It’s been awhile since we’ve had a coffee date together!
I love coffee talk (or wine talk!) posts; they’re a great chance to just chat about whatever and cover all sorts of random things that have been going on. Plus, it feels like two old friends getting together when you let me know what’s been going on with you, too. So let’s get to it!
If we were having coffee together right now, I’d tell you that our household has been struggling with sickness for a few weeks now. Ever since Zachary started at childcare, it has been one illness after another. The latest is a chesty cough combined with an ear infection (for him), and the remains of a common cold for me. It’s tough because he’s only a baby, so there’s not too much we can really do for him in terms of medicine to help him feel better. In addition to some ear drops that the doctor prescribed, we’ve been diffusing lots of Thieves essential oil and rubbing his chest with a Respiratory Congestion essential oil diluted in coconut oil (sort of like an all-natural Vicks Vaporub). He seems to be on the mend, which is a sight for sore eyes!
If we were having coffee together right now, I’d ask you about your secrets for having enough energy to get through the day. Maybe it’s because I’ve been sick, but I’ve been having a tough time feeling like I can power through to the end of the day and still have the gumption I need to clean up the kitchen and tidy the house at the end of the night. As it stands I’m relying on coffee in the mornings and bubbly water at night, but I’m looking for a sustainable, healthy way to keep my energy levels up because I’ll have some big life changes again soon and I’ll need all the edge I can get! More on that below…
If we were having coffee together right now, I’d tell you that I’m both excited and nervous to be starting work on my Masters degree again this week! I took a break from my postgraduate studies while pregnant and during the early months of our son’s life in order to concentrate on learning how to be a mum and to get an idea of what kind of sleeper he would turn out to be. I knew I’d need a few good nap times to get any uni work done, so I wanted to wait and see if he would be a baby that naps before I signed up to courses again. Luckily he is pretty much a champ when it come to nap times, so I feel confident to jump back into my study now. I’ll have one unit finished up around May or June, and the second should be complete around October…and then I’m DONE! I can’t wait. This has been a lot of work over five long years, and to be able to finish it all up this year will be a major blessing.
If we were having coffee together right now, I’d probably mention that I’m going back to work in April, and then say I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I’m having a hard time coping with the idea of heading back and leaving my baby, so let’s just table that one for now! (Max had a leave day last week and we headed down the coast to Victor Harbour for a family day…the idea of not being able to do stuff like this on a whim is tough.)
If we were having coffee right now, I’d ask about your family and how you’re going this new year. We’d probably marvel at the fact that it’s already March and talk about how time flies, because once you hit thirty you start to talk in cliches like that, sometimes. I have, anyway.
If we were having coffee together right now, I’d ask you if you have any secrets for lawn care. We busted our butts to put in a beautiful lawn late last year in our backyard, and 85% of it is now brown and dead. It’s so disappointing! I’m used to growing things in pots, not across a large bit of ground, so I’m feeling a little hopeless about it all. Hopefully when winter comes it will all grow back? Is that how lawns work?
If we were having coffee together right now I’d probably shove a jar or bottle into your hand and ask you to try my latest creation…a body balm, room spray, lotion, hand wash, beard oil (if you’re a guy!) or body scrub. I’ve been making all sorts of homemade, organic, skincare items and I’m so excited to hopefully start making them for other people, too. So far they’ve only been gifts, but I’d like to start a little business with them once day. I’m using only the best ingredients and have been really happy so far with the beautiful products I’m making. I choose these essential oils and hopefully I’ll share some of my recipes with you soon so you can DIY at home, too.
If we were having coffee together right now I’d ask for your Netflix suggestions! We don’t watch a lot of TV around here, but sometimes after dinner and once our baby is in bed, it’s nice to sit down together and relax with a show. We’ve done Stranger Things, The OA, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Brooklyn 99…any other suggestions?
Ok, I better go and start working on my proposal for uni. It’s been nice chatting with you! Please tell me a little about what’s going on in your world!