#weekendcoffeeshare: A Change of Pace


I never planned on taking a personal picture for this site. Usually, I am downstairs on my sofa, stretched out in front of the television. But very heavy storms yesterday flooded my living room, causing me to seek refuge in the two rooms upstairs. So if we were having coffee or tea, I would drag my bedroom chair into my office for you so we could chat.

So here is my desk for now. It is barely big enough for my laptop. At least my chair is comfortable and my office is a pleasant refuge. And yes, the woman in the green shirt on the right is me, but a 20 year old me at a concert in France.

I am on Spring holidays now, and if not for the living room flooding, I would be overjoyed. I have whole wodges of time to do nothing, except the little things that are on my to-do list, like get through my massive collection of New Yorker magazines and my backlog of podcasts.

I’m also writing my a to z challenge posts. I am already getting a lot more feedback than I did last year, but it is slow going once more. I am enjoying reading other peoples’ challenge posts, and I am getting into the habit of commenting.

So that is where I am currently. Let’s enjoy our time together. – SDM

NB: Check out the other weekend coffee posts here!


  1. Oh dear, sorry to hear about the flooding! What a nightmare. I do hope you were able to get it taken care of.

    I’m getting a slow start on stopping by others’ blogs for A to Z because I had a super-busy start to April, but I’m hoping to get myself caught up a bit over the next few days. Good luck!


  2. I’m doing A to Z also. My theme is Abuse. If you stop by my blog and drop your link, I’ll be sure to visit you.

    I hope you have a fantastic spring break!


  3. Best of luck with the A to Z Challenge. I’ve done it these last two years, but I don’t have time for it this year. I love, love, love A to Z, though. I’ll surely do it next year if I am still blogging.

    Welcome to the coffee share!


  4. Sorry to read about the flooding of your living room. At least you had a dry spot to retreat. Your desk looks great to me and it was nice seeing a picture of you. Good luck with your writing. Comments generate comments I have found.

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  5. I am actually going to follow your blog, (not just technically WordPress follow!) because I find your writings comprehensively articulating the thoughts of a well informed, politically aware woman having honest opinions of her own, and not pretentious at that. And also because I get an insight into the thought process of someone who comes from a different world altogether, and who I would actually like to meet over a cup of coffee, probably in that cafe on Place du Forum in Arles where Van Gogh painted Cafe Terrace At Night! Respect. 🙂

    Au revoir!

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  6. I’m very sorry that your living room is flooded. (Since my French isn’t as good as Solveig’s, I said it in English 😉 ) That’s awful. I hope you are still able to enjoy your time off!

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  7. Je suis désolée pour l’inondation de ton salon…
    I have been a bit blog and coffee share absent, so nice to meet you! I am going to have a look at your A to Z Posts 🙂

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