If we were having coffee, it would be a little earlier than usual. I got up early and fixed breakfast and coffee. I was looking forward to my chorizo and eggs so much that I forgot all about my coffee. It wasn’t until after I had finished my breakfast that I realized I had not even touched my coffee which was still sitting on the counter! I do that a lot. I start one thing, then get distracted, and forget all about what I had started. The other night I heated my dinner in the microwave and forgot I had put it in there. A couple of hours later I wondered why I was so hungry after eating dinner. Then I went to heat up a snack in the microwave and found my dinner! No wonder I was so hungry!
Anyway, I didn’t forget you were stopping by for coffee so that’s a good start for the day! Let’s catch up! I feel like I am just getting back to normal after the road trip with Anderson. We got back Sunday night and it has taken the week to get back into every day mode. I finally have had a few moments to myself to spend a little time reading. The problem is that by the time I stop doing and start reading, my eyes are too tired to stay open. I did manage to read for about fifteen minutes the past two days. I want to finish the book I started before the trip and get on to a new one. I’m reading a light murder mystery called Tapas, Carrot Cake and a Corpse. What are you reading?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have revived an old idea for a collection of stories that I could put in a book. I seem to revisit this idea every time I make the driving trip down south. The idea came from all the times the kids and I drove up and north US 101. It’s the “old road” and the one I was familiar with as a child. My parents told us a lot of stories about the area and over the years, our travels have created and discovered more stories. My kids used to be able to finish the stories for me because I liked telling them as we drove past certain places on the highway. They even suggested I put the stories in a book. So I am thinking of a book called “101 Stories” with the “101” inside of the highway sign or being the highway sign. It would be a collection of 101 stories, each centered somewhere along US Highway 101. I’ve come up with a narrator and have a call in to an old friend for his help to make the narrator authentic. I’m thinking it might be a good NaNoWriMo project if I do my research now and line up all my ducks! How about you? Do you have any projects, writing or otherwise, in the works?
I am helping out with the boys a little later today. Anderson wants to go for a walk to see flowers and he wants us to take Spencer with us. His mom works later today and his dad will be processing strawberries. They got so many strawberries for volunteering at the Gleaners that they have enough to make a gazillion jars of jam! They make delicious jam. She has had some luck selling it to a local farmers market guy that sells it at his booth at various markets. I helped take the caps off of strawberries last night and my hands are still red! We only did about 10 pounds last night. There are about another 60 pounds to go today. So I will help by keeping the boys busy out of the house for the afternoon. We are also trying to get some mint in exchange for some jam so we can make strawberry-mint jam. They have a few mangos and might make strawberry-mango jam. They made a few jars a couple of months ago and it was delicious! That’s what I want…strawberry-mango! I didn’t get a jar last time, just a taste. This time I want a whole jar!
If we were having coffee, I would ask you about any travels you have had or are planning for the summer as it winds down. I have made my two trips, one by plane in June and one last week by car. I think that’s it for me. I would like to drive to the coast but that probably won’t happen. I don’t like going places by myself and I don’t want to take the boys to the ocean…too much responsibility for this one non-swimming nana to watch a 5 year old and a 2 year old at the beach! How about you? I know some of you have taken trips and promised posts about them. Have you posted about them and maybe I have missed them? Have you forgotten to post about your trip? And for those of you still going on trips soon, be sure to take a few pictures for a post, even if it is just a coffee share post. I know I would love to see the pictures and I’m pretty sure others would too.
Well, it’s time for me to get a few things done and read some blog posts (I am miserably behind as a result of my ten day trip) before I have to go get the boys and entertain them. Let me know what you are up to. I really do want to hear.
Make it a good week and we’ll see you next time!
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