Good morning, my beautiful blog friends! I’m so glad you could join me today…because I have some exciting news! Before we get into that, let’s pour you a cup of coffee (the dinos made it, of course) and snuggle into the couches. It’s a little chilly this morning, so you might want a throw or some dog snuggles to keep you warm. (I wouldn’t bury in too deep though…it’s supposed to get up to 70 later today.)
Oh, and let me apologize for the store-bought snacks! The dinosaurs have been terribly busy this week, and all of their free time has been devoted to using Duolingo to learn French. They’re a bit obsessed with that right now, and since they’ve managed to practice every day of 2017 so far, they really don’t want to break their streak. 😉
Okay, so what is that big announcement that I teased you with up there???
Starting next Saturday (February 18), Weekend Coffee Share will have a new home! And where will that home be??? Right here at Nerd in the Brain! I am so excited and honored to be the new host for Weekend Coffee Share, and I so look forward to having coffee with all of you each weekend! Part-Time Monster has been an incredible, wonderful host, and I promise to take very good care of this awesome thing she has nurtured and grown.
Y’all, I am just so excited!
In other goings-on, I’ve had my usual busy week…but it’s been a good kind of busy. Last weekend was spent gaming with some of the awesome-est ladies in the whole wide world, so the whole week had a shiny glow to it. 🙂 Other than that, it was a week of orthodontics appointments, dinner theater planning with the PTSO (with only one printing disaster!), and the usual teenager wrangling and home maintaining.
Once I get through this weekend, I should be looking at a fairly quiet week…I haven’t had one of those in a long while, so I’m quite looking forward to it! But there is that bit about getting through this weekend. Today, I’ll be spending a few hours at the school helping the PTSO get set up for our big dinner theater event…and then it’s off for a hike and a meal with that husband o’ mine. Tomorrow brings the actual dinner theater event, so the day is sure to be crazed. (But rewarding! Our advance ticket sales have been great, and we’re hoping the “show only” walk-in crowd, and their desire for concessions, will make the event even more successful.) 🙂
What about you? Anything fun or unusual on the agenda? Has your past week been hectic or relaxed or fascinating? Tell me all about it!
My week hasn’t left a tremendous amount of time for reading, so I’m still working on Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin.
Because I’ve been working on a couple of “long term” craft projects, I’ve had more time for TV than reading (because that mess can be going on in the background while I work), but I haven’t been watching anything new…I’m still working my way through Gilmore Girls…again. 🙂
In gaming, we’ve still been pretty focused on Stardew Valley…even though I haven’t had much time to play this week, I’ve enjoyed cheering John on while he plays. (Watching other people game is also great for background entertainment while working on craft-y pursuits.)
What about you? What are you watching? Reading? Playing? Tell me all about it!
Let’s see…what’s up in blog news? Not a whole lot really. I think I’m finally ready to get to the post-a-day schedule I’ve been ramping up to.
I’ve been using a new editorial calendar on Trello, and it has been helping me tremendously with getting things organized and planned and on track. I’ve tinkered with Trello in the past, but I’m just now realizing how bloomin’ useful it is for blogging! Have you used it before? What did you think?
Normally, the dinosaurs use this space to share a little recipe with you, but they also have an announcement to make. As much as they love cooking tasty snacks for you, they have other things they want to share, too! They feel like their love of science hasn’t been properly displayed on the blog, so they’re going to be switching things up a bit. They’ll continue to share one of their favorite recipes with you every other week…and the weeks in between will be for sharing some of their favorite quick and simple STEAM activities.
This week, they’ve just spent too much of their time on Duolingo to get anything prepared, so instead of sharing a recipe or activity, they want to extend an invitation. If anyone is looking for another buddy on Duolingo, you can find those dinos under the username Nerd in the Brain. (They’re a little miffed to not all have separate accounts, but there’s just the so much language chaos I want happening on my phone.) 😉
Well, the time has come for me to get my ducks all in a row and head up to the school for a few hours of tablecloth-placing and food truck building (we have an old-fashioned carnival type theme going for the event, so we have to create the illusion of food trucks) and twinkle light stringing and that sort of thing. 🙂
I really look forward to seeing you next week in the first week of Weekend Coffee Share’s new home! 😀
And until we chat again, I hope you have an amazing week full of love and hugs and giggles and learning and fun! ♥