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Peach State says: Maybe Just One More Cup!

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After a quick sip of my “Heavenly Brew”, to ease the taking of my morning meds, I headed upstairs with hubby’s coffee (quad-Venti-vanilla-latte’) and oatmeal. He cheerfully dragged his feet as he entered his office and with a deep wrinkled brow said “Why are you so angry?” “Uh…I haven’t even said anything yet!” “Well you didn’t have to yell!” Confused I sat down and drank more coffee (my typical Venti-6 shot-espresso with a tablespoon of flavoring) and hoped hubby’s coffee would quickly change his outlook! Thirty minutes later I gathered the empty bowl and the travel mug and headed downstairs to begin the next segment of my morning routine. As I began to walk past the desk hubby looked at his watch…I smiled and said, “You wanted to get an early start…right?”… “I know, I know…don’t get so angry!” Nope…Coffee is still not working!

Once downstairs, with the youngest, I begin to set up hubby’s travel cup as a breakfast bowl is tossed onto the table. Cereal is poured followed by milk…SLURRRP…SLURRRP! “Could you please reduce the slurping to a soft roar?” The look on his face was not a happy-love-you-mom-you’re-the-best look.

“Maybe Just One More Cup!”

By the time I finish it I will be the only person at home. OR… maybe I should make sure to give the youngest a cup with breakfast and just ignore the sleepy hubby! On second thought I should just continue doing the same old routine and realize I am happier with my coffee…and that is all that matters…RIGHT? “Yeah, I didn’t think so!” I do want everyone happy and nice!

Hubby has just left for his daily 50 minute trek and the youngest is frantically pushing the tiny buttons on his phone. Five more minutes! Sip…sip The under the breath reading and humming is becoming a tad bit annoying. (If you have ever heard a tone-deaf Gollum sing or hum then you will understand better what I am exoeriencing!)
OOO…he stands and plugs his phone back on the charger and…(heart sinking disappointment) he waits for a reply! Whatever happened to watching the clock to leave? SIP!. Wait for it…”Have a great day!”

The solitary clock is ticking as the gentle hum of the fridge cycles off. The sound of a school bus passing the house as the dogs next door bark at the gathered children waiting for the last bus to run it’s route. SIP…”Good morning from this HAPPY and Highly Misunderstood NICE Person!

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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Peach State says: My Morning Coffee!

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I have said it before and I will say it again…I love my coffee! It is there for me when I wake up each morning and just before I close my eyes each night. A steady companion that fills my small corner of the world with warmth and flavorful aroma. I am sitting in my chair with a blanket over my chilled toes drinking in My Morning Coffee!

Things shared with My Morning Coffee!
The first bird song of the day.
The setting of the moon.
The rising of the sun.
Quiet house.
Snoring dog.
Checking of E-mail.
Checking in with Swagbucks.
Messages with friends on Facebook.
Intermittent texts from friends starting their days.
Phone calls with friends having their morning coffee.
The preparation of family leaving for work and school.
The settled and empty house.
The dog still snoring!
The sounds from the washer and drying as they chime off.

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We each have a routine we perform each morning. For most of us it starts with a cup of coffee! We relish the first sip and wait…for the eye opening flavor to reveal the day. The warmth begins to spread and we take another sip of our jolt of java.

I begin with a large mug of black coffee every morning…followed by a 20 ounce homemade latte’ about 20 minutes later. I prepare one for my husband to enjoy with his usual oatmeal and one for myself. I fill a large commuter cup with hot, black coffee and place it in my husband’s car. “He has about an hour to enjoy it as he drives to work.”

The latte is foam less and rich with espresso and a hint of vanilla syrup. We get the beans ground at our local Starbucks along with the syrups. One regular vanilla and mine is sugar-free vanilla. Our milk types are different with 2% for him and non-fat for me. He will occasionally splurge and get a breve’ ,when we are out, that is made with half&half. “The lighter the better for me…”

My coffee is in need of refill as I replace it back on the table next to my chair. I will refill it soon…just before taking my youngest to a study session, at his school, for an upcoming state-wide test. There may be a line of traffic on this bright and chilly Saturday morning….”I will want to enjoy my trusted companion as I maneuver this stop and go thrill ride.

I have often been ridiculed, by people, about the amount of coffee I drink. It has become a mainstay, in my life, for other reasons too! I suffer with Asthma and Migraines! The caffeine works to relax the blood vessels letting the blood surge along the intricate pathways of my lungs and brain. I know this java jolt helps…the doctors have given me caffeine laden medications in the ER… Of course, I am usually bouncing of the walls after the meds they inject into my body.

I celebrate the love of this caffeinated elixir with a wonderful group of friends. Several of us are never without a cup in hand. “Peas in a Pod!” That’s us in a nutshell! We gather together every third Sunday, after singing for the local retirement complex, at the closest Starbucks. The time shared is short but filled with laughter and fellowship. We then get in our cars and head to our church for the remainder of choir practice. We have our ways of counting down to our next gathering…via Facebook and group texts. Some of us have gotten in hot water with these group messages…and the time of day they are used! ” I chuckle thinking about those who read my blog that were involved in this late night or early morning messaging.” In my defense may I say…it was really funny!

My Morning Coffee is gone and it is time to get ready to leave. Enjoy your coffee and think of me…and My Morning Coffee! Have a great day!

Peace State