If We Were Having Coffee…5/8/16


Good morning!

 If we were having coffee…today you would find me in my polka dot robe enjoying a cup of dark roast coffee and a cinnamon bun topped with sticky walnuts. There is plenty to share so please pull up a chair and visit a while.

Today in the U.S. We are celebrating Mother’s Day, so if you happen to be a mom, I would also happily share the chocolates that Hubby presented me with this morning (the coffee, the cinnamon bun and the cute little sign above, were also from him). You should get some now because chocolate doesn’t seem to last very long around here. The children are still ‘asnooze but I’m sure they will have a surprise for me as well. They have been trying to be sneaky but you know we Moms notice everything! 😉

If we were having coffee…I would tell you that the best gift I have gotten or will get today came from Mother Nature. After what seems like a thousand days of clouds and rain, the sun is finally shining today! The tempature is suppose to be in the high 60s and as you can see, I’ve already opened the sliding glass doors so we can enjoy the fresh air.

My wet weather has been very tame compared to others, though. So many people around the continent have been dealing with much worse weather like wild fires, floods, and tornados. The news reports have been very scary and I’ve been keeping those families in my prayers. The extreme weather in the last few years is very unnerving. I am afraid it will only get worse if we don’t make it a priority. That discussion could go on but let’s move to something a little lighter for now.

If we were having coffee… I would tell you about an article I read in the paper this week. (Yes, I still read an actual newspaper, printed on actual paper, with actual ink! Crazy, huh? I feel like news in print is more reliable than news on the internet no matter what the source, so we still have the “Philadelphia Inquirer” delivered 7 days a week. At least if they print something that is incorrect, I know who to blame!) But I digress, sorry.

Anyway, the headline for the article read:

“Weasel shuts down world’s largest atom smasher in Switzerland

Hmm? Sounds interesting, right? Apparently a weasel found his way into an area where he was able to chew some exposed wiring effectively shorting out the entire machine. Needless to say it didn’t end well for the weasel but I would almost rather be him than the super smart designer dude who was handed the job of telling his superiors and the press that this “4.4 billion dollar” machine was now out of commission because of an unforeseen glitch involving a weasel!

All that brain power and all that money and no one saw this coming. It made me think that maybe they should invent position  a called “Common Sense Inspector.” You know, just an everyday person whose only job is to sit in on the meetings and point out the little things that might go wrong. They would notice  the stuff that the really ultra intelligent scientist and engineers might not notice.

In fact, doesn’t this sound like the perfect job for a Mom! We’ve  been warning our families about unforeseen dangers since time began….

Be careful with that thing! You might put someone’s eye out!”—“Bring extra socks and underwear in case you get caught in a rain storm or have to stay an extra night!”—“Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched!”—“Measure twice, cut once!”— etc…😊

(Happy Mother’s Day.)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sorry to have rambled on so! Please tell me about your week and what fun things you’ve been up to. Also don’t forget to visit the rest of the Coffee Share Posts hosted by the lovely Diana over at Part Time Monster!


17 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee…5/8/16

  1. About ten years ago my Mom’s house had many things short out in it. I don’t remember everything but I do remember part of the appliances involved were her microwave and garage door opener. A few other things, too. A very randomly widespread shorting out. Turns out a squirrel had chewed on the wrong wires. Well, the wrong wires for him, but just the right ones to short out those items in her house. The repairmen were impressed as her garage door opener was thirty years old and had been working fine up until the day of the squirrel. 🙂

    • I don’t understand the appeal of wire chewing?! It’s not like they have a flavor or a scent that an animal would be attracted to. Ya gotta wonder….and as a side note, I wish I had a garage door opener! What a treat.😊

      • I tend to wonder are they trying to chew the wire, per se, or are they trying to chew through a wall or insulation and the wire is just part of the process. 🙂 Garage door openers are a treat. I haven’t one in a long time, but they are nice!

  2. Hey – I heard about the weasel shutting down the machine on the radio – and I love the cartoon depresso – ha!
    also – on the east coast (just a little lower than you in VA) well we had a sunny day after a lot of rain too – and looks like rain is on the way again….


    • I’m not surprised that story made the rounds! Glad you enjoyed a little sunshine. I guess we have to get it when we can. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. There’s no doubt about it – a polka dot robe, coffee, chocolate, and cinnamon buns and sunshine – it’s a perfect day already! Hope you enjoy the rest of it, and have a lovely week.

    • It is hard to complain! Plus I am having dinner out with the rest of the family so I can add good food, company and wine to the list!

  4. Happy Mother’s Day! Glad to hear you’re getting nice, sunny weather. We’re getting rain and LOTS of it. Too bad it’s not falling in Northern Alberta where it’s really needed to put out that horrific forest fire.

    Hope your kids still manage to surprise you even with your mom radar 😉

  5. If we were having coffee, I’d swoop in for a chocolate and breeze out 🙂 Happy Mother’s Day!

    • Well like I said, you better swoop fast! I just disappears. I know I can’t be eating it that fast so I’m thinking perhaps it’s a chocolate loving ghost? 😊

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