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Friday, June 14, 2013

Morning Coffee On The Porch Swing






I relaxed. 
I enjoyed.
I checked it off my list!


62 comments:

  1. Lovely!! I think I'll head out to my porch and wait for the return of the "thundering herd" haha :)

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    1. haha...what a wonderful idea! Love the name....so fitting sometimes, isn't it? :) We've said that about kids...and cats! lol...

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    2. definitely fitting! lol, it's all good. just makes the silence so much more enjoyable when it happens :) they all went to the archery store and took Dad and little Sis along.

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    3. Funny how you begin to miss the thunder, isn't it? :)

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    4. Yes! wouldn't seem right without it!

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  2. Beautiful! It looks like a perfect day.

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    1. That was actually yesterday morning. This morning was dark, pouring rain and freezing! Then it turned beautiful this afternoon!

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  3. the photos were so relaxing to view, I'm so glad you had a good day, your deserved this day,

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    1. my readers deserve this post! haha. Glad it relaxed you! That was the goal!

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  4. I'm feeling more relaxed just LOOKING at your pictures!

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    1. yay...was hoping to have that effect! :)

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  5. awww...cute pics of the cats...drinking from the bird bath..ha...or are they waiting for something more...and what a cute yawn...i could use some coffee...smiles.

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    1. just a drink...this time! ha. The coffee's always on here! You take it black, right?

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  6. So that was yesterday, huh? I was thinking you must be sending us some sunshine, but we had that yesterday too. Today was a deluge, as if we needed more rain. Would have been a perfect time to check off "Walk in the rain" had I not had so many little people in the house, but seeing as I did have a house full of little people, rain was just fine by me. We had a great afternoon for naps! :)

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    1. tomorrow you'll have lovely weather...a little cool, but perfectly sunny, breezy and no humidity!
      We had lightening storms in the night and a ton of rain but it cleared by noon and we really beautiful! I hope you have a nice rain soon to take a walk in, but naps are good, too!

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    2. The sun peaked through for just a few minutes right after I read this. :)

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  7. haha one off the list
    Sure nothing was missed
    As the kitties of the same color drank away
    Another stretched and yawned up a storm at your bay
    While the last had to stop and smell the roses
    So to speak, great poses

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    1. yep, a lesson indeed
      was had at my feed
      as the kitties showed me how to relax
      even stretch and yawn on their backs!

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  8. Looks like you had a good morning. Love the photos of the cats and flowers. And looks like you're getting ready for the pedi party : )
    We had bad storms last night, but had a beautiful day today. We had dinner on the patio this evening.

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    1. haha...well, those nails need to be refreshed. I did stare at them and tried to decide what I'd
      do for the party! ha. It was actually a little cool for dinner outside tonight...maybe tomorrow. I love to do that!

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  9. ah Betsy I love the cats pictures! and the flowers look beautiful!
    and your feet look perfect and beauty you are ready to the party. lol
    Im happy you had a relax time:))

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    1. haha..oh no, that pedicure is past it's prime. I need a trim and fresh paint! Maybe a soak in the kitchen sink! lol....

      It was a very nice time to relax!

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    2. Really? Yes I remember your soak in the kitchen!lol
      anyway your feet nails always look beautiful!
      xo

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    3. yeah, really....be glad I didn't zoom in too close! LOL!!!

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  10. Check out those tomatoes!!!
    What is growing under your etageres?
    The cats look almost as happy as you, Betsy!
    Your planters look great...and I noticed on yesterdays post...your clematis by the front door...Awesome!
    How are your Hydrangeas coming along?
    Aren't flowers wonderful?!

    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. The last few years I've bought the biggest, most mature looking tomato plants I can find and it's made all the difference! We just don't get to eat any until late September if you start with seed in May!

      I have jalapeno, bell peppers and cucumbers ...and zucchini. Didn't get any herbs or lettuces done!

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    2. I never plant seeds for veggies....too tedious!
      I must get a big tomato plant for home..planted the tiny guys already at the cottage...
      Hopep they haven't floated away...with all this rain!

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    3. We had so much rain last night! Probably 4 inches I found in a plastic tub on the driveway! Lots of wind, lightning and thunder. Didn't get much sleep! haha. I was surprised that things didn't look worse for wear...at one point in the night I wondered if I heard hail....so glad I didn't! The ground was squishy to walk on today but we didn't have any standing water in the low spots..I was really surprised. So maybe the ground needed it!

      No blooms on my silly hydrangeas. I petted some lovely pink ones at the garden center and debated on digging up the duds and starting over. Maybe I can snag them on clearance after July 4th. :)

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    4. I am hoping my Blue Hydrangea gives me a bloom for Vivian's 1st birthday...[can't believe that]
      When she was born, there was a perfect blue one waiting for me to take to her and her Mom at the hospital!
      Pink ones are gorgeous...I want to buy a few more for the cottage garden, but they are pretty pricey...

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    5. I remember that! Wow...that was a year ago? Amazing.

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  11. Glad you got to relax. Now why do I get the feeling that you were yawning like that cat? Ha!

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    1. This morning is especially lovely..windows open..just a little cool (perfect for coffee) and the birds are singing. I wish summer could be this lovely and not so hot!

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  13. nice to have quiet days to enjoy with the cats and flowers and a cup of joe.:)

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    1. Felt like I was on the porch swing with you. So relaxing. Just noticed your "Keep Calm and Call Batman" - was he on speed dial this last month? :-)

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    2. As a matter of fact, I did! haha.

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  14. Oops. Something happened with my comment and it ended up as a reply to the above blogger. I have a new computer and it is playing tricks on me!

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    1. oh, that's ok...we all do that now and then!

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  15. Love the kitty yawn! Our kitty met a sad demise on the road a few weeks ago, and I'm missing him! There's something about a cat, and a cup of coffee, and bare feet that just spells relaxation!!!!

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    1. Oh, I'm so sorry. :( Did you just have one? I thought everyone had 10 or 15 or something... :)
      Maybe a chicken can relax on the porch with you. Nah...it just wouldn't be the same. Shall I send you a kitty? :)

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    2. Yes, we just had one cat.

      A chicken relaxing on the porch would be bad--when they relax--things happen that would make me have to hose off the porch. :)

      I only take boy kitties, and I'm not sure if it would survive the shipping. :)

      We have construction on our road this summer--which equals extra traffic--which is why the accident happened. I think we're going to wait for fall to replace him. :)

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  16. If I had a porch then the minute that we had a good sunny morning it would be the first thing I'd do as well Betsy, looks just luxurious!

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    1. I know...good for you! I don't do it often enough but it's there for me to enjoy...silly of me, I know.

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  17. The cats standing up on the bird bath... priceless! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Don't they look funny? They really have to stretch!

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  18. The porch swing...one of my favorite places!! In fact, when we were building our house, as soon as the porch was built, we put up the swing! Spent hours there (instead of finishing the house construction) just relaxing and dreaming. Now 20 years later, still enjoying it---from morning coffee to a late night glass of wine!! RELAX when we all can! We've all earned it!!

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    1. I always wanted a porch swing and took the neighbors when they put it out for the trash one night. It only needed a coat of paint! Now, as I sat there this week, I noticed it's due for another!
      Yes, we all need to relax...and a swing is one of the best ways to do it!

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    2. The swing is the thing!! LOL... and by the way, I totally loved your pictures around the yard with the flowers. Can't believe you have tomatoes THAT BIG already!! Are YOU the gardener too? In addition to being the SuperMom???

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    3. Well, up here in Ohio you have to cheat a little bit. I buy the tomato plants as big as I can find. This one had blossoms already on it. If you don't do that, there aren't any tomatoes ready to eat until late September! We can't plant anything until mid May or the morning frost will get it. I do have a little garden...just a few plants. Nothing like summer tomatoes, you know? BLT's...burgers....salsa...yum!

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  19. Nice when the dust settles, innit?

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    1. Yes, it is! I feel like it's the calm after the storm. ha. Perfect weather today, too! Almost done with my coffee...

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  20. A wonderful way to start the day...loved all the pictures.

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    1. It was wonderful...I really need to do that more often!

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  21. What a lovely coffee break this morning! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. It was lovely...I need to do that more often!

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  22. I loved all your pictures and can imagine that at last you had some truely relaxed moments! Try to go for more!
    Christel

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  23. Flowers, cats and a nice place to relax.
    Just what the Dr. ordered!

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  24. Your blog loads very slowly on my ancient laptop I am using until my new computer arrives. It's brutal. Love all your pictures of the kitties, the beer story made me laugh. Glad the boys are adjusting to their new camp!

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  25. That just all looks so picture perfect! Ideal. :)

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