A Day Without Coffee????

weight-watchers-caribou-coffeeIt is no secret that I love(d) my Caribou coffee, however, since moving to Texas they don’t have them down here so I’ve had to settle for Starbucks. I say settle, but I’ve come to love their coffee too, and they can literally make the same coffee’s that Caribou can make…!  They are NOT better than Caribou, but they are still really good.


I use the K cups for my Keurig coffee pot and noticed yesterday that I was out of coffee….OH NO!!!  My local grocery store carries the Starbucks K cups which makes it easy for me. So I stopped by the grocers to pick some up and…..OH NO!! again, they were out of my decaf! I didn’t start to panic because there were a couple other options…GO TO STARBUCKS! So I get the my favorite Starbucks and….OH NO!! not again…they were out of decaf. Ok, now I just might be panicking a little bit…but there were still options.  I went to my second favorite Starbucks….Yayyy!!! they had my decaf…BUT….because it was Mother’s Day and they had a BOGO for Oprah’s Chai tea..(yuk) there was literally 25 people waiting in line for coffee, not to mention the drive thru was backed up for a block and a half…you guessed it, I left without my coffee  😦  and NOW I’m in a panic. “on a side note” when you have a stent in, standing for long periods of time is not an option! I get into the car and explain to my husband what had just happened again and he said…”What about Target”….YES!!! they have Starbucks and it was in the same parking lot…..

Now, Here’s the REST of the story and you aren’t even going to believe it….

I get into Target to the Starbucks and there is NO line at all, I walk up to the counter and ask for my favorite decaf K cups…WHAT? You don’t carry them? NOOOOOOOO!!!  I couldn’t say anything, I just walked away. I decided that coffee of any kind was better than NO coffee at all, so I headed towards the grocery section of Target. On the way I spotted the Keurig coffee pots, they always have the K cups there.  Yup, you’re right, NO decaf….no biggie, I was on my way to the grocery section anyway. I get to the coffee isle and you won’t even believe what I saw….boxes upon boxes of DECAF Starbucks coffee….WHAT? AND it was on sale. I was so excited I almost cried, I bought TWO boxes! I am good to go for a while 🙂 Oh and yes, I got my Iced Caramel Macchiato DECAF while I was there 🙂

I guess there is a moral to this story as well….NEVER give up!!

Have a blessed day everyone and enjoy your coffee

JT “Portable Quarry”

About Beyond The Stones

Good Morning,

I have just created my new blog “Beyond The Stones” so I thought I would elaborate a bit on the title of this blog. I seem to be a habitual kidney stone maker, not by choice but because that’s just what my body wants to do. Many people including myself compare kidney stones to child birth, with that being said, I think I have about 30 or so fictitious children. Thankfully in real life I only have a few….children that is. I’ve been through many many tests to find the cause of this problem, but no one can seem to come up with anything other than it’s in my gene’s….I’d say it’s time for a new pair. I will post periodically about this subject in the hopes that maybe someone else goes through the same thing and we can compare notes. This subject is NOT going to be the main focus of this blog.

I have many things in my life that I am passionate about and enjoy, and I try very hard not to let this condition dictate to me what I’m going to do. Although, having said that, sometimes it’s unavoidable, I never know when one is going to strike and how that particular one is going to make me feel. I almost always have to have surgery to remove them which usually changes my life for about a week afterwards.

This Blog will have many subjects, some of which will be, but not limited to….Fun, Facts, Food, Family and many many more, just depends on what I’m passionate about when I wake up that day.

So, Welcome aboard and I hope you enjoy your stay and find my blog interesting and fun. I am open to suggestions and subjects, so if you have something you’d like to read about that I’m not covering, just let me know.

I hope you all have a blessed day.


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