Virtual Coffee Date

Virtual Coffee Date

Good morning!

I often see other bloggers doing these coffee date posts and find them fun to read.  So I thought I’d jump on board and invite you all to enjoy a cup of joe with me on a virtual coffee date!

Cup of coffee

  • If we were having coffee I’d tell you just how excited I am to go to Hawaii soon!  Excited but also nervous.  Flying by myself is nerve racking enough let alone with my Love Nugget.  He on the other hand has no worry at all about the trip.  Everyday he asks if we are goign to Hawaii yet.  If our car is loaded for the trip.  If the dogs are going with us.  If he can bring his transformers to Hawaii.  He’s so excited!

 

  • If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m nervous about a doctors appointment I have today.  It’s a meeting with my gynecologist to go over the most recent genetic and chromosomal testing I had done.  If they come back abnormal I’ll have answers and can go from there.  If they come back normal I’m left with no answers and most likely will be referred to a fertility specialist.  Which is frustrating since I KNOW I can have a baby since I already have my Love Nugget.  However, as my doc says, we will have a baby.  It just might take a little bit more science than we’d planned on.

 

  • If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I’m so proud of my hubby for sticking with the Whole 30 so far.  The first time I did it he gave it a try.  Which lasted about a day… This time however, he’s giving it 100% (except for a few beers while watching football last week), and doing so good!  It’s both easier and harder to have us both doing it together.  Easier because I don’t have to cook separate meals or watch someone eating/drinking things I’d like to but can’t.  Harder because I have to make sure he gets enough to eat which means extra planning and prepping on my end.  Which really isn’t’ all that bad especially since he’s getting better at fending for himself.

 

  • If we were having coffee I’d tell you that going from one dog to two dogs has been really easy so far.  I’m sure it helps that Buddy (the new dog) came to us potty trained.  The few things we are working on with him are walking on a leash, barking and chewing….  None of which are too fun but beats doing his business in the house!

 

  • If we were having coffee I’d tell you how much I’m enjoying being a fitness instructor but that I sometimes think about going back to teaching school.  In all honesty, I thought I’d have another baby by now which would be more reason for me to be at home.  Since I don’t sometimes I feel guilty for not using my degree and working at least part time.  Although part time teaching jobs don’t really exist unless I’m subbing but that’s not secure nor would I make more than I’d pay for daycare.  So it would be a waste which brings me back to just staying home and working for fun as a fitness instructor!

 

  • If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m missing my long hair but thinking about cutting it even shorter…  I feel like it’s just in a blah, in between stage.  Not long, not short.  Just blah.  I’m also ready to go back to blonde.  I just feel so washed out with dark hair and am in the mood for a change.  Thoughts?

QUESTIONS –

  • If we were having coffee, what would you tell me?   

 

 

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Comments

  1. I know exactly what you mean about your husband and the whole30. I feel kind of bad that I roped my husband into doing it but really I don’t think its much different for him overall…he just hates feeling like he can’t have stuff. Plus he didnt take the time to read the book or look into it so he really doesn’t understand what he is doing or what he is supposed to be getting out of it. I am constantly telling him to eat more filling breakfasts and lunches and not to be afraid of fat..he just doesn’t get it and ends up snacking on almonds and larabars all the time. I still think he is putting in a great effort and like you said its easier to prepare all the same meals than make different stuff and watch someone eat things you can’t have!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      My husband quit! We went to Whole Foods today for lunch and he ordered pizza! He said he didn’t really feel much different and was over it so gave up. Whatever. I have to admit I’ve been on the fence lately too since I’ve actually managed to gain weight this time around. I’m feeling better and much lighter but a few pounds of weight gain was not what I set out for!

  2. I’ll be praying for your doctor appt girl! Seeing a fertility specialist may not be the worst thing though.. it has really helped me to understand my body better!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Brittany! I agree it wouldn’t be the worst to see a fertility specialist and they would probably help a ton but I just want an answer now and for it to be something fixable. Without hormones and medication if possible. I’m still working with my naturopath and he helps a lot too so that’s been great!

  3. Hawaii – soooo fun! At least you’ll have The Love Nugget to distract you on the plane ride. I’m sure it’ll all go so well!

    I’m praying for you and your doctor’s appointment today. I know that anxiety of wondering what’s going to come out of it.

    I don’t think you should feel guilty about not using your degree right now. Your job as a mom is SO important! More important than any degree (in my opinion). These years are so short, and you have so many years ahead that you could teach if you wanted to!

    I think you’re totally rocking your current hairstyle! But, I totally understand your desire to be all blonde again…I just love being more blonde. As I’ve told you before, you can pull off any length!!

    xoxo

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes I’m sure he’ll keep me fully distracted on the plane ride. He’s so excited! Everyday he asks if we are going on the plane yet. Soon! Thank you for the kind words about my hair. I think I’m just so used to being blonde I miss it! I too enjoy being more blonde. Makes me feel more bright and cheery 🙂

  4. Wow great post! I sure wish I had been able to swing Hawaii with you. I pray for you and good news at the Doctor’s today. Hair always grows back, but I’m not one to talk I feel like mine is always the same.
    I love you Mom

  5. Thoughts and prayers for you at your doctor’s appointment today!! If we were having coffee,I’d tell you how overwhelming it is/was to be finally self-hosted on my blog. I’m learning so much about plug-ins, etc and wish I could absorb more knowledge like a sponge! I’m a slow learner when it comes to web stuff…

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thanks Jess! Oh I remember that transition! It can definitely be a little overwhelming. My friend writes a great blog called More From your Blog with lots of tips and helpful information!

  6. I loved this post 😉

    Being a mom is a full time job so don’t feel guilty for being at home taking care of your son!! I am so happy to hear that 2 dogs isn’t drastically harder then one. I am trying to convince my husband to get a second dog but he’s not having it.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Yes I agree, mommyhood is a full-time job for sure! As my sons gotten older thought it’s gotten easier. Or maybe I’ve just gotten better at it 🙂 He’ll be going to school 5 mornings a week next year so a part time job wouldn’t be too bad…

  7. I’m so excited for you to share your trip to Hawaii with us!! I’m jealous!

  8. Oohh! I hope the appointment went well!!! I sometimes feel the same way about the degree, and also thoughts of more kids. I’m still contemplating whether or not I want to work right now. There’s a university department/building that’s going to open up a half an hour from our new house so I’m now thinking about whether I should do a phd. I’d probably whine about that if we’d have coffee 😉 and share whole 30 stories!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I’ve thought about going back and getting a supplement in nutritional education so I can teach at a Junior college. I’d love to teach about something I’m truly passionate about! And I’d love to share Whole 30 stories!