Katie introduced her readers to the Coffee Date Friday series by Rags to Stitches. The idea is to have a chat over some coffee, about anything or everything. I enjoy reading about Katie’s life outside of sewing, so I figured I would join in since it would be a great way to keep in touch with y’all in between projects.
If we were having coffee…I’d tell you that I am battling with my return to running. I had every intention of starting when my son was six months. Little dude is 10 months and I have only taken the baby jogger out on a spin once. Once! I can’t help but be afraid to start. Afraid I won’t ever be as strong as I used to. Afraid I won’t see my goal through. Afraid at how I might look to others running (this is quite new to me, I’ve never been that self-conscious while training). Afraid of all the work and commitment. So yeah…I just can’t seem to gather enough courage to head outside the door. A new excuse always pops up: it’s too hot, too cold, my wicking shirts look awful on me, where can I run to and encounter no people traffic, and so on. But I can say this, I’m wearing my running gear. Baby steps 😉 I’ll get started…eventually. Gotta combat the muscle in between my ears before I can flex the rest.
If we were having coffee…I would talk your ear off at how excited I am about my baby’s first birthday. His FIRST birthday. I cannot begin to tell you the joy he has brought into our lives. We cannot wait to celebrate with our family and friends in Brooklyn, in two months. There will be pizza, cupcakes, and laughter. Priorities. If you’ve taken your toddler on a super long flight, please share your words of wisdom.
And with that said, I would hope you can give me any tips as to where to shop in the garment district. You see, I’ve never shopped there. Since learning to sew back in 2010 I’ve never been in NYC long enough to take a shopping detour. And yes, I will remember my stash diet. With it being a special occasion, I can afford a souvenir or two 🙂
If we were having coffee…I would also mention that we’ve booked a trip to Austin in April. I am looking forward to exploring the city that used to be our home and has since grown a bunch. Tips on where to eat would also be great! Of course all our favorites will be visited, Gourdough’s, Vivo, Amy’s Ice Cream (where G and I had our first date…awww), just to name a few.
So what have y’all been up to? Pull up a chair, the more the merrier.