{Virtual Coffee}

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Good Morning.
I am up early this morning in a quiet (for now) living room.
I just listened to one of the videos from my Creatively Made class on my headphones.
Back to school after a long weekend, which means back to lunch fixing and all other
duties today. Oh, how I love long weekends and the break from the usual weekday routine.

Anyway, it is Tuesday so grab a cup of coffee and let's get the day started.
I really wish I was sitting outside on the front porch this morning drinking my coffee
and enjoying a nice warm day but I guess that won't happen for a while, huh?
Oh well, that's okay... a nice, warm house will have to do.

If we were really meeting for coffee this morning, I would have to give you an update
on the whole driver's license debacle. Remember that?
I don't think I even went into the whole story but last week the same day I tried
to get it re-newed the first time I got pulled over that same night.
For no other reason than having an expired license.

Anyway, I am happy to announce that I do in fact have a valid driver's license in the state
of Illinois again.
It is quite a relief to tell ya the truth, that whole thing ended up being way more of a hassle
than I thought I expected.
Thankfully I do not look drunk in my new picture because the guy let me re-take it a couple
of times. Then I felt bad because he was scolded (yes scolded, like a child) by some old
bat for doing that for me... Whoooops. I think he was new and maybe easily sweet-talked
by me people desperate not to end up with a drunken license photo again.

More organizing in my office today.
I am going to attempt to make/rig up some little curtains for my windows in there soon.
I might try to find some cute hankies or dish towels or linen to use.

I know I said it last week but I have to say again how much I  LOVE  Jeanne Oliver and
her e-course.
I am still excited about it and it has me wanting to break out all of my artsy-crafty stuff
and just make things. All day long. Wouldn't that be great?

I scored all of these spools of thread, lots of buttons, needles, thimbles and more in a big
bag for like a dollar last week.
I also got the seam binding and patterns and tape measures at one of my favorite little shops
for like $2 total. Oh--and the bingo cards. LOVE the bingo cards.
Sometimes I find nothing at all but lately I have scored quite a few really good things.

So how was your weekend?
Did you do anything fun? I talked a little about my weekend in my last post...
it was busy and full but good.
I love that kind of weekend because it was full of things I/we wanted to do, not things
we had to do...which makes all the difference I think.

I have heard so much talk about The Hunger Games lately that I am thinking I
need to read the books now. Like right now.
I looked last week but they were checked out so I think I am gonna have to head back
to the library this week to check again.
Have you read them? What did you think?
I am loving all of the book recommendations you guys have been giving me, thanks
so much for all of them.

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Well, I am done with my coffee and need to get on with the day--thanks so much for stopping by.
Real coffee might be better but Virtual Coffee is pretty cool, too.
Have a happy day and link up for coffee below so we can come hang out with you today.


  1. I'm glad your license debacle was resolved! And I need to read The Hunger Games, too...I keep hearing great reviews but I'm afraid I won't enjoy the books. We'll see!

  2. loved the Hunger Games. very interesting plot line. you'll get sucked in. can't wait for the movie!

  3. LOVED The Hunger Games! As do/did my whole family--3 teenagers and hubs too :)

  4. How did you "frame" those pictures the ones with the white frame and the "pretties" in the corner of them? Is that through Picnik? Just wondering I love them your pictures are so neat!

  5. The Hunger Games trilogy is such an easy read that you won't be sorry for picking it up - whether you love it or not! I happen to love it, just finished the third book (the first two were much better) and if time permitted I probably could have finished the entire trilogy in a week!

    Happy Tuesday :)

  6. Oh! Your finds have me excited to go treasure hunting this weekend with my friend Erin :)

    I started on The Hunger Games yesterday. I'm only a wee bit in but so far it is excellent!

  7. I loved Hunger Games. It is really different.

  8. Happy Tuesday.
    Back to routines,
    here, too, after a
    wonderful weekend.
    Love your A with
    the rosettes : 0

    xx Suzanne

  9. The Hunger Games were GREAT! I devoured them in less than a week. Staying up way past my bed time to read them :) Don't you love that?!

  10. never read the hunger games, but i should. they filmed the movie really close to me...and i am taking jeanne's class too and learning a TON. can't wait to see what you make :)

  11. I totally thought of you when I was putting my license into my wallet today and saw that it had expired almost five months ago! When I'm going to find time to get to the DMV without my kids I do not know...I read hunger games and they are really good despite how weird the plot sounds. A little depressing at times but worth the read!


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