If We Were Having Coffee…..

If we were having coffee it would be at Tim Hortons this week. It has been a while and I am in the mood for something Canadian (even though Timmies is now American-owned). Have you been to Tim Hortons before? I’m pretty sure every Canadian has and maybe some Americans. There is one in Times Square NYC after all! I even stumbled across one that was part of a corner store in Ireland. I’m sure that’s a rare occurrence! I’d have a black coffee and a couple Timbits. I’m sure you’d probably have something fancier….a latte and a red velvet muffin perhaps? Someone told me no profit is made from Timbits, so they are actually getting rid of the iconic treat! Have you heard that? Is it true? It’s a little sad if it is.


If we were having coffee, I’d ask how you were feeling, what was new and how you were handling the cold. This week has been very chilly and icy! I’m thankful for four-wheel drive.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve been on edge this week. I’m not over the edge yet, so that’s good. I sorted out the corrections for the manuscript I mentioned last week. It’s going to be a bit of a grunt, but not nearly as bad as I thought. I went in to work on Wednesday to have a meeting about it and it went better than anticipated. I was expecting to be ambushed about the manuscript, my hours, my workload, sick leave and my mental health status, but I wasn’t. It seems everyone is too busy dealing with other, more pressing dramas to worry about me. It is unfortunate for them, but I am relieved.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I saw my psychiatrist for the first time this year. It went well, I didn’t cry. 🙂 I had to explain what art journaling was to him. He liked the idea of it and thought it would help me a lot, especially the 2015 Art Project. He told me to keep up with these art journaling workshops until the local clinic can get me into group Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and one-on-one counseling.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that last night, Hubby went for an information session for teaching in the Canadian North. High school enrollment is dropping next year and it is likely that there wont be enough students for Hubby to have a teaching position come September. In fact, there is supposed to be a surplus of teachers throughout all of Ontario and Quebec. This is why Hubby will be applying to school boards in Northern Quebec and the Canadian Territories. This is kind of a scary prospect, but there is no sense in worrying now. We wont know what the real situation is until the spring.

If we were having coffee, I’d let you know about 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. This growing group was formed in response to the tragic events that have been unfolding in the news lately. The group is made up of bloggers from all over the world who, on February 20th, will speak out against cruelty, violence and selfishness by posting about the value of compassion. I encourage you to join in. You can write a post about what compassion means to you or tell a story about how compassion has touched your life. It could even be a quote or a photo depicting the value of compassion and kindness. To learn more, visit the Facebook group or check out #1000speak on Twitter.

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That pretty much sums up the highlight reel for this week. I hope you’ve enjoyed our coffee time! 🙂 Until next week!

(This conversational coffee post is part of a weekend link-up hosted by Part-Time Monster. Join in the fun!)

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