Weekend Coffee Share Word Art

Wake Me Up When September Ends

One of my favorite blogging features has been to participate in Diana’s Weekend Coffee Share*. I got away from it for a very long time, and I love the idea of a weekly, chatty catch-up post. I was in the habit of posting on Thursdays and Fridays, but found myself stretched too thin. Posting on …

Continue reading Wake Me Up When September Ends

May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

With all the turmoil and sickness plaguing us these last few weeks, I want to take a moment to celebrate my daughters’ January birthdays. If we were having coffee today, I would invite you in for a hot beverage of your choice (coffee’s ready!) and perhaps some virtual birthday cake. Today is my oldest daughter’s …

Continue reading Where are You Going? Here’s to Strong Women

What swimming with whale sharks taught me

What Swimming With Whale Sharks Taught Me

The beginning of a brand new year can be inspiring for most of us. Last year I experienced something I never thought I would do. This is a re-post from January 2016. I hope you enjoy reading this once more. Several weeks ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, I had an amazing opportunity to swim …

Continue reading What Swimming With Whale Sharks Taught Me

That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown

“That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown” Redux

In the spirit of the Christmas season, as families everywhere celebrate the holidays, I offer a re-post of one of my favorite and popular posts from 2015. If we were having coffee on this fourth and final day of Advent, in which we celebrate love, we would sip a hot beverage while our church choir …

Continue reading “That’s What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown” Redux

Glimpses Book Review and Author RoundUp

Glimpses Book Review and Author Round-Up

If we were having coffee today, I would share with you my review of a fabulous new book from one of my favorite bloggers! To me there is nothing like enjoying a few moments with a hot beverage while reading a good book. Let me introduce you to Hugh Roberts, blogger at Hugh’s Views and …

Continue reading Glimpses Book Review and Author Round-Up

coffee cup celebrates weekend coffee share

Coffee, Birthdays and Colds

I had big plans this weekend: finish my Christmas decor, attend church to enjoy some advent and share some coffee with my readers today, while enjoying my birthday. If we were having coffee (or tea) today, I would sit in another room so as not to give you my germs from the head cold that …

Continue reading Coffee, Birthdays and Colds

What I'm writing in my next ebooks

What I’m Writing in My Next eBooks: Weekend Coffee Share

Last November, as we shared coffee, I mentioned that I was taking some time to start a writing project, namely an eBook. As I gathered information for case studies and other research for my (work-in-progress) eBook "How Midlife Women Reclaim Their leisure Time," another eBook made its way into the world of self-publishing first. Better …

Continue reading What I’m Writing in My Next eBooks: Weekend Coffee Share

weekend coffee share blogging strategies

Weekend Coffee Share: Blogging Strategies

If we were having coffee today, (and yes, I admit, it has been a few weeks), it would be nice to have your company. Hubby was gone all weekend at a retreat in Lake Tahoe and I stayed home and caught up. Try some of this caramel-flavored coffee I just bought. Lecturing at the university …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Blogging Strategies

My Mother’s Feet No Longer Touch the Earth

If we were having coffee this morning I would tell you how much I have missed sharing posts in the Weekly Coffee Share, and bid a Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms. If we were having coffee, I would share my heart with you today. On this Mother’s Day, I miss my mom, who …

Continue reading My Mother’s Feet No Longer Touch the Earth

I got a set of new adorbable nieces through Adoption

We Chose You!

If we were having coffee today on this lovely Valentine's Day, I would ask you to sit down for a few moments while I tell you the true story of how love conquered fear and loneliness and expanded our family. I dusted this post off out of the archives for just this very moment. LOVE. Nothing …

Continue reading We Chose You!

What swimming with whale sharks taught me

What Swimming with Whale Sharks Taught Me

Several weeks ago, while vacationing in Baja, Mexico, I had an amazing opportunity to swim with whale sharks. If we were having coffee today, I would recount that experience with you and explain what the experience taught me about my life. I’ve got a lot of coffee and tea, so please don’t be shy! About …

Continue reading What Swimming with Whale Sharks Taught Me

California palm trees weather the winter storm.

On Such a Winter’s Day

Winter storms seem to be everywhere in the US this weekend. If we were having coffee, I would get you a steaming mug of coffee or tea and tell you about my week. But since I have to keep it short today, I am going to just show you a photo of my California winter. …

Continue reading On Such a Winter’s Day

Travel to find new hope and renew the mind

Stumbled, Broken and Inspired: Weekend Coffee Share

Or, "What I did on My Winter Vacation” If I say my blogging break is over and is now past tense, is my break broken? Well, ponder that while we have coffee this morning and we “break” our fast. Yes, my blogging break is over. You saw that I did manage to post for the weekly …

Continue reading Stumbled, Broken and Inspired: Weekend Coffee Share

Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men. Luke 2:14

Weekend Coffee Share: That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown.”

If we were having coffee on this fourth and final Sunday of Advent, in which we celebrate love, we would sip a hot beverage while our choir performs. Traditionally the Advent candles are lit, one each Sunday, commemorating Hope, Peace, and Joy. Today the fourth candle, representing Love, is lit. In the middle of the …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: That’s What Christmas is All About, Charlie Brown.”

advent candles for Christmas season

Weekend Coffee Share: Waiting for Peace during Advent Season

If we were having coffee, I would ask you to sit with me for a moment and chat about our difficulties in waiting. How do you like your coffee or tea? Do you like to wait? I don’t. To me it is time wasted. I usually multi-task while waiting, by reading, doodling, deleting stuff from …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Waiting for Peace during Advent Season