We as humans are inherently creatures of habit. During Gunner’s past 16 day hospital stay, I realized my love and longing for our morning routine. Weekends made up of lazy mornings spent sipping my favorite cup of Starbucks coffee. Responding to emails, writing, or gingerly surf the web. Weekdays are a bit different but I love them all the same! As a family of six, mornings are filled with chaos! Imagine four messy-haired children searching for the perfect stylish outfit, two shoes that match followed by a mad dash to be the first child in the bathroom to brush and style their hair. Ahh… the joys of a large family.
Most people question my sanity. Are all four children yours? How do you have enough energy in a day? My secret is Starbucks coffee and LOTS of it!
I purposely start my morning routine hours earlier before kids wake up. The alarm clock blares at 4:30am. I stumble out of bed and head directly to the coffee pot without passing GO to collect my $200 in Monopoly money. I help my husband gather his belongings plus two travel mugs filled with piping hot Starbucks coffee. Then out the door he goes to rocket world. Once the door is closed and locked behind him, the house is blissfully quiet. I pour myself a cup of Starbucks coffee, then sit on the couch to ponder the day.
I haven’t always been a coffee lover. My love affair with coffee began after having kids. Now I couldn’t imagine a day without a hot steamy cup of java. I started out drinking mass produced coffee out of a metal can. Looking back it did the job. During this time I made frequent stops to our local Starbucks. A deliciously sweet cinnamon dulce latte holds a dear piece of my heart. My world became whole when Starbucks began packaging their coffee for sale at my local grocery store. How perfect right? I no longer have to dress and load all four kids into the car to get a cup of my favorite coffee.
In my cup you will find my latest favorite, Starbucks Veranda Blend! The Veranda Blend is a blonde roast which features a shorter roasting time to produce a lighter bodied coffee with a much more mellow flavor!
So tell me what’s in your cup? Do you choose decaf? How do you start your morning?