... The Curse of Clumsiness!
November went by so fast! It feels like it was just Halloween and here I am on December 1st, listening to a Bing Crosby Christmas album on the record player, driving on slippery roads, and trying not to panic that I barely have any shopping done!
To further my strange mood, I went to Starbucks today because they have joined the (PRODUCT)RED efforts in saving lives in Africa. If you buy a specialty drink from them they will donate 5¢ of the cost to the Global Fund. I thought to myself that I might as well support such a cause and get a great cup of coffee while I am at it.
I ordered a Peppermint Mocha Twist, which is usually too sweet for me at 9:00 in the morning, but I was feeling festive. It was delicious ... that is the three sips of it that I had. I managed to carry my drink and my son to the car without slipping on the black ice in the parking lot. I managed to successfully open the door and get my son into his car seat. Then I managed to bump my full coffee cup and all of the contents spilled onto the asphalt. My precious - and may I add, expensive - drink is now a wet mess on the ground. At least some of my money is going to a good cause, even if I never had the chance to enjoy my blissful concoction.
On a good note, my son had a great old time because the barista who made my drink asked if he could give my boy a cupful of whipped cream. I thought it was a strange offering, but let me tell you my son LOVED it! But then, who wouldn't love a cupful of whipped cream?
My drink had whipped cream. Peppermint whipped cream. With chocolate shavings. Sigh.