This morning I popped into at Starbucks around 8 a.m., wrote my morning blog post and awaited the arrival of my friend Cara at 9 a.m.
Since I love cappuccinos, Melissa recommended that I try a misto the next time I stopped by Starbucks. A few of you chimed in after her comment, echoing her recommendation and when I found out a misto is cheaper than a cappuccino, I was sold.
I ordered a grande misto with one pump of vanilla syrup and must say I am a fan!
For those of you in the dark about caffè mistos as I was, a misto is simply coffee with steamed milk. (Cappuccinos are espresso and steamed milk with foam.) They’re also know as café au lait in France and café con leche in Spain. I shall call them café con delicious.
My coffee date with Cara was a lot of fun!
Cara is the owner of Vitalize Nutrition, a health food, vitamin and supplement store in Ocala. Cara and I got together this morning to chat and discuss the Junior League of Ocala. Last year Cara joined Junior League, a charitable nonprofit organization of women, dedicated to promoting volunteerism and improving communities through action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Cara saw that I have an interest in volunteering and becoming more involved in the Ocala community on my blog and offered to tell me more about it. Since my volunteering with the Taste of Ocala ended last month, I’ve been on the lookout for something new and wanted to learn more about Junior League from someone who is directly involved.
I must admit, I had Junior League stereotyped in my head based on the only knowledge I had of the organization which came from the portrayal of the Junior League in the book The Help. It was not the best impression, but I loved what I read about Junior League online and it seems like a great way to get to know professional women in Ocala who are passionate about volunteering and active in the community.
Cara had great things to say about the organization and I’m hoping to attend a mixer toward the end of the month to meet some of the members and learn more. If you are or were at one time a member of your local Junior League, I’d love to hear your thoughts! I know chapters vary a lot, but I’d love to learn more.
Lunch today was yummy, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating the exact same thing for dinner tonight since I made a very large portion, so I’ll save blogging about that meal for later so you guys don’t fall off your chair from boredom.
June Book Club
The winning book for the PBF June Book Club with a whopping 64 percent of the votes is…
I am really pumped that this book won because I’m actually about a quarter of the way through it already. I started reading it last week and really love the writer’s laid back, conversational writing style and humor. I’ve laughed out loud a handful of times and flagged a bunch of pages because there’s a lot I’m excited to discuss that I’ve read in the book already, like the fact that humans used to walk, on average, eight to 10 miles a day. Oh how our lifestyles have changed!
Just a reminder that we’ll be discussing the book on July 2 on the blog and the book club is open to anyone and everyone. Be there!
P.S. The Blog Travel page was updated today!