IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE (July 2017)

Didn’t we all just celebrate New Year’s Eve? How is half of the 17th year of the twenty-first century already done? I guess the only way to find out what happened is to do a small throwback and join Coco and Deb on ‘The Ultimate Coffee Date’. Do check out their blogs and other link-up blogs to get to know what everyone’s up to! This is our fourth time together of sharing some coffee as well as some tidbits from my life happenings. Too much to say because I’ve been MIA since April. So, let’s dive right in!

The Ultimate Coffee Date

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that:
My parents paid me a visit for three whole weeks!! To say it was a fun time is an understatement. It was absolutely wonderful to spend Mother’s day with Mom after ten long years. We had special pedi-mani times! She was so fascinated by gel nail paints – something we don’t get back home. We also travelled to Chicago (my first time too!) and binged tons of Garrets popcorn. It was such a perfect vacation – just quality time with them, random walks with dad, yummy tasty food by mom, and lighted hearted giggles. We keep forgetting that as we grow old, they too are! And our time is all they ask of us. Even if it’s just a 15 minute phone chat, do it often!

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that:

I am currently pursuing a certificate program in business communication and May brought my first set of seminar series with some dynamic human creatures. It was so enlightening to be in a room full of inspirational people, people of such high calibers and motivation. After all, anyone who came for the class, was here to but improve on themselves. Goes to show that surrounding yourself with the finest of people, carves you into a nice pretty figurine.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that:

This is the kindest thing anyone has done to me. A big bag of coffee sprinkled with words of genuine appreciation – enough to touch my heart. Take notes future hubby!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that:
My laptop had a near death experience in early May. After several resuscitation attempts by myself, I decided to throw in the towel and send it to the expert folks at the Genius Bar of the Apple store. Close to two months without my laptop (and loads of free time to spare for reading), she finally arrived looking pristine as ever. I decided it was time to give her and her little sister (aka my iPad) a new look and of course, a new outlook for myself. Obsessed with my new Walt Disney decal!

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that:
I had the opportunity to try out Blue Apron last month amongst a busy schedule right after vacation. I received a FREE shipment and literally loved the whole idea! The produce was so fresh. The recipes were yummy. Such a neat idea for anyone who is too busy to hit the grocery stores or is too illiterate to cook anything edible. The ‘Creamy Lumaca Rigata Pasta‘ totally hit the spot.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that:
My latest obsession has been reading this brilliant literary piece. A book I shall recommend (**highly**) to anyone trying to find a little more motivation in life, or one who is completely lost and needs clarity, or one with really low self-esteem and needs that extra boost. In short, all the traits I exhibited in the recent past. I never thought I would say this, you know like famous people say all the time, but this book just changed my life. Actually not yet, it has “just” changed my attitude and thought process. It’s now in my hands to change my life!!! Just wrapped up this book and excited to get started with ‘The Book of Joy‘, written by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Abrams.

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So, what have you been up to in life?

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12 thoughts on “IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE (July 2017)

  1. MB Jackson says:

    You have been busy! The visit with your parents sounded like a lot of fun! Mine were here for a month- funny how they change the older we get! Kudos to getting your computer back!

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  2. Clarinda says:

    How did you function without a computer for 2 months?! 🙂 How fun to have your parents visit for such a long time. My parents are coming out to visit me for a few days next month, and I’m super excited to see them!!

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