Follow by Email

Thursday, February 24, 2011

No Coffee, No Booze. No Bud. Is The World Coming To An End?

It's been a weird week.  My work schedule and after work activities this week have left me Bud-less since Sunday.  I will finally get to see him tomorrow night.  It's a good thing I have a picture of him to remind me what he looks like.  Saturday I work all day, and he's out of town for some hunting event.  So no Bud again on Saturday.  Perfect for me to hit the gym after work and then go home and read.

I haven't had a cup of coffee since Monday morning.  This is huge for me, since I usually drink 3-4 cups a day.  No mochas from our cafe at work, no McDonald's coffee, no pot of coffee at home.  I have been drinking tea instead, and haven't had any headaches, which usually accompany no coffee.  We'll see how long I  can keep the coffee away.  We're getting snow and more snow/sleet/stuff on Sunday, and that usually makes me want to drink coffee and hunker down.  Must replenish the tea!  It's going fast.  I will say it's a lot easier to drink tea because of all of the flavor choices!  I am an old fashioned coffee drinker--just milk and no sugar, thank you.  The craziest I get is a mocha.  I do like herbal teas, especially peppermint.  It does make the stomach feel better.

I also haven't had any wine or beer since Sunday!  Really, I'm not a boozer at all.  I'll have a glass of wine or half a beer during the week. And if I'm having lunch with C-Joy at the Londoner, I'll have a pint of cider.  Since I knew Bud wouldn't be over all week, it made it easy to not have anything.  Haven't missed it at all.  

I failed to exercise yesterday.  I took my bag to work with me, intending on leaving work last night and going to the gym.  This was stupid of me, since I left work at 8pm and promptly went home and got in bed.  The idea seemed good at noon, when I went to work, was awake, and thought that I would feel the same way later on that night.  I always think getting up at 4:30 am to go to the gym will be a piece of cake, until the alarm goes off, and I can't get up.  It is easier in the summer, I will admit.    

Tonight is Tai Chi.  I am having a heck of a time getting the moves down.  I even made a video of our teacher and have played it at home, trying to get the hang of it.  I have to make a decision today if I'm going to continue, since this is our last class and I have to sign up and pay for the next sessions tonight.  I'd like to continue, since I know this will benefit me down the road.  I don't want to quit, but at the same time, I'm afraid I will get further behind.  It is tough only having one class a week.  Arrgh!  I'll let you know what happens later on.  

See what no coffee does for me?  A very toned down Sue.


  1. You guys don't live together? I didn't know that! I have only had one cup of coffee this year and I don't really miss it. Today my boss came in carrying a cup though and the steam smelled fantastic. :)

  2. I may break down and have a cup this weekend. But that's better than every day!

    Bud has his own house, and I have mine. His parents live with him, because his dad is in a wheelchair and he helps his Mom when she needs help. They moved in with him shortly after I met Bud.

    When we met, we both had houses, so we've never lived together!

  3. Poor Sue!!!!!!! I love how you just keep truckin along with or without Bud, with or without beer, with or without coffee! Keep up on the Tai Chi darlin... you'll get it!

  4. Tonight's Tai Chi went much better--we got a crucial part down after going over and over it. I will keep working on it! I signed up for another month, so hopefully I'm improve.

    If not, I may be having a very cold beer :)

  5. Glad you signed on for more Tai Chi. I always wanted to learn but it's a little too late now. I'm lucky I can just get up from the couch without uttering every cuss word I know. (and that's more than a few...)

    I only drink 2 cups of coffee a day, but I still think I'd do terribly if I tried to give it up. I do like tea... Just not the "good kind". Give me a steaming cup of Irish Breakfast and I'm a happy girl.

    Might not be around for a while, but I'll be back. Keep on doing the great work you're doing. It may not seem like it's happening fast enough, but it is.

    Take Care,


Did you know comments taste like chocolate mousse? I looooove chocolate mousse--leave a comment and feed me.