Fancy Coffee Friday: Solitude

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: SolitudeLast Saturday I awoke to the sound of the radio announcer on WPR saying, “…and next we will hear the second act….” It was 5 AM, and I had yoga in a few hours. It was time to enjoy some solitude. Continue reading

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Fancy Frappuccino Friday: Formative Years – The Music

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Formative Years The MusicThe other day, in conversation with a friend about music, I opined that I was confident that my very eclectic taste in music was heavily influenced by my brother when we were growing up. While he was not the only contributor to my far-reaching musical preferences, I suspect he was the most significant contributor because he was one of the first influencers. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: So Far

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: So FarI turned 43 on Tuesday, not “29 again”, because hey – I’ve made it to 43! Lots of people in the world don’t, so I feel I should celebrate the milestone. It’s a lot of years and over the years, I’ve learned a number of things. Here are some that stand out. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: That’s a Wrap

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: That's a WrapStatement of fact: February has been a shit month. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Septic Tanks and Sycamores

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Septic Tanks and SycamoresHow about that weather?!

The last two weeks have been a real roller coaster ride here in Southern Wisconsin. We went from -45°F air temps to nearly 40°F in a span of 36 hours only to freeze again. That kind of weather can cause issues for septic systems and trees alike. How? Let me tell you… Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: You Asked

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: You AskedAt some point over the life of this blog, I asked readers what they would like to know about yours truly. There were a few takers and with good intentions, I wrote these questions down and promptly misplaced them. Thankfully, what was lost has been found! And without further ado, what you asked… Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: The Little Things

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: The Little ThingsThe other weekend, Mr. Muse and I were running errands here, there, and everywhere, which included the grocery store. It was a rather busy day, and there were people and carts everywhere! But, as we turned into the aisle housing the canned soups, I heard a little voice utter something that first, gave me pause, second, made me laugh, and third, reminded me that in life, it’s the little things that count. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: That’s A Wrap

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: That's A WrapIf I were a good, reliable blogger, I’d have written something and gotten it posted and in your inbox at 5 AM this morning. But, as I mentioned last week, I’m not a good blogger. I’m a well-intentioned one though, and this week, as the close of 2018 is nigh, I shall close the year with reflection. Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Good Intentions

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: Good IntentionsI’m a bad, albeit well-intentioned, blogger. Honestly, I suspect that is the case with a lot of bloggers, particularly those who have a job outside of their blog. A few months back, I had written that life was about to change around here and that the changes would allow me to write more. Obviously, if you have been watching your email inbox for a post from me during this time, you know they have been few-and-far-between. Here’s what I’ve learned so far… Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: (In)Security Blanket

The Amusing Muse Fancy Coffee Friday: (In)Security BlanketSo many children grow up with a security blanket. Full disclosure – I didn’t have a security blanket. I had a security pillow, and its name was, “Mine.” Continue reading

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