Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I need a coffee break

There are plastic drop clothes, paint cans, brushes and masking tape everywhere. My whole house is in disarray. My re-decorating goal is well underway. Here’s what my basement laundry room looked like a few days ago.

In the living room, the bookshelves that sit to the right of the fireplace have been cleaned off and moved into the dinning room. They have been primed and painted with 2 coats of paint. They are sitting in the dinning room with a fan pointed at them while they cure. The TV has been moved to a table in the corner of the room where the bookshelves used to sit. The TV cabinet has been pulled away from the wall, it’s doors removed and it has been primed and painted. The mantle has been stripped, sanded and stained. It waits to be sealed. The walls have been speckled with test patches of various paint colors while I make my final decisions. The kitchen island has been covered with wainscoting. The doors and drawer fronts have been removed, primed and painted. The island has also been primed and painted with 2 coats of paint. The door and drawer fronts are now sitting in the dinning room waiting to cure.

There is no time like the present to take a short coffee break. My love for coffee really developed when I was working full time and carrying a full load of credits in a specialized weekend program to finish my degree. So that meant that I worked 40 hours a week as a therapy assistant then had classes Friday evenings all day Saturday into the evening and then Sunday until late afternoon. Thank goodness I lived alone then. I lived on coffee and Doritos. The hubby and I were dating then and dates consisted of him cooking for me and then editing my papers and running test questions with me.

Anyway, back to my coffee break. Have you every woken up to the smell of coffee wafting up the steps? It’s such a nice inviting way to enter into your day. Or what about the smell from an afternoon brew. Either way, the smell takes me away even if it is to escape for 2 seconds. Then there is the feel of the warm mug in my hands. Soon after, I feel my shoulders drop and I start to relax. That first sip is the best. You feel it warming you from the inside. And lets not forget about the caffeine buzz that is right around the corner. That helps me with the sleep deprivation of being up with one of my 3 monkeys at some point through any given night. And gives me the boost to get a few extra chores done before the hubby gets home.
OK, got to run, I need a cup o’ Joe then I’m off to paint some more.
Here’s a little video for you to watch while you sip your coffee delight.


kyooty said...

I had never seen that scene, haha but I get it. for me it's thte tea. :)

Intense Guy said...

You are busy beaver - and at the rate you are going it will be all done by the weekend!

I make the coffe at work - the machine is upstairs and the scent comes down the stairs... its always pleasant. :)

amyt said...

I always drink my coffee in the morning and catch up on your blog! It is my favorite time of day.

Teaching Heart Mom said...

I love that alley clip... too funny!

You are going crazy gettin this all done. Can't wait to see it in person when it is done.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Man I miss that show! One of my favorite scenes.

Man someone makes you coffee? The only way I smell it in the morning if I make it before hand.

Look at you go, you rock as always!