One thing hasn’t changed since lock-down began a number of weeks ago.
I still wake up to the ritual of making, and sipping, my first cup of coffee. Every single day.
No matter how horrible my sleep might have been, or alternately how well I slept, that first cup is my one enduring love. 💗
I typically have a maximum of three cups throughout the morning. Since I am an early riser, mornings span across several hours. I enjoy all my cups, of course, but that first one is my favorite. 😉
But of course it is not all happy happy joy joy.
These days, every scoop of coffee incites a stark reminder how the current supply chain might possibly, slowly dwindle. How borders, theoretically open to accommodate the essential supply chain parade, is at the mercy of an orange ape when he deems it’s time for a meltdown.
It also feeds into my conscious at how those countries who grow coffee beans may or may not understand the urgency of protecting against the virus. Do they? I don’t know, I haven’t researched this. But I do worry that some of these communities may end up getting sick and inadvertently spread it through their villages…
Sorry for the down-turn in perspective here. (Not sorry.)
I’m not trying to be pessimistic sitting here in my heated house with my family and my health. And food. And toilet paper… 🙄
I’m a pragmatist. I know instinctively that we have do adjust how we lived before, away from the waste and the fluff and the endless me-me-me mentality.
Some people turn inward. Some turn to their faith. Some, unfortunately, stay in denial hoping they can just keep doing what they were doing without any regard toward the greater good. Or with an eye toward the vulnerable, confused, helpless and sick.
What I’m saying is, that first cup of coffee is a bittersweet luxury I am still enjoying right now. I am however anticipating price hikes of imported goods coming at some point in the not too distant future.
This, unfortunately, has already begun.
Now…are you interested in the homeschooling events going on in this house? Or the adventures we have experienced involving guinea pigs and cats?
Also, today marks the first day of online classroom teaching for my kids, and only one kid is up and ready to go at 9 am…you wanna hear about that?
Brace yourselves WP readers. I am about to unleash a flurry of posts on you.