Wednesday, September 21, 2011

No Coffee!

I write this while enjoying my morning cup of coffee.  Yesterday was rough and today is shaping up to be quite busy, but this cup of coffee sure is soothing.  I like mine in a big mug that I can wrap my hands around.  Hot coffee makes you pause.  You have to take slow sips which is a great little break in the hectic morning routine.

A tried to give up coffee for Lent one year.  I figured that Lent is close to spring and the weather would be getting warmer.  Coffee wouldn't be impossible to give up for Lent.  Well, it wasn't impossible.... However, I don't think that I will be doing that again without my husband giving it up with me.  Smelling his coffee brewing the morning was a bit much.  I'm pretty sure that he doesn't want me to give up coffee again either! 

With all the allergies we deal with in this house, so far there is no coffee allergy.  However, I must mention that coffee allergies are out there and real!  For those allergic individuals, their immune system will react to the proteins found in coffee beans, the caffeine, or even cross contamination issues from the processing and packaging.  This can cause reactions similar to other food allergies such as hives, wheezing, and stomach cramps, to name a few.

Giving up coffee is definitely a kryptonite idea for me.  However, I would be willing to forgo that morning cup o' joe if sitting with a friend that was allergic.  Even the smell of coffee can set someone off that is highly sensitive. 

Well, my coffee cup is empty now.  Time to start tackling the day!

1 comment:

  1. Did I really brew coffee when you gave it up? Sorry! I'm right with you on how nice it is to warm up to a cup. It is comforting and calming and can really be a stress reliever at work.