Reasons to savour that bean

Reasons to savour that bean

ccby  tico_24 

Most of the things we enjoy eating and drinking often turn out to be not that good for us. In the past, coffee has often had negative associations with things like caffeine dependence, for example. However, for anyone who likes a few cups of coffee during the day, there’s good news. Coffee may actually be good for your health!

Recent research has shown that drinking a cup of coffee will provide you with more antioxidants than a cup of green tea – and for those of us who can’t stand drinking bitter green tea that will make welcome reading. According to researchers at the Harvard Public School of Health, the antioxidants in coffee can actually help to improve your frame of mind as they release happy hormones like serotonin into your bloodstream. So much so that the researchers estimated men and women drinking more than two cups of coffee a day were 50% less likely to think about suicide than those that didn’t.

And there’s also been research that suggests that drinking coffee can help to reduce your chances of developing liver cirrhosis, something that is usually caused by drinking too much alcohol. That’s not to say, of course, that you can drink to excess and guarantee that you’ll neutralise the effects of alcohol on your liver. Everything in moderation, as the old saying goes.

So, if you’re drinking more coffee for the benefit of your health, it’s a great idea to widen the choice of blends that you drink at home. Caffe Cagliari now sells alternatives to Nespresso capsules which can be used in a Nespresso machine.

And next time anyone suggests that you drink too much coffee you can tell them just a couple of the reasons why drinking coffee might in fact be doing you good.

Getting in all of the End of Summer Sleep Overs

My daughter is blessed in that everyone loves her and wants to sleep over or have her sleep over. That means once the end of Summer break comes she starts scrambling to get in all of her last minute sleep over plans.

It’s sad for me that she sleeps at people’s houses, because she is already gone so much with her Dad so it seems I barely see her and during the school year I see her even less. I am happy that she loves life so fully though, so I guess I will just continue to cherish the time we have together.

Usually when it’s a friend they sleep over here, rarely does Ki spend a night at a friends house when she is at her Mama’s house. I just am the fun popcorn making, movie time sleep over type Mama. I assume that makes it easy for Ki and her friends to want to sleep here.

For now, my daughter is getting ready to go sleep at her Great Gram’s and she will attempt to make friends with the horses, sheep and goats. My daughter loves animals and loves her Grena dearly so this will be a great sleep over night for her.

Meanwhile I am home with the double trouble team, tomorrow Aj turns 7 years old and he is spending alone time with his Daddy tomorrow as a way to  make him feel special on his special day! What a busy couple of weeks to end out Summer break, it’s going to be a blast but if I disappear that is why …. I am busy making sure the last couple of weeks of Summer go out with a BANG (in a good way)!

Friendship – Always There Even when Apart

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Being a friend does not mean smothering each other with each waking moment of existence. Honestly if you are a parent who is able to smother yourself with anything but taking care of your kids during the day, I applaud you because you are a much more multi-tasking person than I.  There will be times when you have gone and angered your friend to the point where they have to separate themselves from you. There will be times when you and your friend don’t even talk for months because one or both is so busy with their own life.

We are adults after all, right? We have to ensure the everyday needs of our children are met,  well unless you are someone who has all of these simple needs taken care of by another person. Then we could argue you are not a true adult then or have one amazing husband/partner.

It doesn’t matter who you are. How long you been friends. How great of friends you are. Truth is – once we all turned adults, life happened. There isn’t always time to make for needless hours of talking or texting. Sometimes even the most positive of people, myself included, need a break at the end of the day from people in general. It’s nothing offensive, it’s just called knowing what you need to do to keep your own happiness within and doing it.

I barely speak to any of those I call friends, not because I am not thinking about them, but because I have a lot going on. And I mean a lot. I have to find a rental. I have to save for a deposit while still paying current bills and paying back my Mom for oil costs this Winter. I also have to make sure I am bidding on jobs and looking for more work to ensure that I have work consistently rolling in. I also have to tend to my kids, their schedules and their needs. I have to fit in family time fun somewhere in the middle of all of that too.

Life is hectic at times and sometimes if you see me at the school and we chat, then that’s about the only time in the day we get to catch up because I am busy every other moment and when my hyper boys finally lay down to sleep, all I want to do is crash in my recliner without a single word from anyone else.

My point is this: no matter how long you go without speaking to someone, no matter what happens to try to tear away the bond that was created between two people as friends, that the friendship will always prevail. It may take a bit before you all start communicating regularly again. It may not take a bit. Truth be known once you are true friends, with a true bond, that will always be there. No matter what.

The Night Owl Inside Makes for Creative Mind

I am a night owl, always have been and probably always will be. It’s just something about the quiet night time hours that really assists in allowing your mind to wander and then settle upon those questions you have through out the day about where life is heading. Once my children are fast asleep I find it difficult to settle down to bed right away, usually I am awake past midnight writing blog posts or, as of recently, reading a good book.

Now that both of my sons actually sleep through the night on a more consistent basis I am able to indulge in some “me time” once they are asleep in their bunk bed.  Late night is the time when my mind wanders and I start writing parts of my various manuscripts for my some day to be published novels and my creative side really comes out during such silent times.  I just wish my creative night owl mind could wrap around one manuscript so that I didn’t have to weed through various novel topics and could truly finish one someday soon.

No matter what happens during the day, no matter how exhausted I am, once my kids are asleep this Mama gets a burst of energy that refuses to allow my mind to settle down to bed at a decent hour.

Sometimes There’s Too Much Going On

And you just have to take a moment to breath….

Let go of things that can be let go and forget what you can’t control…

Remember that you are not given more than you can handle…

Life has a way to always working out to be the best it should be.

So .. with that being said … I am taking a much needed break and may just sleep while my daughter has a visit with her Great Gram this weekend.

Maybe my sons will enjoy some Daddy time so this Mama can close her eyes and recoup to be the best ever come Sunday night!

I am emotionally and mentally exhausted from all that is on my plate right now. I hope you all have a lovely weekend and know this, I do have a couple posts that were previously scheduled between now and Sunday, so enjoy!

Keep smiling.

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