Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk with Jo-Lynne

Greetings, friends! Happy Sunday!

Some weeks I sit down to write these posts with so much to say, and other weeks there seems to be so little to say. This week is the latter, but I hate to skip my Coffee Talk again because it seems like I haven’t written one in ages.

On the other hand, it feels rather presumptuous to think that you really care about what is going on in my day to day life. I mean, I spend the larger part of my days sitting at the computer putting blog posts together. I get up occasionally to change over the wash or make another cup of coffee. It’s really not all that exciting. (Of course, it also feels presumptuous to think that anyone cares what I wear on a daily basis, and y’all seem to like that, so here we are!)

This week I did a lot of running, with my daughter taking PSSAs at a remote location (she does cyber charter school from home) and then various appointments sprinkled in there.

Then my younger daughter ended up staying home from her school on Friday with a sore throat and head congestion. I took her to the Urgent Care (best invention since sliced bread) to rule out strep, but it appears to be something viral so there wasn’t much they could do for her. She started to perk up yesterday, so that’s a relief. She can’t afford to miss more school this year.

After a week of running hither and yon, I’ve stayed put all weekend, and it’s been nice to just be home.

I wish I could say that I accomplished all I’ve been wanting to accomplish as far as getting the house organized, but I ended up working on blog posts most of yesterday. Since I wasn’t home much this week, I was behind, plus, I’ll choose to work on the blog before organizing the house anytime!

I appreciate all the feedback on the white jeans post and just your support in general this week (and always.) Sometimes I really wish I didn’t have such an unconventional “job” and the baggage that comes along with it, but I guess all jobs have baggage. They’re just all different. I’m sure I’d still be blogging even if were just a hobby; I like the community and the camaraderie too much to give it up, so I guess it’s cool that I was able to make it into a source of income as well. It just seems like it would all be simpler if the line between work and play wasn’t so blurry.

Let’s see, what else?

Well, I have another trip coming up next week. I know I said I’d be home for a while, but this invitation came up suddenly. In fact, it’s been a bit of a logistical nightmare to get my travel arrangements secured. It doesn’t help that I’m a bit of a diva when I travel. I don’t want to deal with connecting flights (I live in Philadelphia, so I rarely have to) and I’m picky about my seat assignment. I usually plan my trips far enough in advance that it’s not a big deal, but at this late date, pickin’s are slim. Why PR companies wait until the very last minute to schedule these press trips is beyond me, but that seems to be the way it goes.

I’m not supposed to say where I’m going just yet… but I can soon! I’m looking forward to it, as long as I can get a decent plane flight. (I’m hoping to finalize that tomorrow.)

Today we have our usual church commitments this morning, and then the rest of the day is free. I’m not EVEN going to say I hope to finish my spring organizing. We’ll just see how it plays out.

Actually, with the weather we’re having this week, it’s a good thing I still have some winter clothes laying around. We are getting some unseasonably cold temperatures right now — the highs are in the 50s. At least the sun is shining, so I can’t complain, and it also makes for great running weather.

I’m still struggling with consistency on that front, but I’m doing a little better. I hope to keep the trend going. It’s easier to fit it in now that it’s getting lighter earlier in the mornings; I just have to be disciplined enough to get off my tuches and get out there before I need to start getting ready for outfit photos or whatever else I have on the day’s agenda.

Well, for having nothing to say this morning, I guess that’s something.

One final thing. You may (or may not) have noticed the new email signup on my sidebar. It isn’t working yet, but it will be soon. In a few days, I’m rolling out a new and improved email format that I think is really exciting.

It has taken to get it up and running. I really don’t know why it’s taking so long, as I paid for it months ago, but as they say, it is what it is. Once it’s finalized, I think it’s going to be really cool. If you’re not signed up and you want to be, you can sign up for the daily option here, and the weekly option here.

Updated to add – the book I mentioned a while back, Slightly South of Simple, is now available for sale! I’ll attach a quick YouTube video of the author, Kristin Harvey, talking about the story and her inspiration for it. It makes a good summer beach read!

Okay, I think that’s it for me! I hope you all have a restful and blessed Sunday.