Coffee Date Friday

Coffee Date {#45}

Creative Counselor: Let's have a coffee date

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that Albert and I are headed to our second Christmas party for my new firm tonight. We were at a Christmas party last Friday also, and these have me even more excited to transition in January. I love the people I’m meeting and the overall firm philosophy. I have a good feeling about this move.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am loving Sanae Ishida’s series A Debt-Free Life.  Her story hits so close to home for me.  Maybe someday I’ll be able to share my own story and happy ending.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that we just can’t seem to get healthy at our house.  J is down with a mild stomach bug again today — his second in about 2 weeks — and everyone else is in some stage of a cold.  Baby J is coughing up all kinds of gunk and N has a runny nose.  That probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, but she can’t blow her nose yet so she’s been waking up at 3am yelling to have her nose wiped the last few nights.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I took yesterday off since I don’t have much of anything going on at the office anymore and all three kids were in preschool/PDO.  I took advantage of 4 hours home alone and finished a huge chunk of my handmade Christmas presents.  A couple of people on my list are getting Popover Ponchos, and those 4 hours were enough to finish everything except the handstitching on the cowl lining.  They might have gone a bit faster if I hadn’t decided to add a full lining, but I’m glad I did.  Hopefully I can finish up my last Christmas sewing project over the weekend and then focus on my Christmas knitting.  Believe it or not, I’m in good shape to finish it all in plenty of time for the holiday.

If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you that with only 2 1/2 weeks left in 2014, I’m starting to think about my goals for 2015.  I know its trendy these days to have a “word of the year” but I need something a little more specific to work towards.  And I’ve never liked the concept of a “resolution.”  Resolutions are so concrete and definite and carry such a sense of failure if not accomplished.  A goal, on the other hand, represents an end point where the journey is just as important as the destination.  At least that’s how I always think of it, and that’s what I like to focus on going into a new year.

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

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  1. If we were having coffee (decaff obviously at the moment!), I’d be telling you that we also seem to be a house full of germs with sniffling noses and aching bones being the order of the day. I too took yesterday off but only because it’s impossible to teach with no voice!
    I look longingly at the sewing machine as I need to get some curtains sorted for the new nursery but I don’t think I could bear the noise at the moment.
    I’m also looking forward to the change of role in January, Mummy time as my maternity leave starts on the 6th – wonder how much time I’ll get to rest before the sprog decides it’s going to put in an appearance!

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