Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Antoinette at
This is the last Coffee Share of 2019! I am so looking forward to 2020, and instead of a resolution, I decided to choose a word: Limitless. I have had so many limits this year and put so many limits on my life. It has almost gotten me down at some points. I have also accomplished a few things: I encouraged my son to get a low level job in a new field, and he loves it! I published/produced two books into audio. I celebrated my boyfriend’s 57th birthday, my 51st, and my mom’s 78th. I actively sought to deal with my back and pain issues and sought help with it; as a result, I am now doing squats (among other things) several times a week. Squats! It is a shocker. However, I draw the line at Burpees. 🙂 My family are in on my new health kick, well, at least on supporting me. My boyfriend got me a vertical mouse which is ergonomic and more comfortable for the hand and arm. I am really getting the hang of it! (Google it and check it out). So maybe I can write even more, pain-free. Mom got me an upright desk, it just isn’t assembled yet….
I did not feel much Christmas spirit due to the loss of a few dear people, but I did find opportunities to help others and the community, which made it feel more like Christmas. Now I get to greet a New Year, and live out my personal goal of a being more of a limitless person.
A blogger friend wrote a beautiful Weekend Coffee post on New Year’s resolutions, to be more loving, like Christ. It’s a wonderful post, and you can read it here: https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/coffee-share-191227/
Since it is Winter Break, and I have time off, I have been writing some short and flash-fiction. I am proud of this piece here, which involves aliens: https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2019/12/27/popular-opinion-fiction-fowc/ and was written in response to the Fandango One Word Challenge; the word was ‘popular.’ I personally love those one-word challenges and have tried them with some of my students who like writing.
These are two books I have read lately. One, very traumatic, yet hopeful. The other, just all out bawdy humor by one of my favorite humorous authors, and I loved it as well! I needed that after a Holocaust novel, and I loved both of them equally.
I also was able to meet up with an old friend who lives out of town. She lost her husband of three years to an illness. I read recently about the healing power of laughter. She and I laughed a lot this time, as always. It was wonderful to see her and her daughter. The Insomnniac’s Diary is still in progress, but I think it is more of a personal thing now; in other words, I believe I am accepting a new normal. As long as I can fall asleep at night and get at least four hours of sleep, I can handle it. I am still logging the basics, though. I mean, I was on 5 hours when I met my friend for dinner. We had a great time for about two hours, and then I went home to relax and get ready for bed. No problem!
I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season and will have a safe, fun New Year with many pleasant surprises.