#WeekendCoffeeShare: Sunday November 15, 2015.

#WeekendCoffeeShare was created by Part Time Monster. I’ve always wanted to participate, so this morning, I made an extra pot and I hope you’ll join me.

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that we are spending the weekend in Augusta, visiting David’s Mom. We haven’t been here in a couple of months, due to my insane debilitating ruthless super-busy work schedule, so the first thing my husband did was tackle the yard, which is huge and needed a lot of attention. I threw on some old shoes and helped him as much as I could, dragging away ivy clippings and the crepe “murder” limbs from his pruning and loading them up in a cart to dump in the woods.  He was happy for the help – I’m not normally much of a “yard-work” kinda girl.

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I would tell you how nice it was to see David’s family. His sister Debbie and her husband are visiting from California and we had an “early Thanksgiving-inspired” dinner together last night.  Southern-style holiday food (roasted turkey, cornbread dressing and gravy, potatoes and cranberry sauce) is my favorite food in the world and I could eat it for days.

After dinner, we watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation for the umpteenth million time, as it’s a Thanksgiving tradition in both our families.  My sister will cry “traitor!,” but I’m really okay about not seeing it again until next year.

Very little chance of that happening, though.  ::sigh::

If we were having coffee….

I would tell you that Friday night we watched CNN’s coverage of the horror as it transpired in Paris, just as I’m sure you did.  My heart breaks for all of those who lost loved ones, and I’m more frightened than ever of what our world is becoming.  The only solace is the outpouring of love and support being shown world-wide.  Maybe we’re not as jaded and cynical and self-centered as I sometimes despair – perhaps there’s enough light in us as a people to drown out this darkness and evil.  I would tell you that I’m sending prayers, good energy, positive thoughts (the intentions are the same whatever you prefer to call it) towards the healing of those affected by this tragedy.

Wait, I’m so sorry…may I pour you another cup? 

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you I’m starting to get excited about the upcoming holidays.  I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving and I’ll get to take off for a few days then and probably a whole week at Christmas.

I love this time of year, with so many opportunities to celebrate with the people you love.  (And parties, dressing up, ice-skating, delicious food, twinkly lights and decorations make it even better!)

If we were having coffee…

I’d tell you that I’m feeling very lucky to have made it half-way through NaBloPoMo/Nanopoblano.  I’m a little disappointed with myself – I haven’t written as much or as well as I feel I did last year.  I just don’t have many words right now…maybe it’s just the mental beating I’m taking at work or maybe I just haven’t found my sea legs yet.  I have really enjoyed the writing challenges over at Yeah Write – I haven’t done much “creative writing,” and the microstory challenge is proving to be so much fun: crafting a story in only 42 words.  It delights the wordsmith in me, changing and exchanging adverbs and adjectives, polishing, refining – there are so many words in the English language, but there is truly a “right” word for exactly what you are trying to say. It’s tremendously exciting to hone a tiny amount of language into a larger “story.”

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If we were having coffee…

I’d tell you how lovely it’s been hanging out with you and how much I would look forward to you joining me next week.  Are you sure you won’t take some pumpkin bread “to go?”

I’d also like to thank Nerd in the Brain – I’ve enjoyed her “if we were having coffee” posts so much, it inspired me to brew up a pot and join you all!  I hope you have a wonderful week!

 

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21 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Sunday November 15, 2015.

    • It’s so delicious. My Daddy does a spicy Cajun version with crawdads (crayfish) that I could eat until I fell over. I’m very sorry to hear about your mom-maybe you could make some in her memory this year? It’s really not hard. I’d be happy to send you recipes.

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      • Ohhhhhhhh, recipeeeeeeeeessssssss. I collect them! The only problem is I’m in Canada and the corn meal we can get here is for shit when it comes to cornbread :(. It’s too fine which means the cornbread is more like a heavy slab which could be used as a door stop instead of eaten :(‘
        But please, send on the recipes. I think my brother has some American cornmeal so he can make that & I’ll make the stuffing :D. In fact, we go to the pseudo MIL’s for Christmas and Thanksgiving so, if I ask him for a double batch and promise him some stuffing….

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      • Well, they might draw the line at milk gravy, lmao, since they kind of wrinkled their noses at my cheese sauce last time. (my cheese sauce is basically thinner gravy with cheese added, lmao) It’s nearly impossible to find a chicken with giblets in it anymore.

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  1. It sounds like you’ve been having a wonderful time of things, and that makes me ever so happy! 😀 And thank you so much for the nice words about my coffee posts!

    Your talk of Thanksgiving food has made me wish the big day were NOW. Mmmmmmm, turkey and stufffffing. 🙂

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  2. It’s wonderful to meet you and share some coffee. Getting to celebrate Thanksgiving twice certainly sound like a good deal to me and I totally get the “Christmas Vacation” tradition. Personally, I am one of those people who could watch it over and over and still laugh at certain parts (like when the Aunt wraps up her cat!!😀) Our first Holiday flick is always “It’s a Wonderful Life”. That gets me in the spirit and still pulls at my heart strings.

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  3. How nice that you were able to have early Thanksgiving with your husband’s side of your family. We are going to my sister’s house for Thanksgiving, and my parents will be up from Florida, so I’m already very excited! I was thinking about doing some advance baking this week (we serve Christmas cookies at Thanksgiving along with the usual pumpkin and pecan pies!) Your post is making me excited for the holidays to get here!

    And I’m with you, there is so much that is wonderful and good in our world.

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  4. Love the coffee! It’s delicious, thank you! 🙂

    And this is a great idea. I did something similar on my about page on my old blog, but never thought to do posts with this kind of theme. Now you’ve got me thinking, thanks. 😀

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