My mug is full to the rim with a rich brown liquid. The steam rises in soft scented pillows. It is a vanilla, fruity, jasmine odour. There is nothing bitter in the smell. However, there is bitter chocolate notes in each sip that fades out into a deep creamy nut flavour of coconut. Can I offer you a cup of choconut? It is a chocolate coconut flavoured coffee.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that last weekend after we had a virtual cup of coffee my boys and I were able to get out to the snow hill by our house for our first sled of the year. It was sunny and mild and the hill wasn’t too busy. We had a great time. I lasted an hour then trudged home alone to shovel the driveway. I am happy to share that the boys followed along not to long after and finished up the drive way and played in the snow out front for another hour! It was a great November day.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I still have not written the piece on grief that I would like to. It is kind of stuck in my mind, swirling around and trying to form into the right words. I wrote a teaser piece last weekend called Greif but it doesn’t touch on the surface of what I would like to say.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I am reading book one of The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch. I wasn’t sure when I first started in. The flying contraptions and the war, it just wasn’t what I was expecting but I pushed through because it’s Terry Brooks. Sure enough I am hooked. Can’t put it down. If I didn’t have so many responsibilities I would totally take a read in bed day.
How is your coffee? If we were having coffee I would pass you the coffee pot. How was your week? What are you reading?
By Shari Marshall – 2020
Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Eclectic Alli. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup: here.