If We Were Having Coffee…Sunshine Vs Snow

Good morning! If we were having coffee here in Southern New Jersey we would be enjoying brilliant sunshine and crisp Fall temperatures. I would fill your cup with some nice hot French roast and explain that I am AOK with the cold as long as that big yellow thing is in the sky. This is much better then the mess we had on Thursday! Our area was a blanket of snow accompanied by sleet, hale and wind. Yuck!! I don’t really mind snow just not this early in the season and not with all that other fun stuff. Nope, I am in a much better mood today. Believe me, you wouldn’t have wanted to share coffee with me a few days ago!


If we were having coffee…I would ask about your plans for today and tell you that my day is relatively free and that I’m quite ok with that. Having a somewhat introverted personality means that I relish schedule-free time. My brain and body relaxes. Miss Dee is very much an introvert as well. For example, this Monday she was on her way back up to school all prepared for a test in class Tuesday morning and a lot of studying and work before her next class Wednesday evening. However, when she stopped, ten minutes from home to fill up her gas tank, she received a text from her Tuesday professor explaining that he was stuck at the airport in Florida due to engine issues and would have to cancel class the next day, so she turned around and came right back home! She said she did a little happy dance in the front seat of her VW because, to an introvert, there is nothing better than canceled plans. Not everyone will understand that but I bet some of you will!

If we were having coffee…I would tell you that I don’t think young Mr D will be enjoying his day off as much as I will. The children in his classroom have shared their germs and he is down with a head cold and some respiratory issues. This is on top an abscess tooth he had to have root canal on this Tuesday! I’m glad next week is a short one because he is going to need some time off. The D-man and I have been working in the school system for many years and have built up our resistance. Guess he still needs to build up a few more or, maybe change to a profession where people don’t sneeze or wipe their hands on you!

If we were having coffee…I would ask you if you were ready for a refill and maybe a piece of cheese danish? No homemade goodies today, I’m afraid, although the D-man is planning on making a white chocolate cranberry cheesecake for Thanksgiving. It sounds yummy! I’ll save a piece for you for our next coffee date. In the meantime, tell me about your week and then we can go visit the other Coffee Share Posts hosted by the wonderful Eclectic Allie. Relax! Put your feet up! I’ve got loads of time!


If We Were Having Coffee…4/30/16


If we were having coffee…we would gazing out the sliding glass doors in the kitchen willing the clouds away and wishing for a little sunshine and warmth. At least I would be. It was painful to put back on long sleeves and sweaters this week when I was rockin’ tee shirts and capris the week before. Come on weather Gods, throw me a bone! Tomorrow is the first of May so I need some May like weather, please!

That reminds me of a really old joke a second grader told me this week….

“If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?…..Pilgrims!”


Anyway, if we were having coffee, we would of course mention the crappy weather but we could also talk about all the fun stuff we did this week.

You first.

Did you enjoy your week? Have you accomplished much or just enjoyed the peace and quiet? Was it busy, hectic, serene, sad or just plain boring?! We all have weeks like that. One of my friends had such a challenging week she was actually posting quotes from “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day” on her Facebook page. I suggested she might want to move to Australia. (For those who don’t get the joke, read the book, it’s really quite wonderful 😊)

If we were having coffee…I would be telling you how much I am missing Miss Dee who has been bopping around Disney on her class trip since Tuesday. I’ve spoken with her each evening and she seems to be having fun although I’ve sensed that the nonstop activity and the constant companionship is a bit difficult for her personality to handle. I totally get it. I can get downright crabby If I go too long without some quiet, alone time. My Hubby and son shakes their heads like we’re crazy, but my fellow introverts will understand!

I figured that this trip would be a challenge to her in that respect but I’m so glad she decided to go anyway. I know how important it is to stretch out of my own comfort zone now and then and it’s even more important when you are a 17 year old with a whole life of adventures and challenges coming your way. I’m really proud of her for going ….but I’m also really looking forward to giving her a big hug when she gets home tonight!!

Well, if we were having coffee, I would have to shoo you on your way because I have a full day ahead. Try not to be too jealous of my fun filled Saturday…..cleaning, wash, yard work, and some equally exciting errands to the drug store and the grocery!! Yay me. (If the weather would act a little more “Spring-like” I might be able to work up some enthusiasm. Just sayin’ 😎)

I’m so glad you stopped by and I hope you have a week filled with fun and excitement mixed with periods of peace and serenity.  Don’t forget to visit some of the other Coffee Share posts brought to you by our lovely host Diana at Part Time Monster.

Introverts Unite!

Yesterday I came across an article online called “25 Signs That You Might be an Introvert”. Now I’ve always figured I was more of an introvert than an extrovert but I was surprised at how many traits I actually have including some weird little quirks that drive my family up a wall! For example:

Introverts dislike small talkI put off getting my hair cut for this very reason! Making small talk with the hairdresser is painful!!! Waiting rooms are just as bad. I always take a book so I can avoid eye contact.

Introverts don’t like to be surrounded on all sides.Yep, I like the aisle seat and at big parties I tend to stay near the door. Even in school, I sat around the edges of the classroom.

Introverts need quiet time to “recharge”…I get very crabby if I have too much to do. Hubby knows not to plan things for two nights in a row. Which brings me to the next trait….

Introverts tend to be in relationships with extroverts…True again. Hubby paces if he has too much free time. The whole concept of a “lazy Sunday” is totally lost on him. The article said that we marry extroverts so we can “ride on their fun bubble”! He does do most of the social planning. If he didn’t we probably would never go out!

Introverts have an ongoing inner dialogue….I’m a little embarrassed to find out that not everyone does this. I mean, I talked out this post in my head 10 times before I started typing!

Introverts don’t like talking on the phone….Caller ID is my best friend. I much prefer email or text. I can think things out first (see above).

Introverts notice the little things and are very good with detail oriented work….I am the official form filler of the family and I have always handled the finances including balancing the checkbook. Also, when I go to the movies or shows  I tend to notice stuff my companions don’t regarding the plot and characters. This is probably why I love to read mysteries.

According to the article, being introverted is not the same as being shy. My children will tell you that I am not the least bit shy. They often complain that I will talk to anyone-“OMG, Mom! You’re embarrassing me!!” It’s just that introverts need quiet time. They recharge their energy by being alone. Extroverts do this by being around people.

So being an introvert is not a bad thing and it’s pretty nice to know that my personality actually makes sense!  As far as the whole “Introverts Unite” thing? Well, maybe it would be better if we just grab a good book and find a quiet spot to read instead.😊