I feel a ridiculous amount of joy when I’m able to connect with somebody in the elevator on my way into the office in the morning. When the woman in line at Target and I bond over our love for the same simple chapstick that we each buy in bulk.When the sweet and incredibly shy man who has repeatedly made me the perfect sandwich for 2 years at my favorite lunch spot finally looks me in the eye and grins at my attempt to start conversation, when I swear to god I’ve tried to get a smile out of him forever. And when I order a coffee and the barista grins and proudly says “Well look at that!”
Beautiful moments shared with complete strangers rock my world. This little love note made my day. And it reminded me that no matter what shape or form it comes in or who delivers it love always wins.
Ever heard a woman say that she is only as strong as the coffee she drinks & the hairspray she uses? Well, sometimes I feel like I am only as fabulous as the lipstick I’m rockin’. I’ve welcomed a whole new spectrum of colors in my life so that my soul doesn’t forget to shine in all aspects. And I will be honest, it doesn’t always work. Sometimes I end up wiping it all off & saying screw it. But that’s what we do… we try different things until we’re able to find what works.
I have been missing my girlfriends, mum & co-workers a lot lately. My heart aches when I don’t get to see the gems in my life. So I packed the car up & Roman & I made our way to SLC for a few days. I feel like I am on vacation — yet I’m sitting here enjoying a cup of joe at my old desk.
I know I say it a lot, and to some it may be too much, but the blessings in my life never cease to amaze me. All I can say is I genuinely wish I could make sure everyone felt the same about their life. But sometimes, it’s just not that easy.
I stayed up until 4:30 a.m. to work on my articles (I’m learning that it’s worth the late nights 99% of the time) BUT you just wait… I’ll get a small cup of coffee in me & I will be set. Deadline is at 9 p.m. and it’s looking like I should be meeting it — hallelujah thank the lord, girlfriend can finally finish a paper or two. By late afternoon I will be dancing around in my house — probably doing moves like this on the kitchen floor…
My beloved french press broke this morning during a caffeine withdrawal. I’m so sad about it. All ya’all coffee-fiends know exactly what kind of shit show was going on in my kitchen when this all went down.
My hair was curly & sticking out in every direction from bedhead and my robe was tied in some kind of boyscout knot just in case. One sock is long & the other um… isn’t. Basically, I’m a wreck up from the neck up & some. Logan lets me down when it comes to a good cup of joe, so desperate times call for desperate measures….
I boiled water & put my coffee grounds in my measuring cup. Then I let it steep for 4 minutes, stirred it & began my lovely filtering process. I used my wee tea strainer (made for individual cups) until I had a full cup of coffee. Clearly not messing around here…
Then I took my proud & crafty self out on my porch & pretended to enjoy my coffee outside. That was quite the treat until I remembered how much I hate the wind (damnitttt). It’s just as nice on my couch with all of the windows open, so I am one happy girl. The best part is I’m not eating my hair while trying to sip my ground-free-coffee.
That’s a lie. The best part is that today is my day off & I get to spend it getting educated & loving/being loved by my sweet Andy.
Sometimes when you want something you have to figure out how to get it for yourself. And I was not about to go to class without at least one cup of coffee. I hope you’re having a fabulous day & that you don’t run into anything that interferes with you & your daily dose. All my love, Bee
When you pour in a hot drink, it turns from “I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good” to “Mischief Managed.” In addition, the 11-ounce mug also also turns from black to white, completing the transformation…. Aaaand this is on my wish list. All coffee/tea/hot chocolate lovers, you can thank me later. (Kidding, I found it via Pinterest.. Shocking, I know) xoxo
My first mistake was thinking it was Friday until 12:00 today. The second one was when I made the strongest coffee possible & put tons of peppermint creamer/hot chocolate in it. It tastes like mud. I might have to take a break from blogging until I get out of this funk..