Good Morning and welcome to Coffee Chat!

I may have mine on the back deck with my latest read this morning, if the sun is hitting it just right.  Because it's still a wee bit chilly here in the mornings and I'm fighting a wee bit of a cold again.

Or maybe it's allergies.  I don't know.   It's harder when you get older to know exactly what is wrong some times.    My ears hurt and my throat is sore; but I am not coughing.   And I think only one eye works.   It's too many symptoms, none of which seem related??

I'm no spring chicken anymore it seems.

Time out for Mom

Tuesday, April  25th, 2017

Describe your perfect Spring day.

Well, that is a bit of a tough one.
Basically I would just settle for Spring to fully arrive at this point.     It's rather like we have 3 seasons in one day right now.   The mornings are cold - even saw frost still the other day.   By mid-afternoon it's pretty warm out and you can lose that light jacket.    Then around supper time, you're gonna want to put that jacket back on.  Finally when the sun goes down you might even need your darn hat and mitts again.

Crazy, like how can one dress for the day?   You need to bring a carry on suitcase with you.

However, I can report that we were blessed with a rather lovely Spring-ish day on Sunday.    The wind still had a bite to it, but if you were in the sun, it actually was quite nice.   And we were in the sun, so - nice!

We spent the day at a friends farm because they had new chickens!    I mean, we like them and would have gone to see them anyway - it wasn't just for the baby chicks.
But you know, baby chicks!!

(and you thought that "spring chicken" mention above wasn't a segue! ha.)

Also, I am a complete idiot who took neither her cell phone out of her purse, or her big girl camera to this beautiful pastoral landscape complete with baby chicks, fat cats, and one friendly dog who I am pretty sure adopted me while I was there.

Thus, the stock photos.
They do say the mind is the first to go.  *eyeroll*

Anyway, you'll just have to trust me that it was quite the perfect Spring Day.
The kids - all eight of them since they have 4 and we have 3 - all ran about in green fields, and climbed haylofts, and crossed bridges over creeks, and yes... chased a few escaped chickens.

Myself and the other mom drank tea on the porch and chatted.  Sorta keeping an eye on both young broods.
Can I tell you the kids got into more trouble than the baby chicks?
Of course they did.

There was sunshine, fresh air, the odd rooster crow, and even two hawks circling above in majestic flight.
Really kicking myself that I did not have a camera.

Wait.  What?!
TWO hawks?  Circling?  Above?
Brood of baby chicks!!!

Catch them!!   Catch them all kids!!!
And that's pretty much what you do for fun on the farm.

And watch incredible sunsets.   Of which I have no photo to demonstrate.
Here's an archive shot:

 It's in the country, so it still counts. 

When the sun went down, we had planned on a bonfire, but then discovered that there currently was a fire ban.  Despite all the rain and cold temperatures?  Okay.  Seems legit??

Thus inside the house we went because as I said, dark equals hat and mitts -- which we had none.    That did not keep us from sending the men out to BBQ burgers and hot dogs though.
So we had a lovely little supper to close out a rather perfect day in the country.

Maybe it's not what I thought I might plan for the "perfect day," but honestly?
Fresh air, animals, sunshine, good company and good food.

What more do you really need?
Besides your camera.  Of course.

What would you do on a perfect Spring day?

Next Week:   Finish the sentence.  If I could go anywhere today....

I just realized I totally forget about Wordless Wednesday again this week!  
I did another Moodboard though!  

This is my Coffee and Create version.

The worst part of that is I was actually outside taking pictures.... it just seems I forgot the next step of getting those pictures off my camera, and over here.


I did take another picture this week - a very important picture for a very important matter.   (and you know it HAS to be for me to take a Selfie!)

Did you post your #1in4 selfie?    Let's end the stigma regarding mental health issues!

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Each Thursday, Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and I suggest the latter two statements. We try to make the fill-ins fun to answer and to share.   On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM.   Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts!   Everyone is welcome!
Here are this week's statements with the blanks:
Week 50: April 21, 2017
1. The most interesting museum I have been to is Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto, Canada.
Okay, I know what you are saying - is that a museum??  Well yes, The American Association of Museums considers it so, so I am including it.    Honestly, it was simply too amazing to be excluded!!
Stingrays, jelly fish and shark fins - Oh My!

2. The most interesting historical place I have been to is:  in high school I took a class trip to New York City and during a tour of the city, we were in the World Trade Center buildings -- I have pictures.   I also got an amazing shot of the NYC skyline from the ferry to Staten Island, with the Trades Centres included.   Every time I look at that, such a bittersweet sadness comes over me.  That I once stood there - on a place that would later become such a horrific moment in our history.  
The pictures are in a photo album and maybe one day I will scan them so that I can have a digital copy to share.  
3.   Rain  is back!
Whoops - sorry, my bad.   It seems it never actually left.   :(

4. I was surprised   that my Girl Guide Sparks troop last night actually got into the spirit of Earth Day and picked up TWO bags full of garbage from our local park!!!

 I cannot share pictures of them due to privacy reasons, but just know:  I am SO stinking proud of them.  

Have a great weekend everyone!   
Good  morning and welcome to Coffee Chat!
Also, Happy Easter!

Yes, I realized about an hour ago that I still had planned a Coffee Chat post on a holiday weekend.   Apologies. 
I am peeling potatoes and baking pies while typing this post. 

Thus, I will not keep you long, as I know you probably have to sneak into a corner of the house to eat that mini chocolate egg you pilfered from your child's basket.

That may just be me.

Let's let pictures do the talking for this chat because I am all about making it easy today.
And there is chocolate waiting.

Hopefully this week's assignment is fun, as it rather involves shopping.
Or Googling as I suppose is the new "window shopping."
I certainly had fun.

Also, I need all the spring boots and trench coats.

Time out for Mom

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

I don't know why, but Spring always makes me feel 
like I need a new outfit.  
What would you buy to welcome the new Season?

The temperature varies greatly here in Canada, thus layering clothing is often still the mode of the day.  Until we get into the actual heat of summer.  
Which sees Fall like weather come when the  sun goes down.

Basically, we are always layered.

I covered it all here:    Toes to hair.
I'm all about the ensemble apparently.   Despite the fact I've been in tights and a plain, black t-shirt the entire day. 
I promise to get dressed real smart like when the cooking is done.

So here is my Spring Looks, via my newest obsession:  The Moodboard

What's your favourite look?

Feel free to share your own in picture style!

Happy Easter!

Next Week:  Describe your perfect Spring day.

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