Welcome to The EX Café Monday 02.13.2017
Getting The Café open early today, but gonna be in back prepping for another busy day. I have set up a self serve area, so everyone can stop by grab a cup and get on with your busy "Smoke Free" day.
I will be checking the front periodically or holler at me in the back and I will respond when I can.
Great idea on the self-serve bar. The coffee is delicious!
I'm also in full prep mode for a really busy day, but will definitely keep an eye on things. Thanks for all that you do.
Morning Susan, Yes it is going to be busy, but I should be better available to respond after 7 am. Have a wonderful day!
Good morning all-
I have safely arrived in Florida! I'm super busy on the work front so thanks for the self-serve coffee. I'm going to need a ton of it today. Have a great day everyone!
Thanks for stopping in Rachel and letting us know you arrived
Morning! Thanks for keeping an eye on the place, Darren. This self-serve bar is fantastic. I'd be happy to put that tray of doughnuts out for you.
Maple Long Johns, Must be my birthday
Did somebody say "Donuts?"
Near and Dear to my Heart! And one day before Valentine's!
I drink donuts with milk so may I have a big glass of milk with that please?
Good Morning! Another Beautiful Smoke FREE Day unfolds.
Hope you early birds are doing well!
How are the youngins Darren?
Good Morning Susan, Rachel, Pati!
Hi Thomas3.20.2010! Ice cold and straight from the dairy! Thought I'd give our barista a hand - he's in the zone, creating treats for today!
Morning Thomas, glad to have you join us again! Girls are just dreamy! There is no way I deserve so much beauty and so much love. They are ready for Valentines Day! Loved your post last night!
They are adorable !!!
Mortalzeus Thanks for getting the Cafe opened up this morning, self-serve is a great idea, thanks! RachelMB I am glad you got to Florida safely. c2q thanks for providing doughnuts. and good morning susan_m I just followed you over from the pledge! haha! Good morning Thomas3.20.2010 I gotta run, I am on my way to post the Monday Promise! Have a great smoke-free day, every buddy! ~Terrie~
TerrieQuit - you're a ray of sunshine this morning! Looking good. It was great running into you and susan_m over at the pledge The Daily Pledge February 2017.
Hi RachelMB! Hope you are enjoying Florida!
Morning Terrie Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to read your post today!
I hope everyone is safe and warm this morning. It's dangerous out there for many of us.
To my friends, family and EXbuddies affected by the storm, we're thinking of you today. Don't take chances. Check out this blizzard survival guide if you want a reminder Blizzard survival guide: These tips could help save your life
Don't get stuck in this
Take care - that's my buddy you got there!
Good morning everyone! I'm officially passed the first week of my quit and feeling great (if a couple pounds heavier). Going to squeeze in a workout before I wake the girls for school. I'll check back in later! Thanks for the coffee!
Here's a bite for the kids when they get up. They're going to need extra calories today, right?
The girls loved the pancakes! Thanks! Hmm, a gym could be fun next door to the cafe... I'd be a member for sure!
Congrats again on week 1 and enjoy your workout!
congratulations on your awesome ongoing splendiforous quit Nestly ,yay for you my friend and fellow Exer.
Hi @nestly. Congratulations on week WON! Enjoy your workout. Do you think people would like to see a gym at the cafe? Hmmm....
Sweaty smells are nothing to have in our cafe' thank you very much....
Terrie that's a breakfast, lunch and dinner meal to me
me, too, Darren! I wasn't laughing at that, I was laughing to Pops
He is hilarious just love his posts!
Maybe if we use a filter, like this...
Congratulations on getting through that first week Nestly I am very proud of you! C U later!
Meanwhile, on the other coast, we have emergency evacuations due to the imminent failure of the emergency spillway in Oroville California.
Real life just has a way of keeping on. Nothing to smoke about.
Evacuations ordered in Oroville, California, due to possible failure of emergency spillway
Morning Boss and thanks for your help this morning Love the weather updates!
Hi, Barista exceptionnel! You know, the World Barista Championship is in Seoul this year.
2017 World Barista Championship - Seoul, South Korea - World Coffee Events
I wonder if they take virtual contenders? I'd put our baristas up against any of them, anywhere, anywho.
I used to ski that lake all of the time when I lived in Sacramento. I'd whitewater kayak the feather river that fed it as well. That lake is very large. I read today that it has the tallest spillway of any resevoir in the country! All of the surrounding land is just above sea level. Flat as a pancake. They flood almost every year. The snow covers the Sierras and the warm rain (called the pineapple express) comes in from the southern pacific and melts all of the snow then the floods come almost every year. "Dumbest" place in the entire state to put the capitol. The confluence of three of the largest rivers in the west coast is right smack in the middle of Sacramento...Bunch of idiots...
On a lighter note, I love how the place is looking this morning Darren....
I will be dropping in from time to time today. I am earning the real doughnuts today...
Good Morning :) Good Morning :)
Glad to see everyone this morning! We got our flow again!
Good morning, everyone. Today is :::
I never knew there was a clean out your computer day, but hey, I learned something new today. I'm in the mood for a strawberry shake this morning....... have a great day !!!
LOL to the both of you, crazymama_Lori and my Barista Hero Pops! Top of the morning to you both!
Here's the beverage to go with the toast - non-alcoholic Irish Coffee. The recipe calls for
I like to add some mint syrup for my friends in place of the sugar. Enjoy!
We've got the same blizzard happening here in the Maritimes, ugggggggggh I am so ready for Spring and I'm sure there's many of us that are, all schools are closed along with most everything else but hubby went to work and so did Mason's Dad and probably my daughter will too even though the police are saying stay off the roads but I guess I traveled in all kinds of weather too and never missed a day but now that I'm retired I have a choice whether I need to be on the roads or not and just like quitting smoking l choose NOT, I pray that everyone everywhere that's in the path of this blizzard stays safe and stay warm, draw off lots of water in case of power outages and be careful shoveling, I've already been out once and probably will be several more times, just a coffee for me please and thank you.
Ouch, MarilynH That's just plain scary, all those icy travel conditions. Glad you are safe, and that your family is careful out there.
Aaah thanks c2q, I am safe and sound my friend and fellow Exer.
By-the-by folks, thank you to everyone who stops by to visit here at the_ex_cafe. Late at night, or if the baristas are out of pocket, the self-serve section is always open. You are invited to brew a pot of your favorite beverage, throw some tunes on the box, show us pics of what you've been up to, or just hang out and chat. The door is always open at the Ex Cafe! It's family first around here - EX family!
Flying by for a quick cup of coffee. thank you Darren. Gotta run..........
Morning Sharon, so very nice to see you again:) Hope you are doing well and enjoy the day
Company is stirring around here, so I've got to take off for now. My guest is really taking advantage of a few days off before her conference starts in Atlanta. Normally she's up at 4:00 to catch the train to work - today it's almost 9:00 and she's just getting up. Must be all that salt air we've been hanging in.
Tom, my husband, is showing off in the kitchen again - turkey kielbasa with potatoes and peppers. We brown the turkey sausage first with a little bit of water in a non-stick pan. This is almost fat free. It's so delicious and satisfying. House favorite!
Have a great one, everyone. I'll see if I can swing by later. We're out and about the Florida Gulf Coast again today. Pics, maybe, tomorrow. I've run out of time. Here's what we're having for breakfast
OMG! I need that recipe!
Good Morning all - I may have to try Tom's recipe for dinner tonight - looks good!
Now! Pops is ready for dinner...anyone want to come and sit down on a stump & join me?
Bring your own cup....
I'll bring my own stump for T-Bones
I'm glad you didn't ask for my rib-eye! Ummm good...........I have the before pictures of that too
Those are some pretty spendy cuts of meat. But oh my, are they ever worth every penny!
Yummy thickness, don't over cook em' (keep em on the grill as long as you can hold your hand on it, then they are ready)
I need to take off for a while, I will keep checking back in and I am very encourage by all the new folks posting
Ok you guys, don't make me too hungry, it is only 10:00 am, and I am working (from home).
But spring is in the air, here in my warm cocoon (AZ), and I absolutely love hyacinths.
Always buy them when they are in season and surround myself with the wonderful smells.
Beats the smell of a cigarette any time!!!
I got the self-serve area up and running for anybody who stops by.
My weather? COLD with 40-50 mph winds - caught my mudroom storm and blew it open, bending the closer mechanism arms. Just went after them with a rubber mallet (one of my FAVORITE tools!) enough to straighten them to get it closed. Guess it will be a hardware run tomorrow for new closers. It's ALWAYS something - but I'm not smoking over it!!!
So I'm checking out all the new stuff. This is a nice little feature.
I believe I am most fortunate to be living in the Midwest right now! Stay safe on both sides of the country.
Hope everyone's day has been going along well!
Good afternoon all-
My apologies for not keeping in touch today. I have been so busy on the work front and still haven't caught up. I hope everyone is having an amazing day! I won't be as busy tomorrow.
Good afternoon! I was on my way here this morning to the EX Café and got sidetracked along the way. Stopping in for a cup of green tea now then I will do my workout. The sun is out today and it feels so good! Had a good day yesterday celebrating my 2 year quit and 3 years of eating healthfully. Love reaping all the rewards from it too. Have a good day everyone!
Go you!!!! Good job on all fronts!
Thank you Sara! I go and keep going. No stopping me! Good to hear from you and happy to hear all is going well for you.
Here is your cup of green tea Trudy, thanks for stopping by, always a pleasure to see you!
Congratulations on your 2 years quit, such a great anniversary!
That looks amazingly refreshing, Daniela-3-11-2016! I think I'll join tjanddj in a cup of that.
Thought I'd put out the self-service sign again. what a great and busy days it's been for all of ups. Pull up an extra chair; put your feet up. We'll see you in the morning when Pops opens for the day, about 6:30 am. Until then, grab a quit buddy and make yourself to home.
The door is always open at the Ex Cafe!
Thank You Daniela. The tea was lovely.
Hope every ones day went good, mine started out bad this morning I am going to have to give up coffee, it just puts me in a bad cravings for hours, so I hope tomorrow is better, Thanks Helen.
Let's close this joint, and welcome everyone to the Tuesday Cafe!!!EX Café Tuesday 02.14.17
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