Over the years, I have really cut down on the amount of pop I drink. It’s probably only a can a week. Lauren of the Past would faint if she heard that number, but coffee is what has changed that. It’s cheaper, and (most likely) has fewer calories.
When I bought that little coffee maker, I didn’t know if I’d have a use for it, but it turns out that I do…..at 1:00 in the afternoon to make some instant coffee. I’ve stashed it in the dresser in the bathroom where we keep extra stuff for the kids.
I moved the ‘sheets’ to the ‘pillows’ drawer, and now I have the coffee maker, a bunch of coffee packets, a little jar of hot chocolate to improve the taste of the weird coffee, and a spoon.
After most of the children are asleep (a task in itself), I go into the dark bathroom, get everything ready, start the machine and then leave it alone. I shut the door because that little thing sounds like an asthmatic gnome while it’s making the hot water. Five minutes later, I stir up a cup o’ Joe and have five minutes of peace to myself before we all start to get up.