Coffee Talk 09.22.19 ☕️

Good morning! I hope everyone is having a relaxing and refreshing weekend… or at least a productive one.

We’ve had a lot going on, but it’s been nice to be out and about doing fun things on such a pretty weekend. We’ve had the most gorgeous weather lately — sunny and dry and mild temperatures. Although our little fall respite seems to have ended, and we are headed back into the high 80s today.

I’m not about to complain, though. It will be cold soon enough. I enjoyed those few brisk days and had fun breaking out some of my fall clothes, but I’ll take a few days of warmer temps before they settle back down again, which they are sure to do. I love warm weather, and I’ll hold onto it as long as I can.

So how have we been enjoying this unseasonably warm weather? We went to see Downton Abbey on Friday night at an old neighborhood movie theater in downtown Phoenixville, and before that we grabbed dinner at a restaurant across the street. They had the front open to the street, and we could have had a table outside on the sidewalk, but we opted to sit inside beside the open wall/window.

Our food was a bit of a letdown, but the wine was good (I had a rosé) and it was a gorgeous night. We walked around for a bit afterwards before heading into the theater.

The movie was meh — sorry, I just didn’t love it. I know a lot of people did. There were some good one-liners (mostly between Violet and Isobel, of course) and they tried to tie up the storyline a bit at the end — at least with the Crawley family. But I could have done without the whole servant storyline, and even the stuff with the family seemed kind of contrived.

But I’m glad I saw it, I guess. At the very least, it was fun to go out and see a movie. We rarely go to the movie theater anymore.

Yesterday I did some work and we ran the kids around for various things, and I finally got to the garden store to buy some fall plants. I planted a few of my planters, and I need to finish up this afternoon.

I also think I need a few more plants. I want to go to a bigger place — maybe Lowe’s or Home Depot and see if I find some more variety.

Then last night we went to my daughter’s marching band performance, which was fun, and we met friends for dinner afterwards.

I try to eat healthy when we eat out, but last night I went for comfort food — meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans. It was so good, and totally worth the two pounds that showed up on the scale this morning. Haha!

If we go out after church today, I will be sure to get a salad. Meanwhile, I need to get myself ready to go running. I have plenty of carbs banked up from last night, so it should be a good run.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend! And for those of you down in Texas and other areas experiencing devastating flooding, I’m praying for no more rain. I hope at least everyone is safe.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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18 Responses

  1. Love your Coffee Talk segments. Nice to hear what you’ve been up to without reading about your religious beliefs as posted by many other bloggers on Sundays. Thank you. We don’t all share the same beliefs, after all.

    1. Jan – I completely agree!! I find that I end up just deleting most fashion bloggers’ Sunday posts. I read them for fashion content, not their religious commentary…

  2. Too bad about Downton Abbey being a let down. Its on my bucket list to see. There are so few good movies out there. Sometimes by dragging out story lines, the quality suffers. Enjoy your warm weather!

  3. Thank you for another great message… BTW I love that you talk about your life including God.. I myself have a relationship with him. After we got home from Church I started cooking a roast beef dinner for tonight’s supper. You know I will be at the gym after that meal. 🤣😂Haha God bless you! Thank you for all you do!


  4. Wow! I was shocked to see someone complain about blogger speaking about their religion beliefs. If you ask me more people need God in their life. Sounds like your having a great weekend, enjoy your Sunday.

  5. I too, was suprised that someone would comment on you talking about God. I love to hear you mention your relationship with Him. Its not like you are preaching, its just a part of your everyday life which I and others enjoy hearing about. Thanks for all the hard work you put into your posts, Jo-lynne!

  6. Everyone is different. One of the reasons I follow Jo-Lynne, Cyndi Spivey and Kay Harms is because they are Christians! 

  7. It sounds like y’all have had a good weekend!  It was 50 again this morning, which was great front porch sittin weather.  Like up there, the heat has returned, but the humidity is low, thank goodness.  I can see Fall in nature.   

  8. I’ in Crosby Texas a small just outside Houston. We hD tons of rain and some of my friends flooded. We were blessed high and dry in our new house. Love your wardrobe ideas and your newsletter Thank you for caring about us.❤️

  9. It’s good to have company on the scale thing. Enjoy one comfort food meal and BAM there it goes up 2 pounds. Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts headed our way down here in the Houston area. We are blessed to have so many great people who come to help such as Chick Fil A handing our sandwiches to stranded drivers on our flooded freeways and local streets. Not so sure what the government is doing but we in Texas and other places in our wonderful country are a resilient lot and take care of our own. Not to sound preachy, but I love your comments on your spiritual life and Cindi’s BFTH too. Never understood people who can’t appreciate someone saying something positive.

    1. I like to keep my Sunday’s different from the rest of the week and enjoy when blogger’s do that as well. Glad you are safe and dry.

  10. Agreed-some of the Downton Abbey plot lines were contrived but I was willing to overlook it because t was so beautiful and like being back with old friends again. A happy diversion from all the bad news in the world these days.

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