Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee today…


I found this meme a while back on Study.Read.Write. and I have not followed up on posting on it regularly.  But, I love the premise, so I’m going to go ahead and post for a second time today (!).  Two posts in one day, talk about unprecedented!  So, grab a cup o’ joe and join me at the table!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you how much I wish I was rich or had investors who would give me some money to start a coffee shop here in Chico that had a kid’s play place – kind of like this place, which isn’t too far from us.  I really need to get some work done and I really need some coffee right now, but none of the coffee shops in Chico have much to offer a six year old.  So, here I sit.  It is probably better this way because it saves me money and allows me to get stuff done around the house, but I still think it would make a ton of money if it opened here.  So, there is my retirement plan.  I might ask if you know any investors I could hit up – or if you have some extra cash laying around yourself.  I guarantee it would be a money maker.  I can’t count the number of times mothers in the mothers club have talked about where to go for coffee and a play date.  McDonald’s just doesn’t cut it, but it is one of the only choices to keep smaller kids entertained.

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I’m dreading going back to work on Monday.  Really.  Dreading it.  I’m not usually like this after a week off, but this time I really enjoyed my time off and I can see it extending well into the future and not becoming a disappointment to me.  Of course, not having an income would become a disappointment to me, so I’ll be going back to work for sure.  🙂

If we were having coffee today, I would talk about how I’m torn between wanting to be more physically fit and just not having the motivation to do what needs to be done to make that happen.  I did a one mile fun walk this morning with my DD that was done in coordination with a 5K fun run and I really want to do 5Ks, but I HATE running.  I always have.  I used to swim competitively and I always felt like I was built for water sports, not those on the ground and running was a particularly painful enterprise for me.  But, now I have a bad shoulder thanks to the 20+ years of competitive swimming so I need to find some other form of exercise.  My schedule really kills my ability to take classes since it is constantly changing, so running seems like the simplest and most reasonable alternative.  But, it is running.  5Ks are always so much fun and seem so social.  I would love to be able to do that short amount of running and run in one once a month or so.  So, I might ask you if you had any advice for me to stick with a couch to 5K program.  I also might ask if you had advice about good shoes because that has also been a sticking point for me in the past.  I have a decent pair of Sauconys now, so I feel like I might have what I need in the short term.  Hmmmmmmm…

At this point, I would probably say I should get back home to grade and clean and grade and watch more of the Murder She Wrote marathon on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.  I would ask if you have some time next weekend for coffee again, as this was really a nice break…


9 thoughts on “If we were having coffee today…”

  1. Hi! Thank you for having coffee with me today! 🙂 The coffee shop with play area sounds awesome, though it does remind me a little of those A-boards that say “Unsupervised children will be given a free shot of espresso and a kitten.” I hope you find your investor, though! Glad to have you onboard for the Weekend Coffe Shares. They’re always good fun! See you next week!


  2. Glad you joined us this week! The coffee share runs on Saturdays, and don’t worry about days that you don’t have time to participate—that just happens. 🙂

    I’ve got to get myself a new pair of Sauconys. They’re the most comfy tennis shoes I’ve ever owned, and my dog ate the last pair. He’s not bad about eating things, but shoes he just can’t resist. lol


      1. There’s something about shoes that some dogs just can’t resist—I think it’s the smell. lol

        Our pup is a really heavy chewer, but he really hasn’t ever bothered anything that doesn’t belong to him except for shoes.


  3. The idea of the coffee shop sounds so interesting, and definitely something to look into. As for the 5K, I personally can’t run due to bad knees, but I’ve done two of them, they were run/walks. Still challenging and really fun. So maybe you can look into one of those, and if it’s walkable you can jog it if needed as well. Just an idea. I love my new Asics, I used to be a die hard New Balance girl, but recently switched to teh Ascis and I Love them. Thanks for the coffee, it was fun. ~Paula


  4. I’m not a coffee person. Never have been. Although I can easily be persuaded to eat a coffee flavoured cake or cookie. Sometimes I envy everyone else’s love of coffee, it seems like is almost like a verb. When you ask someone, “You wanna coffee?” It’s normal. For me it’d be, “Ya wanna hot water?” Kind of weird. Not very sexy.

    I run on my own. I did one race and didn’t care for it. I’m happy just running on my own and setting my own goals and pace. I used to run 10 km about 4 times/week but then I had a health issue and now only run between 5-6 km. I’m kind of okay with that though. Running 10 km that often was putting me at risk of injury. I now alternate between hill training and running and it is less jarring on my joints. I run in Nike shoes. My feet are terribly sensitive so once I find one style that I can run in I usually buy a couple pairs.

    Thanks for popping by my blog : )



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