Weekend Update

I never got around to this month’s Coffee Talk, so here’s a little snippet of the past month {via Instagram faves}.

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1//riding bikes with friends. 2//last day of school cheeses. 3//turning the big 3.0. 4//girls weekend with college chi-o loves. 5//building forts of course. 6//early morning running with half naked babies.

Linkies.

Two Point Five. <<—The Kynado turns 2 1/2, oh my.

Beat the Heat: Treadmill Boredom Busters. Workouts from some of my fave trainers.

11 Surprising Ways to Prevent Sunburn – with food, of all things

Coffee Chitter Chatter

Woaaah. It’s MAY. Time for another little morning chat: coffee date

If we were having coffee this morning, here’s what I’d blabber to you about:

//It wasn’t the best week in toddlerhood-land. I may have called the husband and bartered my evening out for him coming home from work early. I never even once did that during newborn colicky reflux days, so that’s saying a lot. I ended up surviving on my own but just admitting defeat felt pretty good.

//I have two girls trips this month {and this year probably;)} and especially after the past few weeks with said toddler antics, I’m super super excited and grateful.

//The doctor said I could probably get away with “slipping” occasionally on gluten {but not dairy} without feeling bad now. I did, and when I say I did, I DID. Forget overboard, I went straight off the deepend and it was bad, bad news.

//Some of my favorite April photos a la Instagram.

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1. Dairy-free, gluten-free fro-yo at TCBY, made with Silk Almond milk. Word on the street is coconut is coming soon. woohoo! 2. A fave staple dinner {and lunch}, sweet potato chicken patties. Recipe coming next time I make them and don’t consume them before photographing for real. 3. One of the toddler’s favorite lines, “Where’d it go?!” 4. So so grateful for my wonderful friends who can make a bad day good in half a second. 5. My favorite buddy in the whole wide world, blowing bubbles on Easter. 6. Picking wildflowers {aka weeds} – it’s the little things that make life sweet.

What’ve you been up to?

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Coffee Talkin’

It’s coffee talk day; a day to virtually catch up on the random happenings of life that don’t always make it into a blog post or daily conversation.

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That means if we were sitting down having coffee together, here’s what I’d tell you:

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//My beyond-early riser has been doing his version of sleeping in this week and it’s phenomenal. I’m actually sitting here typing this with a hot cup of coffee.

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//A third of the staff {the real employees not the writers} at the company I write for were laid off last month. Hundreds of people were left unexpectedly without jobs and those that remain are left wondering for how long. I miss working with my fabulous editor; how she pushed me to make my pieces better and my angles unique.

//Yesterday I attended the 4th Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by the Junior League of Greensboro, an organization most of you know I love. I was selected as one of five women to participate in the launch year of a leadership development program called Climb365, where we’ll each be following our dreams for 365 days and sharing our progress with the world on the Climb365 blog. I’ll probably be asking for your support {aka to read} along the way. Our first entries went live yesterday as they announced the participants.

//Oh and Jenna Bush Hager spoke at the Summit. NBD.

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//I’d probably also tell you, but maybe not because I like denial, that my knee hurts. I’m trying to build strength in my legs so I can stay uninjured this time around, but those exercises hurt my knee. Hmmph. It’s a rough cycle. But baby steps.

//In exactly one month I’ll be heading for out for a girls weekend with some of my best friends and sorority sisters from college. I’m not going to tell you how long we’ve been friends now because that’d let you do the math and figure out that we’re actually getting old. Speaking of, I roll into the next decade the week we get back.

So that’s my early Saturday morning ramblings. What would you talk about over coffee?