Weekend Coffee Share, scatterbrains, books, & a light rain

If we were having coffee . . . I would be late, because I always seem to be late these days. My wandering mind has been getting lost quite frequently, and once I notice it’s off on an unplanned adventure, I almost always lose my way even further while trying to find it. My husband and children have become excellent trackers, their search and rescue efforts have so far kept me from straying too far.

It’s actually been productive, not so much in the way of actually accomplishing some of the things I need to accomplish, but I’ve had time to think and create and ponder things I’ve been wanting to ponder. I’ve managed to keep the bills paid and the family hasn’t starved. They may tell you they are on the brink of malnourishment, but they would be exaggerating. Making them fend for themselves every now and then is tantamount to parental neglect in their eyes. They are technically adults, by the way.

As a matter of fact, next month, my baby – the youngest of my trolls, will be eighteen. I’m not sure how that happened, yesterday he was a chubby little monster who snuggled up to me with his Pooh Bear to listen to stories. Now, he is bigger than me, but you know what? He still comes and snuggles up with me, and he still loves to listen to me read stories.

Next month another birthday of sorts will roll around, one year since my blog, The Qwiet Muse was born. Honestly, I didn’t expect it would survive past a month or two. Self confidence is something I have the slightest of struggles with. I must say though, as my blog has grown, so has my valiancy.

I’ve been reading a lot lately, I had the good fortune to be an ARC reader for a fantastic book, Order of Seven by Beth Teliho, <— check out her blog * I loved it. I shared a short review here in case you’re interested, I seriously recommend it as a fantastic read. I’ve been sent two new ARC copies for review in the last couple of weeks as well, Lose The Cape – Realities from Busy Modern Moms and Strategies to Survive and Motherhood May Cause Drowsiness 2nd Ed, I’m looking forward to reading them and sharing my thoughts.

11124480_10205087766207350_4988765248529775265_nI spent the better part of today roaming the aisles of Barnes & Noble, looking for treasures. I left with the latest installment of the Dorothy Must Die series, The Wicked Will Rise, Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman, Paradise Lost by John Milton, People I want to Punch in the Throat by Jen Mann, and two volumes containing all ten of L. Frank Baum’s Oz books. Fabulous afternoon. Of course, any afternoon filled with books and coffee are bound to be fabulous.

Now I’m sitting here listening to the sound of rain falling outside my window and counting my blessings. I’m sipping a nice hot cup of coffee too . . .



11 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share, scatterbrains, books, & a light rain

  1. oh why thank you, lovely lady! I appreciate the shout out on here…I was just reading along and then BAM there’s my name! 🙂 So happy you enjoyed the book, and as always, still very grateful you read and reviewed.

    I haven’t read that Neil Gaiman book yet….I’m intrigued. It’s funny, he’s such a writerly icon, yet some of his books completely lose me, while others seep into my fibers never to let go. I want ALL his books to be in my *in love with this book* list, but they just aren’t. My fave thus far is The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

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    • Trigger warning is the third one I’ve read – Honestly, the introduction was my favorite part. The book is random and odd, not my favorite. I’ve read The Ocean at the end of the Lane and Neverwhere – loved both of them – And you’re welcome 🙂


  2. Almost-happy birthday to your blog! Wow! I love the image of your eighteen year old listening to you read. Your words have a quiet cadence to them so I imagine you have a soothing read- aloud voice. Sorry, I can’t turn off the teacher in me!

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  3. I sipped my tea and cradled my mug as I read this, and I wished that we were sat across from one another – probably not at a table, but in the squooshy sofa bit of the coffee shop…and I love that your 18 year old still gets stories read to. I think I’d want you to read me a story, and then I’d tell you one. I could (and have) talk about Oo7 for HOURS. LOVE that book.

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      • Redoing that messed up-typo-mess 🙂 How did I miss this comment?! Someday I hope we do get sit with each other on a sqooshy sofa somewhere 🙂 I think I’ll read Oo7 to them, I know they’ll love it as much as we do!


      • I don’t know, my dear – maybe it was hidden inside one of your 396 tabs? :p

        But YES I would love if we were able to do it. Next trip to Murica and I’ll make it my mission to have tea with you.

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