Trent and I sat in the corner, sipping rich french roast whilst discussing beers. He was pretty excited about the music cd he was producing with a collection of his work. I waved Mihran over and introduced the two so that they could compare music styles and absolute genius!
Melissa, Jessica, Roshan and discussed Melissa’s projects for the A-Z challenge she would be running in her Writing Room 101. Z-man, her little nephew had kept her busy this weekend, so it was a good time to relax and discuss the exciting things she was planning. We all have Jessica a big hug for landing a new job which would sadly reduce her time with us but would be great for her career and family.
Jo and Ronovan came to join us and we shared the news about Kate’s family (The Dazzling Whimsy). All agreed that we would do all we could to help her parents out and hopefully send a positive response to an awful event.
The bell tinkled and The Modern Philosopher walked in. Icicles held onto his hat and he shivered as snow flakes melted off his heavy overcoat. The barrista quickly brewed the perfect blend to melt his frozen bones and bring a smile to his face. Luccia commented that she was reminded of Kind Sisyphus and his eternal punishment from Zeus. I nodded in agreement.
It’s been a hard week for me and I was questioning my own life. Good things were happening. I went for a job interview and was offered a new role that would enhance my time in the library and get me involved with the literacy side of the school. All good. My page at Coffee Time Romance was nearly up and running and I would be able to sell my romance books through their awesome site which is a wonderful step forward.
I sighed. The downside to the week was my mother showing no sign of improvement, even though I tried to con myself that things were progressing. Watching her fight to survive put a huge damper on everything. Colleen gave me a big hug and I put my bag of self pity away just in time see Hugh and Lance walk in. It was great to see them both and I couldn’t wait to give Hugh a celebratory hug for his latest horror story, Needles, whilst Lance walked in proud and caked in mud from his hockey game where he scored two of the four goals for his winning team! Callum gave a loud “Whoop!” and set off for the counter with Natasha and Sarah. Choppy, her beautiful dog gave a whoof of approval at the free doggy treat given.
I checked the time and quickly finished my coffee as I was late for visiting time at the hospital. Diana looked up as I was leaving and I waved good-bye, hoping to chat to her when I returned to the meet up. There were so many things I wanted to ask about her blogging and social media plans and of course, her plans for the A-Z challenge.
The air swirled with snow flakes and I ran out into the night, ready to face reality.