Sunday Coffee Date

It’s time for another Sunday coffee date! Just sharing little bits and pieces of my life as though we were sitting down for a warm mug of coffee together ☺️

Coffee and Mac laptop Macbook

–> If we were having coffee right now… I’d ask how your winter is going. Do you enjoy these crisp, frosty months? I try to make the best of them. I know we’re in a strange place with a lot of things being closed (oh how I miss the library!), but just getting outside for a few minutes each day does wonders for my mood. 

I’ve been trying to get Niva out on a walk each day, just the two of us. It’s a nice way to bond with her and get some of her zoomies out. I’ve been thinking about taking her to obedience classes not so much because she absolutely needs them, but because training dogs is a passion of mine and a fun way to spend time together.

Husky and girl laying in grass together

Speaking of Niva, her doggy daycare makes a yearbook each year with superlatives and all. Niva won “Most Energetic” and I have to agree with that! 

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you that Sadie and I spent the day with my mom this past week and had some much needed fun. Sadie somehow lost a shoe in Kohl’s, lol. That’s the sign of a good time, right?!

Three generations of women with grandma, mom, and daughter

When we were at my parents’ house, Sader Tot must have thought my mom and dad’s dog was cold because she put a blanket on him. Then a few more. And a pillow and pillowcase for good measure 😉

He didn’t see to mind one bit because he stayed snuggled up there until we left for quite some time.

Yellow lab under blankets

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would share that homeschooling Sadie has been more rewarding than I expected. Sometimes I’ll teach her a concept and I just don’t think she grasped it. Then, a day or two later, she will pop out a fact, or count two a higher number, and it hits me that she got it.

What a neat feeling. This has been reminding me that she’s continually learning, listening, and watching. I want to be a good example for her! Making crafts about what she’s learning is a lot of fun, too. It’s just a joy to connect with her through learning. 

Toddler craft of making sheep with cotton balls and paper plates while homeschooling

–> If we were having coffee right now… I would tell you how much I enjoy blogging. Connecting with others, sharing my little ‘ol life, and writing is such a wonderful thing ❤

If we were having coffee right now what would you want to talk about?

12 comments

  1. This was a well-timed post! I had just sat down with a cup of coffee to catch up on blogs, so I sipped my coffee while I was reading it. 🙂

    It’s lovely that you and Sadie are having so much fun with homeschooling and enjoying learning together. I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned that I was homeschooled (until I went to university at 18).

    Re: winter — I enjoy cold, frosty days. We’ve had a lot of rain here, but the weather is clear and cold at the moment. It feels very exhilarating to be outside in the cold and, like you, my mood is always much better after getting outside. I always feel tired and groggy if I spend the whole day indoors!

    1. Yay! I’m so glad it was a well-timed post and that you got to sip a cup of coffee and catch up on blogs! Just as I intended 😊

      I don’t think you have mentioned you were homeschooled! I need to hear all about this (if you want to share, of course!)!

      You’re so right about the cold being exhilarating when you’re outside! I get that same groggy feeling when I’m inside too long, too!

      1. Happy to share my experience of being homeschooled. 🙂 Do you have any specific questions?

        I think that, for me, the best thing about being homeschooled was that it allowed me so much freedom to explore subjects I wanted to learn in-depth. Of course, it’s important to get a well-rounded education, but it was also great to have opportunities to spend time doing projects which really interested me.

        I’m seeing that in my nieces now, who are also being homeschooled. They’re all very young (10 and under) but they seem to naturally lean towards certain interests: one is fascinated by history and ancient civilizations, one loves reading and literature, another one loves learning math… I think that’s one of the real strengths of being homeschooled. It allows the teacher (in most cases, the parents or caregivers) to tailor the activities to each child’s interest.

        When I was a teenager, I did homeschool courses with independent tutors, which prepared me to take GCSEs and A Levels (the national exams in the UK). That was also a good experience, although it was a bit isolating at times, as I lived in a very rural area and there weren’t many other children or teenagers who were being homeschooled at that time.

  2. I would want to talk about what an amazing mom,
    Wife, daughter and friend you are!! You work so hard
    And diligently at everything you do, and I couldn’t be more proud of you!!!

  3. Loved this post!! And I’m with you… The blogging community has been SO amazing during the pandemic, just feeling like it’s a creative outlet AND a way to touch base with other humans. Ha, ha. 🙂 I’ve loved blogging SO much lately too!

  4. Oooh that is one very cozy puppy dog, haha! Sadie is such a good care taker! ❤

    I'm so glad you are having so much fun with homeschooling Sadie! I love how intentional you are about your time with her. ❤

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