#WeekendCoffeeShare: Coke, Hobbies, and School

If we were having coffee today, I’d have an assortment to offer you. Walmart had 3-packs for a buck, so I got a bunch of different varieties for my husband to try. (I’ve given up on finding a coffee that I like enough to drink on the reg myself.) I also have over a dozen cupcakes leftover from the soccer banquet, plus cinnamon rolls from the bakery. They were all purchased on Monday, but the date’s still good, so have at it.

At the mention of all of the baked goods lasting the week, you might give me the side eye and wonder how they survived to the weekend. I could chalk it up to having a stomach bug and a cold, but I did something crazy last week — I stopped drinking Coke. (I’ve had one two in the past 10 12 days, down from the 3-4 cans plus a fountain Coke that I’d been having per day. Hides face in shame.) Headaches happened of course, but I noticed something on the days where I do have an appetite — my sweet cravings have decreased a lot. As such, we have treats to offer guests who would risk their health by visiting us.

We’d toast to my greatly reduced Coke drinking habit and then talk about life stuff.

So…life stuff.

Baby Girl has asked to use the potty once per day this week. Usually when we’re away from home, because she prefers using other people’s toilets. (THIS IS SO NOT MY CHILD. You don’t want to know the risk I’ll take just to get to my own toilet.) But she’s asking to go, so that’s something. Plus she’s asking when she’s in the tub, so she’s not peeing/pooping on me anymore. Yay! I’m going to take a week early on in the summer and put her in underwear and try to get her fully trained. She’s incredibly strong-willed, but I’m hoping that if I take off the pull-ups and stick her in underwear that she’ll go with it after getting wet a few times.

I’ve been working on a few orders over the weekend — two necklace orders and a couple of decal orders. Before April, I was making decals for shirts/mugs/projects, pendant necklaces, and more to sell to make a little money on the side. That was going pretty well, but I didn’t promote that at all in April, so I only had a couple orders that month, plus I made stuff for different family members for their birthday gifts. Hopefully I’ll get the ball rolling again in May (or at least learn how to screen print something).

I’d also tell you that I’m trying to work out something to do for our wedding anniversary. My husband took me to Charleston last year and had everything planned out, so I’m trying to come up with something for this year. So far I’ve thought about driving to Niagara Falls, but that’s an 11 hour drive from South Carolina, and I don’t think he’d like driving that much in 2 days. And then I thought about going to Scranton, Pennsylvania since we’re both The Office superfans, but that is also a heck of a drive. Hmm…

Then I’d comment on how I can’t believe school is almost out — Baby Girl’s last day is Thursday and Little Man’s last day is in about two and a half weeks. My toddler will be two years away from starting kindergarten and my son will be two years from starting middle school, which is just crazy to think about!

That’s all I’ve got for today. How was your week?

Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Nerd In The Brain.

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Author: Erika

I’m a SAHM to two kids. When I’m not doing all the typical mom things (diapers, soccer, etc.), I like writing, reading, and playing games. Clearly I live the life of a rock star.

20 thoughts on “#WeekendCoffeeShare: Coke, Hobbies, and School”

  1. I raise a toast to your reduced coke drinking habit. I recently kicked a nasty mountain dew habit so I know how hard it is *clinks glasses*
    Good luck with the potty training. I don’t miss those days. Mine were both very strong willed as well.

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      1. I’ve got a boy who isn’t quite two yet, so I have a little while to go. I’m just dreading it. Especially because here in Europe, there aren’t a lot of public bathrooms, so you gotta plan ahead.


  2. Omg, good job on the soda nix!!! That’s tough! Keep up with it – we’ll cheer you on!
    Potty training, ugh…. I hated it, but it was surprisingly easy with my daughter the 3rd time around. The first two I forced her, the third I finally waited until one day she said she wanted underwear. Lesson learned for me! Good luck!
    How about a drive to Richmond, VA? Or Asheville, NC? Or Norfolk? Go on a charter sail?

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    1. Thanks! 🙂

      I hope she’ll take to it — we’ve got Wonder Woman and Batman undies. We’ll give it a few days and see. It took Little Man a couple of tries, too, but after turning three everything clicked. (As his pediatrician said it would, so he got to have his “I told you so” moment — didn’t believe in trying before turning 3.)

      Thanks for the suggestions! We did talk about going to Asheville. Have you ever been to Brevard? It’s maybe half an hour outside Asheville and is such an awesome little town.


      1. Nice! She is all set with good underwear – that’s motivation!! My daughter’s drawer is awash in pinks, purples, and princesses… x-|
        Hmm, I’ve never heard of it! I will tell my parents, as they live in VA and we visit a few times a year. I love cool little towns!! Whatever you guys end up doing, enjoy the vacation!

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      2. We decided to go to the beach (even though we’re going the following week for vacation). Decided it would be nice to enjoy a couple of days on the water without all the interruptions!


  3. Mine did really well with undies for like a week and I got super excited and then she played us like the fools we are. And back to pull ups we went… our week was busy and behind schedule thanks to the rain. But this week seems to be in track for now

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