Friday, October 18, 2013

Coffee Date Friday: Little White Lie Edition

Oh, friend, thank you for joining me for this week's Coffee Date Friday (via Rags to Stitches). I have a few confessions I need to get off my chest, and I hope you'll forgive me for my transgressions. So. Please sit back and take it all in as we sip on some warm, caffeinated beverages. 


That's my first lie. You see, friend, I have been faking all this caffeine drinking the last couple of months given my pregnant state. Although I truly value our friendship, I wasn't ready to let the (pregnant) cat out of the bag. So, all those Pumpkin Spice Lattes I mentioned? The Dunkin Donuts coffee? Well, it was all decaf. Seriously. And do you know how depressing it is to order a decaffeinated Starbucks PSL? No fun. Come on, second tri! I'm ready for caffeine to re-enter my life! Anywho. Sorry for Little White Lie #1. 

Also? I have had to fake drink at all these Clemson tailgates I've been going to and all those family and friend gatherings that define our weekends. As in, my hub chugs a beer and then we secretly fill it with Gatorade. I also had to cancel on a Girls Night Out last month because I knew I wouldn't be able to get away with ordering virgin drinks. Little White Lie #2. 

Oh, and I mentioned many a coffee date ago that I was so, so excited to be playing co-ed kickball this Fall! And I did play! The first game! And then I found out I was pregnant. And didn't want to risk getting pelted in the uterus with a strongly-thrown kickball. So. I've been making excuses every week since then as to why I haven't been able to make the games. My hub, on the other hand, has been having a blast playing with our team. I'll be back on the kickball field, I'll tell you that!, although not until Fall 2014. Little White Lie #3. 

Finally, remember how I mentioned I was so, so excited to be filming as an extra on the best show ever, Homeland. I was! Actually, I still am, and it was over a week ago! But I also had my pants rubberbanded most of the day and was trying to suck in my baby bloat when walking in the background of a certain scene, so as not to let my little Baby Lu secret out just yet. Little White Lie #4. 

So. There they are. I am not someone I would classify as a liar. I am someone I would classify as an excellent secret keeper. So. Let's just call these little fibs part of my secrecy promotion plan and pretend it was all for a good cause, okay? Okay. 

Moving on. 

I would also share with you...

...That, my hub is headed to Clemson tomorrow to cheer on our Tigers via a neighborhood "party bus." No really. Fifteen of our neighbors/fellow Clemson fans rented a party bus to drive them to/from the game. Given my current pregnant state, my inability to partake in adult beverages, and the late game time, I opted out of going but will happily be cheering for the Tigers with all my might from the comforts of my yoga pants, Clemson tee, and couch. This game is HUGE for our Tigers. So. I am hoping, hoping, hoping, hoping we can pull out the victory. If nothing else, Death Valley will be rockin'. And so will a certain party bus. 

...That, while my hub is en route to the game, my kids and I will be en route to Winston-Salem to celebrate my beautiful niece's second birthday!! I cannot wait to see the birthday girl and celebrate her special, fun-filled day. There is almost nothing I love more than a little one's birthday party. :) 

...That I love doing holiday crafts with my duo, including our annual craft of painting pumpkins. 

...That I didn't do nearly as well in our neighborhood yard sale as I was hoping. It was not for lack of customers. Instead, it was the direct result of not having enough inventory and over-pricing. Lesson learned, which will be corrected in time for our Spring yard sale. Hey-at least I made enough to cover the costs of stocking stuffers and maybe a small gift or two. 

...That my Banks had his first field trip of the year earlier this week, and he, Raleigh, and I had a blast with his teachers and classmates--navigating corn and hay mazes, learning about animals and crops of the Greenway, visiting a pumpkin patch, and running wild. It was a blast. My favorite part? When he grabbed his best buddy from school by the hand, walked him over to me, and proudly introduced him. And also, watching Raleigh run after Banks and his friends, happily shouting, "Banks! Wait for me, Banks!" 

...That I got to enjoy two Momma Nights Out this week: one consisted of dinner with one of my best Fort Mill girlfriends and the other consisted of Bunco! STRIKE THAT. I was supposed to go to Bunco last night. But. By the time 7:00 pm rolled around, I was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open. Pregnancy insomnia strikes again. Luckily, I have another fun Momma's Night Out planned for next week. :) 

...That our new dining room table and master bedroom furniture arrived yesterday! Yahoo!!! I am so, so happy with how everything turned out. Just a few more steps to go and we'll be D.O.N.E. with this home decor. Until I begin to tackle the nursery...

All that being said, I would thank you for (hopefully!) forgiving me for my secret cover-ups. I would then dive into all things YOU before we chanted a resounding C-L-E-M-S-O-N and went about our merry ways. Happy Weekend! And GO TIGERS!!!


  1. Ok.
    First of all, congratulations on new little Lu!
    The sacrifices you're making now will be SO worth it in the long run.
    And what's 10 months when you're really thinking about it. HA! I kid.
    10 months is a long time.
    But so exciting ;)

  2. White lies are SO allowed when keeping your first trimester under wraps. No worries ;].