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A Coffee and Some Random-y Things Friday

A Coffee and Some Random-y Things Friday

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My husband and I are less than a week away from a little getaway with some friends, and in the preceding days I found myself wanting to slip into a familiar pre-trip routine – The Epic To Do List. I’m not sure why it is, but in the last stretch before a trip I will find myself with a list including (but not limited to) such long-standing projects as:

  • Cleaning and organizing our pantry.
  • Getting all the ironing done.
  • Mapping out the year’s plans/projects in terms of writing.
  • Organizing our closets.
  • Sorting through my e-mail inboxes.

But this time – at work and at home – I’m making myself stop, take a breath, and focus on what truly needs to be done before we depart for some fun in the sun. Like settling on what books to bring and making sure we have enough sunscreen.

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Have you ever had an album that doesn’t really connect with you right away, but does however long after the initial purchase? I recently have in the form of Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. by for KING & COUNTRY. If my iPod is playing, I’m searching out such songs as “It’s Not Over Yet” and “No Turning Back”.

It’s my jam, yo. ;-)

Fresh made French press joe. (shh, it's not Starbucks :-O from Flickr via Wylio

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Whenever I’ve heard the verse in Proverbs admonishing the sluggards to observe the industrious ant, I’ve assumed sluggard = no-good lazy person (or an actual slug – ew). As such it was timely – in more ways than one – for me to read How I Learned to Not Be Overwhelmed by Donald Miller on the Storyline blog. For “sluggard” can also mean something akin to “afraid” and you guys – when I’m feeling overwhelmed, fear is usually not all that far behind. Just go read the post yourself. It may create some “A-ha!” moments for you as it did for me.

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You know what’s the worst about Facebook Messenger? It’s you can see whether or not someone has read the message you’ve sent. Okay, that in and of its self is not a bad thing. But when the person doesn’t respond to questions you’ve asked? Ugh – it bothers me, it pokes at some of my insecurities. If I could rapidly download into my mind and heart every lesson I’ve yet to discover in Beth Moore’s book So Long, Insecurity: You’ve Been a Bad Friend to Us, I would. Gosh … Pesky things, insecurities.

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A friend kindly shared her recent discovery of the upside-down caramel macchiato from Starbucks. And it’s one of those things where my only complaint is how we did not know about this sooner. The only difference between it and a regular caramel macchiato is the caramel drizzle and the espresso shots are added first rather than at the end. I had my first one yesterday, and I found—particularly with the caramel—it made for a better mixing of the flavours. Because while I do like caramel, I don’t like drinking a blob of it at the bottom of my drink because I didn’t keep stirring my drink as I progressed to the bottom of the cup.

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I won’t be posting here next week, or the Tuesday of the following week, as I’ll be on vacation. I’m looking forward to the time away to rest, take in some new sights, and to simply spending time with Jeff and the friends we will be travelling with.

Have a happy Friday, all! See you in a couple of weeks!

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