Tuesday, July 3, 2007

My Affair- A very random post

My love affair began in 1993 during my junior year of high school. Everybody knows back then it was your junior year of high school that counted for college entry so I studied harder that year than any other time. But, because I worked almost everyday after school, that meant many late nights. Those of you who know me, know I shut down close to 9:00 PM. My need for speed began.

I had always liked the smell of coffee but never the flavor. My mom and dad drank it religiously and my grandma even drank decaf! I could never understand that until…

When I started college, my need for coffee became an affection. Sadly, I got up to about 8 cups a day and the girls on my dorm floor knew I always had some brewing.

When CJ and visited Italy, I became a coffee aficionado (a.k.a. “an addict”) :). But, I did learn the art of drinking coffee. For instance, where we were in the northern part of Italy, coffee nor espresso were served to go. When I asked the cafĂ© owner about it and he said to me, “Coffee is not meant to be a ‘to go’ drink; but, instead, it’s meant to be sipped and enjoyed- like life.” Drinking coffee is not about getting the caffeine buzz for me (although that is nice); I really do enjoy the full- bodied flavor of a good cup of coffee.

Now, a wife and a mom of 3, I still really do love my coffee. I am no where near drinking the 8 cups a day like in my prime, but I admit I must have a cup in the morning for my day to be pleasant. And, it must be a good cup to count. It must be strong, sweetened and creamed just right. I don’t feel like my day has begun unless I get to sit and enjoy my coffee. I have often tried to get up before my children to have my Jesus time and my good coffee. What a combo!

You may be one who appreciates fine chocolate or maybe designer fashion; but give me a good cup of coffee and you will bring a smile to my face and a bounce to my step! Add a beignet to it and we will be friends for life!

8 comments:

LeslieW. said...

I so get that, I am so jealous that you have enjoyed your addiction in another country...that sounds fun to me.

The LaBouffs said...

I take mine black...my Cherry Coke zero, that is! I LOVE the smell of coffee but have not learned to enjoy it, I guess! My "coffee" is my Coke...1st thing in the morning!

Dena said...

I am a sissy - I still like the milkshake frapps myself but I must say I am ADDICTED too!!!

Matt, Laura, Haley and Baby said...

SUGAR!! It's me, Laura Tyler - I found your site and it is so funny and so real - we are here in Summerville this summer, so maybe my girls can meet your boys!

Jeffcoat House said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah! You can email me at sugarjeffcoat@yahoo.com or call me 414-4892! We would love to see you guys! Maybe lunch/ dinner!

Hillary said...

I saw you posted on the Labouff blog! I'm excited to be able to see what you're up to. I can't believe you share my love of coffee!! Not many people describe coffee as well as you did, and I have to tell you that I relate 100%. I, too, got up to around 4-5 cups a day, and truly enjoy the taste of a good cup of coffee! I recently learned, praise God, that caffeine is affecting my migraines, so I have to say goodbye to coffee. I have decaf once in awhile, but it's just not the same!

FabulousLee Fun Twin Tales said...

Hey - I'm a coffee adict, too! I know you'll feel my pain when I tell you that during our trip to Atlanta we had to drink "coffee singles". YUCK! This is not tea! I need 2 cups of the real stuff every morning, or there's going to be trouble....

Hillary said...

Check out my blog - you've been TAGGED!