Sunday, January 13, 2013

Home Alone

When my husband is away I tend to sleep diagonally across the bed with my head on my side and my legs sprawling over onto his side. Or I shift my whole body into the middle of the mattress — the place where there's a hump between the two valleys our bodies have created over the years. I have to set my phone alarm to make sure I get up — cause Chris always wakes me. I reheat leftover coffee or (like today) go without — cause Chris always makes the coffee and brings me a cup.   Though I only drink one cup of coffee every day (really only 2/3 of a mug, the rest is milk) I really need that cup. If I've gone through the leftover coffee (I have) and it's the second morning without, I'll start to get a headache.

I know you're thinking, "Why doesn't she just make a pot of coffee?" Well, I'm not very good at making coffee.  I'm good at a lot of things, but making coffee isn't one of them. I've tried. It seems simple.  It's just water and ground coffee.  But the measurements matter!  There's a secret somewhere no one's telling me!  Just because you put water to the 6-cup measure on the carafe, doesn't mean it's six cups of water! Or that you put six measures of coffee.  OR that those little scoops are all the same size.  I found out that we have three of those little plastic scoops but they're not the same size.  Geez. Why make it difficult?

I know you're now thinking one of two things: Starbucks. Keurig.  

Not up for getting dressed and driving anywhere for coffee — don't understand it.  I never buy coffee out. NEVER — unless it's for Chris.  I realize I'm in the minority.  And there's something about making a cup at a time that doesn't sit well with me.  But I think that's what I'll do tomorrow when I get to work.

Lucky for me — my husband is coming home tomorrow night and I won't feel so all alone on that mattress.


  1. Hi Denise,
    Hope you had a lovely day, even without your husband...Your tribe loves you with or without your husband or coffee...Don't forget that!

  2. Wonderful rituals of togetherness and solitude! Love you (and miss you!). WK