Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Diana at parttimemonsterblog.com. Of course, we’ll make mine iced, as pictured above, unless you can stand my a/c being set at 72 degrees. Woo, it’s scorching outside. If we were having coffee today, on 7/15, I’d tell you:
*It has felt like a busy week, what with Monday and Tuesday being taken up by teacher training on dealing with tough or troubled kids. It was a serious topic, but the fun was in role-playing that they gave us, the fact that I took this training with two good friends, and the opportunity to go somewhere for an hour lunch with my teacher friends. (Teachers get 30 minutes for lunch during the school day, but when walking your kids to lunch, something always delays it). So, I turned to comfort food to make the heavy topics in training more bearable. We ate at Stan’s one day, and at Olive Tree Mediterranean the next. I love their gyros! Since I promised last week that I’d talk about food, here you go. 🙂
I’m pretty sure I promised last week to throw in some talk about food, so this is the perfect week for it! I had fries with lunch both days. Most likely, I’ve gained a few pounds, though I don’t weigh myself. I noticed gain in the way my clothes fit. Oh well, summer is a time to relax, so I’m relaxing my diet. 🙂 Then, Weds. night, Mom brought home ribs for dinner! What could I do but appreciate her offering of dinner. 🙂 Ah, summer is great, but my stomach is delicate, and she is traveling by plane next week, another cause for unhealthy eating, so she and I have a little pact.
*Wow, we’re on the family topic already! Mom’s been complaining about her back lately, and she broke her arm in late May so she’s not working and not as active. Anyway, our pact is to eat salad as much as we can until she leaves on her flight to MN next week. We’ll start with the Loop tomorrow; they have a Gorgonzola Walnut salad that is to-die-for! I could use more salad, myself. French-fry-girl is not an identity that I want to keep. I have to be proud of my mom, though, as she still goes to exercise class at the senior center 2-3 times weekly. On the subject of family, my son started a new job Weds., and hooray! It is close enough that I don’t have to drive him. He seems to like it, too. It may or may not be long-term, but he is enjoying it right now.
*Family and yoga sometimes go together! I went to chair yoga with my mom Thursday morning at her senior center. It was enjoyable and gentle. I’d just gone to yoga at my usual studio Weds. night which was relaxing and focused on hip-openers. Chair yoga is just as it sounds, but I could feel the stretch in my legs. You also don’t have the issue of balance that some of us suffer. It wasn’t painful at all, and I’m sure you can modify according to your abilities. I do that in regular yoga all the time. The class is given by a lovely woman named Jeannie who has a blog at yogafromanatural.com, and she said she reads my blog, so I’m giving a shout out to a fellow blogger and yoga lover! That’s the only yoga I did this week, so far, but it fits in with my twice or more a week goal. I suppose I’ll take the dog on a long walk today and get a little cardio, perhaps.
Of course, the book marketing is still going on. This week I wrote a post about my main characters in Detours in Time. See it at https://pamelascanepa.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/detours-in-time-main-character-intro/ I am now listed at circleofbooks.com, and they are tweeting about my book. Sales have tapered down, but it is vacation time, so who knows? I do have 5 reviews now! They altogether average four stars. 🙂 I’m learning book marketing. In a webinar, one author says to find out which books are selling and write that type of book. That’s not my creative process. This is art, and I write what comes out of my mind. My book is lightweight sci-fi that is not graphic, with a little humor, moral questions, what-ifs, and future curiosities. Love it or leave it. I love what I do. ❤ There is a link to my book on this book graphic and also in the closing signature to this post, if you are interested.
This graphic is also on the postcards that I ordered, which I take with me to various places like Starbucks and the bank; they make it easy for me to mention my book and my “authorhood.” 🙂 Sometimes it’s fun, and it makes me talk to people!
So, how was your week? Feel free to share with me, and visit Diana’s coffee share at https://parttimemonsterblog.com/2017/07/08/weekendcoffeeshare-in-which-i-am-back-again/ You can add your own blog coffee share to her Inlinkz button (the blue froggy). Have a great weekend!