Do I say this every month? Where does the time go? It’s time again for The Ultimate Coffee Date October (!!!!) with Coco
. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee this weekend and catch up with some great bloggers.
If we were having coffee, I’d just be really happy to sit down with you and have coffee. It really is such a nice treat to sit and enjoy a steaming cup of my favorite drink with a friend.
But, then we’d get to catching up.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I hardly remember how the slower pace of summer felt. Even though my kids are now only in their 3rd full week of school, it’s like we went from zero to 100mph in 2 minutes. Activities every night, multiple activities on the weekends and everything overlapping. It’s no wonder a few things have fallen through the cracks – luckily, it’s not been anything serious. But, still nothing like a few reminders that you sometimes have too many balls in the air.
If we were having coffee, we’d again talk about how time flies – I just celebrated my one year anniversary at my job. We have a nice office tradition of a bottle of wine on your work anniversary. Nothing fancy, but still nice. (in an effort of blogger transparency, it’s actually part of my job to get the wine and make sure cards get sent out – nothing like doing your own gift, but hey, I earned it too).
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that even though life is crazy, I’m proud of myself for focusing down a bit on healthy eating. I’ve gotten back into good meal planning and making sure that I have the fixings for healthy snacks at my office. Sometimes my afternoon snacks are pretty random, like broccoli and an apple – but, I’m focusing on making sure that my snacks are whole, real foods – not processed.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you all about my obsession with the fall Starbucks cup. So much so that you can laugh at me at this story. The other afternoon, my coworker was going to walk to our local Starbucks and I thought I’d order one for myself. I really actually wavered on if I really wanted coffee, but I love the cup and wanted one. So, I ordered on my app real quick and she set out to pick them up. She called me from Starbucks as my drink wasn’t there. Turns out, I had ordered at the Starbucks that’s the other direction (yes, there are 2 and we are halfway between). So, I went to make a new order and the app started freaking out and I couldn’t change the store. I called my coworker back and said to not wait and then I spent too much time messing with the app. Turn phone off, turn on, try again, still no choice of store, deleted it, reinstalled, can’t remember password, reset password, new password doesn’t work, try password online, reset password again, get into app, still doesn’t work. Ugh!!! I gave up. But, then the next morning, it worked fine! Stupid technology. But, I did take a mid morning break that next day and got my Pike’s Place in an adorable cup. Damn you Starbucks and your marketing machine – you people are brilliant.
If we were having coffee
, I would try to get you to jump on the Snapchat bandwagon. Seriously, it’s so much fun. It’s so much less permanent than other social media platforms, that it’s just fun to be silly. I typically say hello in the morning and even bend to the selfie peer pressure. But, hey, I typically only put on lipgloss once a day, so my morning snaps are the only proof. Seriously, check it out. I have a bunch of friends who don’t even post stuff, so you don’t even have to, just find your friends and watch their stories. It’s fun to share the random bits of my day. I’m carrieskoll on there. If you need a Snapchat tutorial, read my post
. My blogger friend Jill is on there and she shares a lot of her day as she is prepping for her first bikini competition (next weekend). See you there.
Okay, my coffee is cold. Yuck. Time to reheat it and to finish my cup while I catch up with everyone else this morning and then go for a late morning run because that’s just what works with this weekend’s schedule. I hope you are having a great day.
Are you on Snapchat? Do you love the fall Starbucks cup?