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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Of books and bubble baths!

Hi there, Coffee Share Peeps! I’m sorry I wasn’t around last week: I was trying not to get sick… and I failed.

Every year, at the beginning of the school year, I get a cold or flu of some sort. This one was particularly nasty, and I probably should have stayed home Monday, but I was afraid that it would set a bad precedent. I’d missed on a “Monday” not too long ago (it was really a Tuesday because it was after a 3 day weekend, but you get the idea) because (if you remember) I accidentally gave myself food poisoning. Missing again on a Monday because I had a cold seemed suspicious… even though it was totally legit.

In fact, my voice sounds like a dying frog while we discuss the happenings of this week. So don’t mind me if I start coughing to get this phlegm out of my throat…

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Posted in Bullet Journal, Dating, Family stuff, Friendships, Just me

Weekend Coffee Share: Is it really over?

This weekend, if we were sharing coffee, it would be the blonde roast that was a gift from my student, and we’d be curled up in our PJ’s. A kind of slumber party version of the Weekend Coffee Share. And a short post at that.

Not much has happened over the last couple of weeks.

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Posted in Aspergers, Dating, Friendships, Releasing Steam

Healing Takes Time

I’ve bounced back and forth on this issue a bit. When things fell apart with the last guy, I felt like I had to hurry up and get over it because he had warned that it was most likely going to be temporary, but I had hoped that he could be swayed because of how he seemed to feel about me.

I had promised him that it wouldn’t bother me if it was temporary, and on some level it didn’t. It was the end of an experience, and thus end of story.

On the other hand, he didn’t respect or understand or even care about how I felt about the situation. He couldn’t see it from my point of view and let me know rather quickly that my point of view was completely irrelevant to his life, or at the least to his decision making process. Because that has been a regular theme in my relationships with men, it became something I fixated on, and thus what could have been a relatively quick ending was dragged out for me emotionally.

We won’t even get into the physical loss that was attached to the whole mess…

When a friend of mine posted something on Facebook that felt a little too close to home, it made me realize a few things:

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Posted in Creative Endeavors, Dating, Friendships, Romance Novel

Time to Refocus

Sometimes it takes a change of scenery to realize that your world has become out of focus. Spending the last few days at home has helped me to realize that I haven’t had my priorities 100% in the right place. I’ve been spending too much time trying to figure out what was going on with a man who didn’t even see me as a person, so I’ve let important things, like my writing, sit on the back burner.

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Weekend Coffee Share: Out of town.

If we were talking over caffeinated beverages, mine would probably be a Pepsi today. I’m home visiting my mother, who recently had surgery (and also just had her birthday on the 4th), and she’s not a coffee or a tea drinker. But, because my grandmother buys everything in bulk, the house is well stocked in Pepsi… which, if I’m honest, I have always preferred to Coke.

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone! I’m from Texas, where we don’t call it “soda” or “pop;” in Texas, you ask someone what kind of “Coke” do they want. Coke and Dr. Pepper are like the state beverages.

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