#WeekendCoffeeShare – Pink Pancake Breakfast

Good morning! How are you on this fine Saturday morning? Come on in and we’ll chat.

If we were having coffee, I would first share this photo taken at the end of last week. I shot this on my walk near sunset. It’s one of those shots when the phone camera exposed the photo perfectly. I love the sky and the cloud. Don’t you think the sky and clouds look the best at sunrise and sunset?

I can’t believe this! February is almost over, yet the temperature still feels like January. My backyard is still under thick slabs of ice and I am supposed transplant my broccoli seedlings in a mere 4 weeks. I may be an optimistic person but having workable soils in 4 weeks is not something I am optimistic about especially when there supposed to be another snow storm coming in a few days and the temperatures are still in the teens and 20’s.

For Valentine’s Day, there were pink pancakes served at work, something I’ve been looking forward to ever since the invitation was sent in an email. This was the plate I put together for myself. I can never turn down berries, fruit, and whipped cream, probably because I haven’t had whipped cream in just about forever.

The 28-day mood study I took part in ended this week. Multiple times each day, my Fitbit would buzz at random times asking me to record my mood in that given moment. It buzzed during the pink pancakes breakfast and for the first time in the study, I logged my mood as “Happy”. I sincerely felt happy in that moment shoving syrup-infused pancakes into my mouth while watching people converse around me.

Alas, the week couldn’t pass without a lecture from mom. It was again about how my plants are making her sick. She was complaining how my plants made the house dusty and how I’m killing her with my plants. That’s phony baloney if you ask me. Some would kill to have some greenery around the house. I feel like it was another attempt to get me to quit my therapeutic hobby of gardening.

I still can’t believe how quickly everything germinated. Most of the seeds I sowed on February 9th germinated, the quickest one being the broccoli, which germinated in 2 days, followed by asters and yarrow. I spent a little time on Thursday morning thinning the seedlings while mom was in the office. I left 2 seedlings in each cell, and will have to thin them to one when they get bigger. As of this writing, the sage is beginning to germinate and the only thing not germinating is the peppers.

Finally, I finally called my oral surgeon this week about the opening in my mouth. It’s looking like it’s another operation for me though it’s only a minor one. It’ll be in two weeks. All I can say is I’m looking forward to drinking water again without it mysteriously flowing from my nostril.

#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to see you back here next weekend.

24 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare – Pink Pancake Breakfast

    1. The surgeon called it a “sinus closure” and it sounds like it’s only supposed to take around an hour. Hopefully it’s isn’t too bad. I do have to do a 2-week regimen of antibiotics though and so far, it’s not being pleasant for my stomach.

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      1. The one I’m taking is definitely rough on my digestive tract. I’ve taken antibiotics before but none had the side effects as the one I’m taking now. I think it might have something to do with my low white cell count.

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  1. We don’t think that the sky of sunset and sunrise looks best. Especially if photographed they tend to look kitschy. By the way, everybody presents such pictures in social media.
    All the best for your surgery. We keep our fingers crossed
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Aw, those pink pancakes sound so delicious! I’m so glad you were able to enjoy this occasion and logged your mood as “happy” too. Your weather makes me appreciate mine, as it’s much warmer here and we haven’t had snow in forever.

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  3. Hi YingLan,
    That is a great photo. I too love it when my camera gets it right (recall that I’m only using my phone camera).
    I think you must be pretty good at gardening. Your success with those plants germinating so quickly are a testimony to your skills.
    Too bad your mom and that odd hole are still conspiring to mess up your day.
    Hang in there. You’ve got this.

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    1. Hi Gary, that photo was taken with my phone and it really is amazing how pretty a picture can look when the phone camera gets it right.
      Aww… I still consider myself a beginner in gardening especially in seed starting since this is only my second season of indoor seed starting. I got some new tools and equipment for seed starting this year and I think it might had helped but I was amazed that all the seeds germinated so quickly (with the exception of a few slow-pokes 😄).
      Yeah, too bad there’s always seems to be something to ruin the day. 😒


  4. I hope your surgery goes well!

    I love growing plants from seed. Haven’t done it in a few years due to lack of time, but at one point I had two steel shelving units from Target outfitted with shop lights so I could start tons of seeds indoors. It was so much fun.

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    1. I hope the surgery goes well, too, and looking forward to drinking water without it going down my nostril. 😄

      Starting seeds is sure fu, isn’t it. I find the most rewarding part to be watching them peek through the soil and the roots grow with the transparent container. 🙂


  5. I heard a counselor say on video a few months ago that one of the best antidotes to the onslaught of technology in our lives is to be outdoors with living things and second best is to bring the living things/plants inside the house. Your gardening is great mental and emotional therapy with the added benefit of producing healthy foods. Ignore your mother’s comments and keep doing something that gives you so much happiness. I’m sorry you have to undergo this upcoming surgery, and I am praying for a quick recovery.

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