If You and I Had Coffee... [vol 2]
If you and I had coffee...
I'd ask you if you've been watching any good shows lately. I feel blah about what's on right now and have been watching Mad Men again instead. My husband really likes The Boys on Amazon, but I can't seem to get into it and keep falling asleep.
I'd tell you that I'm obsessed with the fun size Almond Joy bars and can't stop eating them. Plus, no one else in my house likes coconut, so they're ALL mine! I love Halloween time - just for the candy, not the costumes or trick-or-treating. Confession: I've never really liked that part of Halloween, I don't know why. I realize it's supposed to be fun, and it's a tradition/holiday, but it seems weird to go to strangers' houses to get candy, when if a stranger came up to you on a random day and offered you candy, you'd probably run away or call the police. Haha. I know, I'm such a buzzkill. But hey, my kids love it, and I take them every year, so don't listen to me.
I'd tell you that I'm working on revamping my blog newsletter. Right now, it just sends a little blurb about when I have a new blog post. But I want it to be more than that. I just haven't figured out exactly what it will look like. But [insert shameless plug] if you want to subscribe and be the first to see the new edition, please feel free to scroll down to the end of this post or click here. Wink.
I'd tell you to read "The Art of Noticing: 131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday" by Rob Walker. It's so good! It inspired me to write down a million blog ideas for the future. If you're feeling stuck in your writing, definitely check it out. It's a very quick and easy read, and encourages you to notice the things around you more, things you might not have paid attention to otherwise.
I'd tell you that little things really can do a lot to improve your mood. My hubby bought me flowers last week for our anniversary and they're so bright and pretty and I feel happy every time I look at them.
I'd tell you that I have become the biggest Formula 1 fan. I used to think it would be boring, just a bunch of cars racing, big whoop. But now I'm fascinated by it. The strategy. The team dynamics. The drivers themselves. How things like soft, medium, or hard tires, or when to take a pit stop can be huge game-changers. The drama! I love it. If you watch it too, please let me know so I can talk your ear off about it.
I'd tell you that I want to learn karate, but I wish there were affordable adult-only classes near me. It's intimidating to see all these grade school kids with black belts in the class my youngest son goes to. Maybe I should just get over myself?
I'd tell you that Dom, my oldest, had a great birthday celebration at the end of September. We took him to SkyZone, a trampoline park, and he had a blast, followed by new shoes and a nice lunch with his grandmother. I told him that since he's 11 now, we shall rename him Dominus Prime. I don't think he was on board with it.
I'd ask you for your favorite Instant Pot recipes. My Instant Pot is still my favorite appliance when it comes to making dinner. But I desperately need new recipes! I make a lot of marinaded chicken recipes, as well as Asian dishes, but I think my family is tired of the same thing every week and so am I.
I'd tell you that trying to find a part-time job locally that is conducive to my kids' school schedules and extracurricular activities is beyond impossible. But I’m not giving up. And I’m also looking for virtual jobs again. If you know of anyone who needs an editor or a virtual assistant, please send them my way!
I'd tell you that if I could, I would totally go back to school to become a therapist. I feel like I missed my calling in life, but there was no way that 18-year-old me, with no official mental health diagnoses at the time, could have known that I'd become interested in this field one day. I think I'd be good at it.
I'd tell you that I really want to go on a long drive to see beautiful fall leaves. The weather is always weird in Virginia, so I hope that we actually get a fall with colorful leaves, instead of moving straight from green to brown! And I want to go get apples at this place in Sperryville that I always went to with my dad when I was a kid. The little old man who ran the apple stand back then is gone, someone else runs it now, but it still brings back good memories for me.
I think that's it for this month. If we were having coffee, what would you tell me? Comment below! I want to know all the things about you and what's happening in your life. Until next time, friends!
**I'm linking up with Lecy from A Simpler Grace for the If You and I Had Coffee link up. It happens on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, come join!**