Today I’m joining Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and Coco at Running With Perseverance for their monthly Ultimate Coffee Date linkup!  Be sure to stop by their blogs for a cup of coffee and to say hello; and while you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other bloggers who are participating in the linkup.



If we were having coffee…..
I’d insist that we meet at Nordstrom so I could order a hot chocolate with an extra shot of almond flavoring. I discovered this last month when my hubby and I were running errands and he stopped to buy a coffee. I asked if they had almond flavoring and they did; and they were very generous with their portion! Chocolate and almond – not much beats that flavor combination except for chocolate and mint!

I might have stopped back by yesterday for another one… You know, just so I could get a picture for today’s post!


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that my hubby’s birthday was last week, and both of our sons were here to help him celebrate. Bill’s birthday falls on National Margarita Day – mine falls on National Pickle Day (life is not fair)! Since we got dinner at a Sichuan Chinese place, I opted not to order a margarita…


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that on Thursday night my two long-time friends took me out for my November birthday dinner. Don’t feel sorry for me, with my birthday only two weeks before Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season, I always opt for us to celebrate sometime in February or March when there isn’t as much going on. Still bummed that I hadn’t gotten to enjoy a margarita on NMD, I chose to go to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. Since I forgot to specify that I wanted my margarita on the rocks, I had to order a second one – after I’d finished this one, of course!


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you that even though I’ve enjoyed these other beverages this week, I’ve had plenty of my favorite beverage, water! 


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d tell you about when I used to join a weekly Friday morning coffee klatch in my neighborhood. Since I didn’t like coffee, my husband had to make the coffee for me the first few times I hosted because I had no idea how to make it. I mainly joined the group for the donuts and I think I gained several pounds those couple of years!


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d update you on my back/leg issue. I haven’t had any pain or numbness in my leg for two days and I’m going to try an easy run later today. I’ll listen to my body and take walk breaks or switch to just walking if necessary.


If we were having coffee and hot chocolate…..
I’d give you a big hug when we were finished, and tell you to have a fantastic weekend!


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  • Questions:
  • What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
  • What is your favorite non-water beverage?
  • How much water do you drink each day? ~ I love water and drink close to 100 ounces per day, and yes, I know where every restroom is in every place I frequent. 🙂
  • Are you racing today or tomorrow?