IWSG Let’s Have A Cup of Coffee


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It’s a blog hop, Insecure Writer’s Support Group. Want to play, read, learn about and meet other authors,check out the rules here to participate or give support, http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/p/the-insecure-writers-support-group.html Give a shout out and drop a comment. We all love getting them.

IWSG is hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh. His co-hosts this month for October 1 are: Kristin Smith – http://swordsandstilettos.blogspot.com/ Elsie http://mockturtlemusings.com/ Suzanne Furness http://suzannefurness.blogspot.com/ Fundy Blue http://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com/

Coming soon from the IWSG group an anthology put together in celebration of three year anniversary.  You can find several submission to this anthology posted today on participating websites.  I submitted mine through email.



I am late getting my post up. I have written in the past about most of my fears, but today there is not one particular one that is plaguing me. I am struggling lately, but that is life. My brain wants to tell me I have nothing to say. I may not have anything stellar to say, but I do have voice. Life is tough, but you just trudge through it, until you make it to the other side of that mountain.  Our lives are a sketch of routines.

I’m a coffee drinker. I have been most of my life. The ritual of making and drinking it in the morning adds something to my day and without that my day never feels right. Life is like a cup of coffee, not a box chocolates. The chocolate is the moments of joy and happiness we find along the way, but the coffee or tea is a daily choices that shape our days. If you are a coffee drinker, have you ever noticed that not everyone knows how to make coffee, even if they know how to put the grounds in the coffee pot and start it brewing?

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  • I don’t feel the choice when I’m all blurry eyed and trying to wake up. Just sayin’

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

    • admin

      Well, drinking coffee is not really my point, but an analogy about the cup that contains it, which does not change the quality of the liquid, so whatever the liquid you consume or don’t, the meaning is still the same. This video is one of my favorite.

  • I love pumpkin spice coffee at Starbucks. It doesn’t make sense to me that it’s only available in the fall. It’s not like they are juicing a pumpkin for it’s spice. I think it’s just the spices you would put in a pie. They tried to tell me it’s a very expensive syrup. That makes zero sense to me.

    • admin

      LOL, syrup is not seasonal. It is about the money they make, not the expense of the syrup. They only serve it in the fall to make people buy it more often, because they like it and know it is not available long. It boost fall sells, because they do it that way. I like StarBucks, but I normally get their dark roost and add real creamer, sometimes a slim vanilla latte.

  • Unfortunately, I like the caloric frozen coffee drinks the most. I’m more of a vanilla chai or hot chocolate gal during the winter. Looking forward to your piece in the IWSG Guide!

    • admin

      Thank you. I like the ice stuff once in a while, as well as Chai and Hot Chocolate in the winter too. Its all good really. Coffee is just my daily, must have, go to on a daily basis.

  • Many a morning the thing that’s gotten me to separate head from pillow has been the thought of a warm mug of java.

    • admin

      Coffee can actually relax me, but it will also knock a headache out of me by the 2nd cup, which I seem to wake up with more often lately than not, so i get that. Thanks for commenting.

  • This is going to sound weird, but I’m in my 60s and I just started drinking coffee last year. I know, weird! It helps to keep me awake. Along with menopause comes this over whelming urge to have a few naps throughout the day. Coffee seems to curb that.

    • admin

      Coffee helps me get through my too, lol. I actually a couple of other people that have developed a taste for coffee later in life and fairly recently. You are not alone in that, lol.

  • I’m embarrassed to say this, but I can’t make coffee. Not even the instant kind. Maybe because I’m not a coffee drinker either. But I have recently discovered chai tea.

    Your words about life is so true. We just have to carry on. Thank you so much for your encouraging words on my blog. It is much appreciated.

    • admin

      Oooo, I like Chai Tea too. You might like spiced tea, if you like Chai. I grew up in a family of coffee drinkers and started drinking at a very early age. We drank “iced tea”, but not hot. Hot tea was a taste I had to acquire. I found, if I put creamer in it like I do coffee, I like hot tea sometimes too now.

  • I made it a point not to learn the art of coffee making since I’m not a coffee drinker. I do love the smell of coffee, though. Go figure.

  • Hello Juneta. I drink tea all day at home and go out to have a great coffee. A great rituall

    • admin

      LOL, nothing wrong with that. When I was a kid we were big “ice tea” drinkers, but we included morning coffee with that. Now a days, I drink all day at home, but only out when it is at a place I know serves good coffee.

  • I don’t know the art of making coffee, and I’ve found that tea is an individual choice – how long it steeps, what kind of tea is used, etc. I generally direct guests to the tea-making area and let them make it the way that they like it best.

    • admin

      LOL, yeah in the real world of making coffee, the host brews the coffee to their taste and then the guest uses condiments to suit their own taste. The nice thing about tea, if its hot tea, the guest does the whole thing to suit their taste for the whole process. That triggered a whole new analogy in my own mind, lol. Thanks for taking time to comment to me.

  • mlouisebarbourfundyblue

    You have me laughing, Juneta! Coffee is the first thing I head for every morning and throughout the morning. And every day, I have to have chocolate! I fight with the nothing stellar to say boogyman too. But we just have to keep walking if we want to reach our dreams, don’t we? Thanks for your fun, gritty post, and for the photo ~ I’m so visual and I love it when someone includes a photo with his or her post! Take care! Keep trudging!

    • admin

      Yes, to the dream! Thank you for commenting. I like the visual too. I find pictures inspiring and when you find just the right that reflects a written idea it creates magic. A picture can launch a story in my mind. I like when that happens.

  • I don’t know how to make coffee. Of course, I don’t drink it, so that’s probably why!

    • admin

      LOL, well there is an art to it, if you are a serious coffee drinker, because not all coffee taste the same. Thank you for stopping by to say Hi.

  • I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but I like your comparison between the box of chocolates and the cup of coffee. Hope life starts treating you better soon. Your voice deserves to be heard.

    • admin

      Thank you Lori. I appreciate that. Life goes on, so we know eventually it come around to our way again, if we just hang on long enough. I will just keep writing.

  • My husband feels the same way you do about coffee when it comes to feeding our dogs in the morning. It’s something he looks forward to. Washing out the bowls, measuring their food, putting one of our dog’s medicine in and hiding it. It throws him off if I get up earlier than him and take care of it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  • I must confess I am not a coffee drinker so I do worry about making it for others! I do love my morning cup of tea though. I can not function without it.

    Great to visit and meet you as co-host of IWSG this month.

  • Hi Juneta, a day just doesn’t start right without a cup of coffee! I’m here because of you! You are a constant inspiration and talking to you and watching your journey helps me with mine 🙂
    Thank you

    • admin

      Morning Coffee is the best. Ditto to you 2 Angela. Sharing a journey is always so much more fun than solo. So glad you decided to join IWSG. HUGS

  • I confess, I cannot make coffee…but I do love the smell! Really liked you post, and thank you so much for the advice on my post. It is so very appreciated :).
    Ninja Girl

  • LOVE your view on coffee! 🙂 I just got back from a conference and coffee was sooooo bad but I had to drink it anyways o else I’d fall asleep through every talk, LOL. And you always have something stellar to say. I love listening to your advice, reading your blog and stories, and chatting with you. You’re never short of stellar when I talk to you, I’m sure your WIP will shape into a stellar work too. Just keep at it.

  • I love my coffee! Like you, I find my day isn’t quite right without it. I have asthma and allergies and have found that coffee really helps mitigate the symptoms of both. So I can always say I have to drink it for medicinal purposes! 🙂

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