9 a.m.: Welcome to my weekend coffee share, hosted by Natalie the Explorer. It’s gray outside, but the birds are singing. I’m enjoying some chai tea. Pull up a chair with your favorite beverage, and I’ll catch you up.
It was a really busy week with work, two doctor appointments, and a dentist appointment. I had good substitutes who worked with my kids. The orthopedic doctor was happy with my shoulder progress; he gave me another cortisone shot in the anterior shoulder and prescribed 5 more weeks of physical therapy. This is good…I don’t want surgery!
Last sunday, as I drove back from the grocery store, I got inspired to write a short story about two aliens and their observations of humans during the Halloween season. I’d love it if you gave it a read: https://wp.me/p7aqV2-33e
While we’re on the topic of writing, I gave my boyfriend the 60 pages I have written of Ellie’s time travel story. It’s a disjointed mess, but I wanted to know what questions should be answered. So, he gave those opinions, which is good, but now I need the stamina and for my pain to subside. Maybe over the holidays, but if not, next summer.
I’ve had some new students join the news club at school, and many of them just don’t know where to start. So, I guess that’s my first job with them, giving them ideas on something to find out about the world or their community. They start searching and get interested, so they write, and I help them from there. I’ve thought about giving summer writing camps. It may be a retirement idea!
So, it being Halloween weekend, my boyfriend and I are going to the Zoo Spooktaculor event tonight. I look forward to it!
I hope you all have a great weekend, Halloween, or a blessed fall season!
8:30 p.m. –Hello from the Jax. Zoo Spooktacular!
3 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, the Season for Spooking”
I hope your shoulder feels better. Have fun at the Zoo Spooktaculor event! Thank you for your weekend coffee share.
Did I ever tell you about my High School writing teacher? She was amazing and inspired me to reach higher than ever before and helped me arrive there. I don’t think she used any techniques that you’re not already using. She used prompts – lots of prompts each week followed by public reading in class of her favorite essays.
If you’d like to read it, you can find it at this link. She changed my life.https://garyawilsonstories.wordpress.com/the-suffering-of-a-young-autodidact/
Gary, Thank you for sharing! I’ll check that out. I hope you are doing well!