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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Visitors bringing fun to our house

"Scrap Paper" was a small group of bloggers who compared notes on coffee for a time in years back.  We talked about a lot of things associated with coffee in one of our series of online conversations.  We named our favorite brands or flavors and we wrote about our memories of the occasions which brought each of us together with others for coffee. 

This image (via brought to my mind our current home circumstances which involve a series of visitors that we truly enjoy. Good friends, family and food are a foolproof combination for fun.  And coffee is so much a part of it, though some of our visitors do not drink coffee at all, preferring soft drinks or tea.  Most desserts are made better with coffee, though decaf coffee in the evening is the rule for most. 

What are the occasions for visitors these days?  We had friends for dinner and dominoes.  Our Dream Group got together at my house.  And our daughter and her family will be here for lunch today.  I find that a sparkling clean house is not something one wants to waste on just ourselves.  And the occasion of visitors is a good reason to cook specialty dishes that are our eating favorites, too.

All of this adds up to much fun, good conversation, lots of hugs, full tummies and feelings of satisfaction when things go well.  Lets do it again soon.

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Spadoman said...

I remember Scrap Paper. Betmo's idea, and a good one. Some things catch fire, others don't. Too bad. I enjoyed the idea of the ongoing chat forum and wish it was alive and growing. Maybe next time.


Carol Gee said...

Good morning, Joe. It was a lot of fun and Betmo's premise was a really good one. It is always a mystery to me why some ideas "catch fire," and others do not. I think it often involves a "chemistry" that is unexplainable. I always credit Betmo for her willingness to see things as they are, deal with them and move on. I sometimes get into "magical thinking," hoping something will magically happen to change a reality.
Thanks for "stopping in," my friend and peace to you.


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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.