More than Coffee…

5:30 am. A song from the old, but reliable Sony radio wakes my husband and I up on work-day mornings. Four years ago, getting up before the sun would’ve been unthinkable, insane. Too dark outside, too quiet. Just too early. Four years later, our minds and bodies have initiated this routine we’re still acquainting ourselves with.

When that song enters into our sleepy minds, whether it’s rock, pop, or country, a new morning has arrived and so has coffee time. One of us heads for the pantry, grabs a filter and the bag of Peet’s for the good old Mr. Coffee pot. It may not be fancy, but it does the job well and has never disappointed. The delicious sound of coffee percolating is music to our ears, and when that music ends, we stroll into the kitchen to doctor up our mugs. Holding those hot cups of coffee, we take a seat in the living room – a quiet place for us to chat, read, or to simply sit together in silence.

During those years of raising our children, time was of the essence. There were never enough minutes in the work and school days to begin with leisure coffee drinking and casual chatting. It was more of a race, eyeballing the clock on the wall every two seconds, getting ourselves and the children ready for the day. Busy was the new normal. Busy was our middle name.

Yesterday, my husband drove out of the driveway on his motorcycle, setting out for a 5-day trip with several buddies. But as I sit on my sofa, lights turned on, with mug of coffee in hand, I think of him. How this early morning feels different. Peet’s remains our go-to coffee, but the taste seems duller, the effect inadequate. The silence in the house, instead of serene, feels empty like something is missing. As I turn the pages of my book, the thrill of finding out what the next page reveals has fizzled.

I realize that our early mornings aren’t just about a good cup of coffee, they’re about us. So I sip the brew anyway, and in a few days, I look forward to hearing the motor of his bike as he pulls into our driveway.

“The simple things are also the extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

~Paulo Coelho

“Love is spending time together.”

~Snoopy

Lauren Scott (c) ❤️

Little things that bring smiles

happy flowers

Happy flowers

morning time

Morning coffee time

 

Copper enjoying the heat

Copper joins us in the morning because this is his favorite
spot by the heat.
(he hasn’t acquired a taste for coffee, though)

loving the sunshine

He also loves the warmth of the sun, but is this a comfortable
pillow?

alseep in the sun

He changed his mind and is now completely content. 

“Enjoy the little things in life for one day you’ll look back
and realize they were the big things.”

~ Kurt Vonnegut

Lauren Scott 2018
🙂 🙂 🙂

Happy National Coffee Day :)

coffee 2

 

 

 

 

Today just happens to be
a day honoring coffee
so pull up a chair
I promise to share
the aroma is enticing
with no overpricing
there are coffee fixings, too,
of course, don’t overdo
it’s free; won’t cost a dime
so if you have the time
and you’re feeling so inclined
enjoy some java and some peace of mind 🙂

Coffee

 

 

CHEERS!! 🙂

Lauren Scott © 2015
Images from Google

 

 

Coffee Anyone???

coffee

Coffee Anyone???

I love the smell of coffee, the taste of coffee ice cream or frozen yogurt, but I’ve never liked coffee itself until just a few years ago…I’ve acquired a taste, but not to drink it black!  A little non-fat milk and sweet n low will do the trick or my favorite is a Vanilla Latte (non-fat).  

vanilla latte

Kim from http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/coffee-anyone tagged me and I’m actually very late in following through.  Please forgive me, Kim.  I’m not good at these anymore!

However, since I enjoy meeting friends for coffee these days, I couldn’t pass this up, so here we go…

1) How many cups of coffee per day?  One cup, but not necessarily everyday…

2) What is your favorite caffeine delivery system? Well, I love chocolate, dark chocolate, but any chocolate will do, in addition to my coffee favorites (and no whip on the vanilla latte)!

3) What was your best cup of coffee? Our local coffee house is really good, Pete’s Coffee, and it’s there I’ll indulge in my favorite, but Starbucks is convenient, too! There’s been too many great cups to remember just one!

4) What was your worst cup of coffee?  Any cup without a little sweetener; I love sweet things in life! ♥

5) What does your favorite mug say? I have a new white mug that my daughter decorated for me.  It says “Lauren’s mug” on one side and “Coffee or tea?” on the other, with hearts and happy faces around it.  She made a mug for herself, too, after finding the idea on Google. 

6) How do you take your coffee?  I’m repeating myself now, but a little non-fat milk and sweet n low…

7) When was your first cup?  Many years ago, in my younger years!

8) Have you ever gone on a coffee tea date?  Not when I was dating (over 25 years ago), however, once or twice a month, I’ll meet some girl friends at Pete’s.  I might be crazy, but I love the ambiance in coffee houses…the aromas, old friends catching up, new friends getting to know each other, and of course, the vanilla lattes!  There’s just something about talking over a cup of coffee or tea that is appealing to me. I have to admit that I’m in Pete’s more than I should be, so I know everyone by name and they know me.  That can’t be good!  🙂

Okay, now it’s time for the invitations…well, there was just no way I could narrow them down to a select few, so if you’re interested, come along, enjoy some coffee, great friendships and send out your own invites! If coffee isn’t your “cup of tea” then that’s fine, too! Just so you know, I’m thinking of you all!

With love and hugs,

Lauren