I bring the mug to a hover just under my nose and inhale deeply. The sweet rich aroma of maple syrup blends with an earthy smell to create a delicious coffee smell this morning, but how does it taste my brain asks me. I shift the mug to my lips and slowly allow that warm dark liquid slide over my taste buds. I instantly note a smooth caramel flavour that ends with a bitter earthy tang. This flavour of ground black maple walnut coffee is a welcome addition to my morning.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I finished my work on what I call “The Lion Chair.” This is another chair with a bit of personal history. It was gifted to my mom and dad by my dad’s parents when they first got married and mom kept it all these years. Now I have breathed a new life into it and brought it into my home to make more memories. I loved reading in this chair. Anyway, here it is:
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I had raced through my reading of “The Elf Queen of Shannara” in about a week and a half if that. I eagerly picked up “The talismans of Shannara” and have been slowly picking my way through it for weeks at a 2 to 3 page read per day. I had been thinking I would read it quickly and then take a break from the Shannara Series to read a few Janet Evanovich tiles but here I am with less than one hundred pages left “The talismans of Shannara” and thinking it will take the month to finish. It is a good read and I am enjoying the story and characters, but I just haven’t the time to sit for a longer read and I have been too tired at bed time to get through more than a couple pages. What are you reading?
If we were having coffee I would ask you if you could recommend any books about writing. For example, I am going to read Terry Brooks’ book called, “Sometimes the Magic Works: Lessons from a Writing Life.” I am starting now because my current reading time is, as noted above, somewhat lacking. Anyway, I am looking to get my mind set ready for 2021’s project of writing a novel. I am also looking for things that will help to keep me motivated and on track. Any suggestions?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that last weekend was pretty relaxing for me. I didn’t do much in the way of real life. I did some writing, some puzzling, some reading, and some TV watching and just hung out with the boys. It was just what I needed. I also started a bit of pumpkin seasons baking. All very tasty treats and I have to say that I love the way this photograph turned out.
I think I will need to be a bit more responsible this weekend but I plan to still make a bit of time for a few relaxing things. How about you, what are you doing this week end?
By Shari Marshall – 2020
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