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If we met for coffee

If we met for coffee, I’d enthusiastically tell you all about what a truly wonderful week I’ve been having – even in spite of a pesky cold that’s been nagging at both me and Peter for the past several days. (It’s really not bad at all – just annoying us both with the sniffles. Barely worth mentioning, in fact!)

I’d let you know how I greatly enjoyed the movie Woman in Gold, which I was able to see with a friend this past weekend. The film is based on a fascinating true story, with great acting all around (I adore Helen Mirren, and Ryan Reynolds was surprisingly well cast), and in spite of some mixed reviews from the critics we both thought it was terrific. Of course it helps that our book club had just recently discussed The Girl You Left Behind, which also deals with the issue of art restitution, so this interesting topic was still fresh in our minds.

I’d mention how much fun I have with our friends at pub trivia nights, and how our team actually came in first this week. There are no prizes for winning, but it’s rather thrilling nonetheless! I was particularly satisfied to have been able to contribute a few obscure answers, at least one of which I didn’t even realize I knew. Always rewarding when that happens!

I’d talk about all the fun stuff that’s coming up in my city over the next few months (I do love the summer festivals here!), and how I’d set aside some time to review the event calendar and update my date book so I’d be sure not to miss out on anything.

Oh, and of COURSE I’d share the absolutely terrific news that was recently sprung on me – that my family (parents and sister) will be flying all the way out to Windsor this fall for a visit with us! In fact, I suspect that I’d spend most of my part of the conversation talking about just that – I am SO excited and looking forward to it!


If we met for coffee, what would you tell me?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo May 2015

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Cat Graham
    May 28, 2015

    Great to hear all your news over coffee, Laurel. Well, except for you and your hubs trying to fight off colds which is no fun.

    Summer festivals are great, aren’t they? We have to enjoy this short sweet season before winter arrives again. That’s great about your family coming in the fall.

    My week has been a mixture of good and bad. A group of women I know on FB are all in shock after a friend in England died suddenly and she wasn’t that old. Even though I never met her, I enjoyed her presence on FB and could tell she was a lovely person. A reminder to be grateful for each day as there are no guarantees. Don’t wait for some day and do it now.
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  • Carol Graham
    May 28, 2015

    Lucky lady – ENJOY. My week is the opposite and had a melt down this morning. But tomorrow is another day
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  • Keriann McKenna May 28, 2015

    Well, I’d probably burst into tears depending upon the day. I’d tell you how excited I am that the new hardwood floors are finally in every room of the second story house I live own, but the whole place it still torn up and it’s getting to me. I’d ask for your good thoughts and prayers for my daughter who just moved home again and may be facing a diagnosis of MS in the next week or so. I don’t mind having her on the other side of my king size bed at night when we play games or watch TV, but when she’s in pain and her legs are shaking so bad she can barely walk…well, that’s another story. I think we should meet for a massage, I could really use some stress relief.

    • Laurel Regan
      May 30, 2015

      Renovations sure are stressful – I totally understand. I am definitely thinking of you and your daughter as you both deal with the pain she’s in and the uncertainty of her diagnosis. A massage might be a very good idea – take good care of yourself.
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  • Parul
    May 28, 2015

    If we met for coffee, I would tell you how awesome reading this post was first thing this morning.
    If we met for coffee, I would tell you that my parents are coming home for a week and I will get to see them after an year. To more coffee and long conversations..
    If we met for coffee, I would tell you this week is hard at work and the next would be too but you should keep writing so that I am inspired! 🙂
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  • Mali May 28, 2015

    Glad you’ve had such a good week. If we met for coffee, I’d tell you about the visit I’ve just made to my elderly mother, and how I both appreciated the time with her, but grieved the loss of the woman she was. And how nice it always is to come home.
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  • Lux Ganzon
    May 29, 2015

    I love to hear good news like this. That over a cup of coffee (or tea in my case) is my kind of hang out.

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  • blogoratti May 29, 2015

    Really nice to hear that…all over coffee!
    I am sure that you are looking forward to your family flying over. Good stuff. Best wishes as always!

  • elly stornebrink
    May 30, 2015

    Glad to hear your exciting new of your family’s upcoming visit Laurel. 🙂 If we had coffee, I’d chat similarly about a sister moving out this way from Alberta which I am glad to hear as well! 😉 And perhaps ask you for advice about a mouse in the house…tried all sorts of things! <3
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    • Laurel Regan
      May 30, 2015

      Oh, I am so thankful we’ve never had mice in our house! We do get them in our Victoria office, though, and the landlord brought in pest control people to deal with the situation.
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