I usually rise first, and if it's too early, say four or five, I delay making coffee and go straight to work in our study. We prefer coffee beans and have one of those coffee makers with grinding blades and the charming ability to add water at just the right time for the perfect brewing of our morning libation.
After his partner has gone forth to tackle the world, Jerry snuggles down for an early morning snooze, sometimes even entering into a dream or two. He confesses to listening for grinding tones, and occasionally a whiff of the brew will roust him out, although his smeller has lost its keeness. When the bed has released its grasp, and Jerry has donned his robe, he staggers into the study with a thick cup of the steaming drink, and I join him for what is my first or second cup. Thus begins our day.
Not today. We're in San Diegio–Bonita, actually–where our motorhome is parked on the property of our eldest son, Steve. I spent the night alone as Jerry is off speaking at a men's retreat. When I poked through our cupboards this morning, I found no coffee. We haven't been in the motorhome much lately, and our cupboards are not well stocked, but I surely thought we had some coffee beans. None. My further prowling elicited an unopened can of Christmas brew teabags. Tea, I had this morning. Not coffee, tea.
I think I am not sophisticated enough for tea. It's all right, I suppose, and a clinky glass of iced tea on a sultry summer day is divine, but of hot tea? well, I can muster little enthusiasm. Seems too thin and weak, despite my dunking the bag up and down repeatedly, thinking of deep color, heavenly aroma, caffeine and jolt. I drank tea this morning though, along with shortbread cookies I drew from an unopened package. Now, a different story may be told for such morsels, and with no effort I can muster enthusiasm for those babies.
Guess what? Last night as I prowled the internet, I found this story saying coffee is good for you. A new study shows coffee to be the primary source of antioxidants for Americans. A daily fix of java is good for you, the article says, adding that nothing else even comes close. Yes!
It might be neat if we have a little scuffle here over the merits of both tea and coffee. You guys fight it out. I'll be having a hard time connecting with you until Monday, although I might get a word in tomorrow. Be nice, now.
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