Welcome to The EX Café Sat 02.18.2017
Hi Saturday Morning People! I'm setting out some fresh muffins for us to enjoy. The coffee's brewing and will be right out.
Good morning, Pati! It's so nice to see you today! The muffins look delicious!
I see someone left the scrabble set out. Feel like a game?
What are you up to this morning susan_m ? We are going hiking in a preserve near us if the weather holds.
_The picture I had here, taken by my husband, Tom Springer, at the James E. Grey Preserve, was too large for some people to view here. Here it is, reduced in pixel size. Sorry about that.
We're heading to Indy's annual Boat Sport and Travel Show/Motorcycle Expo with friends who are in the market for an RV. It will be fun to help them shop. Hope your weather holds. Pack some of those muffins into a picnic basket!
Good morning, I guess it sucks to be me today then....I am @ work, "again!"
I wanna go & git me some breeze....supposed to hit 64....
Morning, Grouchy Pants. Enjoy that breeze.
Good morning everyone! Looks like I'll be off to the Florida State Fair today with the munchkins. Sporting a sore throats and crampy muscles so I might need a little something to keep me moving.
Hi Nestly I might have to change my plans for the day - I've never been to the Florida State Fair and have been wanting to go!
It's been years for me and never with the monsters. I have a feeling we'll be spending the majority of the day riding rides and eating junk. Should be fun!
Jennifer, FYI, Since you are so close, we have the Home and Garden Show this weekend at the Convention Center. I can't make it this year, but it has always been a great source of ideas for in and around the home.
Hmm, that could be fun
Morning Nice to see the whole gang up! Just an espresso for me. I need to cut back on the sweet stuff again, ate too much chocolate on Valentine's Day. Everybody bought the girls candy, but they can't eat it yet, but I couldn't let it go to waste, right?
Hi Mortalzeus. Here's an espresso for you, and one for a friend. I'm sure somebody will enjoy it while they sneak a piece of that Valentine's candy.
That's what I'm talkin' bout
That was it Pati. The expresso machine....lol, you are asking me which one when they didn't come through....ahmmmm.....ahmmmm....., I'm talented, but not psychic....;-)
Lauren says "HI"
Emme says "HI" too, but she can't stand up and wave yet. She's more a "girl of leisure" at this point.
Well then, they are both girls after my own heart.
edit: same pic from new weblink:
Hi, did you realize that I am not getting your images....? What I'm getting is a large black box that says, "PIXABAY free images"
followed by a "no hotlinking warning"
Just thought that I would let you know...
Me too, I get them every now and then. Must be my computer.
Which ones, Pops? I do not link from pixabay. If the images aren't posting, then which ever site I pulled them from did link them from pixabay. They show up for me. If you could tell me which ones, I'll swap them out for licensed versions.
Thanks for the heads up.
edit: I'm going back through them too. I see the last one in my last reply to Darren. Will fix that first.
Aaah what a couple of cutie pies they're precious Mortalzeus ,these little darlings make life so much more grand without a cigarette in hand, yay for each of us Exers because life just keeps getting better and better without the crutch, oops I didn't mean to go on and on! I had a big pancake breakfast prepared by my husband and I'm on my third and final coffee, I just wanted to stop in and say hello to all my friends and fellow Exers at the ex cafe so hello. I will try to pop back in later on.....
Hello Marilyn a very good Sunday morning to you!
I missed your good morning to me this morning Daniela2016 so I'll wish you a great rest of the afternoon and a relaxing evening.
These are so much fun! Did you take them this morning, or recently? Keep em coming...I love babies....
Last night around 11:00pm, had a hard time getting them to sleep! They wanted to stay up and watch QVC with Mom
Love those little twins ! ty for sharing !
They are just adorable, you're such a lucky dad!!!
Good morning all-
I'm just stopping by to say hello. I'm off to water aerobics class this morning with my mother. She loves it and it sounds like fun so why not try it. I hope you all have a wonderful day! I I'll try and stop by later today.
Mortalzeus-your girls are precious!
Kiss Lauren and Emme! What a blessing, Darren!
May I please get an atole?
I brought the tamales for anybody that would like one!
I have rajas con queso, chicken, pork, beef and dulce.
My Wife and I are going to garage sales. It's usually not the season but the weather has been so nice here in Colorado that folks are getting started.
I love tamales!!!!
Here you go Thomas. Have a good one. Rajas con queso for me please. Tamales - a true (and labor intensive) gift from the heart. When I lived in Corpus, we had them only at holidays. Thank you!
Good morning all, I am getting ready for work but wanted to stop in for a cup of coffee and Thomas3.20.2010, I would LOVE some of those tamales! Have a great Saturday, everyone.
Help yourself, Susan!
There's plenty for everybody!
Here you go, Ellen!
That should keep away the hungries at work! Enjoy your day!
OMG! I walk away for 5 minutes and come back to find everyone is eating breakfast tamales
Here you go, Darren! Eat 'em up!
I must be special, you put avocado slices on the side Thank You
I'd love to do this all day but the Wife is pulling me out the door - garage sales await! And the early bird gets the worm!
Can anybody take over the serving part? I brought plenty!
Have a wonderful day everybody!
OMG! You're going "JUNKIN" You lucky, I haven't been "JUNKIN" in years! I will watch over the tamales!
Morning, ya'll. Nothing for me this morning but a glass of water, thanks. Have a full & fun day planned with my nephew and I woke up not being able to walk. That's going to make putt-putt golf and the playground rough. Must power through for the kid!
Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Are you okay? Here's a nice big water for you, tall and frosty.
You will be ready when you get to the course
Lord, I hope so. This kid runs me ragged, but he is my whole heart. His sister, too. Since you shared pics of your girls, this is my nephew Riley. First boy in our family in 120 years when he was born! I keep telling him it means he is destined for greatness! I think the picture shows his goofiness rather well!
Happy and Goofy Love it!
Good morning everyone Darren's little twins are adorable ! I brought a healthy snack to share and could I have a cup of green tea please ? How do these photo's get inserted correctly ? I can't seem to figure it out !
Your image shows up fine, Bonnie. You can fix the line spacing by
The picture will drop down to the next line. Then do the same after the picture, and the text after the picture will drom down below it.
And, busy lady, here is tea for you, both hot and cold. Take your pick. enjoy!
Thank you I will try to do that ans the tea looks great i will drink the hot now and take the iced to go !!! have a great day !
I'm stepping away for a bit. If there's no barista around, please grab yourself a cup or a bite at the self serve counter. Don't forget, the door is always open at the EX Cafe. It's a great place to chat with your friends, make new friends, find a quit buddy, or just hang out.
Here are some mid-morning nibbles before I go. See you later.
Good Morning, Everyone!
Thanks for opening the cafe and serving as barista today c2q! Those tamales look delicious and I would love one to start. A coffee with lots of milks would be appreciated, too, when you have time.
I've brought some croissants (chocolate, of course!) if anybody wants one (or two or three!)
It's supposed to be in the 60's here today, so I hope to limp/drag out to my garden(s) and do some winter clean-up. Can't waste a warm day in FEBRUARY!!!
All the wee ones are adorable! I have five year old twins who just moved next door - and am enjoying them immensely.
Happy Saturday, all y'all!
Oh, YoungAtHeart Nancy! I have to admit, I smelled those croissants on my way out the door! Thanks! I'd be happy to share a white coffee with you, and grab on of those beauties in exchange.
Good morning! I will join BonnieBee for a nice hot cup of green tea! Today I will be joining a couple of the neighborhood ladies this afternoon to go see a play given by a church youth group. Should be fun!
Have a wonderful day!
A double shot of expresso today, my bartendress........ Have a great day, everyone !!!!
The good stuff
Good morning everyone, so good to see you all, Pop and Ellen, sorry you guys have to work, Thomas and wife, have fun "hunting", good morning Pati, Nancy and BonnieB, Whimsy have fun at the golf club. Good morning to you too Nestly.
Susan and Darren, thanks for being here early, enjoy your day, and Trudy, have fun at the play.
It is dark and rainy in Tempe today, and it is going to get colder (low sixties after the rain). No big plans today, but go to an "International market" (mostly Asian), carrying lots and lots of varieties of fish to select some for lunch, and some of the various mushrooms hubby is crazy about. I will also get some rice noodles to make part of the "gluten free" journey I need to embark on, and some of more exotic fruit and veggies we don't usually find in any other store. I don't work/advertise for them, it is only to show you the variety of produce they carry, most of them I would not know how to use
Have a great weekend all, let's make the best of it!!!
The Market looks busy busy!
Yes Darren, it always is, besides the produce section they also have a huge fish/fresh meats section, my husband waited for about 30 min to have the fish cleaned up and packed. We always spend some time there, but they have good prices, and fresh, American Grown fish, and also Atlantic wild frozen fish of big variety. And the prices are very reasonable, and it is fun, you never know what you end up buying they have such variety of imported foods from all over the world.
Way too cool I bet I could spend the whole day there!
I have an Asian market near me --- and I just LOVE to look at the dragon fruit. No idea now to eat it, but I will bring some home from time to time and put them in a basket on my table just to admire!
I bought it several times Nancy, saw what it looked like being featured on my "Chopped" show on the Food channel, it is not too sweet, not to sour, nice texture of the little black seeds (they look like puppy seeds on the ivory color flesh of the fruit), just different from any other fruit I know. Beautiful!
If there's anyone in need of an afternoon pic-me-up, how about a nice iced coffee?
Okay. This barista is stepping to the back again. Take care.
Back from the International market, where I found a beauty, and have to brag about it: a foot stool for mom, made in rose wood, by hand, from China, it was just too perfect in my eyes to walk away from it; had to have it :-)
...did not mean to have the side with the price on it (I negotiated it anyways), it just gave me the better angle for the pic.
Now, you guys specialists in woodwork, isn't it a beauty?
Hey Daniela. It's been really quiet around here today. That table is very cool. rosewood, eh? It's got a beautiful grain. Very nice.
This comment is for you Daniela2016
Thanks Marilyn, you saw I posted the stool on Facebook too, I just could not stop admiring it after we got home, it's like a little piece of perfectly balanced art!
I love that stool! It's gorgeous!
Sorry to hear it's been quiet in here today. We drove all the way to town only to discover the putt-putt place (both indoor and outdoor) was packed. I don't do crowds, so we had to come back home with the promise we'll get there first thing tomorrow before it fills up. Sometimes I wish I could better explain panic attacks and anxiety to a 7 year old. I'm just happy he was content to settle down with a movie and some popcorn..
Thank you Whimsy, I did too :-)
Glad you had something to offer him instead, he sounds like a good kid!
I am thinking about looking for a movie to watch this afternoon too, but instead of popcorn, we might roast some peanuts, they will make the home smell better than the fried fish I made for lunch...
Don't you just HATE that leftover fish smell? We had broiled salmon for dinner, and I am NOT looking forward to my first thing coffee run tomorrow with the odor overhanging......blech!
My daughter has problems with any kind of air fresheners - so guess I'm just stuck with it for tomorrow!
Hope you found a good movie!
I did not Nancy YoungAtHeart, I am between my mom's TV watching Romanian news and hubby's watching the History channel with headphones on. But that is fine, I have you guys
The smell is now out of the kitchen and into the bedrooms ; it has been raining the whole day, we had little to none windows open today, and the air ducts are carrying the smell all over. Oh, well the smell of the one I'll bake for hubby tomorrow will chase the one from today...
Put a small bowl of water and cinnamon in your micro wave for about 2 minutes. Do this a couple of times...watch your water level and add more cinnamon if needed.
Or---put a pot of water and cinnamon on the stove and let it simmer.....if you have orange peels or cloves---throw them in. Keep an eye on the water level as it simmers.
Will make your house smell great.
Thanks Sootie, If Nancy does not, I will definitely try it :-)
I went to my cousin by marriage's restaurant and picked up a shredded beef burrito with rice and beans and a chile relleno on the side. I apologize that I have no pictures but by the time I got home they had shifted. :-)
A few minutes later, they left their plates.
Is this the all hours gathering spot?
I had asked if we were going to be able to see who is onsite like we could on the old site by choosing the active members tab.
It was a great feature to know whether anyone else was on the site, either to greet a new person or send a message to someone you saw onsite.
It added a warmth I haven't found yet
Will we be getting that feature back Mark?
That is a good question, Dale! what do ya think Mark
That would be kinda cool
There is not an "who's online" feature in Jive any more. It requires a lot of processing to constantly check online status for members. Additionally not everyone wants their online status known.
Will it make its way back in the community? Possibly. I have already requested it with the option for members to hide their online status. Perhaps we'll see it in the future.
Good evening all! Had a good day at the fair. The monsters rode the rides, I ate the foods. Had some weird impulses for cigarettes all day. I didn't want one, I would just have expectations for one at fandoms times. But the impulse would pass and forward we would go. We got rained on which was cool because it forced us under cover and we saw all the animals. The girls got to feed giraffes, hold a week old baby goat, and hang out with a cool angora rabbit. Great day over all! How's everyone doing this Saturday?
Glad it went well What a great picture and thank you for sharing!
Does that creature have any feet??? lol Picture is toooooo cute!
The monsters rode the rides
Hi Ho The Derrio
Those thoughts of smoking are persistent but they are only thoughts.
Thanks for a great day at the café. Sunday's café is now open, and can be found here: The Ex Café Sun 02.19.2017
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