Coffee Date Friday

Coffee Date {#48}

Creative Counselor: Let's have a coffee date

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that right now I am officially unemployed! Well, kind of. Wednesday was my last day at the firm that I’d been with for 12 years (2 summers in law school + 10 years as an attorney). Monday I start with a new firm, and I’m really excited about the transition. It was weird last week realizing that I’d never walk through these doors as an employee again.


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Baby J has very suddenly entered his Terrible Twos. I’m guessing every parent out there is well aware that the Terrible Twos start long before age two and last well after that particular year is finished. I always know that the Twos will strike, but it catches you off guard when the sweet, pleasant, happy-24-hours-a-day baby suddenly becomes a clingy, obstinate, tantrum-throwing A-hole. Baby J’s favorite word these days is “NOOOOOOO” yelled at the top of his lungs. At least he’s still stinkin’ cute. I stand by my theory that toddler cuteness is an evolutionary , survival-of-the-fittest thing. Otherwise I feel pretty sure that humans might follow the way of the guppy and eat their young.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that we are all really ready for school to start on Monday. Two weeks is a long time to be home doing nothing when kids are used to the structure of school every day. They’re bored and cranky and totally have cabin fever by now. I am not one of those mothers who is sad when school vacations end. To the contrary, I’m the mother who think, “Oh thank the good Lord they’re going back.”

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Albert and I are now 3 days into our second Whole 30. I seriously needed a reset after the sugar-fest that is Thanksgiving and Christmas. We started off the month with our favorite carnitas, but overall we’re planning to be a bit more low-key this time than the last time around.


Here is my typical breakfast, particularly during a Whole 30:


Eggs, sausage, spinach, avocado and a few olives. It’s chock full of protein, good fats and veggies, and it keeps me full until lunchtime. Anyway, I won’t go into a full-blown Whole 30 post, but I am excited to be starting this.

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

0 thoughts on “Coffee Date {#48}

  1. I’m usually itching for the kids to go back also, but I’ve really enjoyed a break from all the homework and activities! Good luck with your Whole 30, sounds like a great way to start the year!

    1. If we were inundated with homework and activities I might be a little more reluctant for school to start, but thankfully we’re not yet. Only 1 day left!

  2. If I remember right, you couldn’t find chicken broth without sugar in it on the first time of Whole 30. If that’s the case, I wanted to share that Aldi’s has some…I was really surprised when I found it!

  3. I laugh everytime you talk about baby J because my son is the same age and both boys seem to hit the same milestones at the same time. My smiley, happy boy has turned into the same cling, temper tantrum unhappy child. I remind myself many times a day that they do outgrow it.

    1. Thank goodness they outgrow it! Though the onset of the Terrible Twos also tends to coincide with the stage when they run and throw themselves into your arms in a toddler bear hug when you walk through the door. And that’s pretty cool.

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