All weekend I would have these sudden inspirations of joy. Why? Because Monday Craig would be home, and not even on call! The big question was: WHAT were we going to do?!
Monday morning was a happy morning. Of course, I needed to do a town run, and 98% of the rest of Cleburne decided to shop at HEB at the same time. And Craig mowed grass. Not terribly romantic, but necessary.
But soon after we were up, Craig came up with an idea.
You have probably realized by now, that Craig is the one with the “ideas” in this marriage. He has very good ideas!
I was sitting on one of the only two stuffed chairs we own, which makes up most of our living room furniture…drinking green tea. He said, “What can we do today that would be fun that wouldn’t cost any money?” I said, “I don’t know!”
A little later he said…”Let’s fix up the plum room into a coffee shop, and make drinks for ourselves and hang out and read!” I said, “Yessss!!”
And so, after our work was done, and our naps were taken, we did just that.
Craig’s other idea was to make chocolate eclairs! I didn’t feel like all the work, so we settled for some cream filled doughnuts with chocolate from the bakery at HEB. The kids thought it was wonderful…
Our first drinks in the coffee shop were made with fresh lime and fresh strawberries. Once again, the kids thought they were in heaven…
It wasn’t quite…an authentic date atmostphere 100% of the time. But what can you say when such darlings want to share your space?
We had refills for free. And talked a long time. Sat quietly, drinking in the peace…
I know, no pics of us. But they would have been on the edge of…appropriate.
After we ate dinner, we had our second coffee shop course. See, when you spend a lot of time at a coffee shop, you need to indulge in several different types of drinks…
The kids were being babysat by Curious George. For their second drinks, they had milk with these chocolate straws that their Grandma had sent. Bomani feels very loved when he drinks chocolate milk. This is because of his Grandma and the good ole’ days.
All in all, it was a fantastic day. We had so much fun. We read a lot, talked a lot, and enjoyed a coffee room for many hours. In fact, we like it so well that we left it as is. Now our living room area boasts one sort of comfortable piece of furniture: my glider rocker that speaks to you as it rocks. This morning we both had a happy quiet time together in the plum coffee room.
And that was Labor Day 2014!