Deep breath here.
I'm about to confess to you a deep, deep need of mine.
Yes, you read that right. I said Coffee Drinks. Yes, Coffee Drinks make me happy.
They are happiness to me.
And since we're confessing things right now, let me tell you that I'm addicted to a local coffee house. Deeply.
Here's the deal: I've had coffees in lots of cities. I've had lots of different coffee concoctions. I consider myself a Knower Of Coffee. And I can tell you that I have yet to taste coffee as good as my local joint. Hoo. The coffee at my favorite joint makes my eyelashes stand straight out and my eyes close in ecstasy. It's THAT good! One more plus here: it's organic!!
(Yes, I'm easily amused and easily satisfied! Being home alllll day with 8 kids has made me addicted to strange things!)
My husband frowns on my addiction. But let me tell you, whenever I get a drink, he's right there, trying to bum a slug off of me!
If I were to be honest with myself and you, I would say that two coffee drinks a week would make me so happy. Any more than that and I start to feel kinda guilty, like I should cut back. So, if I could spend $24 every two weeks on my drinks, I'd be a Satisfied Mama.
I love coffee because of the taste. I love the smooth, dark, deep lingering flavor of it. I don't drink it for the caffeine. I love the flavor. I always get a triple shot of decaf in my blended 24 oz drink.
I've become somewhat of a connoisseur of coffee, and I can tell when the shots are fresh or when they've been pulled down earlier and refrigerated. Let me tell you, fresh shots make the biggest difference in a blended drink. Also, milk bothers my tummy so I get almond milk, but my coffee joint used to have hemp, and I'd get that, which made my drinks really rich. Alas, they no longer have hemp due to low demand.
Sometimes I want a Coffee Drink so bad it's like a physical ache. Yikes. Something tells me that's takin' it a little too far! So, I tough it out and deny myself.
I know, harsh. But.....most of the time I don't have the money for a drink. Then.....I must ashamedly confess that.....(blushing)...I have bummed cash off of my very own progeny, my flesh and blood, my KIDS!!! And I have plumbed the bottom of the cookie jar for as much change as I can come up with.
I know. Depraved. Desperate. In love.
My local coffee joint's drinks make me happy. The tall, cool, rich and frosty deliciousness is an easy way to enjoy myself. Coffee Drinks are something I can do for myself that isn't uber-expensive and I can swing through the drive-up when I'm running errands some days. It's a relaxing ritual to me.
And I thank you for hearing my confession!