There is nothing as wonderful as the first sip of something wonderful. I have written before of that sweet spot in the morning after exercise is complete and a steaming coffee is in my hand.
The first taste is the best. You can get another when that cup is done but it won’t taste as wonderful.
The same is true for the first sip of an evening cocktail or the first piece of a homemade coconut Easter egg.
Or that first bite of wonderful pizza or a perfectly grilled steak.
It’s also true of the first book you read from a newly discovered author or the smell of a brand new car.
I can’t even talk about a brand new pair of shoes without getting chills!
By the same token, there is nothing more disappointing than anticipating that “wonderful first” and being sorely disappointed.
Yesterday my dreams were dashed. The beloved husband and I went out for breakfast to our favorite place. They make the best home fries. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, it is fried, sliced potatoes that are served with eggs for breakfast.
I love potatoes. I could eat them anytime any way but home fries are special. They have to be fresh or they will be dry. They have to be fully cooked or they will be hard. They have to be seasoned because plain potatoes are bland.
They are simple to make. It’s hard to screw them up.
Yesterday wasn’t my day for wonderful potatoes. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t a good day for the bacon either. Were my taste buds off? Maybe.
Maybe breakfast isn’t my favorite meal anymore. If that is true, I will blame Starbucks who enticed me with their mocha lattes. They gave me free drinks to ensnare me until my will was broken and just like a robot; I march off to visit them every morning.
One of those puppies and I am full. Not interested in eggs and such.
I am not throwing in the towel on ‘firsts’ though. I had dinner with the girls and the first laugh was spectacular. The first beer was the best ever.
It’s hard to remember much after that. There was too much laughter and too much food. Oh yes, drinks too! It all made up for the lousy breakfast the day before!
Want to share your favorite firsts without getting too steamy?