Welcome to The EX Café Wed 03.01.2017
Your coffee smells so good this morning! Thanks for the cup of wake-me-up.
Morning, susan_m. It's already looking like a great day at the cafe this morning. I think I see Spring coming.
I think you are right! My daffodils are blooming, which makes me very happy!
Good morning friends-
I hope everyone has a great day! I will help myself to coffee-I need lots of it this morning.
Good morning, Rach! Please do help yourself!!
Do I smell coffee? Just what I need this morning! This earache is driving me crazy! But it's March and I don't even care! Everybody have a terrific Day!
Indeed, Thomas!! Here's a shot of espresso to help get you going today! Hope that ear starts to feel better!
i think i'm in love!
Hey PirateQueen! Welcome to the cafe!
thankee kindly, lass! YAAARRR!
Good Morning Everyone! I am going to grab a go-cup of black coffee! Have a great day and thanks!
Here you go, Terrie! Will there be a new Pledge today? If so, come back and let us know when it is up and running!
Oh Yes, Susan! The Spring into March 2017 with a Daily Commitment! is up and going. I guess I should put it in conversations! Thanks!
Oh my Gosh, I hadn't realized it was March 1st already! Guess I need a good cup of coffee in your fine shop. I so look forward to spring!!
Here you go, JustSharon - brewed a perfect cup of coffee just for YOU! I love coffee with cream, don't you?
Good Morning Susan and all those visiting today! Still trying to recover from my sugar high yesterday
Morning, Darren! We thought you were still recovering from throwing beads!
Here's your recovery smoothie with extra banana for you to enjoy after this morning's run!
Thank You Susan, Too Funny
Good morning right back attcha!
Good morning and happy March! Im going to grab a coffee and get the girls off to school. Today I've got a two mile run to do. I can't run the whole thing by a long shot yet but I am getting notably better. And I'm super excited to see progress in losing a couple of the pounds I've gained recently. And even better, I'm headed to Key West in just over a week while my girls go to Illinois with their dad. Stoked for a break!
Good morning!!! Congratulations on the run, the weight loss AND the upcoming mommy break! I am not sure which one is more exciting, lol!
Here's a skinny latte for you... enjoy!
Perfecto! Much obliged!
Happy March to you too. Have a great run!
A very good morning to all of my Ex friends and fellow Exers, I'm thinking I've had enough coffee so maybe I'll try a green smoothie this morning please and thank you.
Hey Marilyn.H.July.14.14.! Great blog today... thanks for being so dedicated to this site! For anyone who has not read it, find it here: It's a double whammy, it's March 1st plus it's Hump Day!
Here's a green beauty for you....... Hope the pictures of Spring aren't making you too jealous! How's the frozen tundra of eastern Canada this morning?
Aaah thank you so much susan-m ,you are a sweetheart, everything looks scrumptious and healthy which I need to start doing for me, here's a big thank you cyber hug for you this morning ((( Huge hug)))
We are serving up Mexican Food on the Freedom Train 3-1-17 today to honor Giulia with 11 years and Storm with 3 years! I'll have a cup of strong black coffee and a blueberry muffin for breakfast please! Storms in Arkansas last night disturbed my sleep! Hop on the train and congratulate our 2 big winners today!
Giulia - wow! That's so fantastic!! Here's a round on the house in Giulia's honor.
I am going to head over to the Freedom Train 3-1-17 and hop on board..... one, because I want to be able to congratulate both Giulia and Storm, but two - I am hungry! This barista didn't make breakfast this morning, so she's going to desayunar como un jefe!
Here's your coffee and muffin,Jennifer-Quit-05-01-14 - thanks for everything you do for us!
I'll take one of those cups of coffee today! Thanks Susan. Woke up to a Tornado warning here in middle Tennessee this morning. Fortunately we didn't have to run to the crawl space with the spiders! lol Have a good day everybody.
Yes, you did..... hope all is well! It was a rocky night for us in Indiana, too
Congratulations again, Giulia...... enjoy today - you've earned it!
I'm here, late as usual. Got a text this morning before I was up, from my son...he said he is trying to get to bed early and get up early every day. I said "congratulations"...I was trying to get him to give me an answer about a birthday present but he is just going to keep procrastinating until his birthday is here and I am left to try to come up with something. He won't even tell me if he wants me to make any food. Maybe I will really surprise him and do nothing!
I will have a frappuccino with a shot of expresso and EXtra whipped cream and vanilla syrup, maybe it will make me sweeter.
elvan... KIDS! I have a daughter turning 21 in a few days, and she has me in the same boat. I think what she really wants is extra money to go party with her friends. Maybe I will spring for a hotel room, too, so I don't have to worry!
Here's a cup of YUMMY for you - and I threw in chocolate syrup, too Hurry with that one, though, before Youngatheart.7.4.12 gets here. Nancy will take a sister out to get to her chocolate!!!
Here's your espresso, too.
Have a wonderful smoke-free day, Ellen! Oh.... did you ever get the "crab" cake recipe from your daughter??? If you did, I missed it and I would love to have a copy!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
No, it's my daughter in law and she is really slow to respond to things like requests for recipes...she's a chef so she doesn't measure things and she cooks for lots of people. My son told me that he learned from her by standing next to her and taking notes. I am NOT doing that but she did say she will get me the recipe so I can publish it along with the Sesame Soba Noodles which are MY personal favorite.
Today is Day 3! I've been trying to be a part of Ex but it's been really difficult using just my phone. You see our kitchen caught fire and while they're cleaning up all the soot and ashes we have been set up in a really nice Marriott Residence Suite. I can't complain but I want to go home and I don't have my computer. My daughter is bringing over one of her kid's laptops that they don't use anymore and that will help so much. Right now I really need EX and probably will for a long time so I can pass on what I have learned to others who have just started. I'm glad to be back!! Just sorry I started back but I feel like God had a reason.
I'll take a hot chocolate, and anything else chocolate, please and thank you, Ms.Barista!
Thanks for opening the cafe today!
Got you covered, Nancy!
Plus, we had a box of chocolate flown in from the Ganachery at Disney Springs just for you...... (I have had chocolate from lots of places, and honestly, this chocolate is right up there with the best!).
mmmmm choooocolaaaate. theeeobrooomiiide. ooxytooocyyyyyn. my 30-day reward issss.... Godiva's! Can't wait!!! Think i have ride to get the med situation cleared up early this afternoon (see my blog for today >.<), so tomorrow is the re-set Quit Date!
Hey @PirateQueen! Good luck today! Yoi can do it!
Oh, my, Susan, you have outdone yourself!
I will be taking my after-gorge nap!
Youngatheart.7.4.12 I thought about you when I came across this...
Just in case you needed a little justification for your chocolate.....
Oh, yeah, baby, oh YEAH!
Who's ready for lunch? I skipped making breakfast for you all this morning, so I thought I would make up for it by making traditional Cuban sandwiches for lunch today. We have the traditional Cubano or the Medianoche - my favorite!
Who wants one?
I miss you guys so much....I need to get on more often. The boss moved all of us to different locations for a bit. So, the new digs come with strange prying eyes, and I have to be careful about the google time. One never knows....by the time I get off, I'm exhausted and hit the fridge, tv, & bed....what a life...
Anyway, I didn't want you guys to think I had forgotten about you...anything but....I hope all is well with everyone. I have a short week this week. Friday off, and I plan to spend some quality time on the site.....
Pops with 282 days of freedom.....woo hoo!!!!!!
We miss you right back, Pops. I've been holding this for you.... can't wait for Friday!
Miss you too! See you Friday, Pops8!
Meanwhile, at least one of those sandwiches must have my name on it, I'm going to go check . . .
Thanks, susan_m! I love Wednesday at the Cafe! I'll be at my usual table on the sundeck, counting the acai berries, and then I'm heading to my brother's for a movie fest.
See ya Friday, Pops
And for those of us observing lent:
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, which means "spring." The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.
Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a "mini-Easter" and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the resurrection.
I had forgotten most of this.
Thanks for the re-education.
I actually gave up CHOCOLATE one year - and stayed up until after midnight Easter morning to get my fill! It tasted better than EVER!
HAHAHA - that's awesome! I can't tell you how many years I thought about giving up smoking for Lent, but never really put effort into it because I "was not ready". How I wish I could turn back the clock - I was ready all along and just didn't know it.
Well February left like a lamb, so that leaves March as a lion....
Right now it's raining non stop, which is better than snow!!! Lent observation for me the next 40 days, speak kinder, throw kindness like confetti!
"throw kindness like confetti"
LOVE this; absolutely LOVE this!
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