I’m linking up with Lecy today from https://asimplergrace.blogspot.com/ for a coffee date post.
If we met for coffee I’d suggest an old favourite restaurant which has a beautiful conservatory and pretty views. We’d choose a table indoors because it is cold and we’ve had some unexpected rain this week.
I’d order a creamy cappuccino and ask you how you have been. I’d tell you that I have been doing some creative writing this week and am working on a fictional story. I’ve been writing it on and off for a while but the other day had over 5000 words and a bit more direction for this story. Creative writing is something I’ve always enjoyed and it felt good to just fill a page with thoughts. Feature writing is another passion of mine and I submitted another article to the online magazine for a women’s running club. I’ve been an advisor and guest blogger for CMIYC for a few months and it has been very exciting.
If we met for coffee I’d tell you that I’m doing a dry month. I started it last week (so it won’t be a calendar month – just 30 random days) and it is going very well. I got a sore throat the day I started so gym hasn’t been possible but I’m on the mend and cannot wait to go for a run. I’m sleeping so much better (although that could be the cold medication). Hasn’t been the best winter for colds and flu unfortunately.
We’d look at the menu and I’d suggest the cake selection which they keep on display in a corner. I’d choose a piece of lemon meringue and ask you how work is going and if you are enjoying winter. The rain we’ve had has been wonderful and I’ve enjoyed watching the dam levels improve.
If we met for coffee I’d tell you that every day brings with it a reason to be grateful. Sometimes you just need to look for it. Yesterday was a very long Tuesday and a frustrating trip to the shops where we bought the wrong thing – something random like a lightbulb. I was feeling a bit irritable, we got home late after running around and I sat in the study trying to catch up on the blogs (in the dark due to incorrect light bulb purchase). Hubby bought me a cup of tea that I swear was the best cup of tea in the history of my tea drinking. It tasted SO good. And as I sat there I was reminded that complaining is easy but finding the good in the day is worthwhile. So I got out of the bitter barn and had a lovely evening with one of our favourite suppers (steak and sweet potato mash) and watched Suits sitting under blankets feeling rather content. Before bed I wrote in my gratitude journal and I’m pleased I have started this again.
If we met for coffee I’d tell you about the past 3 day weekend. We spent some time up the West Coast and checked into a beautiful guesthouse in Langebaan. I’ll show you the photos and tell you how relaxing it was and how refreshed I felt when we came back. I’ve got a blog post planned for this week hopefully. The West Coast is beautiful and with spring around the corner we could see a few flowers popping up and brightening up West Coast National Park.
We’d finish up and say goodbye, always lovely to catch up with you. Next time you choose the venue!