Monday, September 27, 2010

Rain, rain, rain

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.

After seeing my enormous grin, and something that was *obviously* picture worthy, my 2 year old added, "It's your Picey Latte, Mommy" (i.e. Pumpkin Spice Latte)

Boy, do I love these kids.


Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children said...

I don't drink coffee, but it's been raining here for the last 48 hours and I've been thinking about a Starbucks run myself! They really should do a study...

Very cute coffee/lego delivery!

Calvintage Jen said...

That is too cute and funny. Aren't kids the sweetest?

Rachael said...

Awww..your boys are so sweet. They definitely know what their mommy likes :) It's been raining here today too and I got to spend the morning with 3 other women having tea and brunch. Although a yummy Starbucks coffee sounds really good right now. Haven't found one around here yet.

Jack said...

Those are MY nephews. Sister. You have taught them well.

Kathryn said...

Thanks for your comments, Everyone. I admit we hit the Starbucks drive thru on the way home from Bible study today. The funny thing is that even the barista seemed confused with my request for a hot beverage, "excuse me, you wanted a HOT mocha?" Oh well. This is just the way a PNW gal does it in the South!!

Dolly said...

Aw I love it! So cute. That's my drink of choice too. Too bad it doesn't fit into my budget as often as I would like it. I tried an at home recipe and was severely disappointed. Yay for Fall and rain. I can't tell you how happy I am that I have experienced my last southern summer.

Tettelestai said...

that is adorable!!! when we were at bragg, we missed our midwest winter weather BIG TIME!!! don't hold your breath, but we had a good snow fall that shut down post for 3 days!! and we were the only people out in harnett county playing for hours in that few inches of snow, and loved it!!! i wish for you cooler weather and your boys are adorable!!


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