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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.

If We Were Having Coffee: Happy 2019

“Nothing can replace sleep, but coffee can do it best. I love coffee.” ~ Kelley O’Hara If We Were Having Coffee… Happy New Years everyone! I hope the year is treating you all four days into 2019. I can not believe that we are in January having started another year. Where the heck did time go? It is cray-cray or ….

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A Little December Update

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” ~ Alexander Smith Plans Gone Awry  Totally digressing first sentence in, but I have to say how much I love the word awry. I mean it basically means things going wrong, and who loves that? But at least it makes all the wrong things sound cool and hip. It makes it ….

Merry Christmas 2018

“Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans ‘Tis The Season Merry Christmas everyone! For those who celebrate, I hope it is a day of joy, celebration and love. And for those who don’t, may you still have an amazing and joyful day filled with love. While I ….

Christmas Cards: A Collab with Glueckgeist

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” ~ Calvin Coolidge Christmas Cards Call me old fashioned, but I LOVE snail mail. There is nothing better then sending or receiving a handwritten note to or from someone. ….

My Grown-Up Tree

“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” ~ Washington Irving Christmas Happy If you have followed me on social media or even this blog you know I am Christmas happy. I get so giddy around this time of year. Even my nephews were rolling their eyes ….

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 ….