Coffee Talk {living outside the stacks}

I’d like to welcome you to Coffee Talk. If you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

Forgive me, Friends, it has been I donevenknow how long it has been since our last chat. I’ve been a little busy with moving and job hunting and such… But I think I’m ready to commit to some sort of regular blogging schedule now that we’ve pretty much settled in.

We still haven’t closed on the house here in Louisiana {which is why I haven’t done a full reveal, but you can see bits and pieces on Instagram}, but we have sold the house in Georgia {we’re just waiting for it to close}. I won’t lie, I’m gonna miss that house — the architecture was just beautiful and the light *deep heavy sigh* But I do love our new home too. It has it’s own charm and — wait, I’ll tell {and show} you more after we close and it’s officially ours.

Faith {living outside the stacks}

I had a job interview yesterday and, I’m gonna be honest, I don’t think it went well. From the job description, I thought they were looking for one thing, but during the interview, I got the impression that they needed something entirely different {mostly a skill that I don’t possess}. I’m not upset or anything. It is what it is. And I know that the right job will come along. That being said, no, I haven’t heard anything — it’s way too soon. Academia tends to take a bit of time. But I have learned to walk by faith and not by sight, because so much has happened to and for us that I know wouldn’t have been possible without God’s intervention.

Did you hear about the woman who posted a photo of her daughter going over the household budget? I heard about it on John Tesh’s radio show, Intelligence for Your Life. I can’t remember the age of the girl, but she was young, maybe 12 or 13. Anyway, some folks were upset because they said kids should be kids for as long as possible, while others thought the mom was right to teach her daughter basic life skills. I agree with the mom. Kids can be kids, but they also need to learn how to function in the real world. Letting your kid know that things cost money and has value does not warp them. We were always honest with our kids, if we couldn’t afford something, we told them. We also taught them how to pay bills, budget, etc. We had them open bank accounts. This is part of our responsibility as parents. What do you think? Too much or not enough?

I know I said I was gonna stay away from politics on the blog but everything within me is screaming WHAT THE WHAT?! Seriously, when is this madness gonna end? What’s the saying?

When someone shows you who they are believe them the first time.

I mean, Maya Angelou should know, right? This is not normal. On any level. The GOP is playing political Twister in an effort to justify the actions of 45. Someone needs to stiffen their spine. Quickly.

As always with these posts, I’m asking you — is there anything you’d like for me to write about? Anything you want me to research? Would  you be interested in seeing a vlog? Let me know what’s on your mind!

Now, it’s your turn… Anything have you scratching your head or belly laughing?


Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}





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