It’s the Little Things in Life

It’s the little things in life people. We all know my love for coffee goes deep but then at Christmas, my sweet baby boy passed on some coffee that had been given to him by a friend. Now this was no ordinary coffee… no people it was SNICKERDOODLE flavored coffee!! I am not sure I can impress upon you how truly amazing this stuff is. It smells and tastes of the perfect mix of cinnamon, sugar and that warm buttery flavor of fresh baked cookies. But to top that off… you put just a little bit of Sweet Cream creamer in it and that’s it… I’m done… off to the land of bliss.

If you told me there would be something come along that would make me look forward to getting out of bed in the freezing cold, I would have laughed in your face. I am a well-documented non-morning person. (I’m pretty certain it’s even in the Library of Congress- Wendy Reeve: non-morning person) But I’ve found it and people, it is good stuff.

Bad news? Oh come on you knew life had to have a kink in it… this particular coffee came from out of state… way out of state. Like not even a border state of a border state. I can’t even drive there and get more… well I guess I could drive there… over a few days. Hmmmm… who’s up for a road trip??

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The Love of My Life

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My husband is one of the most amazing people in the world (and I’m not just saying that because Christmas is coming and I don’t have a job.) No, Tim is really one of those rare people who are truly kind, always loving and full of grace. He lives life with a song in his heart and on his lips. Which I cannot fully appreciate since he starts singing first thing in the morning (I’m not fully human until after 9:00am… ok 10:00am!) Tim truly embodies the practice of putting other first and is hands down one of the greatest listeners in the world. He is an amazing husband, father, educator and friend.

Now don’t misunderstand me, he’s far from perfect. I mean, he is a hoarder like no other! Just last night we discussed WHY he wanted to keep twenty-six empty prescription bottles…yes, twenty-six!!! His reason? Just in case we need something to keeps safety pins in or if we travel and need something to put all our pills in (yes, the TSA would just LOVE that!!) And don’t even get me started on the nails, screws and bolts on his work bench. Let’s just say if there is ever a shortage, you people know where to come!

He’s also one of those people who I describe as having “wheels on his butt” meaning that he cannot sit still! You give me a book, I’m not moving for hours unless there is a federal emergency. Tim? Yeah, he can barely sit still for twenty minutes. Other than taking our kids to Disney movies, I can truly count on one hand the number of times Tim and I have gone to the theater to see a movie. Our first movie together was “Field of Dreams” in 1989 and it was our only movie in a theater until well after we moved to Augusta in 1999. The few other movies that we have seen in a theater were movies with other couples and, truth be told, he only went then because of peer pressure.

Yes, I am married to the most amazing man in the world and I don’t tell him that nearly often enough. I mean who else would put up with a wife who wanted to “retire” just a year before having two sons in college and two years before having all three sons in college? Only one man friends, and that man I am proud to say is my husband or more accurately the love of my life!