Coffee & Sobriety or 22 Days & Counting

Coffee. ☕☕☕☕ That heavenly elixir of life. I could wax raptourously. And I shall.
I have been drinking coffee since I was about 10. In passing years I have refined my tastes. As to how much sugar. How much cream. How strong. The list goes on and on.
Without coffee do not talk to me. I will grunt. I will mutter. I will be snarly. 😠😠😠
Ingest coffee. Sweet and sunny Jay returns.
Stop laughing.
It has now been 22 days since I last drank. And it really has not been as hard as I feared. Even the two times the voice piped up and suggested it was easy to ignore. So there is that bonus. Yet my consumption of coffee has increased twofold. I am now making a pot in the afternoon as well. Which even I admit is in the bizarro realm.
Coffee though. ☕☕☕☕☕ Good coffee. With double double creamer and a dash of sugar. Soooooooooooooooooo good.
I do think there is a co-relation between quitting drinking and coffee.
Of course I base this entirely on movies and television. Every time anyone is in an AA meeting or meeting with their sponsor what are they doing? Drinking coffee.
I am kidding of course. What I actually think I am doing is replacing the loss of sugar found in the alcohol with my sugared coffee.
I know that sounds weird but that is my theory and I am stickin’ to it.
Have a beautiful Sunday everyone.
©August 9/20
Picture is my own

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

31 thoughts on “Coffee & Sobriety or 22 Days & Counting”

    1. Good morning. Thank you. Today is Day 33. And I feel great. Energy. Creativity. Klutziness. LOL that is a post in and of itself. I adore my coffee. And I tried a cup at work yesterday of some reg stuff and had to throw it out. It was disgusting. I have become a coffee snob. Have yourself an awesome Friday and weekend. 🙂


    1. Thank you so much. Yesterday was day 28 and I was in a mood. I mean I was ok but felt off lethargic. Not that I could not work I did but I was not my usual 100%. Not so much that anyone else would notice but I did. A few times the voice beckoned with promises of sweet wine and calm evening but I prevailed. I did ask to come home from work 45 minutes early and when I did I spent the next 2.5 hours cleaning and rearranging the living room. Drank coffee. Which I should not do in evening. And finally made and ate supper. Yesterday was the hardest by far. But I refused to derail myself. 🙂


      1. It probably says far too much about me, I don’t tend to have any problem sleeping regardless of how much coffee I get through.

        That said, if I didn’t have a coffee first thing in the morning, I would probably be stumbling about like a zombie for the rest of the day.

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  1. Congrats on your sobriety and I’m a coffee lover too! I drink mine blended in a Ninja-with butter, coconut oil, a pkt of stevia, a dash of Ceylon cinnamon, which eliminates the need to sugar-laden creamers but hey, you do you! 🤗😊😉

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