☕️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.

Weekend Coffee Share: 30-Day Reading Challenge Update

Alright, it’s official, I have the attention span of a gnat. I planned to do weekly updates on the progress of my 30-Day Reading challenge, but to be perfectly honest as of today there really isn’t much to report.

A quick recap. My goal was to read 60 pages per day and read:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Louis Stevenson
  • Songs of a Dead Dreamer and Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti

Which would total 1800 pages for the month. Not bad, right?  Continue reading

Weekend Coffee Share – Bittersweet

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since my last coffee share. A lot has happened, but not a lot at the same time.

So, let’s hop right on into it.

If we were having coffee. . .

I’d tell you to pull up a seat, pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy the not your campfire s’mores with bourbon spiked chocolate.

So, what have you been up to since the last time we met? I hope you’ve been winding down the summer months with lots of fun on the agenda. Continue reading