{virtual} coffee

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on May 2, 2011

If we were having {virtual} coffee this morning, or afternoon or evening even {hey, I’ll take it when I can get it} I’d offer you some of my homemade creamer that I made this weekend. Do you prefer French vanilla or chocolate almond? I suggest chocolate almond, but then again I’m slightly addicted to chocolate.

Steamy hot coffee

And yes, if you like, I’ll share the recipes.

I suppose that we’d begin by talking about the latest news. Osama Bin Laden being assassinated. I’m slightly embarrassed to tell you that I first heard about it on Facebook. Thank goodness for friends who are more in touch with the current world happenings than I am.

I would tell you that while on a normal day I would say that no one deserves to be killed, I’m glad that Osama is gone. There was so much evil in him and he spread it to far too many people. I think the world is a better place without him in it. Yet, I feel odd feeling like this, celebrating someone’s death. Yesterday an article was published on the Huffington Post, Celebrating a Death by Paul Brande that is so worth reading. My favorite quote sums up better than I can why I feel the way that I do:

His death is satisfying not only because of what he did, but because it prevents him from doing any more violence in the future in the name of religion.

So Osama is dead. While I feel relief at this news, I know that it probably won’t really change anything. In reality, someone else will probably step in and take his place. I’d like to think that there is no one as evil as this man was, but I’d only be kidding myself. I just hope that some of the people under Osama’s spell will have the chance to break away and begin again. I don’t think all of the people involved in this group are evil. I think many of them just got wrapped up with the wrong people. It happens all the time. I sincerely hope that this is their opportunity to start a new life. A better life.

Then, to lighten the mood, I’d tell you that I was really looking forward to today. Not only because of our coffee time, but because the weather is promising to warm up, and stay that way. At least for the next few days. There’s just something wrong about having to dig out hats and mittens in May. This is by far the coldest Spring I can remember.


I was browsing through some photos from last year, just before Autumn set in, and wanted to share just a few. I feel so uplifted looking at them.

Sepia tone flowers

There’s hope that good things are to come. Warmer weather. New babies. New homes? That last one may be wishful thinking.

Spring Flowers

Finally, before I refill our cups {would you like to try the French vanilla this time?} I’d tell you that I have less than 12 weeks before baby boy number two enters our lives. I don’t know how that happened. Well, I know how it happened, but I don’t know how time flew by so quickly. Yikes.

Cone flower

So tell me, how was your weekend? How do you feel abut Osama’s death? Did you find out via Facebook just like me? Does anyone out there have a Etsy shop? How long did it take you to set it up?

This post is proudly linked up with Texture Tuesday. The first photo, the coffee mug, was part of this week’s challenge. All of the photos were created using Kim Klassen’s free textures. Which are awesome. Obviously.

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