Welcome to The EX Café Fri 02.24.2017
It's a beautiful Friday at the Cafe! TGIF!
Good morning Pati and everyone else-
TGIF! I hope everyone has a great day! I will take a cup of black coffee when you get a chance please. I will check back in later to say hello too.
Hi RachelMB. Here's a black coffee for you, and a little something extra. Welcome to Friday!
How about a little Jolene this morning?
Jolene ~ Dolly Parton and the Pentatonix
I absolutely adore PTX!
And some almond pastries to get us started right. Fresh from the oven. I hope you enjoy.
Napoleon's are MY FAVORITE
Those look really good, Pati!! TGIF!
Good morning and happy Friday! Cafe smells great! I'll have a coffee and one of those yummy almond pastries please. Any fun plans for the weekend?
Hi Nestly! Happy Friday! Still making plans for the weekend, totally free and clear. What are you all up to?
No solid plans here (that I can recall at the moment anyway). I am planning to run away to Key West in a couple weeks for a few days so I'm pretty happy about that. Might even get to go sans kiddos!
We're thinking about checking out the renaissance faire in Tampa
I've never been to one. Could be pretty fun, I'd imagine.
We used to go all the time in Minnesota. They are a blast.
I have went to a bunch of those. The games are fun to watch, and some of the leather crafts are amazing...but I never had a better massage in my life as I experienced under a tent @ the Fair Oaks, Ca Renaissance faire. Have a great time...weather should be good for it too
Good Morning...stopping in to grab a spot of tea:) Have a super smoke free FRIDAY. Looks like we may get some rain here today.
Hey Missy. My little helper will serve you this morning . . . a spot of tea.
Morning! Lovely set up Pati Pastries look so light and flakey! They might go well hot rich espresso!
Hey, Baristas susan.m and Mortalzeus! Always brings a smile to see your faces here.
Psst: I have a question for you and all our friends here this morning.
When someone asks "what is the Ex Cafe," what do you say?
Easy! The Ex Cafe is an Oasis within an Oasis. It is a place to meet, share, explore, and/or just plain relax. We offer a quick "Pick me Up" or some "Snacks" for the body and soul. Whether your'e a well seasoned member of the community or just joining us, we are here for you! Bring your imagination and your beautiful quit and enjoy!
c2q-thanks so much for the coffee and treats! Have a great day everyone!
Good Morning Everyone.
I already had two mini croissants and half a cup of coffee so I'm good until breakfast. :-)
Jonesy! Welcome to the cafe this TGIF. Good to see you. jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007, sure you don't need another cuppa?
I have a 16 oz mug which is the amount that starts my engine. Hoggie doesn't like it when I get too wired. :-)
So, if I can do the math this early in the day, half a Jonesy cup is a cup. Unless you use coffee maker size cups, in which case a Jonesy cup is like 2 1/2 cups . . . .
Think I'll put on some more tunes.
My coffeemaker holds 4 pint bottles of spring water. I put my coffee in my mug and the rest in a carafe for the next 3 days. As I use half and half and a chocolate mint flavoring I just don't feel the need to make it fresh everyday.
Quite old school, Dale. It sounds tasty.
Wow! This is early for you....what's up this morning? 4;00 isn't it....Glad to see you here anyway....
Pops btw, how r u doing with the rain? Are you bluffside or not?
Morning, Pops. How's my Bud? Your coffee is brewing out on the sundeck, waiting for the sun.
The boss asked me to move offices yesterday, so I have no computer, no phone, and no clean surface to work from...and we have 75 degree temps and sunshine all day today....wanna care what I'm doing today? Yep, you are right! So, I think I'll just hang in here for a few minutes & banter awhile.
Go on, Pops, make my day! It's cloudy here, but supposed to burn off into a sunny day. I never trust in that, but the weatherman is usually right about it.
Send some sunshine my way if you get a chance.
MMMMM, need coffee!!!
If the pastries are calorie free I'll take one.
TGIF everyone and have a beautiful smoke free day!!
totally virtual, totally calorie free! So nice to see you Nancy TristanNani. Here's an almond danish just for you. And COFFEE, or course.
Good morning TristanNani, it is so good to meet you, sorry it took me a while to get to speak with you.
Can I please sit with you, don't worry Pati, I got my own coffee, will just hang out with nani getting to know each other.
So, my name is Daniela, and today I have 350 DOFs and I owe it mostly to this site...
Have a great day every one!!!
I am so happy to be here with all of you:
Happy Friday my friends, I wanted to swing by and say hello and hopefully no one will have any overwhelming cravings or a rough time with your quit today but if by chance you do, take a deep breath and know in your heart and soul that you will get through the day and come this evening you'll be smiling because you got through another DAY WON! Could I get an EXtra large black coffee to go please and thank you, I need to get moving soon and punch my bread down and get them in the pans.
For you, Sweet Marilyn, all the coffee you want. Would love some of that homemade bread . . . I can smell it from here. MMMMM good.
Thanks for the yummy coffee c2q ,I wish you lived closer I'd have you over for lunch and you could have hot rolls right out of the oven, heck everyone reading this could come for lunch, wouldn't that be great?
We'll just hop on the Freedom Train and detour to your place for lunch. Who's in?
that's a plan, Stan. I mean, Nestly. I'm in.
That sounds fantastic Nestly ,I just punched it down and am getting ready to make the loaves I usually make 13 loaves and 10 rolls but I EXpect you'll all prefer rolls so I'll make at least 48 rolls and the rest in bread for all of you my friends and fellow Exers. ♡
yes. yes yes Yes Yes YES!
Good morning everyone. I have a couple of special treats here,
Just a plain black coffee for me. Everyone have a good day.
thanks for bringing the treats, meWisconsin. And since I see that you brought enough for everyone, I'm afraid I helped myself already. They are virtually delicious.
Here's a house special for you -
yummy meWisconsin ,I love my Timmy's thanks my friend.
I decided on more bread than rolls c2q , Nestly and anyone else coming just in case some of you can't make it because I prefer freezing bread to rolls but there's lots of bread for everyone and a few rolls as well.
I ended up a couple of loaves shy this morning, I should've let the dough rise a little longer but I got EXcited with you guys coming for lunch and hurried it up but that's ok there's still lots for everyone, I'll cook EXtra potatoes, veggies and Hamburg patries.
see you soon, then! Send virtual directions, Luv.
Yes I guess I'd better send some virtual directions, I wouldn't want anyone getting lost and missing lunch. c2q
Oh, I am coming too Marilyn.H.July.14.14., have been trying the gluten free diet for about a week now, OMG I have so much to learn, but can't do it all in once, got to do it gradually...so your bread will be my "cheat" for the day.
Just love bread, home made bread, love it, love it so...
This bread looks scrumptious Daniela-3-11-2016
I meant the pic of the healthy bread you posted above Daniela-3-11-2016, it looks like oatmeal in it too!
Looks like everybody's settling in. Time to go self-serve for a bit. Thanks Marilyn.H.July.14.14., meWisconsin, jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 and fellow barista Pops for all the goodies this morning. Don't forget -
Mi cafe es tu cafe
See you soon.
Good Morning - I'll serve myself black coffee and a muffin - plenty to share! Hope you all have a good day!
Jennifer-Quit-05-01-14 Blog, darling, I have not figured out yet, why using the mention I can't pull up your name only, not your actual blog, but I don't worry, just as long as I know you will somehow be notified Because I just want to say thank you for everything you do here one the new platform, helping newbies and elders with technical knowledge, bit by bit, sharing with us as you are learning it yourself.
Can I please hang out with you for a while; I am up early today, don't want to start working just yet (yesterday I started before 7 am, and only took 30min for lunch and worked straight till 5:30 pm; darn when I used to smoke I would have taken at least 6-7 breaks while working from home).
jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007, how have you been; I have not had a word from you in a long time, it is as you gave up on me, is it because I am approaching 1 year, or because?...not a word, not a message, nothing, do I need to relapse to get your attention, because I miss speaking with you ?...
Anyway, here chatting away, while work is waiting...
Thank you EX-Café boss, and baristas for the great job! And sorry Pops, susan.m Blog, and Mortalzeus, but I have been missing the energy to stretch myself for many hours/day between the regular job and the part time job here with you; if I could have, I would have chosen this one over my regular job..
Thank you for everything you do here
I think the message boards made it easier to stay in touch, plus you could see if someone was onsite. that worked for me. I'm not bitching, it's just a fact That's why it seems I haven't stayed in touch.
Dale, I don't what it was like before the change, but the features that were here before would be nice additions!
This platform simply does not support them.
Daniela-3-11-2016 I get happier every time you walk through the door. Very glad you stop in when you can. If only I could pay more, and hire you full time . . . . don't suppose a virtual raise would do the trick.
ps What type of notice do people get when you @message their blog? Just Curious. There are several people whose name doesn't drop down automatically into the @people drop-down box for me. I go to a post by them, right-click on their name and copy the link address.
See you, Smiley.
Daniela-3-11-2016 ,I can't @Jennifer's name either along with a couple of others but hopefully the glitchwill get fixed soon, I agree with you that Jennifer is an awesome help.
Good morning every everyone I just came fromThe Daily Pledge February 2017 and got the Friday’s Promise: Resilience posted in my pledge.
I'd like to have a cup of black coffee, please and some conversation with all of you fine folks!
Then I am headed off for a train ride Freedom Train 2/24/17 Come on over and celebrate! ~Terrie~
Enjoy and I will see you there
Heading for the station now. See you there! Thanks for posting the links for the train and pledge.
Good morning all........ well, let's get it started right the supremes where did our love go - YouTube
I would love a cup of black coffee...a BIG one! LOVIN' the music here. It's going to be 75 degrees here today so I am, SOMEHOW, going to get outside for a while, maybe read out there or just sit for a while. It's going to be rainy tomorrow and I have to work anyways. Have a great morning.
Please join us on the veranda if you've got time, Ellen elvan. Lots of sun out here! And here's your extra large coffee, too.
75 sounds wonderful! I do hope you get outside for a little while! Snowing here. I did see some of my tulips peaking out of the ground so spring must be on its way!
Here's the first 4 loaves and the pan of rolls just out of the oven, 8 more loaves to go and then I'm ready for my lunch Guests!
Wow Marilyn.H.July.14.14. they look wonderful!!!
Thanks c2q, and thanks jonescarp.aka.dale.Jan_2007 for your responses, you all have a wonderful Friday, duty calls!
I thought this will look good on the menu today....
OMG! Too Funny!
I can't find that "LOL that is just too funny" award, or it would be yours!
Oh look Daniela-3-11-2016 . I found the award!
You are it's first recipient (it's an EX Cafe house award) - You are just too funny today!
Looking for a dj, I used him at my house last weekend, the whole neighborhood came over to the partyyyyyy, let me know if you want me to send him over to speak with you.
I think he'd be great. Please send him my way. People are starting to dance out on the sundeck already, and it's to somebody's ipod.
He's on his way, his name is Mighty J, just make him an honest offer, he'd be your man till the wee hours!
DITTO DITTO! (:
Good morning! Enjoying my morning coffee before I get busy dealing with my 15lbs of carrots that I bought yesterday because I didn't eat before I went shopping. Will juice some and then get busy chopping some up.
Woke up to snow again this morning. Feels good to sit here at the café in the warmth of the sunshine!
Enjoy your day! NOPE
Pass me the Wusthof Nakiri, I'm here to help.
Beautiful! Let's chop away!
I'm running late, but happy to see somebody is offering some chocolate....perhaps as dessert. I've brought a veggie pizza to share if anybody is interested.
Shall I help myself to an iced tea?
I also brought some chocolate cake to share!
Do those strawberries count as a fruit serving, I'm wondering???
Youngatheart.7.4.12, I'm pretty sure I see every nutrient a girl could ever hope for, right there on that plate.
Okay then, if you need me, I'm in the back, trying to negotiate with a dj for this evening.
Anybody seen the fish scraps?
Yes Nancy the strawberries on top are a serving of fruit and I am just getting ready to pick them off so they are not in the way of your chocolate.
Okay, Troupes. Thanks for the great day at the cafe. The fun's just starting too. There's music out on the sundeck, fresh sandwiches at the self-service bar, and CHOCOLATE.
The question remain, "what is the Ex Cafe?"
One great answer, and the best so far, belongs to Mortalzeus
The Ex Cafe is an Oasis within an Oasis. It is a place to meet, share, explore, and/or just plain relax. We offer a quick "Pick me Up" or some "Snacks" for the body and soul. Whether your'e a well seasoned member of the community or just joining us, we are here for you! Bring your imagination and your beautiful quit and enjoy!
Take care. See you soon.
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