It’s a COFFEE!!!! kind of day.

Despite staying up til three this morning, I was awake and out of bed at 8:00 AM, feeling energized and eager to face the day. I dressed quickly, and escorted the dogs, who made mad circles around my feet as I walked, to the back door. We were greeted by cold air, and colder rain, but that didn’t phase us. Well, it didn’t phase me or Cleo. Zorro stuck his nose out the door, saw his Chihuahua breath filling the air and fled back to bed.

Cleo raced around in the wetness for a while, while I puttered about the house. I prepped the coffee maker to have coffee ready for me at 9:30, popped upstairs to burn some kicky music to disc and do a quick search (unsuccessful) for non-ear-bud type headphones for the RIO, and then zipped on a windbreaker and pulled on a pair of gloves. I had energy and high-power tunes, and even the rain wasn’t going to prevent me from taking a walk.

Cleo opted to rejoin Zorro, and Fuzzy, in the bed, but that was fine with me because when she comes on walks I end up having major hip-pain from the force of her tugging. (Hard to believe the power 22 pounds of mutt is capable of exerting.)

So, I walked, nearly danced, for about forty minutes, in the light rain, returning home to find a warm house and hot COFFEE!!! (I haven’t had any in a week or two, so the capitals and exclamation points are obligatory). It’s so nice when technology works – the COFFEE!!! was the perfect temperature, and all I had to do was transfer it to a lighthouse mug, add milk and equal and bounce back up to my office. But the COFFEE!!! said that it was lonely, so we paused on the way, and I grabbed some yoghurt as well.

(An aside: I’m told that the ‘h’ in yoghurt is optional these days. I like the ‘h’. I think when you spell yoghurt with an ‘h’ it seems more, well, yoghurty.)

So, I’ve been bouncing and bopping around all day, sometimes listening to the radio, or cd’s, and sometimes listening to the soundtrack inside my head.

I pointed out to Fuzzy that it’s been almost a month since I last visited $tarbuck$, and he offered to pop over with me later this evening, but, tempted as I am, and as much as today, with the cold and the rain, and my mood, simply screams COFFEE!!!, I’m going to skip it.

Instead, later, I’m going to build a fire, and pop something interesting into the DVD player, and drag Fuzzy away from his computer for a few hours.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll remember to set the timer so that tomorrow when I get up, I’ll be greeted by COFFEE!!!