Saturday, July 7, 2018

Ultimate Coffee Date -July

                                   It's time for the Ultimate Coffee Date with Deborah and Coco.


I was sick last month when I got my Starbucks reward for a free birthday drink but I didn't want to let it go to waste so I got a chocolate smoothie instead.

If we were having coffee (or smoothies), I'd probably want to reflect on last month. I like to look back and see what I've accomplished on my time off work this summer.




I of course spent the first three weeks of June training for my Triathlon.  I was sick for the first two weeks and for the last two weeks I had seven stitches in my shoulder. I didn't get them removed until 2 days before the race.  It was nothing serious but I was still worried about them tearing, so perhaps I didn't train as hard as I should have.  Regardless, I'm still proud of finishing my first tri.

If we were having coffee (or smoothies), I would tell you that I have not done a lot of running.  I would also tell you that I missed the Monumental Mile race I registered for.  (You can read about that HERE). I admit I was kind of bummed when I saw all the runners run by as I was walking to packet pick-up..

In place of running, I've been doing some work around the house. We "remodeled" our kitchen over the winter but this summer I removed wallpaper and began to paint. It's been fun redecorating.



If we were having coffee (or smoothies), I'd tell you about the books I've been reading. I've finished 4 this summer already.  Same Beach Next Year, The Flight Attended, Where We Belong, and All Summer Long. I admit I started 2 others but just couldn't get into them so gave them the boot.  I admit that perhaps I get a little impatient with books. I want them to hold my attention right away.


If we were having coffee (or smoothies), I'd tell you some things I'm looking forward to this month.  Our community is having a fireworks display tonight that is phenomenal! I always look forward to going to that. I'm also looking forward to vacation and some fun day trips (since I really didn't have time to do any in June). I'm looking forward to getting up early to run (since I didn't do that in June either).  Also, as far as blogging goes, I'm thinking of doing some more travel post. Some of those will be about Disney and I know that not everyone is into that so I will try to keep those posts on a we don't normally post.

Tell me about your recent books or something you're looking forward to. Have you read any of those books? -M



17 comments:

  1. I read The Flight Attendant and thought it was really good! The main character, tho! Hot mess!

    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Yes she was a hot mess. I enjoyed that book but I didn't quite understand all that Russian spy stuff. I still don't understand why that guy was murdered.

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  3. I have been looking for some new summer books thanks for the ideas. I did not run too much in June either it's too hot! Thanks for joining us for coffee today!

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    1. That's was my excuse for not running ALL of last summer...too hot!

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  4. I'm finishing the Heroes of Olympus (YA) series now. Ready to start something new!

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    1. Wow, a while series! How many books are in that series?

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  5. I am really, really looking forward to my vacation. Of course I'm my usual hot mess getting ready for it. With a few extra appointments thrown in there -- oy!

    I definitely admire anyone that can compete in 3 sports in one day!

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    1. I too am always a mess when getting ready for vacation!

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  6. As you know, I have Chicago on tap in a couple of weeks...that's what I'm really looking forward to!!

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    1. Unfortunately we've decided against Chicago. Would have loved to met up with you all though!

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  7. I'm looking forward to Alaska :) I have my luggage tags and boarding documents printed off. Now I need to track the weather and figure out what to pack.

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  8. Yay for lots of summer reading! I haven't been read-reading as much lately, but thank goodness for audiobooks while I'm walking to/from work! :P

    Enjoy those fireworks! :]

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  9. Love your book picks! I like Chris Bojalian but he can be freaky, so sometimes I put his books off- they look like fun and fast reads though- summer is the perfect time for those!~ Hardly A Goddess

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  10. I've been reading from the Amazon First selections (free for Prime members) and while they'v'e been OK, they haven't been fantastic. The Starbucks Birthday rewards didn't used to expire so quickly -- I think they only give you a few days now. Glad you found something to enjoy.

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  11. I'll have to check out those books. I've recently been reading Cutting for Stone, it has really held my attention!

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