Wednesday, June 15, 2011

La Vida Love

On July 12, 2011 I will celebrate six years of blogging bliss.

It all started with a day of Blueberry picking and big cup of coffee.

I spent many days contemplating the name of this blog, and I finally decided it would be named after my favorite coffee from my favorite store in Fort Worth, TX.

For many years I went to a Thursday morning bible study at Christ Chapel Bible Church and on my way home I would stop at the Central Market for a pound of La Vida Dulce coffee and three (or five) dozen still-hot-from-the-griddle tortillas.

Oh. I miss that place.

I will never forget the afternoon (and I've blogged about this before, but can't find it in the archives) when I went directly to the coffee section and couldn't find the big-bulk barrel of my java junkie joy.

In a panic I chased down the first Foodie I could find (one of their employees) and begged to know the reason for the beverage brush-off.

"Discontinued." she said. As if she hadn't a care in the world.

And she pointed me to another flavor that was good, but not what I wanted.

I hadn't had a cuppa that wonderful brew since.

Oh. I miss that coffee.

Yesterday, as I went to get the mail, I smelled the tell-tale signs that someone sweet had sent me another coffee package. (I have some of the BEST enablers friends in the world who send me coffee from time-to-time....for no reason at all...isn't that amazing?)

I had been warned that there might be a package coming this week, but I really had no idea that the surprise would be so...surprising!

Anyway, I opened the box and smelled the aroma and felt the package like a kid at Christmas and knew it was coffee. A lot of coffee. But I made myself wait until I had hiked up our hill before I ripped open the package.

I couldn't believe what it was....

Two pounds of dark- roasted deliciousness.
The package is BIGGER than our industrial-sized cheese!

I immediately called up my friend and she told me the story of how she managed to special order these beans...and it wasn't easy...and it took a long time.

Oh. I miss that girl.

But, here I am sipping away, and feeling lavishly loved.



"Thank you" isn't enough, but thank you.

I wish, wish, wish we could be sitting together (as we used to do each Tuesday morning)with warm mugs in our hand and good conversation on our lips. 

Oh that I could hug your neck...



Tanya said...

SO COOL!!! I'm giddy for you. ;)

Blue Skies said...

a gift only a certain special kind of friend can provide - love it!

Tracey said...

Friends are awesome!

Happy Wife said...

What a wonderful friend! Have to remember how much small gestures like this mean to dear friends from across the miles!

Lara said...

Sitting by myself at home (a rare thing these days) enjoying my own cup of La Vida and crying! :) Wish you were here! :)

Allison@Slice of Heaven said...

Wow! What an amazing friend. So glad you got to have a taste or two or three or more of your favorite flavor!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Yay!!! That's what friends are for!!

Jennifer M. said...

Wow! What a pleasant surprise! I love it when a friend knows just what to do to make me smile. :)

PS: I'm new to your blog, and I just had to tell you that I love your blog background! It's so fun and artistic and colorful. :)