Coffee Talk 06.02.19

Greetings and good morning on this first Sunday in June! I hope everyone’s having a good weekend. I only have a few minutes here before I need to head out the door, so this is a short Coffee Talk.

I actually got myself ready for church before writing this post, so we could get an outfit picture outside. I’m not usually ready in time — thus the mirror selfies, but it’s always nice when I can get a “real” picture.

Do you notice anything different?

We just recently had our front walk and landscaping replaced. The plants and bushes were all overgrown, so I had been wanting to get that freshened up. And then we had an issue with the front walk sinking from the ground under and around it settling over the years, and the front step was too high to meet code. We had originally hoped to just fix the existing walk, but both professionals we spoke with advised us to replace the whole thing. Annnd there goes the tax return! Haha!

But truly, we didn’t even notice how worn the old one was until they pointed out other issues besides the front step, and it is so nice to have a fresh, new front sidewalk. Not to mention, it’s a much nicer backdrop to my outfit pictures!

I really like the stone pavers we picked; I feel like they complement the stone on the front of the house better than the brick pavers did. And it’s also really fun to see the new plants start to fill in.

We have a couple of hydrangeas, which I love, and there are some other flowering plants just starting to show color. I didn’t pick any of them, I just went with the plans the landscaper showed us (a gardener, I am not) so it’s fun to see what develops a they start to bloom.

In other news, we spent yesterday afternoon at the Chester County Blues BBQ. We’ve gone several times over the past 6 – 7 years, and it’s always a good time. If you’re local and like outdoor music festivals, you should definitely check it out.

My younger daughter had a birthday party to attend, and my son was fine with hanging back to drive her to that, so it was only my older daughter who went with us. She’s the one who is really into it, so that worked out. We brought the dog, and a couple of friends joined us, plus the weather was absolutely perfect. It was a really fun, laidback Saturday afternoon.

It’s hard to believe there’s only one week left of school for the girls! They’re counting down the days until they’re done, and I’m sure my son is counting down the days until he goes to camp. This will be his 3rd year being a camp counselor, and he really seems to enjoy it.

I’ll miss him, but of course I’ve gotten used to him being gone for weeks at a time. Plus we’ll be heading to Maine for our family vacation once his camp is over, so we have that to look forward to.

I better grab some breakfast and head out the door so I’m not late. It’s a chronic problem I’m trying to overcome, and it’s an uphill battle. You really do have to shift the way you think and plan your time, but I’m determined to develop better habits. Life is so much less stressful when you’re not running late.

Have a blessed Sunday!