Happy March! Only 16 days till the first day of Spring. Let’s hear it for the light at the end of the cold, dark, tunnel!
If we were having coffee…I would usher you in and pour you a nice strong cup of plain old, no flavor, no froth, no fancy stuff coffee. I’m afraid that is as adventureous as I get. Now and then I may throw in a splash of French Vanilla creamer if I’m feeling wild. The upswing to my boring coffee preference is that I am the person you most want in line in front of you at Starbucks. Two pumps on the thermos top and I’m out of there! Next!
If plain old coffee isn’t your thing, I can offer flavored tea or lemonade? As an added perk, Mr D brought home some fresh made cinnamon raisin bread from work yesterday that is excellent with butter of just on its own. I’m more than willing to share.
If we were having coffee?..I would start off with a bit of a rant on behalf of a young driver I saw on the road yesterday. I was in a line of traffic waiting for a traffic light to change and a bit ahead of me, a girl in a little white car was trying to make a left out of a shopping center drive. This was in one of those areas we find way too often here in Jersey where there are multiple lanes converging and several business exits. That means, of course, that cars were coming every which way.
Some so-and-so in line behind this poor girl started beeping their horn. It really ticks me off when people do that! He or she knows nothing about this driver or their car. Maybe the car has lousy pick-up, or maybe they’ve been in a fender bender before and are very cautious now. Maybe they can’t see clear enough from where they are to judge, but what ever the reason is, they don’t feel safe pulling out yet and the bozo behind them beeping the horn is not helping matters.
My daddy drove an eighteen wheeler for almost fifty years and when he taught me to drive he told me two things….
- Never believe a turn signal on an oncoming car until you see it slow down and…
- Never let another driver tell you it’s okay to pull out if you don’t feel it’s safe.
These are rules I still follow today and I taught them to my own children. Lucky for me, I happen to be a pretty confident driver and have been since I got behind the wheel but not everyone is. My daughter, Miss Dee gets very nervous driving, and let me tell you, if somebody laid on the horn behind her like that person did to that young lady yesterday, they would have to deal with one angry Mama Bear!
Okay, I feel better. I’m climbing down off my soap box now. ☺️
If we were having coffee…I would share that Hubby and I got another chance to dance the night away last night. (Yikes! Twice in a month. I’m feeling like some crazy twenty-five year old). We attended a “Beef and Boogie” social that was held to raise money for an after prom event- a safe, chaperoned all night venue where prom goers can hang out, play games and dance after the prom.
Anyway, the social had really good food and a DJ and also offered chances to win gift baskets of all sorts. I didn’t win a basket but I had a really good hot roast beef sandwich and some killer desserts. We also enjoyed some laughs with a group of Hubby’s coworkers and of course we danced!! The DJ handed out request sheets when he first arrived and he played everything we suggested. One of our friends in attendance is the gentlemen who plays in the band we usually go and dance to. It was fun seeing him as part of the crowd instead of on stage. What an immense amount of energy this guy has! Pretty sure when he was little he was one of those kids who never sat down in class. 😊
If we were having coffee…I would ask you about your week? Have you done anything new or exciting? Read any good books? Seen any good movies? Hubby and I are going to see the newest Star Wars film tonight and I’m planning on going to the movies with a friend tomorrow afternoon. We were hoping to see Brooklyn but it’s not playing nearby anymore so we may try to see the new film Race, which I believe is about Jessie Owens. I’ll tell you all about it next time we get together for coffee.