Weekend Coffee: Coffee and Gardens

Rain falls as I pour my first cup of coffee in a week, since last Saturday’s Coffee Share. I’m trying to cut down on my coffee intake. For quite some time I over indulged in the wonderful aromas that drifted from my mug.

I know, coffee may or may not be bad for you. Please don’t try to convince me on the virtues of coffee. Really, I don’t have a problem with coffee itself. If I could drink it without any additional flavoring, I would probably still drink it daily.

However, I must have some sort of creamer, something to take the edge off. Creamer is pretty much universally bad. It may be bad to varying degrees, but still probably something I should eliminate from my diet. If you have read some of my other recent posts (last week’s Weekend Coffee, Fitness Update: Starting Over – Again), you know I am taking steps to regain my previous level of fitness. That means I must make changes and my one to three cups of coffee a day must be one of those changes.

Don’t worry, I will still be drinking coffee on occasion, like every weekend for our weekly chats. I don’t want to change THAT much!

You might also wonder about all the pots on my deck since we are looking outside watching the rain continue to fall. I planted a container garden this year. I hadn’t planned to, but all the wonderful seeds available and the idea of growing my own food is just too powerful a tug.

I typically grow a few herbs at home and have a more extensive garden at my mom’s. This year, I decided to not have a garden at all. Then, all of a sudden I have pots all over my deck filled with cilantro, thyme, dill, rosemary, celery, onions, eggplant, kale, and lettuce. I was a little late putting them out, so it was already too hot for the lettuce and it didn’t come up, but the rest are growing well. They are loving all this rain.

Me. Not so much.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain. I love all weather, but too much of a good thing and all that. Hopefully, the sun with shine soon and dry up all the rain. Preferably, without an itsy-bitsy spider crawling up the spout again.

Until next time…

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee: Coffee and Gardens

  1. Everyone loves the sun… hope is shines for you.
    I too have cut back on my coffee.
    But I had some with you! HA HA HA
    Have a great day!

  2. We made a commitment in my house to get back on track with fitness back in February after I quit smoking in January. We all use an app called My Fitness Pal and track calories and exercise throughout the day. When it comes to breakfast, my first entry each day is coffee and liquid creamer (that I measure) and the two total 37 calories. Then there was more coffee, sweetener, and powdered creamer at work for more calories so I can relate to your desire to cut back. I have recently tried drinking coffee black at work and found it limits me to one cup since I don’t enjoy it enough to have a second cup black. So far, it’s working. Now if I could only change that first cup to no creamer.

    • Congratulations on quitting smoking, Bill! That is no small task and should be celebrated. I used My Fitness Pal in the past. I am not very good at tracking my calories, but I love to track my exercise, which now I use Map My Run. Good luck with transitioning to no creamer, though 37 calories isn’t horrible for a small piece of bliss in the morning.

  3. Good for you for your continued commitment to your health/fitness goals. I don’t mind drinking my coffee black in solidarity and support. How fun you’ve got an unplanned garden happening – here’s to plenty of delicious harvests.

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