Coffee. Coffeecoffeecoffee. Coffee.

Coffee. Coffeecoffeecoffee. Coffee.

My alarm went off today at 5am as it usually does. I remember seeing my phone, thinking that I was still super tired and that the night when by too quickly. The next thing I knew, I heard my son getting up and coming into my room at 6:30. I overslept by 90 minutes.

And sure, I’m always super tired and super whiny about it, so you’re probably thinking that me sleeping is a good thing but I had so much to dooooooooo. (I can whine about anything, just so you know.)

I usually have two cups of coffee before I get in the shower at 6:30. Today I had exactly zero cups of coffee before getting in the shower. My shower took extra long because I couldn’t remember what to do because I DID NOT HAVE ANY COFFEE.

I had coffee waiting for me after the shower, which I downed before leaving the house at 7:30. That’s the absolute latest I can leave and still make it to work on time. But because I was under-caffeinated, that hour I had to get ready to leave for work was a disaster. I got tinted face cream in my hair. I almost forgot to brush my teeth. I couldn’t find socks. I did manage to make my to-go cup of coffee for my drive to the office though, so that was good.

Except when I was about a block from my house, I reached for the coffee and it wasn’t there. So I had to go all the way around the block, run into the house and get the coffee, in heels no less. (Note that I drove around the block. I only had to walk from the car to the house in the heels but come on. I was soooooo tiiiiiiiired. *whining*)

By the time I got back on the road, it was almost 7:40 which meant the traffic had time to build up. I got to the office five minutes late. I hate being late.

I finished the last few sips of my on-the-way-to-work coffee, then headed to the office kitchen to make another cup of coffee. There was no half and half. That’s when I remembered that I bought an extra soy creamer to bring to the office so I’d have it in case no one bought half and half over the weekend. Do you know where that creamer was? In my fridge. At home. There was skim milk in the office fridge, but skim milk is gross.  Someone ended up fetching me a cup from the outside world so thankfully I didn’t have to die from lack of coffee.

I’m relieved to be working from home tomorrow. We have about a gallon of half and half and soy creamer and about 60 coffee pods.

Hopefully that will be enough.

This is yeah write’s nomo writing challenge Day 9.

9 Responses to “Coffee. Coffeecoffeecoffee. Coffee.”

  1. Average Jane says:

    Coffee is necessary for life. The end.

  2. ellenbehm says:

    Not having coffee can be dangerous.

  3. katydidknot says:

    Soda is my caffeine delivery method of choice, but I can relate entirely.

    I mean, something like turning on the shower – shouldn’t muscle memory handle that? I really shouldn’t have to be fully conscious to manage that, but I can still mess it up without caffeine.

    • michellelongo says:

      You would think that I could shower in my sleep – which is basically what I was doing – but apparently I cannot. I couldn’t figure out if I needed to wash my hair, then I washed myself all out of order so I couldn’t remember what I did. I think I washed my face twice. It was all so confusing.

  4. Meg says:

    Oh, Michelle. I don’t know if 60 pods is enough.

    • michellelongo says:

      We have a can of Trader Joe’s beans and we have the hotel coffee (it’s a canister filled with all the pouches of coffee packets we have pilfered from hotel rooms. It’s disgusting but it’s there in case of emergency). And I think we have 3 Folger’s instant bags. And tea. :)

  5. Stacie says:

    Mmmm coffee. I hope you are well into your 60 coffee pods by now (7:09am). Happy working from home day!

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