Anyhow, getting back to why I should stay off coffee....instant that is. I have felt a bit cranky all day. Saturday I ran out of my regular coffee and so not that I 'needed' it but I do love my cup of coffee first thing in the morning with a couple of cookies. I suppose you could call me a creature of habit. When I reached for the bag, there was enough coffee for a thimbleful, so I reached into the cupboard as I remembered someone had recommended a certain brand of instant granules which I had purchased a couple of months before. It has been waiting for just such an event, me running out of my favorite brew.
It has been so long since I made instant that when I put one of the little sachets into the cup I looked at it for a moment and told myself that that certainly wasn't enough, so I added another and another and another and another. By the time I poured the hot water on top it looked like a black hole. Hubs came by and said, "Boy, that looks pretty strong stuff, are you sure that's wise?" I said, "It looks okay to me." Well, at four thirty a.m. in the morning my eyes were still wide open and as I had had that cup of coffee in the early part of the morning , I couldn't understand why it should be having this effect on me. I did wonder why I was hearing the buzzing of bees in my head for most of the day, and I was a bit of a motor-mouth. Last night I was still buzzed but I wound down enough to go to sleep around one a.m.
Today I was feeling a bit cranky and I'm a very patient person normally but as I analyzed how I was feeling, yes I was feeling downright cranky. Hopefully by tomorrow I will be smiling inside. I was smiling on the outside today but not really smiling on the inside. I do so love my cup of coffee in the morning. I just won't be using a shovel to fill my cup with instant next time I run out of my regular brew. No I refuse to drink decaf, I still get a buzz with decaf so what's the point?
I think I am a poster child for why a person shouldn't be drinking caffeine but I just love that one-and-only-cup of coffee in the morning and that is really why I have only one cup. Of course hubs keeps telling me I shouldn't be using the cup someone gave me years ago as a joke that says, "My 20 minute cup of coffee." It is a rather large one. All my coffee cups have been broken over the years but that one must be laced with cast iron. I've bounced that thing off the floor a few times and it hasn't even so much as chipped in ten years of using it.