If we were having coffee…

I’d tell you that I’m going on my second week without coffee and ask if I might have some tea.

I’d tell you that I have never worked harder for anyone than I’ve worked for myself, and I love it. I dearly hope I can make a living out of it. The thought of having to give it up is unbearable.

I’d tell you that my children are growing too fast. I’ve tried to be mindful of how quickly childhood flies, to make the best of our time. It’s still not enough. That would remind me that my son was recently identified as a possible candidate for the Merit Scholarship. Of his own initiative he is taking an after school class to prepare him for his tests, and I couldn’t possibly be prouder of him.

I’d tell you that these days I keep my focus here: on home and family. I know what’s happening in the world, but I find the best I can do is make this corner of it peaceful and good.

I’d tell you how wonderful you are, and I’d laugh at you if you tried to convince me otherwise.

 

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53 thoughts on “If we were having coffee…

    • I didn’t even start drinking coffee until I was about 32 years old. Weird, huh? I’ve found, though, that I get addicted to coffee in the same way I get addicted to cigarettes: It’s all or nothing. I cannot be moderate.

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  1. Ms. Mom, I have great hopes for No. 1 on your list today. The year-plus that all I was doing was writing for my own blog right here and the two freelance gigs for the blog sites I picked up myself and the freelance assignments I earned for the glossy magazine, my dear wife Karen tells me that time was the happiest she’s ever seen me. Alas, financial reality and other long-rooted personal beliefs led me to accepting a 40-hour job working for somebody else again in July. Hmmmmm. I do believe my dear wife Karen is a very smart woman. So.

    By the way, I very much dig your whole list this morning, my Arizona friend. Study hard for that Merit Scholarship, wise son!

    Focus on the family is a great thing. World order starts in the home and spreads outward. (How idealistic and U.S.-centric is that statement?)

    Have a great day.

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    • Thanks, Mark. πŸ™‚

      Honestly, it’s a rough beginning. We’re in rough financial straits, and right now very little is happening. I know it takes time; I just don’t have any left.

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  2. Good for you, Bunny Mamma! Hey , with regard to the business issue…you gotta try! Put all you have into it and work your butt off…may need to think about several diff. Marketing options…like what you did with me. Pumping out your skills for other bloggers and such….
    You don’t get this precious time back with small children. The fact that you appreciate it so much makes it all worthwhile. And your kids def are the winners here! Xo

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    • Thanks, Jules! Oh, if only I could literally work it off; it’s too damn big. But then, it always has been, even when I was a skinny little thing. πŸ˜€

      I’m still getting other shops up and running, and I need to work on some new designs. And, yes, you are right. I need to do more promotion. There’s always more I need to do.

      As for my kids, they’re the best people I know. I’m grateful for whatever time I have with them. They make me feel like I’m the winner. ❀

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  3. Ouch. Second week without coffee. The beverage doesn’t matter so much as the conversation, I say.

    My grandson’s started first grade, he’s reading well enough to read menus on the tv and computer, and he started making his own sandwiches in the last couple of weeks. I’m proud that he’s developing healthily, but I miss carrying him on my shoulders and rocking him to sleep 😦 On the plus side, we can play head-to-head racing games and have conversations about Tolkien and play catch, so it’s more bittersweet than sad.

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    • Ah! My daughter started first grade recently, as well. Like your grandson, she is reading remarkably well, and she is doing more and more things independently. And so it begins. Bittersweet sums it up pretty well. πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow… I could’ve written this myself, honestly… except for the coffee bit, although I do need to cut back urgently.

    Everything else though… the kids growing too fast, loving what I’m doing and desperately wanting it to work, finding some peace in a chaotic world… That’s where I am right now.

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    • I am really regretting the coffee switch some days. It’s not the caffeine; it’s the sugar. I like me some sweet-ass coffee, and I’d like to lose some weight. My youngest is six. It’s long past time when I can call it baby weight and get away with it. πŸ˜‰

      The rest… yeah. On the one hand I miss the days when the kids were small, but then I see the people they are becoming, and I am so proud. I’m lucky: I love my kids, AND I like them. What more can I really ask for?

      I worked for corporate America for years, and it was sucking the soul right out of me (in a matter of speaking). For the first time in my life I feel like I’m being true to myself, and I don’t want to lose it. I’m working my butt off, and I’ll keep doing that–for now. But unfortunately it all comes down to money in the end.

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