Tuesday, October 21, 2008

mirage?

the last few days have been great...we had our open house, we saw lots of family and friends and we ate lots and lots of junk food.

then, a few "reminders" of real life (and ministry) hit home and sunday night came...then a tough monday morning.  as i was driving, i see a sign...

surely that's not what i think it is.
no way.
is it?
oh, oh, it is!

then, the angels started to sing and the sun shone directly down on it...
and there it was!!!
la!!!!!!!!!

that fabulous green aproned barista made my venti bold with hazelnut and cream...
served it with a smile...
and i never left my car.
(pardon me while i get a tissue...i have a tear)

then, i see this...

and i say to this..."NO.  thank you!!!"

two starbucks.  one day...
now that is a great reward!!

21 comments:

Annikke said...

When a drive-thru SB moved into our neighborhood my friend's son said "My dad said we're gonna have to burn that place down or we'll go broke!" I chuckled and he continued "My mom drinks a lot of starbucks!" Hee hee!

meg duerksen said...

oh YUMMY!
i am now so thirsty. and craving a pumpkin spice latte!!! i have to drive 30 minutes to get one!
sometimes it's just the thing to get you through the day.
happy for you.
and jealous too.

Ashley said...

I have not fell victim to the Starbucks addition yet - thank goodness! I'm glad you got your 'boost'!!

Kel said...

haha, you are seriously the most 'starbucks dedicated' person I think I know - it's so cute!
Glad you had a wonderful 'caffinated' day!
~K

Live.Love.Eat said...

I admit, for just coffee I am happy to stay at home and brew my own but I have tried so many non-fat lattes out there and Starbucks does do it the best. So, when they opened a drive thru on the way to work it was a wonderful little thing. I'm with ya there...........

Candy said...

you.are.hilarious.

and I want you to know that I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND you're excitement.....ahem........ addiction.

so glad I'm not the only one;-)

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

mmm... I am so craving Starbucks now!

Wep said...

I LOVE me some Starbucks!

Kimberlie Rose said...

Yummo! We have a drive-thru too and we LOVE it!

Karen said...

I'm not a coffee drinker....but.....I still understand the feeling. I'm that way about a good glass of orange juice.

AVT Coach said...

I do love my starbucks! Haven't had one in a week or so...guess I'll have to get my thank yous tomorrow...you've influenced my habit!

Susan said...

Glad the weekend went well!
I have yet to indulge in the goodness of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, but it is seriously calling to me.

Mamarazzi said...

mmmmm starbucks!!

LuLu Jamais Vu said...

Ok, now I totally want some coffee! Thanks for dropping in to my blog, I just started and I may become addicted. Your kids are super cute!

i'm black betty said...

coffee...yum.

i'm black betty said...

coffee...yum.

Shelly said...

Know what's even better than two "buck"s in one day? FREE "bucks"! Twice we've gone to pay at the good ol Starbucks drive through and lone and behold, the car in front of us had paid! What a great idea. It truly made our day so we've tried to pass on the smile too. Have a wonderful day..

Stefunkc said...

As I sit hear drinking my own coffee that will never compare to Starbucks I'm rejoicing with you. Actually from my house there are 5 Starbucks within a 5 mile area. If I allowed myself to I would have it every day! Of course, then I'd weigh more then the car I used to get it in.
Right across the street from one of the Starbucks is a Jamba Juice. Oh the horror!

nikkicrumpet said...

I don't drink coffee...but their strawberry frappaccino brings a tear to my eye too! And I don't know what they pay those people who work there...but the ones where I go...I swear they are the friendliest people on earth...maybe just smelling the smells in there puts you in a good mood!

Carrie said...

Coffee....sweet nectar of life!! I am not a Starbucks fan, but I loves me some coffee!!

Lindsay said...

Okay - now that I've totally stalked your blog for long enough (sorry, I had a LOT of catching up to do girl!) I think this is a great post to leave on. Two Starbucks in one day, seriously, I bet there will be free Starbucks in heaven, don't you think?! Ahhhh....good night.