1. So much to say and NEVER ENOUGH TIME. That’s my mantra lately.

2. I’m actually not sure how the.boy (or anyone else) has been putting up with me lately because between MAJOR work deadlines and trying to get everything done before we leave for our honeymoon on Friday, I have been one hot stress mess. To put things in perspective, there have actually been occasions when I’ve almost forgotten to eat meals!! That never happens. It feels weird.

3. Speaking of which…HONEYMOON! IN THREE DAYS!!! Time. Flies.

4. Things should continue around here in a pretty normal fashion if everything goes according to plan, although I won’t be checking emails or comments as frequently. FYI.

5. So, this past weekend…I broke our glass coffee table. If you think I did it by sitting on it…HOW DARE YOU. I don’t eat that many of the things I bake. Actually, it was all because I put a pan straight from the oven on it (which I’ve done a gazillion times before). All of a sudden, the.boy and I heard this big popping sound…he rushed to check all of our mouse traps (empty) and it wasn’t until much later that we saw the crack in the glass table and realized that had made the sound. Never a dull moment.

6. So now the question is…do we splurge on the expensive coffee table that matches our kitchen table…or do we get something cheap from IKEA. Personally, I feel like I’m too old to be buying anything other than “Life Furniture”…but I could be wrong.

7. Yesterday the.boy dared to ask me what I was going to do for coffee in Italy since there weren’t going to be any Starbucks. Does he not realize we are going to the MECCA of cappuccinos, espressos, and lattes?! I somehow think I’ll be fine.

8. He also keeps running around with our guide book trying to calculate the fastest routes from our hotel rooms to the US embassies…so I’m just thinking our expectations for this trip are probably not the same.

9. By which I mean, he is certain Mussolini is going to come back from the dead while we’re there. And all I care about is eating ALL THE GELATO.

10. Can you blame me?

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33 Responses to Wednesday Coffee Talk

  1. Krista says:

    I can’t wait to hear all about your trip. 🙂 It’s going to be marvelous to get both of your perspectives on that amazing country. 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    What a drag about the coffee table! I don’t suppose you could patch the crack with gold and turn the table into a variation on Kintsugi, could you? (And speaking of life furniture, our dining room table is an IKEA table – one of the expensive ones – that we got almost 30 years ago. We do not plan to get another one….)

    Have a wonderful time in Italy!

  3. I was pretty positive I saw Starbucks in Italy because I vaguely remember thinking *WHY* would you even go there? Even hotel coffee (which is normally the woooorrsssttt coffee) was some of the most delicious coffee I’ve ever had.. Have a great trip!!!!

  4. yayyy honeymoon!! so jealous of you getting to go to Italy! have LOADS of fun!!

    also-I’ve broken a glass coffee table before so I feel you

  5. Ah I can’t believe your honeymoon is SO soon. Have the most amazing time!!!! And omg the coffee in Italy…………. ah so so good. Eat everything for me:-)

  6. Sues says:

    Ahhh three days!! You’re going to have so much amazing coffee…. Among other ridiculous beverages and food!!

  7. Beth says:

    Promise me you’ll post everything about your trip! (When you come back, of course. While you’re there, please don’t do anything but eat gelato and drink cappuccino.)

  8. Emma says:

    Italy! Omgggg so jelly! I am in the same life furniture vs ikea quandary… Good luck!!

  9. Gelato and cappuccino – sounds pretty amazing to me!
    Good luck with the rest of this week and getting ready for your travels! 🙂

  10. Pam says:

    Leading up to big trips always has me running around like crazy. I am super excited for you & can’t wait to see/hear about your adventures – I hope you will share on here! I also hope you won’t need the US Embassy at all. 🙂

  11. SallyBR says:

    Anxiously waiting for news from Italy! Too cool, you deserve the break! and all the gelato you can get!

    grab a bottle of Limoncello while you are there and bring it with you – we once bought a real nice bottle and forgot it next to our table in an outside cafe in Siena. Phil still sheds a tear or two when he thinks about it….

  12. Lisa says:

    I’m technically a grown up (in years at least) and I still don’t have all grown up furniture. My coffee table in the family room was a craigs list find that my husband brought home and was supposed to be temporary but has been there for 3 years. And it’s not at all what I wanted. So much furniture is so unbelievably expensive and if you have kids you find out that they are even more unbelievably expensive than furniture so cheap stuff it is! Enjoy your honeymoon.

  13. Have a great time on your honeymoon! Can’t wait to hear about it and all the yummy food you eat. Enjoy!

  14. Katie K says:

    Gelato!! When I went to Italy in 2010, there was a gelato FESTIVAL in Florence, right where we were staying! We kept getting weird looks when we confirmed, yes, we did want to buy 20 tastes…multiple times per day. For a while I kept track of how many flavors I’d tried, but eventually lost count. Mango stands out as one of my faves. Enjoy!

  15. Marci says:

    I was wondering where you are going on your honeymoon and then I scrolled down and saw Italy, fantastic! Can’t wait to a ton of food pics on Instagram. Have a fabulous time!

  16. cheri says:

    That is so funny about each of your expectations, one thing that I do know is that you both are going to have the best time, only 3 days!

  17. Christina says:

    Yay the honeymoon is so close! Please eat all the things for me! Pasta, pizza, treats and alllll the coffee! (Not Starbucks, though I think you might find a few there) thanks 🙂

  18. Tara S says:

    We have decided to do Italy for our honeymoon next April, so I am excited to see how it goes for you! I *think* we’ve narrowed it down to splitting time between Rome and the Amalfi coast….but I have changed my mind so many times!

  19. sandra says:

    Hope you have an awesome time. Are you hitting all the big spots? Rome, Venice, Florence? Gelato is definitely key. Your hubby will get that very quickly. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  20. Christine says:

    Oh, Italian espresso…the memories. Make sure that if you see anything with white truffles on a menu, you order it! In a word…heaven! The.boy needs to chill a bit since we found street/road signs often hard to find or missing. Just enjoy the beautiful countryside.

  21. I want to see all the pictures you’ll be taking, especially of all the amazing food you’ll be eating. And um, try to send me back some of that gelato (I’m only partially joking there)

  22. Kate says:

    I hope you have so much fun on your honeymoon!

  23. Reeni says:

    Definitely grown-up furniture!! I’m about to buy some myself for the first time. Have a safe and fun trip eating all the gelato and espresso! Can’t wait to see pics.

  24. P says:

    Sounds like it’s going to be a fantastic trip…at least for you ;P
    I hear ya on trying to meet deadlines….at least it feels good when the work is all submitted and everything is done!!

  25. danielle says:

    Have fun – I know three people going to Italy this month – I am jealous of each one of you.

  26. Have a wonderful trip Joanne!!!! xo

  27. Reezamaree says:

    Definitely not the life furniture. No such thing (and I should know). It goes stale or becomes wrong in one way or another. Better i reckon to enjoy having 200 different coffee tables that always suit you NOW.

  28. Oh, so exciting your honeymoon is nearly here! I can’t wait to hear about it in time, and hope the stress ahead of going is cancelled about by a really wonderful time away.

  29. Kelly says:

    So excited for you guys! Have a great time on your trip! Eat all the gelato for me – so yummy!

  30. Veronica says:

    Oh Joanne, I’ve missed you!! At least I didn’t miss the honeymoon. Italy, WOW, that’s gonna be incredible. I can imagine the stress trying to leave for a trip like that, but skipping meals? Whoa. What does that even mean? lol. Can’t wait to see all the pics. Have fun with all the fancy coffee’s and gelato! yum yum.

  31. I can’t wait to hear about your trip (and ALLLL the gelato!!). It is going to be amazing – ENJOY!!

  32. I never put hot pans on anything without a pot holder. #scaredycat But yes, go for the life furniture. It will last forever … or the next 20 years unless you go putting hot pans on it again.

  33. Johanna GGG says:

    oh I am behind on reading but I hope you are having a great time in Italy and eating heaps of great gelato and relaxing over great coffee and seeing lots of amazing places and enjoying travelling together

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