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#WeekendCoffeeShare Fall Semester

August 12, 2017 , , ,

fall

fall

If we were having coffee this weekend in Tucson I would invite you to relax with an iced tea. I am enjoying a white strawberry tea that refreshes me in this muggy weather. Please help yourself to apricots while we kiss this summer good bye. The stone fruits (peaches, plums, apricots, etc) are a symbol of summer. Along with berries they have the lively colors and flavors that remind us of outdoor dining in the warm season. At this time of year I buy the best looking stone fruits at the market and savor the last of the crop from this year. These apricots are luscious.

If we were relaxing with tea I would tell you my week went well. I fit in dermatology as well as dental appointments and continued trimming down and organizing my possessions. I excavated loads of paper files to destroy, and a few to save. I can’t believe how much useless paper I have stuffed into the spaces in my house. This is all changing, and making me very happy. I listed the real estate, so vacating the barn and dealing with anything stored over there is a signal I am really ready to sell.  I found the appraisal on the land I had done when I inherited it in 2008. I have lost a huge amount of imaginary money on this property, and payed Pima County about $15,000 in taxes over the time I have owned it. I will be pleased to give up the tax burden and end the madness.  It probably will not sell overnight, but I am ready if it does.

Again this week I trended more into poetry and fiction. I enjoy the more creative forms.  I think all of my writing needs practice, in every form.  As long as I continue to work on it I am satisfied.  I have started to dream up fiction scenarios in my spare time, which is new for me.  Usually I am all about finding more facts.  I have been invited to a mermaid parade next week in downtown Tucson.  I do have an outfit I could wear.  It has made me think about getting some photos and covering it as a real news story, and then writing some poetry or fiction using the images.  That could be fun.  I have done little photography lately, and the event promises to be a visual delight.

Parent, student, teacher, or not, the whole world feels the back to school season. Here in my neighborhood we welcome back the U of A students and faculty along with many other locals who leave in the summer because the can.  School and university traffic is noticeable on the roads, but then again so is the economic impact it represents.  I don’t mind the students, but I saw my first set of ceramic pumpkins in a grocery store display this week.  Hold on with the pumpkin spice and the Halloween gear until at least September.  Let’s enjoy some Indian summer before you start playing Christmas music.  How is back to school season for you, gentle reader? Do your local merchants jump the gun on holidays like ours do?

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Paper is amazing…sneaks into the house and just grows. Constantly feel like I’m sorting out! Good look with sale.

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EdinburghCook

August 12, 2017

Thanks for your visit..so right..it accumulates with interest somehow.

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Pamela Morse

August 12, 2017

I remember how Yuma’s population grew in September. Sounds like itineraries this year. Good luck selling your property. Have a pleasant week.

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bettylouise31

August 13, 2017

I’m not ready for summer to end. It seems like it just got started here in Oregon about a month ago and now everyone is talking about fall. Not me. The kids don’t go back to school for another three or so weeks so it’s still summer in my book!

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Corina

August 13, 2017

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