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