I must confess something to you all. I’m afraid I may have slacked a bit in the café touring this past month. Truth be told, I only went out for coffee twice, both times at Starbucks (and it was the drive-thru), but that’s not to say I didn’t consume my fair share of coffee for the month of May.
Sometimes the best cup of coffee is the one made in your own home.
I’ve spent many mornings and afternoons standing on our back deck in solitude, listening to the birds sing, soaking in the quiet, feeling the sunshine on my skin… and all of it is heavenly. Having spent the last 8 1/2 years living the city life in Chicago and chugging my coffee as I go-go-go to the next place and the next place and the next, I often dreamt of one day having my own grass… a tree in my backyard… sweet bird songs to enjoy… and a slower pace in which I could sip on coffee at that same rate, all in the comfort of my own space… in yoga pants. And now that I have all of those things – some days the last thing I want to do is drive to sit down in a noisy coffee shop or café.
I may not have a fancy coffee maker, or mugs that match, or interesting art on the wall; instead I have a collection of my favorite coffee mugs, a coffee maker that takes its time to brew, and the only tip of the day is the one I find in His word, which is full of great tips by the way 😉
Since Oooj is still getting used to his big, fenced-in backyard (being a former city dog, he’s still not sure what to do with it), sometimes I’ll stand outside with him while he runs around and I can take my first gulps of caffeine without anyone else around.
I can drink my coffee with cozy socks on, or no socks at all, with a dimly lit lamp the only light of the early morning hours, watching the news or doing something I rarely make time for – book reading or novel day-dreaming.
So while it may not be Paris, I’ll tell you right now that my home, backyard, and cozy bed will always be a few of my favorites places to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, heavy cream.
Once a month, my sweet friend Nelle from Simply Love and I come together to share some of our favorite moments from some of our favorite cafés and coffee shops. Our hope is that you will join us too, on the last Friday of each month, by linking up to share a few of your own personal favorite spots from your own town or travels.