Just like every month, I’m joining Erin today for a coffee date. Wanna come?
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I am worried this post is a little repetitive. You assured me last month that you like all the recap and update posts, but it’s likely a little overkill that I posted two of them within thirty minutes.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I’m drinking my coffee at home these days. Since we moved and are house sharing with my parents, I drink coffee much more regularly than before. I can always get someone to share a pot of coffee with me. For example, I fell asleep for thirty minutes watching television tonight and I knew I needed a pick me up. I started making a pot of coffee and my dad said, “Yes, please!” I’m currently downing my second cup and this coconut creamer is life.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that living with my parents for the last seven months has pretty much been a dream. We all still laugh when people ask us how it’s really going, because the answer is: perfectly. Josh likes to joke with my mom about how great having a live in nanny is. My dad loves that I cook him food almost every single day. I love that I have two men who will work on my DIY projects. The girls love coming home after school everyday. We all love that the pool is in our backyard and we can take full advantage any time. I’m pretty sure my parents will be moving out within a few weeks of our vacation and it’s all a little bittersweet. We’ll be buying the house and making it our own very soon, but we are going to miss these sweet days together. They will only be across the driveway and I’m sure I’ll still cook them dinner almost every day, but I’ll miss coffee dates with my mom in the morning and the blaring television that my dad always forgets to turn off.
If we were on a coffee date, I’d tell you that I’m mildly frustrated with my husband. Really it’s a me issue, I’m just irritated that he’s already at the beach and I’m not. He keeps sending me texts and photos of all the fun times and I just want him to be bored and eat sandwiches until I get there. See? A me issue.
If we were on a coffee date, I would show you a picture of our puppy. I would tell you all about how we lay in bed at night and talk about her. I would tell you that I’ve been ready for a new dog since January, but Josh has only just come around. I would tell you that we’ve watched countless hours of YouTube training videos, ordered new books, and researched natural puppy food (yes, that’s a thing). It’s been over thirteen years since we’ve trained a puppy, so we need help.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that we still miss Beemer something fierce. Weeks go by without thinking much about her and then somebody says or does something that reminds me I haven’t rubbed her belly in eighteen months. Twelve years is a really long time to share a bed with an 85 pound dog — it still feels very empty without her here. Sophie regularly visits her grave and sings her songs (yes, I know she’s adorable) and her collar is still hanging on my rear view mirror. We’re hoping tiny feet on hardwood floors will soothe that ache just a bit.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I’m really nervous about the whole Beautycounter thing. I would tell you that even though I love to see other women creating careers for themselves through direct sales, that I also loathe the emails and Facebook messages filled with sales pitches. I know how hard it is to put yourself out there and I secretly admire those girls so much, even though I’m not interested in body wraps or printed leggings. I would tell you that I really want to share my passion for living a more natural life, but that I want to do it authentically and organically and I do not want to turn my blog into a money grab. I would ask you to keep me in check and hold me accountable, but also to listen to all the benefits of more transparency in the beauty business.
If we were on a coffee date, I would tell you that I’m addicted to Orangetheory. I know it’s only been a little over a week since I shared my last update post with you, but can I gush for just a few more minutes? I have never been so faithful or so committed to a workout program in my entire life. I actually look forward to getting up in the mornings and I enjoy pushing myself during every class. Instead of a progress post this month, I’m thinking about sharing a few things I’ve learned in the first 90 days. Are there any questions I can answer while I’m at it?
If we were on a coffee date, I would remind you that we’re hosting the first Daily Dime Link Up this Wednesday! In case you aren’t familiar, a group of seven bloggers will be sharing a monthly Day in the Life post and inviting you to join us. Who doesn’t love a peek into the lives of people you met on the internet? If you didn’t prepare to link up, there is still time! The link party will remain open for an entire month, so take ten photos of any day and share it with us when you have time.
If we were on a coffee date, I would thank you for letting me ramble on about all the things nobody else wants to talk about. It’s good to download all of those thoughts from time to time.