I spent much of Christmas in a fog with a headache.
There are those who would say it was the wine I drank the night before but not me. I can’t drink wine. Something in it makes me ill the next day — even just a glass or two. That wasn’t it.
I blame my fogginess on Starbucks.
My routine is to start the day with a delightful mocha latte — the large venti size. Then I am good for the day.
My Starbucks is closed on Christmas. Can’t get my fix.
Even though I get the decaffeinated version, Starbucks’ coffee has more caffeine than other brands so I get a dose.
There is also caffeine in the chocolate (or mocha) part too.
If your body is used to caffeine, you can have side effects if you don’t get it – like headaches and fogginess. Cranky might fit in there too or maybe that’s just me.
I searched the web to find an open store and there were three listed. Instead of doing the sane thing and calling to verify (you know with a phone), the beloved husband and I jumped in the car and raced to the store only to find it closed. That happened to all of them.
Dunkin’ Donut was open as was Wawa but no local Starbucks.
Yes, I made coffee at home but it wasn’t the same. We went out for breakfast and I had coffee there (the worst coffee ever).
I wonder how many other people were missing their morning cocktail! The holidays are a stressful time for many people. Open the damn Starbucks!
Disclaimer: I am never paid anything by Starbucks but I did win a free bakery item in their last contest. Since it wasn’t one of the treats I like, it doesn’t count!