Friday, January 17, 2014

Coffee Date Friday

Hey Friends!  Thank you for joining me on this lovely Friday for our weekly coffee date!  I'm linking up with Rags to Stitches as usual, to share our little chat over my very favorite caffeinated beverage.

If we were meeting over coffee this morning...

...I would tell you that organization wise, this week was no better than last.  DANG!  I really thought I was going to have a jump on this week, and get up on time, be much more productive, but alas, we were eating cereal in the car on the way to school more days than not.  There's always next week, right?  At least we made it to school.  And I did get pretty regular showers this week.  That should count for something. :)

...I would tell you that I am SO EXCITED to see one of my oldest and dearest friends on Sunday for a mama's day (or half day, but I'll take what I can get) out!!!  Scott gave me a gift certificate for a mani/pedi for Christmas, so my friend and I are going to meet, get pampered, and get a bite to eat.  WITH NO KIDS!!!!!  I rarely get the opportunity to get out without at least one child with me, so this will be a LUXURY.  And to spend time with one of my best friends?  Not much could be better.  I can't wait.

...I would tell you that I may be waking up late, but I have nailed dinnertime this week!  I have made super easy, fast, CHEAP, and healthy dinners all week, that everyone has enjoyed!  Isn't there some kind of mom award for that?  If not, there should be.  I'll be sharing recipes for a Shortcut Chicken Pot Pie and my Tex Mex Rice and Black Beans next week, and you should definitely give them a try.  Everyone needs a few quick and easy go-to recipes for dinner.

...I would tell you that Tuesday I had a pretty dumpy day.  I woke up in a bad mood, I was impatient with the kids, I was sad for no good reason, and even when the girls were at school, Ben was napping and I had a few moments to myself to do whatever I wanted, I just could not get going.  I had ZERO motivation to do anything productive.  I wanted to either go get back in bed or just stare at the ceiling.  I didn't even have the motivation to try and get out of my funk, so I just wallowed in it all day.  It was a pretty miserable day (probably for everyone).  But, Wednesday, I woke up totally normal.  It's like I got all the yuck out in one day, so I could get back to regular Amanda.  Good mood, positive outlook, ready to take on the day and get things accomplished.  I would ask you if that ever happens to you?  And what do you do when it does?  Do you let yourself have a day like I did, and get all your negativity out so you can move on the next day?  Do you read scripture or inspiring quotes to get you going?  Pretty sure that Scott and the kids don't want a repeat of that day anytime soon, so what do you do to prevent yourself from getting down?

...I would tell you that I have been craving sweet treats this week (I am usually a salty-snack kind of gal), and really want to make this super easy (and GENIUS) S'mores dip this weekend.  I'm thinking I know three little people that will think this is all kinds of awesome (and two big people :)).

...I would ask you what your plans are for the weekend?  Do you have to work?  Do you have Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr Day?  Gonna take advantage of any sales (I'm just waiting for my email to start blowing up with coupon codes)?  

I guess that would be about it from me.  I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, and I hope to see you back on Monday!


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  1. I love reading your blog! I felt compelled to leave a comment as I typically don't but I love your honesty! We ALL have those Debbie downer days I like to call them. If you don't then your not normal, ha! When I have those type of days I nap with the baby, I go thru Sonic and get a juicy hamburger, onion rings and a milk shake ~ somehow that makes me feel better and I order something for me online, ha!! I think God gives us these types of days bc he knows we can handle them. So when I'm having a Debbie downer day I just embrace it :)

  2. Thank you SO much for your comment, Rachel! And GIRL...I think we could be great friends! Sonic hamburger, onion rings, and milkshake sounds like the perfect pick-me-up to me!! I think I'm going to try your tactic next time I have a day like that. Embracing it and making the best of it (and having an excuse to hit up Sonic) sounds like a plan to me. :) Have a great weekend! :)


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