Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee today…

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I found this meme a while back on Study.Read.Write. and I have not followed up on posting on it regularly.  But, I love the premise, so I’m going to go ahead and post for a second time today (!).  Two posts in one day, talk about unprecedented!  So, grab a cup o’ joe and join me at the table!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you how much I wish I was rich or had investors who would give me some money to start a coffee shop here in Chico that had a kid’s play place – kind of like this place, which isn’t too far from us.  I really need to get some work done and I really need some coffee right now, but none of the coffee shops in Chico have much to offer a six year old.  So, here I sit.  It is probably better this way because it saves me money and allows me to get stuff done around the house, but I still think it would make a ton of money if it opened here.  So, there is my retirement plan.  I might ask if you know any investors I could hit up – or if you have some extra cash laying around yourself.  I guarantee it would be a money maker.  I can’t count the number of times mothers in the mothers club have talked about where to go for coffee and a play date.  McDonald’s just doesn’t cut it, but it is one of the only choices to keep smaller kids entertained.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I’m dreading going back to work on Monday.  Really.  Dreading it.  I’m not usually like this after a week off, but this time I really enjoyed my time off and I can see it extending well into the future and not becoming a disappointment to me.  Of course, not having an income would become a disappointment to me, so I’ll be going back to work for sure.  🙂

If we were having coffee today, I would talk about how I’m torn between wanting to be more physically fit and just not having the motivation to do what needs to be done to make that happen.  I did a one mile fun walk this morning with my DD that was done in coordination with a 5K fun run and I really want to do 5Ks, but I HATE running.  I always have.  I used to swim competitively and I always felt like I was built for water sports, not those on the ground and running was a particularly painful enterprise for me.  But, now I have a bad shoulder thanks to the 20+ years of competitive swimming so I need to find some other form of exercise.  My schedule really kills my ability to take classes since it is constantly changing, so running seems like the simplest and most reasonable alternative.  But, it is running.  5Ks are always so much fun and seem so social.  I would love to be able to do that short amount of running and run in one once a month or so.  So, I might ask you if you had any advice for me to stick with a couch to 5K program.  I also might ask if you had advice about good shoes because that has also been a sticking point for me in the past.  I have a decent pair of Sauconys now, so I feel like I might have what I need in the short term.  Hmmmmmmm…

At this point, I would probably say I should get back home to grade and clean and grade and watch more of the Murder She Wrote marathon on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.  I would ask if you have some time next weekend for coffee again, as this was really a nice break…

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Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Date – “If we were having coffee…”

Have I told you how much I love weekly memes?  Well, if not, here I am telling you.  And showing you.  I’ve found another and the links so far in the link list are incredibly fun and interesting!  Its like meeting a bunch of new friends around a table at your favorite local coffee place and getting to know them through their shares.  So. much. fun.  So, I’m doing it.  Welcome to our coffee date #weekendcoffeeshare

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Now that I’m full of coffee, let me tell you some things.  First off, I would tell you that I’m a little stressed out.  I’ve been basically working two full time jobs for the last six months and I’m doing it again this Spring semester.  This semester, it is one less class than last, but I taught a Winter Session.  I have found that I like it quite a bit, but I also get really stressed out thinking about it sometimes.  So, my plan was to have everything incredibly organized and my house de-cluttered and be on a good sleeping/eating schedule when the Spring semester started, yada, yada, yada. Now, I’ve basically achieved none of those things and the Spring semester at one campus is only two short days away. I might scream a little (or cry) at that point.

I would then tell you that I am struggling with figuring out how to raise a good person.  I am currently worried that my DD is having too much screen time and not enough character development (I would probably ask if you thought those two things were mutually exclusive).  I would tell you she is actually a pretty wonderful little person, but that I worry sometimes about ruining her…

I would, of course, ask you a few questions about yourself.  Do you have kids?  If yes, how many and what ages?  If no, what do you do with all of your time (wink)?  I would tell you I’m trying to read more and am finishing Inferno by Dan Brown.  I would tell you that in an alternative universe I would be a private investigator or a mystery writer or own a bookstore that sells mystery books.  Or that maybe I would be a librarian and I would host a murder mystery book group each month.

I would ask if we should order another cup of coffee and then I would probably realize that I had done most of the talking.  So, I would see what you have to say, which is what I’m going to do – head over to the links and see what others are saying at this coffee date.  I encourage you to do the same!

Enjoy!  See you for coffee next week, I hope!