If We were Having Coffee…..

If we were having coffee, I would say it’s a Tim Hortons kind of day. I’d have a coffee and a blueberry muffin. I don’t have that type of muffin often, I have a craving today for some reason. What will you be having? The Red Velvet muffins are my favourite. They have also had a dark chocolate donut on the menu lately. That looks good too.

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If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the week just flew by. This weekend is going to go even faster thanks to Daylight Savings. I enjoy the extra hour during “Fall Back”, but “Spring Forward” always kind of sucks. How was your week? Did it seem to go by quickly like mine?

If we were having coffee, I’d yell you my Mother-in-Law cashed in her Christmas present yesterday. It was a spa trip to get a manicure. She had never had one before. I was a little nervous about going with her since the last time Hubby got together with her, she was asking all kinds of questions about me and my mental health status and so on. She didn’t bring anything up thankfully. After our outing Hubby thanked me for taking her. He thinks she really enjoyed it. I’m glad. I decided to try a new spa this time. it was really small, but it was the best one I’ve been too. There was no skimping on the hand massage! That’s the best part! I will definitely be going back.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I am nervous to go to work this coming week. I am once again, the sole Ph.D. student in the lab. The other guy was officially gone as of the beginning of the month and the boss has been away since. This week will be the first week she is around without the other guy’s situation on her mind. I just have a bad feeling a whole bunch of work is about to fall into my lap. I’m feeling kind of fragile and I just want to be left alone.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that Hubby and I got a lot done during our March Break this week. Firstly, we did a huge cleaning. I mean the scrubbing and moving the heavy furniture kind of cleaning. We found all of Ewok’s toys. She has been very happy and playful all week. Last night she even got the concept of “fetch” for the first time!! Ewok is such a sweet cat, and the cutest ever, but not the sharpest crayon in the box. I think it’s part of her charm.

Ewok with her Catnip Banana

Ewok with her Catnip Banana

If we were having coffee, I’d tell the second big thing we got done was taxes. For the first time, we decided to go to HR Block and pay to have it done. It is such a frustrating process to do ourselves and it normally takes a whole weekend. My school bursaries usually complicate the process. This year, we got the whole process done in less than an hour and we got a lot of money back. We still had to pay them to do it, but we got so much back that it didn’t really matter. I think I’m going to start liking tax season, haha.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you the most awesome thing we got done was to book our vacation! I am turning 30 this year, so it is a celebratory trip. We tried to book through a travel agent, but it didn’t work. To make a long story short, it was an upsetting experience and the trip almost didn’t happen. We wont be going back to that agent. We ended up booking by ourselves through Expedia. We are going for two weeks and staying a small boutique hotel on the Pacific side. We did the boutique hotel thing for our honeymoon in Belize and loved it. We haven’t tried the all-inclusive type vacation yet. Have you? What did you think? I am not much of a beach bum either, so we’ll be doing some activities; snorkeling, ziplining, river tubing, hiking, hot springs, volcanoes and so on. I am hoping I get to see some turtles and a sloth. What about you? Have you got any vacation plans this year?

(This conversational coffee post is part of a weekend link-up hosted by Part-Time Monster. Join in the fun!)

If We Were Having Coffee…..

If we were having coffee it would be at Tim Hortons this week. It has been a while and I am in the mood for something Canadian (even though Timmies is now American-owned). Have you been to Tim Hortons before? I’m pretty sure every Canadian has and maybe some Americans. There is one in Times Square NYC after all! I even stumbled across one that was part of a corner store in Ireland. I’m sure that’s a rare occurrence! I’d have a black coffee and a couple Timbits. I’m sure you’d probably have something fancier….a latte and a red velvet muffin perhaps? Someone told me no profit is made from Timbits, so they are actually getting rid of the iconic treat! Have you heard that? Is it true? It’s a little sad if it is.


If we were having coffee, I’d ask how you were feeling, what was new and how you were handling the cold. This week has been very chilly and icy! I’m thankful for four-wheel drive.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’ve been on edge this week. I’m not over the edge yet, so that’s good. I sorted out the corrections for the manuscript I mentioned last week. It’s going to be a bit of a grunt, but not nearly as bad as I thought. I went in to work on Wednesday to have a meeting about it and it went better than anticipated. I was expecting to be ambushed about the manuscript, my hours, my workload, sick leave and my mental health status, but I wasn’t. It seems everyone is too busy dealing with other, more pressing dramas to worry about me. It is unfortunate for them, but I am relieved.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I saw my psychiatrist for the first time this year. It went well, I didn’t cry. 🙂 I had to explain what art journaling was to him. He liked the idea of it and thought it would help me a lot, especially the 2015 Art Project. He told me to keep up with these art journaling workshops until the local clinic can get me into group Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and one-on-one counseling.

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that last night, Hubby went for an information session for teaching in the Canadian North. High school enrollment is dropping next year and it is likely that there wont be enough students for Hubby to have a teaching position come September. In fact, there is supposed to be a surplus of teachers throughout all of Ontario and Quebec. This is why Hubby will be applying to school boards in Northern Quebec and the Canadian Territories. This is kind of a scary prospect, but there is no sense in worrying now. We wont know what the real situation is until the spring.

If we were having coffee, I’d let you know about 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. This growing group was formed in response to the tragic events that have been unfolding in the news lately. The group is made up of bloggers from all over the world who, on February 20th, will speak out against cruelty, violence and selfishness by posting about the value of compassion. I encourage you to join in. You can write a post about what compassion means to you or tell a story about how compassion has touched your life. It could even be a quote or a photo depicting the value of compassion and kindness. To learn more, visit the Facebook group or check out #1000speak on Twitter.

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That pretty much sums up the highlight reel for this week. I hope you’ve enjoyed our coffee time! 🙂 Until next week!

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