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Days 19 & 20 – good night and good morning

November 20, 2013


It was arctic outside and it was dark and my finger tips felt like frosted twigs and I heard a man cry out “A warm bed – all I want is a warm bed for the night. Is that too much to ask?

And I don’t know if he was talking to the voices in his head or if it was a plea to God or if it was a message pointed directly at me to remind me that, even on my shitty days, things could be shittier. Things could always be shittier.


Dear coffee,

I don’t know what I would have done without you this past week. Thanks for doing that magical thing you do.

(I know my dear husband would say “It’s not magic darling, it’s caffeine”, but don’t listen to him, he’s a non believer.)

I love you.



5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2013 11:43 pm

    I’ve had to start laying off of the coffee. I’m taking a cue from my children and am turning my sights towards hot tea. Yes though, everything could be shittier. I had a lesson on that yesterday myself.

  2. November 21, 2013 12:21 am

    I get that. Coffee is saving me from being a shut in. I regularly force myself out of the house to take the 25min walk to old town so I can sit in the window of a warm café coveting a perfect, hot cappuccino while I watch the locals stroll by, the old stone buildings reminding me of the centuries of history and the beauty around me…
    (And they let me bring my dog inside. 🙂 )

  3. November 21, 2013 1:19 pm

    Oh, yes. Shittier. It is a great reminder, because yesterday…yeah. Yesterday. But today is a brand new day and the sky is still dark, but the sun is making everything glow a little. I am hoping to take on some of that glow myself. And guess what?! I don’t like coffee, but Dr. Pepper has magic too!!! (Thank all that is holy.)

  4. November 21, 2013 3:33 pm

    Seriously. I don’t know what has been hanging out in the universe but shitty has been the prevailing wind all week. But…it could ALWAYS be shittier. Yes it could. And coffee? I am only allowed a little bit a few times a week because it makes me SUPER SUPER BOUNCY AND LOUD AND STUFF BECAUSE I’M VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE MAGIC. But oooh it’s fun.

  5. Alison permalink
    November 22, 2013 1:07 am

    Almost every single morning I say “Thank God for coffee”. And I would like to be able to give that man a nice hot water bottle so that he could have a warm bed for the night. Although I wonder if I’d have to supply the mattress too. hmmm

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