Coffee Talk #OldSchoolBlogging Vol. 3

coffee talk

Good Saturday morning to you! I don’t know why I sound chipper. It’s been a rough week, but I always feel optimistic in the early hours of the morning. I love the feeling of a new day and a clean slate.

It’s been our first week of summer vacation, and I’ll tell you the truth. It hasn’t been pretty. The kids are bored, the TV has been on way too much, and I’m not getting nearly as much done as I’d like. But the good news is, I’ve been able to spend a few relaxing afternoons at the pool.

pool

My goal is to get up extra early, plow through as much work as I can without getting distracted by the unnecessaries, and then take the afternoon off and spend it with the kids at the pool. In other words, I’m trying to relax and enjoy the summer but it’s not as easy as it sounds. (I don’t do relax well.)

Next week should be a little bit better because at least one child is lined up for summer camp. For my older crew, I’m hoping to schedule some play dates or whatever they call them now. (I’m not allowed to say play dates… I guess they “hang out” when they reach double digits?) Any-WHO. I hope to get some friends lined up because the screens really need a break.

This morning I’m about 60% excited and 40% nervous because today I have my first Stella & Dot Trunk Show. I hope it goes well. I can’t wait to share the brand new engravables that are finally available for order. Have you seen them? They’ll make such awesome gifts. Of course I’ve already ordered one for myself. (To me, from me gifts are the best kind!!) I was hoping mine would be here by now so I could show you but it’s taking a few more days than normal because of the engraving, I guess. SO this is the best I could do.

Stella Dot Engravables Are Here

Right now they’re only available through a consultant or at a trunk show, so if you’re interested, feel free to zap me an email! You can use the CONTACT link in the menu bar at the top of this page.

In other news, I’ve been riding my bike. I took it out once to the trail and then twice on the roads around my house. It’s a catch-22. I want the hills for the workout, but if the hills are too big, then I can barely pedal. I try to go out when it’s not too trafficky, but I did get caught on a hill yesterday with a lane closure and a flagman holding up traffic while I pumped up the hill. No pressure there! I suppose I’l get used to it, right?

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Meanwhile, my foot’s a wreck and I know something has to be done. I was hoping that if I ignored it long enough, it would go away (the plantar fasciitis, not the foot) but that’s not happening so now I have to find time to get that injection and hope and pray that it restores my foot to some semblance of normal. It sucks to realize that I’m at the point where it’s not even about running again. I’m just hoping to be able to walk without limping again.

What else can I tell ya? I got my hair cut and colored yesterday. It’s been getting so long, I had him take off an inch or so.

haircut

Do you remember when I didn’t have hair? I really thought it would never grow back in. Sometimes I still have to pinch myself to believe that I have hair again. I still have no idea why it got so thin or why it’s grown back in. I’m trying not to worry about it happening again and just be thankful.

Finally, in case you missed it, my cookbook is finally here! Well, almost. The Everything Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Cookbook is NOW available for pre-order at Amazon.com!!!

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They tell me that preorders are super important to the success of a new book, so please feel free to share with your friends or anyone you know who might be interested. It’s only $13.31 at Amazon right now. I’m not sure what the final price will be so grab it while you can!

I guess I need to go make myself look like a Stella & Dot consultant. I’m still sitting here in my yoga pants, and I have a party in a couple of hours! I hope you enjoy your weekend!!