If We Were Having Coffee // Goodbye April, You Were Kind of a Downer

Hello, hello, dear readers and thank you for stopping by for a chat and a strong cup of coffee. I’m a bit disappointed in the weather today. It’s a bit snowy and cold, still, and I still can’t put away my winter wear. It’s the first day of may for God sakes, where is the sun? Where is the warmth? Colorful colorado is once again looking pretty drab. Sigh….


If we were having coffee I would tell you that the highlight of my week was last Monday night. We had one of our movie date nights at the Alamo to see a movie I only recently discovered. It’s called In the Mood for Love and it’s about two neighbors who become close after they realize their spouses are having an affair. Despite their developing feelings, they agree not to stoop to the same level and to keep things platonic. It’s a beautiful movie and I highly recommend you see it if you haven’t.

It’s a beautiful movie and I highly recommend you see it if you haven’t.


If we were having coffee I would tell you that overall the week felt very long and I felt very out of sorts during it. I wanted to be alone during a lot of it. I spent a lot of time with my headphones in trying to remove myself from social situations. That isn’t to say I didn’t have any fun, I did, but not the way I usually do.

I wasn’t in the mood for blogging at all and most of my posts went up late at night because I could get my brain to do what I wanted it to do all day. I am hoping the coming weeks will see an improvement.

The whole month was like that. I felt unmotivated and anxious through more than half of it. I am blaming the weather and a lack of sleep. In addition to my inability to get to sleep before 10 or 11 at night, I have also developed a new tendency to wake up multiple times during the night for no reason at all. I may have to give this melatonin everyone keeps pushing on me a try. I only have a few more weeks before my work schedule gets a little easier and I can stay up all I want.


If we were having coffee I would tell you that the big Blogging A to Z Challenge is over and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. I am proud of myself for finishing on time, even though there were many days I had to publish two posts because I had fallen behind, including the last day. I made it though and I did something I had never done before. I’m happy it’s over but I miss it a little too. I feel like going back to my usual blogging schedule will just be boring now.

I may be rethinking what I write and how often I write. I want to mix fact based writing and essays with feeling based writing, like fiction and poetry. I just haven’t quite figured out the formula. Stay tuned for a few tweaks and changes around here while I work it out.


If we were having coffee I would tell you that I actually have to keep our visit short today. I am currently getting ready to attend by little brother’s girlfriend’s baby shower. They are having a huge one, at least 50 people have said they are going, there may be many more who actually show up. They are all young, my brother isn’t even 21 yet so the attendees are mostly their young friends. I imagine I will be spending most of the time with my mother and sisters.

With so many people going gift shopping was very stressful. I feel like everything I got someone else probably got too. I bought an “Auntie loves you” shirt, one of those vibrating toys, lavender baby soap, diapers, wipes, the book Goodnight Moon, and a parenting journal where you write every day about how you were less than a perfect parent. My girlfriend also crocheted borders on a few blankets we bought and also made some rattles.

She worked hard on them so I hope the expecting parents like them.


If we were having coffee I would thank you again for stopping by, some good conversation was just what I needed. I hope you had a good week and I encourage you to make the best of the rest of the weekend. Monday is coming up fast you know.

Please drop a note in the comments letting me know how you are and what you’ve been up to, I’d love to hear from you :)

Featured image via Pixabay


8 Replies to “If We Were Having Coffee // Goodbye April, You Were Kind of a Downer”

  1. If we were having coffee, I would say cheers…it’s been that kind of April for me too. Sleep has been elusive and that contributed a lot to the tiredness I felt all month. I would also say I love multiple little tokens that make up one gift for ‘showers’. You’re sounded like a nice little package of love.

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  2. Your sleep problems sound like what I’ve been going through most of the year. I gave up caffeine for almost 2 months but it didn’t help, so I’m back on coffee. Not sure why.

    Oh BTW, I’ve seen you mention Slaughter House Five a few times. I agree, it’s a great book. So yes, a great T-shirt :)


    1. I am cutting back on caffeine but I have found I am more miserable without it than I am with it so I won’t abandon it completely. I try to only have it the mornings though.

      The Slaughterhouse-Five shirt is my new favorite :)

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  3. As you ge older sleep problems occurred. One theory is the lack melatonin. It help me until my allergies became a problem. Congratulations on finishing A-Z. Nice to add a. Ew family member good luck with finding a gift. How about dippers you can’t have too many.


  4. Hello and nice to meet you. I am very happy that I am not alone in liking “In a mood for love”. I find the movie and the music invigorating. Interesting though, the director’s initial idea had been different and the movie recieved its real ” face” slowly during the shots. There is a second movie, called “2046” (like the number of the hotel room in the first movie). I find the second one to be more abstract. Have a great rest of the week!


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