Coffee Chats ~ Vol. 4

I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t be a very good coffee date this week.

Generally speaking, I hate to be a debbie downer. Nothing annoys me more than a chronic complainer. So,  when I am down, I tend to just stay away from people, deal with my ish and emerge my jovial self. But, today, I feel to let it all out. And besides, who could turn down a coffee date? Not I.

Lets get the ‘downer’ things out the way so we can chat about some good stuff shall we? First, I lost a big case this week, a case I worked on tirelessly for over a year. I take my day job very seriously (I’m a lawyer for the new folks). I’m good at it and I’ve worked my butt off to be where I’m at. This case was a ‘public’ case and made national news where I am (another reason I never ever type my first name with my last name on the blog – I don’t care if you know it, I just don’t want this blog to pop up in a google search of my name). Anyway, on Monday I went to court with my Senior, we took the loss on our chins, and on Tuesday I woke up to it being front page news and people discussing it (and having not so nice things to say about the matter) on the radio stations. Not the best feeling, but whatever, you win some, you lose some, you appeal those need to be appealed.  Like this one, which brings me to the next point.

I have so many blog posts in draft. SO. MANY. I’m proud about how many posts I have to post, but I have spent 80% of my waking hours in my office this week working on an Appeal. I’m mentally exhausted. My brain is mush. I don’t even know what I’m drafting anymore. Its that bad. So I took a break and decided to draft this post from my office (which I never do) and will probably not proof read and just press publish when I’m done (something else I never do). I’m tired and grumpy. Very grumpy.

Second to last Debbie downer thing I promise. Its probably the biggest though, if I’m honest. My dad’s brother passed away yesterday. That makes an aunt and an uncle that I lost this year (earlier this year my mum lost one of her sisters). Both were gravely ill and so there’s a weird peace about it, but still, death is death and is never easy. I lost my sister 3 years ago so whenever someone loses a sibling, even if its my parents, I feel very stressed for them. Its weird. Whatever.

Last thing. I may or may not have mentioned it, and this will be its own post (or posts) but my wedding is in April. I am truly 100% excited to marry Danny and be his wife and life happily evr after in a house with a white picket fence. But do you want to know something I learned about myself in the last few months? While I am a planner and love to plan every detail of life, I do not love wedding planning. I actually really dislike it. Again, I cannot wait to marry my darling, I just wish I didn’t have to pick out napkin colours and flowers and what the heck you put on the arch thingy and nails and makeup and the photographer and do I need a videographer and cakes and invitations and dress shopping and why cant I find a good damn DJ and and and and … For the record, the venue and photographer are booked and some other things have already been worked out. The planning process is just not fun for me, and while I know I could just get a planner, I don’t trust anyone but my mum and myself to plan the biggest day of my life. Catch 22.

Some good things this week? Well, I am actually having coffee as we speak, and me, my parents and my love woke up healthy every single day. That’s always a good thing. Also, tomorrow I’m officially asking my bridesmaids to stand by my side on my big day (though they all already know) and I’m excited about that too. Mainly for the drinks.

Anyway, as I said, I hate complaining and probably have been the worst coffee date. Its just that kind of week.

Hope you forgive me. Coffee’s on me.

Linking up with Kristen

Have a great Thursday guys!!!


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