I am what you might call a coffee noob.
It wasn’t until the last few years, when I really invested my time in running my own businesses, that I decided to venture into coffee drinking. I figured it would be a pick me up. Or a calm me down. Depending.
Turns out it’s both. I drink it each morning to help me wake up and start my day. And, I drink it on late, rainy afternoons when I’m wrapped in blankies on my couch with my Dudes.
I guess at this point I would consider myself “a coffee person” as long as you understand that when I say “coffee person” I mean coffee flavored cream and sugar warm beverage person.
I like it warm and sugary and creamy or not at all. In no way could I be considered a coffee purist. In fact, go ahead and mock me, but at home, I. Drink. Instant.
I know. But I hate wasting time with a whole pot for just my one daily cup. And those single serve doohickeys are fancy and fun, but expensive to operate. So, I usually pop my mug in the microwave and happily enjoy my hot cup of coffee flavored cream and sugar warm beverage two minutes later.
I’m cheap easy like that.
Doesn’t mean I don’t like to enjoy a well made, freshly brewed cup when I go out with friends. Or meet up with my mama for a rare, but glorious kid free lunch date at a grown up-ish establishment.
It’s the one thing I love about the fact that all of my Dudes are in school. We can spend a morning shopping, and then head to a restaurant for lunch, where we can chat over food and dessert and coffee.
No yelling. No chicken nuggets. No one moaning because WE’VE-BEEN-LOOKING-AT-VASES-ALL-DAY-I’M-HUNGRY-I-NEED-TO-GO-POOP!
This week, while I am swamped with work and going crazy with kid things, I decided a day with my #1 lady was just what the doctor who says stress will kill me ordered.
So we popped into one of my favorite restaurants, ordered some lunch and she listened while I cried just like high school allover again caught up over a our cups of Gold Peak Coffee (the coffee formerly known as Georgia Coffee and now available in new places, like Western Maryland, where DudeMom spends most of her days). I had coffee (because, shiver, fall is freezy) and she had tea (because she loves her tea) and it was awesome to be able to not focus on work, or my mile long to-do list, or the pile of laundry that won’t die, or any of the crazy things that have been keeping my brain racing at night.
I call it a reset day.
It’s funny how moms (and coffee) can do that for you. Help you refocus, help you recharge, help you get over yourself and remember that your to-do list is probably not even the most important thing going on in life right now.
Besides, it will all be there tomorrow, it’ not like it’s going anywhere while you’re sitting around drinking coffee with your mama.
Disclosure: Today’s post was brought to you by Gold Peak Coffee. I was compensated for my participation, the excessive to-do list, the sweet tooth, and all opinions are my own.