Wednesday, April 23, 2014


I do believe I can safely say that Spring has truly arrived.
It's kind of an ugly time of year:  all brownish gray muddy dirt and dead grass right now.
The smell of decay and damp earth.

But in the air, there also remains the promise of sweeter scents to come.  

And if you look past all that winter dreary that lingers .... you can see new beginnings all around.


 Easter Monday saw me in my garden.  I was excited.
Then there was raking of leaves.  Much.

But after.... again, the first shy sprouts were just waiting to be discovered.
It doesn't look like much now:  but the promise is always there.

Soon -- Lilacs!
 my coral bells still had their bright leaves of fall

soon to be a Pretty In Pink Primrose
And thanks to my mom bringing some Easter Blooms, inside my house looked and smelled pretty good too! 


What's bloomin with you?

ImagesByCW Photography

And this week I am excited to be the featured photographer (I do like the sound of that!) over at Cathy's lovely blog.  Do drop by and say hello!    She is certain to have some lovely pictures as well.

Curious as a Cathy


Later today I will have my review of the book "Smile at Your Challenges" by Danielle Pashko - it's an inspiring read that I couldn't put down!

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Good morning and Welcome to Coffee Chat!
I trust that you all have some yummy chocolate goodness to go with your java this morning?



For me, it's been a hard decision between the Laura Secord Peanut Butter Crunch egg and the Lindt Gold Bunny.
If only every day began with such hard decisions.

Time out for Mom


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Keeping it light for this shorter week:  
Share something that made you laugh recently.


One thing that made me chuckle when I was sitting at my kitchen table, gazing out my big picture window at the bird feeders the kids and I made:  camera at the ready.

Wondering if I captured a beautiful moment of a bird at the feeder?
Close.

DANGNABIT!!
Because of course the squirrels chewed the toilet paper roll that had got damp in the recent rain, right off the branch and carried the entire thing away.
And any scraps they left on the ground, the neighbours new puppy happily ate.

Another funny moment happened when I was helping Angel Girl with her spelling.
I use Scrabble type tiles to help her create words on the table.   Its makes for fun impromptu games.

And funny moments tend to happen.


That one may have been my fault.

Poor Angel Girl.   She is the source of a really funny recent moment.
Her 7th birthday just passed, but with her new writing/spelling skills, she located the date on my big Family calendar; ensuring we would not forget her special day.

Do you See it?
Allow me to enlarge:

Does she want to go swimming for her birthday?

She either wanted balloons at her party.....

..... or she knows exactly how her birthday came to be.
In which case I think I need to adjust the Netflix parental settings.

The last thing I wanted to share happened on our Good Friday dinner visit to my mother in laws home in the country.

Just some good ole fashioned Tire Swing Fun!

Nice Photobomb ZooZoo

Of course no family  photo session is complete without someone Photobombing.
Because that's just always funny.

Anything tickle your funny bone lately?


Next Week:   Are you good at small talk, or does just Empty Silence reign when you are in social settings.   This is a big, scary issue for many.   Share your tips on how to be a good conversationalist.


About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


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