Tuesday, December 6, 2011

::good morning coffee chat::



Yep, same coffee cup as last week. :)

So, the first thing I would tell you over coffee this morning is tonight...is my cookie exchange. I should be wild with frenzy because of all the things I have to prepare. But strangely, I'm not. That is a very good thing. I plan to finish this blog post and march upstairs and get cooking.

I would also tell you that yesterday was my Dad's birthday. We went out for dinner and on the way we saw about 12 cop cars. That is not a lie or an exaggeration. We saw six speeding down the highway and they had surrounded a semi farther down the road. I'm sure it will be in the papes today. Then, we took a wrong turn in a neighborhood and saw about six more at a house. Coincidence? Connection? I don't know but it was very interesting. My Dad is sooooOOOO awesome. I love him so much. There were lots of laughs at dinner, too.



The last thing I would tell you is that tomorrow will be 13 years since my Mom was diagnosed with leukemia. Our world was pretty rocked and that is a very nice understatement. The farther we get away from her illness, the more I am grateful for the gift of my Mom. So unbelievably grateful it makes me ache sometimes.

What would you tell me over coffee?

Linking up with Amy...




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6 comments:

Claire said...

what a lovely photo! parents are such a blessing - i love my daddy to pieces (he'll be 70 in march) - but sadly my mum's been gone since 2000...
thanks for coffee :)

Trish said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! and good luck with your cookie exchange. I like how you put "the further your get away..." about your mother's illness. I imagine that everyday/moment you have with her is special.

momphotographer said...

Wish I could have my parents so close. My family live in Poland and last time I saw them (in person) was almost 4 years ago! You're one lucky gall!

Kali said...

I would tell you that I'm planning a trip to see a friend in January...:) **excited**

{Amy} said...

i love your header, i don't know if i have said that aloud or just in my head ; ) thirteen years must feel great, the farther away the better. your dad's birthday dinner sounds like it was a lot fo fun!

Nancy said...

Wow. Praises that you are moving away from that illness. Grateful for moms, for sure. Thanks for stopping by my blog series. SO happy to meet you. :)