I've been craving hot coffee this week. I'm wanting Fall to arrive and to revel in the goodness of a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha. Yet this wonderful Southern state that I live in just can't seem to turn the Autumn weather on. It's still 90 degrees most days and while the trees are starting to turn color, it's hard to justify a trip to Starbucks for hot coffee.
But.. it's been raining for the last 24 hours, and Starbucks is becoming almost irresistible.
Perhaps I sound a bit crazy, but there is a reason that Starbucks Coffee originated in the beautiful, wet, Pacific Northwest (which happens to be where I grew up).
And that reason is: RAIN.
There is something about the rain that makes you want to grab a good book and a steaming mug of authentic coffee... and just relax in the safety and warmth of your home. No wonder Seattle, in it's 226 overcast days a year, has a coffee shop on every corner. Starbucks Coffee owner, you're a genius.
So anyway, I've been craving coffee big time.
Last night I had a dream that this piping hot Pumpkin Spice Latte was waiting for me in the kitchen
But this morning when I got up, it wasn't. In fact, all that was waiting for me was a sink full of dirty dishes. Arg.
However, later on today, as the rain continued to pour, my "older" boys (2 and 4 years) began playing "Delivery Man." This is a game in which they pretend to drive a big delivery truck and bring special treats to people. Usually the boys are Ice Cream delivery men and they "deliver" different toys that second as ice cream cones.
I think my 4 year old knew that rain means Starbucks though, because amidst all his other important deliveries (what a busy morning!) he came running into the room, shouting, "Mom, I have your Starbucks delivery!"
So I took a picture.
Boy, do I love these kids.