A long time ago, Aubrey and I had a very innocent conversation early one morning that has since become a part of our family lore. It went something like this.
The scene: It is early. Aubrey is three years old. Sydney is barely a few months old and not sleeping through the night yet. I am standing in front of the coffeepot silently willing it brew faster … and more … and faster.
Aubrey: Blah Blah Blah … I want … me me me … random three year old musings … blah blah blah
(I slowly put my hand up to stop the sounds coming from her face.)
Me (slightly on edge): Aubrey, what’s Mommy’s Rule?
Aubrey (in a robotic, well-rehearsed voice): Don’t talk to Mommy before she has her coffee!
Me (now closer to the edge): Do I have coffee?
Aubrey looks around, sees no coffee cup, and slowly backs away.
My mom happened to be there that day and was horrified. She said my rule was mean. I said it was not. Mommy’s Rule was designed to keep Aubrey safe. Aubrey is now 15 years old so I’d say it worked.
Coffee is my lifeline. It is my sanity. It’s my thing. The first cup of the day is a wake-me-up. The second cup is a little celebration. “Woohoo! You made it! You’re awake once again and didn’t kill any kids!” After dinner coffee makes me fell decadent and fancy (and at 36 years old, awake far past my bedtime). A little coffee with Bailey’s make me feel warm and fuzzy, and a cup of coffee in my hands while my toes are buried in cool morning sand is my idea of the perfect vacation (and hopefully someday the perfect everyday.)
Obviously I think about coffee a lot.
There is no real point to this post. I simply woke up thinking about coffee (duh!) and continued to think about it as the morning progressed. Now I am wondering if anyone else loves coffee the way I do. So here’s my little survey:
- Coffee or tea?
- Do you count your consumption by cups or pots per day?
- Favorite kind of coffee?
- Does a better location increase your enjoyment?
I’m looking forward to hearing
that I’m not the only one your answers in the comments below!
(P.S. If you answer tea to number one, I may have to ask you to leave my blog. Immediately. Just kidding. Kind of. heeheehee)