I simply adore my first cup of coffee in the morning. It's a ritual from the minute Mr. Ralph retired. After all those years of each of us going in different directions five days a week, we both fell hard for sharing our first hour of every day together. Mostly with the laptops while sitting outside, weather permitting. (Another reason we like living in Maui best!). Checking the news, weather, Facebook and reading the local "paper" (and him the WSJ).
Three years since I lost my coffee buddy but I continue to enjoy the routine. Although now it is usually way longer than an hour and I'm thinking about changing up the morning.
This morning I was at the beach at 8:30. It was so peaceful. I got a close up parking space. It wasn't too hot to be in the sun (I'm an a/c kinda girl). But I couldn't entice anyone to join me until I was about ready to leave. No matter. I brought my own (iced) coffee and used the iPhone to check the news, etc.
Once or twice a week Mr. Ralph and I used to like to go to a coffee shop to people watch. Often we'd also go in the afternoon to buy a cold brewed iced coffee (different than iced coffee) or iced green tea. I still like to do that, maybe once a week, but Starbucks just priced me out of that! They cut their rewards program recently. Twice. And now they've raised their prices! It will be my local Java Cafe from now on. Recently I started to make my own cold brew coffee, which I can warm in the microwave OR add ice....depending on my mood.
Some friends gifted us with a Nespresso espresso machine which used to seem like so much work (and expense of buying the pods) I will use it for the afternoon treat (iced almond milk latte).
I'm never too old to change up my magical life!