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If We Were Having Coffee Right Now

By Patientgardener @patientgardener

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Today’s writing assignment is to have a virtual cup of coffee.  The idea is already out there on various blogs – Kate goes global and Girl with the Red hair and basically you write a post as if you were having a conversation over coffee starting each paragraph with “If we were having coffee right now”.

So here goes, have you got your coffee ready?

If we were having coffee right now I would tell you about what a roller coaster my job is right now.  I am currently doing equivalent to two full-time jobs; my own and acting up in my former boss’s role.  I am shattered but loving it.  I told the Big Boss I wanted a challenge and boy have I got one.  It’s a steep learning curve, to be honest its a virtual line but it is giving me a great sense of achievement.

If we were having coffee right now I would tell you how inspired I was by a comment made by Kate when she and her husband popped in for a visit last Sunday.  She is aware of my lack of enthusiasm and engagement with my front garden and how I had been pondering grasses.  But, despite having a beautiful garden based around grasses, she didn’t push them at me but suggested I adopt a similar approach to the back garden and develop a hardy exotic look.  Obvious really but sometime you need someone else to point this out to you. I already have a list forming of plants to include!

If we were having coffee right now I would tell you how fab I thought the recent television series Odyssey was.  It’s the best thing I have watched on television for a long time and I shall really miss it on a Sunday evening.  I would also say that I felt the focus was all on presentation in the Great British Menu and not on excellent cooking and that I thought it was anyone’s to win in the Great British Bake-Off .  I think Flora will do well if she could just find her confidence and self-belief.

If we were having coffee right now I would share with you how pleased I am to have broken my Twitter habit. The amount of time I have wasted over recent years staring at my timeline, and over the last year in particular, waiting for something interesting to read, is ridiculous.  I am now trying to break the burgeoning SimCity habit that threatens to take its place.  Did I tell you I have an addictive nature!

If we were having coffee right now I would be telling you all the things I plan to do this weekend.  I have a weekend with no commitments so instead of just letting it unfold I am busy thinking, I could do this or that.  I must learn to chill and just be!!!!

If we were having coffee right now I would tell you how much I am enjoying the WordPress Writing 101 course.  It has helped me get out of a rut with my blog, it has allowed me to write about anything and not worry about people’s reactions.  It has reminded me that its MY blog to do with what I want. I would tell you how much I have enjoyed writing this particular post and that it is definitely an idea I intend to carry on with on the blog maybe ever couple of weeks.

If we were having coffee right now I would ask you what you have been up to and whether we could have coffee at yours next time?


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