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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Tears in my Coffee

The kettle is on and the pot of coffee is fresh. Please come on in. I look forward to the company on this windy, grey day.370b0ce89f5cf05b6b740e835f4a6221_wind-blowing-animated-gif-wind-wind-clipart-gif_400-377

 

I haven’t sat with you for a coffee and chat for many weeks. I’m sorry. I just don’t know where the time is going. Which makes me even sadder.

Life is too damn short to not take make the time to sit and have coffee with friends.

Today I’m sipping slowing and savoring my favourite ice latte while listening to my hubby play his online game. I am intensely grateful that I get to do this today. So much so I can almost physically feel it.

My son’s best friend lost his Dad last night to cancer. This wonderful man was kind and generous… full of laughter. My heart breaks for my son’s friend, for his siblings, his family and for his Mom. My heart is aching for my son. How do I help him help his friend?

 

This past week was thankfully full of family time. Last weekend’s Thanksgiving dinner, wandering the craft shows with my hubby and kids, out to a play at the Shaw Festival with my sister & brother-in-law. I also got to watch my son, his friend and their team play and win a football game. His friend was so happy … he got a sac and his jersey was signed by his Dad. It was a good day for football and a good memory.

Who did you spend your week with?

Thank you for stopping by.

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Grateful for a wonderful summer.

The last few weeks of summer just flew by. Well… most of it did. We did pause the rest of the world when we went camping.

It’s been a while since I posted a gratitude / Three Things Thursday post so I thought I’d start back by looking back.

 

P_20170825_092722Each day my hunny made me a cuppa tea. It’s the little things like this that make me feel so loved.

The tea was extra special because I was so happy to enjoy it while listening to the birds and counting the spider webs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I smile each time I remember the hours we spend reading.P_20170826_132728

It felt like such a luxury to have hours and hours to just read.

I’m also thrilled that both my kids spent the week reading!

 

 

 

 

There was also some unexpected joy.

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We woke one morning to find our neighbour was gone and a little package of food items left for us.

Merci from Rock Point Provincial Park, Canada!

 

 

Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Connecting doesn’t have to match

It’s funny how the mind works. How something so ordinary signifies something so big. Yet that connection is so personal that no one else would catch it. This photo from a few months ago is just that.

My mind wandered back to last summer when I wrote about the cost of socks. While my rant about the money is real. The real moment in that post was about the little daily things that I share with my daughter changing. Socks represented a change in parenting stages for me. No..change sounds like it’s done. I still have my youngest at home. I guess it’s more suitable to say the socks represent a transition.

That’s why I love this photo. While we’re moving to a new stage, we still have our connection.

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What are you grateful for this week?

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“After all this time? … Always” #HarryPotter20

The Harry Potter series was introduced to me after my Mom died. I found a place to heal and a place to let my imagination fly on a broom.

This week and always. I am grateful for the friends that I found in the characters of this series. I’m grateful for the spark of imagination. I’m grateful for the magical trips to another world.


Colline was grateful for butterfly kits. What are you grateful for this week?