The Life of Bon: If you came over for coffee...

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

If you came over for coffee...


Will you be my coffee date?

I've seen a few of these posts floating around in blogland and I like the thought of it...  Would you like to come over for coffee?  My treat!

If you came over for coffee I wouldn't be able to offer much in the way of coffee.  I'm not a coffee drinker myself, and I've never even brewed a pot, but I've got a fridge stocked to the brim with soda.  I'd offer you a diet coke or a Dr. Pepper or, maybe if you're lucky, some crystal lite.

Then I'd probably offer you some chips and guacamole.  Guacamole is my greatest love in life.  I love to whip up my own guac- mash up an avocado, throw some spices and some lime in it, and dig in with fresh tortilla chips.  We'd sit on my couch because it's more comfortable than my bar stools and Maverick would jump all over us trying to eat our food.  I'd probably say "Maverick! Down!  Stop it!  Down!" about thirteen times before we= finished our snack.

If this were your first time to Utah I'd ask you if you like it, and I'd apologize for the snow.  Snow is really the pits, especially on February 19 when we're all so desperate for a little bit of spring. But it is what it is.

I'd probably admit to you that I've been feeling stressed this past week.  It seems like there are always big decisions looming in the future.  Big decisions are hard.  Greg and I try to be on the same page with career, family, and church goals but we're not always and sometimes it just requires so much patience and prayer and understanding to get everything all figured out.  I know this is all very vague and if you were really really sitting on my couch stuffing your face with guac I wouldn't be so vague.  I'd give you details and let you know of the decisions on our plate.  I would tell you that God has always taken me to the place I need to be, so I am doing my best to trust in Him to continue to do so.  But sometimes I just wish I knew the end from the beginning, I would tell you that much.

I would tell you I'm so so ready for warm weather, and I'd ask you if maybe you wanted to hit the outlet malls with me for some spring shopping.  I live basically in the backyard of the outlets so it's easy to stop by at any time.  I would tell you that I've been looking forsome bright, fun clothes, but I'd complain to you that it's been a little bit hard with my constantly expanding belly and not knowing exactly what I can wear or not wear.  I'd also tell you that maternity shopping is a real drag.  Nothing bright, cute, or fun, and lots and lots of frumpy and ugly blouses.  I'd tell you that if I had a bunch of money to spend, I would invest it in a cute, hip maternity clothes company.  Kardashians, are you listening?

Speaking of Kardashians, I'd ask you if you have been watching.  If you say no I would say me neither.  If you say yes we would talk it for the next 20 minutes.

And then, as long as we're on the subject of reality TV, I'd ask you if have been watching The Bachelor.  Even if you don't watch, I'd probably try to talk to you about it.  I'd tell you how annoying Nikki and Claire are and how embarrassed I am for them that they are in their early 30s and still fighting like high school girls.  I would tell you that I love Renee, but I don't want her to win because she's too good for Juan Pablo.  I would tell you that I actually kind of liked Sharleen and was sad that she left early.  I was impressed with the way that Juan Pablo handled her leaving and althought I doubt they would have lasted long, I would have liked him to choose her.  I would tell you that I think he's going to choose Claire which I guess is fine because they kind of seem to deserve each other.  I would tell you I think Andi will be the next bachelorette because none of the others fit the oh-so-specific bachelorette mold. Renee is not pretty enough, Nikki is too whiny, and Claire is too crazy.

I would tell you that I have been feeling so tired lately.  All I want to do is take a nappppp.....  I would also tell you that I used to not believe in pregnancy brain but now I do.  When I was driving to work this morning I couldn't figure out why I felt so hungry, and then I realized that I hadn't eaten breakfast.  Oops.  Also this morning I couldn't find the lunch I had packed for school, and only after much searching did I find it in the freezer.

I'd probably pull out some nail polish and ask you if you want to paint your nails.  I kind of love painting my nails, but I always bite it off after only a day.  I've got a perfect red and lots of shade of pinks and black and a deep purple that I love.

If you have had a baby or are now pregnant, we'd probably talk about pregnancy and impending motherhood.  I would try to not talk about it too much, though, because while I am so grateful to be having a baby, I don't consider it to be the most interesting thing about me.  If you don't have a baby nor have ever been pregnant I'd assume the topic wasn't too fascinating to you, and I would only talk about it if you brought it up first.  

We would talk about work and I would tell you how much I love my job, and I'm sure I'd have some great stories about the tikes that I'm not allowed to tell on this blog.  I'd have embarrasssing stories and hilarious stories and probably some really sad stories, too.  If you are a teacher we might talk about education and the many shortcomings of public education and how we can fix all of those problems.

By then it'd probably be late and you'd be glancing at your watch, so I would tell you that I understand your time is precious and thanks so much for coming over and enjoying some guac and soda and sorry about the not having coffee thing.  I might then remember to ask you a suggestion for dinner as I probably would have no idea what I was making that night and cooking is such a total chore for me.  If you were a real fabulous coffee date, you would offer to stay an extra hour and make dinner for me.

That is what might happen if you came over for coffee.
 

28 comments:

  1. Such a fun read. I would say "This guac is the bomb" (because I'm kind of craving it now) and I would probably pet your dog the whole time we talked because he wouldn't bother me one bit. I would also complain about how hard it is to find cute maternity clothes, and I would admit to you that I have a growing maternity clothes collection even though I will not be pregnant anytime in the near future...because when I see something cute and on sale, I buy it!

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  2. I find it funny that you mention the Kardashians because I went to Zumba with my girls this evening and then of course we ended up at the bar for a glass of wine... because what good workout doesn't end with a glass of wine?! Anyways, while at the bar we were saying that the Kardashians are our guilty pleasure... we don't need to watch it when it airs or DVR it, but you better believe if a marathon is on E! we are totally watching it!

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  3. Could I have water? I don't drink coffee or soda, at least not the caffeinated kind. Pregnancy brain is such a weird thing sometimes. I had it when I was pregnant and I always did some of the oddest things or forgot the easiest things to remember. I have an obsession with nail polish since I have more than I possibly need but I can never help myself. They're just so pretty :)

    Xo Kimberly
    www.twinklingtrees.com

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  4. Love this!! I pictured sitting at a table with you and having a soda and just "being". Lovely. :)

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  5. I wish we were friends! You sound so fun! You also sound so much like me. I find it to be my best and worst quality that I'm so sensitive to others and their feelings and what I will and won't bring up around others. Now that I'm a mom I care a lot less what others think about me and what I do.

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  6. I could talk about the kardashians forever haha! And Dr Pepper is way better than coffee any day. ;)

    guesswhathollie.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I love coffee date posts! And I'd so invite myself over for coffee and guac bc since coming to the UK, the only things I REALLY miss are cheap avocados. Craving guac like something crazy.

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  8. Such a fun post, although, I may not be a fun house guest. I don't drink coffee or soda, I don't watch the Kardashian or the Bachelor, and I am not the most fun shopper. (I am the worst girl, I just can't spend hours browsing in the store) but I could certainly eat tons of guac, definitely paint my nails, and talk about teaching, work or anything! I think you would be a fun host and if I lived in Utah, I would definitely want to come over for coffee ;)

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  9. What a classy way to end a coffee date... When my friends come over, I'm usually desperate for adult interaction and instead of being classy, like I always make myself promise to be, I end up breaking that promise and scheming up ways to keep them longer. Then they are just annoyed... I can't help myself though. I'll try this thoughtful "Your time is valuable, thanks for coming" way from now on. Sounds like hanging with you would be fun.

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  10. Coffee dates are the best. Little bits of time to relax, caffeinate, and catch up on girl talk (I suppose boy talk, too if they were into that sort of thing, My husband isn't, sadly.) Good friends, good coffee, good talk. Good times!

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  11. Guacamole is the best thing ever. And Dr Pepper. I would probably talk a lot about pregnancy, not because I think it's the most interesting thing about you or me, but because I find it totally fascinating. And of course we'd have to talk about teaching because people are starting to roll their eyes when I start sentences with "When I used to teach high school. . . "

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  12. I'd come for the guacamole!! And even make supper!! :) Sounds like you have a lot on your mind these days...I hope you have some great friends nearby who will participate in live coffee dates such as this one! :)

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  13. I prefer Diet Coke and guac to coffee anyways. Sounds like a fun non-coffee date :)

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  14. I think it'd be so fun to have a "coffee" date with you! And I agree--I'm soooo exhausted all the time!

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  15. I want to have a Jamba Juice date with you. I have been craving Jamba juice lately, oh, and guacamole. Yum! And you picked all my latest topics of conversation: snow, spring coming, The Bachelor, pregnancy clothes blah, teaching...I am eating Cheetos right now on my prep period and just thinking about how fun it would be to catch up with you soon!

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  16. I love this! I'm pretty sure I'd come over for soda and guac a lot -- I could talk about all of those things!

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  17. I wish I lived close to Utah! I would come meet you for a guac date and bring my boyfriend's puppy so Mav would have a buddy to play with, too.

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  18. Dr. Pepper it is :) I'm coming over to walk your dog ASAP. K. Thanks,

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  19. Love the pic amiga :) It makes me want to hang out with you...let's get together soon! TQM!

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  20. Speaking of pregnancy brain, I put an open bag of frozen shrimp in the pantry when I was pregnant with Caroline. The next morning when I opened the pantry, yeah, not a very welcoming aroma.

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  21. Sooo, when can I come over?

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  22. So... I might have wanted to cry when Charlene (or Sharlene?) left on the Bachelor. Idk why - I'm ridiculous. But just... I CANT HANDLE MAN TEARS.

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  23. I would cook dinner for you! Ugghhh Juan Pablo, he and Claire really do deserve each other. I love Renee, but I don't want to see her end up with Sleeze McGee.

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  24. It amazes me just how similar we are! I'm about to paint my nails right now, but it will be lucky if it lasts the weekend. I bite my nails and pick at my nail beds so it never lasts. I'm not a coffee drinker but also hate Dr. Pepper. Basically I'm the worst. ;)

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  25. Loved this post. Unfortunately, if I invited somebody over for coffee, we would have to go to the nearest cafe - which doesn't make nearly as exciting of a blog post.

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  26. This is such a cute post! I don't drink coffee either (can't even stand the smell), and I am the same way with painting my nails. I like doing it, but then I ruin it within two days lol.

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  27. I would love to have coffee with you. I'd bring the coffee (and probably a dessert to enjoy with it), we'd talk all about babies, then I'd ask you all about teaching in hopes that I might make my boys (ages 8 & 12) better students for their high school teachers. Then I'd let you tell me all about reality TV because I know nothing about it. Then...I'd leave so you could rest up because Heaven knows being pregnant is exhausting. :)

    Thanks for this post...it made me smile.

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