How to Make Coffee and Change the World
There are many things I love about Medical Teams International, but I shall start with the most important.
These people do not kid around when they make coffee.
For sooth, when the folks who work at Medical Teams International make coffee, they do it like every last one of them is a sleep-deprived mother of five. It’s strong, it’s opaque, you can eat it with a fork, and it will keep your heart revved … Continue Reading “How to Make Coffee and Change the World”
Grandma Mabel’s Banana Bread
Greg’s grandma Mabel made a mean banana bread. Which is nothing compared to her accomplishment of raising 5 children to adulthood and only once forgetting a child at a gas station. But, since I don’t have her recipe for raising children, you’re stuck with banana bread. Sorry. I assure you, my disappointment in the trade-off is greater than yours.
Passed from mother-in-law to daughter-in-law for three generations, this, the best banana bread I’ve ever had, … Continue Reading “Grandma Mabel’s Banana Bread”
Vacation Schadenfreude: The Drive Home
“Can you wait 5 more minutes ’til we get to a rest stop? Then you can pee.”
“I can’t wait! I’m going to DIE!”
“Surely, you’re not going to DIE.”
“I AM! I am going to DIE. It’s an emergency, I tell you. I have to go NOW NOW NOW.”
“You know what, Mom?” my daughter replied. “If it’s that bad, maybe you shouldn’t order such a big coffee next time.”
“I PROMISE I won’t. … Continue Reading “Vacation Schadenfreude: The Drive Home”
Caffeine: Strong, Dark, and Yes, Please
Today is Day 8 of Single Parenting.
And today is the day I’m doubling my daily caffeine intake.
I love you, caffeine.
Several years ago, I cut caffeine out of my diet entirely. I felt so self-righteous.
“Do you want some coffee, Beth?”
“No, thank you. I don’t drink caffeine. It’s poison, you know.”
I don’t really know if caffeine is poison. I just felt much more self-righteous saying that as if … Continue Reading “Caffeine: Strong, Dark, and Yes, Please”