Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 215

Very quickly, because it's late and I'm tired! 

Sometimes there are friendships really worth nurturing, and it's like that with M and I.  But since September, we really haven't been able to touch base much--just on the phone for a few minutes or while picking up either my child or hers.  It has been a crazy year, as we've both been working trying to hold things together while both husbands were out of work.

A couple of weeks ago, we decided that taking an hour wouldn't hurt anything.  So today we took an hour and went over to a little coffee place for a muffin.  I don't drink coffee, so it was a soy steamer for me (since milk is a no-no these days).  We'd never been to this place before, and it looked charming.  The lady that owns the place was a bit...eccentric.  She was a real talker and kept us informed about the history of this or that and "Will you please let me do your coffee this way and did you know decaf still has caffeine and although I never second guess my customers will you please let me do your coffee this way?  And (my favorite) I baked these scones this morning and they're delicious!" It was kind of unusual, and turned a 5 minute order into a 15 minute ordeal!  But I guess she's part of the place's character, and she was more than helpful.  While she lectured on coffee and Ms choice, I worked on a really cool puzzle she had set out at one of the tables.  And when our order was finally filled, we were able to enjoy it in a really cozy, comfy space.  I brought my camera, hoping to take a photo or two, but we got so busy yacking that I didn't take the time.  Also, I didn't think a couple of paper cups and a wrapped muffin would make particularly nice photos!  But just as we were packed up to go, and M headed out to put her little one in the van, I took these.  I have something, at least, to post today!


ALSO!  A very big "HURRAH! and CONGRATULATIONS!" to Jane and her Corner View idea having a birthday!  I raised my soy steamer in her honor today, and imagined a candle on my muffin.  Good on ya, Jane.  There have been so many great themes that I couldn't choose my favorite over the past year to post, so I'm just going to send you over the Spain Daily and see what everyone else has been doing, and to encourage you to jump in!  It's a great way to see what is happening in many, many corners of the world--and the photographs?  Wow.


Maureen@IslandRoar said...

She sounds like quite the character! I guess it shows it always pays to have the camera; nice shots.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A nice story for the celebration ;) and pretty good pictures too !

Anonymous said...

sounds lovely! and the first photo is simply beautiful:)

Dianne said...

I have to say Lynn, this morning's post would have been pictureless had it not been for your inspiring blog. I used to blog every day and most of those had pictures way back when, but alas, life happened, we moved countries and things got all crazy. I am only now finding myself able to blog more again, partly due to you, so thanks!

Lynn said...

Maureen: She was! At first, I was a bit annoyed (so Christian of me...not). But then I decided to find it amusing an quirky. Made my life much more pleasant that way!

Otli: Gee thanks! I have to admit that I haven't gone over to check the other CVs yet. It's all I can do to post and reply these days! I'm so hoping things get a bit more settled soon and I can get back to doing more looking and commenting myself. I always smile when you stop by--thanks for that!

Inna: Thanks so much. Coming from you, that means a lot. I was thinking today that it might be fun to organize some sort of photo swap, but I haven't been able to take the time yet to figure out logistics. Any ideas?

Diana: Oh my! I saw your post come up in my email, and I got a little bit teary. It was so nice to know that my blog matters a bit to people that I've never met. Thank you for your comment--it so completely made my day!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you all a wonderful Friday.