bringing back "coffee and..."


My friend Elaine has the sweetest term for that special time women have sitting around the table and sharing life.  It's a phrase she learned from her mom.  It's called, "Coffee and..." time.  Coffee and a cookie and a little conversation...Coffee and a tissue and a little encouragement...Coffee and advice and a little motivation...You get the picture.  

I think that's something sorely missing in women's lives today.  Coming together to encourage each other as we share the every day struggles and joys in our lives.

(Elaine - left and Debbie - right)

My time with my new blogging friends this weekend was wonderful.  We shopped and ate and shopped some more.  Then we came back to my house for some coffee and... a little dessert and a lot of conversation.

(Kris - left and Shelly - right)

I'm sure that all of us left behind a long list of things we needed to get done that day but nothing that couldn't wait as we fed each others souls and shared the Christmas spirit.

We are already planning our next time together after the holidays.  I say it's time we women fought to bring back our "coffee and..." time.  I know it's a different time, a new era but in so many ways I think we need to be there for each other now more than ever.  Don't you agree?


  1. I agree! I remember ladies having "coffee and" and I have always loved the idea. I'll be right over!

  2. Oh yes..that is important time to schedule in. I have 2 friends that I meet twice a month just for that reason. I cherish that time with them. Loved this post. Very refreshing. Deb=^..^=x4

  3. What a sweet post, I sure enjoyed reading it. Lovely, sentiment:)

  4. How nice to get together and share time with good friends.
    Friends are wonderful to lift us up and be there for us when we need a shoulder.
    So happy for you that you had an opportunity to spend time with your gal pals :)

  5. there is nothing like getting together with the girls & catching up. fun!! (:

  6. That is so nice that you all got together and had time to just chat. It looks like you all had a great time together. I enjoyed looking at the pictures!!

  7. Coffee such a wonderful idea! Looks like you all had a terrific afternoon!

  8. Coffee and time...I love that. I am a big coffee person, I love having coffee with friends and family, just having good fellowship with each other. Looks like all of you did just that! !

  9. Coffee and Time....priceless time spent with wonderful NEW friends. God orchestrated our meeting and YOU are a heaven sent blessing of a friend........



  10. I couldn't agree more about "coffee and..."! What a wonderful thing for ya'll to do together!
    That has inspired me to call up a couple girlfriends of mine! :)
    Merry Christmas

  11. I do think it's so great you were able to get together and share and become even closer friends.
    Yes, it is missing in todays busy lives. You just have to make it happen!
    Your table looks so lovely. I'm sure all enjoyed their time at your home.

  12. Patty, it was such a wonderful day. Ending it at your home, with Coffee and, was perfect. You are a delightful hostess, and I am honored to call of you ladies my friends!
    XO Kris

  13. Looks and sounds as if you all had a wonderful day. Your house looks lovely and cosy.

  14. I could not agree more. Wish I had that out here. :o)

  15. I so miss the days when I lived near my friends and we had those "coffee and . . ." days. Looks like you had a wonderful day, and I now have some new blogs to visit. Your Christmas decor is gorgeous.

  16. hello
    lovely post!!!!it sounds you have had
    a wonderful time with your friends.your home looks very cosy.i love the red color on your table.
    and yes coffee and such a great idea.
    have a wonderful advent time,
    love regina

  17. That's wonderful! It's so good to carve out that girl time and it's so easy to put off doing it.

  18. How nice! It was wonderful that you could get together.
    I remember, when I was growing up, that my mom and two (or maybe three) of her friends would get together for lunch once a week. They would take turns hosting. They were all stay at home moms back in the 60s/70s. Maybe it helped keep their sanity.

  19. Oh this is such a great post. Yes!!! I know I am missing that in my life. More regular connection with other women just feeds my soul and I feel so blessed to have met you Patty. If you had not invited me over that day I would not have got to know your wonderful nurturing spirit. You just have a way that makes people feel so welcome and comfortable. Thanks Patty for becoming my friend. I know we will be friends for a very long time. Plus we live so close and how great is that. Can't wait until your retirement. Coffee and very often I think.

  20. It looks like you had a wonderful time! I miss those days of leisure with my friends...

  21. I so totally agree! I spend most of my time at home and don't get out very often but I am craving to have some "coffee and..." time.
    After the first of the year, I hope to find some blogging friends who live in my state of Oklahoma just for that very reason. Any of your blogger friends from Oklahoma?? :)

  22. Oh! This is the thing I miss most about teaching . . . time over coffee with my sister-friends! You've inspired me! Now I'm more determined than ever to carve out a morning or two for that over the Christmas break!



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