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…