Weekend Coffee Share 1.13.2018 ☕️

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! Come on in. It’s windy and the temperature is dropping. Oh how I enjoyed those couple of 60 degree days. But oh well, winter is back again.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you the last few days have been interesting. Mostly depressing, but I tell you a bit about that later.

I’ve been participating in the Bout of Books 21 read-a-thon. I said I was going to read 3 books in a week. It may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t. It averaged about 100 pages per day for the 7 days of the read-a-thon. But because of the week I’ve had didn’t really get there. Continue reading

A New Year A New Weekend Coffee Share☕️☕️

Happy New Year to all my bookish peeps!

If We Were Having Coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I’m glad 2017 is over. It was a rough year. 2018 has started off a little rocky, but I think things will settle down shortly.

Let’s see there are quite a few things going on in my personal life, but the two things I’m most excited about are: I resumed my flute lessons and an upcoming opportunity at work.

You may or may not remember that I started playing my flute again when I was in Colorado. I decided I would continue lessons when I moved back to Maryland. My first lesson was today and it went well. This week Continue reading

☕️Weekend Coffee Share☕️

Hey everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since I last dropped in to do a coffee share and I do have a few things to catch you up on.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I’m healing nicely and quickly from my surgery. Although every now and then there is a bit of pain, but that’s to be expected.

I also want to say thank you again for all the well wishes.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you that I participated for the first time in The Broke and The Bookish Secret Santa.🎅🏻 Continue reading

☕️Weekend Coffee Share☕️

I’m going to keep this brief because, well I just took some pain meds and I’m sure I’ll be rather loopy here soon.

If We Were Having Coffee. . .

I’d like to say thank you to everyone that sent me well wishes. They were greatly appreciated. According to the doctor I’m on a slow, but steady recovery process. It’s true what they say once you past 30 your body doesn’t bounce back.

A brief recap from my last Coffee Share. As you may know I was hospitalized and had surgery for a bowel blockage and twisted colon. The part of the colon that was removed was the part in which the appendix is attached. The doctor told me on one of his visits that it also appears that I had appendicitis. Now just by virtue of the part of the colon they had to remove the appendix came out too. Yay me. Free appendectomy. Or was it?

Moving on. Continue reading

☕Weekend Coffee Share☕

Welcome &byladies and gents to this week’s coffee share. It’s going to be a quick one for two reasons: 1) I’m typing this on my phone, so my apologies for any errors and 2) I’m in the hospital.

So let’s just jump right into it. I was supposed to be participating in several challenges NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo as well as an Instagram challenge and I was ready – for the most part.

Anyway Wednesday, November 1 rolls around and I’m awakened around 3am with pain in my abodomen. I rule it as gas and take something for it. It doesn’t work. And it gets worse. I head off to Urgent Care and leave horribly disapponted in their inability or unwillingness to help. I go back home and after a while I decide I have to get this looked at properly. The pain is so bad I can’t even stand up straight.

Get to the hospital and they are on it. Within 6 hours the doctors have an idea, but need to consult a gastroenterologist  first. Well, according to all involved I had not only a bowel blockage but a twisted colon too.

They admit me for observation and to try one other thing. The other thing didn’t work. And head down for a flouroscopy not as uncomfortable as a colonoscopy, so I hear. After that I head straight off to surgery to be disected and put back together again.

I’ll be away from the interwebs at least until this time next week. Because well i’ll still be in the hospital and it’s not real easy typing a blog post on your phone.

So till then!

  1. P.S. I’m feeling so much better.