Wednesday, November 08, 2006


You may wonder why I'm screaming "COFFEE!"

I discovered it's God-given purpose this morning.

Last night was election night, and I was at the courthouse until 11:00 p.m. to wait for the results, so I could put them on our website and send out the email push.

That was after I worked all day, took Little AM to get her glasses (see picture below), covered a city alderman meeting, took Little AM to her soccer awards night, put her to bed, and then went back to work - at 9:00 p.m.

After getting home at nearly 11:30, I was pretty beat. Then to have to get ready for bed, and settle down, well, it was pretty late when I went to sleep. The alarm was not a welcome sound at 6:30 a.m.

I got up and put my pants in the dryer to de-wrinkle (and de-damp, because the Laundry Fairy didn't make an appearance until 9:00 p.m. last night and my pants weren't quite dry), and made myself a cup of strong coffee.

Now, I don't drink much java. I'm more of a hot tea girl. But I do drink it occasionally, and my mom got me one of those nifty pod coffee makers for Christmas last year. I made it black this morning, with the addition of a packet of sugar free hot chocolate for a slight mocha touch. I didn't realize that this was what coffee was made for! I'm afraid I could become addicted, one of those people who isn't "awake" until her first cup. Like my mother. For whom my dad and I waited in line for an hour once when we had an ice storm and only one place in town had power to make a cup.

So, back to the glasses. She keeps saying she looks silly, but I think she's just getting used to the sight of herself in specs. The optometrist gave her a cute little case that looks like a pink purse, but no lens cleaning cloth, so we'll have to get one of those. She went to Ms. Kim's today with firm instructions about the proper care of her new spectacles.

She says everything is bigger, which I don't get, but then again, I'm nearsighted, not farsighted. Last night as we were driving to awards night, it was like she was seeing Senatobia for the first time. I guess they really will help her.

She has another appointment in a month to see how she's doing. I really, really hope she doesn't have to get the other half of the prescription filled, because I really, really don't want to have to pay for another pair so soon!

(Oh, and I tried to get a picture at the awards night, but the event really wasn't conducive to good photography. It was fun though - the teams marched in one by one, and the pastor in charge said stuff like "They're here tonight, but not to sell insurance - THE GECKOS!" They also played loud clips from several songs, like "Who Let the Dogs Out." All the kids got a nice backpack, and some got other door prizes. Anna Marie was upset that her name didn't get called for a prize, but, such is life.)


Amanda said...

Can't wait to see her in the glasses. She hasn't known what she's been missing all these years without them.

Melissa said...

I know. I'm kinda getting that feeling now.

On a sad note, our boys in blue (well, they were playing at home, so I guess they were in white) in Memphis lost again last night. Boo hoo!

Jolene George said...

I don't drink coffee, but I so LOVE the smell of it. When my grandson was in the NICU I would slowly walk past the coffee post and deeply good!
You tell her I think she looks adorable in her glasses.

Lissete said...

Oh my, you had a loooongg day. I'm not a coffe drinker either. My morning coffee is a Diet Coke! But I really love Java Chip Frappuccinos! Go figure! But at about 800 calories a pop, I rarely indulge.

The glasses look great on her. She'll get used to them soon, then never want to take them off. Just an FYI: I just bought little lens cleaning kits at the $1 spot @ Target. They were at 75% off.

Melissa said...

Thanks girls - I'll pass along your compliments!

And thanks for the heads up Lissete. We don't have a Target in our town, but my husband and mother are both working near one today so I may get one of them to stop in!

Anonymous said...

i as well am a Diet Coke girl...and with my recent discovery of powdered lime, yummmmmmmmm.

Miss AM looks like a big girl. i know you don't want to hear that, but she is just as cute as a bug's ear with those specs!

Melissa said...

I think it makes her look more like a "big kid" too. And she said that her babysitter's little boy (he's 4.5 and wants to marry her when they grow up!) said she looks pretty.

I wonder if his mom told him to say that?