So I LOVE my morning coffee. I love the smell of freshly ground beans, the process of boiling the water and pouring it over the beans, pushing the plunger down to reveal the rich dark brew, the ritual of it all. I usually try to restrict myself to one (large) mug but sometimes need two...like today. I use a french press - have for years. Grind my beans every morning - sometimes I'm sure to the dismay of my sleeping roomie on a Sunday morning.
But sometimes when on the road, my schedule gets disrupted and my coffee choices are limited. Like Thursday morning. I had a cup, in my truck but with my commute to the range only being 10 minutes and needing to hit the ground running as soon as I got there, I only ended up drinking a few sips.
Fast forward to my drive home. I battle 5 PM traffic in Houston - no joke for those that have done that - and about 7 PM start getting a headache. A bad one - right between my eyes. I take a bit of medicine thinking it was just the heat and the long day outside. Wrong! At about 8 I stop for a drink and bathroom break and suddenly I realize that it's from my lack of coffee that morning. At this point I am just about nauseous from the headache but drink my coke to alleviate the pain. As the caffeine permeates through me I feel better...ahhh feeding my addiction.
I'm sure it will be a while before I "forget" to get my morning fix but I'm sure it will happen again...and I will pay. And for all of you who think you can quit it any time you want - be it coffee, diet coke or whatever it is that gives you your "fix" - try quit it for 24 hours and see how you feel...I'm a total wimp and just succumb to the power it has over me.