Every now and then when one of the kids asks, “Where are we eating tonight?” Robbie’s response is, “The Johnson Cafe.” I cook almost every night and we only eat out 1-2 times a week, usually on the weekends. I have been working on my patio and trying to make it look like my own little outdoor bistro, so I guess I could call it The Johnson Cafe! Last year I bought an old dining table at a goodwill-type place. I painted it with outdoor paint and my neighbor drilled a hole in the center for my umbrella. The bench is from a thick piece of wood on top of concrete planters. I know it’s not all “matchy-matchy” and that’s the way I like it.
My Bunko group played at my house recently and we ate outside – it was really nice. Most mornings lately I take my coffee out there and spend some time alone before the kids are awake. I plug up my little fountain and just have some quiet moments before the noise starts – I really like that time!