Weekend Coffee Share. “Overwhelm.”

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Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclecti Ali.  I almost did not write one today, having not accomplished anything and having so much to do.  *sigh*  However, I exist in this blogosphere and love keeping contact with my bloggers’ community.  So, in a positive thought moment, I’m dreaming of when I can write some flash fiction again, when I can be a novelist and do my editing, and the day my weekend will be taken up by outdoor festivals, music, and good food, not to mention sunshine and pleasant weather.

It will be in the sixties today; I should not complain.  Though I think our cooler weather, stress, and arthritis have caused pain again in my shoulder and arm.  I am researching anti-inflammatory foods to get with my groceries tomorrow.  Trying to stay healthy and strong, I am still doing my exercises, albeit with lots of icing and occasional heat.  I can do this.  This weekend, there are projects to grade. There is a big assignment for my online class, and I have to complete my lesson plan for next week.  I know what I’m doing, it is just tedious to type up in the format required.  Oh, and I am feeling sort of tired.  A week ago I had a cold, went to pilates on Saturday anyhow, but, sleeping in until 7 a.m.,  I skipped pilates today.  I will compensate with a thirty minute cardio session.  Yes, thirty minutes is a lot for me this week.  I didn’t have time for that at all this week, just fifteen to twenty minutes, so it will feel good to achieve 30. My weight is down to a healthy place (where I’d like to stay), due to the routine of leg/core exercises and shoulder/arm exercises learned from physical therapy.  I invested in resistance bands for home.  I have to remember I am only about one month out of physical therapy, so I suppose this is all new.  I plan to keep this all up, since it can only help arthritis or inflammation, right?

It feels like I’m whining today.  So, my plans: I am going to the Celtic Fest next weekend.  The week after this coming week is Spring Break, so there is a get-together with friends in the works.  The oil change I wanted to get today will happen over Spring Break– no rush.  I planned an online assignment for my students for next week so I won’t have a mountain of papers in addition to the projects handed in.  I also dream of retiring early and run a hippie commune, or learn how to fly above it all.  Maybe I’ll become a bum and live on the beach in a broken down van, reciting poetry for pennies that will buy me bagels for breakfast and tacos for lunch?  My dog would be right there with me.  Hendrix would approve.  These thoughts calm me down when I have so much to do this weekend.  As my background this morning, I’m listening to “Ambient Study Music” on Youtube.  It calms the atmosphere, and this little chat helped me think of a plan of attack.  Keep it light, my friends!

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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

7 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share. “Overwhelm.””

  1. Hi Pamela, you do sound a bit down. I don’t want to barge in where I’ve not been invited, but hope I can just remind you of all the progress you’ve already made and how much you’ve learned.

    A mental break, where you think through a story of a young and frustrated woman does exactly what you mentioned above but finds herself helping someone in much worse shape that she is in might give you a helpful different frame of mind.
    Knowing you, that might just turn into a real story where your insight could really come through.
    Regardless, you really are a strong woman and you can make these goals you have for yourself. They’re reasonable and obtainable.

    In my coffee share today, I posted photos and chatted some about our plum tree blossoms, some cool tiny rosemary blossoms and one big camila blossom. If you are a flowers person, they too might cheer you up.

    In the meantime, I believe you can stay on track. BTW – I use those resistance bands myself and they work great.
    Blessings.

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  2. You know living in a van doesn’t;t sound all that bad to me. I mean one could make it pretty awesome, keeping only the most important things, and always bringing a dog. In a way it sounds tempting. Jokes aside, keep up all the positive good work you are putting into yourself, you can do this girl.

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  3. doing poetry for pennies in a hippie van on the beach sounds like an awesome idea…. if one could afford it hahaha which is weird considering you wold literally be singing for your supper yet to break away from the everyday life you first need to be free of it gosh…
    Anyhoo wishing you an awesome week and a great new month
    cheers
    ~B

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