{Virtual Coffee}

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

 It's Tuesday morning.
Time for coffee.
And if we were really meeting for coffee this morning?
There would be cupcakes and balloons and coffee for everyone because today is 
Maegan's 30'th Birthday.
Happy Birthday Maegan!

And if we were really meeting for coffee this morning, I would also tell you...
that this is a really big, busy week and I am getting a little stressed out over all that still
needs to be done.

Tomorrow morning we meet the teacher (again), take in school supplies and all that jazz. 
Eric took the day off because of that and he also has a couple meetings in town. 
It's also my birthday so it will be nice to have him here.

Ballet started yesterday and went really well.
It was really cute, Charlotte was so excited, she could hardly stand it.
 I peeked in the room a couple of times and she was taking it all quite seriously.

I love this time of year and getting tomatoes form everyone. Yesterday I ate a bowl 
of cherry tomatoes with olive oil, basil and sea salt. Yum. I could eat that every day!

The last two days the a/c has been off.
Off! No 100* days this week. Yay! 
It is so nice sleeping, we can hear the crickets and all the other bugs and I can see 
the moon from my bedroom window. I love that.

I finished Eat, Pray, Love.
I liked it and now I really want to see the movie. I did have a bit of trouble getting into the
 book at first but ended up loving it. And now I really wanna go to Italy. Really.

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So that's all for me today.
What about you?
Whatcha drinking?
What's going on in your life?
Thanks for meeting me this morning!


  1. Hey, I want to go to Italy, too, so let's go together! I know a few more who would join us....friends and bloggers, yippee! Hehehe.

    Gosh, I miss reading your posts! Having no laptop right now really doesn't fare well for keeping up with lovelies like you. Darn.
    Hopefully this Monday it'll be ready for me to take it home from the fixer's.... praying!!

    Ohmygoodness. I heart that first collage of coffee. The black edge and rounded corners is SO vintage. Is that all I say around here?? ;)

    We just got back from a vaca in Door County---got to walk along Lake Michigan before we went all teh way up, and I thought of you. :) Gish it was nice, all the cute independent coffee shops. Can't wait to blog about it! And I painted a coffee mug....it's pretty ...unique. :)

    Have a lovely Tuesday, dear! Hoping to catch up on your posts soon:) Oh, and I painted the background for a new huge canvas and drank cooled coffee with a tad bit o' milk. Nice and simple. The house is clean, praise be, and we've got friends coming over for the next couple days. Haven't seen them since last summer! Excited, yes I am:)

  2. I want to go to Italy too! I went quite a few years ago, and oh my was it gorgeous and wonderful. And, the food!!!

    I'm envying the drop in temps. No ac sounds like heaven.

    Good luck with your busy week.

  3. Happy Early Birthday!! Sounds like a fun and busy week. I am dying to go see Eat,Pray,Love..I loved the book too. I just read her second book, it was okay, but not quite as good. I'm super busy with things, had to send my camera in for focus issues, getting ready to head to san diego in a few days. Have a great week Amy!

  4. Happy Bday Amy!! I have missed your morning coffees so much! I love your pics, you are so talented! I am playing catch up today & starting to feel the back to school stress creep into my being...I am fighting it! Feeling a bit sad as my kiddos will soon be back into a routine & we won't be able to do the fun impromptu things!

    Def. go to Italy! We stayed in a great location in Rapallo which across the bay from Portofino...beautiful! Our hotel room had a view of a 16th century castle! There are some photos on my blog (my good camera 4 yrs ago died so the photos are with a point & shoot!)

    Happy Birthday Hugs to you! Cathy

  5. Well, a happy birthday to you! Cooler temps, kids getting ready for school, fresh tomatoes.....Sounds like all is good in your world. Enjoy the last few days of summer.

  6. Happy early birthday :)
    I'm drinking a chai latte out of my Keurig machine right now... and trying to get into some writing that I've put off and off and off....

  7. Your photos = AMAZING (are you sick of me tellin you that? Nahhhh -you can't get sick of that - right? :D)
    This weather = KICK ASS!!!
    This week = sniff, sniff... Kindergarten?
    The movie = great scenery, good acting, so-so plot
    Birthday = a HAPPY one to you!

  8. Happy birthday, chica! Enjoy something sweet and something that rhymes with "bargurita". *wink*

    I'm on the other side of the kindergarten fence. I met all my new parents (most of them) and attempted to calm fears and let them know I'm not some crazy scary lady. Me and the kids hit it off, no problem.

    I loved the "eat" part of the book...the pray and the love...meh.

    Hoping Julia will make me love the whole thing.

  9. Happy Birthday! I know what you mean about a busy week and being stress, that's so me this week. Your pictures are so so very beautiful. I am looking for a new book, I might have to give give Eat, Pray, Love ago.

  10. Happy Birthday Amy! I hope you have a most wonderful day!

    I also have enjoyed having the ac off. I do think it will be going back on either today or tomorrow though due to the rising humidity. :( I enjoyed it while it lasted. lol

    I would love to go to Italy too. My cousin and her Italian husband just had their first baby and they are off to Italy next month to stay with his family for a couple of months. My aunt and uncle and cousin and her son are off to visit them for a month in October. Oh how I wish I could join them. I have that book and just haven't been able to start it. The movie looks good though, so I should try again.

    Have fun at your meet the teacher day. I can't believe school is already starting! We go Monday and I'm just not ready to send my oldest to middle school. We have his middle school orientation tonight, and it just seems surreal. He was just in Kindergarten, so he can't be going into 6th grade! lol

    I enjoyed your beautiful photos. Have a great day!

  11. Thank you, Amy! I love the virtual balloons and cupcakes! Happy Birthday to you today...it would have been a mighty big birthday celebration for the both of us this week...oh how I wish we lived closer!

    I just finished Eat Pray Love last week and saw the movie on Sunday. You'll have to check out the note on my FB page about the whole book/movie thing. I was a bit disappointed...

    But anywho...good luck with your busy week. Mine is busy as well! I guess the lazy days of summer are indeed ending :(

    xoxoxoxo Luv you!!!!

  12. I tried to read Eat, Pray, Love when it first came out and couldn't get into it. I'm going to see the movie on Tuesday w/a bunch of friends and now I'm bummed I never finished the book.

    Ohhh, I want to see some pix of your little ballerina.

    Happy Birthday!

  13. Happy Birthday - let's celebrate by traveling Eat, Pray, Love style. I just finished all of my beverages. Have a great week!

  14. Hey, Happy Birthday,,,birthday Girl!! :)
    I hope your day is as lovely as you are!! Go enjoy some cake!!!

    Sweet photos...love those weeds (or whatever they are?)...very beautiful shots!!
    Enjoy your last week of Summertime (before school) with your cute kiddos!!


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