Weekend Coffee Share; October 24, 2021

Howdy! How are you doing, can I get you a cup of coffee or tea? It’s very gloomy outside but it’s a good gloomy because we have lots of clouds and are expecting some much needed rain! Tomorrow it is to rain almost all day and we really need the rain in our dry climate here in California. I have some small cupcakes for a snack to go with the coffee, can I get you one? I didn’t make them but they are really good. It was my birthday this last week and my hubby picked up the cupcakes so I didn’t have to bake for myself. I’m the only baker at home. ๐Ÿ˜€

I can’t believe there is only one more week left of October, but it’s been a very fun month. A couple weeks ago I went to Arizona to see my son and his family and I was there with my daughter who bought tickets to a comedy show. I went to babysit for that evening and it was so fun watching movies with my grand daughter and grand son. Well, my grand son went to bed and was super easy to put down which I was thankful for since he’s 19 months old and I know at that age they can be a handful. But they have a wonderful routine and that helps so much with young children. I had a blast and I’ll share a few photos.

Wolfie remembers my daughter!! He slept with her while we stayed the two nights for our weekend visit. For those of you who follow me will remember Wolfie’s brother Dublin is my son and daughter-in-laws kitty. My daughter tried to have Wolfie live with her but he was a handful and actually was eating her guinea pig hay and there were other problems and so we did some kitty swapping. I took 2 cat’s my son had (two sisters) and Wolfie was brought to live with his brother in AZ. Now my daughter adopted a beautiful black kitty she named Evie. We are all happy and the cats are all happy too! Thought I’d fill ya’ll in again and for any new followers. Haha, it was a bit of kitty drama at the time when we went through the exchanges!!

I had such a nice weekend and when I returned home my sister from Idaho came back to town with her husband because it was her husbands 40th High School reunion. It was so fun because this is my sister who also rides horses and who is the sister I adopted my horse Zack. She couldn’t take him to Idaho, so I kept him and had him until earlier this year when he passed. Now, her and I are having fun with my new horse Murphy! Together she is reminding me about bringing along a young horse. Since he is almost 3 1/2 years old now, he is learning so much every time I ride. He is like a sponge, soaking up all that he is learning. I was able to take some photos when Sharon rode and I will share a video I took as well. We had so much fun as we also took him out on some trail rides too!

Can I get you a refill on your coffee or tea? We have some Halloween candy too. We do not have Trick or Treaters in our neighborhood because it is considered a rural area. We do not have any street lights and the houses are a bit far apart so we do not have any kids that walk any of the neighborhoods in this area. They all usually drive to local residential areas to Trick or Treat. So we usually buy ourselves a couple of small bags of candy and we buy our favorites! Usually they are chocolates of some kind. YUMMY!

Back to the horses, sorry I got off on a tangent but you know, candy is always worth talking about and more importantly consuming! Haha! I was so happy I took my phone with me into the arena when I asked my sister if she wanted to ride Murphy. That’s when I was able to take these photos and the video I will share. After the arena we went out on a short trail ride and I was able to take a couple of photos out there as well. I am so proud of him and I thanked my sister so much for all her help and encouragement as he is coming along nicely.

My sister riding Murphy and he is so relaxed and now I have him on video cantering to the right. He is doing great!

I am so enjoying my time here with you and I am also enjoying celebrating my birthday this last week. My family in Arizona sent me a bouquet of flowers, they are so beautiful and smell wonderful! They arrived Saturday and my daughter sent me some fun Star Wars things as I Love all things Star Wars! Including a coloring book, The Princess Diaries by Carrie Fisher to read and these cool light saber earrings! Yes, I am a geek when it comes to Star Wars!! My hubby got me a cool Disney cookbook. I have a small collection of specialty cookbooks so this is a nice addition. I will finish up with these last photos.

I am a happy Grandma, Mom, wife and horse crazy gal! Thank you Natalie for hosting the #weekendcoffeeshare! I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and thank you for visiting with me today. ๐Ÿ˜€

~Diana โค

47 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share; October 24, 2021

  1. Happy Birthday, Diana! I enjoyed all of your photos – as usual! So glad you have so many happy events to fill your days. You can never go wrong with a few days with the grands and a visit with a sister. Murphy is looking good! Take care and have a great week!

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    1. Thank you so much Anne for the birthday wishes!! Yes, so far this year I’m visiting AZ every other month and then they visit here in-between so I’m lucky and happy I can see them this often at least!! It’s been a busy month, that’s for sure! But so much FUN! Thanks for having coffee with me ๐Ÿคฉ Have a great week too!! โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes! Here it is the morning and no rain yet. Now my weather app says noon so that storm is way North of here. I will say my son sends me videos of rain in AZ. Even though they haven’t had their usual it’s been much more rain than here!

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  2. Happy belated birthday, Diana! What a joyful October you’ve had with your family visits. Your grandchildren are adorable. Thank you for sharing your mug, cat and horse photos. Your mug has Fall colours and the horses, perfect for your blog at this time of the year in the Northern hemisphere. It’s great that your sister also enjoys horse riding and Murphy was so good with her. I bet he got a few treats afterwards. Thank you for your contribution to #weekendcoffeeshare.

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    1. Thank you for the belated birthday wishes Natalie! October has been a very fun, busy month. I’m so happy you enjoyed all that I’ve shared and yes, the mug is perfect and I Love it so much!! Thanks for hosting and for stopping by for coffee!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿดโค๏ธ

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  3. Yeah. Your birthday was on the 21st. Happy 61st birthday Diana. Wishing you long life and prosperity and every good thing this new age of yours has to offer. God bless your new age.
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    1. Thank you so very, very much Anthonia!! I am humbled by your abundance of pure kindness, you fill my heart!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ And sending many blessings and giant HUGS to you! Thank you!! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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  4. Happy birthday dear Diana ๐ŸŽ‰, what a wonderful way to celebrate and the coffee and cupcakes were delicious! Here’s to many more happy years ahead and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿงก๐ŸŽ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Xenia for the birthday wishes!! I’m so happy I could share all these fun things happening this month with you and I will definitely give Chloe and Murphy a big pat from you all!! Sending pats back to Eivor and Pearl from us! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿด๐Ÿคฉ

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  5. Funkiest light saber earrings so cool. You rock geek. Spoilt for your birthday just as you should be, Merryment belated Birthday to you, I hope your year ahead just blasts ya socks of with so many blessings. How awesome spending time with the Fam, the grandchildren treasures grow so fast, so much fun in one photo. Murphy looks amazing, he looks like he has such a smooth rhythm, It’s so great you & your sister have so much in common. All your families felines are too adorable they look ‘just so squishy’. Have a marvellously geeky fun rest of the week, my cowgal friend.

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    1. Thank you sweet pony sister cowgirl for the belated birthday wishes! You make me giggle and so fun to keep on celebrating!! Thank you for your WONDERFUL comments, yes, Murphy does have a nice smooth rhythm, so fun to ride!! Those little grand children treasures are growing so fast!! I’m so happy you stopped by and I hope you have a great rest of the week too!! โค๏ธ

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  7. It is so interesting to me that you and your sister ride alike – and that makes it likely nice for Murphy
    I do recall some of the cat drama but it was nice to get a recap and new readers need the scoop as well.
    Love the cats still lying together – ahhhhh
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much Yvette for linking me to your blog! So sweet of you!! โค๏ธ And yes, Murphy responds so kindly to my sister since we ride the same. I’ve let others ride him and you can see the confusion in his face and his responses more or less is not as smooth and he’s not as relaxed.
      Those kitty’s are so adorable and I’m glad the recap works without being redundant. Haha, I never really worry about that but nice to know regardless!! They are so soft and loveable. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ปโค๏ธ

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      1. Gia d you don’t worry about it so much and just write from your heart and feel what is needed
        And I know there is a time for less or quiet – but I have noticed in blog posts that if I sometimes take a few minutes to add something (even if it feels redundant or maybe not needed) I later see that a few readers resonated with what was said more than the images – so I am all about adding in extra tidbits just in case – folks can always skink it but those that want to read can have the option
        Okay – hope the rest of you let day is great

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      2. I love this!! Thanks for the feedback and I think we both write from the heart and like you say, I can be filling in gaps for some and others can jump ahead if they are in the know!!
        I’m so happy to be your blog friend, and glad we have gotten to know each other and I just Love your blog! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฉ

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  8. PS – I also thought of you when I went to an art exhibit last weekend. – the horses and flowers reminded me of you – and coming to this post was a prime example – horse talk and flowers – hahahah
    here is one image

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    1. Oh I didn’t know you could share a photo in the comments! Learning something every day!! That’s sooo BEAUTIFUL!! Wow, I just Love it and thank you for sharing and for thinking of me!! You are just so kind, I’m humbled and appreciate YOU!! Thank you!!

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      1. We I am so glad to be blog friends Di!
        And the way to share an image is to go knot the photo and grab the “file URL” which I think is accessed by clicking on edit image – or used to be?

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  9. I love the pictures and video of your sister with Murphy. Happy late birthday I hope it was an amazing day. I am geek for a show as well I am a ( Northern Exposure ) geek lol I have a shirt and coffee cup from the show and I have the full series on DVD.

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    1. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes!! It’s fun to keep celebrating, October isn’t over yet!! ๐Ÿ˜ Ooh and I like that show Northern Exposure, it’s so fun to geek out on stuff!! โค๏ธ

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    1. We were up at a local little town called Oak Glen and they have a bunch of gift shops and we found it in there. There were 2 horse mugs, both so pretty but this one stood out with the colors and running horses!! It was in a box and when I opened it up, surprise! There’s a small horse head inside the mug you can see as you drink your coffee!! Haha! It’s so pretty!!

      I still have the box it came in as that has pretty horses on it too and I hated to throw it away. I’ll look and see what company made it and give you that info as maybe you can buy one online!! โค๏ธ๐Ÿดโค๏ธ

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      1. The mug is made by LANG – I googled horse mugs by LANG companies, Inc and you can order this exact mug online $20 (that’s how much it cost in the store I bought it.) They have other horses mugs too, if you want a different design. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  10. Happy belated birthday, Diana. I am writing a interview post with my friends Biasini and Anne Leueen. They are giving you a shout-out in the post, so I am linking it to this lovely post. I enjoyed reading your post. We just moved from Central CA to Prescott, AZ a year ago Wednesday. And I just had a birthday a week ago. It looks like you have a great family and had a great time together. I’m so glad they gave you a shout out because it’s great to meet you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Marsha

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    1. Hi Marsha!
      Very nice to meet you and Happy belated birthday to you too! Thank you very much for letting me know about the shout out to my blog as I’ve been friends here on WP with Anne and Biasini for some years now. They are both the best, Biasini so handsome and talented and Anne such an accomplished rider among other talents!! That’s so sweet of her too. โค๏ธ๐Ÿด
      I’m so happy you enjoyed my post and I have some friends who were from here in California who now reside in Prescott, AZ. One of my friends has horse property in Prescott valley. My son and family live in Peoria, AZ and I visit often to see their 2 children, my grand children almost 2 yr old grandson and my grand daughter is 6yrs old. It’s WONDERFUL to meet you!! ๐Ÿฅฐ Diana

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      1. How lovely. We have friends who are considering moving to Chino Valley with their horses and other animals. It’s a lovely place to be. It sounds like you might get out here fairly frequently. Maybe on one of your visits, we could meet for a cup of coffee. I love meeting fellow bloggers.

        This was a super fun post to assemble. Biasini did most of the talking and Manny the back-talking. LOL. I’ve admired Anne’s blog ever since Biasini was featured. It’s good to get to know some of her friends.

        Congratulations again on being one of Biasini’s favorite blobs.

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      2. Thank you so much and I will remember to look you up on one of my visits to Arizona. I’ve yet to meet up with a fellow blogger, sounds like a fun to chat to meet over coffee!! You are definitely very inspiring!! So very happy to meet you Marsha! โค๏ธ

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