Welcome to The EX Café Wednesday 02.15.2017
GM Susan, How are you today?
Hey Lost! I'm doing really well, and hope you are too. Mornings are so much better now that I don't smoke!
Here's a cup of coffee and a croissant; enjoy the café.....this place will be hopping soon!
Morning Susan, thanks for covering for me, Wednesdays are just too busy for me to open. I am going to have to use the drive through window today, but will stop in later
Enjoy another smoke free day!
Thanks for all you do, Darren! Here's a cup to go to keep you going!
Good morning Susan! It's so nice to see your picture above the cafe' in the morning...that signals to me that I am going to have a fantastic day, because I am starting it off with a cup of your coffee and wit and humor...I brought my own cup this morning...how about some strong motor oil for me and my rig outside....
I was thinking about sharing a fun time that I had a few years back on the rig that preceded this beauty....(I think that this is probably the coolest picture that I have in my collection of memories...)
Oh Pops!!!! Wouldn't it be great to ride today? It's going to be almost 70 here Sunday. We'll be out for sure!! Love seeing your pictures!!
I brewed this extra strong for you. It ain't Cowboy Coffee, but it'll pass muster! Love!
Aww, I miss the Rock! Great pic!
I have stood there in key West I love the Keyes That is a cool pic I never got a picture when i was there !
very cool pic !!!! love it !
Good morning all! I will take a cup of black coffee when you get a chance. Thanks for opening the café susan.m! I love coming here in the mornings! Have a great day all!
Rach! It's so nice to see you. Here's our coffee.....I'll be back in a few to sit with you and hear all about that moment when your Momma realized you've quit smoking. Pricelss!
What's up Rachel!? Want to put your knees in the breeze for awhile this morning? I was thinking it would be a great morning to go out and catch a sunrise....what do you think? You see, we get to do stuff like that now that we are free from being tied down to a cigarette every minute of the day.... Carpe Diem baby.....
Awesome pics Pops-thanks for sharing!
Thanks susan.m for the coffee! You're on the ball as always! My mother looked at me and at first couldn't believe it, then gave me a big hug and started crying! So then I started crying.... Lol. it was a great moment!
My Mom was very, and still is very proud and happy for me...it's not always been so warm & fuzzy our conversations...A while back, when we were playing cutthroat pinochle...I trumped one of her Aces, and she screamed at me, "I should have flushed you when you were born...you little t#%d!" lol...we don't play pinochle anymore...
Hahahaha.....I'll play pinochle with you anytime, Pops!
Be prepared, though. I'll mop the floor with you, you little t#%d!!
Oh it's on....baby!!!! Bring what you got....the "old fart" will have to school yer butt...
Challenge accepted, Pops!
Pops-yes let's go catch a sunrise! Woo hoo!
Lol Pops-my dad loves pinochle-he tried many times to teach me and I could never get it.
I've had my morning coffee, and now it's time to go do what old people do after the morning coffee...warning though, you might not want to go in there for a bit when I'm done...
I'll be long gone with Rachel on the back, catching the sunrise!
Special thanks to Mortalzeus for creating this bar for us; we are going into self-serve mode for a little while. Help yourselves and enjoy the company!
Morning, All! The Cafe is looking great this morning, Susan. This picture was taken just down the road from me a bit.
My girls call that the roller coaster bridge. It's usually our first or last pit stop on our road trips to and from the keys. So one time, we're on our way back to Tampa and stop on the south side of the bridge. As we're getting back in the car, my youngest goes, "let's get this bridge over with". Well, that's not what I heard! Now, anytime we're running errands, it's our go to phrase.
RachelMB we had better get moving...you see that sunset that c2q posted? We gotta git...
Nestly, great story!
Pops-I'm ready! We are out of here!
Have a wonderful ride RachelMB and Pops
Nestly, LOL. Here's another roller coaster bridge, in Japan. Glad I don't have to do that every morning.
I don't mind going over bridges, but this is a great big "NO!" for me. Those people are idiots, plain and simple! What kind of government finds it necessary to justify that type of lunacy? Hello....how many idiotic, foolheaded engineers were involved in the design and approval of this eyesore? Un.....believable.
Big boats, big business, big bridge. Just a thought.
Anyway, Pops, great to see you this morning. The natives are getting restless at my house. I am off for various frivolity with my daughter, then ditching her at the airport this evening. Dealing with that thought later. Take care, everybody. Have a great day!
That is definitely a roller coaster! Can we drive it with our eyes closed and arms in the air! Hehe
Is that bridge for real ?
I heard we were having trouble in the parking lot. A lot of confussion over where those who ride should park. So I put up a couple of signs near the front door. Hope this helps
If there's anyone on this thread that has not pledged today, please hop on over there - I think we left TerrieQuit hanging! I will be so glad when the next pledge comes out and the "latest reply" issue is fixed!
Somebody go grab Terrie's hand, wouldya?
The Daily Pledge February 2017
Good morning all! Helped myself to some spiced up chia tea. Lovely. Heading out to check and see what is happening around here at Ex. Have a good day!
Good morning Trudy,
Do you want to come in the Sun Room, maybe you can tell me how the MRI review went yesterday?
I can take my now 1/4 left cup of coffee with me and we can sit together and talk...
Thank you Daniela the Sun Room sounds like a wonderful place to be in. The MRI results showed mixed results. One tumor decreasing in size the other slightly larger and the new small growth the one the doctor was very concerned about indicates a new tumor growth. After reviewing the options Matthews decided to go ahead and go back to chemo we will get that all in place next week with the chemo doctor. Prayers please! Still feeling hopeful still feeling the comfort of God. I will probably post a blog to give an update on Matthew sometime today. Thank you for sitting and listening to me Daniela. Even with the tears that come smoking is not needed. So grateful to be smoke free.
Hi Trudy (tjanddj) I am so upset when I respond and then forget to hit the Post button
Because I was sure I responded to you sending you prayers and good healing thoughts.
And also asking you if you guys explored any of the "alternative" therapies, mostly in terns of supporting the body's own abilities to fight the illness?
Since I ended up using a Naturopathic Dr. for myself, I found out of so many options available to our bodies, other than the classic therapies!
Thinking of you, holding your hand, wishing you a good afternoon and evening!
Thank You Daniela,
Yes most definitely options were looked and we continue to keep a watchful eye out. He Oncology team has a couple of non toxic options but Matthew choose to save those for later if needed. He is pretty good about eating the foods which help with the healing process but he still eats junk food. He is learning.
Thank you for being here Daniela. Hugs to you. Thinking and praying for you as you take the steps for healing yourself.
Trudy---I am so sorry to hear this news. I must have missed a step somewhere as I did not know of this before. Sending you my most positive thoughts and prayers. Stay Strong.
Ugh - not feeling well this morning - I'll have a shot of Nyquil
Poor thing! Here you go......
Here's a cup of Earl Grey with lemon and honey, too. It always does the trick for me. Feel better!!!
I am sorry to hear it Jennifer-Quit-05-01-14, here is a cup of chamomile for you, it should help your immunity fight whatever bug is upsetting you...
And if you can, just go straight back to bed ,and
Jennifer I hope you feel better soon. Get plenty of rest.
Hope you feel better, Jennifer. Good to "see" everyone. I know it's a little late but I would really like a double shot of expresso so I can get moving today. Past few days were just NOT fun but I think things are going to improve. Happy Hump Day!
It is so nice to "see" you, elvan!!
Thanks, Susan. Good to be here. going to start out a little slowly and not expect to spend the bulk of my day on line. Not good for my mental health.
Good morning Ellen,
So good to hear from you, and happy things are on the up side!
Here is your expresso, and a big welcome back hug!
And I believe elvan, you should also have some healthy brunch to get you going, I am sure you do not eat much, but if you have big plans for today, you should eat at least a little... (they don't call me at work "mama D" for nothing, I have to feed everybody...)
I'll take that expresso and that lovely breakfast as well. Thank you, Daniela.
You are very welcome Ellen, and if you have to be away from us for the rest of the day, we'll understand, we want you to be healthy, and you know elvan you are being loved either here or away!
That looks amazing
Thank you Darren :-) I might not be as funny as Pops, as quick as Susan, or as cerebral as you, I am mostly just here, hugging and comforting, and I know the team needs that too xoxo
You got my hugs at anytime just ask! I only ask that you save a few hugs for me every now and then
You got them, but mostly I'll ask you take them home and give them to your precious little girls :-)
Hi all, I think i'm going to do some ready. I'll be sitting in corner readying.
i mean reading
Hi Susan (susan.m Blog),
Our "boys" grilled all kind of meats yesterday, I figured we can offer a lighter menu today, what do you say?
We can also grill, whomever does not find our selections sufficient, would you please just ask!!!
Otherwise, please enjoy the selections we made fresh for you just this morning
Yum, yum and YUM! I like to eat light foods so I always have room for...................................................
Thanks for opening the cafe this morning, Susan. Hope you enjoyed your ride!
Perfect! Where's yours?
I WANT that cake!!
Now that's a cake!!
good afternoon, everyone....... all I can say is chocolate covered raisins
Brought enough to share !!!!
I WANT those TOO!
Hi Everyone I brought my own cup of tea because I am so late !!!! Nice to see so many have stopped in today I loved Pops pictures why do the pictures split up the wording in such a strange way ? I must be doing something wrong ! Which is not unusual for me !
I planned on bringing these yesterday but never made it to the cafe' ! So Happy Valentines Day Again !
OMG! Those pastries are the bomb
Help yourself ! lol
I am going to enjoy an iced coffee and relax
That looks delicious!!!
I was just heading off to bed and thought I'd swing by and say good night to anyone who might be hanging out so good night Zzzzzzzzzzzzz's.
Marilyn is heading to bed and I am just getting on here! I know it is late for the Cafe but I wanted to hop in and tell whoever might still b e around that our dear Shawn is having some health problems with two family members. I was concerned when I did not see her and so messaged her and found out. Shawn is always the first to reach out to everyone here with love and support. I am sure she would appreciate some private messages of prayer and support. ShawnP
Thank you Sootie ,sending prayers up right now for this situation with Shawn and that everything will be ok!
Thanks for that Sootie.
Thank you Sootie, I just sent her a message, and please tell her we are all thinking of her and her family in times of need.
This is such a wonderful place to meet friends and be blessed to be in their lives, and be able to help or touch them even if it is just with the power of prayer.
Thank you for letting us know, do you think we should also make a short discussion so we can reach more people?
The traffic here at the café is slowing down at this time of the night.
Take care, and thank you again!
Great idea Daniela!
Thanks Daniela----I took care of that and it's now posted in Conversations.
You are welcome, I saw your post, and Shawn responded to my Instant message in about 3 minutes!
Once I finish here I'll go over and comment on your post too, thank you and have a good night!
My first night trying to quit and my husband turns to a basketball game. I don't like watching basketball.
Hang in there! Read a book, surf the web, finger knot. Lots of other things to stay busy. It gets pretty quiet on here at night but you can post away, read, blog, whatever it takes. Hope you're making the best of it! Congrats on your decision to quit!
Perks2, if you don't like watching basketball then just don't!
As Nestly suggest, and thanks Nestly for responding when none of us was here, read a book, or play a game, or even better, start reading blogs right here on this site. It will take your mind away from being upset about the game, or missing a smoke, and will teach you a bunch of useful stuff.
If you want to better prepare for your recovery (and BTW congratulations on your decision), please go read Welcome to our Community, it contains a wealth of information for new quitters.
Hoping you will find it useful, welcome, and again congratulations on your great decision!
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