Coffee Talk 05.26.19

It’s been a leisurely, slow weekend around here… the perfect kind, in my opinion. I hope yours has been similarly satisfying, whether it’s been leisurely or not.

We hosted friends on Friday night, which was fun, and then yesterday I spent the entire day puttering around the house. I did some work in the morning, and I sat out by the pool with my book for most of the afternoon. I didn’t put on a stitch of makeup, and I probably didn’t burn more than 100 calories all day.

My older daughter, however, had a very productive day. She completely reorganized the kitchen pantry and several cabinets that were in desperate need of attention. I’m telling you, having teenagers isn’t all bad!

Paul grilled steaks for dinner, and then I fell asleep trying to finish my book. So yeah, all in all, a very lazy day!

I’m still working on The Seven Sisters, which is pretty good, but a little more explicit in parts than I prefer. It’s not enough to prevent me from finishing the book or reading more of the series, I just feel the need to make that disclaimer since I recommended it. In the future, maybe I’ll wait to mention books I’m reading until I’ve finished them — at least that way I can give a thorough review — but overall I’m enjoying the storyline very much.

It’s one of those that flips back and forth between the present and the past, which I always find fascinating, and it does give a little history lesson along the way, although not a lot. It’s mostly a fluffy beach read… which I’m totally down for. We don’t have too much on our agenda for today, so I’m hoping to wrap it up this afternoon. I’m at about 88%, I believe.

Beyond that, we don’t have much going on. The girls are excited to be wrapping up the school year here in a couple of weeks, and I’m sure my son is eager to start his summer camp job. At least, I know I am. Ha!

Not that he’s a problem to have at home. In fact, I hardly see him, as he’s taken his video game console to his bedroom so we don’t have to listen to it. But I will be glad for him to spend a few weeks in the great outdoors, doing things that are far more productive than perfecting his Fortnite skills… which are pretty impressive, from what his friends tell me. #thingsthatmakeamamaproud

We’ve also been working on my younger daughter’s room makeover. She’s got her new bed and bedding, curtains, and a few wall hangings; and we’re planning to get it painted for her in a couple of weeks.

It’s making me anxious to do some work on my own bedroom. We never did much beyond painting and moving our furniture in. I have 4 or 5 windows to dress, and I ordered a pair of panels and one curtain rod planning to hang it and make sure I like it before ordering the rest.

Would you believe, that was January 3rd!?!

I guess I should make sure they’re still available before we go to the effort of hanging it. If I can’t get more, it’s a moot point.

Anyway, how pathetic is that??? Usually we’re the type of people to get stuff done, but there’s something about that curtain… I guess it’s because Paul detests hanging curtains, and having bare windows in the bedroom doesn’t bother me like it doesn’t downstairs in our living areas. I’m just not in there enough, and I never think about it at a convenient time for him to help me with it. I think I’m going to put that on our priority list for tomorrow.

On that note, I better sign off here and get my run in before the sun gets too high. I’m loving how early it gets light out now, but I have to make a concerted effort to get out there before it gets too warm. Which is fine, because I like getting my exercise over with and getting on with my day, but I do have to keep an eye on the clock. If I wait too long, I end up walking more than running because the heat saps my energy.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!