Virtual Coffee Date

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Let’s have a virtual coffee and talk, shall we? I first came across the idea of a “virtual coffee date” on the blog Eat, Live, Run and I just love the idea. Basically, it’s as if you and I are conversing over a hot coffee (or whatever your little heart desires)—what would we say to each other? 

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Today, I would tell you the following…

I have the next week off of work to relax and enjoy the holiday. Let me tell you…I’m thrilled! Two things—I love the holidays, and I’ve been super stressed lately. So, this time away is happening at exactly the right time. Lately, I just don’t feel like I’ve had time to take care of myself. I haven’t been able to read as much, am 4 episodes behind on Grey’s Anatomy, and have an entire stack of movies waiting to be watched. These are things I need in life to take care of myself. S and I will definitely be having a movie marathon tonight. Sometimes it’s good to just stare at the TV and do nothing else, right? Right.

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I would tell you that I get to meet my new niece for this first time next week. I absolutely adore babies and can’t wait to snuggle her. I’ll also get to see my sweet little nephew who just turned 3. He’s an absolute delight! I will also be seeing my oldest niece—she’s almost 13, which makes me feel old!! Love having these kids in my life.

I would tell you that S and I have a double date next week with my best friend from elementary school and her boyfriend. We’re having dinner and dessert at her house. We’ve never done this before, so I’m definitely excited. It’ll be the first time we’re meeting her boyfriend, too. We were going to go for sushi, but decided to keep it low-key, so we can all get to know one another. We’ll be having French onion soup, spinach-ricotta lasagna rolls, and peanut butter cup cheesecake with coffee. Does it get any better?

I would tell you that Thanksgiving dinner will be at my parents’ house, and it’s going to be a little bittersweet. It’ll be our last Thanksgiving dinner there because my parents sold their house and will be moving next month. I have mixed feelings because it’s my childhood home…it’s where I grew up. My dad renovated that house inside and out. It was so old and rundown when we first moved in 22 years ago, but my dad saw something that none of us could…he knew he could renovate and make it amazing, and he did just that. It’ll be so weird not celebrating Christmas there this year.

Well, I think that’s all I needed to get off my chest. If we were conversing over a latte, what would you say to me? What do you need to get off your chest? It took me a long time to realize that it’s better to just talk and let things out, instead of just keeping it all in.

I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Until next time…:o)

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