Working Remote

While my son was attending The Inventive Artist camp this week at The Toledo Museum of Art, I spent my mornings working from Black Kite Coffee, just a five-minute drive away. I’d never done the working-from-a-coffee-shop thing, but plenty of people love it, so I figured I’d give it a go… instead of driving to the Art Museum and back twice daily.

A+ would do again! Black Kite has fantastic coffee, food, ambiance, and staff!

On Monday, I ordered up my usual Americano with Splenda and attempted to camp out at a hi-top table with backless stools. That worked out for about half an hour before my 45-year-old body started to protest. Once I finished my 16oz Americano, I moved to a normal table with chairs and ordered a cinnamon roll (lower left in photo).

I decided to order a different drink every day after that, focusing on Black Kite exclusives like the Ohio Honey Lavender (HIGHLY recommend), the Aztec Latte, the OWE (Old West End) Latte, and the Peachy cold brew. I also tried some foods from local purveyors of deliciousness, including the Earthen Dragon Bakery and Vegan Taste Toledo (whose Samoa Bar I had already tried at another local coffee shop and OMG YES vegan desserts can be awesome).

Super grateful for being able to support Black Kite Coffee this week.

P.S. The spider plant on their front counter had 6 or 7 babies hanging from it on Monday. By the time I left on Friday, there was only one remaining.

P.P.S. My Memaw always said that plant starts grow better if you pinch them off and take them without asking. Just sayin’.

Up And At ‘Em

The sun has finally risen, even though it’s behind this overcast funk that just won’t quit. The cat has gotten what she wanted (breakfast) and what she didn’t really want (her morning meds). I’m not quite firing on all thrusters yet, and the cold brew won’t be ready until I get back from taking my son to day camp.

Sounds like a good time to do some freewriting.

Except my mind is a blank.

Maybe it’s a good time for some meditation practice, instead.

Usable Pockets

I know this isn’t my best side, but — huh-huh, butt? — pockets!

I extended the right welt pocket to accommodate my phone, and didn’t even bother to open the left pocket all the way.

Granted, I won’t need to wear business casual again until probably late September… but at least I’ll be ready with proper pockets when the time comes.