#WeekendCoffeeShare – Big Weekend Plans

cappuccino on table

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that there’s just something about writing in a coffee house!  It’s not something that I get to do often as there’s none really close to where I live, so I take advantage when I can.

This evening, we’re at Starbucks, so go ahead and place your order, my treat!  I’m trying one of the Starbucks Reserve Coffees fresh from that Clover machine and listening to a bit of Miranda Lambert, but not loud enough to drown out the coffee shop sounds.  So settle in, enjoy the smells and the light bustle that fills the shop, and relax a bit.   Continue reading “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Big Weekend Plans”

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Winterfest 2018

If we were having coffee, I’m not sure where you’d be sitting. The car is pretty cramped, but I’m sure we can make some room. As for coffee, we’ll be stopping for some soon. I know where the Starbucks is a little farther down the road, so we’ll stop there.

We’ve spent the weekend in Tennessee, at the Gatlinburg Winterfest. It was a good, good time spent with thousands of fellow Christians, praising our Father in Heaven.

Winterfest is always fun, and we look forward to doing it again! At the same time however, it does mess with the routine. Not that that’s a bad thing. I feel that we can use a little shaking up from time to time.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare – Tampa

IMG_20160408_194710083If we were having coffee, we’d be in the Starbucks, so instead of me offering you what I have, you could just pick from the cornucopia available to us tonight.  Go ahead and pick something.  Don’t worry, I’ll pick up the tab.  As luck would have it, I put a fresh $20 on the Starbucks card just the other day.

Settled in?  Okay then, let’s talk a bit.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare -Christmas and Star Wars

If we were having coffee, I’m having instant again tonight.  There was a large cup of Starbucks consumed on the way home from the race, but that wasn’t quite enough so instant it is.  I can fix you a cup real quick.  Really, it’s quick.  Almost instant even!  There’s also green tea if you prefer.  Outside of that, it’s pretty much just water here.  Anyway, let’s talk about it.

Christmas vacation has officially started.  Yay!  If all goes well, I won’t think about much less see work until next Monday rolls around.  Today, my daughter and I raced the dirt bikes around and boy am I tired.  That’s okay though.  I’m going to drink some coffee and go to bed late, knowing that I can get that sweet sweet sleep in the morning.

I’m looking so forward to sleeping in tomorrow that it’s worth staying up late just to insure that it will happen.  After sleeping in though, tomorrow gets even more interesting.  That’s right, tomorrow we’re going to check out this Star Wars thing.  From what I understand, the Force took a nap or something, and now it has awoken.  As a long time Star Wars fan, it’s good to know that the Force isn’t gone for good.  I don’t know about you, but I’m still hoping for a real life light saber at some point before I die.  (fingers crossed)

Hope you guys have a great Christmas week.  If you’re off like me, have fun and be careful out in the Christmas craziness out there.  There will be many last minute shoppers zooming about out there to be sure.   We’ll probably be one of them, so look out for us.  Star Wars first though.  May the Force be with you all this week.  Thanks for stopping by.  See you next week, if not before.

Black Friday

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Starbucks on Black Friday!

It’s Black Friday, and I’m hiding out in the Starbucks, drinking from a red cup and listening to Christmas music.  Where, where I ask you, has the year gone?

It didn’t take much to drive me to Starbucks this morning.  One look at the parking lot of the strip mall of Lowes, Ross, and Kohl’s was enough for me.  So, coward that I am, have retreated to the welcome confines of the coffee shop while sending out the wife and her sister to fight the shopping battles.  Charge!

I will admit that this is not my favorite time of the year.  Things are just too busy for me, but dinner yesterday was good as was the run along the beach this morning.  A run done pre-coffee if you can believe it, but sometimes you just gotta suck it up and do what needs to be done.

On the Christmas side of things though, I did manage to buy a gift this morning without ever going into a store.  Ebay to the rescue!  Now, that’s my kind of shopping.

For all of you out there braving the crowds this Black Friday, stay safe.  Yeah, probably a little late for that thought, but you know what I mean.  As for me, I may hit a store or two before day’s end.  I doubt I can sit in my fortress of caffeinated solitude all day.  If nothing else, the Christmas music will drive me out.  Did I mention that this is not my favorite time of the year.  I did.  Well the music adds to that sentiment.

Don’t worry though.  We’ll make the most of it.  It will be another great Christmas and before you know it, it will be over and then here all over again.  The things we love, the things we like, and those we don’t come around again and again every year.

The fact of the matter is there are good and bad around us all times of the year and different people like different things, so it all works out in the end.  Someone said once that, “it takes all kinds,” and I guess that’s right.  So have a great day.  If you like me, don’t like the music or the busy going on right now, well, all we have to do is wait.  There’s a change coming right around the corner.