Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at eclecticali.wordpress.com. My irreplaceable dog, Bixby, ponders my morning coffee.
Well, of course I still have the same dog, my Bixby, but this week was a time for many new things, so maybe it’s just new year, new experiences? Specifically, new experiences for Bixby. Although, we are still in dog training mode. This is week 3.
New year, New ‘do.
It has been a relaxing week, my last week of Winter Break, and I was broke enough to curtail any true vacation activities. Still, I was going stir crazy, and the dog has been good all week. I think his training is benefitting him greatly. I also have bought him a sturdy, new leash that causes less stress on my wrist. So, I felt adventurous.
This all made a New Year’s Day visit to the beach perfect. Well, that and the almost 80 degree weather. Jacksonville, Fl is unpredictable like that. Whatever weather we get in January, we are never surprised. 🙂 Bixby’s never been to the beach before. There were lots of people there, But I’d have to say, overall, he was well-behaved. He was thoroughly distracted by all the people and the smells, but he did not once get defensive with anyone. No one really came up to him, though. Many people complimented him, foxy as he is. After a brief walk, we went to Starbucks and he got his first puppucino. As you can see, he was to busy to ham it up for the camera. 🙂 That was the greatest day this week.
I’ve also been purging papers today and getting papers together for doing my taxes and pondering my writing plan for this year. I’m pretty sure I will push the publication of my next book to 2020. It’s just where I am in life right now with my job and the publication budget. I am short on time and money, so stretching it out would be a good call, and that may give me more time to promote Detours in Time and Undercurrents in Time. The paperwork and planning is not exactly the fun stuff, but we did take Bixby to dog-training today and that is fun, if you ask me. Everything has it’s time and place.
I did write a flash fiction this week for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers, which opens a lot of possibilities and may inspire a new character! Visit it here: Wrapped up in Silence. #Flashfiction #FFfAW
Here are some fun things I was reminded of when looking at my 2018 finances:
St. Augustine Beach for Kenny’s birthday
Publication of Undercurrents in Time and a blog tour
The Pixies Concert
Visiting Rhode Island with my son
I am also pondering taking a vacation at some point this coming year, probably not over the summer but at another time to visiting an interesting yearly cultural event. You may likely hear upcoming details as I get myself pepped up as well as my travel partner. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by to share a coffee, tea, or some other beverage of choice. Have a great week!