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“Coffee is hot and fresh,” said the snow-coloured lips

I woke with my head on my arms bent over at the table. My body felt as if I’d slept there a full week through. I creaked my eyes open and scanned around. I’m nose to nose with my ivory coffee cup, or I would be if coffee cups had noses. I stared off the end of my nose assessing my memories of this cup when it opened its eyes. Two eyes, the brightest white I had ever seen. White eyelashes, white iris and pupil, the works. The cup blinked at me. Then its beautifully shaped snow-coloured lips moved, “Coffee is hot and fresh.” Its white eyebrows wiggled as I screamed and pushed back so hard, I overturn my chair and found myself with my feet and legs flailing in the air like I’m an overturned turtle.

If we were having coffee, I would remind you that for 2023 I’m starting my coffee share posts with a running story themed around enchanted coffee (posted at the top in italics).

If we were having coffee, I would share with you that I have a mother and son lunch date planned. I also have a lunch date with a friend this weekend. I am looking forward to both. It is shaping up to be a good weekend. Friday night movie night is scheduled to be the new Top Gun movie with snacks. There will be editing, reading, board games, and puzzle.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you if you could recommend a book that’s title starts with the letter U? I’m preparing for the April A-to-Z challenge and need a letter U idea.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you about your week?

By Shari Marshall – 2023

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup. Coffee share #3 in 2023.

25 thoughts on ““Coffee is hot and fresh,” said the snow-coloured lips

  1. Sounds like a great weekend planned!
    Oh, for a book title with letter U, I have a good one. I liked it a lot and did a post about it a couple of years ago.
    It’s “Utopia” by Lincoln Child

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    1. “Utopia” sounds good from the title. But when I looked it up, I can’t find it in mass market. Found it for Kobo, but I have a Kindle. I’m going to note the title down though and keep looking. Thanks for the title!


  2. Sounds like nice weekend plans. I’ve got plans to prepare the Grands a Valentine care package for mailing & go on a nice long walk with husband & dog. #Weekendcoffeeshare

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  3. Fun weekend plans! If you read memoirs, take a look at “Up from Slavery” book. “Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day”. I borrowed it from the library. Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

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    1. I don’t read memoirs often, only if someone points me at a good title. I’m going to look it up. My older son has been bringing home historical memoirs from the library, so he might read ittooo. Thanks, Natalie. Have a great weekend.


    1. I typically start trying to pick my A-to-Z topic for the previous year after I finish the current year’s challenge. Then I have time to start thinking about what posts might look like. This year, because I’m planning to do book reviews I’ve been prepping for a while. I enjoy the networking that A-to-Z offers, but I do agree it is time-consuming.
      Thank you for the Goodreads link. I’m going to check it out now.


    1. I’m not a fan of the original Top Gun movie, but to be fair I haven’t watched it in years. I wouldn’t have picked Top Gun 2 for movie night myself. My husband is a big fan and he came home with the DVD and was pretty excited so . . . I really liked Top Gun 2. I enjoyed it so much that I’m wondering if I need to re-watch the first one and see if my opinion has changed.


  4. Hi Shari
    Yea – I’m late this week to get back to what I meant to do last weekend.
    Life happened. . .
    Gotta say, I love what you’re doing with the enchanted coffee cup theme. Makes my own imagination spin and today – the image of you squirming like an upside down turtle was pretty funny, but I’m tempted to offer you a virtual hand up.
    And you’ve left me trying to figure out what books I’ve read that start with either ‘universe’ or ‘university’.
    I may be back as my dark black tea cuts through the fog.

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