Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A life without coffee is no life at all

I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee. ~Flash Rosenberg

The season of Lent begins tomorrow so, as usual, I spent last week frantically pouring over what I should give up for the next 40 days. After much thought, and maybe a few tears, I have decided to give up coffee and chocolate. There have probably been a few days lately where my love for chocolate has outweighed my love my for husband, which makes me wonder if it's a little out of control. I'm sure this is normal, but just for sanity sake, I feel I could probably benefit from a chocolate fast. I think I may use this time to perfect my sugar cookie baking abilities since my standard chocolate chip is clearly out the window.

Sadly I cannot bake things like this either. Doesn't it look delicious?

The decision to fast coffee as well is to remind me daily of this sacrifice. During the workweek, I easily drink 2-3 cups of coffee every morning, some days more. Giving this up will be an extremely difficult sacrifice that just won't be soothed by the Green Tea I'll be substituting in for the season. I like Green Tea, but somehow it seems like the junior varsity player to my varsity team of coffee. It's like coffee got put on the injured list and I had to call up a player from the minor leagues. They may fill the spot but they will never fill the void. Don't worry coffee, I will return to you one day. You will not be forgotten.

On the bright side, Chase has agreed to do this with me. I don't think he's as devestated about the coffee, despite his morning shot of mocha from the vending machine at work. Are you giving up anything for Lent?


juliebrunner said...

look at you go! giving up two things! :)

Chase said...

Do you want to give up carbonated beverages as well? (Maybe not adult carbonated beverages.)

Rachel K. said...

No problem giving up coffee...but chocolate would be hard.