Thursday, September 26: Go to a coffee shop. Order a favorite drink. Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Or write about anything you'd like! Bonus points for including a photo from the coffee shop. I actually DID go for coffee this morning with a new work acquaintance and friend, but it seemed odd to take a photo (and non-photogenic, since it was in a to-go cup) so this is recycled from this past Monday morning.
My sister travels constantly for work and unfortunately for her/fortunately for me, had a delayed flight Sunday evening. So we had a sleepover, complete with tacos, margaritas and a DIY dessert bar.* And then we headed to my favorite coffee place, Zanzibar's, very early the next morning for one cappuccino and one latte and two egg sandwiches. The place had just opened, so it was warm, dimly lit, empty and quiet, save the sounds of clinking dishes and staff moving around. Though we only had 20 minutes before she had to catch her flight, we delighted over the raspberry jam, sipped our espresso, browsed the newspaper, laughed and enjoyed each other's company. I was so happy to have her there with me, even briefly, and sad to know I wouldn't see her again for a few weeks. Such is the emotional ebb and flow of living far away from loved ones.
Coffee dates are the best. So are sisters.
*What is a DIY dessert bar, you may ask? It's when you go to the grocery store, pick out 3-5 indulgent items, return home, change into pjs, settle into the couch and proceed to tackle all the deliciousness in front of you. Really, more people should do this. We demolished cookies and creme ice cream, chocolate covered raisins and a dark chocolate, caramel and sea salt candy bar. And we weren't a bit sorry about that fact.