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Corner view: coffee companion
I don't suppose it will surprise anyone to discover who my coffee companion is. In fact, she is my constant coffee companion...but on this occasion, I have to admit, it was coffee and hot dogs. Not your most common combination.

I do, trust me, realize that my "corner views" are almost always posted late, and that I fly by the seat of my pants for many of them. I do have a reason for this, and the reason is that Wednesday is smack-dab in the middle of our family "weekend". Since my husband works every weekend, and has his days off mid-week, this is inevitably the time when we're madly dashing around trying to get in our quality time as a family of three before his work week begins again.

So here we were, after a particularly sunny and pleasant morning with friends at the zoo, finishing our belated coffee with lunch at Steve's Snappin' Dogs.
Here's the Q telling me to wait while she runs inside to check on our order. I love when she tells me to wait. It cracks me up.
Though the hot dogs are far and away the best in town, the thing I really anticipate when we stop in at Steve's is the fried, salted green beans. Flash-fried in oil just long enough to be as crisp as wafers, while retaining all the green freshness within. This, along with the fresh-squeezed limeade, is my favorite dish.
The Q must be growing again (though I can't think why, since at just barely two and a half, she is already taller than most three year olds, and a fair number of four-year-olds as well) because she's been packing away the food like it's her job for the past few days. I might ad (as you look in horror at all this "junk food") that she has no dietary restrictions. The Q is persistently underweight, so we let her eat anything and everything that strikes her fancy. Fortunately, she's fairly experimental with foods, as two-year-olds go, and so gets a good variety of nutrients.


Here, she is painting on the war-stripes that she so loves to wear on her cheeks...in ketchup.
Sure, I suppose there's some faint part of me that daydreams about sitting in a coffee shop with a laptop, like those neatly-attired people you often see using the WiFi connection...just dreaming away the afternoon doing work on the computer and not worrying about where the sugar packets are going. But really, I have no desire at all to be single and rootless again. Honestly, I could sit and watch my daughter lick sauce off of her fingers for hours on end. While she is not the neatest or the most tranquil coffee companion I can envision, she is far and away the most entertaining.

Now go to Jane's place and check out many, many more (undoubtedly more clever and creative) corner views from around the world!

4 comments:

monica said...

Q is so cute. I love the one of her telling you to wait. Jasmine does the exact same thing and it just kills me. Of course, when they tell us Don't move and Wait just a minute, who would dare to leave?

MotherMotherOcean said...

That meal just made my mouth water. I like the "wait!" My kid has been telling us to be quiet in Spanish.

Cavatica said...

Those green beans look fabulous! Yes, that "wait" is priceless. Who wouldn't do her bidding?

Vivian M said...

Kerri loves that coffee shop in particular, and always gets their marshmellow treat and a smoothie.
And I agree, watching Kerri is more fun that spending time on my computer!
I have to try that green bean recipe, that looks fabulous!