Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{Virtual Coffee}

If you came over for coffee today I would say, "enter at your own risk" because we are The House of Pox. Actually, we (the Royal "we") are not so bad anymore, the Pox having peaked over the weekend. But I have a bit of cabin fever. We have had a string of sunny days - if two can be called a string, but it feels like it at any rate - and have been waking up to this beautiful golden light in the mornings.

And, speaking of waking up, for my next reincarnation I want to have a name as delicious as this one:

instead of my generic North American one. I love how this name sounds rolling off my tongue and we've been debating in the house its possible origins. We've more or less boiled it down to a Russian/Asian combination but you might tell me you think it's a fictitious name made up by an aspiring writer who makes his or her living as a real estate agent. I would laugh at your imagination and say as this person I would just love to be on the phone with a government official and have them ask me, "can you spell that for me please?" Sometimes the real pleasures are the simple ones like reading a name on a For Sale sign.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you an impromptu party broke out here on Saturday afternoon as a few of the locals with kids flocked chez nous for the opportunity to catch chicken pox. It certainly made Riley feel better knowing that all these adults wanted their kids to have what he has, even if he doesn't really want it himself.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that I was really startled by the white of my feet on the mat this morning. I know that for some time we have been sporting our extreme winter shade of white but good grief, I think we are glowing in the dark. What a relief to feel that spring isn't far, to feel the sun and to hear the melting snow tinkling down the street into the sewer where I always felt it belonged in the first place. No secrets here, I'm a winter scrooge.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you I had a mini revelation this week which I can't really put into words but it was a personal Big Truth encompassing how we really can not know what goes on in the minds of the people around us yet at the same time how truly interdependent we are. See, I told you it wouldn't make sense but if I can pin it down in plain language I'll call you up and tell you.

If we were meeting for coffee today we would make another date for Thursday so we could have some green coffee in honour of the Saint. Until then we will have to head over to Amy's Lucky Number 13 and have some regular joe.


Sherry Smyth said...

If we met for coffee today I would be over the moon and I would tell you we've waited much too long to do this!!

Glad the pox are on the way out -- and I laughed at the impromptu party to expose the other children to Riley...I remember when those would happen!! lol!!

As for TakTak...I wonder two things...how it sounds in the accent from which the person is associated and with a French Canadien accent...

Not the most enviable name, that's for sure...but it does roll off the tongue...

(btw..Kim, I think you have a very definite case of cabin fever!!!) lol!!!

{Amy} said...

eeek..the pox! stay away fro me! : )
kim, you always make me laugh. seriously. and yes, that very well might be glow-in-the-dark white, i think i saw the same thing on my legs today...and it wasn't pretty! and if you ever find out any more info on that name please let us know. thanks for coffee!

oreneta said...

Glad the pox is improving, was he very sick? Poor thing. Lots and lots of TV was my solution when my kids had it.

Your feet are a MOST impressive shade of white. I am always kind of delighted to greet them again in the spring.

So glad to hear the snow is melting, what a relief.

Kim Mailhot said...

Don't want virtual, want real life !
I have had pox so I would be okay...
Seriously, I need to make that happen really soon. Perhpas now that the offical spring is arriving on Sunday, I will be more into the 5 hour drive. Here's hoping for sunlight on our tootsies, asap, Kimmy-taktak !

Jonathan said...

I've only been reading your blog for a couple of days, and I'm loving it already :)

Lis said...

Wow! Those are some white little piggies!

While you had a pox, we had strep ... again. Man, this winter has been rough on the immune system!

I love your revelation ... can't wait to read the expanded version. Perhaps if you channel Fulya, you might find the language?

hey! i followed your transfer tutorial and it worked! i can't wait to try more!

Sigh ... is coffee time over already? I really love lingering here ...

psst... i hear spring is almost here!

xo Lis

Matawheeze said...

So if the signee has relatives would they be a TakTak here and a TAkTak there? You can imagine me warbling the rest.

Didn't think folks got whiter than us coastal Oregonians... but we make up for it by the algae growing on skin surfaces.

I remember my daughter with Pox in places little girls shouldn't have to have them. Thank goodness for calamine lotion!

thecatalanway said...

How I'd love to pop over for coffee with you! Perhaps I should join this club and invite some people over to Catalunya for a cafe amb Llet and a xuxu with crema. I want you to tell me more - always feel I don't want to be hurried out to go to another house.
Hope the pox is gone soon and he didn't scratch - or just the one to test out if it really does scar you for life! It did me..