Bitter in the Morning

Bitterness slides down my throat, burning me inside.
I know I should be grateful that I’m even on this ride.
My heart skips a beat then settles on a speed.
My soul searches, searches for a need.
A need to be in the present, a need to be in the now.
I know this is what I need but I just don’t know how.
Look into the sunrise, let it know I’m here.
I’ve had my coffee and I’m awake, now let’s get this world in gear.


So, this morning I woke up and had my cup of coffee (thank you Keurig)…but unfortunately it was a “Bold Blend”, and combined with the Keurig desperately needing a descale, made the most bitter coffee I’ve had in a veeeery long time. I added my designated single splenda packet. I also had about a half a cup of milk. It didn’t help!

How does that work out, huh?

Well, apparently it ends up making me feel slightly poetic as I sip the dang stuff, need me my energy and all that jazz.

Today is the first full day that I will have a WordPress, Facebook and Twitter account to maintain, so here’s hoping it isn’t too hard.  My WordPress will post to both my Facebook and my Twitter feeds, so at least I don’t have to re-write my blog every day, wouldn’t THAT take forever?

Well, I’m off to find something witty to say on Facebook, and Twitter, and then…who knows, the day is young!

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Torani Thursday

Today had all the makings of a pretty darned decent day…or at least that’s what I thought until about 8:30 this morning.  I checked my scale, down a comfortable 0.6 pounds from yesterday, which I was thrilled about as I skipped dinner (epic fail recipe for ground turkey casserole).  I decided to try my Torani Hazelnut again with coffee, this time was much more frugal with my dispensing of the syrup, much more generous with my measuring milk, and more patient in stirring it.  Overall it was a nice treat to have, and I fully intend to find a way to mix it with my shake and make it an iced hazelnut mocha.  I got a decent chunk of laundry done (even folded!) as I was up at 6:00 instead of 7:00 this morning, and finished up dishes from last night.  The ride to work was PERFECT weather, and I people-watched (yes while on a motorcycle) and counted about 24 folks who were doing something besides just driving and looking ahead.  only 6 of them weren’t on the phone, although I can’t say that reading the newspaper or applying makeup sounds much safer than talking on your phone while driving…just saying.

Then 8:30 happened;  I arrived at work, only to be told our air conditioner is having a “bad day” and is going to be turned off until it can re-assess its place in this company, and then I realized I didn’t have a shake mix stashed for breakfast and lunch, only one mix, and it’s hot chocolate.

Great, it’s like 80 degrees and I have to drink something hot? Are you kidding me? No, no you are not.  I mixed my hot cocoa with some instant coffee, added water and now it is decently cooled off so I can drink it without breaking out into sweats.

I am bound and determined to have a good day today though.  Our dogs have a play date with a fellow pooch, Muggsie, a pug mix this evening, Dragon’s Dogma will follow, then Suits and Burn Notice on USA (yay fav. shows!).  Alright, I’m off to learn me some website development, it’s time to take the reins for a site that will be “my baby” for the foreseeable future.  Here we go!

Fidgety Friday

Well, I made it, it is Friday, and ain’t no one gonna take that away from me!  The motorcycle is officially up and running, after a 1:00AM test run resulting in a 1:30AM IHOP visit, and a 2:00+ bed time for me and the mechanic.  So today…is a coffee kind of a day…I would like to start by saying, coffee is the nectar of the gods…just saying…and I’m tired enough that a Venti Pike Place from Starbucks isn’t even making me jittery…

Nope…in fact, I feel almost, nearly, practically human as long as I’m on this stuff…unfortunately I know that eventually the caffeine will leave my system, and I will crash.  I’m only hoping that I can make it through the day.  The coffee clears the fog, sharpens my wit (slightly) and makes me appear mildly more human.  As I swish the remaining coffee in my recycled-paper cup and hear the gentle sloshing below my cardboard cozie I can’t help but panic a little.  It’s almost gone!  Do I wait, and risk drinking it cold, but get that last shot of caffeine when I need it most?  Or do I finish it off, knowing that that’s it, the last of it, finito, done, ended, terminated, d-e-d dead…it’s like staring at my last meal at this point…

I swallow the last of the coffee in a fit of desperation…if it’s gone I can’t obsess over it anymore.  Goodbye my strong and bitter friend, I will write you a eulogy that would make even Hitler cry…

Well, that’s it for me, at least for now…unfortunately I’m thinking I probably won’t blog this weekend, unless it’s about my trip to Valley Fair, and it’d be a short, sweet, photo and probably nothing more than a quick caption as I will be laptopless until Sunday night.  Speaking of, I will also be scale-less until Sunday, meaning today’s weigh in is the LAST weigh in before Monday…and I’ll truly have no idea what happens to my weight until the moment of truth, yikes!!!!  Hoping that Monday shows at the MOST 169.0 (meaning a 1.2 lb loss) but I’d settle for 169.8 (25 lbs lost) in a pinch….that’s all for now…and as always, THINK SLIMMER!