Coffee with Cream

Just as it seems coffee has been around forever, so it seems we have always known each other as friends. Coffee is welcomed at any occasion. It's the drink that delights kings and commoners alike, and it's the thing that brings us together across a table...or across many miles. So sit down and let me serve you a cup....

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Location: Tennessee, United States

I am a mother of 3 wonderful boys. I love coffee and coffee table books. My favorite coffee is fresh ground from Starbucks. I totally, completely without waiver support our troops. I have had the honor of knowing someone who has just returned home from the war. He is very near and dear to my heart and I love him for fighting for our freedom. I am a huge fan of the city of New York. I love the city and all it has to offer. I am originally from Middle Georgia, which makes me a Georgia Peach!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Awesome Autry's 7th Birthday...

February 18, 1999 at approximately 11:05 am, Autry Anson George slowly, but surely slipped into mine and his father's life!!! What a chore it was, but well worth every pain, contraction and breath I took!!! And this past weekend we celebrated his life here on earth for the 7th year. My cousin Pamela and I drove to Alabama to celebrate with him for the entire weekend. After all of the presents were opened and birthday cookie was ate, Pamela and I gathered all three boys and headed to the hotel we had booked. Auntie Pam got us a sweet deal on a 2 room suite with a fold out couch and kitchen for only $69!! SWEET!! We all had a great fun-filled time together. We took the boys to the mall and let them play on the indoor playground for a while and then we went to another mall so we could watch people ice skate!! Mr. Tristan said, "Mama, I want to ice skate." "But you don't know how," I said. "Yes I do!" he said. "Oh yea, and who said you did?", I said. "I DID!" : ) LOLOL My Tristan is so sweet!! I love you Tristan! And my Wyatt, well, he is such a lover. He is my lover boy for sure. If for any minute I sat down or laid down this past weekend, he was right there snuggling with me. : ) My Wyatt is a lover, not a fighter!! Now, Autry Man, he's my contemplator, my thinker, my observer...he likes everything in its place. He is alot like his Papa Reeves in that aspect. I see my Autry becoming an attorney...what'd ya think? He is doing very well in school and I am very proud of him. His favorite subjects are math and reading. He is very good at both. He's done very well as a first grader. He's so smart!!!
Outside of the terrible weather, we had a great time together for Autry's birthday. I miss them terribly, but starting in the spring, I am going to get to see them more often. Thanks you guys for a wonderful weekend. And thank you cousin Pamela for going with me...what a treat!
Here's to my 3 wonderful boys and of course, a nice, fresh, hot cup of coffee!!! I love you Autry, Wyatt and Tristan!!!!
Good Night All : ) Sherry

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I thought you might like...

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past; you can't go forward in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling...Live your life so at the end, you're the one who is smiling and everyone around you is crying.

It's easier to build a child than repair an adult.

And remember, mistakes only become HUGE when we don't learn from them.

Thanks for stopping by for a bit of cafe anyone? Love, Sherry

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy St. Valentine's Day.....

Roses are red, Violets are blue;
Autry, Wyatt and Tristan,
Mommy Loves You!!!!!!!!!!

I got the best Valentine ever this morning. I was able to tell the 3 loves of my life how much I love them this morning!! They were on their way to school with valentine cards in hand to give to all of their friends..."I have an apple for my teacher," Autry said. I bought them their cards just to help Eric out and to feel close to them since they are not nearby. They also received their Valentine gift from me...a box full of candy, plastic fish shapes full of bubble bath and fish shaped sponges for bath time, writing pads shaped like lions, tigers and bears; oh my, with pencils to match and of course a Valentine card for each. They loved it!!!! They will all have a party today at school and they are very excited!!!! What a nice surprise receiving the phone call from my boys 3, it made my day!!!! Thank You Eric for doing that...Happy Valentine's Day to you too. And Happy Valentine's Day to all who stop by my cafe....have a wonderful day and enjoy a cup of coffee!!!! With Love, Sherry

Monday, February 13, 2006

Carrot, Egg and Coffee....

A carrot, an egg and a cup of coffee...You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired fo fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose.
Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and in the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil; without saying a word.
In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me what you see." "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied.
Her mother brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. The mother then asked the daughter to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard boiled egg. Finally, the mother asked the daughter to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean mother?"
Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity: boiling water. Each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior, but after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water.
"Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg or a coffee bean?"
Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, ahve I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff and hardened heart? Or, am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hour is the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate yourself to another level? How do you handle adversity? ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG OR A COFFEE BEAN?
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet; enough trials to make you strong; enough sorrow to keep you human and enough hope to make you happy.