Coffee Date With Trudy #2

Coffee Date
Coffee Date with Trudy

I decided that the time has come for a coffee date, we need to catch up and although nothing earth-shaking has happened. I don’t want us to lose touch with each other. Let’s meet up in Brooklyn this time, I’ll pick the spot. See you there.

If we were having coffee right now, I’ve probably decide to have a hot apple cider instead with a bowl of noodle soup. Fall is soup weather and I love it. What would you like? I’m treating you this time.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d explain why I haven’t been as active on my blog as I would have liked. I have felt a bit uninspired a bit burnt out, and need to review my strategy from here on out.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that Fall is my favorite season and how I’ve taken time to appreciate the changes happening in Nature all around me.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you that I’ve been very self-reflective because my birthday is coming up and deciding to come up with an action plan for the next year. Maybe I’ll do another vision board project like the one I made two years ago. Have you ever made a vision board?
If we were having coffee right now, I’d ask you what your plans are for the Winter. Are you traveling? Will you be cooking for Thanksgiving and what’s your favorite dish to make?
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you about my trip to Fishkill Farms Orchards in upstate New York that I plan to write a post about and show you pictures. Did you go apple picking this year?
If we were having coffee right now, I’d tell you to get another hot drink before we leave to keep you warm. And I would also tell you that I plan to meet up with other New York bloggers that I met through Blogging University and I’m really excited about that.
If we were having coffee right now, I’d probably ask if when you are done do you want to walk to Washington Square Park to see colors on trees and grab something to eat from the Bengali cart there. It’s really popular.
What would you like to tell me if we were having coffee? I’d love to hear all about it, please me know in the comments below.

Until our next rendezvous …

XOXO
Trudy
Rendezvous en New York

  56 comments for “Coffee Date With Trudy #2

  1. October 31, 2015 at 12:36 PM

    I’m looking forward to next week as well! Sorry to hear you have been by equal terms reflective, uninspired and burnt out. It is funny how things happen. I was feeling very blah about the state of a tribute page I run for a group on Facebook (which came out of a blog I wrote about them). I put a lot of work into it on my own and people haven’t been as active which is a bummer. Then low and behold, one message from someone and I suddenly felt great about it again. I’m sure the same thing will happen to you when you least expect it. I enjoyed seeing your photos from Fishkill farms and what a fabulous fall we have been having right? And it is gorgeous out today as I type. Enjoy your weekend, and the soup and cider!

    • October 31, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      Thank you. No coffee for you? I’m trying to work through it, I stopped posting for a bit but that didn’t really change how I felt, so I’ll work through it. I wanted to volunteer for the WordCamp and they never called, I guess they had enough people. Anyway enjoy your weekend.

      • October 31, 2015 at 12:50 PM

        I’ve had my coffee and am going the other way now with a mimosa ? I really am looking forward to meeting you and the others and getting some inspiration. I have an idea I want to run by everyone and I especially want to ask you about Bloglovin. That stinks they did not call you back. I will try to go to the next one when they have one. Enjoy your weekend!

        • October 31, 2015 at 12:53 PM

          Sure thing about the idea. Another pub crawl with mimosas ??

          • October 31, 2015 at 12:56 PM

            No lol. Quiet morning /afternoon at home

            • October 31, 2015 at 12:57 PM

              Ok enjoy the quiet.

              • October 31, 2015 at 12:58 PM

                I suspect later might get more hectic! Hey…seriously, enjoy your weekend

  2. Jim
    October 31, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    a walk to the park with you to see the colours would be great. I’ll bring my camera.

    • October 31, 2015 at 12:47 PM

      And there are always musicians in that park.

      • Jim
        October 31, 2015 at 1:02 PM

        that would be awesome to see

        • October 31, 2015 at 1:04 PM

          It’s a smaller park but always bustling and near lots of shops and restaurants downtown.

        • October 31, 2015 at 1:05 PM

          Oh it’s where I did the post about the pillow fight.

          • Jim
            October 31, 2015 at 1:12 PM

            I’ll hafta look for that

  3. October 31, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    My comments aren’t getting through! Help!!

    • October 31, 2015 at 6:38 PM

      What are you seeing?

      • October 31, 2015 at 6:40 PM

        I leave a comment, click post comment, then I get the message that my comment has timed out.

        • October 31, 2015 at 6:42 PM

          I haven’t changes anything. Maybe it’s my server, that’s never happened before.

          • October 31, 2015 at 6:53 PM

            I’ve had it happen several times now. I’ll go back and try again. Until I succeed! Great post by the way!

            • October 31, 2015 at 6:55 PM

              Thank you, but you are getting through some of the time. Very odd.

      • October 31, 2015 at 6:42 PM

        Message says it timed out. Then it’s gone.

  4. November 1, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Wow Trudy. You took me on quite a journey. I live just North of Sydney in Australia, a short walk from the beach so my world is very different. I’ve never even heard of hot apple cider and am rather curious. Please tell me more! Also, is apple picking a tradition in The States or just where you’re from? I’ve never been apple picking either. However, the kids and I went mulberry picking recently and that was fabulous, except we did see a few snakes. You might like this post: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/snake-bait/
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia and Halloween is not much either. We have Christmas but 26th January is Australia Day and 25th April is ANZAC Day when we honour our armed forces.
    Thank you very much for the warm cider and the chat and hope you havfe a great week!
    xx Rowena

    • November 1, 2015 at 8:01 AM

      Thank you for the visit from the other side of the world. Hot apple cider is basically spiced hot apple juice and because apples are plentiful here during this time of year, in the Northeast of the US we do pick them before they all fall off the trees.We also go pumpkin picking in the Fall. We go strawberry, blueberry and cherry picking in the Summer. The farms allow you to pick what you can carry and pay for that way there’s less waste. Although I’m not diligent enough to can and make jam and pies out of them. Im not a celebrator of Halloween but it is a big holiday here. Thanksgiving is even bigger and is a huge cooking holiday where the pumpkin and apple get made into pies typically. Although, I’m sure in the warmer parts of the country I’m sure that there are different variations. And then we have Christmas here as well, that even though a religious holiday, even some non Christians take to exchanging gifts.
      I hope you have a wonderful week as well. I hope I explained that well.

  5. November 1, 2015 at 11:44 AM

    Hi Trudy, well come back! I honestly have to say that I was needing to talk to someone when I discovered your post. If we were having coffee right now I would tell you that I am also feeling a bit down. I left Paris with my husband some weeks ago and we are slowly settling in in Nairobi. Things are not easy here, we have been living at the hotel for 2 weeks, and now we have recently moved to a nearly empty house. I have been very worried these last weeks that’s why I haven’t been publishing much either. We wanted to start our new life here as soon as possible and I even had my pet relocate from Europe to Nairobi some days ago. Some unexpected circumstances have forced my husband to fly back home to his family. A nephew of ours has been missing for 2 weeks and the story did not have a happy ending. So, If we were having coffee right now I would confess that I would prefer to be in France picking apples (I do it every year in october) rather than here by myself remembering those young and loved ones sadly gone.
    Next time I would order a tea because coffee makes me nervous! Looking forward to your our next rendez-vous
    xoxo

    • November 1, 2015 at 11:51 AM

      I’m sorry for your family’s loss and hope that your grieving is as easy as possible. Change isn’t easy especially to a new country and will take time to get adjusted. The blues are normal during that. I hope you will be feeling better in the coming months and I totally understand the need for time away. Take what you need. We’ll be here for the next rendez-vous.

      • November 1, 2015 at 11:59 AM

        Thanks Trudy I realy felt comforted by your response, emotional pain blocks my mind very easily. Hope to read your future posts very very soon, you’ve just got the blogger’s blues, that happens I see it (or better I read it) everyday. But then your posts will come back stronger! Unless you try hard to make a living with this, always remember that blogging is for fun. A plus!

        • November 1, 2015 at 12:05 PM

          You’re welcome. Pain really can paralyze you. But I know that you won’t let that happen. I’m trying to shake off the blues, and I will eventually . I don’t think I am near the level to make a living out of this. This is still new for me and I’m learning but it would be nice to make a living from something you naturally enjoy doing. That’s the dream anyway.

          • November 1, 2015 at 12:12 PM

            I am totally with you on that point! Make a living from something you enjoy. I haven’t find it myself yet πŸ™

            • November 1, 2015 at 12:15 PM

              I’m still looking too if it turns out to be the blog, food, travel and/or photography then it would be a blessing. I wish the same for you.

              • November 1, 2015 at 12:24 PM

                We will keep sharing
                πŸ™‚

                • November 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM

                  Yes we will.

  6. November 2, 2015 at 10:15 PM

    I was just going to let you know that you are on the next review. I’ll work on getting that out next week! Thanks for the patience. πŸ™‚

    • November 2, 2015 at 10:45 PM

      No explanation necessary, I know you are super busy. But thank you and you’re welcome.

      • November 2, 2015 at 10:46 PM

        I’m not that busy. It just looks that way. πŸ˜‰

        • November 2, 2015 at 10:47 PM

          It looks really productive.

          • November 2, 2015 at 10:49 PM

            That is because you don’t see what I am ignoring. In truth I am horribly inefficient. lol. πŸ˜‰

            • November 2, 2015 at 10:51 PM

              It still “looks” really productive. I need to be your kind of inefficient.

              • November 2, 2015 at 10:52 PM

                LoL, perhaps you are just too kind. ^_^

                • November 2, 2015 at 10:54 PM

                  I am pretty spectacular but I’m also honest. ?

                  • November 2, 2015 at 10:56 PM

                    I like honesty. πŸ™‚

                    • November 2, 2015 at 10:57 PM

                      I like her but sometimes she hurts my feelings. But I can’t stay mad at her.

                    • November 2, 2015 at 10:58 PM

                      And here I thought it was a HE. πŸ™‚ lol

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:00 PM

                      Nope. She’s really pretty skinny chick who eats and never gains weight, has a six pack, no split ends and has never had a pimple.

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:02 PM

                      That is pretty darn descriptive! lol

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:03 PM

                      I’ve developed my writer /blogging muscles. Six pack in my brain…

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:11 PM

                      Mine is more like a 3 pack…

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:15 PM

                      So not….I know I don’t have a six pack yet but I’m speaking it into being, with work as well. It’s ok I know a practicing power lifter when I read one.

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:19 PM

                      I was gifted with a slender frame… and crohn’s lol.

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:22 PM

                      Brain muscle….

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:23 PM

                      Oh right, right. The brain! lmao

                    • November 2, 2015 at 11:25 PM

                      Lmao!

  7. November 3, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Hey Trudy. Thanks for the Coffee break! Hope your birthday and upcoming year go well! Can’t believe this year has gone so fast! I will be spending Thanksgiving with friends in japan. Should be a lively get together. Nearer that time I am going to post a picture on my new photo graphic blog and list you as the inspiration for it. Have started a “photo a day” blog. That valuable advice you gave me about gimp is great and I am making the photos a reasonable size right from the beginning. Thank you!

    • November 3, 2015 at 10:49 PM

      Yes everything is moving way too quickly.!Wow that’s wonderful about the blog!! I hope your Thanksgiving is as grand as you are making it sound! Thank you for the birthday wishes!!

      • November 3, 2015 at 11:23 PM

        If you get the time check out the new log there is a link to it down the bottom of the right side bar on Nihongo Japango.

        • November 3, 2015 at 11:24 PM

          Will do!! Will follow!

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