A cup of steaming hot coffee. Doesn’t a cup of coffee taste better on the weekend or over vacation? If you don’t drink coffee, replace it with your drink – hot tea, hot chocolate, orange juice, or a fancy coffee drink, which I don’t know the names of because I only drink regular, boring, old coffee. Yesterday, I drank a cup of coffee on the golf course – even better! I’m already on my second cup, and I haven’t had to chug down any of it. I haven’t spilled any on my shirt or pants because of drinking it on the run, and my coffee is hot from start to finish. I don’t believe that I have finished a cup of hot or warm coffee during a school weekday in years.
The cup of coffee is the perfect way to describe a hectic school day, which is every single day since September (honestly, it’s hectic even during a “normal” schedule). There are many days that I find my coffee sitting on a lab table at 2:55 PM with six gulps still left. The cream is beginning to curdle and swirl on the top of the coffee, and it is usually exactly how I feel after only two things or twenty went right over the last seven hours. Disgusting. Tired. Cold. As I walk out the door and throw the leftover contents of my coffee onto the school lawn, I imagine that I will drink a whole cup of coffee the next day. It never happens.
So, today, I slowly drink my coffee, and if it even begins to cool a degree or two, I put it in the microwave and warm it up because I have time.:) I enjoy every sip while I read/write/or finish a household chore. I have a few more days of relaxing “coffee mornings” until we go back to school, and I’m going to enjoy every single one. My goal in the last twelve weeks of the school year is to get through a cup of coffee during a busy school day. Dare to dream.:)