{virtual} Coffee

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on March 14, 2011

Tuesday. {virtual} coffee. You and me and a warm cup in our hands. Sharing life. It’s heavenly isn’t it?

I love Tuesday’s.

Today, as we settle in, me with a giant mug of coffee and you with…well, what would you be drinking? We bought a new coffee maker this weekend. One of those fancy ones that makes one cup at a time, so you can have whatever you want. So, what do you want?

After only a couple of days of using this beauty, the Keurig Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System, I’m not sure how I loved without it.

After 1.5 weeks on the road, Hubs returned home on Friday night. I think the entire house breathed a sigh of relief. It’s tough on everyone when he’s gone. We all end up exhausted and on edge by the time he returns home. Even if I’m too much of a zombie to properly express it when he first comes back, it’s oh so good to have him home.

I’d also tell you about the open house we had this weekend. Or rather I’d tell you that we had an open house, our realtor was out of commission all weekend so we haven’t heard how it went yet. All I can say is that I hope a few people stopped by. I mean, I spent all of Friday afternoon making cookies for the occasion.

By the way, here are some cookies for you to take home. What are these beauties you ask? Just my latest creation from the Hershey’s Recipe Collection Cookbook my mother-in-law gave to me the other week. It just may be featured on this week’s Sweet Tooth Friday.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Then I would tell you that I’ve decided to enjoy my pregnancy. Because honestly I haven’t been up until this point. I’m too concerned with gaining weight, checking for stretch marks, eating all of the time and then getting mad at myself for eating all of the time. Because sometimes I eat just to eat. I’m mean, I’m pregnant after all. That’s my excuse anyway.

So I’ve decided to let go my worries of gaining too much weight. I’m putting more importance on putting good things into my body. I’m not just feeding myself, I’m feeding my second son, and I want to give him all of the nutrients that he needs to be strong and healthy. I’m going to focus on eating when I’m hungry. And choosing healthy foods over chocolate. Most of the time. I mean really, I can’t give it all up.

I’m pregnant after all, I deserve to indulged a little.

But most of all I’m going to focus on the best parts of being pregnant. Feeling the baby move and marveling at the fact that there’s a living being growing inside of me. Which is still just totally weird to me. I’m going to focus on preparing for his arrival, and preparing the kiddo for his arrival. I’m going to start yoga again to help center and clear my mind, to stretch and prepare my body for labor and delivery. I miss yoga. So much. I think it’s the missing piece in my life that will help calm and focus me. And quiet my mind. Because other wise, it never shuts up.

I’m not going to focus on what I can’t eat or drink. I’m not going to focus on what I can’t do. I’m not going to freak out about how life is going to change in four months. FOUR MONTHS. The freak out will come, but I have plenty of time for that.

I’m going to focus on being happy with where I am in life right now. Because I can’t make the future happen any faster by wishing and stressing and getting upset. I only have now to live in, and I better start doing it so I don’t miss out.

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And then, I’d feel a weight lifting from my shoulders and turn the table over to you. My hot chocolate is getting cold, so I better take this moment to drink it, while absorbing you and your life.

How was your weekend? Do you stress about the future and what may or may not happen? Do you wish you could speed up time to get to the next part of your life? Do you find it difficult to focus on the present? How do you clear your mind and center your body?

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