I stopped doing tags and awards a long time ago (simply not enough time), so I hadn’t thought of this one is a long time. Is it still going around? I haven’t seen it and I follow well over 1000 blogs. But I thought this one was fitting.
First published June 18, 2018
Thank you so much to Stephen T of Armageddon Cafe for the nomination! Be sure to check out his blog and give him a follow! His blog is awesome and has music! Sorry for all the shouting. I don’t actually know if he’s still active here. I haven’t seen a new post from him in ages.
Survive everything and do it with style.
-Madame from the Coffeehouse Mystery series by Cleo Coyle
I don’t drink coffee, but the Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle are some of my favorite books. They feature a coffeehouse manager who solved crimes with her detective fiance, ex-husband who is the coffeehouse’s coffee buyer, and sometimes her ex-mother-in-law Madame.
An octogenarian who survived Nazi Europe, coming to America and losing family members, the Great Depression, and the deaths of two husbands, this woman still has a sunny outlook on life. She has survived everything and done it with style. Oh, how I hope to carry myself through life like her! I have a feeling she’s cruising through this pandemic in style, too. I really need to take a page from her book.
Life is tough. It can dish out some seriously soul crushing stuff. But it can be survived, and done with grace. Take the good and the bad and be thankful for what you have. Like right now. This is clearly one of the bad things, but I am thankful my family is well and healthy and my husband still has his job and we are still secure in our home and my son managed to graduate from Kindergarten despite having to do the last 3 months of school from home.
And if you haven’t checked out these books, but love a good cozy mystery, take a look at them! The first book is On What Grounds.
I know the first one still posts! The last one moved to Korea and her life became so much more exciting that she stopped.
Survive everything (the pandemic) and do it with style! Thanks, Madame! I’ll try.