Coffee with the Husband

in All Posts

Alright – I’m over the snow.  It’s beautiful from my window, but otherwise it’s wet, cold, and annoying. 


The dogs don’t like it either!



I’m trying not to think too much about the fact that we’re moving to Charlotte, North Carolina in four months! Ahh!


Breakfast was a little special:


But not because of my oatmeal…. it was my mug!


My mom put the Husband and James’s Christmas photograph on a coffee cup (she made one for the Huz with me and Maggie on it).  Isn’t that cute?  Now I don’t miss the Husband quite as much.


My oatmeal wasn’t too bad, either.  🙂


It contained:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 sliced banana
  • Toppings: brown sugar, almonds, and cinnamon


Stayed tuned for the How to Buy a Bike post!  It’s coming early this afternoon!


Have a good day.



  • megan February 2, 2010, 9:07 am

    what a cute mug! Do you find that you miss your husband a lot when you travel? I miss my husband a ton when he has to travel for work. I never thought I would be like this haha. I mean, I guess it’s kind of nice to make what I want for dinner, and do what I want, but well, he really is my best friend and I miss him like crazy when he’s gone. especially at bedtime. just wondered if you are the same way.

    • caitlin February 2, 2010, 9:10 am

      Yes, I do 🙂 I miss him a lot. We’ve lived together for 4 years so it just feels weird to do things without him.

      • Becky February 2, 2010, 9:11 am

        Lots of empathy for this. My husband and I have also lived together for more than 4 years, and it’s so weird to be home without him (or to be away from him and home). My schedule gets all messed up when he travels for work.

        • Foy Update - Cook. Garden. Write. Repeat. February 2, 2010, 10:24 am

          Maybe I shouldn’t admit this, but I won’t stay alone in the house by myself. I’ll go stay at a friends house or my mom’s. The handful of times I have stayed alone I left a light on in the kitchen so I could pretend he was just working late in the other room. I’m a little bit of a dork!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances February 2, 2010, 9:07 am

    I’m sick of the snow too! It snowed like crazy in Nashville and I haven’t been able to drive since Thursday… And it is now Tuesday. I’m going to venture out today but I’m scared – there have been so many wrecks because of this stupid snow! Also – I think it’s really sweet your mom made you and your husband those mugs :).

    • Niki@ Niki's Neverending Adventure February 2, 2010, 3:32 pm

      I’m in Memphis and I’m sick of it too! There was still ice all over the sidewalks when I was trying to run today! Wish it would melt already!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) February 2, 2010, 9:21 am

    i know what you mean about the snow…it’s all cool to see and romantic, but after a while it just makes you want to go crazy! i guess i didn’t realize y’all were moving in 4 months…good luck with all of the moving stuff!!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 2, 2010, 9:25 am

    lol– that mug is so cute!!! I want one with my hub!

  • skinnyrunner February 2, 2010, 9:25 am

    i didnt realize either you were moving, dang thats soon!
    i love the mug, cute idea to give someone as a gift. maybe next christmas i should give everyone mugs with my picture plastered all over it?? 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet February 2, 2010, 9:25 am

    I guess there is no chance with you coming back to Pittsburgh with the snow. 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) February 2, 2010, 9:29 am

    ha! that mug is the cutest!

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) February 2, 2010, 9:30 am

    I love the first snow of the year but get over it pretty quickly. I can’t remember the last time we had a winter this snowy, though!

  • amanda @ fake ginger February 2, 2010, 9:31 am

    I feel you on the snow. We’re moving to Fayetteville NC (from the Gulf coast in Bama) and I’m dreading the cold.

    Very cute mug!

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries February 2, 2010, 9:32 am

    i once sent my best friend a mug with my face on it when she moved across the country hahaha is that creepy/narcissistic?

    • caitlin February 2, 2010, 9:52 am

      haha i totally should do this to my BFF.

  • nmd February 2, 2010, 9:33 am

    hahaha – don’t worry – snow in NC is few and far btwn. and when it does snow its AWESOME b.c. everything shuts down and you get to have fun snow days at home 🙂

  • Rachel @ Working Out Wellness February 2, 2010, 9:34 am

    I didn’t realize you were moving to Charlotte! I live in SC, but not closeby. Charlotte is a great city, and I wouldn’t worry too much about the snow. By the time you get here, there won’t be any snow anyway. At least not this year 😉

  • Marissa February 2, 2010, 9:36 am

    Love the mug!!! 🙂

  • sarah (the SHU box) February 2, 2010, 9:37 am

    this weather is definitely NOT typical NC (at least not the triangle area – raleigh/durham/chapel hill)! usually we get snow like this once every 2-3 years. and spring comes very quickly and is absolutely GORGEOUS (flowers everywhere!) so don’t worry too much 🙂

    we will be excited to have you in our state!!

  • Whitney @ February 2, 2010, 9:45 am

    I live in Wilmington, NC (the beach!) which is about 3 hours from Charlotte and it’s really not too bad around here weather wise. This is the first year in a long time that it’s been abnormally cold for a long period of time. Charlotte is beautiful and we almost moved there with the husband got out of grad school. You’ll love it!

  • Teacherwoman February 2, 2010, 9:46 am

    That mug is too cute! Such a fun idea!

  • Freya @ February 2, 2010, 9:48 am

    What a lovely mug!! I want to make one with pics of my horse on it 🙂 (If I had a husband – or a boyfriend, that’s be a start :p – he’d be all over it instead!!)
    Love your oatmeal combination, yours always looks so good!
    Have a good day 🙂

  • Kath February 2, 2010, 9:57 am

    We really don’t get much snow at all 🙂

    So you’re coming in June?! We will have 2 months to play!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lauren@ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful February 2, 2010, 10:15 am

    I used to love the snow, and I still do most of the time, but it does get annoying. We have had so much snow in DC,and now that I’m on crutches, and in an opened toe boot, I’m over the snow! That is the cutest mug that your mom made you. Adorable!

  • BethT February 2, 2010, 10:16 am

    Yeah, NC weather really isn’t that bad. And your dogs look adorable in their coats, so that right there is a reason to like cold weather! 🙂 Love the hub/James mug too!

  • Whit February 2, 2010, 10:17 am

    I don’t know if you are trying not think about your move because you are not excited, but really CHARLOTTE IS AWESOME! [or not, I mean I grew up here, so what do I know?] I mean the tagline is Charlotte’s GOT A LOT. hahaha how cheesy. We are a cheesy city.

    And if you are wary because you think it snows a lot here, well it doesn’t. It snowed for the first time all winter this past weekend. But it is cold. 🙁 At least by Florida standards, haha.

    And now I have left you this epic comment, and that’s probably not even what you meant by not thinking about moving in four months. But that is how my mind works…

    • caitlin February 2, 2010, 11:05 am

      I can’t wait to be BFFs!

  • Mary (Food Fit & Fun) February 2, 2010, 10:17 am

    Cute mug! Oats look great too. I’m excited to see your bike post. I’ve always wanted a road bike but I’m not sure if I’m ready for one yet & plus I don’t have the funds!

  • Carolina John February 2, 2010, 10:19 am

    moving to charlotte in 4 months? i thought it was usc in columbia? i’m curious now, why charlotte?

    • caitlin February 2, 2010, 11:06 am

      I was always going to live in Char and commute to school in Columbia. I got into school, but I’m prob not going to go anymore.

  • Rose February 2, 2010, 10:20 am

    How cute is that mug!

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner February 2, 2010, 10:22 am

    Oh I’m excited for the how to buy a bike post…I’m in the market!

  • Alisha February 2, 2010, 10:26 am

    Hahahahaha. I can’t help but laugh when I hear you warm climate ppl complain about cold weather, Haha, expecially when its nothing compared to what I woke up to this morning, Hahahahaha, jeeze. Sorry, I’m sure its not fun for you, but secretly, in the back of my mind, I kind of pray that a snow storm rains on ya, lol. Sorry that was just a little jealousy creeping out, I would kill to be in Florida right now.

    • caitlin February 2, 2010, 11:07 am

      Hahah I understand.

      • Alisha February 2, 2010, 11:14 am

        -31 right now in New Brunswick, not fun, not fun at all. Still 2-3 months of this left too, :'(

  • Run Sarah February 2, 2010, 10:26 am

    What a sweet gift! I’m over the cold weather too, I would love to move to Florida!

  • Courtney February 2, 2010, 10:32 am

    Sometimes a little time apart can make the time together that much sweeter. Plus you will probably get a great “welcome home” wink wink!!!
    It is snowing here in Illinois today too and I’ve had it with winter.
    adventures in tri-ing

  • Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope February 2, 2010, 10:32 am

    Whaaaat?? you’re moving??

  • Reenie February 2, 2010, 10:32 am

    Love the coats for the kids:)

    While I’m cooking my oatmeal……I add the cinnamon then ~ it brings out the flavor more. 🙂

  • Amber K February 2, 2010, 10:36 am

    We’ve been together seven years, but I totally missed my husband when he recently went on a business trip and he was only gone for…ONE DAY. All I had to do was get through dinner by myself, which I had never done before and that was fine. But we usually cuddle together after dinner and before bed, and I really missed it!

    Now he’s laid off and around ALL the time. Then again, except for the no money thing, I’m loving it!

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing February 2, 2010, 10:41 am

    hahaha, that mug is sooo cheesy it’s kind of amazing 🙂

  • Haleigh February 2, 2010, 10:46 am

    haha love the mug!! 🙂 that’s exciting that you are moving to charlotte!! we have lovely weather here. i have lived here for almost 1 year and it has only “snowed” once and even then it wasn’t really snow… only about an inch, if that.

  • Sammi February 2, 2010, 10:51 am

    I love that mug! I totally want one now! (not with The Husband and James on it though… lol)
    I wouldn’t worry too much about moving to North Carolina. It probably doesn’t snow enough where it would drive you crazy or anything. Just enough to be pretty and then it’ll melt right away! (as long as it’s anything like how it normally is here)

  • Jessica @ WHY DONTCHA RUN February 2, 2010, 10:52 am

    Ok, I must have missed the post about your moving. Hmmm…. won’t you miss sunny Orlando? 😉

    I’m lovin’ the coffee cup with the hubs on it! Too cute.

    I can’t wait for the bike post!

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun February 2, 2010, 10:57 am

    Love the mug! I’m over the snow and ice in OK as well. Cabin fever set in and I was actually very happy to go to work this morning!

  • Kathleen February 2, 2010, 10:58 am

    Aww what a cute mug! I love that you guys have face mugs!

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 2, 2010, 11:18 am

    yes I totally am out of the loop on you moving as well!

    oh gosh, I’m so in love with that mug, and it TOTALLY gave me a good idea for a friend that is so hard to buy for next time I have to get her a gift. Thank’s HTP MOM!

  • Lauren February 2, 2010, 11:19 am

    I didn’t realize you were moving to Charlotte–that’s great! I lived there for a little over a year, and loved it. I don’t remember having a problem with the weather, but honestly, that may have been due to the fact I’d previously lived in perpetually-cold Upstate NY.

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion February 2, 2010, 11:32 am

    What ab adorable mug!!!! Those almonds on top of your oatmeal look great!

  • Julie February 2, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Aww you two are so cute, I love the mug.

  • Lauren February 2, 2010, 12:24 pm

    OMG that is the cutest thing ever!!!! It totally reminds me of that episode of The Office when Jim finds out that the one co-worker doesn’t like him because she had a party, invited everyone from the office but him, and had mugs made with everyone’s face printed on them as partying gifts! LoL!!

    This is a great V-day gift idea! 🙂

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD February 2, 2010, 12:25 pm

    Love the mug, so cute! My dog loves the snow…so long as she has her coat on just like James and Maggie!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) February 2, 2010, 12:38 pm

    OMG. That mug is ADORABLE! I tried to make a shirt with a pic of me and a hello kitty doll for my bf to wear but he declined…I wonder why…lovely oats lady!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 2, 2010, 12:51 pm

    love that mug, how sweet!!! And i feel you on the snow! Living in SC, we don’t see it but once or twice a year. It’s so pretty but then you get over it and realize it’s a PAIN! For instance, all our snow is melting but it’s near freezing temps and raining SO we have slush and ice everywhere.. no fun. But you won’t likely see that much snow in Charlotte, I would doubt.

  • Jamie February 2, 2010, 12:56 pm

    ugh, im in Durham, NC and the snow WILL NOT GO AWAWY. at least when you get here it will be summertime!

  • Kate February 2, 2010, 12:56 pm

    Funny, we’ve had little snow where I live in Alaska. Last year we had a white Christmas and the year before we set records for the amount of snow we had. My puppy love bounding in the fresh snow, but then he has grown up with the snow (he is five years old) so maybe he doesn’t know any better.

    Do you find that you can’t sleep when you’re away from your husband? Even if mine is out late with friends, I still can’t get to sleep whenever we aren’t together.

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 2, 2010, 1:33 pm

    The dogs look soooo cute in their jackets. I love the pictures!

    That mug is priceless.

  • Jolene ( February 2, 2010, 1:43 pm

    The snow in my city is waist high. No joke. They had to cancel all bus and taxi service for a week because the roads were not cleared yet and everyone’s cars were stuck all over the streets!

  • Karla February 2, 2010, 1:52 pm

    How adorable is that mug! I love the idea! Your momma is a creative one!

  • Jessica February 2, 2010, 2:14 pm

    Your dachshund looks so much like my rat terrier, Ringo!!

  • Allison February 2, 2010, 2:24 pm

    I’m the opposite if you – all your snow pictures are totally making me jealous. I miss the snow!!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) February 2, 2010, 2:28 pm

    Dude, your dad’s hard core. And kinda sexy in that picture (just saying.) You must be jonesin for some British tail at this point. (Sorry, I’m in the mood to be appropriate.) That mug is adorable!

  • Niki@ Niki's Neverending Adventure February 2, 2010, 3:37 pm

    Ah snow… I’m in Memphis and we got a bunch of it plus ice too! I wish it would melt already! It was fun for maybe a day but now I’m ready for warmer temps!! Love the doggie’s jackets! I think my Sadie would love one of those!! And cute coffee mug by the way!

  • Katie February 2, 2010, 3:49 pm

    The mugs were such sweet gifts!

    I tried out your Intro to Iron Pumping workout today at the gym and posted about it. Holy smokes! I could feel the burn while I was doing it, I’m still feeling it now, and I’m fairly certain I’ll be feeling it tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Jessica February 2, 2010, 4:39 pm

    I’ve lived in Charlotte for almost 5 years now, and two additional years when I was in high school, and we hardly ever get snow- this year and last year were the only 2 years I can remember. It only sticks for maybe a day or two, and even then everything gets shut down b/c noone knows how to drive in the snow. We get ice/freezing rain more often, but then again everything gets shut down, and it’s still not very often- maybe twice a year

  • Jen February 2, 2010, 5:21 pm

    I didn’t know you were moving to Charlotte! I just moved here too. I like it a lot, minus the snow we have on the ground now 😉

  • ari February 2, 2010, 7:44 pm

    did i miss something? you’re moving?

    • Caitlin February 2, 2010, 7:46 pm

      yup – ive mentioned it a few times but really havent announced it:)

      • ari February 2, 2010, 9:53 pm

        oh. hahahah well north carolina is beautiful!!

  • Jenna February 2, 2010, 11:12 pm

    Cute mug!!

  • Lauren February 3, 2010, 5:03 pm

    AHHH i had no idea you were actually moving.. i live in charlotte, so this announcement has made my day!!
    i’m a vegan and there’s usually not too much trouble finding a good restaurant. and there’s lots of good running spots too 😀 you’ve inspired me to get back to running and i’m going to be doing my first 5k in april! healthy choices over the past year have helped me lose 65 pounds, and i know running has definitely played a huge role in my weight loss 🙂

Previous post:

Next post:

Healthy Tipping Point