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Lately

 So I have this thing with finding places to eat good food… I mean, maybe the other half is right when he says I’ve been eating out to much! I can’t help it that I have friends who like me enough to want to hang out, lol!
Anyways, we went out to lunch today. I had a small thing of soup and s delicious dessert. Maybe I’ll avoid lunch the rest of the week. Again I won’t go out to eat, but eat leftovers instead… Ha! We’ll see I can’t promise anything. 


This was a trip to Jack Allens here in Round Rock. Sooo yummy!

  
Goodnight!


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Conversation over breakfast

I truly enjoy bonding over a plate of great food and a cup of coffee or a mimosa.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, I would suggest we meet at Mimi’s Cafe. That’s my first choice, I LOVE the quiche and mimosas at the restaurant. It’s small, quiet and great service.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, the same lady we’ve seen the last few times we’ve come to Mimi’s would walk over and ask if us ladies were ready to order. She would bring over a basket of yummy muffins & breads and bring us our water and drinks right away. I’m positive we would be laughing at some half ass joke I had made on the way into the restaurant. Most likely me saying, I told you I would beat you here. And you would be rolling your eyes because it’s only the first time out of like 50 where you were late.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, the conversation would flow from my inability to make it anywhere on time, to our husbands, then our children and would settle comfortably on the meaning of life and why we are here. Our conversations always settle on life and how it is we are navigating it.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, our plates would have arrived by now and we would have blessed our food and be quietly eating the first few bites to savor the taste, the flavor and the texture of the food. We might have hemmed and hawed over what we were going to try this week, but what we know wins over our tastebuds and so I would be savoring the flaky crust ot quiche and you the smooth taste of your pancakes. Taking sips of our drinks in between every 5th bite.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, I would have asked you how do you navigate feelings of not being where you envisioned yourself at this time in your life? I might have even asked if you felt like you were where you were supposed to be? You would pause in thought mid chew to truly think about that question and answer me precisely with… A question.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, I would try to answer that question as precisely as I could. Thinking and chewing slowly, taking deep sips of my drink. I would finally answer you in such a way that only you could possibly understand and then instantly become distracted by the person standing behind you asking me to give someone in the restaurant a message.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, we would just be, letting our spirits be free, while our thoughts go sit in the corner to be quiet. We would talk about how happy we’ve been lately and how we are coming from behind the veil and learning to be our true self.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, we would instantly be brought back to the present as we realized we still had important things to do other then sitting in a restaurant enjoying each others company.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, we would continue our conversation as we walked out of the restaurant to our cars and stand by them for another 45 minutes. Just to make sure we completed our conversation.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, we would sort of plan another meet up for breakfast conversation in about a month. But as soon as we hopped in our cars and started driving away someone would call the other and say I forgot to tell you…

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, I would get home and be reminded that I had been gone for about 3 hours. And realize that time stands still when you are present in the moment, but it continues for everyone else around you.

If we were going to have a conversation over breakfast, I would smile to myself as I realized that it is hard to come by such great friends. And I would look forward to our next conversation over breakfast.

Maybe this time our conversation would move to a late dinner and drinks meeting. A chance to get out of the house and be…

Thanks for breakfast and the conversations we have shared…

 


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Time for recharging.

It’s always nice to be able to get out of the house without littles in tow or the other half. I Love them endlessly, but sometimes I just need a recharge…
Glad I have a group of crazy ladies I can recharge with! Thanks for a good meal, great conversation, tons of laughs and of course drinks! 

 


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Being an Adult…

Wow! I feel like I haven’t had a free moment. But then I realize I have, I’ve just been using it in different ways. Lol!

Anyways, sooo I’ve got this new habit. One I’m laughing about daily because I used to laugh hysterically at others who are like me… Now…

It’s called coffee… I guess I can Thank Starbucks and their buy one get one free holiday drinks back in November, or was it December. Whenever it was it doesn’t really matter because now I’m hooked.



Here I am sharing a drink with my mini. It didn’t help that in early December we had 3 littles placed in our home. At the time they were about 6 months (twins) and 17 month older brother. They woke up in the middle of the night. Our older ones had crazy schedules and we had The Nutcracker performance coming up. Which meant for long nights in downtown Austin for two weeks.



As December moved along, I had more and more long nights and early mornings. My way to cope with such craziness was… Coffee… So Starbucks became an addiction. An expensive one at that. But I like to think that I figured it out mostly. 



I have friends that live me enough to buy me one when they are headed there. I do the same for them as well. I’ve won one, I’ve gotten one because… I can’t remember, lol! 

My other obsession I would like to get into but really can’t is wine. Lol! I can have about 2 sips and I’m ready to sleep for the rest of the night. Guess I will stick with wine tastings with the girls. 

But know, I no longer laugh. I love the idea of fresh brewed coffee. I’ll even spend $5 for a cup of it from Starbucks. And no I wasn’t paid by starbucks. Though I’m sure I could make tons of money if they did. Ha!!!

Peace, Love and Hairgrease!

Iiona