My Purse Gets More Attention Than I Do
I’ve had an on and off again love affair with coffee and caffeine. I fee like a cool kid walking around town with my cup, like everyone else, and it does seem to perk me up. The downside is that I don’t care for the taste and it’s an expensive habit. I know I could buy some mediocre coffee and sweeten it up and survive. When I do things, I am all in. I don’t want instant coffee.
I started drinking caffeine again in May – during the “Month of Lauren”. I think I had just come back from a trip and realized I needed a pick-me-up and the addiction kicked in again. Sometimes I do the green tea which is better because the caffeine release is gradual. When I had my first sip of coffee, I felt like I was drunk. I was texting my thoughts really quickly in “Laureinsm” speak such as, “YAYAYAYAYAY”!
In June, I was out west to visit my brother and his family, I had fancy espresso every morning. I’d hear the whirl of the machine (that I used to hate) and come running for my morning fix. The pretty milk frother was a wonderful touch. I added fat-free milk and a little cinnamon. I don’t do vanilla, caramel or mocha – because adding all of that calories and fat is counterproductive. But I digress.
Enter that purse, that object that gets more attention than I do. Years ago, my dachshund purse was given to me by sister-in-law! It’s the perfect size for the summer, so I started using it. I take it to the coffee shop and set it on the table (it stands by itself) and have instant conversations. I was at an art fair this weekend and all of the vendors loved it, except for purse makers. Imagine that?! But I digress, once again.
Let us take our focus away from the attention stealer and deal with my situation. My dilemma is do I invest in that delightful little machine that my brother’s family has and be dignified in my drinking and eventually save money because it’s about 65 cents a serving compared to the $4.00 I put down at a certain coffee place? Or do I just suck it up (or in this case, slurp it up) and collect my stars and enjoy my status as a gold member?
Surely this is just a phase and I will get off the caffeine again, right?! What do I do?!