Waking up is always a mix of excitement and sadness, first thought is, why can’t I just sleep in but seconds later my brain registers …Coffee Time.
Every day that is the routine, wake, coffee, school run, gym/swim, coffee, housework, lunch, School run, dinner, T.V, Bed. When you look at it written down, the monotony seems to grab hold. The thing is, every day is different, appointments come up, interviews, post office runs, ALDI has its new items on Wednesdays. Not to mention it may be sunny or it could be cloudy, this can certainly make my coffee consumption increase, cold days are coffee heaven
So today included swimming, and since I have managed to lose 1 flipper I have had to actually swim a little more. You see there is something nice about doing a handful of laps with flippers, it’s a brief moment that allows you to feel that you could potentially be the next successful Olympic swimmer, the water sluices over you like it would Thorpe in a gold medal race and it takes next to no time at all to do a lap. Mind you, I am by no means a good swimmer, I actually learned my techniques from YouTube videos and in true me form I then had to buy all the correct items to do the Speedo Training Routine. Yep that’s right I have the bag, the flippers, goggles, pull buoy, hand fins, kick board, polyester cap and yep…Aqua beats, because I have to have music to swim with, strange as it sounds, it calms my breathing (and its really cool to listen to music and swim…Right?). I may look the part, but the reality is vastly different. I have to say that I watch all the daily swimmers that do lap after lap after lap and then there’s me, kitted out and doing slow turtle laps but looking professional, I then tell myself that I am here just like they are and I am worthy of the lane time.
That’s the other thing, this whole lane deal at the local pool, I have a moment of anxiety as I look into the pool at lane availability, you don’t want to use the lap lane, you want to use the slow lane, but you don’t want to have to share a lane if its busy, and then you race to the end and pull out all the swimming paraphernalia and hope that you look serious enough that your lane is left alone while you put my earplugs in and cap on to listen to your classical music selection. (Normal behaviour I’m sure)
Once I’ve done a kilometre, Coffee…do you see the recurring daily theme?
I want you to all understand one thing about my love of coffee. Not only do I love Coffee because the taste is a direct kiss from God, I also find coffee to be social. I have lived for the last 8+ months on my own, other than work I didn’t have a social life, and my way of being around people was to go to McDonalds and have a coffee amongst the morning crowd, and although I may not have known anyone, I grew to know the staff and for that 30 minutes every morning I felt less alone and I felt I belonged. So coffee is my happy place, it makes me smile to think I can sit at our local Zaraffas and the girls know me by name and for the time it takes to drink that coffee I belong somewhere.
For all my fellow coffee lovers, Cheers to you all and tomorrow when I have my first hit of caffeine I will think of you and smile.
Till Then…Smile and Breathe Deeply