Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mmmmm Coffee, Fooled Me!

Ha! I've been drinking coffee since 1968. At first it was so cool.... I felt mature, grown up, and started having coffee dates with my neighbors and girlfriends. So much of my early life as a mother and wife, were built around the coffee pot. I had a plug in percolator (wedding gift)... then in the 70's moved onto Mr. Coffee drip system.

Being a young family, money was tight and I would use paper towels instead of the expensive filters. (gas was 3 gallons for $1, bread was .25 loaf, and we could feed our family on $10-12 a week!)

My morning coffee has been a staple of my life for all these years. I take a thermos into my quiet/meditation/writing time. Today, I love to sit on my porch swing at 6am, with my cup of coffee. This Christmas I bought my husband a fancy machine that grinds the beans as well as brews a fabulous pot of coffee. Bill sets the coffee up at night, so it's ready for me at 5:30. mmmmmm!

So, several weeks ago I started looking into a 12 step food issue group that says I'll have to give up caffeine (it's addictive)... Oh my gosh, I've given it up cold turkey several times in my life, and each time I had terrible headaches, felt so tired, etc. Giving it up again is not somethng I look forward to!
I told my sweet hubby that "we" should probably give it up.... it's not good for you, right?

He's such a dear! for the last week, he's been slowly changing over to decaf beans and I didn't realize it! Yes, I've been a little fuzzy, but I've been working long days, but also, sleeping deeply at night! hmmmm

YAY! I gave up caffeine!!

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