If we were having coffee I’d quickly usher you inside, take your soaked rain coat, wave you into the direction where you can leave your rain boots while rambling about the weather. The dreadful weather that has found it’s way to the east coast should scamper away soon. Nevertheless it is here now. Over the last few weeks I’ve offered you cooler drinks but my mind is telling me coffee will be just fine today. While the coffee is brewing please feel free to get comfortable on the couch. Throw your feet up, lay back, and relax. There’s so much we need to chat about! Here’s a nice hot cup of joe. Sip or guzzle. I’ve got plenty where that came from.
How was your week? Were you impacted by this, now, tropical storm on the east coast? Did you do anything fun or exciting? Although my hope is that life didn’t get you down…did life get you down?
If we were having coffee you’d probably inquire about how my staycation has been. It’s been really good. A week away from work is always a plus. Not that I dislike my job-but we all need a break at times. I’d tell you I spent the 1st two days of the week re-braiding my hair. Having my hair braided saves so much time and aggravation in the mornings. However, it is a 10 – 13 hour process when I take on the task myself (which is normally). Going to a salon could cost $150 – $200 to have it installed. If you’ve ever had coffee with me before you know that’s not an option I’d chose on a regular day. Though the process is grueling it is also very much worth it.
I know you’ve gotten really comfy over on the other couch but I have something to show you. Anyone who knows me knows I have NO issue with receiving used items. Not too long ago I was speaking to someone about wanting a new flat top range. Would you guess a friend of a family member called to tell me I could have their used range! Apparently, they replaced their appliances with stainless steel. Yes! Yes! Yes! I’ll take it! LOL. No shame in my game. It fits well in my kitchen…colors and all! I was very thankful!
While you were already up and moving around I’d offer you more coffee. Did you see our new command center on your way into the kitchen? Of course you did but I was too busy ranting and raving about the stove you didn’t get a chance to ask about it. You can check it out here. I absolutely love it! It is my prayer that it helps us stay organized this school year!
If we were having coffee I’d tell you we took several day trips during this staycation. Crabbing, amusement park, and an animal park (much like a zoo). There were plans on visiting the near by beach but Hurricane Hermine had different plans. #mothernature Missing the beach trip didn’t disappoint me too badly seeing as my skin breaks out from being in the sun too long. That weirdness didn’t start until after I gave birth to my daughter. Sunscreen is no match for the sun as far a my skin is concerned lol. (I honestly should mention this to my doctor the next time I go…I know I know my daughter is 6…I’ll do it!) My daughter rode her first “big girl” roller coaster at the amusement park. It was a rather hilarious event. Her facial expressions coupled with her screaming and vowing to hurl during the whole ride was funny! After she got off she was ready to go again. Unfortunately I had been battling a headache all day so she was able to ride one more roller coaster before we headed out. She wanted a funnel cake and my son wanted dippin dots (those things were $6 for a tiny cup…sigh) so we grabbed those and left. By the last day of mini trips my son decided to bow out so I allowed him not to go. He had been a trooper. (You know how teenagers can get lol)
In addition to the many day trips we took the other thing I enjoyed was being able to cook breakfast a few mornings. This is an activity that I miss out on Monday – Friday. My work day begins at 7:30. This means we get up at 5:15 and head out by 6:30. There’s really no time to sit down and enjoy breakfast together on a normal day.
Orientation for school was this past Tuesday. While I wasn’t very happy with some news I received at my son’s school I was happy to know he had teachers that understood my concerns. At this point I’ve given the teacher’s my word to “try”. However, if it does not work out I’ll be setting up a meeting with the principle AGAIN! *Funny story* After voicing my concerns one of my son’s new teachers offered me a job as an assistant. In all honesty if I didn’t have a good job I would take it. The school systems in our area leave much to be desired. Truthfully, I may have been able to help. (o plus our city doesn’t pay well 😦 perhaps this is why the school systems isn’t top notch huh)
If we were having coffee I’d tell you yesterday was hard. Really hard. I’ll save you the burden of the specifics. What I will say is…I have faith that I’ll be fine. Some times the hardest thing to do is exactly what needs to be done. I hope things will work themselves out but if they don’t…thankfully, I’ve grown over the years and so I’ll recover as I always do! 🙂
Sharing coffee with you is one of the things I look forward to doing every weekend. Thank you for stopping by. Later this weekend I’ll stop by your venue to have coffee with you!