If We Were Having Coffee: Stick a Fork in Me

Via My Aching Head

Via My Aching HeadIf we were having coffee, I’d tell you that this past week was outrageously crazy and busy. Work was exhausting, I had several big projects due, a lot of fires I had to put out, monitored phase 2 of 3 phases of state testing*, and this week was topped with huge professional development conference hosted by my district on Saturday. I am pretty pleased with myself that I got everything done without stressing. I am fortunate to work with a great team, and we all step up when we times get crazy busy.

My workshop session on Saturday was awesome, and I got a lot of positive feedback. I was worried I wouldn’t have any mojo first thing on a Saturday after such a demanding week, but at 7 AM, I was ready to go! I napped for 3 hours after the conference, but I was able to make it happen. I’m proud I was able to get everything done this week without getting overwhelmed or losing my cool.

Everything went better than expected.


If we were having coffee, I’d give you a blog up date. I’m still going strong(ish) in the A to Z challenge. It was a pretty good week. Here’s a quick round-up:

I’m sure after I told you my line-up for the week, you’d bring up the fact that an ‘O’ post was missing. I’d act genuinely irritated because I didn’t realize I skipped O until just now. Seriously, I was typing my round-up and realized I skipped my O post. I just slap forgot. No wonder nobody had a Q post yesterday. Ugh. I’ll just do my O post on Monday and continue like nothing happened.


If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I noticed recently that I have to think twice when using some words like passed/past and then/than. I never had any issues before. Last week, I called my friend, he’s a professor of English, to see if I used allegory correctly in a completely ridiculous yet unnecessarily heated debate with a coworker. I had used the word correctly by the way.

My brain is betraying me, and I don’t like it! 😦


If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m watching Netflix’s Daredevil. My college friend told me I had to watch this show. He said he guaranteed I would like it. I only watched the first episode because he’s always on point with his suggestions for me. Normally, I don’t watch these superhero shows because the tend to be massive disappointments. It’s like I have all these expectations that the show can’t possibly live up to, but I’m loving Daredevil which totally surprised me. I’m trying not to binge watch this series like I’ve done other shows.

I told my mom about Daredevil on Monday. By Wednesday she was telling me to hurry up and finish so we could talk about it. She loved the show, but I don’t want to talk about it with her anymore. Honestly, I don’t feel like listening to her go on and on about how Daredevil looks gooooooood… almost as good as the Rock… almostI don’t care if he’s blind.


Nope. I don’t want to hear that Mama!

*Louisiana students have 3 phases of state mandated standardized testing that take place in March, April, and May.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me about your week? What shows or movies have you watched that you enjoyed a lot more than you expected?


If We Were Having Coffee is a weekly blog share and link up hosted by Part-Time Monster. You can join the fun too!

First coffee image via My Aching Head on Flickr

17 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee: Stick a Fork in Me

  1. Thanks for the coffee! I’ve been bingeing on Downton Abbey (I know, I’m a little behind things.)

    Those graphic organizer links are great! I’m a writer, not a student, but for creative writing some of them are just what I need. 🙂

    • But now you have all the episodes at your disposal. No waiting for you!

      I’m thankful that I had teachers who used graphic organizers. We even used them (webs) to brainstorm before we outlined our research papers. Ugh, but those stupid note cards. I’m still bitter about all those note cards.

  2. We’ve only seen the first episode of Daredevil, but it was pretty good. We’ve just got a lot of series that we’re watching right now.

    And too funny about the “O” post!! Ah well—-maybe it’ll be sweeter for the waiting. lol

    • I was seriously mad about my missing ‘O’ post on this side of the computer. I build a bridge and got over it though.

      Good thing about Netflix is that series isn’t going anywhere. I had to take a break from House of Cards because nobody is supposed to watch 2 seasons in almost 2 days. Rookie mistake.

  3. Somehow I did not realize you were in Louisiana! We’re neighbors.

    Your week sounds like mine. I am so behind — doing a week’s worth of visits this afternoon.Thanks so much for writing the coffee share post. We’ve been concerned about what April would do for participation, because so many of us are doing A to Z. And good move, rounding up your previous week’s posts in the coffee post,.

    I’ve not seen Daredevil yet, but just based on the reaction I am seeing around the blogosphere, I kinda wish I’d had someone blog it for Sourcerer!

    Happy April!

    • I didn’t think I could do any coffee posts this month. But doing a round-up has really helped me. I love participating in coffee share, but I was worried that participation would be minimal this month due to A to Z. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of people still participating. It really is a fun link-up.

      I did look to see if you guys were writing about Daredevil on Sourcerer. I’ve never been a huge fan of Daredevil comics or that tragic Affleck movie. I’m interested in seeing what you guys think whenever you can write about it. I know you guys have a lot of projects going on so it may take some time.

      Happy April to you too.

      • Daredevil has always been one of my faves, comics-character-wise. Not getting in on this series, like, NOW, was probably a strategic error on our part. We did well with Agent Carter, and our first season of Penny Dreadful is legendary at this point. Still getting google hits. The trick to TV blogging seems to be get in on a series right when the first season starts, and be smart with the writing. (That Affleck movie was terrible.)

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