If We Were Having Coffee…Fireworks, Films and Felines

Morning friends!

If we were having coffee I would invite you inside the house for coffee and apple cider donuts because this…

definitely says it’s way too humid to sit on the porch! The soupy New Jersey air is actually attempting to infiltrate the house but we’re keeping it at bay thanks to the air conditioning. The cat’s kinda annoyed because she can’t keep a proper eye on the squirrels. I’m just happy I don’t need to leave the house. D-Man left an hour ago to mow his mom’s lawn before it got too bad but I’m hoping he’ll stay in after that.

If we were having coffee…I would tell you we went out with friends last night to see the film “Yesterday.” I quite enjoyed it. It certainly helps if you are a Beatles fan since so much of the movie centers around their music but, it was a sweet story anyway. Absolutely no CGI, explosions or aliens which was a nice change from most of the other films we usually go to see. (Which reminds me, Spider-Man Far From Homeis definitely on next weekend to-do list!)

If we were having coffee…I would ask those of you here in the United States if you enjoyed any special Independence Day celebrations? We have a lot of traditions for that holiday.

Miss Dee and I always attend the town “Miss” pageant the evening before. The winner this year was a former student at the elementary school where I work so that always makes it fun. The newly crowned “Miss” then rides in the town Fourth of July parade the next morning. After the parade (which was a rather hot and humid event this year), we head to my father-in-law’s home for a BBQ.

My in-laws have a lovely house and a large yard in a very wooded area. We always make sure to cover ourselves in bug spray since they also have zillions of insects! My FIL ends the day by setting off fireworks, a tradition that has made me nervous since my children were wee. It makes me even more nervous now since Mr D is old enough to help light them!!! Happily we made it through another year with no casualties although one box fell on it’s side and started shooting out stars in random directions. That was exciting.

We usually end the night by attending our town fireworks. Traditionally, this is a nice way to end the day but this year Miss Dee and I were both wiped out. I suspect it was mostly because of the heat, so we decided to opt out. We both took long cold showers and then watched the first episode of Stranger Things 3! For us, this was every bit as exciting as the fireworks!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that we acquired a new kitty this week. He was abandoned in front of an animal hospital where one of my son’s friends work. She told him that if they didn’t find a home they would have to take him to the shelter. We have been looking for a friend for Darby since we lost our sweet senior cat Chrissy earlier this year so we thought we’d give him a try. He’s all dark gray and quiet the charmer, always rubbing against you and purring, very dashing so we’ve took to calling him Dash. The vet said he seems to be about 3 years old and well cared for. He is currently living in the laundry room and we’ve been introducing him to Darby slowly. There’s been a bit of hissing but I think they’ll work it out in time. Stay tuned!

Miss Darby is still considering whether or not a new brother is a good idea?

Well, if we were having coffee, we would probably agree that Ive been monopolizing the conversation! Time for you to tell me what you’ve been up to. Let me refill you cup. Have you done any traveling? Seen any movies? Read any good books?

I’m so glad you stopped by. Don’t forget to visit our host Eclectic Ali, see what she’s been up to and visit the rest of the Coffee Share Gang.

15 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee…Fireworks, Films and Felines

  1. THAT’S just humidity?!! I thought it was pouring rain outside. I thought it was humid here but I’m going to stop complaining now!

    I wouldn’t be able to resist a new fur-face 😻 Theo was about 4 years old when we adopted him and he’s the most loveable character. Sounds like your little Dash 💕

    • I’m pretty sure south Jersey is the humidity capital of the world! It does really interesting things to my hair.🙄 Dash seems to be fitting right in. He’s a real sweetie like your Theo.

    • Thank you! It was a gift from my nephew when we visited him in Hollywood last year. It’s my favorite!

  2. Humidity is a beast but apple cider doughnuts make it better to deal with for sure!
    I love the name Dash! How exciting to have a new kitty. I am sure they will acclimate soon.
    I so enjoyed our coffee today!

  3. Wow Nancy. Lots on your plate today.

    First – you are dealing with one of my enemies – humidity. I can’t function with it myself.

    Then there is the whole movie thing. I’m mixed about your review because I’ve been know to report about some moving my wife wanted to see that there was nothing wrong with it that a few explosions would not fix. It might be a guy-thing. But if the story carries it’s weight, I’m fine without the action. What I simply cannot abide is stupid humor. My wife and I could not take even the beginning of “Three Amigos” and walked out to find a nice dinner instead.

    You also brought up insects – ugh. A sure way to ruin a good time.
    and you closed with a new cat.

    I had to laugh because long ago I walked out of my apartment to find a kitten sniffing round my door. He seemed friendly and so I offered food and we were instantly great friends. I knocked on doors until I found someone who agreed that he owned the mom but that I could have the kitten if I wanted him. I was appalled that this little guy was not wanted and because I was just past my teen aged years, named him, Trash E. Cat, because his first owners discarded him like such. He and I stayed great friends until his years on Earth were well spent.

    I always enjoy coffee with you lady. All the best.

    • What a sweet cat story! You two were lucky to find each other. I agree about the goofy humor. I’m more Cary Grant than Jim Carrey any day. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. An apple cider donut sounds delicious!

    Darby and Dash are great names. I am sure they will make friends quickly enough.

    Great coffee post. Have a great week.

    • Glad you enjoyed the treat and as you might have noticed, except for me, the whole family are “D” names so the cats fit right in!

  5. The humidity here on Long Island had been oppressive as well. I try to get anything done in the morning before finding shelter in air conditioning. Thanks for the coffee.

  6. That sounds like some wonderful 4th of July traditions! We BBQ in the backyard with some friends, and afterwards we all went into the pool. It was a good day, minus the earthquake..Congratulations to the new family member. I hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Other than the earthquake! My nephew lives in LA so I was in contact with him regarding it. Being born and raised in Jersey I thought he might be more freaked out but he handled it like a west coast native! I do wish we had a pool. That’s one activity I would like to add to our celebration. Thanks for stopping by.

      • I’m glad your nephew wasn’t too affected by the earthquake. We do love the pool. Some days it gets too hot! We usually have a low of 80 at night, in a couple weeks that’s probably going to go up to a low of 100, so it never really cools off. If there’s a breeze outside, it feels ok to use. We used it a lot last fall Sep-Nov, it was perfect then! Thank you for having coffee with me ☕️ I hope you have a wonderful weekend 🌸

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