Saturday Morning #CoffeeTalk

pennsylvania fall

You know those days when you think you’re gonna get SO much accomplished, and then life happens and not so much gets accomplished…. that was my yesterday.

I had a whole day at home, even cancelled a lunch date with a friend so I could get a head-start on some blog-related projects (fun stuff in the works!!!), and then between the emails and everything else, I still didn’t accomplish everything I’d hoped to. Some days are just like that, I guess.

So I did what any other practical woman would do, I worked an extra hour and ordered Chinese takeout for dinner. Trust me, no one complained.

I secretly LOVE Chinese takeout. Okay, so it’s not so much a secret. I know it’s horrible for you, but it really hits the spot on a Friday night, especially accompanied by a glass of New Zealand Sauvingnon Blanc. The place we order from is family-run, and their kids answer the phone and take orders. I think it’s adorable, although I did have to say my phone number three times before he got it right last night. My kids are such bums compared to those kids. Those kids will definitely grow up with a work ethic most kids around here will never know.

Sometimes I wonder what I’m doing, letting my kids spend most of their out-of-school hours doing whatever the heck they want. And then I feel guilty those days that they’re too consumed with homework and housework and music lessons to have any “free time.” It’s a weak generation we’re raising. In most cultures, kids the ages of mine would be working alongside their parents or getting married. I tell them that every once in a while when they complain, and they look at me like I have two heads.

I write this while my littlest watches another rerun of The Suite Life. Oh, well. It’s Saturday, what can I say?

Yesterday was kind of dreary, but today looks like it’s going to be another gorgeous fall day. This seems like the longest fall in Pennsylvania history, and I mean that in a good way. It’s been beautiful for months, and the trees still have about 30% of their leaves, despite the rain we’ve had.

Yes, I’m talking about the weather. But as I look out my window at the early morning sunshine lighting up the orange and yellow trees behind my development, I can’t help but comment on it. I wish we had time to take a drive out into the country just for the fun of it, but I have a baby shower to attend this afternoon, and the kids have stuff going on this morning so I guess that’s out.

I’m excited about the baby shower, though. It’s always fun to spend time with family, and there’s nothing quite as exciting as a new mom being born.

Hope y’all have a great Saturday!