If We Were Having Coffee in the Garden …

If we were having coffee …

Let’s have coffee in the garden today. In reality, it’s supposed to rain today and my garden isn’t really big enough to “have coffee” in. But let’s pretend we’re having the gorgeous weather we had earlier in the week, so beautiful you want to sit outside, even if just on concrete steps, and drink in the sun. And we can pretend we’re in a big backyard garden with flowers and vegetables growing all around.

I’ve been very excited about my garden this week and what I’ve been able to accomplish in it. Last weekend we rebuilt the retaining wall so it could be a little bit higher, added garden soil, planted some perennials and annuals, fertilized and mulched them. And most of them haven’t died yet. It’s a small garden patch–only about 7 square feet, right in front of the house, but I’m excited to have it done. Picasso and Cassatt are not as excited to lose their digging space though!

Yesterday my moms group talked about container gardening and Julie talked about how much she is able to plant on her postage stamp lawn. I am impressed! Now I am inspired to plant more around the house.

If we were having coffee …

I would tell you my other excitement this week has been canning. My dad is taking his breadmaking habit seriously and got a grain mill this past week. This inspired him to order me a canner for my birthday. It took several days to ship, so I got books about canning from the library and have been reading them and studying the recipes. Hubby’s first impression was that you can brew a whole lot of beer using that. I’m glad he’ll be able to get some use out of it too, since we don’t really¬†need a pot that big. I hope to loan it to some friends this summer and keep it in good rotation so it doesn’t sit too much in storage.

I am going to an autism resource fair to volunteer for MPACT this morning. They provide advocacy resources for parents trying to get help for their kids in school. I’m really looking forward to it. Part of me thinks I should do some of this for CHADD, but without having more volunteers, it’s hard to do much publicity.


If We Were Having Coffee …

Weekend Coffee

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If we were having coffee this Saturday morning …

First of all, I would apologize for being slow this morning. I went out with some mom friends last night, and we had a great time talking and drinking, but I’m paying for it this morning. I’m on my second cup of coffee this morning and finally am starting to feel like I’m waking up. My fingers definitely aren’t dancing like they usually do today.

We had a rough week with Cassatt’s asthma. He was coughing some last weekend but I just thought it was allergies and didn’t think much of it. I’m still not used to asthma (although I think it’s something I’m going to have to understand more as a mother of a preemie). On Monday he was coughing in the car on the way to school, and the nurse gave him a breathing treatment when he got there. I gave him another one when he got home. Two hours later, we were at my doctor’s appointment and they sent him straight across the hall to the pediatrician. (They’re in the same building.) He’s been on steroids ever since, but at least he seems to be better now.

I had a meeting yesterday with someone who does medication research. He has several ADHD studies going on right now that sound pretty exciting, I’ll be glad to promote them to CHADD members. The meeting ended on a frustrating note, though, because I’d locked my keys in the car. I had to call the police to come get them out; fortunately they were nice about it.

My other exciting news this weekend is that I won tickets to go see the Mythbusters tour. Hubs is taking Picasso tonight, and I think they will love it. I’m a little bit jealous, but I think they’ll get more out of it than I would. It goes past Picasso’s bedtime though, so I hope he’s not a bear tomorrow.

And with that, I feel like I’ve finally woken up. I hope you have a great week! Do you have anything exciting planned?

If We Were Having Coffee in a Whirlwind

Good morning, pull up a chair, relax, it is time for another #WeekendCoffeeShare.

Weekend Coffee

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I’ll have to admit, I probably won’t get a chance to read many people’s coffee posts this week. We have had friends in from Chicago this weekend, and it has been busy this week–first cleaning, then entertaining. Yesterday we went to the Butterfly House; today we are going to the Zoo and then the Arch. It should be a fun day.

I was about to write that I was enjoying the morning’s peace when I heard thumping downstairs. Twenty minutes later, Cassatt is downstairs watching TV, and I think Picasso may be joining him soon. The first show I wanted to show him is no longer Prime. It is frustrating how Amazon changes what shows it has on Prime. I just hope it doesn’t take Downton Abbey off prime, since that is my obsession right now.

I get frustrated how everyone’s spring breaks are on different schedules. We had spring break a few weeks ago, and our Chicago friends are on spring break this week. That means Picasso had to miss out on the fun yesterday because he was in school.

Our other big news is how quickly Cassatt is growing up. He will be four next month, and I need to find a place for his birthday party. He insists on doing things independently, and things I helped him with just a few weeks ago he does by himself now. This will make summer easier for everyone! I can’t believe I’m thinking about summer already, but I need to make plans for what my boys will be doing.

Well, my coffee is nearly gone, and it is time for me to get ready for the zoo. I hope you have a wonderful week!


If we were having coffee before Easter

Weekend Coffee

This post is part of a link-up hosted by Part Time Monster

If we were having coffee this Saturday morning, I would welcome you in, pour yourself a cup. My kids are playing happily upstairs, would yours be joining them? Hubby rearranged the playroom yesterday so now they have more space. They managed to find a bunch of toys that had been hidden. They even dug out their stuffed animals; I thought they had no interest in them anymore. With all these new-found toys, they have quickly been making more of a mess than usual, even as I try to clean and organize. So again, I apologize for my messy house.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been working more with CHADD this week. We had a meeting this past week; the speaker spoke about relationships. Many people brought their spouses, and it was a good meeting. I am preparing for a committee meeting about our teacher seminar. I met with a neuropsychologist this week; it is good to find more people in St. Louis who work specifically with people with ADHD.

I would tell you I am glad that I’m not doing the A to Z challenge this month. I have looked at others’ posts, and am impressed by the work people are doing with it. I am keeping up three blogs right now, and my computer time is limited because of kid duties. I would not be able to manage a post every day on one blog this month.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you what your Easter plans are. We are having a small egg hunt at our babysitter’s today, and going to church tomorrow. Our plans for Easter dinner are still tenuous, but I got a ham for Easter dinner and plenty of leftovers. We have friends coming next week from Chicago, so it will be nice to have extra food for six more people.

The Easter Egg hunts were OK last week, although the boys (to my relief) were not efficient at picking up the scattered eggs. They got a lot of candy anyway, so they weren’t too upset.¬†The hunt was moved indoors because it was cold; then this week it reached almost 80! St. Louis weather is crazy, but I wish it would give the nice weather during the weekends rather than the week.

And now it’s time for me to wind up. The boys are getting more active upstairs, and my cup is almost empty. I hope you have a great week!

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