Friday, August 9, 2013

Coffee Date #1

So there's this blogger, Alissa, and I've come to be a big fan.  I love her coffee dates and I decided to finally join in, not by vlog yet though because I'm not that brave.  But here goes...

Grab a cup of jo and join in... if we were having coffee, this is what I'd tell you about my week...

First, I'm drinking home-brewed Starbucks willow coffee with a white mocha creamer (yum!) and I'm still in my pj's.

I'm sitting on the couch, Jude's taking a nap and Jack's playing with his train set on the kitchen table.

This week has been rough for us.  Joel's been working insane hours since the inmate escaped from the prison, yes you read that right.  Joel's already put in around 60 hours and today is just now Friday.  Everyone keeps saying, "ohhhh just think of all that money."  Sorry, but fuck the money!  Seriously, I just want Joel home!  Not helping.

Apparently they have video footage of the guy stealing a truck so he's getting desperate and reckless, I hope they catch him soon so things can get back to normal for us.

This is where I'd say I'm not going to be a Debbie Downer anymore and move onto other things...

Jack starts preschool soon!  It's hard to wrap my head around, which reminds me I still need his pediatrician to sign off on his medical stuff.  He bought his first backpack- camo colored and he's so pumped.  He's in the bumblebee class.  Oh and his first season of soccer starts soon... totally pumped for that since it was my first love growing up.

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you next week is my birthday, the big 2-6.  And I have no idea what we're doing, but I told Joel the only thing I want is a porch swing.  My parents have a wood one that my grandpa made sitting in their garage and Dad already said I could borrow it.  So they just have to set it up, that's all I want, seriously!

See I'm easy to please.  Okay, maybe Cheesecake Factory too ;)

If we were having coffee I'd tell you I'm planning a double birthday for the boys next month.  They're only three weeks apart, why not?  I'll have separate parties when someone complains.  Jack will be five, and Jude the big 1!  It's going to be circus theme and I'm super excited.  We're having it at our place and we're talking about getting the boys a trampoline and playground.  Of course it depends on the budget, but we have zero outdoor toys for them and we have BOYS!  They need something to help burn off all that energy.  I'm designing their invites and it's going to be a huge party.

Ek, I almost forgot Jack wants a lizard or other type of creature for his birthday so we're in the market for one, any suggestions welcome.  No snakes!  We want something easy to care for, not too expensive, and durable.

If we were having coffee I'd tell you work isn't going as smoothly as I'd like.  Fitting in the time to edit with Joel's schedule is rough.  I moved my desk into the bedroom to have more privacy but after we have coffee I'm moving it back out to the living room.  I'm just going to have to devote my mornings to it while the boys play.  While it's rough finding the time to edit, it's going really well and I'm happy with my new site, just need to work on the mobile end of it.

Joel?  We're doing good, we're in desperate need of a date night though.  I'd love to go to a drive-in-movie or canoeing!  I'd also like to invite more people over so can just hang out at home.  Make this place more fun and more of a haven.  Did I mention next month is our six year wedding anniversary?  We're also in the market for a kickass babysitter.  One that can drive! lol  Maybe I should go butter up to the neighbors who live down the hill... I think they have a teenager or two.

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you I'm doing the couch to 5k program and ask if you'd like to run a 5k with me next Spring.  No I'm serious! haha.  I've been working out everyday and eating super healthy and trying my best to get a full night's rest.  Never thought I'd turn to the treadmill when I was stressed, but it's helped me a lot this week with everything we're going through since the inmate escaped Monday.  It's hard understanding all these emotions I'm having.

But, enough about me, what about you?


  1. I love the cyber coffee chat...but would love to have a real one too! It sounds like your sched is busy, busy. Maybe I need to drop in some evening with a bottle of wine for a vino date?!

    I am selling our trampoline...let me know if you are interested. The price is right (for you) XXOX

    1. Ditto the real thing! I'm always up for coffee :) Did you get my email?

      And I'm interested! What's your price? Does it have an enclosure (net)? Let me know!

  2. Oh I love this idea!! Very cool. You should def get brave and do a vlog sometime but I think it's brave just to write all this stuff down. I have been taking bravery notes from you and opening up more on my blog. I'd love to have coffee with you sometime :) Oh and happy birthday soon! You're a Leo huh? Of course you are. This is why we'd be fast friends. All my great friends are Leos. Well, most anyway. Hope things get more calm on your end. hugs!

    1. Thanks Becca, I always love to hear from you! And yep, a Leo! :) Off I go to go read your blog!


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