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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

An {Appraised} Virtual Coffee

Good afternoon evening everyone!

So I'm late to coffee what else is new...jeez. One of these days when I win the lottery and don't have to work anymore I will probably make it to coffee before 5 o'clock.

Anyhoo...if we were really meeting for coffee today I'd give you all big hugs and tell you thank you for the sweet words of good luck for my parent's appraisal. The guy came today and did his thing, and now it's just up to the banks and Fate to see if we will FINALLY be within {reasonable} driving distance of my mama.

Honestly, since I've been threee years old, she's always been away from me. Weekend visits when I was little turned into once a year summer visits when I was older, and now it's barely once a year. Ugh...just thinking about it makes me sad. So this sale better go through...damnit!!! I'm just sayin'.

Sorry just needed to get that off my chest.

If we were really meeting for coffee I wouldn't bore you with football talk, because there wasn't a game this weekend. Ok, there were other football games...just not important ones {HA!}. Instead we had "family day" as E decided to call it. We packed up the Winnie and went on a local adventure to the campground by the dam.


Basically, E played on every playground there.


We did venture out to see the fossils. But only found a couple...oh and some wild turkeys.


For those of you how don't know Iowa City history, this area flooded in 1993 and when the water receded they found all these super cool fossils. So, they just made it a little tourist area.

We only stayed overnight because we had big plans for Sunday...THE PUMPKIN PATCH!

Each year we hook up with the kids and parents from E's preschool class and head to Bloomsbury Farms in Atkins. It's more like a pumpkin amusement park, and we can never spend too much time there.

This year G joined in the fun too.

I even bought a couple pumpkins and an acorn squash {which I will make for dinner this week}.

Have you visited a pumpkin patch yet?

Then Sunday concluded with a girls night {movie and dinner}. We saw 50/50, which probably wasn't the best movie for two friends who have just lost someone close to them. YIKES! But other than that it was good. Definitely gets you thinking about who you would want on your "team", if you were sick...thoughts to ponder for another blog post perhaps.

Well, that's our weekend in a nutshell...I have a big event at work on Thursday and then a four-day weekend. I CAN'T WAIT!

Now I'm off to make dinner.

I PROMISE with all my heart that I will get back to mingling over coffee...sorry I've been MIA. The hubs gives me the stink eye when I break out the laptop while we are having "quality" time. But I will do better this week...just save me some coffee at Amy's I promise I will be there.



At October 05, 2011 , Blogger The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ooooo! Look at that Winnie! And those red eye lashes! I almost fell of my chair when you said "no football". We haven't been to our pumpkin patch yet. I like to wait a little longer as our squirrel population will decimate whatever I put out in very short order. I try to distract them with a few smaller ones from a local market, hoping they will get their fill. Last year for the first time we did the whole hayride/pick your own pumpkin thing and it was a blast - if only I had remembered to bring my mitts...Have a great week and for goodness sake, SLOW DOWN. You can't afford to lose your license for 90 days.

At October 05, 2011 , Blogger Brooke said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Wasn't the weather glorious??? A friend of mine and I are doing a girls night this friday and we were thinking of seeing that movie too. It should be okay, neither of us have lost anyone recently. Thanks for the coffee talk!!

(I get lots of stink eye stares too :D)

At October 06, 2011 , Blogger Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Oh how fun! And if you're late, then I'm definitely a lagger! Sorry it takes me so long, but now I've started class up again, it's hard for me to get around to visit until Thursday afternoons. Anyway best of luck to your parents. Hopefully it all goes through quickly!

At October 06, 2011 , Blogger Hyacynth said...

I'm praying it goes through!

No, no pumpkin patch yet, but maybe this weekend when it will be 80 {!!!} degrees!

Hope you are well this week ... trying to get back into the swing of things, so hopefully, I catch up with you soon. :)


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