Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coffee, Wine, and Sweat

No matter the morning, my schedule, or what’s happening in my life, every single morning starts with coffee.

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About a year ago, Parrish and I dedicated ourselves to using reusable Keurig cups instead of disposable ones, and I’ve really enjoyed filling our mugs with tasty Fair Trade coffees from One World Market. Our current cup: Equal Exchange Congo Coffee

Most mornings that one cup will last for my entire day. Other mornings…

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a SUPER TALL vanilla latte is needed.

Yesterday started great. I had my morning coffee on the way to Pure Barre. After Pure Barre I changed at work and attempted a selfie in my new favorite shirt:

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Yeah…bathroom selfies are not my strength. But how cute is that shirt?!

As I dove in to my email at work, I quickly became bogged down. A few more work disasters, and it seemed absolutely NECESSARY to have a second cup of caffeine.

I wish I could say that work improved, but I pretty much felt overwhelmed the entire day. I hate days like that, but it can’t be easy every day. Do you have days like that? I wasn’t grumpy – or mad – or sad. I just couldn’t seem to get out from underneath the mountain.

Needless to say, after two cups of coffee and a tough workload, I needed a little bit of extra winding down time last night before bed. Luckily I had my favorite chocolate on hand:

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Yep. Alter Eco Dark Coconut Toffee: Creamy Chocolate with crunchy, buttery bits of toffee and a hint of coconut – I dare you to eat just one square. It’s impossible!

I paired the chocolate with a new to me Pinot Noir Rose:

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and felt the day just fade away.

At least…until I woke up this morning!

Since I have a Board Meeting tonight, I’m heading to the gym this morning. A good sweat session should help with work stress!

Happy Tuesday!


Anonymous said...

Ah coffee, I can't start my day without it either. That chocolate and rose look amazing! What a great way to end a stressful day.

Tiffany said...

I see that Durham has a tornado warning. Please stay safe!