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It’s time to sit down once again over a beverage of your choice and chat about things other than just running, riding, and training. Won’t you please join me? I’ll go first…


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I had expected to tell you that today I’d gone on my first run/walk at physical therapy after my ongoing back injury/numb foot issues, but instead I decided to invite the flu (type A) virus to set up shop in my body so I had to cancel all appointments for the rest of the week (work and otherwise). And, yes, I got a flu shot in the fall. Incidentally, I rocked my doctor’s office issued face mask when I stopped by the pharmacy to pick up my Tamiflu prescription.

Enough whining about being sick, injured, etc., let’s move on to more fun things!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that our family has the most exciting news to share! Our son and daughter-in-law are moving from New Jersey to a nearby town about twenty minutes away! Now both of our sons live within a 45-minute drive and this momma’s heart is exploding with joy!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you remember last month when I said that our annual Italian Dinner Party would be in two weeks and that we had a huge surprise for our guests? Well, the surprise was these gorgeous custom wine glasses for each guest to take home, complete with their name engraved on the base of the stem. Our guests loved the glasses and had loads of fun teasing us by saying that they can never be removed from the guest list now that they own official glasses with their names on them!







I also ordered these mini chalk board signs (affiliate link) for labeling the food on our buffet. These will be very useful for happy hours and our annual Memorial Day weekend barbecue.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you know about the Stopwatch app. I love it because it doesn’t go to sleep while in use like the iPhone’s clock stopwatch does, and I don’t have tap the screen to be able to see how long I’m holding my plank, etc. At the moment I’m only allowed to plank for 30 seconds at a time, but I’m using the app for my clients’ planks and anything else I need to time while at the gym.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I’m known in my family for being very cheap when it comes to certain things… like not wasting lotion, toothpaste, etc. Yes, I was raised by two parents who lived through the depression so I had not being wasteful drilled into my head from a very young age. For example, I could have thrown this bottle of lotion (affiliate link) away when I could no longer pump any more out, but instead I cut the bottle so that I could use the remaining 1/6 of the bottle. Based on a retail price of $10-12 , every time I do this I save about $1.75. Multiply that by about eight bottles a year and I’m saving $14 on just my lotion.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that I was so pleased by how well our guest bedroom redecoration turned out that I got antsy to give one of our son’s old bedroom a new look.

I’d purchased this rather drab quilt set many years ago and made the brown valances to complete the room. As I move away from the dark colors and try to make our bedrooms feel more inviting, I’ve kept the previous paint colors and window treatments and used new linens to reach my goal.


I found the quilt set at Macy’s, the throw at Bed Bath & Beyond, the bedskirt at Amazon, and the decorative pillow and vase at Home Goods.


BTW, Bill and I purchased the antique brass bed just before we got married. It’s only a full size, but because of its sentimental value, we’ve kept it.


If we were having coffee…..
I’d tell you that one of my clients just stopped by with homemade chicken noodle that she made for me after I texted yesterday afternoon to cancel our appointment for this morning. She texted that she was out front and then got a safe distance from the front door when I opened it to retrieve my goodies. I have the nicest clients!


If we were having coffee…..
I’d ask if you have a race coming up, and if you do, I’d wish you good luck and remind you to have fun!




Today I’m joining Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner and Coco at Running With Perseverance for their monthly Ultimate Coffee Date linkup which goes live the first Friday of every month.  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.


  • Questions:
  • • Do you use every last drop of your products or do you consider it not worth the effort? 
  • • Have you been able to stay clear of the various viruses going around?
  • • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?


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