Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Coffee Break!

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With a blog named Homeschool Coffee Break, I thought it made sense to do a feature post on Coffee. Yes, I've done that before, but it's been awhile. So grab a cup of coffee (or tea, or whatever - I'm drinking coffee right now, as you probably have guessed) and let's enjoy the break together.

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Coffee and I have a long-standing relationship. I don't remember how old I was when I first started drinking coffee, but it was an established part of my life by the time I was in high school. I had a small group of friends that whiled away many hours together in a local restaurant that had good pie and good coffee with free refills. I settled in with another little group of friends that regularly went out for coffee and conversation during college. Lifelong friendships developed over numerous cups of coffee. And one of the college friends that enjoyed those evening coffee breaks became my husband!

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Visits to his family included spending time at the family business, and we could count on someone bringing coffees from Tim Horton's whenever we were there. After we moved to the US, we missed our Tim Horton's coffees, and made sure to enjoy plenty of it whenever we visited Canada, and to bring some ground coffee back so we could have a taste of Canada at home. We were quick to notice when a few Tim Horton's coffee shops started to open in New York state, and they became a regular stop on the drive home for a visit.

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Coffee has achieved the status of a love language in our family too! There was some controversy as to the magic age at which we'd allow our oldest to drink coffee, but the standard was set at 13 years old, and we have managed to turn that first official cup of coffee on the thirteenth birthday into quite a ceremony.  The joke has been that our kids get their first cup of coffee instead of a bar mitzvah! It is a celebration of coming of age, and drinking coffee together is an act of solidarity and a declaration of our unity as a family. No, really. Coffee is one of the things that does bring the family together!

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This was NOT my thirteenth birthday, but it
was a birthday!
So here I am at my blog, Homeschool Coffee Break, and the reason for the name is obvious, right? My standard excuse for being at the computer reading or writing blog posts or interacting on message boards was that I was "on my coffee break" so that became the name of the blog.

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I also was writing little reviews of books I read and some other things that weren't really related to homeschooling, so I set up a second blog, and named it Just A Second. After all, when I'm caught up in a book or a blog and somebody tries to get my attention, chances are I will holler "just a second!" And I'm always up for a second (or third, or fourth...) cup of coffee.

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How do you like your coffee? Or do you have a different beverage of choice? Leave a comment and let me know!

In a 2012 version of alphabet themed posts, I shared C is for . . . Coffee and of course, this post is linked at the current Blogging Through the Alphabet, hosted by Cristi at Through the Calm and Through the Storm and Meg at Adventures with Jude. This week participating bloggers are featuring the letter C.

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Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post about such a "simple" (but IMPORTANT) item = coffee. Thank you for sharing!

Brittney said...

I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. The kids always buy him a fun new coffee mug and k-cups every Christmas now.

Unknown said...

I don't drink coffee personally, (the only person in my family who doesn't) but I love the way it smells when brewing. We are in "Tim Horton's" country here in NY with a Timmy's on every other block, it seems. My family loves them.

~a homemaker said...

I'm taking a coffee break right now :) I'm currently liking Chestnut Praline topped with whipped cream.

Thank you for the okay to enjoy this brief moment!

Cristi said...

I drinks lots of coffee. Actually, our whole family does. My oldest daughter started when she was only a toddler. She begged for a sip of my cappuccino and I figured she'd just sip the whipped milk off the top. Oops. She finished it off for me.

Tess said...

Someday my friend, I hope we can sit and chat face to face over a cup or two of coffee! I love the idea of ritual first cup of coffee. I love coffee. Usually with just lots of half and half but for treats I do like flavors.

Meg Falciani said...

I adore coffee. I started drinking it when I was a senior in high school, and haven't looked back. Instant human - just add coffee!

Kym said...

Thanks to all of you for spending part of your coffee break with me! How fun it would be if we could get together face to face!

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