibble at it. I’d tell you how Sean named one of them and I can’t remember what he called it, only that it was after a Bleach character and the names goes out of my mind two minutes after each time he tells me again.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’d missed you and that despite being older, coffee still doesn’t taste good to me so I’m going to put a brew on and would you prefer a refill or tea? I’d offer you every flavour from every box still unopened in the kitchen cupboard that Sean refers to as my addiction and you’ll probably chose something more adventurous than most.

You’ll talk to me about protests and sit in, plans for your dissertation and how much your son has grown and done since I last saw him grinning at a fly he thought was a bee. All small, flying insects were a bee.

I’d tell you that Sean and I are making plans and being grown ups. I’ll let you in and tell you that I really do not feel like a grown up and keep expecting then real ones to walk in at any moment.

If we were having coffee tea, I’d tell you about Darkened Daughter and how I’ve managed to finish a first draft [almost] and that redrafting is a lot bloody slower than I ever expected.

I’ll tell you that blogging is going well and work is good and all in all life seems to be running in the right direction.

If we were having coffee tea I’d tell you that I’d missed you and ask when you were next free.


So I’ve been seeing a load of ‘If we were having coffee’ posts around lately and they were really great reads. So I’ve tracked down their source and decided to have a go at it myself.

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Make sure to click on the image and check out some of the other responses. 🙂