Weekend Coffee Share

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I hope you’re having an awesome week so far! It is a very enjoyable week here in Las Vegas, with near perfect weather, high’s near 70, and lows in the mid 40’s. I believe we had a couple nights of freezing in the beginning of the week.

How would you like your coffee today? Or maybe a cup of tea sounds more tempting? I usually have black coffee in the morning, and tea during the rest of the day.


With my morning coffee I often have some fresh dates, and almonds. Later I have a sandwich, sort of like a second breakfast. Or maybe just a very long breakfast, with a short break in between? Lol. I love food, don’t judge me (or go ahead if you want.) I’m a morning person, and I get a lot done in the mornings.

I updated my fall wardrobe this week, by going to Boot Barn for some new jeans, and ordering some sweaters online.

What’s the weather like where you are? Any need for extra warm fall/winter clothes yet?

I’m reading two great books at the moment. One is written by a lady that we all gotten to know here through the coffee share, Detours in time, by Pamela Schlosser Canepa. I read about her book last week on her blog, and ordered it. It is very exciting, and slightly different compared to the books I usually read. I like it a lot! I’m not going to give away any spoilers, but I will share a short review here, after I finished the book.

The other book I’m reading is First, break all the rules, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. I’d say that I have a hate-love affair with the last book, and I definitely need to read every single word. It makes me insanely mad in some places, and I don’t get mad very easily. On the other hand, I could never be a business man, of the kind this book is meant for. Any good books on your nightstand at the moment?

I’m looking forward to getting my daughter tomorrow, hopefully for a few days, until she’s leaving for an out of state adventure, a family reunion, with her dad. As some of you know, I worked as a baker for 9 years, before becoming a teacher. This weekend I’m going to make a Daniel Tiger Birthday Cake for a little boy. One of the boys whose nanny I am, is turning two. He has a special place in my heart, and I hope that this weekend is going to be everything he could possibly dream of. I’m going to put my soul into his cake. Lol. He’s the sweetest and kindest two year old you can imagine. Just like Daniel Tiger, if you’re familiar with him? His mom picked the perfect theme for his party. My daughter loves baking, and is excited about making the cake with me. She is quiet the artist, and I just know that she will become a much better cake maker than me, one day very soon. I don’t mind that at all! I’ll share some pictures of the cake later. What are you up to this weekend? I just have this feeling in my heart, that this is going to be an awesome weekend! Would you like a refill on that coffee?

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!
Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans?



Ms Zen


Published by Sagittarius Viking

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

19 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share

  1. Nice to hear your news! Sounds like you have an exciting weekend planned. I’m envious of your perfect weather out there.
    Winter is starting to show itself here – we awoke to 5-6″ of snow this morning. I expect it will all melt as the ground is not yet frozen and our day temps are still above freezing most days. Shoveling snow in Nov. isn’t my favorite thing to do (or any other month for that matter), but at least it is exercise in the fresh air. πŸ™‚ Then we went snowshoeing around our trail. We saw lots of deer tracks and something that might have been bobcat, but it was hard to be sure because the snow was deep and starting to melt. Snow helps us realize just how many critters share our land. Actually, it is their land that we are sharing. πŸ˜‰
    Have a great week ahead!

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  2. I love my coffee in the morning and then it’s tea the rest of the day for me too. The weather has been getting cold here and we are supposed to get the first snow next week – finally I can’t wait.
    Have a great week and enjoy your cake baking session, Tobia

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    1. Coffee in the morning, and then tea, it’s like getting the best of two worlds πŸ™‚
      How exciting with the first snow. That is a miracle every time! Thank you for your kind comment. Enjoy your weekend!


  3. I’m enjoying coffee too! And I love to bake and am slightly jealous you worked in a bakery for 9 years, how WONDERFUL! I’m addicted to cooking shows on the Food Network and am watching as often as I can (binge watching sometimes too! So fun!) The Great British Baking show! I’m learning so much about European baking and recipe! ❀️ Have FUN baking with your daughter this weekend, I can’t wait to see the photos of the cake! β€οΈπŸ˜€β€οΈπŸ˜€β€οΈ

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    1. Thanks for having coffee with me Diana. Baking is fun. I enjoy experimenting a lot, and tweak the recipes to see how they turn out if I do this..or that. Sometimes the results are quiet intersting. lol.I have an idea for this birthday cake. I’ve done everything short of decorating. Now it seems like my daughter have some ideas of her own about how we should decorate it, we’ll see..Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!

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  4. I am envious of the weather πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter and that the birthday for the two year old goes well! Have a great rest of the weekend and a good week next week!

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    1. Oh, I forgot, thinking of your “pre-breakfast”… I am right this minute eating dates and almonds. But other stuff too. I make a mix of roasted/unsalted almonds, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries (east coast thing πŸ˜‰ ) and chopped dates. For a few months I’ve had to skip the chopped dates or chop my own, which gets messy, because the store has been out, but they just got more back. The dates make it taste like candy… So, yes, I would enjoy almonds and dates with my coffee πŸ™‚

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  5. Thanks for the reading tips. The book I’m into now was picked by my book club. It’s called “The Lying Game” and so far I go from liking to disliking it in the space of a few chapters. After I’ve finished I’ll have to give my final verdict! Your cake sounds cool. Would love to see some photos when it’s done. Thanks for the coffee!

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    1. Thank you for having coffee with me 😊 I’ve been holding β€œThe lying game” in my hands, thinking about reading it. I’d love to hear what you think when you finished. I just posted some photos of the cake πŸŽ‚

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  6. Hi Maria. I missed you last week when I coulnn’t make it here. I did not recall that you were once a baker. In college, I had a great part time job as a bread and cinnamon roll baker (humm, maybe I told you this already) and felt like I could do this for the rest of my life if needed. There is something soothing about managing a batch of bread dough big enough for 30+ loaves. Blessings !

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    1. It sure is something soothing about baking bread. If it weren’t for the sometimes heavy lifting, and odd hours, I would of probably continued working as a baker myself. Now I only do it for fun, and when my friends needs something. I did some competing for fun when I was younger. It was fun then, but I am not that competitive, other than compared tp my own achievements. I hope you’re having a wonderful Thanksgiving week.


  7. Ola Ms Zen, I cant say I miss winter we in the middle of summer I think or rather the hot and dry season, praying for rain.
    hey I have that book on TBR its awesome to see how people just interconnect over here β™₯β™₯β™₯
    Fall wardrobe looks wranging hahahahaha that sounded better in my head

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    1. Hi Beaton, I hope you’re having an awesome week. This weekend past way too quick. Praying that you get some rain, and my neighboring state California as well. The fires are still crazy there. one day ago there was 77 dead , and 993 still missing in that one fire close to where I lived a few months ago. Totally crazy.

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