Friday, August 16, 2013

Coffee Date Friday: With My Sentimental Mug

The happiest of caffeine cheers to you! Today, should we meet for coffee (as part of a link up with Rags to Stitches), I would clink mugs with you using my beautiful new mug my sweet baby sister surprised me with earlier this week. She knew I regretted not buying it during when we were shopping around town during her recent Bachelorette weekend and gifted it to me earlier this week. I absolutely love it and the sentimental value it will always hold. So, cheers to thoughtfulness, family, and the fact that it's Friday!

Today, I would share with you:

...That my hardcore boozin' kickball team has our first game tonight at 6:30 pm. Woot! Now, dear Lawd, puh-lease don't let me pull a Charlie Brown and totally whiff when up at kick. 

...That, as I mentioned during our last coffee date, I am home for the next two weekends and am beyond excited to be a full-blown weekend homebody for a bit. While the last month o' traveling has been fun, fun, fun, I am tired, tired, tired. And have quite a few things to accomplish around the house.

...That I woke up yesterday feeling refreshed and rejuvenated as a Momma. That I found my creative kiddo spirit again and am excited for some fun things that I have planned for my babies in the up-coming weeks!

...That I am excited to head out for some solo outlet shopping for a large portion of the day tomorrow to (1) Stock up on fall/winter clothes for my kiddos, and (2) Soak up some quality me-time and quiet solitude before the craziness that awaits me next week (more on that at a later date). 

...That spending time with my girlfriends is so, so good for my soul. There is just nothing like being in a room full of women I love and admire, all so different but all so aware that the friendship we share is special. 

...That, while I absolutely LOVE to write-it is certainly my favorite personal pastime-I have had less time, and at times, less of a desire, to do so lately and am trying to quiet the voice that insists I write, write, write and instead focus on writing when I feel the urge. Quality not quantity is key for me. But. Still. Writing is my therapy and I think I need to try to carve out more time to do one of the things I so love to do. 

...That we recently tried a cowhide in place of our huge ugly outdated blue shag rug in our family room. While we were excited for the change, we decided we are definitely not cool enough to pull it off. So, back to the drawing board for home decor. Hopefully, things will go as planned, and we will have a major home decor do-over by the end of September. 

...That, to be honest, sometimes I struggle with my identity: of what I am good at, of what I was put on this earth to do, of what I want to accomplish during my life. I see others who are good at certain things, and enjoy doing those things, and wonder why I lack that talent and desire. But, as my favorite pastor, Andy Stanley, says, "There is no win in comparison." I couldn't agree more. I am going to really try to focus on being the best me and not the best somebody else. 

...That there are still just a few more images I need for my children's book. I may make one final plea for the remaining photos soon. I'm ready to see this thing in print!

And, now that our mugs are empty, I would give you a tight squeeze, thank you for being a good listener, and wish you the best as we went our separate ways to kick off the weekend.  I would also let you know that this will be our last Coffee Date Friday for awhile, as I have something else up my sleeve planned for the next few weeks. Stay tuned, and have a good one! Cheers! 


  1. I would share with you that I love your mug!! What a sweet gift! I would also share that I too struggle with identity. What I'm supposed to do, where my attention should lie and who I am and how I can make a difference. I seriously have post it notes in my trusty notebook saying "be the best YOU," and "comparison is the thief of joy." I think I'm gonna add "there is no win in comparison!" Hope you have a great Friday and a fun weekend!

    1. I love the idea of carrying around inspirational quotes in my notebook. They would be really helpful right now. Thanks for the great idea!