With April in the rearview mirror and the first Saturday of May upon us, it’s time for another edition of Ultimate Coffee Date with Deborah and CoCo where we have a virtual coffee date with one another to catch up, chit-chat, gossip, shoot the bull, etc. So, grab your favorite mug, get comfy in your favorite chair and let’s chat!
If we were having coffee ….. I’d tell you that if you are reading this Saturday morning while sipping your coffee, I’ll actually be running a local 10k and won’t be indulging in my coffee until I’ve finished. I decided to sign up for this race at the last minute to use as a “test run”, so to speak, for next weekends 10k. I’m going to run this one with the run/walk intervals I’ve been training with to see how I will do run/walking in ‘race mode’. If it works out well, I will use it next weekend ….if not, I’ll just race as usual.
If we were having coffee …. I’d tell you that Major Hubs and I have been hitting the movies quite a bit lately. Two of our most recent favorites …. Boston: The Documentary and The Zookeeper’s Wife. Both were fabulous! I had read the book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife” several years ago and it really touched me. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie followed the book closely. I highly recommend it. The hubs and I also love Broadway musicals and next week we’ll be seeing 42nd Street on tour!
If we were having coffee …. I’d tell you that I had a wonderful time last month at “Parent’s weekend” for the college boy’s fraternity. It wasn’t the activities they had planned for us that was so great, but rather the time spent with the college boy. I’m a fairly ‘tough’ woman, but when the boy voluntarily took me for a spin on the dance floor …well, my heart melted into a pile of mush. And when he proceeded to ask me, while dancing, “so is this what college was like for you?” …I realized then that our relationship had shifted a little. While I will always be his ‘mamma’ and he will always be my ‘little Davey Baby’, we have become friends. Good friends. I realized that his Dad and I have done a really good job of raising him and now we get to enjoy watching him flourish and develop into his own. The hard work has been done. The fact that he calls me for advice on how to handle certain situations because he sincerely wants my input, not because he has to do what I say anymore …well, that makes it all worthwhile! I’ve said before, when the doctor places that sweet little bundle of joy in your arms, it seems like a lifetime before they will be leaving for college…. but when the time comes that they actually leave for college, it seems like only yesterday that doctor placed them in your arms.
If we were having coffee …. I’d tell you that I seriously have the best hubby in the world! I may have mentioned before that he always brings me some sort of gift or “happy” when he comes home from guard duty. Well, last month he surprised me with a bike carrier! Since I traded my Tahoe in on a car, I haven’t had a way to transport my bike ….so, the hubs, being so freaking wonderful and thoughtful, brought this one home for me. I know, I know …I really don’t deserve him, but dang ….I sure do love him!!
If we were having coffee …. I’d tell you that I kind of, sort of, got sucked into the S*Town podcast. I listened to two episodes during my 7 mile run on Wednesday and couldn’t wait to hear more. Sooooo, I went to the gym on Thursday, got on the Spin bike and listened to another. I ended up listening to three more throughout the day and finished it up on Friday morning. It seriously was the most oddly disturbing, yet intriguing story I’ve heard in a long time. It was like a train wreck ….in the sense that you don’t want to see the wreckage, yet you can’t help but look. Now, I’m in the market for a new podcast to listen to on my runs as I don’t think I can go back to music. Any suggestions?
And with that, you are either thinking “Yes! What an odd and eccentric man …but who really did end up getting those gold bars?” or ….”hmmmm, now my curiosity has really been pricked so maybe I should give it a listen!” ….I’ll leave you to ponder over your coffee. Thanks for joining me, it is always nice to catch up!
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