Saturday Morning Coffee

Good morning to you. I’m glad you stopped by. I just put the coffee on – it’ll be ready shortly. I like these regular meet ups we have. I really missed them over the past few weeks. Thanks for being understanding.

Did you enjoy the burger post I promised? There are some good comments you might be interested in.

I even managed to write about the book I’m currently reading this week. Well, reading in addition to Jerusalem. That book’s interesting, but there’s only so much of it I can read at one time. It’s not gruesome or anything, but it’s more in the style of James Joyce, and so you’ve just got to take time to sit and think.

School has been interesting this week with my seniors gone on their senior trip. Reality is setting in that we only have two weeks left of school; one really, since the last week is exam week. Unfortunately, this also means some students have set their brains to summer mode already.

I chaperoned a field trip to a dairy farm & creamery this week. After years of being away from cows I quite enjoyed the trip with its accompanying bovine smells. The students were enchanted with the calves and the dairy products (ice cream! chocolate milk!) and not so much with the smell.

That ice cream is a scoop of coffee toffee and a scoop of cookie dough. Yum!

This week my car decided to start acting up when it refused to start even though everything looked good. Somehow I had a security malfunction, which is apparently common in my specific kind of older car. 10 minutes after diagnosis I was back on the road.

You know, it’s good to have a best friend. I haven’t seen my best friend (apart from Krystal, that is) in over 9 years but we still try to keep in touch. The other morning I woke up to discover we’d been texting – in English and in German – and had had quite the pleasant conversation. I wish our schedules would work out that we could meet up.

Last night Krystal and I attended a community theatre production of Sweeney Todd as (a) it’s one of our favorite musicals, though Krystal likes it better than I do, and (b) we had friends in it.

It was good all things considered. The chief sponsor has foam stress balls with their name on it to hand out – stress balls in the shape of body parts! Krystal found a heart and I picked out a foot. How apropos.

The most disturbing part of the whole affair was the lack of an Oxford comma on the playbill.

When we’re done here I’ve got to go check on some laundry and later on I’m helping family move a piano. Not that I have experience in that or anything. hahahah

So, what have you been up to? Any plans?

6 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Coffee

    1. I also started and coach my school’s cross country team! (I’m a teacher who coaches, not a coach who teaches – huzzah!) This week started my training for my 4th marathon in November 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by 😀

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      1. Cool! I am a track coach at school as well. I also started a running club for the elementary kiddos. Nicely done on spreading the love of running and doing it yourself. Good luck on your up and coming marathon. I have my first ultra next week. Nervousexcited. *New word.

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  1. Since I am German, I have been a little amused reading your text messages. Just recently, I have read a blog post where a professor cut in that some languages are quite difficult to learn – German being one of the most difficult.
    I have to say I like the language but I have to admit that it isn’t quite the forward and direct language. It is more like a labyrinth of qords and sentence construction.
    The author of the post said that “it’s like German wants you to know that its smarter than you”.
    I think that does give a good impression of what the German language is like even though I consider this statement o be a little exaggerated.

    I grew up in a little village that mostly consists of different farms. Whenever I am in town I start to miss the smell of nature even though some people might consider it awful. But the smells across a farm aren’t the only ones that nature provides us with. The smell of woods and an untouched river are my most favourite ones.

    I think that the idea to take your students to the creamery was great. Especially when it’s that time of a year where they used up all of their motivation 😉

    Have a nice weekend .

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  2. Hello ,

    I saw your tweet about animals and thought I will check your website. I like it!

    I love pets. I have two beautiful thai cats called Tammy(female) and Yommo(male). Yommo is 1 year older than Tommy. He acts like a bigger brother for her. 🙂
    I have even created an Instagram account for them ( ) and probably soon they will have more followers than me (kinda funny).

    I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂

    Keep up the good work on your blog.


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