Saturday, February 19, 2011

23 Day Old Coffee Books

Happy Saturday, everyone.

My favorite way to spend a Saturday morning is to have something comfy on, hair up, a good movie on and a cup of either hot chocolate or coffee.
This particular Saturday, I'm watching "Our Family Wedding" (I'm about 5 minutes in), drinking some mocha/hot chocolate, and wearing my boot slippers, tights, and a comfy sweater.

Ah...this IS the life.

I've never been much of a "bookie." I've never read too many books or been absolutely fascinated with studying anything. But...when you've got me inside a library- I could spend hours browsing the books, movies, search of something interesting. Something new.
I was at the library today and realized- I search row after row of books- looking generally at books that are at eye level- and have a neat cover. Yes, it's true. I'm one of THOSE people. I go into the library with no idea what I want to read- until I find the perfect cover. A cover that makes me want to see what's behind it...and actually, finish the book.
I will say, I've had pretty good luck with my book hunting method so far.
Today I picked two books. Best Friends by Martha Moody and Autumn Blue by Karen Harter. I'm not entirely sure what either are about... but they have sweet covers! :0)

I will be turning 23 on the 23rd of this month. My Golden Birthday.
I'm excited for it. Because let's be honest, who doesn't enjoy getting a card or a gift or a day that's just about...celebrating another year of your life? Although, up until I married Kyle I shared my birthday with my Uncle, only. Since joining the Svenson bunch I now share a birthday with my Sister-in-law and Nephew. It's fun :0)
As most birthdays after 21, I'm feeling a tinge of bitter-sweetness. I'm feeling like...."Wow, am I really THAT old?" And also like..."Wow, am I really ONLY turning 23?" I'm not sure how I feel about it.
For the first time in my life I'm hearing a small ticking noise. I think it's best known as, a biological clock? Yes, that's it. It's beginning now. You know...having children, buying a home, if I want to continue any schooling...etc. Not exactly in that order. :0) I'm learning more and more that time seems to speed- and I don't want to 'accidentally' reach 30 and not have at least one child.
Anyway, enough of that rant. Birthdays, woo!

I genuinely miss having coffee dates with my friends at local cafe's and coffee shops. Around here, there are no local coffee shops. Connecticut's idea of quaint coffee shops are: Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks.
So after getting over the fact that there are no cute little coffee shops with live music and unique drinks- I've fully embraced Starbucks.
To be more specific- in the Fall and Winter, a hot white chocolate mocha. And in the Spring and Summer, an iced white chocolate mocha. :0)
I enjoy day old coffee. I get a Venti, drink a fourth of it and then refridgerate the rest. The next day I grab my mug and fill it half with mocha and half with milk.
So. Good.
Gotta love day old Starbucks.

Alright. Drawing a blank.

Take Care!



Rachel said...

i just passed my golden birthday last june. i was 24 on the 24th. i normally don't get excited about birthdays, but for some reason i thought turning 24 on the 24th was really cool! and i feel extra old knowing my next birthday will be...2...5...eek!

i like starbucks mochas.

for me, time has been flying by since i got out of college. before i was always waiting for something. waiting for breaks, waiting for school to start again, waiting to graduate, waiting to get married. i'm not really waiting for anything anymore (well, except for my husband to graduate. but that doesn't seem to slow time any), and so time just zips by.

Elise said...

Wow! My hubby is turning 25 on the 25th of this month. So that means you both are 2 years and 2 days apart - which has no significance...but I recognized yea. I'm done now.

Happy early birthday.