I miss coffee dates with friends. It seems to be a rare treat these days to find a few hours to spend with a friend in a coffee shop. I think back to the hours on end I spent in high school and college drinking coffee,
catching up on gossip doing homework and loading up with caffeine at the local coffee shops. While life is completely different now, I still like to pretend I can still have those conversations we had so often. So if we were having coffee, here is what I would tell you.
If we were having coffee I would tell you how amazing this weather has been. Seriously, 6o degrees in December is unheard of.
If we were having coffee I would tell you about the most amazing sunrises that we have been having these last few weeks. Seeing sun has been rare thanks to the rain but the sunrises have been beautiful. Yesterday we even had a beautiful double rainbow in which we could see both ends.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that despite the CRAZY last few weeks it has been fun watching a toddler get excited for Christmas. We’re still trying to get the whole “happy birthday Jesus” point of Christmas but I don’t think I’ve seen him this excited about anything before. It really will be fun next week.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I really can’t believe next week is Christmas. Yes, we have been having a lot of holiday fun and shopping for ugly Christmas sweaters, but it still amazes me how quickly it has come. Can time slow down just a tiny bit?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that my Christmas shopping is just not quite done. I have two people left to go. I’m not too worried but it would be nice to have everything done. Wrapping, well that is not even close. Can I hire out a few elves for the week?
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I realized lately how much I miss baking random treats. Between making a few rounds of muffins, cookies and breakfast treats lately I have really enjoyed trying new things. Maybe I’ll make that a New Years resolution this year, bake more. Then again, who sticks to resolutions?
If we were having coffee I would tell you I might just fall shy of my book goal this year. Although I originally set out to read 52 books this year as part of the 2015 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge, I changed my goal midway through the year to 90 books. Now I’m thinking I’ll probably end somewhere between 80 and 85 and definitely will not be completing the reading challenge. You win some, you lose some right?
If we were having coffee I would tell you about my alarm clock. Yes, my alarm clock. I have an iPod attached to my alarm clock that once was my dad’s iPod. I never cleared the songs off of it so each morning when I wake up a song that I know he liked comes on. The other day I Can Only Imagine was playing. We are coming up on four years of the day we had to say goodbye and that couldn’t be more fitting for what I needed this week.
If we were having coffee I would tell you to take a minute, step back and enjoy the next few weeks. This time of the year is stressful and it is the first time in awhile that I’ve tried to change my mindset of the season. Instead of letting the stress build up, take a few minutes to breath and look at the lights.
If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?