August Ultimate Coffee Date

Oh how I’ve missed our coffee dates the past few months! The first Saturday of the month tends to sneak up on me! Thank you to Coco, Deborah and Lynda for hosting this fun Link-Up!

Let’s get started!

If we were having coffee… We would be on my new porch enjoying the coolness of the morning. You would, no doubt, ask me if we are getting settled into our new house. You’d ask about any renovations and moving highlights. I’d tell you that we are getting settled. I love my new 102 year old Queen Anne-style house and there are renovations, but they are actually kind of fun because the house is so cool!

If we were having coffee….the moving question would bring up the job topic and you would ask me if I had found a job yet. I’d tell you that I was lucky to be able to work with my previous employer through the end of July and that I have officially become “unemployed” only a couple of days ago. I cried when I received my “termination benefits” (what a terrible title for things like insurance close-out, final paychecks, etc). I loved my job and was very sad to leave it, but I was blessed to work from home these past two months. I have had the best. summer. ever. I have not ever been able to stay at home with my kids and this situation allowed me to do just that and we are having a great and priceless time together this summer. It is also a great opportunity for my husband and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

If we were having coffee…You would ask me what my dream career is or what I can see myself doing and I would tell you that I’m agonizing over finding a job that is a good fit for me now. I’ve been contacted by several Insurance companies about coming on board, but I don’t know the first thing about selling insurance and am not sure it’s my calling. I’ve met with a few key people at one of the major employers in the area and think that my skills would be put to work there, but have not had an actual interview for an actual job yet. I know that any day now, my husband will begin freaking out that I don’t have a job and I just want to have some good prospects lined up before that happens. My biggest fear is that I’ll end up taking the first thing that comes along just to get a job and then I’ll hate it. But, enough whining from me! I am a big believer that things happen for a reason and that the right thing will come.

If we were having coffee….you would ask me how my running is going? I’d tell you that I have found a gravel road not too far from the house that I like to run on. I am a creature of habit and I’ll likely run on this same road every day…at least until it is dark in the mornings and then I may have to figure something else out. I’m a bit of a chicken, you see, and I don’t want to be hit by a car. Most people that are driving in this rural area on these gravel roads are not expecting nor looking out for runners on the road. We will see what winter brings and I’ll fill you in over coffee late this fall.

I better sign off now, but I will see you next month and can’t wait to fill you in on all the latest!

Until Next Time,


10 thoughts on “August Ultimate Coffee Date

  1. One of my favorite parts of the new house is the big ol’ porch. I stretch out there daily after my runs and often have a cup of coffee out there! Thanks for commenting!

  2. Sounds like a beautiful home with lots of character. I love older homes. We were very close to purchasing a converted stone barn when we moved into Bucks County, PA. Ultimately decided that well, septic, and oil heat might make us regret the choice when there was a newer home on all city utilities available. Sounds like you had a fantastic opportunity to spend summer with your kids. My boss allows me to work from home two days a week during the summer and that really makes a difference.

    • You have a great boss! I have lived staying home with my girls! I’m sure when school starts, I’ll get lonely and a little restless.

  3. Oh, I’d love to join you on your porch – I love Victorian style houses and their porches! We have a front porch but live on a quiet dead-end street, so there’s not much to see hanging out there. Good luck on the job front. I hope you don’t end up in a job you hate, but hopefully you could quit if you do.

  4. Ahhh, coffee on the porch on a summer morning. If that isn’t bliss, I don’t know what is. 🙂

    That is awesome that you found a place you like to run—I know having a tried and true route makes it so much easier for me to get out the door!

  5. A new house and sitting on the porch. Yep, sounds good to me. I have a great route that I pretty much stick to also and I leave right from our house. I have options to mix it up while out with vineyard roads or neighborhoods.
    Thank you for having coffee with us Meg 🙂

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