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If We Were Having Coffee


If We Were Having Coffee


Hello, People!

Come on in! Have a comfy seat and a drink of your choice. I will be having my usual coffee. Ah, good stuff.

I do hope everyone is having a great weekend. Where does the time fly? It’s heading toward the end of June already! For most of us, this weekend is Father’s Day weekend. All who celebrate it, I hope you have a wonderful day!

I usually don’t celebrate it. My dad passed away going on twelve years now. I miss him all the time. I don’t need a special day to tell him in my heart that I love him. I believe he knew it then and knows it now.

It’s also the Summer Solsticeย this weekend. Summer will be officially here. It’s the longest day of the year, too. I like it when it’s still daylight at 10:30 pm. ๐Ÿ™‚ I may have to take some pictures and post them. The evening skies are beautiful that time of night.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how excited I am that I finished posting ‘The ABC’s of Death’ this past week. Of course, the work doesn’t stop now. I am going to give it a few weeks restย while I edit ‘The Canine Caper’ (formally The Man in the Fedora). Then I will be starting the edits on the ABC’s (retitled Aย Case of Deceit).

I’d also tell you that I have a new book cover for the Canine Caper! I thought it turned out very well and I will be revealing that in the next week or so. Things are moving right along on the road to publishing both stories!

I want to thank all of you who took my poll on the ABC story. Your comments and votes will help me so much in the editing of this story. If you have read the story and haven’t taken the poll yet, you can find it…here.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell my volunteer Beta readers that soon you will find the story in your email! Thank you for being patient, offering to help and being just great friends. I plan on hitting the editing really hard this coming week to get it ready for you readers to pick it apart. Really, that’s your job! I know you will do it well with the best interest of helping me put out the best story I can. You guys are the greatest!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that on a personal side, I’ve been having a few health problems. Bottom line, too much stress. My blood pressure is up and refuses to come down. Scary stuff since heart problems run in my family. My doctor has tried two different medications and both have made me ill. Terrible side effects. So now we have to try something else. Of course, less stress would help. Ha! Don’t see that happening anytime soon.

Also, as always my doctor says those dreaded words, “lose weight”. Yeah, doc, I wish it was that damn easy. Eh, I’ll die when it’s my time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If we were having coffee, I’d ask you about your week. How is everything with you? I’m here to listen and be a friend. Goodness, you have listened to me enough!

Until next time, have a good day and stay in touch!


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23 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee

  1. Less stress is almost an impossible feat…anyways, at least you have a good sense of humor about everything. I am still working on getting that back. I miss it. Side effects of these meds are awful sometimes. Keep on my friend. โค


    1. It is almost impossible. As you know so well, humor helps. You are getting back to yourself my friend, I’m sending out good vibes to you. โค


  2. It’s so hard to avoid stress, Jackie. I got so stressed when I lived in the city I began suffering from anxiety. It was only a few months ago I realised what it was. To think I’ve been living in this bountiful place for over two years now and didn’t know what was wrong with me! It wasn’t until I read a random blog post about another woman who was suffering anxiety that I realised what I had. Now I understand it, it’s almost gone ๐Ÿ˜€

    One day I’ll write a blog post about it and hopefully help someone else ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. It is hard to avoid the stress. It’s here everyday. The last year of his working, the husband suffered from anxiety. It’s not pleasant.
      You should write a post about it. We all have too much stress in our lives. Or anxiety. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I love the new titles for your books, Jackie. Good luck with your editing, and I hope your beta readers are stellar!! I’m so sorry to hear you’re having to change meds again. It took the better part of four months before they got Rich’s all straightened out, but they did. Hope your doctor can get yours fixed sooner. xoxoxo


    1. Thanks Maddie! Me and the doc have been working on getting my BP down for months, we’ll see what else he tries. Glad Rich is doing better! xxx


  4. I’m with you on the stress thing. Have been writing through it for awhile now and come to the conclusion that I’m creating most of it. It’s how I look at things and make them bigger than they need to be. I know how I’m supposed to eat and didn’t. Do you know the river of Denial has an end? It was when I stepped on the scale 2 nights ago. My feet burned and my legs hurt, I can barely breathe and there is no way I’m going to the doc because I know what she will say. So yesterday I went back on the wagon. It’s time to put on my own oxygen mask and take care of me. 40 pounds is the goal, one at a time. 3 down so that leave 37. I know I’ll feel better and do better. Just need to not hurt. Wish I could help you too. You have stress up the Kazoo and weight adds to the stress. Duh! Why do we do those things to ourselves? Damn life is hard. And we sure know how to make it harder. I wish you well on the BP. That’s what I would tell you if we were having coffee.


    1. Thank you Marlene. I am fighting the good fight against the weight. Right now it’s a 3 somefight, as the changes I make in my diet affects my blood sugar, so I have been fighting the low blood sugar too. It’s hard to find that magic line of eating enough to satisfiy the blood sugar and not eating too much so I can lose weight. I also need to get off my butt and exercise, that has always been the only way I can lose weight. But, like you stated, I’m tired, being heavy makes you tired, so less inclined to exercise. Life is sometimes a roller coaster ride.

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      1. You have to win this fight. I’ve decided to finally put myself first. I get the struggle with blood sugar. I eat a mostly protein diet so that helps me. Not easy though. I’m here for you if you want.


  5. I wish the doctor could give some miracle pill to lose weight.. I need them too.. Enjoyed the post! Leave out the stress and stay healthy.


  6. Let me know if you figure out the trick to that whole “less stress” thing. I haven’t had too much trouble adding in more walking and cutting out some carbs and calories, but the stress is going to be the thing that gets me.


  7. Glad you’re moving along on the writing front. Sorry to hear about the BP issues, though, and hoping you find a solution soon!


  8. Oh Jackie, take a breather and find some peaceful spot for a hour or two. I wish for you the peaceful days you should be having instead.

    I had so much fun following along with your story and can’t wait to see it published.

    If we were having coffee, I’d let myself complain a bit today on how frustrating it is to have rain every day or how I discouraged I am by the progress outside on my gardens or heck even the deck. Every thing seems to be held up by the constant rain.

    Then I’d laugh and tell you how much fun I had last week and the crazy chalk fight we had. I think you would have had a blast if you were here. By the end we (my family and all my neighbors) were covered in sidewalk chalk. It started so innocently. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d tell you all this just to make you laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. Not to sound like doc, but geez Jackie, take care of yourself!!! How high is BP? What meds do you take? – hubby takes losortan-hctz & amlodopine.

    Continued best wishes on your writing & editing:-) I know the books will be great when they come out.


    1. Hi Tena! Thanks. My BP was 175/77 yesterday, I take Candesartan Cilexetil/HCT and he had me on Amlodipine Besylate. The last one makes me sick(er) so I have a dr appointment to see what else we can do.


  10. Please take a couple of pictures of the 10:30 skies! Our darkness here in the south comes much earlier even on the longest day, around 9 p.m. You know I’m happy with your writing progress!! And I hope the blood pressure comes down. Hugs!


    1. I’ll try to take some pictures tonight and post them. Right now we are in the middle of a rain storm, so hopefully it clears out in time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs!

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