a socially distant ultimate coffee date

What a difference a month makes. The socially distant coffee date has become our reality, and the world is pretty much shut down. I am hard at work making lemonade out of the most sour lemons known to man, so there’s lots to tell you over coffee.

Join us for this month’s Ultimate Coffee Date. After reading here, head on over to visit Coco and Deborah, our awesome link-up hosts.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Ultimate-Coffee-Date-1.jpg

This is probably the last DD iced coffee I’ve had, and man, I miss it.

cancel culture

At our socially distant coffee date, I would tell you…

That homemade iced coffee is gross. I’m sorry. It is. We are really trying to limit our outings and human contact, but it’s not my favorite. It’s the ingredients: Mr PugRunner drinks strong, bitter coffee, and we are having a hard time finding just plain cream. I am making an effort, though – we are all sacrificing right now.

socially distant coffee date

At our socially distant coffee date, I would tell you…

That Florida is now under a “Safer At Home” order. To be honest, we have already been adhering to most of the directives, so it wasn’t a huge panic to prepare. The politics of the whole things are starting to get to me, but it is what it is. I’m trying to focus on the good in people, rather than the negativity.

socially distant coffee date

At our socially distant coffee date, I would tell you…

That distance learning is going ok for little man. It’s not ideal, and we’ve had some hiccups, but all in all, it’s working (I shared some tips here). He is coping so beautifully with everything, and I am so proud of him. I know he would rather be with his friends and teachers, but he’s rolling with the punches and really showing some incredible maturity.

socially distant coffee date

At our socially distant coffee date, I would tell you…

That the highlight of my week was takeout from a local restaurant. We don’t eat out a lot, but I am so tired of food I have personally cooked in my own kitchen. Thinking back, we haven’t had restaurant food since early March! That’s long time for us. Anyway, Mr PugRunner picked up a platter of wings, tenders, and fries (not that exact platter – we transferred everything to our own serving ware immediately), and even got me a to-go margarita!

socially distant coffee date

At our socially distant coffee date, I would tell you…

That it doesn’t feel like Easter, at all. I put up some minimal decorations this morning, to try to get in the mood, but it’s hard. Mr PugRunner has been picking up things for baskets when he’s gone to the grocery store, so at least little man will have a fun surprise. Like everything else, we will make it work. Since most things are cancelled, we are taking place in this Neighborhood Egg Hunt, so maybe kids can get excited looking for eggs on walks or bike rides.

socially distant coffee date

And there you have it! I am doing well, if not a little stressed and anxious. It will pass. We are just putting one foot in front of the other, literally and figuratively, and doing our best to stay safe and healthy.

How about you? What would you tell me over coffee?

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

28 Responses to a socially distant ultimate coffee date

  1. Kim G says:

    We also don’t eat out a lot, but we’ve been trying to order either lunch or dinner from local restaurants twice a week. It’s not much, but we just want to support the local restaurants since they are really suffering right now. I’ve been “shopping” my pantry/freezer and I’m also getting tired of eating some of the same foods, but I really don’t want to go to the supermarkets unless I really have no other choice.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I haven’t set foot in a grocery store in months. Mr PugRunner does it all, and then I clean everything when it gets to the house. We don’t have too many restaurants close to us, so we will just place an order from time to time and hope for the best.

  2. Farrah says:

    The news has been partly uplifting and partly disheartening, so I’ve been trying to limit how much time I spend reading up on it while also trying to stay updated/focus on the positives. I’m glad distance learning has been going ok! I’ve been trying to support local restaurants by doing takeout from them 1-2x/week.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I know. Some days, I’m all “We’ve got this!” and then last night, I just felt this heavy sadness settle over me. I’m reading way too much, I’m sure, but I need to know what’s going on. I’ll get back to the positive again.

  3. I ordered a multipack of the Keurig pods just to give me some variety on the coffees. I am enjoying them! Thanks for joining in today hang in there

  4. Laurie says:

    Haha! I am so tired of food I personally have cooked in my own kitchen too!!! Had to laugh at that line. Now that we are empty-nesters, hubby and I eat out often. I got used to only cooking 4 or 5 times a week. Oh, well, I’m thinking of all the money we’re saving.

    Good for your little guy for adapting to distance learning!

    • runswithpugs says:

      All I want is cereal. It’s a problem LOL. Mr PugRunner was really stressing about money in the beginning (it’s his business, so if the business doesn’t get paid, we don’t get paid, and some clients were really dragging), and I finally had to remind him that we are spending next to nothing. No coffee runs. Very little gas. No Target trips. No dinners out or movies or recreation. It’s ridiculous how much we have saved.

  5. Marcia says:

    Glad to hear all is going as well as it can be given these crazy circumstances. I am so impressed with the way the kids are rolling with the remote learning thing. The only reason I have Easter stuff all set is because I bought everything REALLY early because I wanted to have it done before college daughter came home for spring break. Now I’m SO glad I did!

    • runswithpugs says:

      The kids are amazing. Truly. I tell little man every day how proud we are of him.

      I’ve really struggled hard with the holidays over the past month. I love to do special little things for everyone, but since I haven’t been driving or out by myself much, I’ve had to rely on Mr. PugRunner. He’s awesome, but he doesn’t really think about picking up little things here or there. He and I won’t have Easter baskets this year (which is fine), but as long as I can do a little egg hunt around the house with a nice basket for little man, it will be ok.

  6. My nephew is graduating HS this year, so it really sucks for him. No sports, not prom, no graduation. Maybe not even college next year.

    We’re pretty much doing all that too. But we have been getting delivery all along (once a week). Some people, who shall remain nameless, get way too much. Sigh.

    I guess it was a good thing that I don’t drink coffee & didn’t do DD or Starbucks. 🙂

  7. School has been interesting around here…we have one kid who can get through his entire school day in about 10 minutes (and has the grades to prove it) and another who takes all day and still has homework at night. We’re doing Friday night takeout nights for the duration and tonight we’re going to spend a small fortune on sushi to reward the boys for their first full week of home schooling. People are starting to put up Christmas lights around here which is kind of fun.
    Beckett @ Birchwood Pie recently posted…Weekly Eats: Home Cooked MealsMy Profile

    • runswithpugs says:

      Sushi sounds heavenly! We have a great place by me, but we just haven’t gone there since this began. Christmas lights are up around here, for sure. Mr PugRunner is on the HOA Board, and they agreed to allow it, just to raise morale and people’s spirits. Little man is doing well with his school. He likes being independent, and deciding when and how he will work. Since the system crashes in and out, he can’t just sit down and get it all done, so I’m giving him space to complete things on his terms. It’s not how I would do it, but it’s not a battle I feel like fighting right now.

  8. We don’t eat out much, but not being able to CHOOSE to do so is a tough reality. We’re not even doing takeout much because we’re skeptical of any “outside” food. You probably know I’m not a coffee drinker…hot coffee is revolting to me (except for the heavenly aroma of it). So, iced coffee? Yeah, no thanks LOL It’s really going to be a strange Easter this year….

    • runswithpugs says:

      I know. I waver between food being fine and not. I just mis those normal things, like grabbing a coffee (or tea) while running errands, or deciding to treat myself to lunch while out and about. First world problems, right?

  9. Coco says:

    We got take-out for the first time tonight because I was craving pizza, but then I got an email from our fav Indian place that they are closing after this weekend, so we will get takeout from them tomorrow. I know my husband is sick of my cooking but take-out isn’t quite as good as eating out! I haven’t decided what to do for Easter. Since my kids are grown it’s easy to not make a special meal, but it *is* Easter.

    • runswithpugs says:

      I know takeout isn’t as good, but it’s just better than this LOL. I am seriously at the point where I could eat cereal at every meal and be just fine with it.

      No matter what, I like to so something special for the holidays. I haven’t really been able to do much in the line of celebration since I fell, so it’s time to redeem myself a bit.

  10. We don’t go out a ton (barely at all), so the shelter at home order hasn’t been too hard for us. My husband and I are both health care workers, so we do have to go to our jobs.

    What are they doing with Boy Scouts? Is everything on hold right now, or is your son able to earn ranks from home?

    Stay healthy!

    • runswithpugs says:

      Thank you for all you do in the health care industry, especially in these times <3

      So Scouts is moving forward. I actually just got a video this morning that I need to watch. The kids in the Troop need to figure out their schedule, but they can meet via ZOOM and work on advancements on their own. This weekend, the district is doing a virtual campout, so little man set up his tent in the loft (our neighbor saw a venomous snake in the yard the other day) and slept in there with his sleeping bag. He's making meals for the family this weekend (including oven s'mores and walking tacos) and it's just a nice little change for him.

  11. Elaine says:

    Good to hear your son is taking it well with having to do online learning. We survived three weeks of it and my girls are officially on ‘Spring Break’!
    Will probably throw a few eggs out in our yard for the kids to hunt on Easter as we usually do if we’re home.

    • runswithpugs says:

      You guys have been at it for a while! They decided to close the school while we were on Spring Break (it was the week of St. Patrick’s Day), and then needed another week to get a plan in place, so we just started. We will see how it goes.

  12. We’ve been trying to do take-out for dinner once a week to support some of the local businesses. Grocery shopping is super stressful here in Philly, thankfully we were able to stock up again (still no TP).

    Yes it feels so weird that Easter is almost here…hopefully your son still has a good time.

  13. Catrina says:

    I love the photo of your son in front of the door with the sign! It’s nice to see that he’s doing well and rolling with the punches.
    Imagine how you will enjoy your DD iced coffee once it’s available again! I think I will need to make a list of all the stuff I am missing right now, and then work it off one by one.

  14. We do not eat out much, but I have been trying to patronized some local businesses. This has been a really tough time, especially for my kids as they miss their friends so much!!

  15. De Bolton says:

    Connecting and being safe is important right now. Love that you would make the most of your coffee date and that you shared your recipe so I can indulge too.

  16. Wendy says:

    In the summer, I’ll make my own iced coffee–usually I just pour it over ice and put my half and half in. I don’t use sugar in my coffee, so for me, it tastes really good like this!

    We’re getting carryout tonight–ribs and fries. I can’t wait.

    It was great to see you on the zoom chat!

    • runswithpugs says:

      I just like cream in my coffee. It’s hard to find just plain cream. Although Mr PugRunner made me mine this morning, and it’s better than what I have been doing, so there’s that.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.