March 15, 2021

Monday Morning Coffee

 


Good Monday morning, my friends! I am snuggled in my spot on the couch with a knit throw blanket and my pups, sipping the goodness that is my morning coffee. I am still enjoying Dunkin Original, but today I am trying a new creamer flavor. Although I tend to keep things fairly basic in the creamer realm, I am enjoying a new flavor today. It is Oatmeal Cream Pie, and oddly enough, it is delicious! Creamy, but not fake-sweet. The sun is shining this morning, but the air is cold! No complaints here. 

Our weekend was filled with fish fries and movies, online mass and naps, and one extra special, wonderful, blessed hour...


Yep! Steve and I were able to visit my beautiful, strong, amazing mother!!!! She was beyond happy to see us, and we were so thankful to see how wonderfully she is doing. She is the best person I will ever know, and sitting with her reminded me of how blessed I am to call her Mom. We took her a coffee from Dunkin, smiled, laughed, and talked until it was time to go.  If nothing else, this virus has reminded me that so much of what I thought I needed around me in life is simply background clutter, collections of unnecessary things, events, and thoughts that distracted me from what really matters. I am reminded that what I truly need, what is essential for my life, are the things I have had all along. Things like spending time with my mom, sharing stories, and sipping coffee. 

I hope you have a cozy day, my friends. Today Flynn and I will homeschool and perhaps get out for a walk. Then we have pizza planned as we watch the finale of Matt the Bachelor choose between two women he has simultaneously dated in his journey to find love. Sounds promising, I know. Have a lovely day! Thanks for visiting.

25 comments:

  1. How wonderful you were able to visit your mother! You both look so happy in the photo. That coffee creamer sounds a bit strange to me, glad you like it. I like oatmeal cream pies but not sure about having the flavor in coffee. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend! That's wonderful you were able to visit with your mom! I need a cup of coffee with this time change! Have a great week!

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  3. How wonderful that you were able to visit with your Mother. We lost Mom in May of last year and because of covid rules were not able to be at the hospital with her. I miss her.

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  4. Oh, I am so happy you were able to have a visit with your mom. I know that was the highlight of your weekend! Have a great Monday, my friend.

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  5. I am so happy you got to see your mom! What a balm to the soul that must have been for both of you!

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  6. What a wonderful, beautiful photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My heart swells for all of you...

    And you have added lovely thoughts too...

    Gentle hugs,
    😊 😊 😊

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  7. Your mom!!! Oh my tears welled up with joy for you both. What an amazing blessing!! Happy Monday friend.

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  8. I am so happy that you got to visit your mom in person! Have a great week!

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  9. So glad you got to see your mom...such a beautiful picture!
    I’m also looking forward to The Bachelor.

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  10. Oh Billie Jo - that's wonderful!!! I'm so glad you finally got to spend actual physical time with your sweet Mom. I really believe the time ahead will just get better and we'll all get more time with our loved ones. Because you're exactly right. Family and friends are everything (&our precious faith in our Lord) and nothing else ultimately matters. Have fun with the bachelor!! I took a break and didn't watch this round. But now that it's down to the exciting part I wish I had. 😉 Blessings on the week ahead. ❤️

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  11. I’m so glad to hear you were able to go and see your mom! I am sending you a virtual hug! ❤️

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  12. Sounds like you had a good weekend. So glad that you were able to see your mom. Such a blessing. I am hoping that with the vaccines, there is finally a light at the end of this long Covid tunnel. Have a good week, my friend!

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  13. I am so happy you got to spend time with your mom. I am so grateful that my mom passed before this mess. She would never have been able to handle the lock down. I also beleive that this mess has caused many of us to focus on what is important. That is family and service to others.

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  14. So glad you and Steve were able to spend some time with your mom. She looks happy. Fingers crossed that bachelor Matt picked the right one in his journey to find love and will live happily ever after ;-).

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  15. I am so thrilled that you were able to visit your dear Mum. I was blessed with a video call with my Mum, not quite as good but I am thankful for technology.

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  16. That's wonderful, finally, that you got to spend time with your mom!!!! You are so right about the things that REALLY matter...thank you for sharing such a happy reunion!

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  17. Oh, that's wonderful news! I'm so thrilled you've finally been able to visit your mum. A blessing indeed. X

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  18. Oh my gosh.. i'm so happy that you got to visit your mom!!! I bet there were a lot of happy tears!!
    Enjoy that coffee!!

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  19. I love your coffee mug. Such a sweet picture of you and your mother. I hope that you have a 'blessed' week.

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  20. I saw that creamer and was intrigued. Now I must try it! Move over Silk Almond Creamer...at least for the sake of adventure.

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  21. Oh, you got to see your Mom, how wonderful! I bet that was such a special visit for both of you. I see you have St. Faustina book. You know, I've heard about her, but not familiar with her. I have been watching Mass every week with Father Mike Schmitz, and I wanted to tell you that he is really good to listen to. I appreciate his words every week. How I love your coffee cup, Billie Jo. It's so nice you're thinking about the important things in life and not all the distractions.....taking walks, spending time with loved ones, and Yes, coffee!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day, Billie Jo. My kids are all Irish, but I have to pretend that I am on this special day. : )

    ~Sheri

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  22. Made my day to see you with your sweet Mother.

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  23. I am so happy you were able to visit your Mother, what a blessing. This post has reminded me that our true joys lie in the simple things. Have a cozy week my friend! Hugs to you. ~Juli

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Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo