If We Were Having Coffee…3/11/17

If we were having coffee…I would (quickly) welcome you in and slam the door right behind you. There is a fridge wind fighting to get in this morning and I am determined to keep him at bay. I feel as if the March Lion is doing battle with the March Lamb. We are expecting a snow storm on Tuesday here in southern New Jersey so I guess the Lion still has control at least till then. Personally, I’m more than ready for Spring!

Nevermind the weather. Come in. Sit down. I have coffee or tea or hot chocolate ready to warm your bones. You might notice that I am using my very cool  Friends “CENTRAL PERK” mug that Miss Dee gave me for my birthday this past December. As you can see, it’s very large so I only use it on the weekends when I have unlimited coffee time. There are lots of other cool mugs for you to choose from; two Marvel Avengers , a Hershey Park (the sweetest place on Earth), another from Disney World, or Miss Dee has a mug from her graduation that says “THE TASSEL WAS WORTH THE HASSEL.” I’m sure she wouldn’t mind sharing. Which ever you chose, I promise to fill it with something strong and hot!

If we were having coffee…I would start off by asking you how you’ve been. It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to join the Coffee Share (in fact, it’s been so long that I didn’t realize that it changed hosts!) so I’m afraid I’m a bit behind. Is everything well in your world? Everyone healthy? Have you seen any good movies or read any good books?

Things around here have been chugging along. Nothing too extraordinary is happening. We are a bit excited because my niece, Anna, and D-Man’s stepsister, Regan, are both about to have babies so of course we are awaiting news on that. This is the second baby for Anna. Anyone who has been following this blog for a while might remember the shower Miss Dee and I threw for her when her first (Squish) was born two years ago. She and her guy will be welcoming another little boy to their family. We can’t wait to meet him.

Hubby’s step sister, Regan, is also having a little boy. This is the first for her and her husband. They live a few hours away, up in Hoboken so we don’t get to see them too often. Miss Dee and I attended her baby shower just last week over at my in-laws house. Personally, I find showers, as a whole, a bit of a snooze to attend and, (speaking as an introvert), terrifying  to be the subject of, but it’s always nice to wish the soon-to-be parents well and see all the cute things they receive. We a gave a gift card and books, of course. I make it my mission to start every child’s library with a few good stories.😊

In other news, Mr D and three of his friends are driving to Florida for their spring break next week. It’s a thirteen hour drive to where they are going in Daytona Beach and as a mom, I’ll admit, I’m a bit freaked out but they are a pretty responsible group of young men and they’ve planned it out well. The other moms and I have put together a “survival kit” containing snacks and sunblock and of course we will be expecting regular texts and calls while they are gone. If I was 21 again, I would see this as a great adventure too so I can’t fault them for wanting to go. Doesn’t mean I won’t worry though.

If we were having coffee…I would tell you that my friend Urszula and I went  out last night to see the movie Lion and I must say, if you haven’t already seen it, I highly recommend a viewing. It was written by a man named Saroo Brierley and telle his life story. Brierley was born into a loving but poor family in India but was adopted by an Australian couple after he got lost as a child and ended up homeless on the streets of Calcutta. Twenty-five years later, he went back to India to try and find his family. Dev Patel plays the character, Saroo, as an adult and an amazing young man named Sunny plays the child Saroo. It was one of the best films I’ve seen in a while.

If we were having coffee…I would tell you that I certainly have enjoyed our drinks and conversation! I would also remind you to visit Nerd in the Brain so that you can enjoy the rest of the Coffee Share Posts. May the rest of your weekend be super-fantastic!  I hope you are able to surround yourself with the people and things you love the most.


19 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee…3/11/17

  1. Love the mug! I always thought that was a cool play on words.. 🙂 Good luck with the storm coming your way!

  2. There’s a nifty little coffee shop in the nearby town where our daughter lives named Central Perk, so of course I was drawn to your post. My college roommate (back in 1966) was from Hoboken. Small world! Have a good week.

    • I wonder if that coffee shop was named after the one in the show? I love quaint little coffee shops. Such a great place to wile away an hour or so with a drink and a good book or some good friends. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lovely mug indeed! We are sharing the same frigid weather patterns. Alright Mother Nature… Take some hormones and stop freezing us!
    Lion is on my list of movies to see and I almost did the other day but my co-movie watcher opted for Hidden Figures. Fabulous too…
    Have a great week!

    • Yes, they have a chocolate tasting room!! Does it get any better than that?! Thanks for the good wishes and for stopping by.

  4. You must be getting the same winter storm as us in Upstate NY! So very windy with horrible windchills and we’re getting snow on Tuesday and Wednesday as well! Staying inside as much as possible!

  5. I kind of want your Central Perk mug. I’m not into DIsney or superheroes, and I prefer Ghiradelli chocolate….

    Still,that mug made me smile, Lion sounds enticing, and I loved getting a peek at your life. The last movie I saw was George Takei’s “Allegiance” with my 15 yo Boyo, who was more moved by it than he expected to be.

    • Aww! I’ll share my mug! Just be ready for a caffeine boost due to its size. 😊 I’m not familiar with that film so I will have to look it up. The last movie I saw with one of my kids was “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. My 18 year old daughter and I both quite enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.

      • My kids (now 15 and 12) had a very brief passion for Potter, but no more. “Allegiance” is a musical set against the background of a Japanese-American internment camp during WWII. George and his family were in a camp from the time he was 5-9 years old.

        Since my son and I had talked about that a few times, (and I’m a Trekkie who met George once, some years ago, and was impressed by his friendliness and charm), we decided to go together when we learned the film would be shown on the 75th anniversary of the order creating the camps.

        It’s a lovely musical, with deep emotional power.

        Next month, my daughter and I will be going to a Welcome to Night Vale Live Show – that will be a first for us. We’ve been listening to the podcasts for over a year now, and she’s so excited to get to go enjoy the alternate reality of Night Vale closer to home!

      • Wow, that sounds like a wonderful film. Thanks for the synopses. It’s great that you and your son could share something so historically meaningful. My children have always been passionate about history and how it has come to shape our world. Living just a few minutes from Philadelphia, we have been able to explore sites there as well as driving to Gettysburg, Boston and Washington. We talk a lot about the significant events that occurred in these places. I hope someday we will get to other countries and be able to explore there as well.

  6. Definitely the Avengers mug for me please. With tea. Still don’t trust American coffee.
    This is amazing. When you asked if we’d seen any good movies lately my comment was going to be “You must see Lion”! Incredible film. I cried buckets.
    I went to a friend’s baby shower last year and they had a pass the parcel. Each layer had a card with the month and a task to do for the new family. One for each month for a year after the baby was due. Fantastic idea. Anyway, March is my turn. My card said I had to bring them a home cooked meal but because I tend to the ‘if you’re gonna do it, do it big’ school of craziness, I’m taking them a meal once a week for the whole month. Brings me so much joy to see the happiness (and relief) on the face of my friend when I drop off the meal. 🙂

    • What a great baby shower idea! We should start that tradition here. I was just glad they didn’t make us play any games at this one. Lion was absolutely the best. I did some tearing up myself…Thanks for stopping by!

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