Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Virtual Coffee

Good morning!
   This is my first time participating in the weekly Tuesday virtual coffee post, conceived by Amy at Lucky Number13.   I really like this idea, and I've enjoyed reading the posts from it.  Head on over (link above) and take a look at some of the other posts and contributors-- you might make some new friends!
   It is 5:34 am and I am a morning person.  I've found that the vast majority of people are NOT morning types. What type are you?

I'm a Starbucks kind of gal. 
   If we were having coffee, I'd normally want to invite you to sit outside on the deck with me, but everything is wet from the rain and its very foggy now.

View from deck
   While my coffee brews, I sit on the couch with a comfy afghan and my trusty MacBook Air and check my blogger stats and new posts on my reading list.  I am addicted to blogs.  Mostly quilting ones, but I am rapidly expanding my repertoire.
   Beep. Beep.  Coffee's ready!  I fill my mug and add a few drops of half and half.  How do you take your coffee?  Or do you prefer tea?

   Through the open window, I hear birds calling.  We have a pair of cardinals nesting in a big shrub outside our guest bedroom window.  From the room inside, you can hear the little chicks peeping and begging for food.  Chip Chip Chip!  Speaking of... Hello, Mr. Cardinal, who just came to the feeder for some seed.  He's been very busy lately.

   We had an exciting little visitor this week.
Gray Treefrog
   This little guy (or gal) spent half a day in the same spot on our deck.  I discovered him by almost stepping on him!  When the kids got home from school, I carefully showed it to them.  They were concerned about whether or not it was alive because it was staying so still.  But I could see his throat pulsing, so I knew he was okay.  I pointed out the little round pads on the tips of his toes, which help him grip the trees.  During the day (when the photo was taken), he was a very light gray.  But I read that their color gets darker in cooler weather.  And sure enough, just at dusk, when the air was cooling down a bit, I checked on him again and he was darker!  The next time I checked on him, about a half hour later, he was gone.  Must have gone back to the trees.  Goodbye, little friend.

   And on that note, I suppose it is time for me to start making the kids' lunches for the day.  Do you make lunches the night before, or the morning of?

   We're off to a field trip at Lighthouse Point Park with my son's preschool class to explore the beach and tidal pools.  It should be fun!

Hope you have a good day, whatever you have planned!


Iowa Sunshine said...

although wet, you have a beautiful view for today's coffee! i'm a starbucks gal, too -- too much :). i've never seen a gray frog ... very cool. i tend to make lunches the morning of, usually by last-minute request from tyler. take care -- it gave me a smile to have you join in on virtual coffee. yay!

Jenna said...

I'm definitely not a morning person, as much as I wish I could be! On those rare occasions that I have to get up before the sun I always tell my self I should get up earlier more often, but it never happens unless out of force haha.

Hope you enjoyed your Starbucks :)


Moomser said...

I'm so not a morning person, in fact 5.30 is the middle of the night to me! Thanks for coffee!a

Judith said...

I'm soooooooo NOT a morning person, but then I'm not an evening person either! I love sleeping! Even though its raining I can tell you have a wonderful prospect from your decking, how lovely. The cute frog almost looks like it's made of stone. Enjoy your coffee! Jxo

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Wow what a cool frog!

I never used to think I was a morning person. But when we moved to Thailand, the jet lag and time difference made us wake up early naturally, and we used that consciously to adjust our body clocks and now we get up early every morning. Not quite 5:30 a.m. early, but early for us. It's nice. We definitely are more productive than we were before!

Welcome to Virtual Coffee! I look forward to sharing a cup with you!

Regina said...

What a cool frog! Not a morning person here. I'm a middle of the day person. ha ha.

I must have a shower and coffee in order to function. Coffee at home is with just sugar. Anywhere else I usually have milk or cream with it.