{Virtual} Coffee Date

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I know it’s Wednesday and normally I do my coffee dates on Saturdays, but I missed y’all and since I am up bright and early this morning, I thought I would pour myself a cup of Joe and chat. So pull up a comfy chair, warm blanket, big old mug of coffee and please join me.

If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you how baby girl has been a pretty decent, but not perfect, sleeper.

All last week she slept from 8:30-5am. This week she’s slept ’till 2am. When she wakes up, I feed her and she goes right back down…but I don’t. I have had a pretty rough time falling back asleep and when that happens my mind starts racing, I become super OCD and I want to clean and re-organize everything.

Which leads me to my next point, I seriously want to get rid of so many things and start OVER! Have you ever felt like you have so much clutter in your house and you don’t know how to get rid of it? Well, I have more often than not. So what’s a girl to do at 2am but pin every dream house in sight… this is not healthy! Then I get overwhelmed with other things, like how I need to organize my pictures on my computer and start working on Christmas gift lists. It turns into this nasty cycle of overwhelming thoughts, but then I take a deep breath in and PRAY!

If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that prayer is something I am working on.

Yes, I pray daily and I pray often, but I don’t pray with others enough. I want to pray with my husband more. I want to pray with my friends more. I want to pray with my family more. Not because it makes me a holier “better” person (because believe me I am not), but because I think when you pray with one another it brings you closer together and to God. I miss that.

If were were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that the Refresh Attire line is going great!

I am so blessed by all that have purchased shirts and can’t wait to come out with more designs. You have one more week to put in you pre-orders.

If were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I am getting pumped about this year’s HOLIDAY SHRED (sign ups start on FRIDAY November 1st).

So many great workouts, meals and such a fun community! This year, I am offering a way to be part of something bigger and I can’t wait to share it with you all!

If were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I am relived that my Triathlon training is over!

I loved it, but now I can focus on other things and not worry about getting in a swim, ride, run and strength training every week. I do want to do another one someday, but I think I will wait until RJ is one. I am planning on doing some running races soon, but those only require me to run as it’s a lot less stressful for me. 🙂

If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I am getting super excited about the Holiday season with family.

This will be RJ’s first Christmas and I can’t wait to make it special for her. The biggest challenge is not get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle. I am trying to think of ways to slow down and really enjoy the season. Any ideas?

If were were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I have been busy in the kitchen with my It’s All Good 365 Challenge!

Last week I made Gwyneth’s Korean Tacos and Hubby loved them! This week I am going to make her Fig Millet Muffins and a Herbed Chicken recipe. I haven’t been making 4 recipes a week like I planned, but I will take what I can get.

If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that you are beautiful!

Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop trying to be super women and just be YOU! (I’m preaching to myself here too.) I think so many times we try and look for the next best thing and forget that we are perfect just the way we are. Yes, we have growth areas, but God created us for a reason and for a purpose. Stop trying to be someone you are not and SMILE ’cause He loves you more than you could ever imagine with your imperfections and all.


18 responses to “{Virtual} Coffee Date”

  1. Love these virtual coffee date posts! Question-what is your It’s All Good 365 challenge? I’m intrigued!

  2. Love reading your blog. Seriously, I feel like we’re friends. Embrace the 2am wakings. RJ will be sleeping through the night before you know it and then you’ll be wishing she’d wake up because you miss her. Funny how that works.

  3. Love that mug. And love YOU! Good luck on hosting your next shred! You have so much energy and are changing so many lives. Good for you. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

  4. Oh no. I think I’m going to have that same problem once I have kids.

    And thinking about you two having Ryles for Christmas brings happy tears to my eyes. Love you!

  5. God certainly used you as an instrument to bring me peace today. Thanks for sharing the little blurb at the end, it is exactly what I needed to read today. Are you going to be back in Vegas anytime soon? I would love to meet you & chat about the adoption process…

  6. Happy we met for coffee! Your last thought is a reminder that lately I’ve needed often. I would tell you that I tried again to order 2 tanks but no luck.

  7. All signed up for the holiday shred! Woohoo! I loved the summer one, and I need the extra support to get back on track since I started working as a nurse!

  8. If only all the bloggers could actually meet up for a coffee date-it’d be wonderful! I love the ‘virtual’ ones still though 🙂

    Your first Christmas with RJ–how exciting. I can’t even imagine how my life will change when I have a husband and children. Not only on holidays but every single day.

    So excited for the holiday shred!!

  9. Hey Bobbi,

    I know what you mean. I feel like i’m less in control of things around the house – i’m OCD too (must be that we are April borns!)… and when you are running on little sleep (even if she is only waking once) it is hard. I sometimes feel like i never have the time to just organise far less do anything for myself. No advise here… well really the only thing i can say is always do what works for you and your family. And i’m realising as my daughter is growing up, that everything is for a season and time goes so swiftly. So yes there are tons of thing i need to sort out and throw out and clean (i’m with you on just starting from scratch!) but i’ll get to them. A little at a time. The good thing about your blog is you have so many people who love you and support you that you can reach out anytime and we’ll all be here just to listen and tell you “Yup! me too!” 😉 have a great day.

  10. I know RJ is a little young, but another blog that I follow talks about RACK-ing during Advent/Christmas. (RACKs are Random Acts of Christmas Kindness) She talks about involving her family; her kids are school age, but it might be a tradition to start? You can check her out at http://thefirstgradeparade.blogspot.com/.

    Also, your coffee date posts are some of my favorite blog posts that I read ever. Thanks! =)

  11. wish we could have a coffee date with you 🙂

  12. I so wish we were having a coffee date. I would give you a huge hug, talk your ear off, AND pray with you. Love you dear friend! xoxo

  13. Look into the Wonder Weeks. There is an app you can download on your smartphone too. Babies go through developmental milestones and they act differently and it’s very common to have sleep disturbances. I have an 8 month old and that’s the very first way I can tell. Trust me it’s worth it and helps the rougher nights!

  14. I am just so excited for you in all of your adventures! I can relate to the OCD tendandcies as well as the trying to be perfect area that all women struggle with! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 I needed to hear ALL of it!

  15. Sounds like things are going so well!! 🙂
    I am in a total declutter mode too! I have listed and sold items lately which makes me feel a little better and I found two different websites to send clothing to and they give you money so you don’t have to wait like a consignment shop…It’s been great!

    1. Jennifer, would you mind sharing the websites for clothing? I have a few items I’d like to get rid of, too.

  16. Wow that last one really hit home! I have been so stressed and focused on everything I’ve been becoming very negative towards myself. Sometimes it’s important to slow down and just focus on all that is around us! Thank you! <3

  17. It sounds like things have been great Bobbi, minus the whole staying up after 2am feedings! I miss our runs and you lady! I need to come and visit and meet Miss RJ!