Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I HEART Starbucks

Good morning, my lovelies! I have just dropped Little Diva off at her third go-around with playschool (one half-day per week). The first time, absolutely no tears. The second time, a tear and then she discovered the sensory table. This time, lip out and tears posed to fall. The teachers scooped her up and told me to SCRAM (nicely) and that she'd be OK. I know she will be, and I certainly am! The highlight of my "mommy down-time" is the stop for coffee/chai on the way home. YAY! I am currently enjoying the delight that is a raspberry mocha, non-fat, on ice. Oh, and a side of "reduced-fat" banana chocolate chip coffee cake, which is surprisingly decadent for being "reduced-fat." All of which I will shove down my throat until I want to puke from the corn-syrupy over-goodness.

I must say that if there was a mom-and-pop coffee haunt on the way home, I would certainly stop there instead of Starbucks. However, in the spirit of big-box store greediness, Starbucks has stolen another piece of corner Americana. Damn The Man. And yet, I am a sucker. Perhaps I will deviate from the routine and head to Wired Coffee (a mom-and-popper) next time. I couldn't today as I was not carrying the absolutely necessary cell phone, and needed to go home and retrieve it. Before setting foot back in the abode, coffee was a necessity. Starbucks was merely a convenience today.

Which brings me to another point... what the hell do I do with my time off? After my 2 1/2 year term as Executive Nose Wiper, I am at a loss as to the perfect use for my time while Little Diva is at school. Last week, I ended up going to the grocery store and sitting on the phone with a computer tech. I will NEVER do that again. Any suggestions for ways to piss my time away are welcome.

Happy Tuesday to you all!!!

7 comments:

bananafana said...

um . . . i have a house you could clean. no? don't want to take me up on that? hmmmm . . . imagine that. I'm stumped

mom of the year said...

What did we do before kids? Hmmmm. It wasn't THAT long ago, was it???

bananafana said...

not that long ago . . . I think we just drank a lot. surely that is a hobby we can get back into

Erica said...

So, what did you do with your free time?

mom of the year said...

Erica: I didn't really do much at all! After the Starbucks run, I threw in a load of laundry (which I still have yet to finish), wrote some poetry, hung out online, and daydreamed for a while. It was great! I highly recommend the daydreaming. Thanks for asking!!!

Tessie said...

Ugg, my Reader is FUBAR, I just got this. Well, your free time is long gone by now, eh?

Starbucks has me by the shorthairs too. Sigh. I loved the Raspberry Mocha for summer but I'll be on the Pumpkin Spice Lattes soon.

Kiwi said...

Nothing will compare to Christmas and Peppermint Mocha--happiest thing on EARTH!