Coffee Date Friday

Coffee Date {#29}

Well, it’s been a few weeks, hasn’t it? Sorry I missed our last few coffee dates. Life and work have been busy, which means less time for blogging 🙁

Come join me for a coffee date!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I spent part of last week in southeast Kansas for a bench trial. It went well and it was fun to feel like a proper lawyer for a day. Even though I’m a litigator, over 97% of cases settle before trial, so we don’t try very many cases. This was just a bench trial (as in before a judge and not a jury), but a trial is a trial. I’m also trying another case (also a bench trial) next month. On my birthday, as a matter of fact. Maybe not the most exciting way to spend my birthday but it is what it is!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I survived a weekend on my own with the kids while Albert and his business partner trekked it out to Frisco, CO for the Copper Triangle ride. Yep, they rode up and down three mountain passes for fun. Don’t ask me how that is fun. But we all survived, and no one ended up a pancake on the side of a mountain, so it’s all good!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you how quickly Baby J is getting mobile! He’s always been a little later than my other two to hit movement milestones, but when he hits them, he does it all. My older two rolled belly to back at 4 months, and then back to belly at 5-6 months. Baby J didn’t roll at all until 6 months, but then he rolled all the way around and across the room. He started sitting at the same time. J crawled around 7 months, and N around 9 months. Baby J didn’t really crawl until 10.5 months, but once he started crawling, he also started pulling up and quickly learned how to open drawers, climb stairs, and get into the dog’s water bowl. I have a feeling walking’s not far off (Lord help us).




I moved his crib mattress down to its lowest level over the weekend, and we put the baby gates back up at the bottom of the stairs (they were still up at the top). On the one hand, it’s a pain in the rear, but on the other, it’s nice to know that once he learns to go down the stairs reliably, we can take the gates down for good!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m tired today. N is typically a very good sleeper, but since she turned 3, she’s started having nightmares occasionally. Last night she woke up, probably with a bad dream, around 2:30am and we went through the dance of her getting out of bed and me putting her back to bed from 2:30am until about 5am. And by that time, my brain was so awake that I had a hard time falling asleep again. Needless to say, we’re both very tired today. Early bedtime tonight!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Albert and I watched the first episode of the new Outlander series last night and I, for one, am hooked! We’re Game of Thrones fans also, and Outlander is in a similar vein. But having read the books, I really like that Outlander is not as needlessly gory and violent as Game of Thrones.

If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?

0 thoughts on “Coffee Date {#29}

  1. Baby J is absolutely precious! Beautiful boy.

    I watched the Outlander episode Saturday and LOVED it. I’ve been reading the series for a dozen years or so, and they nailed the casting. Nailed it. Alas, we don’t have cable and I’m not sure how I’ll watch the rest of the series. *tear*

    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you!

      We’d be in the same boat if it wasn’t for Albert’s awesome stepsister who lets us use her subscription. We don’t have cable at home, so we have to stream everything. I’ve read the first 7 books, but haven’t gotten around to reading #8 yet. Now that I’ve seen the pilot, I need to start at the beginning again!

  2. kids seem to go through all sorts of sleep (or lack thereof) phases… dealing with the same thing with my 6.5 yr old. seems like there’s always someone who is having trouble sleeping… hope it passes quickly!

    1. Thanks. You’re right — if it’s not one it’s another. At least they’ll eventually get old enough that they won’t require my assistance!

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