Coffee Talk 09.27.20

Some mornings I sit down to write this post, and the words just flow. Other mornings, I’m unsure where to start. This is one of those mornings.

It’s not that nothing has happened this week. In fact, it was one of the busiest I’ve had in a long time, but I can’t remember much of it. Does that happen to you?

I looked back at my calendar to see why I feel that way, and I realized it was just the combination of a bunch of work commitments, as well as a lot of appointments that kept me out of the house, and in addition to all that, the memorial service on Friday.

The service was very small, mostly family and a few close friends, and it was good to finally get closure after all these months, but strange to be wearing masks at a funeral. It was a relief to get to the luncheon afterwards, where we could talk a little more normally. Fortunately the weather was nice, and we were able to dine outside.

Yesterday was dreary, and I actually took a 2-hour nap in the afternoon. That was lovely, and much needed.

We went out to dinner again last night, and it did rain at one point, but we were under a big tent. It’s amazing what restaurants are able to do to make outdoor dining comfortable in inclement weather. There were also big heat lamps set around, which we didn’t need, but I guess it’s a sign of what’s to come.

This week should be a lot less hectic, although I get to go back to the dentist for fillings, and I have a couple of chiropractor appointments. Hopefully they will be my last for a while; my neck feels 99% better. He does active release, which has proved to be very effective, at least for whatever ails my neck.

And I finally graduated from PT, so that will give me some time back in my week.

I’ve decided that I much prefer the chiropractor to the physical therapy because it’s such a quick appointment. He works his magic, and I’m in and out in 20 minutes. Unfortunately, the place I’m going is almost 30 minutes away, so it still takes a chunk of time out of my day.

I’m trying to do my run/walking more consistently, and that feels good. I want to start doing that 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene again too. (It’s on YouTube, if you’re wondering.)

Maybe I’ll start that today since it’s so humid and gloomy outside. It’s not raining, but it’s just heavy out there.

We don’t have any plans after church today, so that will be nice. I guess I need to start thinking about what I’m going to post, now that we are wrapping up 22 Days of Fall Fashion!

After we wrap up these style series, it always takes me a few days to get my sea legs under me again, so to speak. As always, I’m open to ideas.

What are you all looking for this fall? More cozy, at-home looks, or are you getting out and about some? Do you have some events on your calendar? And of course, we’re headed into gift guide season.

I wonder what the holidays will look like this year.

We’ve been talking about what to do for our kids’ birthdays, which are coming up fast. Becca turns 15 in October, David turns 21 in November, and Caroline turns 18 in December!

It’s a big year, but I’m not sure what we can actually do for them. Maybe we should invest in some of those heat lamps for our deck.

Anyway, I need to get off here and get ready for church.

Sorry for the randomness today… although I guess most of these Coffee Talk posts are pretty random. That’s sort of the point. Today just really feels all over the place, for some reason. At least, that’s how I’m feeling.

I hope you’re having a good weekend, and that you’re able to escape a bit from whatever may be causing you stress or anxiety today. There’s a lot of that going around.

Be good to yourself and to those around you, and take some time for you, if you can.