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SoCS – Too much coffee and being ‘fussy’!

Do you want to guess what happens to me when I have too much coffee? Yup… wired and jittery until it wears off. I used to be able to live off continual coffee, with sides of cola etc. Not any more. There’s nothing worse than getting to the end of the day, tired and ready to sleep, but too wired to actually fall asleep until around 3am! Mr D hates it too. I disturb him with my continual wriggling in an effort to get comfy.

The type of wiring he does like me to take care of is the spaghetti that links the TV to the satellite receiver, DVD player and X-Box. I am a self-confessed labeller. I label each cable, taking photos of everything in situ before we move stuff. Once the kit is relocated, all I have to do is refer to my images and labelled wiring and before you know it, I have the whole system set up and working (yes working first time) without losing patience and calling in an expert. The Dean family laugh at me for being so fussy but I know how much of a lather everyone would be in if the TV system went on the blink after being moved. Let them call it fussy. I call it self-preservation!

And to finish off this short SoCS post, my all-time favourite Glen Campbell track, Wichita Lineman. Look out for the line – “I hear you singing in the wires…”


As usual, my thanks go to Linda G Hill for hosting this weekend prompt. Please visit her site for the low-down on taking part. Go on, you know you want to!

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For the love of coffee…

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My morning routine (or habit, depending on how you look at it) consist of one or two hits of the snooze button, a controlled pilates move to get me into the upright position without jiggering a muscle or two and a few yoga stretches before I hit the shower room. Once suitably attired the next task is to feed the pup to get her out from underneath my feet. While she’s snarfing/vacuuming her kibble, the very important task of the day needs attending to – setting up the coffee machine.

To me there’s nothing better than the smell of percolating coffee, not to mention the jump-start I get from my morning cuppa. The only blot on the horizon is palpitations. In my younger years I consumed enough coffee every day to jump-start a jumbo jet without feeling any the worse for it. Nowadays even the second cuppa will trigger the feeling that I’ve just outrun Usain Bolt!

I don’t want to change my morning routine/habit… a bad day with coffee is still better than a good day without it. So how do I get round this? I need the caffeine hit, just smaller. After much experimentation I think I’ve found the answer… a 2:1 blend of rich roasted coffee and decaf coffee, enough of a kick-start to the day without the unwanted jittery stuff.

What morning routine get’s you set up for the day?

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday Eve

Cath xx