A few years ago I quit drinking coffee, because I am a very high strung person and I thought ditching caffeine would help me relax. I don't know if that helped, but I no longer rely on it to function, so I consider that a win. But, I've been a barista for most of my food service career, and my husband works for a large local roaster (ahem ^^) and so, we're a coffee family. We have a coffee tree in our windowsill (a housewarming gift from Alia and Jason) and I'm finding myself drinking coffee more often these days. OR MAYBE IT'S JUST BECAUSE IT'S STILL SO GODDAMN DREARY HERE, I AM TRYING NOT TO GO ALL SYLVIA PLATH ON EVERYONE.
I know I'm always BOO HOO CRYBABIES, THE WEATHER ISN'T THAT BAD! I like rain! It's nice! Scarves are cute! Forget everything I said. Nonstop rain (okay, like 3 or 4 days of random sun breaks stuck in there) through June can S my D.
I'm paranoid about my plants, but so far the tomatoes aren't dead yet (knock on wood) and the peas really like it.
And finally, an obligatory kitchen progress shot. We are SO CLOSE.
It looks so much better than I even imagined it would. It feels weird (wrong?) to have a brand new shiny kitchen because I've never owned anything this NICE before. Is this being a grown-up? Paying bills and working and being stressed out about shit isn't fun, but I guess I can hang with it if it means I get a new kitchen out of the deal.
START MAKING BETS ON THE FIRST THING I'M GONNA COOK! (I'm leaning towards roasting a chicken, but I might just end up poaching some eggs for breakfast as the first thing.)