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    I will stay tuned. It is 745 here in France. Our kiddo starts school at 905 or something on Mondays. My husband will drive him and then he goes after he drops our son off and gets his feet massaged on Monday. GAWD. And I will write undisturbed. It is a man masuesse sp. And then I have to hear a full report of how it went. I am planning my sons Algebra I lesson. (save me my worst subject) but I did take all those classes and pass them. And for science I am looking at this really beautiful documentary series My Blue Planet but the one on the ocean. Just so while he is adapting to France he continues in math and science. He is French but the French system is like 6 months of mindless French classes. Sorry French people. In the USA they give you English classes but then you just go off to all the other classes and suffer. Anyway writing and tutoring today. Hearing about my husbands foot massage. Are you in Australia? Do you have a pet wallabee? sp. LV

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by LouiseVoillemin View Post
    I will stay tuned. It is 745 here in France. Our kiddo starts school at 905 or something on Mondays. My husband will drive him and then he goes after he drops our son off and gets his feet massaged on Monday. GAWD. And I will write undisturbed. It is a man masuesse sp. And then I have to hear a full report of how it went. I am planning my sons Algebra I lesson. (save me my worst subject) but I did take all those classes and pass them. And for science I am looking at this really beautiful documentary series My Blue Planet but the one on the ocean. Just so while he is adapting to France he continues in math and science. He is French but the French system is like 6 months of mindless French classes. Sorry French people. In the USA they give you English classes but then you just go off to all the other classes and suffer. Anyway writing and tutoring today. Hearing about my husbands foot massage. Are you in Australia? Do you have a pet wallabee? sp. LV
    Only one more post and you can hit my link and take a look Every single post you've posted so far is brimming with story potential lol. You live an interesting life.
    Craft / Draft / Graft And Write To Entertain.

  3. #13
    I have to get a full report on my husbands foot massage in a few hours and tutor Algebra I this afternoon. Please have mercy on my soul. I just read that April is poetry month. That is interesting to me. This is a random thought. I live in an old farmhouse outside of Paris. It is large very large and freezing. During the day I will scream "I'm cold". My family has become used to it. I mention my living situation because of what I wanted to say was about the 2 roosters I hear every morning if I am careful to hear them. As the walls are so thick and the shutters to tight we can't hear anything really. I leave one bedroom window a crack open at night. And around 0540 off in the far distance maybe miles kilometers here a rooster crows around 0540. He sounds old. His crows are croaky and distant and forlorne. He has great minutes between each crow. And the get weaker and weaker I usually count 7 and sometimes one last strangled 8. Meanwhile a medevil farm with a moat not far has a rooster. This rooster crows at 710ish. This is a younger stronger sounding rooster. Also on a different time schedule. His crows are closer together more robust even bossy. Funny that he crows so late after 7AM, many crows sometimes as many as 15. Fast together. Like a traffic jam. The other rooster more forelorne in the far distance struggling to get out half as many. And so much earlier. Makes me think of premordial time when lizards woke up and were warmed by the sun. As birds look so lizardy without feathers. I imagine when these reptiles learned to crow with the sun. My husband and son are about to leave for school and foot massage. The deaf Corgi is snoring very loudly and our cat that my husband offered to skin to send me his fur to keep me happy so i should have something to pet in prison as not cats are allowed there. although we would never do that and I am a vegetarian. Thomas is here. Oh and this is my 10th post. I think I misspelled forlorn medeivil and premorial. and too lazy to google.

  4. #14
    Welcome to the site, Louise. Your title grabbed me as coffee and poetry are both dear to my heart.
    There is no life I know
    To compare with pure imagination.
    Living there youíll be free
    If you truly wish to be.~ Willy Wonka

  5. #15
    Hi, Louise, I'd venture to say that now you are among friends. Your novel sounds delightful and starting at the end of a series does make sense! Not sure how often it has been done but it sure beats having to search for an elusive ending for a series.

    I have to say, your slice-of-life paragraphs are fun to read. You observe your surroundings beautifully and with a kind of whimsy that is wonderful.

    Recently I saw a meme that said, "Name a book that made you cry" and the answer was "Algebra". So I completely understand the pain you're going through! I was terrible at algebra and helping my oldest daughter was painful, too. Thankfully my son (15) is okay and doesn't need help with it. What a relief. If the Kahn Academy videos on You Tube are available in France, try looking up the algebra concept that your son needs help with and "kahn" in you tube. These are really good explanations.

    In any case, I'm glad you've found WF!

  6. #16
    Gumby, The actual quote screamed at me while I was sitting outside a coffee shop was "coffee HOUSES and poetry make the world go round". It was a guy driving fast around a corner going away from me so i never saw his face. A drive by coffee shops and poetry anonymous scream. Due to Covid-19 closings of many coffee shops I changed it to a mere coffee and poetry. And my first husband (ex), he was a big fat hippie I met in university. He loved Milton. Can you imagine anyone who loves Milton. Anyway, he loved poetry and got me enjoying it. Strangely he died about 2 weeks ago and I have been mourning him by watching music videos of 90s singers. Like that song your gonna be the one who saves me. after all, and such videos. We were married 10 years and long divorced and have not spoken for years and years. We were not on bad terms but I am remarried with a son and you don't try and chat up your exes in Texas or anything. Anyway, my ex who was an English major got me appreciating poetry. I wish they didn't admonish people for randomly posting poetry. But maybe we would all go nutz and overpost. Why do you appreciate poetry. How did it start?

    Foxee, the Algebra comment was very funny, but my life is a hell because of both having to listen about my husbands foot massage and Algebra. We got a book called the turn key series. I will look at the Kahn Academy series. I will do some light math tutoring this semester and augment it with science videos. I found this great article about beautiful science series and videos mostly ocean and climate stuff. I don't think we can watch too much biology stuff as a family its like watching a tampon commercial with your father in the room I guess. My book is giving me the ideas for these two detectives. I re read the first 2 chapters and its not so bad I couldnt publish it on amazon and send it to my friends. I read someplace that if you write 4 novels and still have not published you might quit. This is my second novel. My first was a weird experience. What have your written and what was the experience like?

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by LouiseVoillemin View Post
    Hi Everyone, I need writer friends. I got my first Twitter today under LouiseVoillemin. The first thing I wrote as a test was Coffee and Poetry make the world go round. Someone screamed that at me once while I sat outside of a coffee shot. It always stuck in my head. I am thinking of writing a book of poems about my sister who is in prison. Called "Poems to My Sister in Prison". I was petting our cat Thomas yesterday and told my husband that I was so sad my sister couldn't pet a cat for years. And my husband told me well if you go to prison I could send you a cat furr to pet. I mean I would never allow that but it was a funny thought. And it got me thinking of a poem. And I have started a novel about a man who is an ice fisherman and wears a hat with ear flaps. And searched for a mermaid he saw once as a child. On the novel front I am writing it with it being a detective series. It is the last book in the series which is a strange way to start but its the most clear to me. I am focused on high school math for my 14 year old son which is like the worst task in the universe but he needs homeschooling as online he is not working. So we picked 2 topics to follow until school becomes normal. Anyway, so you know a lot about me. I have a husband, a son, a cat, (we also have an aging deaf Corgi), a sister in prison, hobbies tutoring high school algebra (save me) and writing.
    Welcome , lovely story by the way.

    Do you know what is funny and so true about coffee and poetry, coffee naturally increases adrenaline our fight or flight hormone.
    I feel when Iíve had too much coffee my brain wonít shut up with words to write.

    Thank you for sharing and welcome

  8. #18
    Hi JK_SL, I have gone through terrible coffee years where I would drink 4 pots a day. I went a few years were I drank pretty much non-stop diet pepsi. Now I am middle aged and drink like 2 cups in the morning. I become poetic spontaneously now. Every time me or my husband get out of chairs we groan now. I remember when we could get out of a chair without groaning. Its sad to sit and watch each other fall apart. Anyhoo, nice to hear from you. LV

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by LouiseVoillemin View Post
    Foxee, the Algebra comment was very funny, but my life is a hell because of both having to listen about my husbands foot massage and Algebra. We got a book called the turn key series. I will look at the Kahn Academy series. I will do some light math tutoring this semester and augment it with science videos. I found this great article about beautiful science series and videos mostly ocean and climate stuff. I don't think we can watch too much biology stuff as a family its like watching a tampon commercial with your father in the room I guess. My book is giving me the ideas for these two detectives. I re read the first 2 chapters and its not so bad I couldnt publish it on amazon and send it to my friends. I read someplace that if you write 4 novels and still have not published you might quit. This is my second novel. My first was a weird experience. What have your written and what was the experience like?
    Algebra I understand wanting to scream about but what is the deal with your husband's foot massage? Is there a story there? I've never had a foot massage (other than a half-hearted one) so I have no idea what he has to talk about there.
    Just reading some of this stuff in your intro thread it sounds like I just might enjoy your writing.
    I have mostly written short stories and flash fiction. Any novels I've tried so far have ended up as gently moaning sheeted wreckage in the dungeon. But I keep learning and I'll keep trying.

    Keep notes about your weird experiences, you might want to put that into a memoir someday.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxee View Post
    Algebra I understand wanting to scream about but what is the deal with your husband's foot massage? Is there a story there? I've never had a foot massage (other than a half-hearted one) so I have no idea what he has to talk about there.
    Just reading some of this stuff in your intro thread it sounds like I just might enjoy your writing.
    I have mostly written short stories and flash fiction. Any novels I've tried so far have ended up as gently moaning sheeted wreckage in the dungeon. But I keep learning and I'll keep trying.

    Keep notes about your weird experiences, you might want to put that into a memoir someday.

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