Coffee Dates | 2

It’s Monday and the holidays are over and we’re heading into the long dreary stretch of winter. Pull up a coffee (if you’re having tea, please don’t tell me I’ll be too jealous!) and let’s chat.

If we were having a coffee date, I’d have a decaf white mocha not so hot and add caramel drizzle. I’m still not drinking lots of caffeine and decaf tea just doesn’t satisfy me. Plus I get stuck in coffee ruts.

If were having a coffee date, I’d start with a rant. It’s been eating at me for 24 hours now and I need to get if off my chest. Yesterday while we were at church, some older lady disciplined me and Harv. Yes, Harv is a handful, trust me I’m around him lots, but really!? I was attempting at you know actually praying at church, wrangling a crazy 1 year old, and trying to teach my other son respect and reverence and you have the nerve to tell me how to mother. To make matters worse, you turn to your friends whom you were chatting with (yes in the middle of the service) and state “mothers these days”. Excuse me?! Were you not a mother at some point. Ugh. If I’m really doing that poorly at my job, shouldn’t you offer help, maybe? Not a hand slap. Lots of people wonder why young people don’t attend church or services anymore, maybe we don’t feel very welcome. End Rant.

If we were having a coffee date, I’d confess and apologize for being off the grid. At least in my personal life. I stepped away from Facebook and so needed that break up to happen. The only thing I’m sorry about is the rude non rsvp-er over here (that’s me). Don’t get me started on Facebook invites anyway. I’m old school. Shoot me a text, I’d be happy to attend if I can!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you how excited I am for the upcoming year. There are so many big things for us coming! Mainly I can’t wait to get away alone with Caleb. We still have no idea where, but it’ll happen and I can’t wait. We love being Mommy and Daddy, but being husband and wife is so important. Plus beaches and drinks. Mmmhmm.

If we were having coffee, I’d ask your thoughts on another baby. We constantly talk about how great and um well awful another would be. I really would love to be pregnant again, it’s such an amazing and blessed feeling. But we need sleep and sanity and money, too. Don’t be surprised if we have another. Don’t be surprised if we don’t.

If we were having coffee, I’d talk to you about this feeling I’ve been having. I really feel the need to give back more to others and to do good things for the world. I know I’m supposed to start at home, but I feel pushed for more. I just don’t know what, where, when (or let’s be honest how).

If we were having coffee, I’d talk to you about a few house changes I want to work on. I think I want to rearrange the kitchen shelves. We need to finish Ava’s room. And that bathroom should really get finished for all our sake.

If we were having coffee, I’d yammer on about those big kids of mine. Carson is graduating to Boy Scouts next month and He has his first band concert in a few weeks here! Ava is all about school, currently the fastest with all their multiplication and division facts and we’re gearing up for softball! I can’t wait to watch her play again. Jack’s turning 9 this week and his party is over the long weekend. He’s deciding whether to do track or baseball this spring. I’ll be honest I’m rooting for track, but time will tell. I love those kids 🙂

If we were having coffee, I’d keep it short. We’re extra busy this week and my job is bringing me down again. There’s so much to do and my time only stretches so far. I’ve given you all the extra time I can. Caleb says quit. He’ll get 2 jobs. I think he’s crazy but loving and supportive and always has my back. It balances I suppose 😉

If we were having coffee, I’d ask about your husband, your kids, your holidays. Is all well? Do you need help? I’m always here to chat, just seriously, please don’t bring tea.

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7 thoughts on “Coffee Dates | 2

  1. Oh, friend, I hear you. I loathe a Facebook invite. Just text me. I miss so much on Facebook because it all looks like junk to me. I hope you get to plan a fun trip with your husband soon!!

  2. Hi, Kate! This is all SO real. I genuinely feel like I am sitting across a table from you, steaming mug in hand, listening to you pour out your heart about everything that is going on in your life. 🙂

  3. Shoot! I was reading Kate’s comment and typed her name instead of yours, Sam! Apologies for my absentmindedness.

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