Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Whisper of the river, hearing and perks of coffee

- My sister will be looking at this view later on today - she's heading to the river for a bit of quiet. I can close my eyes and hear the whisper of the river as it goes by and am glad for her that she will have these few days.

- Sitting in the doctors' waiting area for a body maintenance check and happy to be so healthy. If you close your eyes and listen to others, you hear all sorts of information.

- Hearing again that I should reduce the amount of coffee I drink or cut it out altogether, I opt for the reduction option. :) Southern Living magazine had an article in January 2011 "Coffee's 5 Best Perks" - the torn out page has been posted on my refrigerator. I am hoping for the Brain Boosting power spoken of in Number 4: Coffee increases short-term recall, plus people who drink 3 to 5 cups of coffee each day are 65% less likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

14 comments:

G said...

Coffee is the legal drug of choice so its gotta have some good properties to it.

Now where did I put my glasses?

Granny Annie said...

I am within walking distance of a cool, quiet lake yet I procrastinate about going there to relax.

We spend a lot of time in the doctor's office where I eavesdrop on conversations as well as when we are in restaurants and even though we will never learn "the rest of the story" we can make up whatever endings we choose.

Isn't it great to find articles that support our addictions? LOL

TALON said...

I hope those perks apply to decaf as well :) I haven't had any caffeine for years! Maybe it isn't, though, because I can't recall exactly when I stopping having caffeine - lol!

There is something soul soothing about a body of water. I know your sister will enjoy every minute of her stay.

LL Cool Joe said...

Like Talon, I only drink decaf now, and I do feel better for it, but I have no idea if decaf is bad for me too!

My favourite thing about our place in AZ is the lake by our house, well along with the sunshine too.

Louvregirl said...

I'm with you Lynn on this one. I have one to two cups of coffee in the morning and I do not intend to give it up.
:)
lg

Lynn said...

G -

lol! It's definitely mine. :)

Granny Annie -

I love cool, quiet places - especially around water.

Yes - I have had about the evils of caffeine and the good in it - I think moderation must be the key.

Talon -

lol! I am not worried about you, but that is funny. :)

Joe -

I can only imagine that wonderful Arizona sunshine. I've never been there, but it must be beautiful.

lg -

Coffee just makes everything better. :)

desk49 said...

Sleep now whispers the river
Gently flowing by
Rest for tomorrow will come
But not for you today

A story or two
From them and you
As age won’t pass
Me by

Okay okay you can have your way
If I could remember what to say
Give me another cup of coffee toady

Jannie Funster said...

Wow, I'm averaging about 2 cups a day -- I guess I better step it up a bit to reap the memory retention in my future years. :)

Ahhhhhhh, the whisper of the river -- thanks for sharing that magnificence.

xoxo

Riot Kitty said...

So maybe I won't cut back on the espresso ;)

Fireblossom said...

Now, what did I come in here for? Oh yes, I came in to make coffee!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Pretty river shot! That is a special sound.
Bet you said lots of silent prayers for all those other folks while you were waiting!
I must say that was one of the tough withdrawals- especially for my co-workers.
I do have caffienated tea after I wake up tho-
Good luck cutting back-
Don't believe everything doc tells you- you know yourself better!

Lynn said...

Ellis -

Excellent wrap up poem! Thank you for it. :) My sister instructed me not to call her early these mornings she is there. I'm glad she has this time.

Jannie -

Always willing to share when I can. :)

A fellow coffee appreciator, I see.

xoxo

RK -

I'm sure not. :)

FB -

Hee hee!!!

Snaggle -

I think so, too - and I love hot tea, too. Earl Grey or redbush tea.

Anil P said...

And to think that I rarely drink coffee, if ever. I wonder what it must mean in the context of the information at the very end of your post.

Maybe it's time, better late than never.

That's a most cozy view of peace if there's ever one. I'm inclined to believe a Kingfisher, come looking for fish, will fly in any moment and make that overhanging branch its perch for the day.

And what beautiful company the bird would make.

Lynn said...

Anil P -

I love the thought of hanging out with the Kingfisher and he would certainly make a fine addition to that tree. There is is some sort of egret - a long-legged white bird - that lives around there and makes appearances now and then.