If we were having coffee – 27 June 2015

How are you doing? Are you celebrating?

If we were having coffee, well then I guess you would be joining me for my morning tea. Little one is still asleep, S. is about to start work, my neighbours are moving out, so it is not as quiet as it could be.

If you are stopping by for tea, and if you are from the US, then we would so likely talk about the new progress in therms of marriage rights (I started my coffee post before, and then realised that it was turning into a post just about the subject of marriage rights, so that will hopefully be a standalone post). I see that WP is spotting rainbow colours…

I would ask you how you have been, what your plans are for your weekend and week to come, how your past week was. Did you do anything blogging wise that I should check out?

I would tell you that last week, just after my coffee share went up, well I passed the 100th follower mark!!! With all the positive comments I have been receiving lately, I am realising that I might have some writing potential somewhere. So thank you all!

I have been busy reading feminist Friday posts, I guess that I am some sort of feminist… and now I have the feeling that there is a post wanting to come to the surface of my mind and get published on that topic too. The feminist Friday posts, my personal readings, changes in my everyday life and some blogs that I have started following, have started to get my brain thinking about so many things.

If we were having coffee, then I would tell you that I didn’t post as much as I would have liked, but that I am quite happy with what I posted. On Tuesday, I posted a long short story, which I do hope you will check out. I joined the love-hate challenge on Wednesday, and shared some vacation pictures on Thursday. I didn’t have the courage to post a book review/recommendation yesterday, instead I spend time with my family and did a lot of reading on other blogs. So I would like to recommend Gulara’s blog to you, which I only recently discovered, but enjoy very much. In real life I have spend a lot of time with my mom, have been running some errants. Nothing special really.

For the weekend I have planned to not get a heat stroke (I am a bit fragile when it comes to heat), to spend time with my family, my grandmother is visiting my parents at the moment, so I’ll be there a lot. S. is sadly working tomorrow (and this weekend looks like a special summer weekend seen the heat), one of his 5 Sundays of the year.

Next week I’ll start working again, one of my students needs exam preparation, now that all his written exams are behind him. So that will start on Monday, and will be I guess on a daily basis during the week to come. On Tuesday I have been asked to come to an interview with a company that does teaching, I guess they are searching for a German instructor, so I’ll see were that goes. I am trying to work as much as possible from home, as it is what I can organise the easiest.

One day, I’ll have to figure out how to do online teaching. Or at least have some students via Skype, hey the internet is there to not be geographically bound, professionally. Have a great weekend!

Are you going to join the Weekend Coffee share this weekend? It is hosted by Diana over at Part Time Monster, go over to her site to check out other coffee sharers/join the linky.

Thanks for joining me for tea, Solveig

Ps here is a picture (hosted on flickr) of Little One’s and my shoes, I love pink and she seems to like it too. I never meant to expressly dress her in pink, but it is a colour that does suit her well. (I will have to tell you a bit more about her habits too I guess). Our shoes are different brands, mine are Victoria, but I am sure they are made in the same factory. You now the soles smell of cherries!!! And you can get them in all colours. Mine were bought on Amazon, while I got little one’s at an amazing little shoe shop for kids around the corner.

our shoes, when they were still clean and new

22 thoughts on “If we were having coffee – 27 June 2015

  1. Those little shoes are the cutest thing ever! I hope you have a lovely time with family this weekend and that you manage to work from home as often as you can. It sounds as though you have a busy week coming up. I enjoyed the longer story you posted, and look forward to reading more of your work. I will also look forward to your thoughts on feminism. Thanks for coffee 😀

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    1. Thank you 🙂 my daughter loves her shoes, and shoes in general, when we pass by a shoe shop for children she always gets all exited, she’ll ruin me financially 🙂
      My weekend was pretty nice, I spend a lot of time with my mother and father as well as my maternal grandmother.
      I am happy to have you as an avid reader and commenter of my blog, thanks 🙂

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  2. I love how you have composed this and am looking forward to your opinions on the topics you raise. Hope you have a great weekend and congratulations on the followers! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, I have nor really taken the time to write about the topics I mentioned last Saturday… but eventually that will be done.
      Your comment ended up in my spam folder for some reason, which has happened a few months ago with another blogger. I have no idea how they decide what spam is (ok sometimes the spam in there is definitely spam).

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  3. Hi Solveig! Thank you for the tea! I’m not from the US, but I am so happy that all those homophobic bigots will finally have to shut up!

    I’ll be studying this weekend and all of next week. I have deadlines at the end of July, so I really need to get cracking on.

    And congrats on passing 100 followers! That’s amazing!

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    1. isn’t it great, now let’s hope for Germany too!

      Good luck with your studies!

      Thank you, I think it is a sort of milestone in the blogging world, isn’t it?


  4. Oh my gosh, those shoes! That’s fantastic!

    I’m glad you stopped by feminist Friday, and I hope you’ll do some writing about whatever topic you’re mulling over. 🙂

    I am just over the moon about the SCOTUS decision. So many wonderful people I know—and may more that I’ve never met but who deserve it just as much—are finally getting legal recognition. It’s past time, but it’s still a victory.

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! My daughter absolutely loves them, but then again she loves shoes in general…

      I am starting to enjoy the feminist Friday posts, I am learning so many positive things about feminism. (I have encountered some weird forms in the past).

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      1. I think there are weird forms of everything, and unfortunately with weird forms of feminism, they get exploited and held up by people who are anti-feminist as examples. It’s frustrating, because there are good things that have come from and that can still come from feminism.

        Anyway. /Feminist rant ending now.


        I love shoes, too. My addiction is flats, though—my ankles won’t let me wear heels.

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  5. The shoes, although I don’t like pink, are adorable! Matching mommy and baby shoes. If I ever have a grand daughter, I want matching shoes…in yellow!

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  6. Congratulations Solveig on your followers. 🙂 It’s a great feeling. The supreme court decision was great. I work at a law firm and there was A LOT of talk about it. Quite interesting to hear peoples thought processes.

    Love the shoes!

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by and complementing the shoes.
      That must definitely been interesting to follow the whole thing in a legal environment.


  7. Thanks for the tea, though I prefer coffee, I have to drink more tea. My stomach does not tolerate the coffee so much anymore. Love the shoes. Reminds me of when my son and daughter were much smaller.

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  8. The Skype idea is not farfetched! A friend’s friend makes his primary income from teaching English to people in Russia, China, and Japan! All from the comfort of his home. 🙂

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