Wednesday, October 14, 2015

coffee date | 18

If we were on a coffee date, I'd order a caramel cold brew from Starbucks. Still, I'd order a drink on ice in the fall because California has revolted from all weather-related rules and we're running the air conditioning all night to stave off the ninety degree heat that remains after the sun has gone. I'd suggest bringing our dogs and walking them as we talk because why not?

If we were on a coffee date, I'd tell you I painted myself a new journal. I've struggled to get back into bible study since taking my month off of it in September. I have sort of withdrawn from putting down words and so, nothing like a new, painted piece to encourage me to settle down and write. (Maybe some morning pages will be born in there.)

If we were on a coffee date, I'd admit I'm still broken up over The Civil Wars' split. I know how long ago was that? But I am. I've tried to cleanse my wounds with the likes of Iron & Wine, Mumford & Sons, and so many more but there is no fix. So, I just keep listening to their Tiny Desk Concert and Field Recording in hopes the loss will get easier. (Let's be honest, it won't.) 

If we were on a coffee date, I've been celebrating the Dying with Dignity Act signed into office in California. I have lots of feelings about it (and everything else), but I'm unimaginably grateful other families won't have to lose their loved ones in the way we have for the last six years. I am proud to know people in our state will have a chance to say loving and missing and losing words in peaceful, planned moments. 

If we were on a coffee date, I'd ugly cry. I wouldn't really be able to tell you why, because I don't really know why, but I'd cry in shoulder-shaking ways. I'd blame in on PMS because that stops all questions and comments and warrants great sympathy, but really, WHY AM I CRYING LIKE A HOT MESS IN STARBUCKS? And why did I cry like a hot mess on Sunday in church? Seasons of tears happen, I would say.

If we were on a coffee date, I'd recommend a NuMe curling wand. I've recently fallen back in love with it, learning how to wave my hair in the most effortlessly ordered way, appreciating the soft curls in the bathroom mirror. I'd tell you to Google it before you buy because some blog is always running a promotion. I got mine for $50 flat. 

If we were on a coffee date, I'd say #morethanaframe is making a return and beg you to join. Cassie and I have been missing the community, we've been emailing back and forth and, it is time. So, watch Instagram for reminders of the weekly prompts and get started with us on Sunday, then join, please join. And if you've never heard of #morethanaframe, find the important bits of information here.

If we were on a coffee date, I'd ask you where your life needs slowness. I think we've been taught to live fast or slow all the way. There's no lukewarm, no in between, no half way. And that's the greatest disservice we can do to ourselves -requiring fast or slow, all or none. So, where needs to slow so other parts can rush ahead? What can take a backseat to other, more dominant pieces? 

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