I’ve been enjoying my friend Pam’s recent virtual coffee posts, and thought it might be a fun change of pace. This week I’ve been feeling the irony of more things to blog about = less time for blogging, but at the moment I’m tied to the oven stirring granola every 15 minutes so here I am.
So, if you came to my house for coffee today, I’d tell you that I’ve been making my own peppermint mochas lately, adding hot chocolate and a drop of peppermint extract to my coffee. Yummy! If you wanted one, too, I would pull out the can of whipped cream just for fun. And then I’d pull out my hidden bag of Lindt truffles to share, because believe it or not I still haven’t baked any cookies this December.
On our way into the kitchen, you might notice that I finally put up my apron display over my desk, and we might talk about the women in my family who originally owned the aprons. Once the coffee was ready, we would probably stand at the kitchen window watching Twirly Girl and George play in the snow.
When Drama Boy heard adult voices, he’d wander upstairs to stick his nose in. And when I mentioned that yesterday was his 14th birthday, he’d want to show you the root beer that he’s brewing for his family party on Friday night. So we’d go downstairs to the storage room and on the way I’d show you the “mitten rope” I made yesterday while I was tidying up the laundry room.
Then my kitchen timer would beep and I’d need to head back upstairs to stir the granola. If Drama Boy didn’t follow us, I’d sigh and tell you that although he can be quite mature and clever at times, when he was mixing up the granola for me he used white flour instead of whole wheat per the recipe. It looks really pale and I hope it tastes alright.
We could go sit in the living room for a bit, although we’d probably be interrupted sooner or later by one little boy tattling on another. And if they’d been playing outside, they’d look at our coffee and ask for hot chocolate. I might make them some now, or I might tell them they can have it with their supper. I might even let them watch a movie, just for the temporary peace and quiet. . .but only if they have their schoolwork done.
What are you enjoying this afternoon?