The weather has been funny in Vancouver this Monday. It was the kind of August day that was neither hot nor cold. When you don’t know whether to put on a sweater or brave the subtle chill in the air.
If you ask me, that sounds like perfect weather for a coffee date . . .
If were were having coffee today, I would tell you that I’m getting increasingly excited about our upcoming trip to China. In the last several weeks I’ve come close to overdosing on China History Podcast episodes, opulent modern Chinese films, and every single page of the Lonely Planet guidebook to China. I know it may seem like overkill but I’m counting on all of my background reading, podcast listening, and movie-watching to give me both a deeper insight into Chinese culture and help me appreciate the significance of the historical sites we’ll visit. Besides, what would a trip to the Great Wall be if I couldn’t hum the songs from Mulan while hiking to the various watchtowers. I kid. Sort of.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that my DietBet has about two weeks left to go. And although I’m proud of the progress I’ve made, I’m only halfway to my goal. And that I have to admit, leaves me a tad frustrated. I know that my lack of weight loss is in large part related to some digestive issues I’ve had for the last several months. Thankfully, I will get the results of my food sensitivity test this Friday. I’ve already said good-bye to wheat and dairy so I figure I’m ready for anything else the test results show. That is unless the tests says something terrible like I’m highly sensitive to almonds or eggs. Most of all though, I’m looking forward to finally having answers.
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that we celebrated Daisy’s 4th birthday this past week. It was a simple celebration involving a mountain hike, some small presents, and a cupcake. I don’t know if Daisy knew it was her special day but I’d like to think that through those gestures she understood how very loved she is. On the eve of her birthday I told her that the world was a very sad place four years ago. It’s a silly thing to say to a dog, I know. But I meant it. <3
If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I’m determined to become a reader once again. When I was younger I would devour books. Sometimes my Dad would even take my sister and I to spend summer afternoons lost amongst the stacks of the Toronto Reference Library. We were happy there. The Elizabethan England section was my favourite. But once I started university I lost my way. All of a sudden reading was something I did because I had to, not because I wanted to. And that’s wrong. That’s no way to live. So I’m going to buy a Kindle Paperwhite and load it full of books to fill my days and imagination. My first book will be “Twilight in the Forbidden City” but I’m open to any suggestions.
Question: What would you tell me if were having coffee today?