There's a Bug in My Coffee - How I got my blog title

How in the world did I come up with THAT blog title?

Well, I’ve been sitting here in front of my computer for hours today. This is something I don’t usually get to do.

This day, being over 90 degrees and super high humidity, I’m feeling inspired to sit in my cool, air-conditioned basement writing for my new blog.  Jimmy, from ChicagoNow.com, and I even spent time tossing around ideas for blog titles and the direction I wanted to take this thing.

Grey-haired Momma’s blog was too old sounding (even though that’s exactly what I am). More Than Just a Mom didn’t fly, either. I didn’t want people to think my blog was solely about family life, parenting and such. I may be a stay-at-home mom, but there’s so much more to me than that.

I pondered and wondered. I wrote blog entries and saved them in MS Word until my site was up and running. I even made myself a nice, hot cup of coffee (it’s almost chilly in the basement – yes, I know I can go outside and warm up, but I’m feeling inspired and don’t want to miss this momentary opportunity).

I sent emails, I rebooted my computer to ensure that it was running at top speed and function. I WAS INSPIRED. I WANTED COFFEE!!!!

So, I picked up my mug, then stopped cold. Just before I took a sip, I realized I would no longer drink this nearly full cup.

There was a bug in my coffee. Dead. Floating. Gross. Eeeewwwwwww!!!!

This wasn’t just disappointing because I’m not fond of bugs; I use a k-cup machine to make my coffee, and darn it, dumping an entire cup of coffee is expensive!

Dang, I was mad, but the coffee got dumped. On top of it all, the bug was one of those nasty, disgusting little fliers you find in the TOILET. Barf-a-rooni. I even scrubbed the cup.

I don’t like wasting coffee, so much so that as the only coffee drinker in the house, my hubby bought me a Keurig for Christmas last year. Instead of making a pot, or half a pot at a time and dumping it when it got old or cold, I could make one hot, delicious, aromatic cup at a time.

I was so thrilled with the new “toy” that I didn’t sleep for three days. I had to try every single k-cup included with the machine, and I OD’d on caffeine a bit.

It took me a week to whittle the stock down to my favorites (and to come down from the caffeine buzz) – Nantucket Blend (Green Mountain), Daybreak (by Caribou), Caribou Blend (Caribou), and Donut Shop (The Coffee People).

I tossed in some creamer and raw sugar, and my coffee snobbery was complete. I was and am a very happy coffee drinker.

Well, of course, I needed to find the profound in the mundane, right?  What could possibly be profound about finding a bug in my coffee?

First, don’t get so distracted with the “busy-ness” of life that you miss the good stuff; drink your coffee while it's hot.

Second, how we feel about things and how we react to life’s trials or disappointments is a choice.  I was mildly upset that I had to dump my coffee, but so grateful for a quirky and uniquely “me” title for my blog.

Third, count your blessings where you find them, and to quote Joel Osteen, bloom where you are planted. Life is too short to be negative about the little stuff.

So, now, it’s off to the machine I go to make myself a new cup of coffee. Remember: always check your cup before you sip, there may just be a bug in your coffee, too.

Psalm 103:2-5    The Message (MSG)  A David Psalm

103 1-2 O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name! O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing!

3-5 He forgives your sins—every one. He heals your diseases—every one. He redeems you from hell—saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy—a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness—beauty eternal. He renews your youth—you’re always young in his presence.
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