Question Tuesday- BYO__

I went years and years without drinking coffee. My mother didn’t drink it growing up. In fact, I made it through college (and a few all-nighters for homework) and never became a steadier coffee drinker. When I did have a coffee type product it was usually instant cappuccino.

cup of coffee

Then came Motherhood. Sleepless nights and days. For months and months and months. I didn’t really know how I liked it, my husband regularly mixed it up for me until the last year or two. But now I usually have 1-2 cups a day. And I love curling up with a book and having a nice steamy cup at hand!

I take it with 1 pack of stevia and a tablespoon or two (who measures?) of sugar-free Hazelnut or French Vanilla Creamer.

If coffee is not to be had then I’ll take the sweet tea or Dr. Pepper. I also really like water. But only in a bottle (reusable works). Not sure what that’s about. 😉

What’s your favorite beverage? Does it change depending on the activity? As an author, I’ve got to ask about books. What’s your favorite thing to drink while reading?

8 thoughts on “Question Tuesday- BYO__

  1. Like you, I did not grow up in a coffee drinking household. Never touched the stuff until….my late nights working at the hospital…….ah yes, after motherhood began! Now I work days and my kids are grown. My mornings always start with a nice cup of coffee. Occasionally a second one at work but usually tea. And I force my water drinking. Rarely soda or other flavor drinks. And what to drink while reading? Depends on time of day. Am I reading with my morning coffee? Or with my afternoon tea? Or that evening glass of wine? I can read with anything!

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  2. I’ve always loved coffee. When I was young, I used to sneak drinks of my father’s whilst he read the paper. It was our secret. He added an extra teaspoon of sugar to it just because he knew I loved the very sweet black coffee. As an adult, it depends on the time of day and activity. Morning, always coffee. Mid-morning, coffee again or tea. Lunch and on into the afternoon, water or tea. By evening I want water, wine, or decaf coffee. Reading always makes me want tea. Studying always makes me want water (or wine if it’s rough lol).

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    1. What a sweet story! I have a story in the works that opens with a father-daughter relationship like that. He silently asks for extra sugar because she’s trying to limit it for his health but can never turn him down. 😀

      I always want water more in the evening than earlier in the day too! Too true about the wine and studying though. 😉

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  3. Sweetened black iced tea. Since I am Diabetic I now mix XyloSweet and Sweet and Lo (saccharine). I tried hard to drink coffee but never could like it. I gave up all cola when I became Diabetic because I did not want to put aspertame by its many names in my system. Occasionally I let myself have the sugar kind if I am lo. I also gave up orange juice as a near addition to that set off the Diabetes originally. I can drink all the tea I want all day and it is healthy. The specialty teas I might drink hot occasionally and when not feeling well. Otherwise I drink water. I do like lemonade as an occasional treat. After all lemons grow in our backyard.

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    1. I have learned to drink unsweetened iced tea, but still haven’t gotten used to it for hot. But I never have liked hot tea much. I gave up fruit juices during my first pregnancy and now rarely have a glass. My husband is truly southern and LOVES super sweet tea. The first thing I made after we got married and were moving into our first place was sweet tea and he told me “it’s not like Nana’s.” His Nana made the sweetest tea you’ll ever taste. I’m pretty sure it was 70% sugar!

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  4. I love to drink Earl Grey tea or Cranberry & Orange tea. I do drink coffee, usually cappuccino or latte but mostly I drink bottled water. I actually love to drink all of the above while reading which is just as well as I spend as much of my time as I can reading 📚😊

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