If we were having coffee, we’d ACTUALLY be having coffee because I’m in a coffee shop right now! I’m in my local roasterie with sipping on a mocha listening to the owner tell people across the room about how he and my dad sometimes go out for drinks at a certain bar. I made small talk with the barista about the orchestra concert she saw earlier this week. I love small towns! Now, I’m typing away at my laptop happily chatting with you.
We got a few inches of snow this morning! My parents are heading to a fruit-growers conference in Michigan
for the week and I feel bad that they have to travel on icky roads.
It seems to be wedding season in my part of the world. I’ve been at weddings for back-to-back weekends, which is partially why I’ve missed the last few coffee shares.
Last weekend, one of my cousins got married in the suburbs of Chicago. We had all our extended family over for Thanksgiving and then carpooled out there on Black Friday. I rode with my aunt. We stopped in Madison, Wisconsin to go to an independent bookstore and had lunch at a Nepali restaurant. Neither of us had ever eaten food from Nepal before and it was delicious!
The wedding ceremony itself was beautiful. It took place in a church and the reception was at a fancy country club in a gated community. I hadn’t seen anyone from that side of the family since last Christmas and it was wonderful catching up with everyone amid the busyness.
This weekend’s wedding was much closer to home and for one of the girls I grew up with in church. It took place at a local day camp and fit the couple perfectly. They’re outdoorsy types and fell in love while hiking, climbing, and canoeing across the state of Minnesota. It made perfect sense to get married in a lodge with hardwood floors before a blazing fire. I had a wonderful time catching up with childhood friends I’ve known since I was in diapers. It’s such a joy to have those kind of friendships and I loved seeing everyone again. Most of them are married now, some with kids, and it was really fun meeting their husbands and cooing over their babies.
On another note, I’m going to be launching my third annual holiday series on my blog in a few weeks. It’s called Tis the Season and I’m looking for guest bloggers–if you’re interested in learning more and possibly contributing, check out the post in this link.
It’s now time to turn things over to you. How has your week been? What would you share over coffee?
This post is part of the Weekend Coffee Share link up at Part Time Monster