In preparation for giving up all-things-heated-above-102-degrees, I have been drinking less coffee.
If you are a coffee drinker, I know what you're going to ask and...
No, I have not tried making coffee with water heated to 102 degrees, although I have thought about it. First I have to buy a decent food thermometer.
**Ah CRAP, my daughter just reminded her that I can't have coffee at all because the beans are roasted! aaaaaaaaaagh! why does she have to be such a smarty pants? (that's what I get for teaching her how to read)
I have been leaving coffee to the days when I did not get enough sleep (I am a child when it comes to bedtime) and have to get behind the wheel early, and on days when I don't need it I just haven't been drinking it.
BUT, here is the big but (OK the BIG butt is in my chair, but by Easter it will be a MUCH smaller butt), I LOVE coffee as a comfort food, and today I just WANTED some. I didn't need the caffeine, I just WAAAAANTED some! I tried to resist, in preparation for The Big Fast, but it did not take long for me to just say "F it" and warm myself up a cup of yummy Costa Rican coffee with milk, sugar and vanilla! :)
Have I told you we go visit my family in Costa Rica once a year and we bring our coffee from there, so it's the REAL thing and it is not bitter or anything?
.... O My Lord!
(and that's not blasphemy, I really am invoking the name of God)
this fast is going to SUCK!!!!!!!