Tuesday, July 5, 2011

{Virtual Coffee} 6

   I just remembered this song from Greg Brown, and found it on You Tube to share with you...  Please have a listen.  The version I had, years ago on cassette tape, was a live mix (from from the Newport Folk Festival, I believe).  It was acoustic and it was AWESOME, but this version will do, too.  I just bookmarked it.  Now I'll have to locate that live version (next stop after this post: Amazon.com!)
   My coffee is brewing right now...  We have one of those machines where you have to place the carafe in just so, or else it ends up spilling out all over the counter (... and down into the cupboards ... and onto the floor, and nothing makes me madder if I don't catch it right away!)  Thankfully, it hasn't happened it in awhile (knock on wood), but it usually occurs about once a year.  Have you had any cofffee misfortunes?

   Please hold, while I go pour my first mug...

   Mmmmmmmmmm!!  I savor those first few glorious sips.  

   For those of you in the US, I hope you had a great holiday weekend!  Yesterday evening.  We had our annual family fireworks show in the driveway, courtesy of Hubster.  (All legal, and fairly tame, due to the kids.)  
   We started out, very carefully, with the kids doing sparklers...

Hold it out and away from you, Sammy!
And point it downwind!
And we had some colorful smoke bombs (pretty colors, but they do smell!)  First blue...

Then orange...

Where'd she go?
Flashback to reading The Fog by Stephen King--
Did you ever read that?
a little nervous about holding a short sparkler

Oops--that last one had a few loud popping noises at the end--
but the kids were okay with it and wanted MORE

   The grande finale was the best-- it had a little surprise at the end!  It was a leftover from last year or the year before, called "Chinese Lantern".  Here's Daddy hanging it up on the basketball hoop.  (Note the lovely tattoo on the Hubster's right arm.  You can't see it all, but it says "ELISA FOREVER" with a celtic knot-band kind of thing.  He got it when we were engaged.  Isn't he romantic?)

Ooooooh!  Aaaaaaah!

Surprise!!  Look what popped out at the end!
Isn't that cool??!! I am going to have to hang it in my sewing space!!

   Did you watch any fireworks?  As it got dark, we could hear some louder fireworks being set off in the distance.  I love being in bed and hearing distant fireworks as I'm drifting off to sleep.   Do you like hearing noises of the night, like me, or do they annoy you and keep you awake? 

   We did have a very busy week and weekend, but the highlight was truly our own little backyard show.

   I am now halfway through my third mug, and I guess its time to start doing something a little more productive around here.  Thank you for visiting for coffee and I look forward to reading all of your posts, too!  The Virtual Coffee linkers are an interesting bunch-- check it out or link up at Amy's Lucky Number 13 blog.

Have a great week!!


Claire said...

what fun you had!! great pics!! and loved the music - thanks!
do drop by mine for coffee and see if you'd like to enter my 100th post(!) giveaway... :)

Judith said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all! Jxo

melody-mae said...

here to have coffee with you!!! :) I love your pictures of the 4th! Looks like you guys had fun, oh and yes...love your honey's tat!

{Amy} said...

looks like a greta weekend. we did the smoke bombs and sparklers too, kids love those and i kinda, too! thanks for coffee this afternoon!

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Looks like great fun!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Ah....coffee. I had one (or two) of those coffee makers. They would usually choose to spill over when I was already late for work. That chinese lantern is amazing! I am surprised it survived the fireworks it put out. And an engagement tattoo? Wow, now that's dedication!

Rachael said...

Wow, that lantern is amazing, never seen a firework that does THAT before! Great idea to hang it in your sewing room.