Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 18 NaBloPoMo

Today I am grateful for coffee.  It's funny: unlike many of my peers, I never drank coffee in college or during the years I worked in hospitals (often on the overnight shift).  When I was younger, I didn't like the way caffeine made me feel, and I didn't like the bitter taste of coffee (though I've always loved the way coffee smells, oddly enough).  If I needed a little "jolt" of energy--these were the pre-energy drink days, remember--I would quickly drink a Dr. Pepper.

As soon as I became a lawyer, though, and started spending the majority of my working hours sitting at a desk reading and writing, I got hooked.  I started slow: a few yummy caffe mochas while studying for finals in law school.  (Hey, they tasted almost like hot chocolate but allowed me to focus!)  Pretty soon I had a daily coffee habit going.  I still love caffe mochas, but I more often drink coffee with just milk/cream and spl.enda these days.

I have given up coffee a few times, especially during the years we were TTC--and I drank NO caffeinated beverages during my pregnancy--but I always end up slipping back into the habit.  Now, working full time as a lawyer and being a mother to twin infants, I wouldn't even consider quitting coffee!  I need it to get through most days.  I carefully limit my intake to no more than two cups a day, but I don't think I could give it up entirely.

Oh, and can I also say that I'm grateful for a little invention called the Keurig?  MM doesn't drink coffee, and it just doesn't make sense to brew a pot for one person. . . so the Keurig single-cup brewer is perfect for my weekend cups of coffee.

Ahhhh. . . . .

1 comment:

  1. I'm still not a coffee drinker. The occasional cup of tea is about the only caffeine I drink.

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