Take a Drink

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About five days ago (I am sorry I am so behind) Fandango posts “your favorite beverage” prompt. There is no way to narrow it down to just one. So for an adult beverage I would either go with a strawberry margarita or a short glass of Tequila Rose. In the morning I prefer coffee over tea but drink both. Lately my tastes have been drawn to the new Dr Pepper Cream Soda. Malts over shakes or slushies any day. Nothing taste better on a hot day than ice cold water to really quench a thirst. However, when it turns cold who can resist a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream or marshmallows! And if it is an “elegant” event I do like a glass of blush chablis or white zinfandel So needless to say I am not really picky… I have a wide variety of tastes. Now it is time to grab some water and head to bed… good night!


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #27 – your favorite beverage

Move On Gently

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“I said, ‘what about our past’ and he didn’t miss a beat saying, ‘I have moved forward.’  Can you believe that he was so callous?”  Beth said as she reached for her coffee cup.  “Is he so conceited to sit around and think I am pining over what could have been?  I mean I know I had the hots for him in my younger days, but I have moved on in a lot of ways too.  I just don’t blab it out to him so callously.”

Hannah set her cup down and said, “My brother has no tact.  He never has and never will.  I am sorry he was such a jerk to you.  Want me to beat him up for you like in the old days?”

“Hannah, I think the days of you kicking his but ended after he hit puberty in high school.  He has always been a bit on the buff side.  But I do appreciate the effort.”

The two women sipped their coffee in silence until Beth began to chuckle.  Hannah asked, “what is so funny?”

“Oh, I just thought about the days I would have killed for a kiss from him.  So glad I grew up and over that.”


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – callous

A to Z Challenge – Java

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J is for java

It all started innocently enough.  Getting the honor of making Dad coffee before he left for his overnight shift and the police station.  I still remember the three scoops of Folgers going into the percolator plugging it in and waiting.  I couldn’t drink Dad’s coffee though, he drank it black.  Now Mom on the other hand took cream and sugar with hers and I could occasionally get a drink.

As I hit my teens I tried coffee again and found it bitter so I steered clear of it.  But once I got married to a coffee drinker I was stirred by the aroma once again.  I would occasionally have a cup with milk and sugar.  When I became a sleep deprived parent I leaned a little more heavily on the java.

In the early 2000’s our little town got a coffee shop in it.  I was heavily into tea at the time and fell in love with the shops spiced Chai.  One day for something different I had a latte… that is when the problems began.

From there I was hitting area coffee shops for lattes and mochas.  An occasional Frappuccino or the much cheaper Frappe from McDonald’s.  Now I frequent gas station cappuccino machines and stay close to my Keurig here at home.  I have a Starbuck’s gold card and I frequent the local shops too.  I admit it … I am a coffee-aholic! And I don’t want to be cured!  Pass the brown sugar and cinnamon (my latest taste of choice), please!

 

Follow my A to Z challenge:

A B C D E F G H I

Destination You

Too many white lines
Blur my vision
Coffee is in my veins
As I try to fuel myself
My grip on the wheel
Has become too tight
Traffic is lite at 4 am
Lulling me into weariness
But the highway before me
Is the road back home
Back to you
And much needed peace

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – highway

Coffee Shop Getaway

The steaming cup felt good in her cool hands. There was no fancy decoration made from the froth of steamed milk, but it tasted good and warmed the soul. This was her little piece of paradise to visit locally. Nice music, familiar friendly faces and space enough to write her heart out.

Usually she wrote poems or letters, but tonight she began a bigger endeavor. She wanted to begin a short story and had put it off for months. Tonight was the night she would take the plunge into fiction. She took a sip of coffee and began to write.

Happy and Grateful – Day 354

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

It was a busy day today.  I took Dad to his coffee group… well I say group but it is often just 2 or 3 other guys, not really a group.  But today we had 9 people there.  There were 4 “new” faces to the group for me.  But it was so nice because one of those people remembered my “sister” and asked about her.  She was the first female officer in town and lived across the street from me.  We hit it off and would ride bikes to the field where the college kept their horses and we would just spend time petting them.  They were beautiful!  So in spite of the anxiety of such a large group and new unfamiliar faces, I did have a good time and I was happy about that.

Now tonight it was all about the sweets.  Baked some chocolate chip cookies, made pretzels in white chocolate, peanut but crackers in chocolate and potato chips in chocolate.  I will divide some up for my doctor tomorrow, my daughter to take to work and my boyfriend to take to work.  Then Friday (when my daughter can help me) we will do some more candies… I have an easy toffee pieces recipe that uses butter, brown sugar and chocolate that is heavenly.  Every year when I make my goodies I remember Christmas time at my Gma’s house … she would make the most delicious treats every year  I am grateful to have those special memories.

Now I need to get some sleep soon… have to take Dad for another blood draw tomorrow.  Time to unplug the tree and shut off the computer.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  I hope you have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 341

One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays.  How it can light up young and old alike.  The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty.  And the promise of a new year is just around the corner.  This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending.  Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog.  There is always some good in the day no matter how small.

Today started a little late.  I overslept and woke up 15 minutes before I was supposed to meet my daughter for coffee.  So I rushed around and got ready as quick as I could.  We then met at the book store and shared some stories and coffee.  It was a good way to start the day.  I was happy she finally had a day off and we could connect.

It was my usual Thursday doctor’s appointment this afternoon.  It was well overdue… first there was no appointment on the Thursday of Thanksgiving and then the following week I was sick so it has been three weeks since I had seen him.  I was more than grateful for the appointment.

I am starting to feel my night meds kick in, so I will stop for the night.  Remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a wonderful night/day!

Happy and Grateful – Day 312

November brings a chill in the air and the start of the holiday gatherings of family and friends.  I can’t believe I am down to the last two month of my challenge to find happiness and feel gratitude every day.  I hope you join with me in the comments or your own blog in this challenge.  No matter how small there is always a little good in even the worst day.

Today was ok.  I am struggling some tonight.  Thinking of what-ifs and might-have-beens.  Missing my best friend something fierce.  Feeling out of control.  But there was good in the day.  I took my Dad to his coffee group this afternoon and it always makes me happy to see him laughing and talking with his friends.

Tonight I was grateful we had some left-overs we could just heat up to have for dinner and it didn’t require a lot of work.  I was not up to cooking and neither was my boyfriend.  So it was a search through the fridge to find a little of this and a little of that.  It may not have been gourmet, but it was good.

That is about all I have for tonight.  I am going to try to sleep early so tomorrow I can get up and do a little reading in my workbook before I head to my therapist visit for the week.  I hope you remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude.  Have a good night/day!