Weekend Coffee Share – The reset button & crowd farming deliveries

Welcome to the Weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or tea? It is Sunday morning in Sweden when I write this. So far it’s been a very good week indeed. I worked Monday as usual, or not exactly as usual, we had an educational day with our team. My kids have a fall break this week, and I had asked for time off Tuesday-Friday to spend time with them (particularly my youngest.) The work situation at my school is often chaotic and I didn’t find out until Monday that I actually got my request approved. It’s been wonderful!

My daughter had a couple playdates during the week, we’ve been taking walks, we even went shopping for new clothes one day (that doesn’t happen very often,) we’ve been baking, we had time to have long conversations about everything one can imagine, we’ve played with LEGO, and we read many books (sitting side by side in our couch, just hanging out.) I’ve read over 1600 pages for fun, not school, or work related this week! The week have served as a reset button, sort of. 

That said, I did get up several hours before my daughter every day and worked really hard towards my degree, which also got me ahead of my schedule, a very nice feeling indeed. I believe the whole family is ready to take on these last, dark weeks before Christmas. 

On top of it all a former student’s parents sent me this beautiful bouquet and touching card. Making the week even sweeter. It made me very emotional.

We received two deliveries from the crowdfarming projects we support, one box of mango, and one box of pomegranates. We still have some left, and they are absolutely delicious. It feels luxurious to be able to indulge in all that goodness. I am so grateful. We are expecting another delivery by the end of the month, 11kg/24lbs of organic oranges! Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. How is your week?

Love,

Maria

Published by Maria

It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat; mind, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. I now reside in the region where I was born Dalarna, Sweden. I am a mom, a teacher, a minimalist and a gardener. Love, Maria

17 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – The reset button & crowd farming deliveries

  1. I am ready for some mango and pomegranate seeds! Looks great! Glad you had such a good week. It does sound like a giant reset button. And also cool that we were able to get ahead of the work for your degree. I hope you had a good weekend and have a wonderful week, even if it is a rainy work week 🙂

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    1. It has been wonderful, just wonderful. I am so grateful for this time. It goes by so fast. My daughter still wants to spend a lot of time with mom, and I doubt that is going to last forever, so I a, taking advantage 😉

      The pomegranates are perfect on top of the super sweet mango, eating only the mango by itself is almost too sweet. The two of them together is perfect. I sometimes mix pomegranates in my overnight oats, that is delicious. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Cheers to a great new week!

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed my time off tremendously, tomorrow it’s back top work again. I am so grateful for these past days with my daughter. Every passing week it feels like she is getting a little bigger, soon perhaps she won’t enjoy moms company as much as she does now…Have a great new week!

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  2. Hi Maria!
    What a wonderful week you’ve had to do all those fun things with your daughter, you are the best mama and I felt all cozy while seeing you in my mind reading on your couch together. Oh and shopping with your daughter is the best as I do enjoy these things with my daughter too. Best of times for sure! And even better being able to get your studies in early to get ahead for your degree. Such motivation, I just Love it as you are inspiring. I hope the rest of the weekend is wonderful! ❤️🐴🤠❤️

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    1. Thank you Diana! I am so grateful for this week, we needed it. Sometimes life is passing by so fast, we need to stop and smell the roses 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful weekend my friend ❤

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  3. Mango and pomegranate, yum! And that is a very nice fall bouquet, what a sweet and thoughtful gift. Sounds like you’ve had a great week, hurrah!
    We’ve had temps in the 60s-70s this week, it’s been wonderful. Most of the leaves have fallen and we’ve cleaned up the yard, which, with the wind, lasts only a day! 😀
    We’re getting a few showers today… we need more, I’m hoping we get enough to hydrate the trees and shrubs before the ground freezes.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  4. Thank you for your weekend coffee share. I’m glad you had a wonderful Fall break with your daughter. and got ahead of your studies The mangoes and pomegranates look delicious and the bouquet is beautiful. Have a great week ahead!

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  5. Hi Maria!
    It’s good to know that you’re well and happy. Your organic deliveries sound wonderful! I hope to be around more now. Have a great week!!!
    Dinah

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  6. Sounds like a lovely week (well, minus reading 1600 pages…wow – that would do me in!) and I hope this week is going just as lovely!!

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  7. Love the colours & brightness in your images as well as your outlook on your week. It sounds like you have been very busy but are still able to take time to enjoy happy moments. I take my hat off to you – to take care of the children & your home (especially when they are on break), work and get your degree…. lots of respect from me!

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  8. Looks like it has been a happy week for you and your family! Glad you are doing well. The flowers were such a beautiful surprise. And the fruit looks delicious.
    Reading 1600 pages… wow!
    Have a wonderful new week!

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