These past few months (and especially recently) have been a whirlwind between the Sous Pug, the 9to9, family issues, etc. More and more, I’ve started to live by the Ferris Bueller mantra:
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller
Who knew that, over 20 years later, an offhand quote in an 80s flick would make so much sense to us now in this crazy busy world. I mean, everyone is on their phones, iPads, computers – working is not just 9to5, it’s much more than that. We’re running from Point A to Point B, sometimes forgetting to stop at Point D and everyone is on the go, constantly. Don’t even get me started on the craziness of the holiday season. We are often so busy giving of ourselves to others that we don’t take care of ourselves – even if it’s for five minutes. I can tell you that since the Sous Pug has gotten sick, “me time” has taken a backseat – between vet appointments, glucose tests, pill cocktails and his home cooked diet – it’s exhausting.
When I can’t recharge my batteries, I turn into a shrew from the utter bowels of hell so I’ve made it a priority to take a few minutes for myself daily away from the phone and the computer. One of my favorite things to do is to grab a cup of coffee, a good cookbook and leaf through it – getting inspiration for future posts & dishes, learning about new ingredients and techniques and while I do enjoy the occasional novel or Jen Lancaster book, it’s cookbooks that take up every inch of my bookshelves and I won’t tell you how many that are on my iPad. Coffee and I have had this torrid love affair ever since I can remember – I remember swiping my dad’s coffee when I was little, my mom always had an ice coffee at the ready and, when I was old enough to drive, I would run to the local Dunkin’ and get my own. However, I can’t make coffee to save my life. I’ve tried – valiantly – had a few “non-swill” moments with some coffee from the Italian Market but no matter what I did, it still came out tasting like cop coffee – horrid!
One vital kitchen tool that helps me recharge: my Keurig Vue. I swear – out of the kitchen items I bought this year, this has to be one of my favorites. No more “cop coffee” in this household and I have been making less visits to the local coffeehouse. I have a number of coffee pods that I enjoy but some of my favorites are from the Cafe Escapes line, especially the Cafe Caramel (perfect for my caramel macchiato cravings) and the Dark Cocoa in the evenings. Sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon (and a dash of tequila if you are so inclined) and you can escape to a corner of the room, curl up with a good (cook)book and just relax.
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Everyone deserves a few minutes for themselves, don’t you think? How do you #IndulgeAnytime?
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.
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