Join Me! If We Were Having Coffee – #3

Join Me! If We Were Having Coffee – #3

Hello Weekend

It’s been a long, challenging week for me but it’s Friday and I am looking forward to this weekend. It’s been awhile since I wrote an “If We Were Having Coffee” segment and thought today would be a perfect day for one.

If I had my way, we would be having our coffee and conversation in a quaint coffee shop (No, Starbucks here) where we could people watch, but it’s 6 am here so for now we are stuck inside. I hope you don’t mind.

Grab your cup of coffee or tea, sit and let’s chat for awhile.

Read the first and second “If We Were Having Coffee” posts.

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Let’s begin. If we were having coffee. . .

  • I’d tell you that my girls and I have been watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Although Team Canada are low in the medal count, our women athletes are kicking it! #playlikeagirl
  • I’d tell you that I have been slow to returning comments on my blog but this weekend I will catch up for sure!
  • I’d tell you that my 11- year old is playing outdoor soccer in a competitive league. Two weekends ago, she sprained her ankle quite badly at a soccer tournament. It’s still not fully healed but hoping that she will do okay at this weekend’s soccer provincials. I bought an ankle brace and hoping that will help.
  • I’d tell you that I have been trying to get my oldest to look for a summer job. I have really struggled why she is not motivated to get one. Any tips would be appreciated.
  • I’d tell you that although the oldest does not have a summer job, I am really happy that she is helping out around the house while I am at work. I was a horrible teenager with even a worse attitude. I am blessed that my daughter does not talk back. She helps out when she can.
  • I’d tell you that work can be quite stressful. We have been short staffed for quite some time and my energy is not in top form. So, I am hoping to take some time off once everyone is back from their summer holidays.
  • I’d tell you that I am that last couple of days I have been feeling mentally and physically exhausted. Yesterday, I fell asleep on my lunch break and was almost late going back to work. Thank goodness my youngest woke me up. I took another nap after work. And to top it off, I fell asleep again while waiting for her soccer practice to be over. Her coach called and I was 45 min late picking her up. Worst mom ever! LOL
  • I’d tell you that I wish that summer would slow down as I feel that I haven’t been able to enjoy it as I do most years. I need more time to go swimming, more bbqs and spending time with family and friends. Summer is going by way too fast!
  • I’d tell you that with my daughters back means I have my movie watching partners back too! In the last couple of weeks, we have watched Alice Through The Looking Glass and the new Jason Bourne movie. Matt Damon is quite buff in this movie and I’ll admit I have a bit of a crush on him.
  • I’d tell you that I attended my second “Heart of the City” committee meeting the other night. They are so welcoming and I felt at ease to ask questions and provide my input. I think I am going to enjoy sitting on this committee.

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

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Hey, I’m Rosie! I am a strategy consultant from Alberta, Canada. I provide smart, savvy women with advice on their goals and future direction so that they can plan effective strategies for growth, whether it’s personal or business-related. I’ve been featured on Annette’s Rochelle Aben’s radio show “Perspectivepower” and ceoMom’s. When I am not blogging, you’ll find you me drinking coffee, making popcorn and hanging out with my two daughters. If I can follow my dreams, you can too!

9 thoughts on “Join Me! If We Were Having Coffee – #3

  1. Hi Rosie! Found you through fabulous Hannah’s fabulous #weekendblogshare Well. You asked for ideas about the summer job reluctance thing. Now this may sound harsh, but it worked for my mother when I was a teen, and it worked for me when my own daughter (now 25) was one too. Basically, it’s this. You tell the Reluctant One that you provide food, clothing, shelter, education, etc. But that he/she must any ‘extras’. Works pretty well. Good luck!

  2. nikkifrankhamilton says:

    I love this installment. I think that really getting to know other bloggers is the biggest benefit of blogging. And it’s so nice to get to know you. I have been watching on Facebook and Instagram, I’m so happy that your girls are home with you! What a great feeling to snuggle in on the couch with them. My daughter has a job and she loves it. The ability to buy the things that she wants has been the biggest reason for her to keep working. She loves going to the movies, or having her friends spend the night and ordering late night pizza. She is really into makeup and has ordered some on her own. Perhaps you should have your daughter write a wish list of things she wants and show her how she could do that with a job. But maybe she just misses you and wants to spend time with you instead of working? I hope that you figure it out, and that you both end up happy.

    • Thanks for your kind words, Nikki. Your comment about her wanting to spend time with me makes sense. She’s made money from babysitting since she was 11 or 12 years old. She has always had money as she is not much a spender, she would rather save her money. Eventually something will click and she’ll realize what opportunities that can come if she gets a job of her own. But thank you for giving me the insight that she might just need a little more time at home.

  3. I’m so sorry that you’ve been so tired Rosie and that your daughter sprained her ankle. I’d tell you that my 4 year old son is enjoying the olympics so much and it’s really inspiring him to want to be an athlete. Thanks for joining the #weekendblogshare

  4. I’m glad you have your girls back, and are enjoying yourself with them as much as possible.

    I hope your youngest’ ankle heals up quickly, and that you can figure out how to persuade your oldest daughter to get a Summer job. I’m glad she’s helping out at home in the meantime though.

    There’s never enough time to do all the fun things… Enjoy it as much as you can, and just be glad for the amount of Summer activities you manage to fit in.

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