Coffee Talk

It has been quite the summer so far. Nothing too major has happened, but I feel like I have so much on my mind lately!
If we were to sit down to coffee [preferably an iced coffee, out on the patio], I would tell you that…

Since quitting nursing, I have gained a few pounds. Nothing major, but 3-4 pounds is enough to just make you feel blah. The worst part is that I have actually been eating better, which tells me that had I not adjusted a few things that weight gain probably would have been much worse. Even still, it is pretty frustrating to make some changes that normally would result in losing weight, and instead I am just preventing further weight gain. It is definitely time for me to get back into working out if I really want to see any changes, I think.
Speaking of working out, I still haven’t found my groove. While life is much less hectic than it was a year ago, we are still pretty busy. And with our endless amounts of yard work, I am pretty stuck inside with the kiddos while Mike takes care of the landscaping. I’m not complaining, but I still feel like I just haven’t found that sweet spot that allows me to squeeze in exercise without sacrificing my time with my loved ones. I would take the kiddos on walks, but one of them always ends up throwing a tantrum (or a shoe) so I can never go too far!
I cannot believe how fast this summer is flying by. It felt like we were just waiting and waiting for the warm weather to arrive, and then I blinked and we are into the end of June. Summer isn’t my season, but this year I wish it would slow down just a bit!
My sister in law brought this pool over when we were at grandma and grandpa’s last weekend, and I need one! It is collapsible, but provides enough depth that the kids can really swim and be in the water. It comes up to their chests sitting, so while it requires a little extra supervision, I feel like it is so much more fun for them and feels more like a real pool. And bonus, it is big enough that I can sit in there with them while they splash: extra supervision and pool time for me, too!
This week, I listed a TV for sale on our local online garage sale, and I swear it brought the crazies out of the woodwork. I *stupidly* gave a person our address so they could come to the house to see it/buy it, and my brother in law then said he may want it so to please hold it. Family first, so I told the lady it was not available. She got MAD at me, and scolded me for posting the item before clearing if any person in the world that I know would potentially want it. Then she told me she ‘didn’t believe me’. Andddd then I blocked her. I have had multiple other people message me, some asking me questions in Spanish (and hello, we live in Minnesota here…) Just weird! Maybe it is because it is an electronic? I am about ready to say screw it and just give it to charity, but I THINK I found normal buyer. Fingers crossed…
This morning, Jackson came in my room while I was getting dressed (wearing a bra and underwear), placed his hand on my butt, smiled and me and said, ‘me love your big butt!’. I think it is time to be more considerate of him seeing me when I’m not fully clothed..
I don’t know if anything will top that last one for me, so that is where I’ll leave it! Happy Friday Eve!

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    Sarah Shaneyfelt
    June 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Those online garage sale pages can get pretty sketch! Hopefully that lady doesn't show up at your house demanding the tv haha! And yes, landscaping is never ending….yuck!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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    A Gal Named Al
    June 22, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I want to give you hope but my kids are 5 and almost 8 and I still struggle to find my workout routine!

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    Lauren Honeycutt
    June 22, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    That pool is so adorable! I can't wait til our little one will want to have a little baby pool!

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    Sparkles and Lattes
    June 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Oh my goodness. The butt comment, made me think of my girls. When I change, they run over and point at my butt and say butt. I gained weight after I stopped breastfeeding and pumping. Ugh. The worst. Love these coffee dates!

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    Life as the Mrs.
    June 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    "Me love your big butt!" DYING!

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    Laura Darling
    June 23, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Oh man, I hope you found a normal buyer for the tv! We tried to sell a couch/loveseat set on Craigslist once and it turned into a nightmare. We ended up just giving it to my SIL and BIL!

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