Need a Morning Cup of Coffee?

Dear Readers:
Biceps and I awaken WAY before the sun comes up. At about 4:50 a.m., my body and both kittens inform me that the alarm is coming in just a few minutes-due to the coffee pot clicking on and beginning its brew cycle. There is something you should know about me, my dear reader: I hate alarms, but I love coffee.

And I guess the term “hate” is not a good enough description when it comes to alarms. I detest them. I would love to live in a world where there are no alarms. Ever. Until the end of time.


I am a morning person, so you’d think I would love alarms. But, little known fact-I am also a night person. Basically, if I didn’t have to sleep, I wouldn’t.

However, that annoying little sound telling me what I have to do and when I have to do it just bugs me. I don’t agree with it. Not one bit.


The only thing that will immediately put me in a good mood after the abrupt alarm is the smell of lovely coffee brewing from a few feet away. Any other way you are ordered to wake up is just inhumane.

Mind you, I’ve eaten guinea pig brains. I’ve broken my arm in a foreign country and performed an entire sword fighting scene in a cast. I’ve had Taco Bell Nachos come back out of my body through the orifice of my nasal cavity. I know what it’s like to suffer.

But, mornings without coffee is mere torture and it’s just plain stupid to suffer that way.


This is what life looks like for me without coffee. Contemplative. Stressful. Full of anxiety-but, of course, still wearing cute shoes.


And this is me with a cup of coffee coursing through my veins, interacting with my brain stem, enriching my life. Comforting my cold hand with its warmth.

I don’t care if it has caffeine or not. I just need some dang hot coffee.

If you are anything like me-Good morning to all of you out there that have suffered through another alarm! I hope you’ve had your chance to make yourself a cup of coffee.

Love-Rebekah (as she sips her coffee)

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3 Responses to "Need a Morning Cup of Coffee?"

  1. Chris Poersch says:

    I’m not a morning person but I have had to be this week. Normally, because I really don’t have to anymore, I don’t bother getting up and at ’em until 9:30 or so. I may be out of bed sooner, but not at ’em. This week I have done Grandpa care, trying to get to the hospital between 7 and 8:30 in order to talk to the doctor on rounds…not always a success, but I tried. Then I stay to feed and help bathe him, doing a lot of things a daughter-in-law never thought of doing when joining a family. But none of it is embarrassing to either of us, amazing as that is to think about. I have to run down his new leg brace and find out why they won’t deliver to the hospital. I’m not happy with Mr. Brace Guy. We have family coming in for the weekend to visit with Grandpa, which means today I am leaving him to the nurses and M’s sister while I clean up around here and finish laundry that has been sort of halfway done the past couple of weeks. I told you all that as a preface to this: I got the Farberware stainless steel percolator out and made coffee this morning to keep me moving. Your description of waking up to the smell of it brewing just a short distance away is exactly precise. It is wonderful. I hope you have a great day!

    • Rebekah says:

      It sounds like you have plenty to do and your hands are very full. I think having a constant pot of coffee on is a good idea! Have fun this weekend with family!

  2. Bella says:

    Good morning! I’m not much of a morning person…well sometimes I am…I’m definitely a night person! I feel the same about sleep if I didn’t have to I wouldn’t either! I love the idea of a steaming cup of coffee in the morning, but I’ve got to admit I’m more of a tea person! The only time you’ll see me drinking coffee is after not having slept,after havingpartied all night (which just doesn’t happen anymore…ahh maturity why?) or when I need that little extra something to keep me going. When I drink coffee you can tell, it’s like when you give fizzy drinks to children! At work, I’ll be sitting down and all of a sudden the caffeine kicks in and my heart starts beating!!! Actually beating! I have a really slow heart rate….anyway! Sorry that was just a gush of information! I like how you are talking about mornings and coffee, it seems a boring topic when you first think of it, but the way you write it, it’s interesting and witty! I like that! I should probably get round to starting my own…I’ve been procrastinating…a lot! Take care, Bella


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