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Monday's Mug
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Hello! Thank you for spending some time with me. It is Monday’s Mug time where we talk about what happened over the past week. So grab your mug and settle in with me for a little talk.

This morning I’m having coffee, and after going two weeks without it, I want it again. Would you like some coffee?  I thought so. I’m sitting outside with you and will grab you a blanket too. It is cold this morning when it becomes Spring I love being outside. It makes it a little harder to get my writing done. This last week I was going to plant but out temperatures dropped so low I decided to wait till next week. 

My writing has been slower this last week. I had a couple of pretty lousy day Tuesday and Wednesday when it came to writing. I ended up getting nothing accomplished. So I was behind on my deadlines for last week. I always think I will have time to make them up over the weekend, but I again wasn’t able to carve out much time. 

My favorite time to write on the weekends has been Saturday mornings. I have also been pulling away from the keyboard as well which is very unlike me. There is nothing wrong with my computer, and it is usually my preferred way to write. For some reason, though I am enjoying not having to look at a screen for a while. It makes me miss the days when I was a kid and technology didn’t exist as it does now. 

I did write a little bit, but I am having to forgive myself for not being as productive as I usually am. I think May is just a hard month for me to write.  I supposed it is because it is that transition month when school is getting out soon, and summer is coming so quickly. 

 I have continued to do Story A Day and enjoyed the encouragement on that site. I have also made some real friends over there, and there is nothing more satisfying as of late than to have people in my life I can talk about writing with. 

Well, it is too cold to stay out here, so I am going to cut this short today. I hope you have a productive week. 

Monday's Mug
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I would like to welcome you to my first Monday’s Mug. I call it this because I never know what is going to be in my mug. So, if you were sitting here with me today at the table in my kitchen where I have my conversations, I would ask you what you like. I have tea, coffee, and water. I look out into the fields around my home as I make you a cup of coffee.

As I start this week, I can’t help but think of how wonderful Sunday was for me, and I hope that it is just a small preview to the rest of my week. It was kind of a strange and unplanned day. You know the kind of day when you think nothing is working out, but somehow it turns out to be the most fantastic thing ever.

Would you like creamer? Sugar?

So, I have been sick for a few weeks now dealing with this allergy stuff everyone has got, and my chest was starting feel like someone sat on it. I decided to go to the doctor, but there are no urgent cares where I live, and I had a meeting for with a non-profit today, so I decided I would leave early and go to urgent care in a nearby town. 

The urgent care I wanted to go to wasn’t open, and I was super upset. I decided to go to the next town and see if I could get in there. I did finally find it, and I was a little nervous because I had never been there before. I am sitting there about three people in front of me. This older woman checked in a few minutes after I got there. The only seat left was right next to me, and she sat down. 

At first, I was just staring at everyone in the place a million story ideas were streaming before me I couldn’t catch them all. The lady seemed to be straightening her purse. She gets up throws something away and sits back down. I start to cough again as she sits back down.  

Would you like more coffee? I think I’m going to get more water. Here are some great cookies I didn’t make if you would like one.

Anyway, I am sitting there waiting, and this woman asks me what I was there for. I told her allergies and congestion like everyone else. It started something though I was not expecting. 

This conversation started that lasted for almost two hours. She talked about living up north what it was like there and how many different aspects of wildlife she experienced daily. I was a little jealous because I don’t get to see bears, and eagles all the often. She was talking about how hard it was to live in town, and I could relate. We talked about work, family, and religious beliefs. I had made a new best friend in just a short time never even knowing her name. 

It was so strange because I was so upset that I had to go to a different place and then I met this wonderful woman. It was like my soul was just opening up for those moments. I haven’t opened myself up like that in a while with someone. I wish I would have gotten her name. 

Then, I had just an hour before I had to be at the meeting where I was going to meet someone new. I am an introvert at heart in case you didn’t already know this. So, meeting people for the first time for me usually goes badly and stresses me out because I’m awkward, and they don’t know what to do with my weirdness. I can act “normal,” but the more I write, the harder it has been to work like this. 

I get there a little early, and I didn’t really talk too much at first. The woman was asking me questions, and when you start asking me what I do, I don’t shut up. I tell her about my job with the non-profit and about some of the struggles I am trying to overcome within the situation. Before I know it I am talking about my Religious Studies degree again and bonding with another stranger. The rest of the evening just flowed. Everything fell into place. 

It was just one of those great days where you meet new people, and it gives you more hope that there are good people in the world. I got the warm fuzzies. I wish we could talk all day, but I have to get back to work. 

So, until we talk again next week. Have a great day and watch something fall into place.