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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.

The Matriarch

“Death has its revelations: the great sorrows which open the heart open the mind as well; light comes to us with our grief. As for me, I have faith; I believe in a future life.” ~ Victor Hugo Saying Good-bye  This past weekend, my family and I gathered to say good-bye and pay homage to our matriarch, my grandmother. Good-byes ….

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Decade in review

“But I had to fall yeah To rise above it all I’m grateful for the storm Made me appreciate the sun I’m grateful for the wrong ones Made me appreciate the right ones I’m grateful for the pain For everything that made me break I’m thankful for all my scars ‘Cause they only made my heart: Grateful” ~Rita Ora – Grateful  ….

2019 Christmas Recap

“On Boxing Day, we always go for a walk in our wellies with the dogs, no matter where we are.” ~ Darcey Bussell Where Did The Season Go? Hello Dear Readers! I can not believe that tomorrow is New Years Eve! Hopefully we have all recovered from our Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations as well as other vacation week festivities (for ….

‘Tis the Season for Gratitude: Every Day

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~ Denis Waitley Practicing Gratitude I know, I know, I am officially a broken record when it comes to gratitude. But I am a broken record because it is something that I believe is so incredibly ….

Why Thanksgiving is not my Favorite Holiday

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward Warning: This post mentions Eating Disorders  Rushing the Holidays  Before everyone gets those carving knives out, I swear I am not trying to hate on Thanksgiving. I know many people who love it and get mad at people ….

An Autumn Update 2019

“Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.” ~ Elizabeth Bowen Finally An Update  I officially sound like a broken record, but I have been slacking hardcore. I thought I would be able to get two blog posts up in a week, but since it took me two weeks into October to even post I ….

A Scarred Heart: Nine Years

“Cause, here’s the thing: To know how it ends And still begin to sing it again As if it might turn out this time I learned that from a friend of mine” ~ Hadestown  A hole in your heart Grief fucking sucks. It is depressing and messy and eternal, or at least lasts as long as you breathe on this ….

Three Things I Do Every Morning

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius Early Mornings Good morning! Technically it is now late afternoon, but why quibble over a technicality? Besides depending on where you are in the world, it just might be YOUR morning. ….

Kate’s Coffee Order

“Coffee has always been a significant part of my life. For me, it’s a chance to start my day and gather my thoughts – it’s fuel for my creative process.” ~ Connor Franta Coffeeholic Kate It is no secret that I am a proud coffeeholic. Awhile ago, I had gotten requests for my coffee order which led to me creating ….