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A sandwich in a coffee cup

There it is, the ice cream sandwich.

I close my eyes and remember that long ago taste. It is a creamy rich taste that is smooth and sweet. The iciness of the ice cream is set against the soft cold wafer-like cookies that sandwich it. The cocoa flavour is strong and sugary. It is creamy and melty in the mouth. The vanilla and chocolate balance each other in an easy bite!

My coffee flavour this morning is called “Ice Cream Sandwich Flavor Coffee” but I don’t think the experience will be the same. I am hoping to find a balanced sip with notes of vanilla and a bitter cocoa after taste.

If we were having coffee I would begin by apologizing for missing our virtual coffee last weekend. My biological father passed away and I was away dealing with funeral arrangements and estate matters. His death was very shocking and unexpected. I plan to post an online piece about him in a while. I am a bit numb about it all because in the span of a year I have lost my mom, stepfather and now my dad.

If we were having coffee I share that I have been making slow changes to Brewing Coffee, Twisting Words & Breaking Pencils. Just subtle little things like cleaning up the Category drop down menu and stuff like that. I have added some new images to old posts to breathe new life into them as well as update the tags. I really did blog a lot about parenting when I first started out. Here are a couple links I enjoyed re-reading if you are interested:

From 2015

Pacifier Wars – To use or not to use (originally written to try as a freelance piece).
Two Big Changes caused by motherhood – This one is about loss of brain cells and pooping (humour).

From 2016

What the F*@# Parenting Moments: We all have them, don’t we? – parenting and/or parenting blunders.

If we were having coffee I would ask you if you like my new tea cart, soon to be coffee stand? I would pass you the coffee pot and ask you what is new in your world?

By Shari Marshall – 2021


Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup: here.

13 thoughts on “A sandwich in a coffee cup

  1. I’m sorry for your loss, Shari. I hope the rest of this year is kinder to you. Your new tea cart is beautiful. Thank you for your #weekendcoffeeshare.

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  2. Aww, my heart goes out to you and I’m so very sorry for your loss. My dad died at my house in my arms in 2003, massive heartache, (he had congested heart failure) but it was unexpected, just fell to the floor. Then 10 days later we lost my Mom, much the same way, she was home from the hospital but was at my sister’s house. We say she couldn’t live without him and I look at his passing as an honor I was with him that evening. My Mom was in the hospital when he passed. Sending huge HUGS your way this weekend. Even though it’s sudden and unexpected am hoping they all are in a better place. Smiling down on us! ❤️🙏❤️

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  3. Hi Shari.
    I’m sorry to be so late to this coffee share. I managed to get my post done Friday morning before work but work consumed the rest of the day and we left Friday evening for some vacation time with out youngest son. Normally about 7-8 hours drive away but traffic jams in the LA basin added almost another 2 hours and so we’ve been on the road, sleeping or with him ever since
    Today, Monday, is my first chance to catch up some before the day get started.
    I was sorry to hear about another death in your family. You’ve had a rough stretch my friend and there are no words I think that would comfort you, except for yours maybe as you honor his memory and extend whatever grace might be needed – and we all need some – right?
    Blog changes too (?)
    Shari – do you ever sleep? I don’t know how you do so much.
    Thanks for the visit. I always look for your weekend visits because I get so little “blog” time outside of it.
    Hope you are progressing your novel. I’d like to see you make this goal and, oh look, August has arrived. . .
    Blessings.

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    1. Happy August Gary and thank you for stopping in. I hope that you had a lovely visit with your son.

      It certainly has been a very emotional year and I my brain and I have not yet processed the fact that all my parents are gone. It is a strange and kind of lonely feeling when I let myself try to process. Heavy sigh, one step at a time I guess…

      As for sleep, what is that? Haha.

      I am still hoping to reach my novel goal but I won’t be to surprised or upset if my timeline needs to be bumped a month or two into 2022. We shall see. Summer holidays are coming and perhaps that will afford me some extra time to write.

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  4. So sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad last October. It still feels unreal, someone else’s empty space. Take good care.
    I am curious as to which theme you use for your WordPress site. It looks very clean and slick.

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    1. That is a very accurate way to put it Antoinette, as feeling “unreal, someone else’s empty space.”

      I use the Button Theme. It was that clean look of it that drew me in.

      Thanks for stopping in. Hope you have a great week.

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