Never have I felt as old as I do today. Tomorrow I suspect I shall feel even older. One day older to be exact. My joints will be stiffer, my muscles limper. My gums gummier, my boobs lower, my blood pressure higher. My hair is getting lighter while my age spots darken. And my nose... 'my cute little Okinawan nose' as Dickidoo used to affectionately call it.. is getting bigger. I miss hearing that silly little endearment but I imagine Dickidoo has already considered the consequences should he ever say 'my cute big fat Okinawan nose' and therefore has chosen wisely not to say anything at all.
I was just recently reminded why it is so important to use the toilet before making a pot of coffee. Actually it was just a few minutes ago. I had to use the bathroom but decided to make a fresh pot of coffee before hand so that it would be waiting for me when I had finished my duties. Let me tell you it was pure torture filling the carafe (that's what they call it... carafe) with fresh tap water and then taking it over to the Bunn-Omatic Brew-Omatic and pouring all the water into the reservoir. By that point I was doing an all out disco potty dance. Thank goodness for panty liners. Oh, you laugh all you want but Carefree is a lady's best friend once she hits my age! I also discovered that given the right... motivation... I can still run, and quite fast at that! Woo hoo! Go me!
Despite my discomfort and almost bad timing, my plan worked out in the end and the perfect pot of hot fresh aromatic coffee awaited me following the race to theThrone Room. Let me tell you about this coffee. I splurged at Christmas and bought a few of those little fancy packs of booze flavored coffees... I think they cost a buck a piece. I got one of each... Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, Carolans Irish Creme and Frangelico. I sniffed the Frangelico flavored grounds before I put them in the drip basket and was disappointed by the normal coffee scent it gave off. Once the coffee began brewing though the air was filled with the heavenly aroma of hazelnut. Ahhhhhhhhhh! I love mornings like this. Not even the stupid snow that just started falling is going to bum me out now, because I have my Frangelico coffee and I leave for Hawaii in 3 weeks!