Tuesday Morning Coffee Catch Up

Hello everyone! I am just about to take my very first sip of coffee, and I can’t wait. That is always one of life’s best small moments, that first sip of coffee in the morning. At least for me. And I am still missing my percolator!

This past weekend was a pretty good one. We have been running like crazy people for weeks and weeks and we wanted a super chill weekend. It was our citywide garage sale so we headed out in the morning to slow boat around town and just browse what people were choosing to sell. I am super nosy that way; I love to see what people had owned and what they are choosing to not own anymore. However, after two stops we were done, but for a very good reason. I found the perfect desk for my office! I have been looking for three years for something that just spoke to me, and Saturday I found THE ONE. Lol. It was marked $75 but Billy talked the lady down to $50, and I feel like it was a steal!

However, getting this home was a bit of a challenge! We had Wyatt’s wheelchair, which takes up all the room in the back of my SUV. So we thought we would head home, get Billy’s car, we would both drive back (like 4 blocks), Wyatt would stay in the car while Billy and I loaded it into Billy’s car…. but thankfully our neighbor was out and he agreed to help Billy instead – plus, he had a pick up truck! So Neighbor Eric came to the rescue! Billy spent some time on the porch with it, cleaning it up, since it was pretty dirty and then Billy and I moved it to the office. I LOVE it. And Miso does too! I love that it is a double desk, and can hide all my crap in there. Lol. It is the perfect Mother’s Day gift! And it is special for another reason as well. Billy and I met in third grade, when we shared a double desk. It was not as cool as this one of course. They sat us next to each other because I never talked and Billy never stopped. He would ask if I was going to finish my lunch, and I always said no because I was shy, and so he would eat my sandwich or whatever and then draw me pictures. So I am thrilled to have this desk that also makes me think of little Billy and Erin.

Sunday, we worked in the yard. Everything is a big giant mess out there, we are just so behind. Everything has been so crazy – even my seedlings died due to neglect. So we put some time in on Sunday cleaning things up, getting ready for planting. At least, Billy and I did. Wyatt played.

I joked that Wyatt might have been the camp cook in an old logging camp in a past life. Lol.

I worked on this garden bed, which is mainly flowers and strawberries – and formerly dandelions as well. Billy worked on constructing our toad abode! It is still rough right now, I am going Sunday to buy some plants to plant around it, and grab some more rocks. I would like to attract toads to our yard because they are just so cute. Right now though, it looks sad still. Lol. It’ll be spruced up soon. I am going to add some hostas behind the wood logs, and then ferns and smaller plants closer to the water area. I didn’t want a giant pond to maintain, but I was reading that we just needed a small water feature so we went for petite. So this is our petite bijou toad abode. I am also getting a small water aerator (it should be here tomorrow!) to keep it not super gross or stagnant, because mosquitoes…

Yesterday I met my besties (minus one) plus baby for lunch! It has been ages and ages since I had lunch out with them and we had such a fantastic time. I got there early and made sure we got a table in the shade for the Bebe, and by the time everyone arrived I was starving!! Lol. I ordered an avocado three cheese sandwich with a side of brussels sprouts and it was delicious. But the main attraction of lunch was this wee one. Her first girls lunch! She will be two months on Thursday and she was so funny. Her mother had thought she would nap during lunch, but instead she wanted to be part of the group and action. We all had a great time.

And that is about it for this morning! I hope you all had a good weekend!


14 thoughts on “Tuesday Morning Coffee Catch Up

  1. Oh, I love your love story! And, now you have this gorgeous desk to always remind you! So, is Billy still the talkative one, and you’re the quiet one?

    And, a toad abode sounds lovely! I have always wanted some kind of water feature. For a small moment in time, I had a fountain in our backyard up north. I had several small table top fountains in my classroom because I just love that sound!

    What is Wyatt’s specialty? Mac and cheese? Pizza? Hot dogs?


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    1. Lol thanks Marsha!! Yes, Billy is still the talkative one while I am quiet. And Wyatt seems to take after his father. Lol.

      I am super excited about the toad abode! It needs plants terribly! I am getting them Sunday and I am looking forward to seeing it all put together. I love the sound of fountains too!

      Hmmm. Wyatt’s specialty. I would have to say he really enjoys making soup!


  2. A toad abode!? I love it! That is such a cute idea and now I’m scouting out a spot in our yard for one! I have to have one. We used to have a toad visit us every Spring. Then we got Scout. She probably ate him. Because she is a devil cat. She’s why we can’t have nice little animals in our yard anymore.

    And that desk! You know I love it.

    The story of you and Billy is so sweet. *sniff* I just love it.

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  3. Wow! What a fantastic week! The desk is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one quite like it – at least adult sized. And while I’ve heard of people meeting their spouses in high school, I’ve not known anyone who met their spouse in the 3rd grade. So cool! Totally enjoyed seeing the beginnings of your toad abode. And how terrific to have lunch with your besties. I’m a bit envious. Mine are scattered all of the country.

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    1. It was pretty darn good! And I LOVE this desk! I can hide all of my piles of paper and it just fits that spot so well. And isn’t that crazy? 3rd grade.

      My poor toad abode is so sad right now! I am going flower and plant shopping in a few hours and I can’t wait to get some things to fill in around it.

      Aww that stinks!! Hopefully you guys can arrange some get togethers here and there! We had a big college friend reunion last year, one of our good friends from college who moved to Australia was even coming, but then I of course got Covid that same week. Lol. So I had to miss it! I am hoping we have another get together soon.


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  5. Sorry you were in an accident but glad nobody was hurt. I don’t know if we have rental on our insurance or not, I guess we should check that.

    I LOVE that desk and now I want to find one like it. It would be perfect for me!

    I also LOVE your story about how you met Billy. I met my first love in 1st grade. He lived a few blocks over, across the street from my parents best friends. Sadly he died many years ago.

    Wyatt is such a cutie!

    My oldest son and daughter in law live next door. She loves coffee and collects coffee cups so many years ago I bought her a frog coffee cup as part of her Christmas present. Then I found out that she is petrified of frogs. I still have the cup in the box. She doesn’t know I bought it or that I was going to give it to her.

    The little girl is adorable! Getting together with friends is always a great time, especially when there is a baby.


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