First things first. I would like to thank Tara over at DaisySmilyFace.com for hosting the linkup that seems to be taking the place of the MIA #WeekendCoffeeShare. Also, I would like to wish her well and a speedy recovery as she recovers from her break. It was my intention to join in last week, but I injured myself (more on that later) and just didn’t feel like doing anything.
With all that said, how are you all doing out there? Hopefully well. I’ve been okay, with the exception of having to learn to walk all over again. It seems that I’ve torn a calf muscle, and so I’m limping all over the place now. This does not make me happy at all, and I’ll tell you why.
If we were having coffee, I’d say that it’s late and that I probably shouldn’t be drinking this as I raise cup to lip and take yet another sip. You would know that this is not the first time that I’ve indulged at too late an hour though, and tell me that I’ll be fine. And you’re probably right about that, by the way.
So, might I get you a cup of something? Coffee, tea, water, or juice? You may as well indulge with me, and follow me down the path of poor nighttime beverage decisions. Don’t worry, I’ll lead the way.
2017 is absolutely flying by. Weeks seem like days, days like minutes, and so on, and so on. I can say though, that the past week was a fairly good one as I did some of the things that I’ve been missing out on lately. Those things included writing a bit, strumming the ole guitar, running, and bike riding.
If we were having coffee, I’d say how sorry I am that I’ve been so absent for so long. Then, I would offer you up some of this nice, strong 8 O’Clock coffee that I’m drinking. Coffee not your thing? I’m sure that we can rustle something up.
There, isn’t that nice? Now that we’re all settled, let’s talk a bit.
Honestly, I’m not sure where the time goes. Only that it keeps on slippin’ away. I, like you, try as hard as possible to make the most of every minute, but so often when looking back on a week, I find myself disappointed. I see the things that I wanted to, intended to, meant to do, that for whatever reason, just did not get done, and it frustrates the daylights out of me.
Does that ever happen to you?
Well, I suppose that it has been a while. Bit all the same, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you to drag up a chair, maybe order up a coffee or tea or whatever kind of concoction you would like since we would be hanging out in the Barnes & Noble Cafe. The fine folks here can hook you right up!
All good? Great, shall we chat?
And still we run.
Why do it?
We say it's fun.
Though it's hot,
And oft we complain.
We always come back,
Is that sane?
You tell me,
Cause I don't know.
Trails and roads,
Off we go.
Though one day I'll be on the shelf,
As for now, the miles won't run themselves.
If we were having coffee, we’d be in the Starbucks, so instead of me offering you what I have, you could just pick from the cornucopia available to us tonight. Go ahead and pick something. Don’t worry, I’ll pick up the tab. As luck would have it, I put a fresh $20 on the Starbucks card just the other day.
Settled in? Okay then, let’s talk a bit.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how easy it is to get distracted. I wouldn’t tell you until I offered you a nice cup of hot brew though. That would just be rude. We do have cream and sugar, if you’re into that sort of thing, and if coffee’s not for you, there is water and maybe some tea around. I’m sure we can round up something.
There, now I can tell you that I’ve been a little distracted lately. My last post was a #BadPoetryThursday ten days ago (June 16, 2017), and just after that, I took vacation. Now you would think, or at least I would think, that a vacation would be a great time to get lots of writing done. Maybe even build that short story queue that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but then life happens and here we are ten days later lamenting the fact that I’ve been gone. I’ve missed you guys, by the way.