Bring on the Cream 'n' Sugah

I drink coffee.

I’ll wait a moment while those of you who really know me pick yourselves up off the floor.

Better? Okay, let’s continue.

I don’t know what has gotten into me, but for the past 2 months, I have had 2 cups of coffee every morning at work.

Y’all need to understand that, while I like coffee (real coffee, by the way, not Starbucks-burnt-beans-too-strong-to-drink-unless-it’s-froofy-coffee), I rarely drink it, and even then I only drink it in the winter. Because coffee is hot, you see, and winter is cold, so they go together nicely.

But now I am drinking coffee everyday. In Arizona. In the summer. During 110 degree days. And I’m at a complete loss as to how it started and why it continues because, as you may remember, I hate heat.

The guys in my office have been keeping the temperature hovering just above freezing since the beginning of July, so inside it feels like winter but still … coffee everday? Hubby continues to be dumbfounded by my newest habit because it’s just so out of character for me, a very hot-natured gal who begins complaining about summer heat in April, to be consuming any type of warm beverage before December.

I actually don’t know the ratio of coffee-to-water to make a pot (because, in case you have not deduced this on your own, I don’t normally drink coffee), so when I asked Hubby to make some last weekend, he was so surprised he actually muted the golf channel to look at me. That is serious, y’all.

My coworkers are just as confused by my new coffee-drinkin’ ways. It has become funny, really - there have been so many “what’s up with you drinking coffee?” and “are you pregnant?” discussions because of this. You would think I was in charge of a nuclear event or something, with all the talk-time this has gotten.

(I would like to clarify that I am NOT pregnant.)

(Nor am I in charge of any nuclear devices.)

So, I guess now I have to call myself a coffee drinker.

On the up-side, drinking coffee as my caffeine beverage of choice has caused me to almost completely quit drinking coke, so ‘yay’ for that nice little silver lining.

Well, I've got to run now. It's time to start my coffee-drinkin' day. Chat with y’all later!