If We Were Having Coffee

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I thought it would be fun if we could meet for virtual coffee and catch up like old friends.

So, grab your coffee/beverage of your choice and meet me for a chat. This morning, I’m still in my pj’s curled up on the couch with a cup coffee (little bit of milk and sugar). 

Let’s Begin. If We Were Having Coffee..

  • I’d tell you that the other day, I finally enrolled in undergrad – Bachelor of Management. It’s been a requirement as part of my employment agreement. I’d tell you that I’m a bit nervous, excited and feeling very uncertain. But, I also know it’s a good thing. I’ll still continue working full time and take the courses in the evenings via long distance learning through Athabasca University.
  • I’d tell you that my blog post “#ShareYouBlog” went through the roof this past week. I wasn’t expecting the number of responses that were pouring in. I felt that I had to respond to all of the comments and felt a little anxiety. Then I reassured myself, and said that it was okay and that I did not have to respond to everything.
  • I’d tell you that I’ve decided to not fight with my ex-husband about allowing my girls to go to school in Prince Edward Island (PEI) this fall. PEI is where he lives, which is a small island on the other side of the country from me.  Over the last few months, I’ve been telling myself and my girls that they are better off living here. I believe that there are more opportunities for them here and they would be more active with school and sports as well. I’ve learned that even though I want what’s best for them, I have to let them experience life. In the end, I don’t want them to resent me because I didn’t allow them to explore all their options. All I can do, is let them know that I will always be here for them. I’m only a phone call away.
  • I’d tell you that I was offered to do my first interview on internet radio. I’m waiting on the details, but I’ll send you the link when I do find out. [EDITED: Here’s the link http://ow.ly/KkxNp
  • Cinderella, 2015  Photo Credit: IMDB.com
    Cinderella, 2015
    Photo Credit: IMDB.com

    I’d tell you how proud I am of my oldest daughter and her commitment to her school play. Since this fall, she’s invested a lot of hours practicing and rehearsing with her classmates. I’d also tell you that I can’t wait to see her in action at tomorrow’s matinee. I’m even more excited that my parents are coming to watch her too. Because she’s doing so well, I decided to take her to the movies last night to see the new Disney’s Cinderella movie.

  • On that note, I’d tell that I’ve always wanted my parents to be involved in my life. When I was a kid, so heavily involved in community, sports and school, my parents, did not come to most of my events. It’s nice to see, as grandparents, how much they make an effort to be there for my children.  I can’t begin to tell you how much that means to me.
  • Because we’ve talked about my oldest, we’d also talk about my youngest. With her indoor soccer league ending last week, it’s now time to figure out what outdoor soccer league she’ll play for. Still trying to decide if she stays with the house rec league or try the competitive league. If she tries the competitive league, there will be more practices, out of town tournaments, which all means more commitment. If I’m starting school again, and the girls moving back to PEI, is this the right time? Or do, we just go ahead and we find a way to make it work? Tough decisions.
  • And of course, I’d tell you all about my recent purchases this week. The day, a co-worker I had lunch at Sparkies , a food truck here in Lethbridge. Or the macarons that I bought at a local store called Urban Grocer. At the same store bought homemade cabbage rolls. I’d tell you how each of purchases was justified because I was buying from and supporting local business owners. (who am I kidding, who needs a reason to shop!) I’d also tell you that all three of these businesses are owned and operated by women. Talk about women power! And I’m sure that would lead to a further conversation on how we both love to support our local economy.

If we were having coffee…what would you tell me?  What’s happening in your world? 

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39 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee

  1. Hi,
    I was a single mom twice! We’d probably chat about that. You’d also tell me all about your podcast interview. What an honor. I plan on listening to them about blogging. You seem to have a nice community here.
    Janice

  2. Hi,
    I was a single mom twice! We’d probably chat about that. You’d also tell me all about your podcast interview. What an honor. I plan on listening to them about blogging. You seem to have a nice community here.
    Janice

  3. So nice to have someone to have a coffee with as I sit in my PJs under a blanket. It’s nice to hear about what is going on in your life. For my part I just want to tell you that I really appreciated you share your blog post. It took me to so many interesting new blogs that I might never have discovered had it not been for you.

  4. So nice to have someone to have a coffee with as I sit in my PJs under a blanket. It’s nice to hear about what is going on in your life. For my part I just want to tell you that I really appreciated you share your blog post. It took me to so many interesting new blogs that I might never have discovered had it not been for you.

  5. Well… Thank You For The Coffee! You came over to visit me at Two Trails One Road and left me such a nice comment. I had to come visit you. I love coffee and was so glad you were pouring me a cup!!
    So here is our coffee chat
    First Off… WOW! You were on BlogRadio… how fabulous for you!!! Congratulations to you!!
    Secondly… dreams do come true I am living it. I have found my Soulmate and we are living a fabulous life in Arizona.
    Thirdly… Congratulations on your children and their accomplishments. and my children are grown and I always tell them… I am just a phone call away… We have a lot in common
    I see a friendship starting… don’t you? 😀 😀 I’ll be back to visit… Oh I like wine too! HA HA HA

  6. Well… Thank You For The Coffee! You came over to visit me at Two Trails One Road and left me such a nice comment. I had to come visit you. I love coffee and was so glad you were pouring me a cup!!
    So here is our coffee chat
    First Off… WOW! You were on BlogRadio… how fabulous for you!!! Congratulations to you!!
    Secondly… dreams do come true I am living it. I have found my Soulmate and we are living a fabulous life in Arizona.
    Thirdly… Congratulations on your children and their accomplishments. and my children are grown and I always tell them… I am just a phone call away… We have a lot in common
    I see a friendship starting… don’t you? 😀 😀 I’ll be back to visit… Oh I like wine too! HA HA HA

  7. If we were having coffee, I’d be drinking tea to start with! 😁
    I’d congratulate you on your university acceptance,and ‘wow!’ with you on the interview for the radio station!
    I’d tell you that I’m excited but quietly nervous about the Return To Teach course that I embark on next month, and more nervous of the placement that my existing head teacher is arranging for me, at a different school!!!
    I’d sympathise and or be enthusiastic about your children’s activities, then tell you how I’ve hardly slept as my Lil Princess has been up since the crack of dawn being sick… And that Lil Man is so down, as he hasn’t been chosen for his football team, and he is gutted, and I don’t know how to console him..
    But I’d mostly appreciate the break, and a chat with a like minded individual!

    • You’re so sweet Ritu. Always fun to meet like-minded people. Are you hoping to teach when you’re done? I’m sorry to hear little one isn’t feeling well, hopefully it’s something she can recover quickly. As for your son, he’ll get them next time! Never give up hope for bigger and better. 🙂

      • Well, eventually I want to, that’s what I did my degree for, but never went into it, I have been back in school the last 4 years though as a Teaching Assistant, and now a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, as it is better hours wise with my own kids, but the money is not great… and if I taught, the time required is so great I cant take away from my own children, can I? but this update will make me more employable, apparently, and if something came up in my existing school, I’d go for it, as it is convenient, with my own two there already too! Onwards and upwards eh! 😀

  8. If we were having coffee, I’d be drinking tea to start with! 😁
    I’d congratulate you on your university acceptance,and ‘wow!’ with you on the interview for the radio station!
    I’d tell you that I’m excited but quietly nervous about the Return To Teach course that I embark on next month, and more nervous of the placement that my existing head teacher is arranging for me, at a different school!!!
    I’d sympathise and or be enthusiastic about your children’s activities, then tell you how I’ve hardly slept as my Lil Princess has been up since the crack of dawn being sick… And that Lil Man is so down, as he hasn’t been chosen for his football team, and he is gutted, and I don’t know how to console him..
    But I’d mostly appreciate the break, and a chat with a like minded individual!

    • You’re so sweet Ritu. Always fun to meet like-minded people. Are you hoping to teach when you’re done? I’m sorry to hear little one isn’t feeling well, hopefully it’s something she can recover quickly. As for your son, he’ll get them next time! Never give up hope for bigger and better. 🙂

      • Well, eventually I want to, that’s what I did my degree for, but never went into it, I have been back in school the last 4 years though as a Teaching Assistant, and now a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, as it is better hours wise with my own kids, but the money is not great… and if I taught, the time required is so great I cant take away from my own children, can I? but this update will make me more employable, apparently, and if something came up in my existing school, I’d go for it, as it is convenient, with my own two there already too! Onwards and upwards eh! 😀

  9. If we were having coffee (and for me, it would have to be at Cuppers, because I know the people who own the place!) I would tell you I was going to write a private message to you anyway this morning, But now I will use this opportunity to say that I know Lethbridge and have a number of friends there in the library, the university, former booksellers, and even my university roommate from several decades ago lives in the city! Best of luck with the new university programme, and if your daughter is ever looking for books to read and review on her blog, she can ask me for suggestions. I’ve promoted a number of authors, many living in Alberta, who write for teens. Thanks for the coffee break, Rosie!

  10. If we were having coffee (and for me, it would have to be at Cuppers, because I know the people who own the place!) I would tell you I was going to write a private message to you anyway this morning, But now I will use this opportunity to say that I know Lethbridge and have a number of friends there in the library, the university, former booksellers, and even my university roommate from several decades ago lives in the city! Best of luck with the new university programme, and if your daughter is ever looking for books to read and review on her blog, she can ask me for suggestions. I’ve promoted a number of authors, many living in Alberta, who write for teens. Thanks for the coffee break, Rosie!

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