I am 37 years old and have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember (decaf for the last 8 or 10 years, but that still counts). Every morning I put the water and coffee grounds in my coffee pot and turn it on....then wait to enjoy my first cup. Nothing extraordinary, just an every day morning. But occasionally, like today, my husband will make my coffee and brew it before I get to the kitchen. On those mornings I am transported back to when I was a child and spent the night at my Grandparents house. The smell of coffee brewing ALWAYS takes me back to their house.....with my Grandmom smiling and cheerfully saying "Good Morning". My Grandfather usually had coffee breath too. Not that that is a bad thing. I don't quite understand why I don't get those "flashbacks" when I make the coffee.....only when I catch a whiff when someone else has brewed the pot. Weird, I know.
I am not very close to my Grandmom and Grandfather.....and they live in FL now so I haven't seen them in years. Even as I child I wasn't that close to them....not like the closeness I share with Poppop. But I still love them....and love my coffee flashbacks. Do you have any memories that are associated with particular smells? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Yesterday I had outpatient surgery. Everything went well...actually a little better than expected. The worst thing is that I am not supposed to go up any stairs for a week. We live in a split lever house so this is posing a lot of problems. But hubby got me all set up with a small refrigerator and food for the kiddos.....and he will be home from work before 3. So I think it will all work out. I am in a serious Fibromyalgia Flare which is making everything worse. But I have found out that if I stay under a heating blanket I don't hurt nearly as bad. I have been sweating and wishing it was cooler, but if it helps the pain then I gotta do it. Thanks again for all the prayers. I know they are helping me and I appreciate all of them.