Thursday, March 13, 2014
POST #13- Once in a while
I turn off the car and start to climb out.
But I can't. The weeks of testing get harder to swallow every year and this has been an energy draining, soul sucking week. The issues with my mom have been so hard. The constant worry about my boys, even though I know I am not supposed to worry about anything, have been so hard. I am so tired.
I climb back into the car. I need a treat.
Now I should insert here, I'm a single mom with two kids in college. I have to be super, super super careful with money. There isn't a lot of room for treats. In fact, most of the time, there's none. Most days I fill up my little red coffee cup at home and carry it with me to school. And it's fine.
But once in a while, a gal just needs a treat.
I head for Common Grounds, the neighborhood coffee house.
I buy myself a large coffee, with room for cream. Dump in a packet of the brown kind of sugar. Snap on a lid and head back to school in time for a 7:00 meeting.
Somehow, the boilers in the school did not get turned on this morning and the building is cold.
I am not.
I breathe in the rich coffee smell.
I hold the warm cup in my hands and then let that warmth slide down to my innards as I sip.
It tastes so good.
Once in while, a gal just needs a treat.