Weekend Coffee Share

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Today I am having my regular large mug of black coffee. What would you like? It has been a busy week over here and I am looking forward to talking to you about it.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you the work week felt odd. I was in charge of facilitating training for two full days. Tuesday ending up being an e-learning day due to weather so the schedule had to get all rearranged. Friday our literacy consultant was there who had been rescheduled at least twice. It was a crazy mixed up week where I kept forgetting what day of the week it was! Then I ran out of coffee at work on Friday morning! BOOOOOO!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I had a marvelous dinner on Friday. We went to an old school steak place in a nearby town and it was an amazing meal. Creamy garlic dressing for the salad, cheesy potato soup, ribeye, baked potato and fresh bread with honey butter. The creme brulee was disappointing but I will focus on the main meal!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you Saturday was Adventure Day. We drove about 2 hours to Kokomo. When I started my teaching career it was in Howard County. I have loads of fond memories there. Saturday’s trip centered around the Seiberling Mansion. It was built in the 1880s for about $50,000. All the materials and labor were local. The mansion is three floors and the Sierberlings loved to entertain so the top floor is a ballroom. I really wish there were pictures from that time period. There is only one picture of a daughter in a bedroom at her desk. There have been several owners over the years and Thomas Edison is said to have attended a wedding there.

The Indiana University extension took over the building for a while. Then the historical society came in and renovated.

There were several idea sparks that came to me while I was enjoying the house. There are lots of architectural details to look at. Lots of people have enjoyed the house and many more still do.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you the restaurant I was so looking forward to eating at was closed just last week. I was so sad. Mike’s Pizza had been a place I ate at often when I lived there. They had the best Italian beef sandwiches and breadsticks. We made do with another lunch place that was still delicious but not familiar.

If we were having coffee I would tell you the last stop for this trip was Treasure Mart. This is a most interesting place. If you ever have writers’ block and any type of BLOCK walk around this place and it will be gone. There are all types of artifacts and trinkets and memorabilia. There are old typewriters, Coleman picnic kits from the 60’s, furniture, old photographs, cast iron skillets, decorative and practical kitchenware, old books, knives, guns, and the Oscar Mayer Weiner Whistle…you name it it is probably in the building somewhere. Again, lots of story sparks for me here.

If we were having coffee I would tell you I had my critique group call on Saturday night. I was a bit late to the call because of the drive from Adventure Saturday. I should have taken bullet point notes to talk about the stories I critiqued. It was a new format for me. I did get to hear about my story too and I clarified some questions about it. Overall, it was a great experience. Thanks to Julie Duffy at storyaday.org for facilitating!

If we were having coffee I would tell you the #write28days word for today is CREATE. If you would like to read more post in this series click here for the landing page. I have created a lot of writing lately including some letters! I have written and revised several stories too. I even submitted 2 stories yesterday. I also submitted 2 super short pieces on Friday as well. We will see what happens! I am excited about the possibilities!

If we were having coffee I would tell you I met with a new writing friend at a local restaurant and we talked blogging, writing, and teaching. It was wonderful! We made plans to get together soon to write.

It was a full week of great things! What great things filled your last 7 days? I would love to hear about them!

This post is inspired by Eclectic Alli and her Coffee share page

8 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Pingback: 28 Day Blogging Challenge Landing Page – Tammy's Reading/Writing Life

  2. Sounds like you had a great week! … My week wasn’t the best but hoping this week will be better, the kids are off school for a week so time to refresh before another term begins… ☺️

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    On Monday, February 18, 2019, Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life wrote:

    > TammyB posted: ” Photo by Gagan Cambow on Pexels.com Today I am having my > regular large mug of black coffee. What would you like? It has been a busy > week over here and I am looking forward to talking to you about it. If we > were having coffee, I would tell you the w” >

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  4. Hi Tammy. I think this is our first meeting. I am one of those who haunt Eclectic Alli’s weekly coffee share get-togethers. It also looks like you visited and are a new follower of my blog. Thank you and it’s good to meet you. It looks like we have a lot in common. I reviewed your “about” page and see we both have substantial back ground in teaching and love of writing. But you are much more accomplished and published than me. You are also a coach for the same things you already have a passion for which makes you something of an evangelist for these things. Excellent!

    I won’t take much of your time here, but hope you take some time to sample my story collection. My current project is approaching the end, but if you look through my home page / index, you’ll note that I’m creating, collecting and sharing stories from my youth about growing up. The model is simple, but (I think) fun and quick. Each essay is limited to 2000 words making each a 10 minute or less read. They’re all told first-person in a playful and rowdy voice – just like we were sitting around a real coffee table, sharing stories and laughing.

    There is a small group of readers who I respect that are trying to drive me to publish. I’ve not done that so it’s a big unknown. My day job is still required of me so I only have after work to think about such things, so I love to find other writers who share their publishing experiences.

    Plus, I’ve found that other bloggers are some of the best folks around. I have a new story I want to try to full create today (a precious paid-holiday from work) but will circle back and review some of your work later today.

    Thanks for stopping by and joining our weekend get-together. I’m 2 weekends away from my 40th contribution and it has been a wonderful experience.

    TTY later I hope.


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