My morning routine every day for at least the last 25 years has been pretty much the same. I wake up and my brain instantly kicks into gear. After my poor brain works out what day it is (that's always my first thought ) I'm thinking about whether I have to go to work and what I have to accomplish for the day. I'm usually out of bed within about 60 seconds of waking up. It sucks to be instantly awake.
Every morning is the same. I stagger off to the bathroom and turn on the kettle and computer on the way. Once the bathroom and I have finished the most important ritual of my day occurs.
I make coffee.
I don't understand anyone who can leave the house in the morning without slurping down at least one cup of coffee. I need at least two or I'm a cranky pants or at the very least fairly fuzzy round the edges by the time I get to work.
When I was nursing and had to be at work at 7am, there was usually no time for that second cup. I had to get Miss P to childcare and I'd often leave home at 6.15 am. It became well known among the night nurses that the only way to have a handover conversation with me was to have a hot steaming cup of coffee sitting on my desk when I walked in the door. It's like coffee lights up my brain and allows me think intelligent thoughts.
At my worst point of addiction I was drinking about 8 cups a day. That stuff is more addictive than crack. You seriously do go through withdrawal when you're coming off it.
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I don't discriminate when it comes to coffee. Plunger, coffee machine, instant-I'll drink them all. Cappuccino, Mocha, Vienna, Flat White - just brew it up and hand it over. Coffee makes me smart.
As far as I'm concerned a bad cup of coffee is better than no cup of coffee and it's one of my favourite things this week. Link away if you'd like to share one of your favourite things this week.