Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

This week’s photo challenge asks us to share our first activity of the day.  Since photos of using the bathroom and taking meds are respectively disgusting and boring, I”ll start with “Good Morning” rituals #3 and #4: brewing a Keurig (I suffer from K-cup obsession!) and stepping outside to greet the day!  As a transplanted northerner, you have NO IDEA how good it feels to do this year round without benefit of long underwear/heavy clothes! 🙄 only slightly exaggerating, here! 🙄

Today, I was met by Super Cosmos at peak bloom…and height!  It’s not often you stand under a flower and look up through a lens:

Super Cosmos, 10/8/13

The largest one topped out at 8’2″!!!l

Super Cosmos full plant view, 10/8/13

On especially pretty days, I forego the K-cup and say Good Morning to the Seaside Grille, instead:

Seaside Grille at Jaycee Beach, 9/21/13and then I return to my favorite chair, in my favorite spot: Good Morning Jaycee Beach

Jaycee Beach, Vero Beach, 10/05/13

Sometimes I step outside and see the unusual:

Rainbow, 9/17/13 8:12am, Vero Beach

A rainbow in the western sky at 8:12am! Sept. 17 was a very Good Morning, indeed!

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Until next time….

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Welcome to my K-cup Obsession!

Remember how excited I was when my Keurig machine arrived? 🙂 That moment pales in comparison to the GREAT DEAL I got on 82 K-cups from Keurig.com and how thrilled I was when they came today!

So many K-cups and not enough time!

Coffee is more hobby than beverage to me.  I love experimenting with different beans and researching how it is brewed and served in other countries.   When I have time, there’s nothing quite like grinding a quality coffee bean and plunging it through a French Press.

Lately though, I’m all about uncovering the best deals on the most unusual K-cup varieties.

K-cups, 9/25/13

I’ve never seen Mexican or Honduran K-cups around here, but then again Vero Beach isn’t Boston or NYC.  😉  Perhaps where you live, they’re as common as Folgers!

FYI, I just tried the Bali Samsara and break out the band band . This is one superior cup of coffee: bold and smooth with chocolatey undertones, yet no bitterness! Definitely will look for this one again!

My rule of thumb when buying K-cups (in retail outlets or online) is never spend more than .50 per unit and NEVER subscribe to coffee loyalty clubs or automatic reorder programs.  Instead, I keep an eye peeled for groupons/coupons/deals and almost always finagle free shipping. Since losing my house up north and starting over down here, I’ve become a very savvy consumer.  (Someday I’ll tell you how I turned Diet Coke rewards points into Omaha Steaks!)

And now I’m off to “make a Keurig” (as my kids and I say 😉 ), and check on the seeds I planted a few days ago!   It’s been raining prodigiously: I hope they haven’t flooded out of their containers!

Until next time……

Coffee Most Important Meal of the Day