May 17, 2017

Coffee Date

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Guys, it's been more than a YEAR since our last coffee date. Crikey! Time to fix, don't you think?

If we were having coffee...

The first thing I would do is hug you, because it's been so long. I'm a hugger, through and through and friends get hugged at least twice a meeting #sorrynotsorry. If you really don't like hugs, I'll give you at least a high five, that's just how I roll.

If we were having coffee...

We'd probably muddle through the weather [gorgeous here in Tennessee right now] and I'd probably next ask about your current job. Do you like it? Is it worth it? Is it new or something you've had going on for awhile? I'd ask you first, because the J O B question is quite a loaded one for me and I'd hate to monopolize the conversation. Right now, my current job, is 100% less stressful than my previous managers position, but I honestly still am not happy. I'm back in an administrative job and one that can be quite boring. But, the money is more [not much, but still] and I get to lock away the day when I lock up the door each evening. The best part is the fact I'm done with work at 3:00pm on Fridays, woooohooo.

If we were having coffee...

I couldn't mention work without talking about my second job, being a fitness instructor. Ah, the light of my working life. At the moment I am certified in four LES MILLS classes, plus a BARRE ABOVE class and my workload is four classes a week. Teaching classes weekly is my happy place and right now being 'out of commission' is quite hard.

If we were having coffee...

Which brings me to my recent surgery. As we're 'chatting' I would realize it's been almost two weeks since my gallbladder surgery, something I find quite astonishing. After so many years [yes, years] of off and on pain, plus the last year of dreadfully horrible pains I'm finally free. Honestly, I'd probably take a sip of my FULL FAT latte after that sentence, since I'd been surviving on skim milk for all dairy the past six months. Today I'm actually seeing the doctor for a post op appointment and hoping for a good report. My recovery was much tougher than expected and it will be nice to find out why and if I'm technically cleared to start teaching again.

If we were having coffee...

The next topic would probably be family and vacation plans. My family is doing pretty well, I just don't see them nearly enough anymore. Sportyspice being in Arizona is still so far away, but she and her husband are doing well. She's almost done with school and then will start teaching swim lessons for the summer. We are still waiting to hear back regarding the interview Babyspice had last week. I'm so hopeful and praying reverently because I know this is something she desperately wants. I'd probably ask you for prayers or good vibes for her. Mama and Daddy are doing quite well, going about life with substitute teaching [Mama] and being a leader at an Army college [Daddy]. Summertime makes me miss them so, as there were always fun get togethers at the pool on weekends.

If we were having coffee...

It would be about time to start wrapping things up as we both would be moving on to the next thing. I'd say 'Let's do it again soon' and hopefully you would agree. Before you left, I'd of course give you a big hug and send you of with a 'love you'. Because, you know, that's how I roll < 3

19 comments:

Ashley Greenwell said...

Praying for a good doctor's report for you!!

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

I hope the recovery starts to head in the right direction! Thinking of you!

Nikki said...

Hope our apt goes well and you get a good report! Praying for your sister! We need a coffee date!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Hope your post op appointment goes well! I bet it's so nice being able to go back to regular dairy after all that time! Glad to hear your family is doing well too! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh no, sorry to hear about your surgery. I hope you next appointment has good news! I have a TON of gallstones, apparently, but so far no pain so they don't want to take it out. I'm okay with that. I kind of hope the pain never starts because surgery would be just awful.

Sorry to hear you aren't really in love with your job - though it's good it pays a little more, and getting out at 3 on Fridays is awesome! Definitely focus on the positives. :)

-Lauren

Melissa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your surgery, but I hope your recovery gets smoother here on out. It's never easy going down such a road, but I'll definitely pray for you! <3

Jen said...

It's always hard living far from family. But I know that when you all are together you make the most of your time. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

I have to say, I hate to hear your recovery has been hard but that you're thinking of going back to teaching classes already? I'm impressed.

Missy said...

I hope the doctor gives you a good report and you get yourself a full fat latte after! Hugs to you and glad we had this coffee talk!

Girl Meets Bow said...

I hope that your surgery helps take care of your problems! My boss just had gallbladder surgery and it was a doozy of a recovery! Feel better soon!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Good little coffee date chat. I hope you're feeling much better and recovering smoothly. It's hard being away from your family but I hope you get to visit each other often and do lots of skype chats.

Jalisa Giron said...

I love the way you've written this post, it felt like talking to an old friend! I'm glad you love teaching classes, congrats on getting certified! I'm into fitness myself, but haven't taken any classes other than one yoga class years ago with my mom. Thanks so much for sharing, girlie, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

XO,

Jalisa
www.thestylecontour.com

sara [at] journey of doing said...

Hugs all around over here too!! Hoping for a good doctor's report for you!! Hoping you find a way to sneak in some family time with those 3:00 end times, too. After the week I've had, I'd tell you that I'm jealous that you get to leave things at work when you leave at the end of the day. ;)

BLovedBoston said...

I hope the post opp appt was a success and you can get back to your workout routine. I'm happy to hear that the family is doing well and hopefully you guys will be able to plan another family vacay soon! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

The Siberian American said...

I'm so sorry you are still unhappy on the job front-I hope this changes for you! Prayers for the rest of your recovery! I'm sorry it has been hard so far. Also prayers for your sister's interview!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Oh how I wish we were sitting down over coffee right now! Praying for a great doctors report!!

Carly Blogs Here said...

I can't believe your surgery was already over 2 weeks ago! So happy to hear you had a great report from the doctor (via your instagram), I know you were so ready to get back to your routine in the gym.

Laura Darling said...

Hope all went well at the doctor! That's a bummer you don't love your job, but there is something to be said for being able to "leave work at work!"

Meghan said...

I think you and I would be good friends, just for the fact that I love hugs and always end each conversation with friends with an "I love you" as well.