Just like every month, I’m joining Erin today for a coffee date. Wanna come?
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I completely missed our coffee date. It was Monday, if you must know, and I was still recovering from our quick Chattanooga road trip. I blew you off in favor of a little more sleep.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that Ella’s competition went so well. I haven’t talked much about her season, but the last few weeks have been rough. Her first performance was so good and they won almost everything they could have. Following that with two lackluster performances was hard. She’s easily discouraged and it took some major pep talks to survive the last few weekends. Everyone needs a good dose of humility, so we’ve been talking a lot about being a good sport and having a good attitude and not letting awards dictate our feelings. Parenting is hard stuff and I’ve been struggling with figuring out this whole “big kid” thing.
If we were on a coffee date, I would ask if we could keep talking about Ella. Fourth grade has been such a walk in the park for her and I’m nervous about how she’ll do next year. She is so bright and I think I’m only just realizing how much smarter she is, than I was at ten. I want her to be challenged and engaged (and not bored) and I hope I’m doing everything I can to advocate on her behalf. I would ask if you have any experience with highly gifted kids and how to keep them interested in learning.
If we were on a coffee date, I would ask you to pray over a situation for me. Don’t you hate it when people share unspoken prayer requests or are evasive in blog posts? I get it, it’s ridiculous, but I’m not in a position to share yet. I would ask you to pray for clarity and that I can see clearly where God is leading in this situation. I would also ask you to forgive me if I never decide to share more that that.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that Josh and I are toying with the idea of a big trip. We’ve already made plans for a midweek getaway to celebrate our anniversary in August (fifteen years!), but we’re thinking about something bigger. We haven’t been on an international trip together since our honeymoon and even then, it was only Mexico. The girls will be traveling without us for Spring Break next year, so we’re trying to decide whether or not we should take advantage of our time alone. Morocco is at the tippy top of my list, but we’re leaning towards something European in nature.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I got a new computer this week. I would also mention that we don’t have a computer at home (aside from Josh’s work computer) so my laptop for work doubles as my laptop for home. It’s bright and shiny and I love it already, even if there is a steep learning curve. I’m trying to figure out Lightroom and the newest version of Illustrator, but YouTube tutorials are my jam.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I abandoned my second book of 2017 and I don’t feel guilty about it. I did survive five hours of monotone audio before deleting it from my phone, so I do deserve a medal. The premise was great and it contained some good information, but it was way too technical and I don’t need that kind of pressure in my life. Give me narrative non-fiction any day, but textbooks are not my thing. If you have a recommendation for a book about sugar that isn’t comparable to reading and IKEA instruction booklet, I’d be forever grateful.
If we were on a coffee date, I would remind you about the Little Letter Link-Up. It’s this Friday and I would love for you to join. Not familiar with Little Letters? Check out a few previous posts to see what all the fuss is about.