Sexy Nerd is away on a business trip, which means making the morning coffee fell to me. He'll be home today and not a moment too soon. Grinding the beans, measuring the water, changing the filter, all before I've had any caffeine...that's what I have a husband for! I poured a packet of liquid creamer and some Torani Salted Caramel syrup into a mug, added my finally-brewed coffee, and sat down for a speedy breakfast before running off to work. I mentally checked off the things I need to take care of before Sexy Nerd gets home.
The house is still a mess, the dogs need to be fed, the tortoises need their humidifier water replaced, (oh, by the way, Sexy Nerd has an aquarium of tortoises now) today is my last day to get to Smith's and Albertsons before their specials change...
My first sip of coffee wasn't what I'd been expecting. I had brewed the weakest cup ever, tasting of nothing but watered down cream and sugar. If there had been another cup of coffee around, it would have laughed at it. Looking at the dishwater beige liquid in front of me, I realized my mistake.
I had never added my freshly-ground beans to the coffee maker.
It's going to be a loooong day.