There is a sweetness to the scent this morning that influences my expectation about taste. The taste, however, surprises me because it is shockingly bitter. It isn’t an unpleasant taste though. The bitterness fades into smoky notes reminiscent of vanilla. If we were having coffee I would offer you a Coney Island Caramel flavoured coffee.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that I was sifting through some paperwork to shred and I found my business permit for a day home I had contemplated opening back in 2016. It was a six child maximum for ages four and up. Open 6 to 6 Monday to Friday. I put a lot of work into the idea and even went as far as to get my permit for it, but I changed my mind at before I advertised. I had completely forgotten about the whole thing until I came across my permit. I am sharing this with you because I loved the name I had come up with: Balloon Tree Childcare.
If we were having coffee I would share that my family and I will be spending Christmas in Canada for the first time in years. A COVID safety precaution. In addition we will be spending the holidays with just our family unit. So, I decided that I wanted to do a couple fun things for this unusual holiday season so that we can be sure to make fun and happy holiday memories. One of the things that I have been working on is a Christmas Eve basket that I have filled with a few things for us all for the day. Here a few pictures of the basket transition to completion.
If we were having coffee I would share with you that NaNoPoBlano2020 is almost done. I made it through the month and found some new great posts to add to my reader feed.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that my boys have been really into baking lately. Two weekends ago my younger boy made orange snickerdoodle cookies and last weekend my older boy made me gingerbread cupcakes with lemon butter cream. Very tasty. Of course baking is contagious so I cooked up some peanut butter cupcakes topped with chocolate ganoche. I should mention that I know there is talk of making some kind of tasty treat brewing this weekend but I am not sure what it is.
If we were having coffee I would pass you the coffee pot so I can hear about your week.
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.