If we were having coffee today I’d let you know I’ve escaped to my favorite little shop and grabbed a seat by the window. I’ve also saved you one so grab your favorite beverage and let’s have a chat. Today I even bought an extra special treat. The shop started carrying little gluten free gems! Finally something besides a delicious granola bar or delectable chocolates,I can have while I enjoy my coffee. It’s quite tasty and rich, I do believe I will save some for dessert tonight after my dinner.
How has your week been?
Anything new or exciting happen? Anything special, or just something you’re looking forward to this coming week?
I will say I can’t wait for the final season of Mad Men to start tonight. Something about that show, although I was not around during that era, I can completely relate to the Advertising Agency dynamic, to a point. Granted when I worked in advertising it was in the late 90’s to early 00’s (ok I don’t even know how to write the 2000’s 2K’s ugh and to think it was so long ago) Anyway even during my time period, the stereotypes of women in advertising, was still hanging over our heads. I was lucky, I had a supportive company I worked for, that actually encouraged it’s employees. All of them. But I had surely witnessed my fair share of descrimination/sexism etc. either around me or to me. It was always so surprising to me to be asked “Wow you’re a Media Buyer? That’s usually a mans position” Well excuse me, my deals were always handled with the utmost of care, attention to detail, and I moved up very quickly in a short amount of time. Not tooting my own horn, but I swear had I not had my accident, goodness only knows what possibilities would have been available to me…. but I digress. That was the past, and so I live slightly vicariously through the episodes of Mad Men. Sad to see it go, but like everything else, there’s a time and a place, and this is its time.
So this past week has been pretty interesting to say the least. Yes it’s Easter Sunday and I do celebrate it. But as I’ve gotten older and there are no children around, the holidays have lost their meaning along the way. For various reasons not just the absence of children. I don’t discuss religion, or politics, that much or at all, because there is always some kind of issue.
I’ve steered away from the Catholic Church for two main reasons.
- I don’t feel at peace when I am in my local church. That feeling of joy and closeness has been long gone when I walk into those doors. For both the Priests that preach there, and the sterile enviornment it embodies.
- Also because I don’t feel like I’m such a great Catholic because I do not align completely with their preaching. I believe God accepted EVERYONE, and I don’t believe the church does that. How can I step foot into an establishment I don’t compleetely agree with? I do believe in God, and a spiritual presence, and I’m comfortable praying at home.
I have God in my heart, and for me I don’t need to be at church.
Wow I kinda went off there but I guess the day it kind of goes. I won’t bore you with my beliefs. But I do wish everyone who celebrates, a Blessed Easter, and also a Happy Passover, or a happy Sunday!
I’d also tell you that this week I’ve been participating in the beginning of the month long A-Z Challenge and boy is it an interesting ride. Every post so far has been challenging but so worth it. I’m exploring different writing styles (to me) and enjoying the experience. It really is fun. You can check out some of my posts, A~D so far, I hope you find something you like. Also please check out the other great bloggers that are participating HERE
I’ve been finding different types of poetry and also just some other random posts. Looking forward to the rest of the alphabet and I have a few special things planned for the letters K, S, & T. I’m really looking forward to S because I had been planning a post for a while and unbeknownst to me it coincides perfectly with the days letter.
I would also say that if you have an IDEA that you’d like me to explore during the challenge, drop me a comment down below and I’ll look into it. Remember A~Z is a daily (minus Sundays) post that corresponds to a letter of the alphabet. Tomorrow, Monday April 6th will be the letter E
I’m still posting from my phone and switching between the iPhone app and the web browser version. It’s a big pain in the patootie more so for the photo adjustments but I’m learning some HTML and other techniques in the meantime so not all is lost. Always trying to make the best of situations at hand. That’s my motto, don’t know how much I succeed in that but I’ll keep trying.
Well I’m off to go make dinner. Roast pork loin and sweet potatoes. I’m looking forward to the sweet potatoes more than the pork, but that’s just me. It’s going to be hopefully a nice quiet evening at home with Mom & Teach (stepdad).
I hope you have a wonderful day, a great week ahead. Thanks for joining me in Weekend Coffee Share, Part Time Monster hosts a weekly coffee share. To join the fun and see what everyone else is doing for the coffee share, go to the “linky“
Those are my Random Musings and Wanderlust for this weekend. See you round!