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If We Were Having Coffee

If We Were Having Coffee

If we were having coffee, I would invite you in for your favorite beverage, be it coffee, tea, coke, water, etc. We would sit down at the kitchen table and have a nice visit.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you I may be getting new neighbors soon, as the one place next to us is up for sale and the place across from us is being cleaned up and fixed up. I don’t know if it will be for sale or not as the place has been empty for the nearly two years I’ve been living here. From what I understand the old man who lived there had died in there and his only child was in jail for ‘white collar crime’.

The last few weekends someone has been there fixing the place up and today there is a U-haul there being filled with the stuff that was inside. Sam and I were just ‘observing’ these things when I took him out to do his business. We aren’t the nosey type, really. 😉

If we were having coffee, I would mention Spring has come, although today it doesn’t seem like it, as it’s pretty cool out. Officially though, Spring is here. Even the birds know it as they are busy building nests and the trees are budding out. Despite us having a bit of a snow storm earlier this week where it dumped about 8 inches (20cm) on us. It’s all gone now thank goodness.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you how excited I am about the A to Z Challenge reveal tomorrow. It will be great to see everyone’s reveal posts and what they are doing for the challenge. I will be having a post of my own tomorrow, so please watch for that as I’m doing the challenge this year too.

If we were having coffee, I would confide that I am determined to have something published this year. I will probably go the self-publish route, but I’m not ruling out sending out something to agents or/and publishers. I am done with procrastinating out of fear. I am going to do it! I have a best friend who has confidence in me and she is pushing me to do this (in a nice way, of course). I’m not getting any younger, so now is the time to just shove my fears aside and get it done. Wish me luck!

If we were having coffee, I would want to know what is going on with your life. What exciting things do you have planned or hope to accomplish this year? I would refill my coffee mug and whatever you are drinking and I’d listen to you tell me all about things. That is what a good hostess and friend does.

So until next time, have a wonderful week and don’t be a stranger!


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26 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee

  1. Great coffee Jackie, thanks! I like hazlenut coffee.

    Your description of the neighbour’s place being cleaned out and the son being in jail made me think of of Desperate Housewives – be on your guard with the new people! 😉

    Good luck with the publishing, feel the fear and do it anyway.


    1. Hi Vanessa! Thanks for having coffee with me! One hazlenut coffee coming right up.
      I’m always on my guard with new people. LOL Especially neighbors. I’ve had some neighbors from hell before. 😉
      I will feel the fear and do it anyway! Thanks for the encouragement.


  2. I like this post Jackie, again lovely insights into your world. I do hope you get ok neighbours…..and I’d be the one on the coke unless it was early morning then I would bring my own tea bag…..


    1. Thanks Dawn. There is always something going on if I stay in one place long enough to observe them. I love this format, very casual and friendly. Thanks for stopping in!

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  3. How nice it would be to sit and have a coffee with you. I can feel the bloglove can’t you? Would love a link to this AtoZ challenge. Ciao.


    1. We had one day of about 78F, but then it snowed and got cooler. I want a spring, not just jump into summer, but I guess Mother Nature has the last say. 🙂

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  4. So happy you’re done with waiting and want to publish this year! Yay!! Please let me know if I can help with any of the nitty gritty on self publishing. Happy you have signs of spring now…beforehand I’ve been very busy and not much here on WP the last few days.


    1. I have noticed you have not been around much lately, but I knew you were busy so I didn’t want to pester you with emails. I will for sure reach out when I am ready to go ahead my friend. Thank you. ❤

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  5. Vanessa and I can share the pot of Hazelnut. That’s my favorite. I AM the nosy neighbor. I need to know what’s going on. I’d be the old lady peeking through the curtains. Hope you have good luck. I’m glad to hear you are going to publish this year. After you do, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.


  6. That’s great news–your determination to get your story published. Hopefully you’ll get a wonderful neighbor or two to have coffee with. My mom and a neighbor used to have coffee and chat at our kitchen table. Great memories.


  7. I am the nosey neighbour! I hope you get a nice one! Good luck on getting published! I’ll be happy to chat if you have any questions or need a push! Been there!! Have a great week and thanks for the visit!! 🙂


  8. If we were having coffee, could I please have a cup of tea instead?, I would tell you about my birds. They are hungry little things having gone through almost all my birdseed and now I need to source a new place to buy it in bulk having left my favorite store 130 miles away.

    I’d also tell you about being woken up at 7am (not good when your a night owl) by a scuffle in the one bird nest right outside my bedroom window. I have no idea what was going on but it sounded like half the side of my house was being destroyed.

    If we were having our coffee and tea I’d tell you that my life may change drastically and my freedom restricted, but that’s a story I’ll wait on till I know if it is going to happen.

    If we were having our coffee/tea, I’d commiserate with you on the late arrival of spring and my plans for an Easter Egg hunt for the little ones in my yard. Oh how I hope the weather holds up that day.

    I’d also share my best wishes that your new neighbors are the right ones and would fit right in giving you and the husband new friends to hang with.


    1. Of course you may have tea Lois! Ah, yes the birds, I have been feeding mine too and ran out of seed. Now they are on their own as I can’t afford anymore. But they will survive.
      Sounds like your bird neighbors were fighting off a burgler perhaps.
      Have your freedom restricted??? No!! That is not allowed!


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