I’ll accept this as a vacation. Instead of fretting over the fact I’m not able to get my work done, I’ll look at this as an opportunity to rest, relax, and prepare for when I can get back to work. By accepting this is a vacation I’ll enjoy myself and do things I’d normally put off.

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Perfect Cup of Espresso

Perfect cup of espresso

If you’re like me, the only thing you appreciate more than reading is an excellent cup of coffee or tea. I start my day with an espresso while afternoons are for tea. I will note that when I curl up with a great book, I prefer a cup a tea to coffee. For some reason coffee doesn’t relax me into the world I’m reading the way tea will. It took me several years to transition from drip coffee to French press, and ultimately espresso. But it was worth it. As you can see the general trend has been less volume, stronger flavor, and more prep time with each method. The major reason I swear by espresso as the only way to drink coffee in the morning, is the ritual of making it. It’s a way to start my day almost like a meditation, but better because there’s caffeine at the […]

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