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If We Were Having Coffee


If We Were Having Coffee


Hello! Come on in. Let’s have a nice visit, shall we?

Whatever you would like to drink, I’m sure I can find something to suit you. As for me, I’ll have my usual coffee.

It’s been a while since our last coffee clutch hasn’t it? We will have to catch up on each other’s news. Sit, please, make yourself at home. Don’t mind the cat and dog hair. It’s been too long since I vacuumed. I try to keep up with the housework, but when I’m the only one able to do all the house chores I fall behind sometimes.

Also, housework equals boring. 😉


If we were having coffee, I would first share with you the news that today is Dave’s (Rara’s husband also known as Grayson Queen) memorial service was this morning in California. Sadly he passed away way too soon. I still am not quite over the shock on how fast it came about and that he is really gone. I do know of a few bloggers who will be attending the memorial. One for sure is DJ Matticus who has asked fellow bloggers to wear blue today in honor of Dave and Rara.

Rara, I have heard will be attending the memorial. She won’t be shackled (thank goodness), but she will be wearing her prison blue uniform. So, I have worn a blue blouse to show support. We love and miss you Rara.

If we were having coffee, I would also like to mention Mental Mama’s (Erin) Summer Drawing Contest. I completely forgot about it for Friday and I feel terrible about it. So I did a quick and badly drawn J for her contest. I haven’t drawn anything in many years. So I hope you forgive how bad it is. Next time I will be drawing a flower and hopefully it will turn out better.


If we were having coffee, I would tell you what glorious weather we’ve been having in my little corner of Alberta, Canada. Wonderful spring warmth and plenty of sunshine. The flowers are in full bloom and the grass is getting tall.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you how much I am enjoying writing and interacting with readers on my story ‘The ABC’s of Death’. I’m up to chapter 39 and getting closer to the ending. I love how my readers get into it and root for the good guy and boo the bad. You guys are the best!

If we were having coffee, I would update you on my mom and brother’s health. The last we spoke my brother survived a brain aneurysm and my mom thought she was having more heart problems. I’m happy to report both are doing fine now. My brother is back home and taking care of his cats. My mom doesn’t have any extra heart problems. Although the doctors did find her extremely anemic. That is being taken care of with medication.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am planning on adding to my very bare Pinterest boards this weekend. I have read some really good advice on setting up boards on there for writers. I know, I know, it’s a major time suck, but it is a lot of fun. Wish me well and if you hear me yelling for someone to save me, throw me a lifeline will ya? LOL

That’s about it for now. I do hope all those that are celebrating Memorial weekend have a safe and wonderful holiday. Please, don’t forget what the holiday stands for. Even if you aren’t celebrating it, give a moment of silence and thanks for all our men and women in the armed forces throughout the world. They deserve our respect and more.


Weekend Coffee Share is the wonderful idea of Part Time Monster. Come and see what it’s all about and read other Coffee Share’s.  

25 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee

  1. 1st great art work. Sorry to hear about Rara. Good news about your family. Good luck with pinrest. I think all these social media are time suckers. But we have to do what we have to do. Enjoy the rest of your coffee and weekend. BTW it’s a bit chilly down from you. Flowers in bloom but it was in the 50’s this morning.


    1. Oh it’s not my first art work. lol Just my first drawing in years. I’m not very good at drawing, I’m much, much better at painting. Sure all social medias are times sucks, but as a writer, we must do what we must do. It’s in the mid 70’s right now. 🙂

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  2. Clicked on what thought was link to “coffee share” thing but nothing happenned… What is it? What do? How join?


  3. uglydrawing.jpg my ass, that came out great! And please don’t worry about missing the deadline, those things are always arbitrary with me.

    We were actually wearing blue yesterday in honor of a fallen policewoman who was killed in the line of duty. It’s such a sad place sometimes.


    1. Thanks Erin. Yeah, the world is a very sad place sometimes. And I wanted to do the letter thing, I just forgot so I made up for it. 😉 Kinda……

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  4. I don’t know Rara’s story but pick up bits and pieces. Sorry to hear about the loss of her husband. It must be devastating. I’m glad your family is doing better. That takes a load off your mind. Drawing is like writing, the more you do it, the better you get. A lot of writers doodle when they are stuck on a plot. So there you go. I haven’t seen your Pinterest board! Mine is under Flossy Fussbudget. 🙂 Come visit.


  5. Blue it is today, Jackie. So shocking and so sad. A reminder how quickly we can go. Better enjoy every moment and every cup of coffee. It’s always a pleasure to be your guest, my friend, and to catch up. Here we’re in the middle of flying practice…although I’m just watching 🙂


    1. Oh are they starting to fly! Great! I wonder how all 3 will fly above the nest at the same time? lol Thank you tiny. Always a pleasure to have you for coffee. Or any other time!


  6. So sorry to hear about Rara’s husband. She’s had such a tough run of it lately.

    Glad you joined us this weekend, though, and hoping your Pinterest-ing and writing go well.


  7. Hi Jackie, pleased to meet you! So glad your family’s health is improving! Hope you enjoy the long weekend. 🙂 Shelah


  8. Hi, thanks for the coffee, it’s yum. I brought cookies.

    Yes, so very sad about Dave. I’m glad they let Rara attend, but how she coped I can’t imagine. When she is finally released it won’t be the pleasure moment it should have been, I hope she will have lots of support.

    Glad your fam is ok and good work on the drawing! 🙂


    1. The cookies were delish, just what I would expect from you!
      Yes, it is very sad for Rara, I do believe she has a close family. Of course she has us too, though it’s not quite the same.
      Thanks for dropping by Vanessa! Always a pleasure.


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