Diana at Part Time Monster introduced me to this feature that starts out, If We Were Having Coffee . . . ., where the idea is to have the kind of conversation you’d have over a cup of coffee or tea. She isn’t the first person to do this. In fact, I did a search and found all kinds of people involved. For example, one of Jamie’s coffee breaks can be found here.
This weekly feature, she is the one who introduced me to the idea. I love the conversational style of it. I love that it encourages the randomness I’m starting to embrace in my blogging. And I love that it’s related to coffee! So here I go!
If we were having coffee . . .
*I’d tell you that I’m nearly half-done with grading for exams. I’m a little disappointed in the quality of the writing on these exams, but at the same time, I understand. I’ve mentioned in other places that I think 18-week semesters are a tad too long. I think students just want to get through the essay writing task and move on to their other exams. I’m crazy to look for great writing in an exam situation. And as I’m always reminding them BEFORE the exam, this is about showing me that you understand the process of writing, not about creating some perfect product–which is impossible in 80 minutes (or ever). haha
*I’d tell you that I managed to get in four days of walking this week, in spite of the heat and humidity. I like the new coffee shop I’ve found that sets me up for such walks three times a week.
*I’d tell you that I’m struggling with productivity a bit this week. Although when I look at what I’ve accomplished, it’s not that much of a downturn. Maybe I need to stop comparing it to the insane schedule of the last two months. I’m looking into strategies to balance the to-do list with real breathing space.
*I’d tell you that I am enjoying the blog challenge and the randomness of my blogging lately. And that this might actually be one of two posts today. The second post would be the one to make up for not posting on the challenge yesterday. Since I’m already two weeks behind, it might be a good idea to make a little more of an effort.
*I’d tell you that the people I have found in blog land have helped me in my attempt to find my voice. The comments I’ve been getting the last days (since I started posting again) have encouraged me to keep heading in this direction. I’m beginning to think that my life is very random right now. As I use the next year or so to sort things out in preparation for my move back to the US, I may discover a specific focus I want to take on. But for now, I just use the blog to respond to the randomness of life in general.
*I’d tell you that I finally found fabric for the mystery blog challenge (post to follow) and that I’ve cut said fabric into the pieces I need for the first clue. Clue #2 arrives on July 1. In the meantime, I’m organizing my summer quilting dream list. Did I mention that there will be a post to follow at some point?
How about you? What would you like to share if we were having coffee or tea? Share in the comments below, or do your own post. I’d love to hear from you!