Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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FMF Writing Prompt: Coffee


Here I go again! I enjoyed the first time I participated in Five Minute Friday so how could I resist today's prompt?  Kate provides a word every Friday. The writer sets a timer for 5 minutes and writes whatever comes to mind. 


I tell everybody I like a little bit of coffee with my creamer and it's true. I'm trying to cut back on the creamer (Oatmilk Creamer, by the way) but it's not always successful. I used to be a big Starbucks card and all. Until I did some digging and found out some things about the company that go against my beliefs. I ran across a coffee called Mystic Monk. Yep, it's made by monks in the USA. Reasonable coffee that tastes excellent. I like flavored coffee, so I joined the "flavor of the month" club.

My husband & I just returned from a trip to Ireland. We rented a camper van and drove around Ireland for 10 days. Perfect way to see the country, by the way. 1 of the things I love about Ireland is Irish Coffee. Black coffee with Irish Whiskey topped with whipped cream. Not the "out of the can" kind, but honest to goodness cream that's whipped and slowly poured on top. Nothin' beats it! I wouldn't recommend ordering one in the evening unless you want to be up until 2:00 a.m. (Not that I'm speaking from experience!) 

It amazes me that some people can drink their coffee totally black. No cream, no sugar... just coffee. I don't know if I'll ever get to that point. But maybe if it had just a little whiskey in it I could do it!


  1. How wonderful that you traveled in Ireland! I recently drank some highland grog in the early afternoon (I think it was Scottish) and my brain wouldn't stop all night. Gotta be careful with strong coffee late in the day, I guess!

    1. Our friend reasoned that since there was whiskey in it, I shouldn't be affected!

  2. Yeah, I don't dig the Starbucks scene,
    I do not hold with what they say;
    not wanting to repeat what's mean,
    I have simply gone away,
    though I really should reveal
    that in their Pike Place brew
    they offered a coffee deal
    that really made me spew.
    If cancer hadn't kicked the props
    from my coffee-swilling days,
    I'd share with you what would be tops
    and invite your fervent praise
    for Blue Mountain of Jamaica,
    where love of finest java takes ya.

  3. Oh my - your trip sounds dreamy!! Perhaps you will be sharing more here on the blog. I will return:) Have a great wekk!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I may try to pick some things from Ireland to repost here. :)


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