Ahhh… I love waking up to a sunny day. It just makes my heart smile and my face too. And we’ve been having a dearth of coffee around here as we wait for a shipment from a cute café in the Netherlands.
We bought some beans when we were there in April, and they were amazing, so we decided to order more from there when we ran out of our wine-barrel-finished beans a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, they’ve taken a lot longer to get to us than I’d thought they would, and I haven’t bought any more beans in the meantime. So we’ve been going coffee-free in the mornings, and we sure have been missing it. Oh, coffee, so roasty and warm.
Since it’s been over a week since our coffee ran out, we decided to head to a local café this morning and get cappuccinos. After all, Michael has a gift card for there that he’s had since his birthday at the end of March, and we hadn’t used it. It’s about time.
It was about a 4-block walk to the café Grau, and we couldn’t go inside because of a step at the entrance, but no matter. It was so nice and sunny and crisp outside that just taking them to go was perfect. Crunchy leaves, a fluffy scarf with a light sweater, yoga pants. How much more Midwestern-fall Americana can it get. Seasonal nostalgia follows the Midwestern wanderer wherever he finds himself in the world.
It’s a good thing this part of the floor was clean. I have to dust the floors today. It’s disgusting how filthy wooden floors get.
Hammer dulcimers also get filthy from dust when you leave them out every day, just waiting to be played. This is Michael’s instrument, and I love it when he plays.
Speaking of which, here he is now! He has a short work day today because he put in a few hours over the weekend. He’s really into the rugby season. I think he’s watched every single game.
And here is a view of a few of our neighbor’s plants. Their balcony juts out below ours, so if I look down I get to vicariously enjoy the greenery that lines the entire balcony. It’s nice to have plants, but I can only manage one at a time. I am houseplant inept.
The city of Fellbach sends you her morning greetings, wherever you are in the world! And we send our greetings as well.
All our love from Germany,