Coffee Date Friday

Coffee Date {#69}

Creative Counselor: Let's have a coffee date

Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve had a coffee date!

I feel like I’ve been a sewing fool lately, at least on here.  I’m not actually sewing much more than I usually do, but I finally feel like I’m getting some sort of system worked out for all the blog photos.  I found a place in my backyard where I can take decent shots (thanks Crystal for showing me the right angle!) and now that the kiddos are all in school 3 days a week, I can usually talk Albert into taking photos over lunch break for me once a week.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that we are finally becoming good Catholics again.  Now that J is in kindergarten he officially started religious education class after church on Sundays so we’ve been going every week.  It’s been a while and it’s nice to get back in that routine.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I realized last night that I am such a Midwest girl.  I’ve was bi$*^ing all winter and spring about wanting summer, and then I looooooved summer while it was here (short though it was for us).  But then last night as I was walking down to my sewing room, I had this fleeting thought about how nice it would feel to put on a thick sweater, leggings and slippers, and curl up under a warm blanket with my knitting while it snowed.  Yep. I like my seasons just like a good Midwestern girl!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I am sitting here right now listening to Baby J refuse his nap.  I put him down about an hour ago and he’s been talking and now fussing in his bed ever since.  J and N both gave up napping entirely at 2 1/2 and I fear that Baby J will follow suit.  On the one hand I will miss the quiet time that a nap provides, but on the other hand it is soooooo much easier to schedule out our day when we don’t have worry about a nap!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that we’re in what is probably the most gorgeous time of the year here.  The temps still top out in the low- to mid-80s, but it’s 60s in the morning and evenings.  It’s sunny and dry with that beautiful clear blue sky that John Denver sang about.  One of my favorite times of year.

Well, it’s clear that a nap isn’t happening today, so I’m headed to get the baby boy up and go about our day.

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

0 thoughts on “Coffee Date {#69}

  1. October is one of my favorite months, the weather is just the best! I do love curling up under blankets and getting cozy once the temps really drop though. Nice that you’re sending the kids to religious ed (fellow Catholic here!), it’s a good routine to have!

    1. It is a good routine and it’s been nice to get back into a church-going routine also. We went religiously (har har) when Albert did RCIA before we got married, but then with babies and nap schedules we fell out of the habit. A common story, I’m sure!

  2. I’m a Midwestern girl too, but I think about whisking away to a beach in Mexico rather than curling up with a blanket while it snows. My kids were never nappers either. I always wished they would nap for a short while. Although I guess it can be inconvenient at times.

    1. Haha! Believe me, by the time February rolls around, I would gladly join you on that beach in Mexico! I guess some kids just aren’t big nappers. I know I never was. Eventually it’s more trouble to fight with them over it than to just give in and move up bedtime.

  3. My oldest daughter gave up napping when she was 3 years and 9 months. It happend overnight! My youngest daugther refused her nap when she was bearly 2 years old. So you see, two sisters but totally different!
    Marjolein

    1. It’s crazy how siblings are so different. Mine have all had similar napping habits (except N — she used to take 5-hour marathon naps until she suddenly gave them up), but their personalities are sooooo different!

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