#WeekendCoffeeShare – 11/26/16


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the last time I shared coffee with you, it was back in May. I was sick then and I am sick now, but this was also before The Big Crash. The Big Crash, as I’ve been calling it, happened in June. I’d been growing increasingly depressed for whatever reason (I still don’t know why) and kept trying to ignore it. By June 2nd, there was no way possible to ignore it any longer. I’d begun having thoughts of cutting and burning, and yes, even suicide. Just thoughts, no actions. Those dark voices were also back. I knew I needed help and I needed it fast, so I checked into a psych hospital for a while. I also got medicated again, which lasted five months. Yes, I’ve stopped taking the medicine, ignoring appointments to see the psych doc and therapist. They would be furious with me, but I cannot write while medicated and writing is what I do.

If we were having coffee, I would invite you into my sitting room, which is just a sectioned off area of my bedroom. There are two comfy chairs, shelves of books and a gas heater. It is warm and cozy, perfect for a chilly day like today. We’d have some choco-coffee (a mixture of coffee and hot chocolate) and cinnamon rolls with gooey icing. I made them for Thanksgiving and they still taste wonderful. Come, sit and share with me.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about all the plans that got foiled this year. I wasted five months of writing projects. I’d had projects lined up from June through October, some fun ones too, but depression got in the way. I won’t call them failures, just wasted opportunities. I’ve shelved them until next year. I’ve learned that I can over-extend myself. I hadn’t scheduled in time-off. Something I will rectifyΒ next year.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that since making a come-back in late October, I have been working on a novella for NaNoWriMo. It is titled, Seeing You, a paranormal mystery involving a witch and the FBI.Β I became sick two days into writing it and have been sick one way or another ever since. First it was the tummy flu that lasted almost a week. Now it is a serious cold, possibly flu that turned into bronchitis. I am still plodding along on it, even though I am a day behind and have been almost the entire month. I am not stressing though. If I hit the 50k mark on the 30th, so be it. If not, I will still finish the 50k words into December.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you how lovely Thanksgiving was this year. My brother did most of the cooking, as usual. We had turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing and macaroni & cheese. Dessert consisted of homemade cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie and apple crumble pie. With all of those carbs, I am going to have to do a serious cleansing diet in January because I know Christmas will be a near rinse and repeat. My niece showed up with her two daughters. It was lovely to spend a little time with them, even though I was sick. I adore Stormy, my niece, and her daughters, Skylar and Autumn. If I could afford it, I would spoil all three of them constantly.

And finally, if we were having coffee, I would invite you to tell me about your week. Did anything fun happen? Anything not so fun? Or just randomly okay? Regardless, I’d love to hear all about it. Share with me in comments.

This delightful coffee share is brought to you by Part-Time Monster and friends.



9 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – 11/26/16

  1. Stopping in from weekend coffee share… sorry to hear about the big crash and months of downtime. I am glad to hear things are looking up. Your Thanksgiving sounded lovely. Congrats on NaNoWriMo! I really like the idea of the witch and the FBI.

  2. It’s been a quiet week here. getting back into the groove of home life after being away. Thanks for the coffee and cinnamon bun – yum !

  3. Hi Lori. Glad to find you here. I joined the weekend coffee share last July and I find it a great online community. The past two years have been downcast for me too, contemplating about being clinically depressed and anxious. I had to muster all my strength in pulling myself up and family helps. For the most part, discovering an outlet in writing and blogging as well as connecting with people gives me the support and go on each day.
    I am sorry to hear about your Big Crash but I’m glad you found the time to connect with us today. You are blessed to have such supportive family around you too. Hope to see and read more from you. Will stop by for coffee on your posts soon. I wish you better days ahead πŸ™‚

  4. Hi Lori! The #weekendcoffeeshare brought me here. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that we’re going through a series of ups and downs at home, but I’ve been keeping my head over water. I am trying to keep up with work and NaNoWriMo and writing like someone’s chasing me, which is a good thing. Unlike last year, though, I have been finishing my writing in the morning, and that seems like a good thing.

    I am glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving, and I am sorry to hear about your down time. Hugs! Your brother sounds like a great guy!

    • Hello, Vidya! Thank you for stopping by. Sorry to hear about your ups and downs. I hope they even out for you soon. Congrats on doing NaNoWriMo. I hope you hit the mark since you are writing up a storm. I tend to write better late in the evenings and into the night. Just a big ole night owl here.
      Thank you for the concern. I am hoping I am done with down time πŸ™‚
      My brother is a great guy, most of the time *laughs* He is an amazing cook though and keeps dad and I fed.
      Have an amazing weekend! I look forward to more visits from you. *hugs*

  5. Hard to know which is more therapeutic ..writing or meds..I do wish you luck. The fiction sounds fascinating..I like the witch and the FBI set up a lot. Thanks for coffee. Keep the baby faith!

    • Thank you, Pamela πŸ™‚ For me, the writing is, but the meds, even though they even me out, they steal my muses’ voices. It is a catch-22. And you are welcome for the coffee πŸ™‚ Have a blessed weekend.

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