If We Were Having Coffee… 10/30/16


It is unseasonably warm today so maybe we could forgo the coffee and drink something a bit cooler. Maybe we could even sit outside on the deck. We are in for a warmer than average week, too. Of course, it will cool off a bit for next weekend… the weekend that we are going camping. For now, the air is a bit balmy but our typical Midwestern humidity is gone making it quite comfortable.

I am thankful for the warm weather since tomorrow is Halloween. I always love when it is warm enough for the kids to trick or treat without coats. My older daughter is going to be a pirate and my younger daughter is going to be Bat Girl. I’m not sure how much longer my 12 year-old with trick or treat, this year may be the last one. It is sad how those “last times” sneak up on parents.

My 12 year-old has district band auditions on Tuesday. It brings back so many memories of my band days. Luckily we both play the flute so I have been working with her at home. I don’t think she cares about auditions as much as I do, getting her to practice has been a struggle. Well, she practices for 15 minutes and thinks that is good enough. I disagree. She has a natural talent. I want her to have the drive to push herself to be better. I am not seeing it yet.

We have been preparing for the camping trip next weekend with both Girl Scout troops. We will have five cadettes going (mostly 7th graders) and seven “minis” (brownies, mostly 3rd graders…I have taken to calling my brownie troop “minis” because my guilty pleasure lately has been Dance Moms). So we have been working on menus and activities. We have a good itinerary with a mix of horseback riding, indoor games, outdoor games, crafts and flag ceremonies. We will do some dutch oven cooking (taco bake and breakfast casserole) and some campfire cooking (hot dogs) and of course, s’mores.

I have a work presentation on Wednesday afternoon and I haven’t even given it much thought. It is the same presentation that I gave last year for the same medical school class so I have slides ready to go. I am giving it with two other people and my part is the smallest part. I am still nervous, though, since I hate public speaking. I think I have avoided thinking about it so that I won’t stress about it. But now that it is only a couple of days away, I am starting to stress. Wish me luck!

I have a busy evening with The Walking Dead (which will hopefully be less depressing than last week) and game 5 of the World Series. Go Indians!

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

Thanks to Part Time Monster for hosting Weekend Coffee Share. Join in by creating your own coffee share post with the tag weekendcoffeeshare and/or add to the linkup here.


16 thoughts on “If We Were Having Coffee… 10/30/16

  1. It’s unseasonably warm here too, and has been all fall. I’m wishing for some cool days, but am happy to have temperatures stay high until tomorrow. My kiddo is going to be a butterfly, I’m going to be a fly and my hubby is going to carry a fly swatter. Family outfit done. Happy Halloween!

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  2. Good luck with your presentation tomorrow! It’ll be great, I’m sure. Your camping trips always go off well and I can’t wait to hear about this year’s! Warm here too, and I’m a bit over it. I’m ready for a little cool down. Not necessarily wanting it to be cold cold, but maybe not sweating when I cook dinner would be nice lol.

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    1. Thanks! I hope the presentation goes well. I’m enjoying the warm weather this week but I’m also ready for it to be a little cooler. I’m hoping we don’t skip the seasonable temps and go straight from hot to cold. I miss fall!

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  3. Hi Amie,
    I send you my moral support with the band auditions and the practice. My daughter and I both play the violin and encourage each other, which is good. My music school tells kids to play during the TV ads which adds up over an hour. It does seem like a good idea.
    My daughter auditioned for dance team where she learns dancing yesterday. She really stressed out but got through it and I hope that’s built her up for next time. Her sensitivity gives her insight as a performer but makes it hard to get out there in front of people on her own. Yet, there are times when she really surprises me and she sang “Let It Go” as a solo in front of the school when she was 8. I was amazed. I tell people I don’t know what her singing voice is like because she sings in her bedroom with the door shut.
    She’s currently in the mass choir for Schools Spectacular and I’ve written about it in my coffee share post: https://amiewrites74.wordpress.com/2016/10/30/if-we-were-having-coffee-103016/
    Good luck with auditions and the practice.
    xx Rowena

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    1. Hi Rowena,
      Thanks for the moral support. I love the fact that my daughter is playing the same instrument and that I can help and support her. She is really good even though it is difficult to get her to practice (I may have to try the commercial thing that you mentioned). She seems to lack motivation. Good luck to your daughter with her auditions. It is so hard to get out in front of people. I am off to read your post…


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