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#WeekendCoffeeShare Monsoon Edition

July 15, 2017 , ,

Sonoran Desert

Sonoran Desert

When it rains it pours in the desert. We finally have our summer rainy season. If we were having coffee this weekend in Tucson you would notice the uptick in humidity, and the relief all the flora is now expressing. The long dry spell is broken. This annual event is met with great rejoicing here, no matter when it arrives. We would all burn in hell without our summer rain. Have a seat, relax, and tell me about your week.  We are still up to our ears in dates, so help yourself.  For tea, we have every flavor you can imagine.  I can serve it up on ice to keep you cool for our chat.  What’ll ya have today?  I am guzzling white strawberry iced tea..makes me remember spring, when it was not so hot.

If we were having coffee I would tell you about the ironic timing of events in the last week of my life.  First I crashed the back of my car and sent it to the shop for repair.  This incident kicked off a virtual cascade of related reactions.  This is the first insurance claim on a car I have made other than a cracked windshield.  I know the insurance company will raise my rates, and I have been thinking that my car no longer suits my lifestyle.  With my new job I now have a commute and it would be better to have a more efficient smaller vehicle (for which I will also pay lower insurance premiums).  I visited the Prius dealer and picked out my salesman.  He is extremely cool, from Senegal.  He claims to be able to dance better than all the West Africans in France…we shall see about that!! Moustapha and I will be cooking up the perfect deal for my new vehicle and image. I will be sure to show it to you all when it happens.  There is much to study before I make this move.

I had scheduled a light treatment at my dermatologists office before I crashed the car.  The treatment to remove precancerous spots from my face requires that I spend a few days in total darkness to recover.  I had changed my work schedule accommodate what I call the vampire days.  If you have to have your car repaired anyhow it is the perfect time to stay home in the dark.  I had a great time yesterday getting rid of things.  I have decided that along with my car and a layer of skin on my face I will shed everything I own that no longer thrills me.  This process will take some time, but I am determined to finish the job.  I feel liberated already by making these decisions.

I was distracted by real life enough to skip two days of writing this week.  I started to write a memoir on Monday because the alliteration just works. I wrote a short piece about my father and fishing ( because alliteration rules) I skipped #TeaTuesday because we had a very long meeting plus training at the grow.  A doctor presented both an hour of basic cannabis training, required by the state for those of us who hold the dispensary agent license, and a more advanced lecture for the whole staff.  Both hours were jam packed with information.  The doctor was a good presenter with plenty of science to back everything he said.  This job is the bomb. I shot some good footage for #WeedWednesday but did not get the post written this week.  Lucky for me nobody really suffers if I skip some days.  I only disappoint myself.

Since I discovered that alliteration is such a great way to create an editorial calendar I decided to write fiction of Friday. I chose a familiar real character from my youth and made up a story about her life.  I don’t think it qualifies as historical fiction, but I did make a start, so I am pleased with the idea.  I know it is corny but #SelfCareSunday, #MemoirMonday, #TeaTuesday, #WeedWednesday, and #FictionFriday make me very happy.  I write either fiction or poetry on Thursdays because I enjoy Sue Vincent’s #writephoto prompts.  Do you follow a writing schedule or do you just let it flow?

What are you working on now?  I think many of you have inspired me to attempt fiction, and I thank you for that.  What kind of subjects do you like to cover?  Where do you get story ideas?  What remedies do your employ for writers’ block?  I am curious about your process. Let me pour you another glass of tea and listen. Tell me your news.

#WeekendCoffeeShare

#WeekendCoffeeShare

This weekly digital beverage party is hosted by our lovely hostess Diana at parttimemonsterblog. You can join the fun by reading, writing, and commenting here.  The group is diverse and witty, and who doesn’t want to visit New Orleans every week?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am glad the rains came and cool you off. Sorry about the accident. Sounds like you have made some life changing decisions. It is still not here.

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bettylouise31

July 16, 2017

Ah, alliteration. I do that, too. 🙂 Glad that the rains finally came. Summer’s just about half over. The light is changing. This makes me happy. Glad you’re happy with your job, etc. Happy week.

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Tara

July 16, 2017

I bought my first Prius in 2007 and never regretted it. I love it and would not think of getting any car other than a Prius. I got my second one in 2012 (I had put 100k miles on the first one so it had to go). I think you’ll love it if you get it.

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Corina

July 16, 2017

Corina, thank you so much for your advise…all the Prius owners i know are super satisfied and customers for life…I appreciate your visit

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Pamela Morse

July 16, 2017

So glad to hear you were getting some rain during this really steamy time of year. I remember reading this bit about the car crash and wondering if you had any physical repercussions? ThoughtfulThursday would round out our alliterative week

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

July 17, 2017

Hi Pamela,
Thanks for the coffee. I don’t write my blog to a schedule and yet I do to some extent. I do a flash fiction challenge over at Friday Fictioneers at https://rochellewisoff.com/ It goes up on Wednesday and I do the Weekend Coffee Share most weeks. Inbetween, I usually post something about what’s going on.
Trent also runs the Weekly Smile.
I recommend you check them out.
Hope you have a great week.
xx Rowena

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Rowena

July 17, 2017

Thanks, Rowena..Trent does the Fictioneers on Fri.too. Maybe I will try it.

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Pamela Morse

July 17, 2017

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