Coffee To Go

Two weeks ago i read a post from MizFit that both inspired me and made me want to sit down write. If you’ve never met MizFit, you should. She is someone i adore and want to be. From a fitness/healthy living/weight standpoint, she is honest about what works for her and just rolls with things. Now, this might not be how she feels about life but that’s how she comes across to me. I also admire her because when you engage with her via Social Media, she responds. Not everyone does that so i find it especially meaningful that she does. But i digress.

I feel like life has beaten the life out of me lately. When i read this post i immediately loved the sentiment behind sitting down and having coffee. Or, putting some thoughts on paper. As a “thinker” this also helps me relieve stress. While i adore Carla and leap at any opportunity to chat with her, on some level, i think my brain also recognized this as a much-needed way to keep my sanity.

Without further ado… If we had coffee, i would tell you i’m overwhelmed but trying not to admit it. I really, really love my job but the past four weeks have been travel all the time. It’s taken a toll on me. But i feel overwhelmed mostly because all this travel resulted in me letting my nieces down. They were supposed to visit in early June and because of work i dropped the ball on making arrangements. The thing about kids is that they still love you and move on. But i know i messed up and i feel really, really bad.

I’ve started reading again and i’d like to tell you about this amazing book i finished. I didn’t figure out “who done it” until much later than my friends but that doesn’t make me a bad person does it? Now, i’m sad because the follow-up book isn’t quite as good. I’d like to know what you are reading. I want, i need, more good book recommendations.

If you pushed me enough, i would admit that i’m worried about money. All the time. I can’t help it. Do you ever get to a point where you feel you have enough and save enough? My worries are compounded right now because our AC unit is having some “issues.” It’s possible we are looking at having to buy a brand new unit. And we still need a new computer. And my suitcase broke on my last work trip. What’s that phrase? When it rains it pours…

I’d like to tell you that on my next work trip to Phoenix, i want to stay an extra day to see the Grand Canyon. Even though it might be in July, it will be so cool. Won’t it? Hot, yes. Cool, yes?

I’d like to ask you about strollers. You see, i’m going to be an Aunt again (6x Auntie!!) and promised to get my brother a double stroller. They want a Bob’s. I think Phil and Ted’s is more practical. Does it matter? What is really the best stroller, what do you like and why?

And of course, i would tell you that in 21 days i am off on the 180 mile Trek Across Maine with my Dad. I don’t think i’ve ever seen him this excited about something. At least something we are doing together. He has started calling every day to ask how my training is going. I know his heart is in the right place but it’s getting redundant. Not to mention stressful.

I must tell you i’m sorry for monopolizing the conversation. How was Disneyland? I promise to be a better listener when met again for coffee and you tell me what’s on your mind.

Author: Judi Kennedy

Wanderlust. A professional aunt, fitness enthusiast, dog owner and avid reader the rest of the time.

6 thoughts on “Coffee To Go”

    1. Well you made my day and i’m happy we had coffee. Please feel free to share and thank you for asking. That’s really kind of you. Sorry for the slow response. Was dealing with the AC repairmen. Fun times!

  1. If you like crime thrillers, the Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell is quite good. I am impressed by her writing, especially when you know she has churned out a book a year for the last two decades and counting! I started picking them up at the used book store for under $2/book. I have read through the first 5 a few times and would be happy to mail them to you. This won’t take much off your $ worries, BUT, when money is tight, I always feel like entertainment gets cut from the budget first and then it’s like, “why am I working again?!” Shoot me an email with your address and I can post them this weekend. Carla can vouch for the fact that I am not a crazy person 🙂

  2. Nice post! I understand a lot of the feelings here.

    A book I’m thoroughly enjoying now is A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnally. It takes place in the Finger Lakes region on NY state somewhere around the turn of the last century. (it is so hard for me to write that! I still think “the turn of the century automatically means 1900s not 2000s….)

    1. Oh my gosh, i totally know what you mean about ‘turn of the century.’ Thanks for the reco, i will add this to my reading list!

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