Today's coffee break comes in the middle of the day, but coffee breaks while I'm working can be grabbed at all hours.  Instead of sitting in a coffeeshop waiting, I am sitting in the waiting area at a birth clinic.  Quietly waiting while a mother takes a rest during labor.   This is the 4th consecutive birth in as many days.  We've had a bit of a storm roll in which usually brings on the babies.  There is no time to stop when a push like this comes along.  One just grabs moments of calm where ever they can be had.  The coffee today...instant... (ahem, don't judge :)

Oooop, here we go again.  Gotta scoot.
Enjoy your breaks, where ever you can grab them.

~ simply~


I often find myself in coffee shops.  But instead of waiting for children who are now grown, married and have children of their own, I find myself at coffee shops for work or work meetings. My time is now filled with hours of editing and other businessy stuff. My life has taken a huge shift. I only have one child left at home and I have now started my own business.

Now as I sit I am aware of how many people are here to work.  I see several people who look like they are editing.  I also see others, like me, who are here for quick business meetings.  It seems to be a common ground to meet and get to know someone better.  There is something comforting about sitting with a cup of coffee and snacking on a yummy pastry together.  Instant friends made in my book.  

    I am thankful for gathering places like these to meet new people.  And I am happy to be back to this space.

Until we meet again, enjoy your day.


Spent some time in this coffeeshop.  With it's inspiring messages and it's very clever online password "you matter"...how can you not enjoy spending time in this space.  

I have written about this place before, so you know the coffee is good.  But with it's new location it was even better this time around.

I enjoyed meeting friends for coffee here.  I have even done a few work meetings here. I am not alone.  The place is pleasantly packed.  There are several couples and a few singles here just enjoying time on the internet.  I was greeted at the door by a cheerful ol chap who greeted me with a friendly smile and a cheery "hi, have you been here before?" And "would you like a tour?"  Why yes, sir, I would like a tour.  Each room is filled with vintage style furniture as well as rooms done in the well decked out "living room" style.
 The Living Room in Marysville is well worth the trip out.  So grab a friend and make yourself a coffee date.

Enjoy yorself friends.



Hello friends.

It's been so long.  But I am still drinking coffee and eating doughnuts.  I have located many new coffeeshops.  I will be popping in here when I get the chance.  For now a beautifully bird covered coffee mug will need to suffice.

Enjoy this day.






                Today I had the opportunity to visit my third oldest at work.  He got a job at the same bakery as our newest addition, my daughter in law, Rochelle.  Zana and I have popped in for a bit.  It is a perfect opportunity to say a happy hello to you too dear friends, It's been too long.  For those of you who visit me here in this bloggy place. Thank you! I'm glad you have come.  I am here to do a bit of editing.  I did remember to grab my computer bag...The problem was, it has no computer in it.  Ahem.  It did end up being alright though.  My daughter came by to drop it off for me.  Now she is here to hang out with me for a bit.  I love that! :o)

                The bakery is packed today.  Crazy packed.  It's nice to see this little bakery doing so well.  I have noticed that there is a wide range of older people and younger people.  So the place is buzzing with all kinds of conversations. I see several older couples who have stopped in for lunch. There are some mommies and children also.  I do see one meeting taking place.  It would seem that there is a woman's retreat coming soon that is in the works.  I'm a sucker for a good women's retreat.

                They have just propped open the door so there is a nice breeze blowing by.   The air is sweet, which comes with parking it in a bakery.  Crap, now I'm hungry.  Time to get a sweet to go with my coffee.

See you again soon friends.  Enjoy your day.

The living room...


I love finding new coffee houses.  Ones I've never seen before.  
I recently met with a client in a coffee shop in my area that I never knew was there.  It has great coffee and is a very cool environment, It is filled with comfy couches and dining room table set ups , as well as a cafe table style gathering place in the back. This place is huge.  You would never know it from the outside.  In fact, as I began to ask around to see if anyone I knew had heard about this hidden treasure, only one did.  If you have never heard of "The Living Room Cafe" you should defiantly give it a go.  It is well worth the drive to stop in for a visit.

Now, go and find some new hidden treasures in your area.







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Had a meeting today.  Not really a meeting, but a social call and a presentation for something pretty great.

We ended up at a pretty wonderful coffee shop.  This place was pretty spectacular.  Two stories, lots of

lap top plugins, great coffee and most of all…the view!


Woods coffee is located right down on the waterfront.  One can sit and watch the ferries go by or sit and enjoy

the sights and sounds of the sea.  Inside there are many places to sit including the second story which is cozy and quant.


There is a wide range of people here.  Lots of fun and laughter happening.  I see at least two meetings taking

place at the moment which is usually a sign of greatness in what is the “hang out” factor.


With it’s rustic wood decor and multi level coziness I could tell as soon as I walked in that this

place was a great and popping place to be.


So if you find yourself in Bellingham and need a place to park it for a while,or you need a place to sit and

enjoy a few moments and a great cup of coffee, pop on in…I know I will be back sometime soon with much more

people watchin’ in mind.


Until then, enjoy your day.