Welcome to The EX Café Thurs 02.23.2017
Good Morning! A bit damp out here today and 65 degrees, but I still want to get back on the streets again for my morning run Let's get this wonderful smoke free day started!
I am feeling a little festive, so I put together a playful collection of donuts
Gotta run for a bit, be back soon! Enjoy the self serve island
Thanks for the self-serve station. I'm going to sit and quietly enjoy a cup of coffee while we wait for the café to get busy.
Thanks for your help Susan and a hearty "Good Morning" to you!
lol I am not a coffee drinker but this is hilarious
I can make you anything, try me
I really want a mango pineapple non fat smoothie
Hi ISPEAK. I ran into Mortalzeus as he was leaving, and he asked me to drop this off for you. Mango pineapple non-fat smoothie, just for you.
OH MY GOSH, ISPEAKINALLCAPS, if you don't drink coffee, how can we ever be friends?!?? Kidding!!! Glad to see you in the cafe today!
Good morning all-
I'm going to help myself to coffee. susan_m-love the coffee picture. Lol. Mortalzeus-have a great run! See you a little later. Have a great day everyone!
Happy Thursday everybody. I love the goodies this morning, Mortalzeus. Awesome choice of coffee flavors at the self serve station, too. Hi susan_m! Hi RachelMB!
Hi Pati! Good morning to you from balmy Indiana!
susan_m coffee looks great, I think I'll have a cup with you this morning and one of Darren's Mortalzeus very festive donuts and then I have to run it's my day to fire up the freedom train for 02-23-2017. ~Terrie~
Fire up that train, girl. Coffee will still be here when you're done!
See you over at the train station in a bit then, Ter-Bear. Gonna go pledge first The Daily Pledge February 2017
Oh I do like Ter-Bear
Good morning Darren! Place looks great! Thought I'd drop in 4 a qwik cup & get to rollin into work. I will drop back in later.
Thanks Pops, see you later and hope you have a sparkling day
Hope you rode the bike? 75 degrees or something silly like that today - but you won't hear ME complaining!
Good morning c2q, Pops, and TerrieQuit-have a great day! I will check in a little later.
Have a great day Rachel Thanks for the visit!
That coffee and donut were great! Thanks! Mortalzeus and susan_m .The freedom train is on the tracks Freedom Train 02.23. 2017 Everyone, please come ride, celebrate the milestones, and eat in the dining car, a hearty breakfast has been served! Thanks! ~Terrie~
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks Terrie, I will be getting onboard soon
Good morning everyone! Hope the day is starting out great! I woke up to some weird dreams. That's always fun. Needless to say, I'm more creative than I give myself credit for, lol! I've gotta motivate the monsters for school. I offered them coffee, but apparently it doesn't have the same magical properties for them as is does for me. Shame.
I'll check back later!
A very chipper morning my friends, I really don't feel chipper but I'm putting on my positive attitude and going to enjoy this day,it's sunny and 22 degrees but going up to near 50 by the afternoon and that makes me happy, could I please get an EXtra large black coffee to go and an old fashioned sugar doughnut please and thank you.
This should pick you back up! Give me a minute with the donut
Yikes! Your temperatures...I finally went to calculate to Celsius.
Why are you all not just in bed to hibernate? I mean I know it gets cold over there but minus 6 (22F) and then happiness for 50F! That's 10 degrees "down here". 10 degrees is for staying indoors, gas heater on full, hot soup (and feeling VERY sorry for ourselves.) So I guess telling you today is 23c, even though it's the 5th consecutive rainy day, would just seem cruel? February is our hottest month 32-37C here in Pretoria. So 23 today is a lovely balmy gift. Should I just stop? Hehehe!
But I feel so SORRY for you! My first visit to the EX cafe and now I've gone and made you dislike me. Just so you know....I did live in London for 2 years so I do remember the cold/ice/snow/sleet very well. It was long ago though (1977-79). But one is set up for it then, right? With the coats, boots, beanies, gloves and plenty of heat indoors. Here I haven't owned a jacket or coat for 35 years and scarves in winter are only fashion accessories.
Hey Bree19....hope you enjoyed your first visit to the café! I'm jealous of your temperatures, and have always wanted to visit South Africa. My husband and I almost booked an excursion via Rovos Rail from Pretoria not long ago. Sadly, work demands were such that we decided to put it off for year or two. South Africa by train is up there on my bucket list!!
That's GREAT to hear susan_m ... Apparently Rovos is the best of the best - only tourists can afford it. Please keep it on your bucket list. It's a country worth experiencing.
I threw in some donuts holes too
Thank you Mortalzeus for the coffee and doughnut and I appreciate you giving me the doughnut holes, I'll share them with hubby and Mason.
My pleasure and thank you for you!
I'll sit for a spell and have to get cracking on work. Very dreary day today weather wise. This sound help lighten the mood. Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky - YouTube
Thank you Lori, gloomy here too, but it should clear up by noon Great choice for the morning tune!
It is nearly Mardi Gras, I need to get my King Cake This will be the girl's first Mardi Gras,
they won't have a clue what is happening, but I will be dressing them up just the same!
Oh hey! What a great idea! Let's celebrate Mardi Gras at the Cafe!
Happy smoke-free morning all. I'm thankful that I can still really enjoy my coffee without smoking.
Me too! I was a bit worried about having to give up coffee to maintain my quit! However, I got lucky and only needed to give up booze and that was easy! Me likey my coffee
It's been a long time but I sure do remember that fear. The two went hand in hand. No worries now... at all.. but still way too much caffeine, loving my espresso!
I'm going to enjoy a relaxing cup of warm water with Chinese Wolfe berries...sounds weird I know...but China town was very insightful with their markets and tea shops. Nothing to cure the addiction of smoking though, so the cafe is the next best thing to hang and enjoy the company. I'm planning on enjoying what could be our last spring like teaser day in February. Mark Warburg was in Michinga yesterday, golfing ..in February..crazy right!
Do you make a tea out of your berries? How does it taste? My Doc calls it a goji berry tea She has got all kind of herbal supplements she wants me to try!
And still waiting for a cool front in Florida, not going to hold my breath!
Haven't tried goji, tea yet I will have to try some. I had to look up Chinese Wolfe berries to see what it was. Do tell how do you make your tea?
Enjoy your nice warm cup of tea!
Kinda tastes like warm weak koolaide!!! And I eat the berries soft or from the bag! The water comes from my keruig...about-5-6 berries per cup, and can eat the berries soft or from the he bag like crasins . Lots of health benifits And they're aka Gorji berries.
Thanks for the 411 They look like little tomatoes!
OHHHHHH! I see chocolate donuts, so I'm good! I could use some fresh squeezed OJ when you have a minute. Then I have to get ready for the dentist and later today my GP.
THIS girl sure knows how to have fun, huh?!!!
Is there espresso?
Sir, Espresso Is the house specialty Enjoy!
Lori I'm now listening to the whole ELO album - loving it. A blast from the past.
Hello all. My first visit here. I've been watching and following you guys but it's really time to join now.
Your coffees sound delish. I ignore the eats - still have too much to lose. But a skinny tall cappuccino will be lovely thanks! Bree
Hello Bree Good to see you here! I just ignore all the eats too. They do serve special request if you are ever in the need of something. Have a good day.
Bree, I made it with lo fat milk! Enjoy
Good morning! Small earthquake shake up last night and woke up to snow this morning. How delightful! Oh well, my house is still standing and I got my coffee! Today is grocery shopping day. Don't like shopping but now that I got it down to pretty much only 2 aisles, the produce section and the bean section it's not so bad any more. Love my healthy life!
Have a good day! NOPE!!
Whoa! The last earthquake I experienced was when I was living in Tahoe! Nothing like em!
I started out staying clear of the yummy treats but then realized virtual treats are calorie free and delicious for the eyes so now I sample as much as I can take!
I like the way you think
How bout a burger?
I still stay clear of them the best I can. Brings back memories of what caused my painful past. I am healthy now. Pain free and drug free and like to keep it that way and don't need the triggers but I do enjoy the company here so trying really hard to ignore, have a difficult time on the freedom train too but I am trying.
There are a lot of things I have to steer clear of too. However, I have never considered giving any of them up as a sacrifice
Changing my lifestyle has not been a sacrifice. It is the best thing I ever have done for myself. It has brought me great freedom. I love the foods I eat. Did I have to adjust to it, go through withdrawals in the beginnings you bet I did but what a beautiful journey it has been a journey I never want to end.
Beautiful Trudy! I always thought the journey was a means to the end (quitting smoking), but now I have realized that it is the journey that makes all things possible. Like you I want the journey to last forever
I am late, actually thought you were closed for the day, Terrie sent me here. I would just like a really big glass of ice water and a bowl of oatmeal...is that possible? I already had my caffeine for the morning. I realize it's a little late for oatmeal for most people but I really LIKE oatmeal!
There you got I am glad Terrie found you and brought you back!
Let me know if you want any fruit with your oats?
Thanks, I just bought a container of blueberries and another one of raspberries so I'll throw them on top.
Yep and they were on sale for $1.88!!!!
I'll go with the burger! Thanks!
Do you want any fries Paula? Maybe a milk shake?
Good afternoon! Hope everyone is having a great Thursday! Pizza a few years ago in the office. It has fruit and chocolate so I really enjoyed it!
OMG! Now that's a pizza!
Self Service is now available!
Thank You for another wonderful day! I have to get back to my twins and enjoy Daddy/Daughter's time! I may check in later, so enjoy the rest of this glorious smoke free day!
So I'm all over here enjoying clean air, upping my excersize, and saving money so while walking around the store earlier with my neighbor, I decided I'd treat myself and got a fitbit. Yay gadgets! How's everyone this afternoon?
Hello people. The Thursday Café is closed. Come see us at The EX Cafe Fri 02.24.17
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