Weekend Coffee Share, I Can Do This!

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Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclectic Alli

I am parceled out in thirty minute increments this morning, that is, if I want to get in  my thirty minute exercise. I’ve got to get to Physical therapy for my shoulder.  After which, I have time to get to the salon and get a hair trim.  Then, there is a lunch date with an old friend who used to teach with me.  I’ll give myself more time for that, because there are no appointments afterward. I am hoping my afternoon will just stretch out before me, and I won’t have to hurry anymore.  So many things to go and see this time of year though!

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Last night, I took part in an induction ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society new members.  This is a club honoring excellence in its middle school members which has high standards for GPA, conduct, and community service.  It is a pleasure to honor such students and to work with them throughout the year!  This is a worthwhile use of my time after the teaching day, and I get to help these kids find community service projects while I benefit from renewed hope for our future.

On the author front, I am pleased to announce that Undercurrents in Time is now available in audio!  If you have read Detours in Time and might like to listen to the sequel and drop an honest review, try this US code: 72T6RQW85286E to download at https://audible.com/acx-promo or this UK code: 3GCCE5TS9MPQH to download at https://audible.co.uk/acx-promo

I know I have only shared one code each, so it is first come first serve.  I also will share codes in the Facebook group Audio Book Boom tomorrow if you’d like to listen and review but have found that the codes are already used.  Happy listening!

20191026_133638_00001035900339109106841.png It’s now live!

Now, I must take a break to go to physical therapy!

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Okay, I’m back.  PT was frustrating.  The physical therapist was lovely, a nice, sweet guy, but he said the order was for PT for my back, yet I feel that chiropractic keeps that in check and that I need more help for my shoulder and arm.  Ugh.  They were nice about it, printed out the whole order, and they can fit me in early next week if I get the order for my shoulder.  So, I read all the paperwork.  It mentions concerns about my anxiety exacerbating my back pain.  It also mentions my shoulder “ridiculopathy.” You’ve got to love these technical terms, and looking back, I think I’ve had some sort of anxiety since childhood.  I do feel more yoga will treat my back AND my anxiety, but nothing is helping my shoulder, and it actually keeps me from doing certain yoga poses.  Therefore,  I’ll call Monday to straighten out the PT and just why I am going.  Le *sigh*.

 

fb_img_15518364789175458011365442213066.jpg A flashback photo with my son…

Despite this morning’s frustration,  I had lunch with a good friend after that made it all better; she’s a retired teacher, and I took my 23 year old son who suffers from a psychological disorder and is, overall, pretty anti-social.  My friend, Judi, was fine with me taking him and asked him questions to get him talking.  Don’t get me wrong, he is very healthy, on the right meds, and employed in a job where he can move up.  He just does not have a social circle and is quite introverted. She is very funny and friendly.  We went to get coffee afterward because she is so easy to talk to, and well, we had the time, so why not?  She is so encouraging of my dreams and interested in my hobbies; she also gets the stress teachers go through.  By the way, you know my next goal is to do Improv Comedy, right?  Truth be told, anxiety will not stop me from anything, I just need to learn how to keep it from settling into my body, causing me to clench my teeth or get tense.  I am going to keep pushing my limits!

I remain ever hopeful!  That’s it in a nutshell.  How have your week and your Saturday  been treating you?

Author: PamelaS.Canepa, Writing and Living

I am a writer who also teaches reading and writing, currently. In 2016, I self-published an e-book and its sequel, and I am learning the art of self-promotion. I published a full-length time travel novel as of 6/16/17 and its sequel in the summer of 2018. Life is a trip, and writing is the best escape for me! Learn about my award-winning sci-fi novel, Detours in Time, on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711ZW6XF Visit me at https://about.me/pamela.schloessercanepa

20 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, I Can Do This!”

  1. Sounds like a busy week, all the best with the physio. Ooooh audio book, your name is in list of books I should read haha will get round to it… Eventually.

    ~B

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  2. Hi Pamela. First – great new (=new to me at least) photo. Then congrats on the progress with your book. Sorry to hear that you’re ailing with a sore shoulder. I have a long standing discomfort with one of mine and can begin to imagine what yours feels like. I wish I had some clever advice that would cause full and instant healing for you. It sounds like you are one busy gal. I also think that is likely a good thing. Somehow I can’t see that mind of yours being quiet enough to sit still for very long.

    Hope you have a great week coming up.
    Warmest regards,

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    1. Thank you Gary, have a great week! No my mind is rarely quiet. I laugh at it sometimes. Then I try to meditate and still usually end up laughing. Who knows, maybe I’ll come up with an earth shattering idea when I’m trying to quiet the mind. It’s okay, I think the mind is like a river, and I am more able these days to let bad thoughts roll away from me.

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  3. I’m sure you can do your improv comedy with animated expressions, voice and gestures. You don’t need to move widely, just to make a big impression and become fearless if it’s silly. It SHOULD be silly. Unless that was a joke, in which case, you got me!

    How hard is to produce an audiobook? It sounds complicated to set up and release.

    You sound incredibly busy lately, I just don’t know how you handle all of that in one day.

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    1. There is a lot of time involved in producing an audiobook. I teach and take summers off, so most of the production for my first audiobook happened this last summer. During the school year, I sometimes spend days away from my writing goals, but it is only going to be a two year lapse since self-publishing my last book. That is, if I get it released this spring, which is the goal! I like the new exposure an audiobook adds, so I may start working on the next audiobook this next summer. Goals@!! I still want to do improv, it’s immediate gratification it it goes well. 🙂

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      1. Thanks, I just launched my blog recently at the end of Preptober and before NanoWrimo to try to keep to my writing habit. It grew out of the Artist’s Way morning pages.

        What made you start your blog?

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      2. I’ve tried NANOWRIMO, in 2016. Typed 40,000 wirds, and for me, that’s phenomenal! My shoulder has issues, though, so now I have to pace myself. Google Friday Fictioneers. That’s one of the Flash fiction Prompts I enjoy. It is at rachelwisoff.com, I believe.

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