We were a little sleepy around here this morning. I’m not going to lie – it was rough. I was feeling a little bit groggy.
So was Charlie.
Apparently last night when I was going to sleep, I thought at 9:00, it was really like 10:00. Welcome to November, Chelsey – you’re about four months behind. IN reality, it was really like 8:00, and I could not fall asleep. I may be lame and go to bed early, but not that early. Thankfully I had a good book to keep me company until I finally fell asleep around 10:30 (really like 9:30, not 11:30 like I thought as I was falling asleep).
You want to know what blew? Getting up at 4:25 this morning. Yeah, I did it. No, it was not fun. I’m pretty sure I “visualized how I would feel” if I worked out versus not working out for approximately 10 minutes before I rolled out of bed. By the way – it was really like 3:30 AM, not 5:30 AM. Stupid time change.
No amount of working out this morning could wake me up. I tried – I failed – I just. wanted. to. sleep.
Fortunately (or unfortunately) for me, I almost fell asleep on the way to work today. No, I’m not joking. That rarely happens, so when it does, I know I need a little somethin’ somethin’. When I got off the expressway, I weighed my options.
Option A: Survive the day as a lethargic lump, getting cranky with kids, and hating my life.
Option B: Get in the left hand turn lane and go through Starbuck’s drive-thru for an iced coffee, be happy and joyous on such a glorious Monday, love life more than physically possible because coffee is super delicious .
I just couldn’t say no.
I have quite the relationship with Starbuck’s. It’s always been a love/love relationship, rather than a love/hate relationship.
I try to love the stomachache coffee gives me. It doesn’t work.
However, if you follow my tweets (and you should – @cleaneatingchel ) you’ll know I bit the bullet and took the plunge this morning.
In one swift movement, I was turning into the Starbuck’s parking lot. Nathaniel took my order – he was very nice. Despite the busyness that Starbuck’s experiences at 7:30 in the morning, I was in and out of the drive-thru in three minutes flat (which is a good thing since I really didn’t have time to get one anyways).
I’ll let my tweets tell the rest of the story.
Best decision I have made in a long time. Have I fallen off the path and want to drink 1092309483104981 millions cups of coffee tomorrow? No. Actually, I don’t even want one tomorrow. But it was so darn good today. I think a cup every once in a while will be worth it for me.
Until next time Starbuck’s… until next time.
Despite the horrid results of a morning after Daylight Savings, it does result in a thing that is incredible.
No, not me – that was just for everyone who wanted to see the “after” from yesterday. Sorry though.. that was after a day of no washing and a zillion times of my greasy hands running through my hair.
The incredible thing is below.
That would be the sun – at 7:00 at night. It is now 7:10 and the sky is turning a beautiful pink and purple.
Spring is in the air, all of my SAD symptoms are slowly melting away (for realz), I had coffee this morning, and the Husband won the lottery today (a girl can dream, right?).
I can feel flip flops and bikinis already – and it feels good.
Question: What made your day especially incredible?