Today I walked into Wegmans and the first thing I smelled was the coffee. It was a cold, raw day. I was tired. On the drive over I thought about stopping at The Soulful Cup for a latte.
In my mind I saw myself standing at the counter, ordering a latte, not to go, but in a big cup with a saucer.
In my mind I took my cup to the back room, settled into a comfy chair among the books and the people working on their laptops.
And then taking a sip.
Savoring the flavor, the aroma, the warmth of this heavenly elixir cradled in my cupped hands.
My naturopath Jennifer said last week: “Go 2 more weeks.” (without coffee)
This has been really hard. It has now been 32 days since I’ve had a cup. After the first 10 days, I thought I was through the worst of it.
And I am, really. On most days, I am really, totally O-Kay.
But not today. Today I felt like an addict.
I really needed something to perk me up and comfort me.
I told myself I was ridiculous. This was not cocaine, after all; this was a freaking cup of coffee. Innocuous. Legal. And according to some research, really good for you. A health food, almost. Practically medicine.
I wanted a milky cup of warmth that would boost my energy and my mood. Hell, I would have settled for a nice Americano, I didn’t need the milk. But in my coffee fantasy, I saw the latte art, and it had me craving.
Who would know if I snuck into Soulful for a cup? I didn’t have to tell G or Jennifer. What would be so bad about having a cup of coffee on a shitty cold day in April?
I did not make the right onto Market St and go to Soulful, but went straight to Wegmans.
The coffee kiosk is right inside the front doors. And even though the coffee there is far inferior to Soulful, and the barista is a complete nitwit, and slow, and there is no inviting place to sit, so I would end up sipping as I shopped, still, I was sorely tempted.
As I tooled around the Nature’s Marketplace section picking up my spelt bread and my wild caught tuna fish, I almost cart crashed a couple holding big coffee cups.
Really. Who would know?
On my way out, I thought of the 30 minute ride home, the boring chore of unloading groceries, and felt no energy. I could get a cup to go and sip it as I drove home listening to my James Altucher podcast. By the time I pulled into my driveway I would be all perked up and ready for the tasks ahead.
Who would know?
Me. I would know.
2 more weeks. Good god. How am I ever going to make it?