The café isn’t frightfully busy. It is just busy enough that there is a soft hum of conversation around me that mixes with the faint sound of music. The smell of coffee is the dominant note in the air and it is welcoming. There is no sense of urgency in this environment: sit, sip, and relax. I pick a corner table that affords me views of both the café’s interior and the patio outside. Whether I’m having a coffee date with friend or a coffee date with myself makes no difference. I lounge back in my chair enjoying the heat from my paper coffee cup and I idly observe the people around me.
If we were having coffee, I would share with you that I miss having coffee dates at the local coffee shop. It isn’t something that I have done in a long while because of COVID. I tried a few months ago but after calling seven of our local coffee shops to be told that they aren’t open for dine-in I gave up. So, given that I have been sharing flavourite places to sip coffee as the start of my virtual coffee posts I thought it fitting to write about today.
If we were having coffee, I would be excited to share with you that I have learned new things about Word. Did you know that Word will read a document out loud? This is probably the most exciting thing I have learned about Word. I am now using it for a last round of edits on The Ember Stone and it has helped me find a few small things that sounded a bit off when read out loud. Great tool for editing!
If we were having coffee, I would also share that today is cover reveal day for The Ember Stone. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, you can find it: here.
If we were having coffee, I would share with you that I have started a new 2000-piece puzzle called family vacation. It is a Buffalo games puzzle. I am enjoying the challenge of it so far. My family is cheering me on because I am building it on the coffee table which means it is in the way; the coffee table is not a foot rest.
Here is the virtual coffee pot. How was your week.
By Shari Marshall – 2022
Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup. Coffee share #61.