Sunday, September 6, 2015
Coffee Sugar No Cream
The past 2 days I have had crazy energy and for the life of me could not figure out why. What was so different? Somewhere in the late afternoon, it struck me what gave me so much energy, and get up and go, that I accomplished more than I thought I would. The past 2 days I did not put cream in my coffee. Not only did I not put cream in it, but I put one fourth teaspoon of vanilla extract in my coffee to give it flavor, since I had ran out of my flavored creamer.
Now I am a one cup of coffee a day drinker. Actually, you can't really recognize my cup of coffee. It looks like hot chocolate or tea and cream, because I put so much cream in it. I start with 4 creamers and from there add more depending on the size of the cup of coffee. I do this because you just don't know when you're going to get a bad tasting brew, so I'm safe if I smother whatever java is there with cream.
My day starts with this cup of coffee, that must be drunk before 1 pm each day, less I wake in the middle of the night staring at the ceiling wondering why I can't sleep. Yesterday started like any other day. Slippers on, relieve blatter, drink a cup of water, make coffee, kill it with cream and then drink it. Oh and I savor it. I find some isolated place and stare out a window or nature view and day dream about the day I want to have. It's the best ritual of the day.
Like I already mentioned, I had no cream. I had no milk. I didn't even have a can of evaporated milk. Nothing to make my coffee lovely. Well I knew it had to be sweet so I put 2 teaspoons of sugar in the cup before it was brewed. I wanted flavor and couldn't think of any way of giving flavor. I didn't have a packet of hot chocolate about. I sometimes mix one in my coffee if I run out of cream. That is when the idea of vanilla extract surfaced, and I went with it. It was so good yesterday, I did it again today. Well I didn't have any money to go get more cream, so it was the best idea I had.
I woke this Sunday morning at 6:30 am and by the time 8 am rolled around, my coffee was drunk, the weeks dishes were done and I started cooking my meals for the following week. I tried to nap around two thirty, but I couldnt even make myself sleepy, so I just got up. Finally, at 8:32 pm this evening I am feeling the need to lay down and sleep. But my brain is not foggy. If I wanted, I could push through the tiredness and keep going. How awesome is that?!
I am going to keep with this program. Tomorrow though I will try it without the vanilla extract as that can become an expensive substitute. I'll let you know how it all works out. I want to find out if cream in my sugar is what is making me sluggish, and if not putting it in will give me my energy back.