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I’m a busy mom. I have five teenagers, I work from home, run two blogs and the list just goes on and on. Quite frankly, my day is stressful! And I have VERY little time for myself!
Sometimes I need a mom pick me up. This usually comes in the form of coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. And often a friend.
To start my day nearly every morning of the week about 7am, I make myself a steaming hot cup of coffee (McCafé pods are my favorite!) and wait for the phone to ring. Wait, what? Yes. I wait for the phone to ring.
My best friend and I have been commuting to work together and sharing coffee almost every weekday morning (I say almost because there are definitely exceptions and of course weekends we don’t) for a few years now. We have been friends since senior year of high school and over 23 years later, we are still going strong! We have not been commuting together that long however. We started that after her husband died unexpectedly, and left her a widow under 40!
Although we did it before that too which is evidenced in this lovely screen shot of a FB post from 2011 where I had actually gone MIA for a week or two (or three perhaps).
….or this one that makes me smile.
I think we discovered that life is too precious, and too short to not do it. It’s just part of our daily life, and I actually have rougher days without her in them.
Now, my commute doesn’t require me to leave my house, but hers does. So we talk for the 45 minute drive she makes each day, sharing our lives, whats going on, what crazy things have happened in the past 24 hours (she has five kids too!) because both of our lives are full of crazy things. Honestly, it helps to de-stress. And sometimes she gets stuck in traffic and I get her for longer, but I’m also the dispatch center looking up the traffic for her so she can figure out why the highway is so slow or whatever. It’s seriously a morning ritual and there are days she doesn’t go into work and my morning is never as complete as it is when she calls.
Recently I discovered McCafé pods and these are the PERFECT addition to my morning routine. Takes less than a minute for a piping hot, fresh cup of coffee that tastes great and allows me to place my focus on Cyndi rather than on brewing coffee.
We found it at Walmart!
I wanted to try to find the new McCafé pods, so off to Walmart I headed and guess what? I found it! It was the day it came out, so not only did we find the pods, but we also got to attend a demo!
We attended a Demo!
We had so much fun attending the Demo at our local Walmart so we could try out the new McCafé pods. My daughter and I LOVED the coffee which is made from 100% Arabica Beans and harvested from the rich soils and mountainous regions of the foremost coffee-growing areas of the world, making it deliciously flavorful and a premium coffee to boot! There are 8 flavors to choose from so there are lots of options which I think is great, because I like to change things up a bit from day to day. Plus, it’s available in premium bags and coffee pods! A very flexible brand indeed!
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I’ve shared how I de-stress with you. I’d love to hear how you de-stress from your busy day! Leave me a comment!