Thursday, September 2, 2010

Evolution of Coffee

This morning's cup of coffee is much needed.  I think getting used to the busy schedule called LIFE has been a rough one for me this year. Although I will say it hasn't deviated much from what Byron and I have been doing for the past two and 1/2 years with little sleep.  There are days when I think I should give up drinking coffee and others when I say, "you must be on crack!"  That is my crutch for sure.  If nothing else a treat, habit and my time. There is nothing better than a good cup of hot coffee to start your day! The aroma... the taste... the touch the feel of cotton the fabric of our lives.... Oh sorry I digress.... ha ha ha.

I was trying to remember the first time I new about coffee or when I first  began to drink coffee. I know it was early on in my either preteen or teenage years. Certainly in high school it was important.  I remember I was just like my brother Mike, dumping mounds of sugar into black coffee with a splash of milk. I believe the brand of coffee might have been MJB Coffee (the big can) or some other generic brand of canned coffee. Then I moved to putting a packet of hot chocolate into my coffee in order to replicate a mocha type of drink.  It wasn't bad however, the best parts of working as a teenager and the best part about working at a theater was I could have all the espresso drinks I wanted. Boy howdy. I remember feeling buzzed with caffeine all day long with the number of shots, flavors and what have you.  GOOD TIMES..

There is a point to my rambling and that is ... Ty is at the stage where he needs to do things like his mother and father do.  We order a coffee from Starbucks, he must order a coffee from Starbucks (really a kids hot chocolate that he calls coffee. He has to be part of the group. He is growing up. Each day he surprises me with something new, a new phrase, word, sentence, action, showing feelings such as empathy, potty training. He makes us smile, laugh, chuckle to ourselves when we know we are not supposed to laugh.  

There are days that I wonder what it will be like in 5 and 10 years with our little Ty man.. and then there are days I go back to drinking my coffee only to enjoy the moments and adventures we have that are daily and hourly because these times will go by quickly!

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