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Category: Pen and Caffeinated Ponderings

The Elocutions, ponderings, caffeinated addictions, of my mind. In other words, all things writing, coffee, thoughts and opinions.

Thanksgiving 2018 in the White Mountains

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ~ W. Clement Stone Back With Family Despite Thanksgiving being a family holiday, since I was a teenager, I can count on one hand the times I havespent it with my immediate family. It always seemed I was traveling. Or the insanity to travel on the busiest travel days ….

Happy Thanksgiving!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” ~ Melody Beattie Gratitude  There is so much in life to be grateful for, though it ….

If We Were Having Coffee: November Edition

“One of my favorite things is to have a three-hour conversation over coffee with someone.” ~ Andy Grammer Peppermint White Mochas It has been a hot minute (or month) since I did an If We Were Having Coffee post and it is high time I did an update. I write this from the snowy White Mountains of New Hampshire. I flew ….

NaNoWriMo 2018 

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.” ~ E. L. Doctorow Gimme ALL the coffee Happy NaNoWriMo everybody! Today marks the beginning of an insanely crazy month. Where sleep depravity is real, word sprints a daily exercise, Stopping mid conversation to jot something down isn’t rude, and not having enough coffee is a potentially ….

Friday Favorites: Fall Edition

“I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.” ~ Robert Browning All the F Words I can’t do a Friday Favorites without compiling a list of all my favorite fall things to do. It would be sacrilegious! It just should not be done! Okay yes ….

Award Catch-Up’s

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey Slow and steady wins the race right? Months ago (starting back in the spring maybe? yikes!) I was honored to be nominated for numerous blogging awards by some amazing bloggers. And while it has taken a long, long, LONG while, I am finally getting ….

Dear Sugar: Eight Years

“Both within the family and without, our sisters hold up our mirrors: our images of who we are and of who we can dare to be.” ~ Elizabeth Fishel Dear Sugar, I thought many times how I was going to commemorate this day. Every time I sat down to write, nothing seemed right. Eight years isn’t one of those magical ….

If We were Having Coffee: September Edition

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” ~ Rita Moreno Update Life has been cray-cray guys. As you probably noticed this summer I dropped off the face of the earth (okay dramatic much?) and posted sporadically. Not to mention the comments. I fail! Legit I fail so flipping much! I want you all to ….

New Name. New Site. Same Me.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” ~ Jimmy Dean Cha-Cha-Changes Change while at times can be incredibly scary is something I tend to embrace and welcome. With the changing of seasons and whether, I tend to look at it as new beginnings. I re-evaluate where I am, ….

Dawg Days of Summer

“The next five months are grim ones. I always feel sorry to have the summertime change, with the dark evenings closing in mid-afternoon, and will try to lay in some physical comforts these months – the best insurance against gloominess for me.” ~ Sylvia Plath Summer where did you go? How is it September already? I feel as if I ….