That's correct it is time for THE COFFEE HOP! Have YOU had your first cup yet? I am GRINDING the beans as you read this post. LOL.
PURE COLOMBIAN BEANS ... STRAIGHT FROM THE TOP OF THE ANDES MOUNTAINS.
As you know I want this to be a super FUN HOP, so my COFFE story today hopefully will give you a chuckle.
Mostly all my life I have been around some form of coffee addict. Growing up it was my Mom. She was a working mom and was NOT a morning person.
She was always scheduled to arrive at work by 9am... She'd get up at 9am... honestly... Her job was only ten minutes from the house so the night before she'd shower, etc, so she could stay in bed as long as possible.
My brothers, father, and I WOULD NEVER speak to her UNITL she had her morning cigarette and coffee! During the week I'd be at school before mom woke up. Dad worked nights, so he slept until noon or later. SO, my brothers and I learned at an early age to fix our own breakfast and make our own lunches... sad but true. LOL
I bet most of you mothers out there WOULD LOVE THAT! LOL.
BUT on weekends I had the coffee ready for her by exactly 10 O'clock. Mom would stagger down the stairs in her pink robe and slippers, tousled haired, and her normally large green eyes were mere slits. She'd plop down on the dining room chair and feel around for her pack of cigarettes.
Almost mechanically she'd light one up, take a few drags and wait for me to bring in the freshly brewed coffee.
Her button nose wrinkled and after I added the milk, she clinked the teaspoon around a few times and inhaled deeply.
After the first few sips, her eyes cranked open like the rusty gates on a shop store window. Another drag on her cigarette and perhaps another sip or two, she'd face me and smile.
Another sip, and she uttered her first three words of the day.
"Good morning, honey."
Then she'd pour herself the second cup.
That happened every weekend until the time I had left home. I will always treasure those weekend mornings and the conversations we had AFTER her second cup! LOL.
If you have a story to share... PLEASE DO... You can still join the HOP! If not, please visit the other entries. I am SURE you will get a kick out of them.
On Monday I will post the winning entry! SO PLEASE stop by to see who won the pound of PURE COLOMBIAN COFFEE!
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE!