Welcome to the 8th Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. This year continues to fly by. How is it August!? It’s been a busy but very good year so far. I‘m linking up with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner.
What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee together… this post is what I would tell you. So grab a cup, “listen” and then tell me what is going on with you in the comments, please!
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I spent a restorative few days at Larry and Dan‘s a/k/a By Pond Farm a/k/a my “happy place.” I had a work meeting in NY, so I came via Newark and drove out here. If you follow me on Instagram, you can see how beautiful it is. It’s so peaceful. This trip, I’ve been obsessed with the hummingbirds at the feeders on the porch. So cool!
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that Larry and Dan recently have been binge buying art from Saatchi. There are some really cool pieces all over. They also went to an art fair where they met an artist named Carl Grauer. He does portraits and offers a really cool 2 hour portrait, as well. Basically, he has folks sit for 2 hours (with a 15 minute break in between) and makes an oil painting. Larry and Dan has theirs done. Then they had mine and Dan’s sister, Michele’s done, too. Very cool and unique experience.
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you how much we loved Berlin on our recent trip. Then, I’d ask about your summer vacations. I’d also say that we need some vacation ideas and to get something on the books STAT. Any suggestions are welcome!
If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that it would have been my dad’s 77th birthday today. He’s been gone almost 9 years. It’s hard to believe. I’d tell you about him if you didn’t know him or reminisce about him if you did. He was a story teller, the most generous person and very lovable despite many flaws. I’m lucky to take after him in some ways.
If we were having coffee… I’d ask “what’s happening by you?”
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