Thanks for joining me for the August Ultimate Coffee Date. These are some of my favorite posts to write and to read. If only we could all have coffee together in real life. I’ve got lots to tell you today so let’s get right to it.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you about my lovely friend coming by the other day and dropping off a bounty from her garden. Included were some beautiful zucchini and I decided to bake with them.
I made date and zucchini bread to eat while I am having my Ultimate Coffee Date with you. I was so proud of myself for coming up with the idea and knew it was the perfect way to use the homegrown zucchini my friend gave me. Funny thing though, when I was taking it out of the oven somehow I dropped it right on my kitchen floor. It was not only heartbreaking, but an awful mess. I’ll have to add something about that to my food memes collection.
I cleaned it all up but because my kitchen smelled of freshly baked zucchini bread, I checked and realized I had enough ingredients to completely start over. It turned out even better, as I was feeling like a bit of a pro now, so I was very pleased with the results.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my clumsiness did not end there. For some reason, I forgot to put my coffee mug under the coffee machine when I brewed it and That’s me washing the counter and the floor. I feel like there should be some sort of alarm that goes off and stops the machine from brewing where there is no receptacle for it to go in. I have no idea why I have been such a klutz this week.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am ready to move on with August. We have a busy month ahead before school starts. We are working on getting everything organized to take our daughter back to school out of state in 2 weeks. My son will be coming back from overnight camp next weekend after 7 weeks. We have a few days of us all together. It’s been busy and hot and I feel like it has just flown by. Like the bugs, they’ve been terrible this year and they are constantly buzzing around my head. I haven’t found a perfect solution for this yet, but if you have them like I do you’ll soon be searching for a pest control expert in your area.
If we were having coffee, I would also tell you we didn’t really have time for a family vacation this summer. I did a few races and fun runs and the kids were so busy with their own projects, camp and their friends, I don’t know where the time went. We managed to get away for the last few weeks before school started and had a nice time, plus the weather was already cooling down, so it was much nicer.
I love running in the fall, so I am looking forward to running with the nicer, more reasonable temperatures.