IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE GUEST POST:Mar. 15/2015 AWESOME BLOGGERS

Thank You Awesome Bloggers

Paul your Barista

Paul your Barista

Welcome to Willow’s weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul, I’ll be your barista today and I’m happy to be here once again. Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Willow has plumped the cushions and started a cozy fire so we can warm ourselves while we have a cuppa and chat. As usual, I’d be pleased to bring a pot of whatever beverage you prefer – we have a wide range of teas and coffees to satisfy our world-wide readership. Also available is a large selection of spirits for addition to your cuppa or in its place. We can relax while we discuss the affairs of the week both personal and/or worldwide. How has your week been?

I finally got caught up on my e-mails and blog reading this week – phew! A few days away and they pile up by the thousands – literally. Mark over at his  blog  has been doing a photography course and I really liked the coffee cup photo he did as an assignment. Personally I’m for the big one. You know in the few short months that I’ve been exposed to the blogoverse I’ve met some wonderful people and read some thoughtful and some funny posts. I really enjoy seeing what others are thinking and how they let us into their lives. It struck me this morning how I’ve come to enjoy and look forward to hearing from each of you.

So, I want to take the time to share a few of the more uplifting posts I’ve had the pleasure of reading lately – with pictures. Mama over at Mama Mick’s

( http://mamamickterry.com/2015/03/20/duck-duck- cat/ ) did a post about her hectic week and included a great one minute video about herding cats

This video is about 1 minute and is hilarious.

One of my favorite pictures I got from Julie Christine’s blog  some time ago:

Cheer up!

Julie, who owns Fabulous Blogging, consults for a living, just got married last week and has written this week’s post about how her life has changed in so many positive ways. Sobering things up, Fish of Gold  she  lost her partner and lover last week when he passed away suddenly of a medical condition. Her post on how she is handling her grief is heart wrenching.

Fish of Gold’s Companion in Grief

If you’re looking for a ludicrous view of life and lots of back and forth humorous quips the click on over to Gibber Jabberin  where Gibber takes questions from readers and asks her readers for the answer as they see it.

This is Gibber or maybe her dog, not sure

This is Gibber or maybe her dog, not sure

Then there is Doobster of Mindful Digressions  to get his personal stuff off his work laptop – not as easy a task as it sounds.

Next up is Mark over at Exile on Pain Street  who just had an operation for skin cancer. He’s headed down to Atlantic City to celebrate a

successful operation – and for some R and R.

If you’re looking for some philosophy, poetry or art, check out Belinda’s site, the Idiotwriter  where she has asked readers for an interpretation of a digital artwork she created.

For humor one can always find a chuckle at Ned’s Blog . As a writer, syndicated humor columnist and reporter for a the Siuslaw News in Oregon, USA, Ned recently visited the Local High School to show them his expertise in the long jump.

Ned’s Canadian counterpart Ross Murray is a writer, newspaper man, broadcaster,thespian, and humor blogger and blogs at “Drinking Tips for Teens”. Ross recently got

lost with his wife while hiking close to town ( https://rossmurray1.wordpress.com/2015/

03/19/we-could-have-died-out-there-2/ ) and wrote about it.

Behind the White Coat

To take a look at the world of a doctor from “Behind the White Coat” click over to Victo Dolore’s site https://doctorly.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/running-from-the-race/ where

today she deals with a patient who is stealing the suckers kept for kids.

I get my daily morning cheer from Beth’s blog – I Didn’t Have My Glasses On – http://ididnthavemyglasseson.com/2015/03/21/happy-national-common-courtesy-day/

where she dispenses tidbits of wisdom, humor and heartfelt commentary. Today she is celebrating National Common Courtesy Day.

My Australian connection is Suz at “It Goes On”  where her last post described her busy week down under. She does some amazing photography and posts about life, travel, her garden and

A Sample Of Suz’s Photography

Kerbey at “I Don’t Get it”  regularly posts photos from the past or extraordinary pictures.

And  of  course Cordelia’s Mum who often also kindly hosts my guest posts. These are but a few of the regulars that I check out – folks who share their lives that make up my on-line network.. There are far too many to mention but for sure I have to include Willow, who so graciously edits and hosts my weekly ramblings. Also are: Aussa at Aussa Lorens  ; Lynn at Life after 50 ; Christy at Running on Sober ,Elyse at Fifty Four and a Half ; Robyn at Blog Woman!!! ; Insanitybytes at See, There’s This Thing called Biology …; Don at Don of All Trades  ; Dobetteralways ; Phil at Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge ) ; Trent at Trent Lewin ; El Guapo at Alphabet Soup  ; Linda at

LindaGHill  ; Anawnimiss over at Anawnimiss  ; Barry from Another Spectrum in New Zealand  . My apologies to any that I may have missed.

On that note, that’s about all we have room for this week, so it’s time to settle in with another cuppa and watch the fire. Sweets anyone? Please join me in thanking Willow for her invitation to tea. We are all honored that you dropped by today to visit. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and the conversation and please look around at Willow’s other posts while you’re here. Willow is over there serving her guests and chatting it up. Let’s go see how she is today. Have a great week. We look forward to seeing you back here for sweets and beverages of your choice again next week.

How  Has Your Week Been

And of course  the

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49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 12:15:58

    Great post Paul full of lovely people most of whom I know and love too!!

    Reply

    • Paul
      Mar 22, 2015 @ 13:24:10

      Thanks Willow! Glad you enjoyed it. i realized after being away for a bit with the operation, just how great all you guys are and how much of a community this is. It was fun to write but i realize it is difficult to edit and post. I think you very much for your patience and help. And, as always, thank you so much for your kindness in allowing me to guest post. 😀

      Reply

      • willowdot21
        Mar 22, 2015 @ 13:28:34

        It is always a pleasure and really no bother , it was just the page that would not arrive!! I just got a little discombobulated!! 🙂 xxx

  2. alfgarnet
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 12:18:42

    I,ll have a latte, one sugar thanks , great reading ,

    Reply

  3. Exile on Pain Street
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 13:19:13

    Thank you VERY MUCH for the ping and the link! That’s very thoughtful of you. I know most of these people and they’re all worthwhile reads and genuinely nice individuals. I’ll check out the ones I’m not familiar with.

    Dyslexic/Freudian moment. I misread “great hair” as “gray hair.” Okay. Scramble two.

    Reply

  4. cordeliasmom2012
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 13:46:25

    Thanks for the plug, Paul. I kind of like that you gave my name the Canadian/English spin (“Mum” instead of “Mom”). Makes me feel precious.

    Reply

  5. kerbey
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 14:36:52

    So many sites I need to go check out! Thanks, Paul. I love the monkey and the bird. And I’m on my second cup of coffee. Tea is for lunch, and it will be iced tea, since the sun is shining brightly this morning!

    Reply

  6. Diana
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 21:56:32

    Awesome—I love round-ups. They give me things to read. 🙂

    Reply

    • Paul
      Mar 22, 2015 @ 22:09:33

      Hi Diana! Welcome to our little blog. I’m relatively new to blogging and was very surprised and pleased to find such a community in-line. So many bloggers are so open and sharing and thoughtful, it amazed me, I wanted to thank a few of the exceptional bloggers that I’ve come across, and so this post. I am pleased that you enjoyed the post and hope you find some bloggers here that you also enjoy. Thanks again for dropping by and please come again.

      Reply

  7. ksbeth
    Mar 22, 2015 @ 22:44:15

    thank you so much for your kind mention. i read many of the others and will be sure to check out the writers who are new to me ) beth

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 05:55:56

      Hi Ksbeth Paul is on his way.

      Reply

    • Paul
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 06:17:48

      Good morning Beth! Thanks so much for dropping by. I wanted to write a thank you to the bloggers in the community for their openness and sharing and caring attitudes. Your blog is definitely up there as an inspiration to be a kinder, more caring person. Thank you and please drop by again.

      Reply

  8. idiotwriter
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 09:53:04

    Thank you Paul 🙂 This is very kind of you.

    Reply

  9. 1EarthUnited
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 21:20:04

    Lol, cat-herders, hilarious! All pics are so wonderful, thanks for sharing u’r busy fun filled week. 🙂

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 21:37:40

      🙂

      Reply

    • Paul
      Mar 23, 2015 @ 22:11:02

      Hi 1EU! Great to see you here. I found that video over at Mama’s and found it hilarious – I just had to share. I laughed out loud. Thanks so much for dropping by – it is a pleasure. Please drop by again.

      Reply

      • willowdot21
        Mar 23, 2015 @ 22:11:41

        😉

      • 1EarthUnited
        Mar 23, 2015 @ 23:48:17

        The pleasure’s all mine Paul, i’m a HUGE animal rights activist/ lover and this post really made my day. God bless! ❤

      • Paul
        Mar 24, 2015 @ 22:07:55

        Thanks so much 1EU, I too am an animal lover and yet, to be honest i didn’t realize how much the post was oriented to animals until I read your comment and then went back and looked. You are very right. Interestingly enough I tried to reflect what was important to each blogger and incorporate it ia a few words. Animals seem to be an important part of many bloggers lives. Many of the bloggers that I identified in other ways, also do discuss their animals in their posts. A lot of dogs and cats, but also snakes and ferrets and others as well.

        Thanks so much for pointing that out 1EU, it surprised me. Please drop by agaun.

  10. markbialczak
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 01:02:45

    This is a great cuppa, Paul! Thanks so much for the mention and photo of my cuppa and big head. 🙂 I’m nowhere as nice looking as Michelle ‘Mama Mick’ Terry’s photo, though. 😉 You are in great form mentioning so many of our friends, Beth, Mark, Ross, Kerbey, Doobster, Belinda, Fishy … Holy cow. I’m right at home at Willow’s place today.

    Reply

  11. Paul
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 07:14:47

    Welcome Mark! I think you look particularly handsome right up top there. The coffee cups fit very well with the theme today. I am honored to be a part of such a group that includes yourself and Willow and CM and all the others. And I just wanted to thank all the bloggers who have accepted me in their midst. Thanks so much for dropping by for a cuppa and a chat. if you get a chance, the herding cats video is hilarious – likely the funniest video I’ve seen. Please come by again.

    Reply

  12. ~ Sadie ~
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 13:54:01

    Hey Paul!! Enjoyed the post, and enjoyed checking out some other bloggers, as well 🙂

    Reply

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