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Coffee is No. 3


Last updated 11/15/2022 at 1:28pm | View PDF

You know some days that first cup of coffee just hits your senses different, better. Now that is not to say that on other mornings it is bad, because we all know that is not at all true. Some mornings maybe you need it more, or it's a cold start and it feels extra warm in your hands or's an addiction not science, right?

The worst, and I mean absolute worst, thing about that is when it is good like that for the rest of the household... Yeah, everyone is tripping to that coffee pot and oh my word, you start sucking yours down a bit faster because the pot will be gone soon... panic drinking. I wonder if that is what it's like at a bar when they say "last call" meaning you have just a few minutes to order a drink before they close. Is this the same mentality? Am I getting coffee wasted? Then you calm the panic quickly by reminding yourself that you have more coffee, another pot may be brewed or even a single cup if you so desire.

If I run out of milk? OK, we will go to the market and get more on Friday. Forgot to refill a prescription...? I'll run through tomorrow and get it. It's not a big deal at all...but run out of coffee? Yeah, no! We cannot have that! A day without coffee is something I simply cannot fathom! Why or how could anyone allow this to happen? You cannot drink an energy drink to get the same satisfaction. I don't think I would want it intravenously, though I do joke about that all the time! I enjoy the taste too much. I love the smell! Holding that warm cup and watching the sunrise through the steam rising from my cup at the same time is pure fulfillment!

I dare say, there are few things I depend upon and that give me as much joy as a cup of well-made coffee. OK, well... my grandbabies warm me and my crusty heart way more than I could have imagined... but second is coffee. I am insanely proud of my children, though, and the humans that they have become. I think maybe coffee is third... that still ranks pretty high! Nothing to be ashamed of at all! There is still a trophy for that!

So, in conclusion, coffee is the third most important thing in my life. But I don't want to talk to any of them until I have had at least one cup of coffee... How does that work? I don't know, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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