I woke up this morning to a tragic revelation. We were out of coffee. I KNOW.
Here’s the good news. For the first time in 12 days ALL THREE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL AT THE SAME TIME. So I only had to make it until I dropped my 3-year-old off at preschool at 9am to get my coffee fix. Of course, that means I had to survive two hours without my medication caffeine. As my brother is fond of saying, it would be easier to just insert a needle and pump it right into my veins. Of course, I don’t do needles unless under duress. And besides, I would miss the experience of the morning cup o’ java. Still, he has a point.
In the course of those two hours I had to get three children out of bed, dressed, fed, and off to school. AND I had the privilege of capturing my daughter’s first urine of the day in a 6-ounce plastic container. The joys of parenthood, they are never-ending.
As soon as I had each child in his or her respective location, I made haste to the nearest Starbucks. It’s been so long since I’ve had 2 hours alone that I wasn’t sure what to do with myself, so I brought my laptop along in case I decided to while away the morning at the coffee shop. Cause, you know, after 12 days under house arrest, there was NOTHING else I needed to do.
*Plugs ears with fingers and proceeds to chant la-la-la-la-la.*
Okay, so I just don’t FEEL like going grocery shopping. Sue me. Eating is overrated anyway.
Of course, once I got myself all situated at a table with my coffee and my blueberry muffin and my MacBook, I discovered that WiFi isn’t free at my local Starbucks. They wanted to charge me $3.99. Coffee shop FAIL.
I hemmed. And I hawed. And I hemmed some more. I even took out my credit card and began filling in the information.
Then I said to myself, What kind of idiot spends 4 bucks to sit in a coffee shop and do on a 13-inch laptop what she can go home and do for free on a 24-inch monitor? (Yes, I talk to myself often; don’t mock me.) So I closed my computer and reached in my purse and pulled out my handy red Blackberry and checked email and Twitter while I drained my coffee mug. FOR FREE (or you know, for my monthly payment of $19.99, but whatever.) And for the record, don’t waste your calories on the blueberry muffin. There is way too much strudel and way too little blueberry.
Before I left, I bought a pound of Verona and had them grind it for me. A friend told me it is much better than buying it in the grocery store, and I have been quite dissatisfied with my coffee lately so I’m giving this a try.
I still couldn’t get motivated to go grocery shopping or any other manner of productive activity so here I sit, in the comfort of my own home, typing away another post about nothing until it’s time to go grab the girls from school. After school I get the delightful chore of going back to the doctor for their well check-ups. Because it would have been too efficient to do it all when I was there last week for a sick visit. Thank goodness we have a low copay.