Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{Virtual Coffee}

Hello April and hello Tuesday! If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you to leave your boots at the door because they are making puddles already. I don't mind a couple of rainy days because we just had the longest string of sunny (albeit) cold days and the rain will melt what is left of the snow. I also like the way it greens up everything at this time of year.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that spring must be here because The Eyesore came out and installed itself on our back deck again. Groan. I love to sit in it but I hate how it looks and how much of the actual deck this thing takes up. I had petitioned for it to go on the grass this year but, since I wasn't the one who assembled it, it ended up back on the deck.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would show you the first crocus I saw on Sunday

and tell you that I hung my first piece of laundry on the clothesline this year.

I would mention the mourning dove we saw in our feeder. I have seen these sitting on power lines and hear them often enough but I have never had one this close to me.

And while I was on the subject of birds, I wouldn't fail to mention the Mr. and Mrs. down by the water.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would tell you that I often read about other people finding heart shapes in things like rocks and leaves and even a calf's forehead, but it takes my kind of karma to find a heart shape in bird excrement. Is it a message from the Universe to find love everywhere I look?

If we were meeting for coffee today I would ask you why you think someone needs to put a padlock on a tree. Has there been a rash of tree thefts that I am unaware of?

I would end our little tete-a-tete with a big lemon for the principal at Riley's school who just cancelled his teacher's reading program which had parents in the class first thing EVERY morning to sit and read one-on-one with the students. My day used to be Tuesday and I would spend an hour to an hour and a half there. I got to see the class dynamic and the kids got the kind of attention that is rare in a classroom. I have seen their reading skills take leaps and bounds with this simple act. But you don't want to get me started so I'll give her a little Parsel-tongue and be done with it.

If we were meeting for coffee today I would say let's go over to Amy's Lucky Number 13 to eat the rest of Eric's oatmeal butterscotch cookies and leave crumbs on the carpet!


Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

LOL. I'm still chortling over the heart you found. And the padlock on the tree...Cuz yeah, you never know when someone might come steal your tree. (WTF?)

Kim Mailhot said...

A bird poop heart would be a nice gift for the principal too.... Man, oh, man...that makes my teacher blood boil...anyway...
Your kid is pretty cute, you know, Kimmypoo.
Happy Spring !

thecatalanway said...

I used to wonder why people put padlocks around the lamposts in Barcelona.....until someone told me that they have just gone off for a ride on their bike and will return to lock it up again!
Love the poo heart - and your train of thought from eyesores to chilly ducks to mourning doves - mourning? I've never heard of those ones. And Spring is coming - a crocus grows in the snow because it knows! K x

Cheryl said...

It's in the air - you can smell spring in the air! Finally! Regardless that there's a forecast of white confetti tomorrow. I smell spring! The nose knows.

Moomser said...

oh, oh, bird poop for the principal, now that's what I call a sign!
Those ducks made me cold.
I kind of envy your eyesore....

Brooke said...

Thanks for the coffee!!! I loved all the photos - even the lovely bird-poo heart one :D

Sherry Smyth said...

I'm laughing at Kim's comment about giving the teacher a bird poop heart!! Go Kim (squared!!).

I love having virtual coffee with you, even if I'm not having it with you the day it is served. ♥