Team, we’re on vacation. We’re back in Miami but this time we’re at my husband’s place in Coconut Grove. And yes, it’s EXTREMELY weird to say the sentence, “my husband’s place”. These kinds of trips, trips back to a city you used to live in, are always a mixed back. You spend so much time running around trying to see everyone and the chances of me disappointing someone on this trip is/was quite great. It’s a pretty awesome problem though; the problem of having so many loved ones and not enough time to see them.
When we moved from Miami to LA, I honestly thought we’d never head back. It’s a lot less expensive and less chaotic for my husband to do the traveling to LA than for me and the 2 1/2 year-old kiddo to be traveling to Miami. But, the hubby got a gig reading the Torah on a few shabbatot (multiple shabbats) at the Coconut Grove Chabad and as payment, the Chabad bought us tickets to come out to see him. It’s a pretty sweet deal. Part of the negotiation though was I was not gonna head back to LA with a jetlagged toddler without some help. We get back on Tuesday and I go right back to work on Wednesday. Parenting a toddler is exhausting. Parenting a toddler alone and working as a school counselor is EXTREMELY exhausting. As a result, my morning coffee consumption has gone from 1 cup everyone morning to 2 cups. I’m officially a 2 cup of coffee lady. My love and, let’s face it, addiction to coffee is deep and it is real. I’m a monster when I don’t get my coffee. It’s shocking how rapidly I change from she-beast to relatively pleasant person after even one gulp of coffee. As a result of this new change in coffee-drinking status, I bring you a post dedicated ENTIRELY to coffee. I’ve got coffee everything. There are smoothies, brownies, salad, fudge, homemade creamers, and, of course, drinks! I hope you find something you like!