Saturday, April 4, 2015

Coffee Talk


It's Saturday morning.  Let's settle in, have coffee and chat for a while!


My favorite.  The perfect size & weight.
Over Coffee...I'd tell you I'm a new grandma.  Well, at least a new HoHo anyway.  It's hard for me to accept I'm old enough for this!  Where did the time go?  I'd also admit I know nothing about girls.  I had all boys and then a grandson.  Being somewhat of a tomboy myself, I'm simply clueless.  Hair Bows?  Dolls?  Dresses?  Princesses?  Somebody Please Help Me!

Over Coffee...I'd tell you our youngest son turned 15 this week.  We had our first driving lesson together.  This is something I did with all my boys.  I am excellent at appearing calm.  He's our last driver, our last teenager {sniff sniff - sigh}.

Over Coffee...I'd tell you that after 3 months of extreme tennis elbow, I finally saw the doc.  Since it didn't hurt to run I just thought, why bother.   He said it would take a year to heal.  Are you kidding me?  Thanks to an excruciating cortisone shot, I will be pain free about a month but it will not help it heal.  I will water-ski this summer.  I will.



Why is this blooming?
Over Coffee...I'd tell you I'm beyond excited we have finally put in a sprinkler system and will be re-sodding our front lawn.  We live on a hill and had developed topsoil erosion.  Some of the yard was covered in moss, which admittedly was actually pretty.  At least it was green.  Hopefully, we can now keep the grass healthy and prevent erosion.  I actually enjoy yard work and find pulling weeds very therapeutic.  I need to replant the azaleas we lost to drought.  A strong husband and teenage boys are wonderful for digging holes (wink wink - tennis elbow anyone?).  Most of my remaining azaleas don't seem to be blooming.  But, yes-siree, my Christmas Cactus surely is. 




Over Coffee...I'd tell you I'm ready for something new in my running.  I've done the half distance to the extreme, and probably will not stop.  But, I'm looking for different.  Yes, I'll run that full this year and maybe I'll make the shift to that challenging distance instead.  Or, maybe I just need a new daily route, some new scenery...new pavement.



What would you tell me over coffee?



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22 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new little blessing! I have three nieces (2 who are teenagers) and I want them to be little again because they were easier to shop for then, haha. Maybe fine some races that are odd distances (7.77K) to spice things up. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks. That's another thing...I don't like to shop. I need to learn to enjoy that I guess. Odd distances would be good.

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  2. Maybe running more 10K's could be a new challenge, or trying new races in your area would mix things up. Congrats on the granddaughter! I have a bunch of little boys in my family so I have no idea what little girls like!

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    1. New races would be good, but unfortunately we seem to be having fewer races in our area than ever before.

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  3. Love your mug. How about trails?

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    1. That's a thought. I would definitely need the right trail shoes as I tend to roll my ankles.

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  4. Congrats on being a grandma-that's got to be different for sure!! Have you thought about do a tri race? they are so much fun. Thanks for joining us for the coffee date today!

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    1. The Tri does sound interesting. I'm not sure I would do well swimming as it hurts my shoulder. Oh the joy of aging...maybe it I could just dog paddle I'd be OK.

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  5. Congratulations on your granddaughter! I guess it will be a while before you figure out if she likes pink princess things. My daughter was pretty tomboyish but still loved her Barbies. Yikes on the tennis elbow -- I hope the shot lasts longer that you think!

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    1. Thanks. Her older brother may make her into a tomboy. I hope the shot lasts a LONG time. It is not something I want to repeat any time soon.

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  6. Congrats on the new granddaughter!

    I'm looking forward to following you through you marathon training. The marathon was my favorite distance, and I miss running them!

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    1. Thanks. I'm a little nervous about that distance even though I feel like I have a good base.

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  7. congrats on the new grandbaby! I want to be a grandma one day and I want a cool name! :) My Christmas cactus always blooms right before Easter, funny right ! good luck on finding a new race or path, I am sure you will come up with something to shake it up a bit! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks. She is precious. If you don't pick your own cool name, they will pick it for you. Live and learn on that.

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  8. Congrats on the grandbaby! How wonderful for you!

    And yes, you will waterski this summer. You and I are the only bloggers I know who do this!

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    1. Thanks! Yep, you and me on the "old-school" water skiing. Heck, I may even dig out my old wetsuit and start early! My hubs gave me awesome new gloves for Christmas that I want to try. My hands always give out first.

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  9. Wow, a year for the elbow! I understand your thoughts about wanting to try something new. I think that is why I keep drifting all over the place trying new things. It is driving my coach nuts!

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    1. I hope the doc is wrong about that. I like trying new things too.

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  10. There's always a full marathon! :) That's crazy about your tennis elbow, hopefully he was just overestimating!

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    1. A full is in the works for later this year. I hope the doc is wrong. That's a long time.

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  11. I read this yesterday, but couldn't get the comment to work on my phone. A year is a long time to heal, but I had frozen shoulder and it took about that long. It was a frustrating process, but knocking right now, it is a lot better still! I was afraid for so long to lit weight for fear of hurting it again. Cortisone really did help, took three shots.
    I will be rooting for you to water ski :)
    Congrats on being a HoHo again!

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    1. The doc is an orthopedist specializing in elbows and shoulders. Unfortunately, I think he knows what's he is talking about. Ugh. I may have to waterski one handed. Those shots are rough and you had three! WOW. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

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