Hello, my name is LaShawn. And these are my coffee confessions.
Ironically, even though I am obsessed with coffee, my day doesn't actually start out with it.
I have a routine you see……
I wake up at the crack of dawn to do things: clean, pack lunches, blog, meditate, attempt to exercise….
And then from about 630 until 8 am, I am running running running: I get Pookah up, dressed, breakfast made, lunch packed, out the door and in school by 745.
Right before I leave the house, I usually either turn on my Keurig or I set my kettle to boil water for pour over coffee.
And when I get home, it's time.
It's time for that first sip that first bit of loveliness, that warm cup of joy..that giver of life….
I usually savor that cup while planning out my day before I start working. In the peace..and quiet….
I usually get another cup to perk me up around mid day, and one last cup in the late afternoon for my 4 pm pickup right before it's time to pick Pookah up from school.
I've got it down to a science. I'm productive. I'm a joy to be around! My day goes almost exactly as planned.
But last week…I ran out of coffee, and didn't ‘know it until I got back home and it was too late to even head to the QT to get a cup.
But I could DO this, I thought. I'd just hold out until around noon when I could sneak out to get some then.
8:45 a.m: I spill my breakfast( as plate full of eggs and sweet potato hash browns) AND WEAK TEA all over my desk and down my shirt.
9:30 am: I had to change my clothes, shower again( eggs were found in unfortunate places) and clean my desk. Now late for work.
10:45 am: Wait, I had a meeting at 10???
11:35 am: Maybe I can sneak to the store for coffee but….My phone rings…*throws all the things*
12 noon: Another meeting…wait, did someone ask me a question?
12:05 pm :I'm hungry…..
1 pm: I've nodded off in this meeting several times….
1:15 pm: Email from boss: are you ok?
1:15-1 :45 pm: Frantically try to concentrate on work while looking at the clock and dreaming of afternoon caffeine.
1:55 pm: It's almost lunch time!!!
1:56 pm: The phone rings: Hello this is Pookah's teacher…
2 pm: Instead of a lunch break, I head to Pookah's school to pick up a sick child.
2:15-3:00 pm: Sick child comfort measures (cuddletime, TV to Phineas and Ferb, popcorn)
3:00 pm: Scarfs down leftovers from dinner for lunch..STILL NO COFFEE
3-5 pm: Attempts to work, amuse a 6-year-old and not go out of my mind. All at the same time.
5 pm : Whimpers…
5-6 pm: Feeds sick child fish sticks and ice cream. Because my brain has given up.
6 pm: Husband arrives home. Opens mouth to ask what's for dinner: but sees sick child on the couch and listens to his screeching wife babble about life without caffeine…hides in man cave.
6:15-7:00 pm: Gives up on working because…why?
7:30 pm: Bathes child then heads straight out the door.
8:00 pm: Buys coffee..but it's TOO LATE FOR IT! *weeps quietly in the car*
8:30 pm: Heads to bed in defeat. But brews coffee and puts it in my Genuine Thermos® Brand thermos to keep it hot until morning. Because…I can't handle that kind of day again….
And that my fiends…is my life without caffeine.
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