Friday, June 04, 2010
A friend of mine on FB posted a link to an NPR article(blog) all about how coffee is not the evil beverage we think it is. That "addicts" really only feel less energy in the am because of the night time withdraw and that drinking it then just restores us to "normal".
I drink the equivalent of roughly 3 cups in the am. I love the ritual. The blog does explore how it is that some people develop a taste for coffee, and one of the ways was ritual. Habit. What you are shown (like if your Mom and Dad were coffee drinkers).
When I first started, it was social. A cup of cappuccino after dinner or as a late night dessert. You know-lots of cream and sugar!
I did grow up with parents who ritually made and drank coffee in the am. My Mom talks about how she started drinking it in the seventh grade. SEVENTH GRADE??? She said is was more milk than coffee, but that it was the fad in her day.
When my child was little, I went on a family reunion vacation. I made the coffee most mornings because I was the first one up (little ones do that to ya). My Aunt took a sip and said "Ahh, I remember the days of strong coffee. Tomorrow I'll make my own." I laughed. Yep, there's some history with me and coffee. It's strength has changed over the years and the way I prepare it. No more sugar, just coffee and milk.
I secretly admire people who don't drink coffee. But I often wonder how they start their day? I gave it up while I was pregnant and felt really lost. I guess I'd get a new ritual if I really wanted to give it up.
But I don't want to give it up. I like it. And I don't drink that much...
Are you a coffee person? Tea person? What do you like about it?
What is your morning ritual? (especially if it does not include coffee or tea)
***I shower, dress, do my hair. Then I venture downstairs, prepare my coffee in the maker. While it's brewing I drink 2 glasses of water and take my meds (gosh that makes me sound old). Then I fix my cup with the coffee and the milk and enter the family room where I turn on the am news and kick start my computer, so I can blog on here. Sometimes I skip all the electronics and just sit in silence. I also say a few prayers. I like to pray that I am an empty vessel, eager for only the fruits of the Spirit to flow through me: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Good morning!
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I got 50% correct on trivia the past two days. Some of those questions are tricky!
I did about 50% of my workout.
I logged just over 50% of my food (severe rain/lightning stopped me from logging in after dinner last night).
I think 50% is okay, for the funk I've been in.
But today I am going for 100%!!! (except in trivia,as I have already gotten a 50)
What are you going for???
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
My big, fluffy, fur-ball of a kitty, Woodie, is now at the vet. I have spent the last week and half attempting the nurse him back to health myself. He stopped eating voraciously last Friday, I've been medicine dropping him water and fixing him ANYTHING I think he might eat. The vet asked for a $100.00 deposit. Have no idea how I am going to eat for the next week.
Pulled a muscle in my hip/low back on Sat. Still in pain. Cat is priority #1 right now. I am scheduled to go to my doc June 14 for blood pressure check. If I'm still aching then, I'll say something.
I am in sucha pissy mood. My state of being this whole holiday weekend was pretty precarious. I am irritable. Pain and money stress are never a good combo.
This is not to say that my whole weekend sucked. Actually, I had a pretty good holiday. I got free, fresh-from-the-farm produce. I went to Taste of Cincinnati 2 times (food choices were not exciting. The best thing I ate was strawberries and pound cake with chocolate fondue from The Melting Pot). I also had a great time with friends and my anti-social BF! Oh! And I got a kazoo at church, where my DD and I played them to the radio on the way home from said church, all in the spirit of just having FUN!
I need a good workout! I also need to let my hip/back heal. I hate it when my body and my mind are in contradictory states.
Sorry this is so uninspired. I want to get back to my "normal" self. I do. I do!
Vet just informed me that Woodie has lung cancer and there is nothing more they can do for him. He will be put to sleep today. I am so sad.
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