If We Were Having Coffee…9/9/22- Enjoying the Beautiful Day

Good morning friends! Welcome! There are several coffee pods to choose from (including a dark roast espresso I picked up by accident), a variety of teas and some hot chocolate if that’s your thing. Please fill a cup and pull up a seat.

The weather here in Southern NJ is crisp and fall like. The air smells fresh and the leaves are just starting to show their colors. A few friends are visiting Maine this weekend and posted photos of the beautiful fall leave there. I hope we will be enjoying that here soon.

Yesterday, Miss Dee and I enjoyed a visit to the nearby arts and craft store. Always a dangerous trip for me because I tend to spend way too much money! I was lucky enough to have a 20% off coupon so that saved me a bit. Miss Dee was looking for a wooden shelf to match the one she already has in her room. I was shopping for ribbon and some colorful paper. My project lately has been making bookmarks to give as gifts this Christmas. I figured they could be tucked inside our Christmas cards and sent to friends and family I won’t see in person. The ribbon is to decorate the top and the paper is for the back of the bookmarks just to give them more stability. I am also thinking of different ways to seal them since I don’t have access to a laminator. One person online suggested packing tape or clear contact. Hmm? Might require some thought. Any of my crafty blog friends have any ideas?

We are enjoying watching our Philadelphia Phillies take part in the playoffs this year. It’s been 11 long years since they have made it this far. My husband has been looking into tickets to one of the home games for him and young Mr D. I’m fine watching from home, bathrooms closer and I can afford the snacks. 🙂 Miss Dee has a serious crush on third baseman Alec Bohm so she is hoping he plays well. Last season her friends took her to a game and got her seats in the second row near third base in hopes of getting his attention. Unfortunately he was injured and didn’t play that game. Poor girl can’t get a break. She’s sure if she could just meet him they would fall immediately in love. Ah, to be young again!

So how are you all spending your weekend? We in the public school system have a long weekend thanks to Indigenous People’s day (formerly known as Columbus Day. ) I’m trying to use the extra days off wisely. Hubby decorated the yard for Halloween and gave the lawn, hopefully, the last mowing and I finished up the indoor decorations this week as well. I suppose I will have to break down and so some cleaning today but I’m pretty sure I can sneak in a walk in the sunshine and a little time with a good book as well.

Hope you all have an awesome day. Take time to enjoy the moment and don’t forget to visit the other coffee share posts hosted by our friend Natalie The Explorer.


9 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee…9/9/22- Enjoying the Beautiful Day

  1. Hi Nancy – I know – I’m late in finishing my visits, but that what life dealt me last weekend.
    Fun stuff from your side.

    i know your issue with that shop. I have several places I best stay out of – but my weakness is tools, sporting goods, guns shops and (you’ll love this) office supplies of all things.

    In other news, related to your bookmark idea, I have a story you should enjoy to go with this craft. Because you spoke about bookmark ribbons, you really should enjoy this story, written a few years ago now – but really might inspire a few ideas for your project.
    Let me know how it lands with you.

    Ribbons and Remembrances

    Thanks for the virtual visit.

  2. Trips to the craft store can be a dangerous place for me too. I come in with one project in mind and after wandering around the aisles, I buy other things for future projects. I did so many craft projects during the pandemic and when I was pregnant, but not so much nowadays….

  3. Thank you for your weekend coffee share. Very nice bookmarks you’ve made there. I hope you get your ‘me’ time for a good walk in the sunshine and a good book this long weekend.

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