Category Archives: Fancy Coffee Friday

Fancy Coffee Friday: The Value of a Story

My wedding set was filthy. Dirt had worked its way underneath and into the caging, the baguettes were dull and lusterless and I couldn’t remember the last time I’d sent it for a spa day. The jeweler looked at it, … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Hiding A Multitude of Sins or Putting Lipstick On A Pig

The roof leaked. The wind blew through crevices in need of weather-stripping. The plaster was peeling from the wall paneling over which it had been slathered. But, it has become home.

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Phases of the Mood

I stared at the blank page in the notebook. All of the ideas that had zipped through my mind moments before suddenly skittered away like water gliders on the surface of a pond. The only thing remaining was a series … Continue reading

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Fancy Frappuccino Friday: Unpopular Opinions

Recently on Twitter, there has been a hashtag getting a lot of attention: #ConfessYourUnpopularOpinion. There is also the perennial #UnpopularOpinion. In either case, no matter which one you search out, you’re going to find opinions from everyday people and some … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: Weird and Complicated

Maybe the Houlihan’s at the hotel wasn’t the most appropriate location to have a conversation about family relationships. Then again, perhaps it was the best place. Whether it was or wasn’t, it was where we were when the subject came … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: On The Road

Last weekend I returned from a 16 day, 6,000+ mile road trip with my Mom and eldest Niece and Nephew. This trip was an idea I conjured up last year and pitched at the holidays. My sister’s passing in July … Continue reading

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Fancy Coffee Friday: A Stitch in Time

“We’ll try to make the scar as small as possible. Many people are self-conscious about not just the scars but having the ICD itself, so we try to keep it small and easily hidden. In fact, so many people have … Continue reading

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