Weekend Coffee Share: Happy New School Year

It’s another Weekend Coffee Share with you. How’s your coffee? Although summer is my favorite season, I was glad to return to school and catch up with my colleagues. We are a special extended school family.

The first three days of kindergarten was busy, fun, and exhausting. As is with most K-kids, there were so excited to go to the Big School. One little guy presented me with an apple! So cute. There were smiles, laughter, a bit of whining, tears and a tantrum, but the children and teachers made it. My lead teacher is amazing and well equipt to steer this little brood through a year of wonder and growth. Did I mention exhaustion? A workable rhythm will soon present itself.

Since we are having coffee together, I would report that last Sunday was the Davis Park Arts and Crafts Show. I had a table set up with my books and journals. Good thing I brought an umbrella since the sun and heat were relentless. I sold a few books, met a lot of wonderful people, and got some new emails added to my list. After the show, my sister and brother-n-law picked me up on their boat and we spent a lovely late afternoon on the bay. Snappers and little throw back fluke were caught. Also, the Amazon ninety-nine cents eBook sale boosted my sales data, so that was a worthy campaign.

If we were having a second cup of coffee, I would let you know that writing has been very slow this week. I had prewritten a Stories Served about a fishing trip with my Great Grandma last week and was able to post yesterday. I need to give myself a word count challenge to finish the last few rough draft chapters of my middle-grade story. Suggestions? The dust bunnies will be getting larger around my house.

I need one more cup of coffee and tell you that I need to hurry up. This weekend, we, meaning my parents, sisters, brother, cousins’ families, and my husband and I, are treking into New Jersey. My cousin’s daughter is getting married! The kids are growing up and beginning new life chapters that must be celebrated. I love these festivities. Being with my extended family is always fun.

OK, got to get going.

    Once again, thank you, Eclectic Alli for managing Weekend Coffee Share.

         Have a good weekend and week, Everyone. Make it great.


*Sorry, Everyone.  I had technical difficulties I could not address until I got home on Sunday. Hope Everyone had a great weekend.


Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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