french press with homemade cinnamon-brown sugar syrup to boot. We'd be sitting at our dinner table -my new favorite perch in our home- and sipping out of over-sized mugs.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd tell you about Hue leggings. That I own them in corduroy, in leopard, in striped denim, in cotton and I just can't get enough. They go perfect with everything and they are cozy warm for fall and winter (at least here in California), so you should get some too. They have butt pockets so they're useful and aren't too booty-licious.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd ask what you're reading. This reading mission I made for myself has transformed me into a voracious reader. My shelves are still full of books To Read, but I'm never closed to what I should be looking at next. Right now I'm reading Outlander at the recommendation of Lindsay (be careful you'll fall in love with her) and, well, I'm truly, deeply enjoying it!
If we were on a coffee date, I'd confess that my writing has sort of consumed my mind. I've realized early morning and late night are my writing hours, so I'm trying to make space for my mind to be creative by keeping a journal around in those moments of genius. Thankfully, Jason is a patient man and doesn't mind the click of my keyboard while he watches The Colbert Report. Also thankfully, we celebrate my word count by watching Cops.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd recommend the Nehemiah bible study from SheReadsTruth. My mom and I got the study pack and have been going through it, but they have everything online if you'd like to do it for free. It's empowering and encouraging and just pure wonderful. It's got me contemplating my legacy, my community and my heart in working for the glory of Him. Those aren't light things, but then again, they're fun to ponder and pray over.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd share about my new love for time in the kitchen. I'd remind you that once I had thought about being a food blogger and I cooked new recipes all the time. Well, I fell off that bandwagon and into a schedule of cooking the same fifteen recipes on rotation. But then I started using Pinterest to make my weekly grocery list and Jason is loving it... And, quite frankly, I am too.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd spill about how thankful I am for my body. I don't know what's happening to me lately, but I look at all the things my body does -from running to lifting Hazel into the car to thinking up 2,000 words to read most days- and I'm feeling really, deeply thankful. And, well, I hope you feel that way too because it's easy not to feel that way especially with things like pant sizes and scales and calories to haunt us.
If we were on a coffee date, I'd thank you for your friendship. Not just because it's November, but because you're awesome and, well, you enrich my life and encourage me. Lately, encouragement has been my motivation to keep on keepin' on at this writing thing.
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