Pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup, I am joining Coco from Running With Perseverance and Deborah from Confessions of a Mother Runner for the April version of the Ultimate Coffee Date. Doesn’t “April” sound so much better than “March“? I am so ready for green grass, blue sky, and warm sunshine. Bring it on, April! I have three things to tell you over coffee today.
Let’s Talk About Coffee
Hubs and I have started watching Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee on Netflix. I like it. The shows are short, usually around 15 minutes, and Jerry Seinfeld has long been one of my favorite comedians. We saw him in person once, and he was hilarious. Even funnier in person than on TV.
Much of the show’s success depends on the rapport Jerry develops with his guest comedian. Shows when the two comedians click are funny. Shows that feature only polite conversation are duds. Most of the shows are funny.
One of the best aspects of the show are the transition shots between conversation segments of coffee brewing. I can’t do justice to describing just how appealing the coffee appears in this show. The coffee clips are works of art.
The coffee appears dark, rich, and flavorful. You can almost smell the coffee brewing through the television. It immediately makes me want to find and visit the best coffee shop in town. This would be a disaster for me since we watch the show at night. Even drinking decaf after dinner keeps me awake.
Of Course They Are Ground Beef
Our grandson’s seventh birthday was on St. Patrick’s Day.
When I asked Henry what he would like for his birthday dinner, his response surprised me. He requested meatball hoagies.
Of course, I gathered the ingredients to fulfill his request. On the day of the dinner, he asked if he could help me make the meatballs. This was a quandary. I always make ground turkey meatballs, rather than using ground beef. I was not sure how he would greet this revelation. He is known for some funny quirks in the eating department.
I surreptitiously slipped the ground turkey out of its packaging so he could help with the preparation without reading the word “turkey” on the package. He was none the wiser.
He asked if he could make two huge meatballs for his sandwich, which I agreed to, of course.
The meatball hoagies were a success.
So was the cake. I ignored my no-sugar rule for the occasion and had a slice, then sent the rest of the cake home with the birthday boy.
Oh Yes, We Need a Little Christmas
This has been a very confusing year for my Christmas cacti.
I blame it on the pandemic.
One of them bloomed on Halloween.
One bloomed on Thanksgiving.
One bloomed on Christmas.
And now one just bloomed on St. Patrick’s Day.
I am not sure what is going on. They all used to bloom between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, they are all mixed up, just like a lot of us. When every day seems the same, I guess it doesn’t matter when you bloom.
I hope everyone getting the vaccine will result in a return to normalcy for my Christmas cacti.
And for all of us.
Are any Christmas cacti experts reading this? Can you tell me what is going on and how to fix my plants?
Thanks for joining me for coffee. I hope to see you again next month for some more coffee talk.
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