Weekend Coffee Share: Doggy Door Edition

If we were having coffee, I would excitedly tell you or better, show you that at seven months old Blanca has finally mastered the doggy door! Well, mostly. Thursday she woke up from a long nap having seemingly forgotten and had to be pushed through, but since then she's done it all on her own, the …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Doggy Door Edition

I Sing a Song of Secretaries

It's great we have a day to recognize "Administrative Professionals" or, as they used to be known, Secretaries, and I always appreciated the efforts made to acknowledge my contributions as one. But just as one "aw shit" eradicates a thousand "atta girls", I will never forget how much it hurt the couple of times those …

Continue reading I Sing a Song of Secretaries

Fresh Strawberries #Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee, I'd serve you a slice of homemade quiche with a side of these gorgeous strawberries, bought from a woman who sells them from the parking lot of the Petsmart where I buy dog and cat food and, truth be told, treats and toys for them, too. We would marvel at …

Continue reading Fresh Strawberries #Weekend Coffee Share

Friday Five: Houses

The RevGals pose this challenge: What is the most important room in your home? What requirements do you have of this room? (Sure, you can answer “bathroom,” but we can stipulate that as a reasonable assumption and you can pick the second most important room). What is the least important room in your home? The …

Continue reading Friday Five: Houses

Weekend Coffee Share, Late

If we were having coffee, it definitely would be an afternoon coffee on Sunday, because Saturday was jammed and the whole morning Sunday taken over by church. And I would offer you a sample of the chocolate-stout bundt cake I made yesterday if there were any left, but my Sunday School class ate it. Seven children …

Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share, Late

Ministry Five

The RevGals do a Friday Five, but this one is my own on the eve of the eve of my parish's Ministry Faire this Sunday. Completely unsolicited, here ya go people of SSSJ and all people of The Way, here are five reasons to be involved in active ministry. Washing coffee pots brings about personal, spiritual …

Continue reading Ministry Five

National Siblings Day, Ambiguously

For two days my Facebook feed has been awash with friends posting pictures of their siblings, coupled with loving shout-outs to the brothers and sisters who irritated, annoyed, helped with, and shared their youth and parents. It's sweet. And normal, because I guess it's more the norm than being like me, an Only Child. And an …

Continue reading National Siblings Day, Ambiguously

If We Were Having Coffee…. Farmer’s Market Edition

If we were having coffee I'd totally get to make up for being such a downer last weekend, by telling you I got to have coffee this morning with this guy, who actually has today off, and it's a special day for us - we exchanged emails for the first time on April 9th, five …

Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee…. Farmer’s Market Edition

If We Were Having Coffee…

  If we were having coffee.... I would probably struggle at not sounding like Debbie Downer; it's not been the best week. Which isn't to say it hasn't had moments of light, but it's been a week of homesickness, honestly, and missing the friends and family who understand me and love me anyway. Wednesday we had …

Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee…