The Creative Pause Edition: Second Serving Sunday

A weekly peek backwards and a look ahead, from my little corner of the blogosphere…

Are you ready for a Second Serving?

Life Stuff:

Last Week’s Edition: Cocooning Connection

  • It’s been a fairly quiet week here. As sometimes happens, everyone in the family is on a different sleep/wake cycle. That tends to mean that we stay home more than go out, and that I have more time available for writing. I did attend my first tai chi class in three weeks – I missed it! – and go for a walk in the woods, all alone.
  • Annalise is at a sleepover – that always means things are a lot quieter here. There was time for connection and a moviewith Jeremiah, writing time, and then a rare quiet evening with my Accomplice.
New York State Museum, last fall.

Last week’s features:

ROW80: The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have A Life.

  • Divergent Reflections: Some things get set aside as family connection takes precedence on a long weekend.

Eight Sentence Sunday: The Blog Hop For Everyone Who Loves to Write!

  • Playing Along”: A Vulcan, a human, a datapadd, and a murder mystery….now, how do they all fit together?

Mindful Monday:  Because Self-Awareness is Vital to My Joyful Life.

  • In the Material World: What happens when I bring mindfulness to the act of hometending? Rooms that serve us better, and a deeper purpose.

WIPpet Wednesday: Date-related WIP Snippets!

Coffee and Conversation: Grab a cup of something refreshing, and let’s chat!

  • The Coinblade Chronicles: Let me tell you about Bound in Shadow and its delicious antihero, Driev, swaggering soon onto an e-reader near you! =D

SoCS (Stream of Consciousness Saturday): A weekly prompt to free the mind, and the words!

Variety’s Spice: Those little extras in life!

Story A Day September: Because once a year isn’t enough, and Trip and T’Pol won’t wait!

  • “Tunnel of Love”: T’Pol’s queries regarding a song title lead to a rather unexpected Vulcan/human standoff…complete with egg salad, tea, fascination and possibly some heavy blushing. Prompt: character is in a tunnel.
On its way…

What’s Next:

  • This Thursday will mark the end of Round Three of ROW80, which will resume on Monday, October 5 (I think!). I’ll be sticking with my goals till the end of the month, and then adapting for the new month and the new round.

  • I’ll also be kicking off our 2015-16 homeschool paperwork.

  • And, with circadian rhythms moving into better harmony, I expect there will be a trip to the New York State Museum, and possibly apple-picking, in our not too distant future.

This week, on the blog:

  • #8sunday: More “Mission Accomplished” from that delicious inter-species duo, Trip and T’Pol.
  • Mindful Monday: Tai chi and cultivating mindfulness.
  • ROW80 Updates: On Sunday and Wednesday, for the duration of the round.
  • Coffee and Conversation: Making-Do Miracles…and the power they bestow.
  • Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS): A post based on the weekly prompt, TBA Friday. I’ll go wherever my wandering mind takes me…
  • Story a Day September: More new stories for The IDIC RomanceA tough, smart Vulcan lady, and the tough, smart (and really brave!) human who loves her…

In the Wilds of Internet-Land: What Piqued My Interest This Week:

Two from Silver Threading:

That’s what I’ve been up to, and will be getting up to.

What about you? Anything exciting happening in your corner of the world?

Any Second Servings to offer?

(Yes, I’m a little nosy. Writer thing.)

If you want to satisfy my perhaps inappropriate curiosity,

drop a line, a link, or an image into the rectangular receptacle below…

or just pass around the serving platter!


  1. Thanks for linking. I really appreciate it. Today was a slow start, but things are looking a little brighter. I just posted a coffee post, and I actually feel motivated to get a couple others out this week. It would be nice if I could move through life with a little more energy and less of the negative tugging. Thanks for your support. 🙂

    • You’re so welcome! Depression is one of those things that’s been verboten to talk about for way too long, IMO. Every time someone does, especially with an eye toward making things better, it helps break that barrier so that more people can open up.

      I’m happy to be able to help in a small way with that.

      I’m happier that you are making tiny steps toward the positive. Sometimes, a little more energy begins with just a tiny choice or two each day, and builds. I’m popping over to read your coffee post right now, even though I’m all coffeed out for today. =)

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