April 18, 2017

If we were having coffee, we would be in New York, because I am home visiting my family!

I am really bad at getting over jet lag, but I forced myself to get up early on Saturday to go to my favorite workout, Xpress Body Bootcamp, with one of my best friends from home, and that helped me reset myself. I was sore for two days and it felt so good after being on a plane for 10 hours.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that today is my mom’s birthday! It’s a big one – 65- and I’m spending the day with her. We’re going out to lunch and to get pedicures and maybe some shopping, too. Tonight, we are going out to dinner with my dad, brother, and my brother’s girlfriend who I adore. My mom’s birthday was part of the reason why I wanted to come home now, the other part being that I just missed home. Happy birthday, mom!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I got to visit my alma mater, Adelphi University, with my brother. He’s a student there now and I couldn’t be more proud of him. I loved Adelphi, it’s a  small university where the professors really care about you. I learned so much there, made amazing friends, and just had an overall great experience.

So anyway, my brother’s already working as a respiratory therapist and worked really hard to get into nursing school, which of course he is rocking because he’s super smart and already knows a lot from being a respiratory therapist. He and I  got to walk around the campus together, I got a new Adelphi shirt, and then he studied while I worked on my blog. He’s super busy with work and school, so it was a good way for us to spend some time together. Drinking coffee and working together is kind of our thing, because when I was getting my Masters degree and he was getting his respiratory therapy degree, we both lived with my parents, so we would go to Starbucks a lot together to work.

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my time in New York has been amazing so far. The weather is perfect, 60s-70s, which feels amazing. I’m here for longer than I usually stay for, so I feel like I’ve been able to relax and do everything I want to do. My friend Joyce and I always swap books when we see each other and she loaned me Idaho by Emily Ruskovich. I haven’t had much time to read, but I can’t put it down so I’ve been staying up late each night to read it.

I would also tell you about the online book club that Christy and I created, Beyond Words. Each month we all read the same book and then we talk about it on Goodreads. We’re going to have a linkup on Friday, April 28, where we all link up our book reviews for whatever books we’ve read that month. This month, we’re reading I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh and I can’t wait to talk about it with everyone. It was so good! If you want to join our book club, click here!


If we were having coffee, I would ask you if you’ve seen any good TV shows on Netflix lately. I need some good things to watch when Nick’s working late. I’m watching Gilmore Girls now for the very first time. I’m not sure how I never saw this show before and I love it so much that I am already dreading it ending!



If we were having coffee, I would ask you, what’s new with you?
Let me know in the comments!

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10 responses to “April Coffee Date”

  1. Jenn says:

    Gilmore Girls is the best!! <3 I'm glad you're having a great time at home!

  2. Jen says:

    I am so so glad that you are able to be home with family!!! 🙂

  3. Audrey says:

    I think jet lag is worst going from west to east. Ugh!
    I love your relationship with your brother!! I have a pretty solid one with my brother, too, but I don’t get to spend much one on one time with him any more. That’s so special!
    Good TV shows: Superstore, The Mindy Project, The West Wing, The Newsroom (Amazon Prime has it), Firefly (hulu, I think).

  4. Hooray for being home and for celebrating your mom’s birthday with her! Sometimes it really is nice to just spend some quiet time with your family members, even if you’re not really talking. And yes to Gilmore Girls! My sister and I are getting together this weekend to watch the final episode of the revival and I’m so excited!

  5. Sarah says:

    Lorelei gif is so accurate for this post hahaha! I’m glad you’re having a good time at home in NY. I just got back from a week in FL (not quite home, but where my grandparents are and my family all came down, so close enough) and it’s just so nice to be in a familiar childhood place, isn’t it?! Also feeling you on the jet lag…. I think it works a lot better when you fly WEST because you just end up waking up earlier. However I’ve just flown EAST back to the UK (like you have to NY) and I’m def struggling waking up at a reasonable hour…

  6. Leanna Cherry says:

    Happy birthday to Susie!! So glad you are home and we have been able to spend time together. Looking forward to Saturday, watch Stranger things!!

  7. Lux says:

    I’d probably have tea but I’ll be really interested to your stories. 🙂

    Happy birthday to your mom!

  8. Julie says:

    That’s awesome that you got to go home for your mom’s birthday! I’m going to surprise my dad for his 70th in a few months! Gilmore Girls is the best!!

  9. I’m so glad you got to spend your mom’s birthday with her! And I love Gilmore Girls!

  10. Rachel G says:

    Oh, nursing school, that’s awesome! I met Angel right before his first year of nursing school, and my sis-in-law is graduating in Dec. with the same degree, so in spite of my lack of interest in the medical field, I’ve heard a LOT about nursing school over the years. 🙂 Glad you’re getting to spend time with your family!!

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