September 07, 2010

coffee talk

Tuesday afternoons I’ve been peeking in at Amy’s for coffee.
Well, not real coffee… virtual coffee.
And today?
I thought I’d stop in… instead of just peeking through her window.

So, if we were really meeting for coffee today, I’d just have to tell you…
I finished my Africa scrapbook this weekend. For the last three weeks I have put my heart and soul into it.  When I was down to the last few pages, tears caught me by surprise, even though I had been warned. And then, when the album was finally done, I vacuumed the floor. It seriously needed it. Seriously

I’d also have to tell you that instead of a traditional Labor Day BBQ, we went out for pizza. With friends. There were eight of us, four kids, four adults… and we let the kids all ride in one car and the adults were in the other. It was… surreal. I’ve known Char for 13 years… and to see she & Laura hop into a car on their own, then add in a brother each, was mind-boggling. That this much time had passed, that I am getting… old. But at the same time, it was really cool.

Before I let you chat on and on, I might just ask you for a prayer… for friends. A husband who leaves for Afganistan on Monday, and his family who will most certainly be missing them. Thanks…

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10 comments:

Richella said...

Whoa, there, you--you are most certainly NOT getting old! Older, maybe, but NOT old!

What a fun thing to do on Labor Day. I know what you mean about the kids' driving separately. . . makes you think, "When did that happen??"

Corinne said...

The car thing has my mind spinning :) How crazy!! What a huge moment!
:)

{Amy} said...

thank you so much for linking up today Dawn! I would love to see your Africa scrapbook and find out more about your trip...I'm off to investigate on your blog
now! : )
pizza to celebrate sounds good to me...especially the no clean-up! have a great day!

Kelly said...

Hi Dawn! Wow. What a beautiful blog! Nice having coffee with you today.

togetherforgood said...

I think sitting down to a cup of coffee with you sounds absolutely delightful, and wish we could do it in person. :)

Rosemarie said...

Sweet. :) I can't even think about my kids being old enough to drive ... whew!

Prayers being sent your friends' way ...

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am in need of a cup of coffee with you...well, maybe an iced tea instead.
xoxo
Suz

Graceful said...

Sounds like the perfect Labor Day activity to me -- pizza on my plate is a good thing any time!

And prayers for your friends coming right now...

Cassie said...

It's probably time to go to sleep now, so I'll lay off the coffee! Thanks for the invite though. I bet your scrapbook is fab. Glad you got it finished. (Me, I'm still working on Jessica's books from childhood...I'm a bad scrapbooker).

Southern Gal said...

Pizza sounds nice after all the hot weather barbequing going on over here. And you're not OLD. That would make me OLDER. And that's just not possible...;)