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?
How would you like your coffee? Or does a cup of green tea sound more appealing? I think I’ll have my coffee hot.
The air is (reasonably cool,) 73 degrees, and I suggest that we have our coffee in the backyard. The roses smells lovely, and the pomegranates are just starting to bloom. The air is thick, and aromatic. I don’t recognize all the scents, but I’m pretty sure I sense jasmine from one of the neighbors. Some rhododendron as well. The later takes me back to childhood summers in Spain. To get to our house there, you had to walk by a huge wall covered by rhododendron. That scent always brings back pleasant memories of holding mom’s hand. I must of been around five, or so.
How is your coffee? The temperature is bearable at the moment, since it’s not even 6 am yet. (It’s still April.) Later today it will be 97. I’d say that Wednesday was the first really hot day here in Las Vegas. I usually take the kids at work with me, and walk to my daughter’s school, when it’s time to pick her up. On the way back that day the kids were miserable (we sang the ice-cream song the whole way home, that helped. Naturally we had ice-cream when we got home.) I decided that from now on I’ll take my car instead. I’ll be honest. The heat scares me. I know that I’ll have to find a way to deal with it, and that this is just the beginning, but it scares me. I hate being stuck inside. Yesterday I dealt with my frustration by lifting weights, which is the most constructive way I can think about. Along with checking the weather on all my favorite places, thinking about where I would like to be, and how to make that happen. There’s some very appealing, cooler, places at higher elevation not too far away…
When the sun went down I took my daughter and dog to the park, so that they could play. It was still 95 degrees out, but no burning sun. The scents in the park are even more intoxicating than in the backyard. The flowers and plants are amazing right now. I promise that I’m not going to whine about the heat every week, how boring would that be? I’m going to put my big girl pants on and deal with it. (Hello pool, and weekend road trips!)
Tonight we’re going to a make-your-own-stuffed-animal party. My daughter have been looking forward to it for a long time. There’s different animals for the kids to choose from, they stuff them, pick an outfit, and name them (they even get a birth certificate for their animal.) It should be lots of fun! And hey, it’s Friday 🙂
How was your week? Any exciting plans for the weekend? What’s the weather like in your area? Have a fabulous weekend!!
PS. I took the four photos of the pomegranate tree this morning, just before making our coffee. Click on the photos to see available prints.