Monday, September 19, 2022

September Showers!

My brother-in-law asked if I wanted to meet him for breakfast at a cafe' in town.   He had to come into town to do this and that, so I said, "sure."  I ordered my usual pancakes, because they are so good, with three sausages on the side.

I haven't seen him in while, cause he was gone all Summer on a music tour in the south, and he just got home.  It was a wonderful experience for him, playing the keyboards, and visiting many different states in the south.  He sent me a couple pictures of some of the sites he saw along the way.

It was such a nice visit catching up.  He has always had a good personality, and has a knack for telling interesting and funny stories. 

He is back traveling again for a few weeks, and headed for Seattle, home of the original Starbuck's.

I told him to bring me back something, as Starbuck's is my favorite.  ; )

After breakfast, I headed over to the grocery store, and when I saw this door mat, I had to bring it home with me.  It made me smile, as this was the title of my last post.

My neighbor made some Wontons with mushrooms, pork, and ginger, and a curry and soy sauce to go with them.  She brought some over for me to try.  I didn't get a picture, cause they were so good that I gobbled them up.

I always think of my mom in September.  Maybe because it is her birth month, or maybe it's that September is a calm month for me, and she was a calm mother, or maybe it's because school starts in September, and she always went above and beyond to make her five children's school year a good one.  Whatever the reason, I think of her.  She used to make hot chocolate and toast, and when the butter would melt a little, we would dip the toast in the hot chocolate and eat it.  She kept the toast coming, and I remember having two or three slices each time.   I had some cocoa and bread and butter, so I thought about making this one day.  The only difference is that she used the Nestle Quik, which was popular when I was growing up....and still widely used today.

While I was enjoying my hot chocolate and toast, I thought about my mom.

Disney is all decked out for Halloween already, and I love this picture of Jess and Francesca making a scary face.

It's supposed to rain this week!   It's cooler now, in the 50's and 60's, and I even had to turn my heater on for a few days.  Getting my flannel shirts and sweaters ready to go.  Happy Fall!



R's Rue said...

What specialness in simplicity.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Have you got a new header? Pretty! so this is the first ever Starbucks? To me, It looks like something you would see in an English village. Really cool looking. Your brother-in-law plays with a band? Now I want toast and hot chocolate, AND I have the Nestle's Quick!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Have a nice fall too!

Carla from The River said...

Happy Autumn my dear Sheri, I always enjoy the positive I feel when I read your posts. Thank you!

Hena Tayeb said...

That memory of your mother's breakfast's is so precious.
It's nice that you and your brother in law are close. I can't imagine have a one on one breakfast with any of mine.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay you had me with the pancakes. I LOVE pancakes. lol.
The scenery your BIL sent was beautiful.
Love the Hello Pumpkin Rug.
Does your daughter have passes to Disney - Francesca looks so cute.
I can't say September has been particular calm - but maybe October.
I have never seen Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate - I am going to go look for it.
I love this season!
Love, sandie

Marilyn Miller said...

It sounds like you are ready to celebrate fall.
What a lovely memory of your mom with the hot chocolate and toast.
Love your new door mat too.
Being in the land of many Starbucks it is amazing there isn't a Starbucks in every town. I often buy small gift certificates for family members to tuck in their Christmas stockings.
Happy Autumn Days!

Patricia said...

You are having a delicious September, Sheri. I would love a feast of toast and hot chocolate - maybe I will organize it. What a nice way to remember your mother. I find little things every day remind me of my mother, and I like to have some of her thing in my house. That door mat is perfect for you, as you really do Fall and Pumpkins very attractively. That is a gorgeous picture of the Grand Canyon. I have only seen it from a plane, but I believe it is an amazing place to visit. Jess and Francesca are really getting into the Disney and Halloween spirit. Have a great week.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear Sheri!

Fall is on its way here too. It has been pleasantly warm and sunny, however, but now that my husband and I have COVID, we are having to stay inside. I tried so hard to avoid getting this...

Enjoy the ushering in of such a magical time!

NanaDiana said...

I can't believe how big your granddaughter is. She is still as adorable as ever. How wonderful that your brother was able to visit. I miss my brother (only sibling) so much--especially this time of year. My mind takes me back to the farm and all the fall things that he and I shared there.

We had toast and hot chocolate milk and did the same thing. I thought that died out with my generation but I used to do it with my own kids, too.

Love your door mat! Hugs- Diana

Louca por porcelana said...

Sweet post as ever... September is my Mom 's Birthday month too. I have spent precious time with her. She is my neighbor. We pray the Rosary almost everyday. Cute photo of your adorable girls. Hugs dear Sheri.

Pilar said...

It sounds like you're having a wondeful September Sheri! I remember the Quick Can! This takes me back to Kindergarten in the early 90's after school when I would a glass of chocolate milk made with Quick! Enjoy the cooler temps my friend! It's feels more like Summer here as we are going through a heat wave!

Jeanie said...

How lovely to enjoy that time with your brother. I enjoy September. The weather is usually much to my liking and I, too, have fond memories with it. Starting school, my last trip with my mom was in September years ago, quieter times at the lake. Loved each and every photo, too!

It's me said...

Mmmmmm…hot chocolate… also what I remember…nice to eat breakfast with your brother….enjoy fall love from me…and Leaf …πŸ€πŸ§‘πŸΎπŸ€πŸπŸ„πŸŒ»πŸŒΎπŸ‚

Tammie Lee said...

It sounds like your September is a nostalgic one.
Nice that you had a lovely visit with your BIL.
It will be 70F and sunny today before tomorrows predicted rain. But for now it is 30F and so cold. Autumn is here. Lovely day to you.

Linda O'Connell said...

The toast and hot chocolate reminded me of childhood when we made toast in the oven.
That rug is a real winner! Love your posts!

DeniseinVA said...

Cute photos of Jess and Francesca in their Halloween outfits. Neighbors are already decorating for that. Memories of your Mom and the hot chocolate and toast are very sweet. With my Mom it was porridge. Nice to get together with your brother-in-law. The pancakes looked yummy and my favorite coffee experience is Starbucks too. I love the front of that Starbucks. So pretty and quaint! And I liked your new doormat too. Enjoy the rest of your week Sheri :)

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Sheri, I enjoyed hearing about your memories of Septembers past as well as current ones. So nice to enjoy having breakfast out with your brother-in-law. It sure looks delicious. I believe I spy a photo of the Grand Canyon. What a glorious place. Francesca and Jess look so cute at Disney. How lucky they are to go there frequently. Happy Autumn, my friend. I hope you enjoy every moment!

R's Rue said...

Have a sweet fall Friday.

Pam said...

LOVE the doormat. That is cute. Glad you had a good visit with your BIL. Its always nice when you visit with someone you have not seen in a bit. I love doing that. Pancakes, my fave. Rather have that than a waffle but with that said, since I had gastric by pass I can not eat syrup. I have learned just butter is okay, but I miss the syrup...So glad you are doing well. Our temps are down, started yesterday, which was perfect for the first day of fall.

Veronica Lee said...

Sounds like you are having a terrific September.

Love the photos of Jess and Francesca.

Such a wonderful memory of your mom with the hot chocolate and toast.

Happy fall, Sheri πŸπŸ‚

Debbie Nolan said...

Sherry what a great post friend. I too love the month of Sept. It must be our age because my mom would make us toast and hot chocolate also. Sometimes on a cold winter night I find myself having this as a bedtime snack. We would put cinnamon and sugar on top of the toast for an extra special treat. Well it sounds like autumn is coming to be in your part of the woods too. Have a great weekend. So glad too that you had such a nice visit with your brother-in-law. Hope he brings you something good back from Starbucks :)!! Hugs

roughterrain crane said...

You would enjoy the special time at the original Starbucks.

Donna said...

I now am needing pancakes!!!
It's now Fall and I wish someone would tell Texas!

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