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July 26, 2015

If We Were Having Coffee

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Many times I have admired Robin’s “If We Were Having Coffee” posts, and thought I should give it a try myself.

If we were having coffee, I’d brew you a cup from my handy Keurig and suggest that we go sit out on the deck to enjoy it. It is summer afterall, so I could even make you iced coffee if you’d like.


If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I saw this image on Facebook this week and really loved it. The words are so very true. I’ve had a bit of each recently: sweat from exercising, gardening and mowing the lawn, tears when I think about both my girls being off to college in a few short weeks, and the sea on a recent quick visit to Cape Cod to visit my mother, as well as spending some time with my sister on her vacation in Maine.


If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I spent a lovely day with my daughters this week. I “bribed” them to come with me to Smith College in Northampton so I could take pictures of flowers on the grounds in exchange for lunch in the fabulous town of Northampton and a visit to the Williamsburg (MA) General Store where trinkets and gadgets and baked goods abound. I might stick out my foot and ask what you think of the cute little trinket I purchased for myself for only $5.

If we were having coffee, I would rave about the lunch the girls and I had at Filos Greek Taverna. I had gyro meat for the first time and was questioning why I’d never had it before! The truffle oil french fries were a decadent treat.

If we were having coffee, I probably couldn’t help but lament about how quickly the summer seems to be passing by.

That would be part of the reason I roused my girls from their late morning sleeping to get up and go with me to Northampton in the first place. The days of summer whiz by in a blur, all three of us often guilty of not knowing what day of the week it is.


If we were having coffee, I’m sure I’d mention the weather. Here in New England winter was slow to let go its icy grip, spring didn’t warm up as quickly as I would’ve liked it to, and even here in July, there have been few truly hot and humid days.


According to weather.com, however, that is about to change. Starting Tuesday this week on the 10 Day Forecast, temperatures look to be in the 90’s for a good string of at least 5 days – our first real “heat wave” of the summer.


If we were having coffee, I’d tell you this coming week I will be getting ready for Sarah’s 18th birthday. My baby girl will officially be an adult come next Sunday. Since we just had a big party for her high school graduation, we are keeping things low key for the birthday celebration. A few close friends are invited to come hang out at our pool on Saturday, then my family will come for a cookout on Sunday afternoon, her actual birthday.


If we were having coffee, of course I’d want to know all about what you’ve been up to as well! Will you tell me in the comments?


I must give credit where credit is due; although I read and was inspired by Robin’s Coffee posts, the original idea goes back to another blog called Part Time Monster.


  1. Glad you joined us for the coffee share! I run a link-up on the blog each weekend, and we use the #weekendcoffeeshare tag for sharing posts on Twitter and Facebook.

    It’s terribly hot here in New Orleans, but that’s just the way of it in the summertime. We’re all hiding in the cool of the AC as much as possible!

    Love those flower photos—they’re stunning!

    Comment by Diana — July 26, 2015 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

    • Thanks so much for dropping by Diana. I’ve never been to New Orleans, but it is on my bucket list for sure. Maybe the fall would be a nice time to visit!

      Comment by Karma — July 26, 2015 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

      • Fall is nice around here—but it comes late in the year! 🙂

        Comment by Diana — July 28, 2015 @ 10:37 pm

  2. Your flowers are all so beautiful. Our daylilies are long gone so it’s nice to see yours. It sounds like you’ve been doing your best to revel in summer. The Greek lunch made me drool. I love gyro meat and it’s probably the main reason I am not a strict vegetarian. Your trinket is so pretty, too. Only $5?! That’s quite a deal.

    Thank you for the link, and I’m so glad you gave this a whirl. I need to go back and get caught up with your picture/story meme. Maybe I’ll do that now. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — July 26, 2015 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Robin – those are Smith College’s flowers. The garden I was in I believe is tended by college students. Those daylilies were actually bred by students – each one a winner in their yearly daylily competition.
      My bargain trinket is very simple – elastic and beads mostly, but I thought it looked cute!

      Comment by Karma — July 26, 2015 @ 7:11 pm | Reply

  3. I really love seeing the beautiful flowers in the “summer” hemisphere right now. We have a few flowers around, but not that many at all, and none looking so brilliant as yours either. Your little anklet is so cute too. 🙂

    I always love “having coffee” with Robin, so it was great to drop by your place today. I think I just told you my main news when I commented on your last post though! 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — July 26, 2015 @ 7:21 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Joanne – flowers make such nice willing photography subjects too. Yes, you certainly have plenty of news and exciting upcoming events!
      Robin’s coffee shares are delightful, which was what made me want to write my own.

      Comment by Karma — July 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  4. Can I just have Mint Tea please ? Love your flowers and your anklet. Our weather has been just like yours. A too long Winter. A late chilly Spring and an underachieving Summer. I joke with Joanne in Aussie-Land that their Winter day time high is the same as my Summer day time high today …

    Comment by sybil — July 26, 2015 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

    • Oh I have a lovely selection of herbal teas too Sybil! I’m sure I can find you a mint one!
      I remember that blog post about Joanne’s winter temps and thinking the same thing about our temperatures sometimes.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2015 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  5. Lovely post! And those flowers are awesome! The part of India where I live has got a pleasant weather all the year round – I am actually waiting for end of the year cos it gets a little (very very little) cold and it’s beautiful! 🙂 Coming over from Part Time Monster’s blog page 🙂

    Comment by parulthakur24 — July 27, 2015 @ 1:50 am | Reply

    • Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment today! If I have the chance I will stop over at your blog today.

      Comment by Karma — July 27, 2015 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  6. I love the Isak Dinesen quote – it’s one of my all time favorites. This summer has been strangely on the cool side so I am almost looking forward to this heat wave. Makes me wonder if this is a harbinger of another brutally cold winter… Your flower pictures are gorgeous and I am envious of your trip to the Cape. 🙂 But we went to New Hampshire on Saturday to a British car show (for hubby) and America’s Stonehenge (for me). Then on Sunday we stayed here and went on a new Lighthouse Cruise out of New London. It was great! Hope to post pictures tomorrow.

    Comment by Barbara Rodgers — July 27, 2015 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

    • Hi Barbara, thank you! Nice to see you here. I agree about the heat wave! I didn’t know we had an America’s Stonehenge – is it very far north in New Hampshire? The lighthouse cruise sounds like fun!

      Comment by Karma — July 28, 2015 @ 7:33 am | Reply

      • I think America’s Stonehenge is off the 3rd exit off I-93 into New Hampshire. http://stonehengeusa.com/ It’s a fascinating and mysterious place, not as spectacular as I imagine the one in England to be, the stones are smaller and hidden in the woods.

        Comment by Barbara Rodgers — July 29, 2015 @ 6:35 am

  7. I hope you don’t mind that I brought my fresh peach/banana smoothie with me – I had just prepared it when you called, and I’ve already had two cups of coffee this morning. The deck is a great place to sit and visit on these summer days. You know that Gep, Kat and I spent a couple of days in Portland, attending the Brew Fest, enjoying good food and doing some of the Portland tourist things. We are back home now and I will be sharing more about our trip soon. Or at least as soon as I can get myself back into a rhythm with some sense of order in it. Yes, the summer is passing far too quickly – in another week both of them will be heading off and back to their foreign shores for another school year. I will go through the empty nest syndrome again, as I always do when they leave. We’ve been taking turns cooking meals and just enjoying one another’s company. This year somehow seems more relaxed to me. Oh, and I do love your trinket! Funny how something small brings out the frivolous girly parts of us, isn’t it?
    I really must go now – there are those household and yard chores that must be done, you know. I have enjoyed our visit – I hope we can do this again.

    Comment by Carol — July 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm | Reply

    • It was a lovely visiti Carol – your peach banana smoothie sounds delicious! I’ve been making smoothies this summer too, usually strawberry banana, but when the fresh peaches arrive here I will have to give that a try. I’m glad you’re having such a nice time with your kids.

      Comment by Karma — July 29, 2015 @ 2:27 pm | Reply

  8. Enjoyed this. Hope you enjoy this next month of summer (I refuse to call it the last month) before school starts again. Odds are we’ll have quite a few beautiful days for you to enjoy your beautiful girls and beautiful garden.

    Comment by Dawn — July 30, 2015 @ 6:41 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. I’m hoping that August will just go on and on forever! 😉

      Comment by Karma — July 31, 2015 @ 11:14 am | Reply

  9. Good parody on Robin’s theme. Beautiful flowers, but the culinary delights won me over … especially the gyro in a bowl.

    Comment by aFrankAngle — July 31, 2015 @ 10:44 am | Reply

    • Thanks Frank. I haven’t heard “parody” used in this manner since I wasn’t aiming to be necessarily funny, lol, but I definitely admire those posts of Robin’s 🙂

      Comment by Karma — July 31, 2015 @ 11:16 am | Reply

      • Well … parody may not be the best word … but it was the one that come to mind.

        Comment by aFrankAngle — July 31, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

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