Thursday, August 6, 2009

An Ode to My Coffee

I have never been much of a coffee drinker. I didn't like the way it tasted.
In fact, I think the only reason I ever considered drinking coffee younger than high school was in the hopes that it would stunt my growth. Seriously. In middle school I was the tallest girl- taller than all of the boys even- and I wanted nothing more than to be petite and cute instead of tall and lanky and awkward. Now I wish I was just a little bit taller.
In high school I jumped on the "everybody's doing it bandwagon" and would start to order Frappucino's on Fridays when it seemed everyone stopped at Starbucks on their way to school. Any other time I went I would just order a hot chocolate.
But now, since I've had a baby, coffee has become one of my closest friends. I've found new and exciting flavors of coffee rather than the nasty and bitter plain ole' black coffee. I've also found yummy creamers to offset my new and exciting flavors of coffee that make my early, early morning so much more worthwhile.
Now, one of my greatest morning enjoyments is staggering into the kitchen to switch on my coffee pot before I hop in the shower. When I get out of the shower I am welcomed to the rich and intoxicating smell of Caramel Truffle coffee or Dark Velvet Chocolate. Yum.
Coffee keeps me going through the day (even though I'm only allowed about two cups a day) when my days start around 5:00 a.m. and usually go until 10:00 or 11:00 p.m.
Coffee sets my groggy mind straight in the morning and makes the rest of the day seem clear and structured.
Hooray for coffee!
As I type this I'm drinking my morning cup of Caramel Truffle coffee with Belgian Toffee Chocolate creamer. Delicious.
And, for those of you thinking how many calories this coffee is- in Weight Watchers terms its only 2 points!!!

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