Share Your World – #52

It’s time for another installment of Cee’s Share Your World. Here are my answers to this week’s questions:

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

While I don’t eat ice cream very often, I have a lot of favorite flavors. Here goes:
– Moose Tracks
– Coffee (and any variation thereof)
– Peppermint
– Ben and Jerry’s Americone Dream
– Also B&J’s Cherry Garcia
– Red Bean Mochi Ice Cream

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

I would make reservations to the 8 course New Year’s Eve dinner at our local bistro. I’ve always wanted to go, though I don’t know if I could justify the $75 per person dinner. I find it hard to finish a regular meal.

 Have you ever been drunk?

Tipsy once. I didn’t like the feeling, so I’ve been careful ever since. I also drove my college roommate home from a bar after she’d overindulged in tequila shooters. After stopping a few times, helping her stagger to the room, and watching her spend the night on the bathroom floor I decided I never wanted to get drunk. I prefer the feeling of self control.

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is… 

Food. I’ve eaten way too much of it this past week. I feel like I’m busting at the seams.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am very grateful to have had my whole little family together, if only for a few days. I’m also grateful that it has expanded to include  my new daughter-in-law along with her mom and brother.

In the upcoming week I look forward to not having to plan any trips or buy any presents. I need some rest.

Thanks again, Cee, for the great questions.


Wishing you all peaceful end to 2016!

Ovation Coffee

Sunshine and I made the drive up to the airport yesterday. Another visit had passed much too quickly. Between a road trip, a wedding, and Christmas, the time flew by. Now that Christmas was over, everyone but me had gone back to work. Sunshine had taken more time off than she was allotted in her new job, but we’d managed to pack a lot into our short time together. We had walked downtown Flagstaff and the red canyons of Sedona. We had shopped our local stores and hit our favorite coffee spot. We had spent a week laughing and talking and singing to Christmas songs in the car (tormenting the boys in the process). We had cooked and cleaned and wrapped. It was all over with much too soon.

We had time for one last cup of coffee before she caught her flight. Sunshine directed me down to the Pearl to a place that she assured me got rave reviews on Yelp, Ovation Coffee and Tea.

This is not your ordinary coffee shop. Though some variation of lattes and Americanos are on the menu, everything had a Moroccan twist. I asked about the Moroccan spices and the barista listed cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, pepper among others. Now was not the time for that same old cup of Joe. My daughter, who I recently found out considered our coffee dates to be our version of the Gilmore Girls, had led me to a delicious coffee heaven where her show could be played out complete with the requisite coffee bowls in place of mugs. When our steaming, beautiful bowls of coffee were placed between us, I looked up at this woman who used to be my little girl and felt an overwhelming sense of pride and love. Though the miles may separate us and the days between our visits seem long, we will always manage to pack laughter and love and coffee into our time together.


This tasted like coffee and a really good, not too sweet cookie. Delicious!

Inspired by real events…

and the Daily Post’s prompt: Ovation