Missing a day~

Sometimes when you travel the days blur, dievca lost that yesterday was a Monday.

So, the coffee love is coming a bit late:

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Photo: dievca, Cappuccino in Porto, Portugal 06/2022


Uma bica, por favor~

Bica-Coffee-Portugal

obrigada


Getting the Day started!

Coffee Booty Dance by Montae on Dribble

Coffee Booty Dance from Montae
(Mongkon Sukmuang – Graphic Designer)


Coffee Percolators – does anyone know?

dievca’s Dad and Mom grew up poor, so when Dad started to make a bit of money he wanted to try all kinds of activities that he associated with people who had a bit more money – tennis, bridge, etc.   Both of dievca’s parents ended up playing tennis for a long time, but only dievca’s Mom got into Bridge.

she was a demon at it

bridge-player-gift-cardsBridge players play weekly or more.  Depending on how many tables are going – each participant will host a Bridge Party monthly or bi-monthly.  These hostings would include food or a meal.  And in dievca’s Mom’s case – lunch could be a Waldorf Salad or Phyllo dough individual Chicken Pot Pies.

Anyways…

General Electric Coffee PercoatorCoffee service was involved.

dievca’s Mom used a percolator and she always said the coffee was considered excellent. So, dievca was looking for the percolator when she closed up her Mom’s house and never found it.  she thinks it might have been a General Electric version.

Does anyone have any experience with an electric percolator – vintage GE in particular?


Hmmm- looks interesting~

MKV-2-0-Knee-massager-electronic-vibrating-heating-knee-massage-machine-2sm-woman_480x480Massage, Magnetism, Heat, and Caffeine!


On the hunt for Bling (for a friend 😉😉)

Rhinestone Coffee Mug

Jazzing up your MONDAY MORNING COFFEE!

dievca has a very good friend who encases her phone in this:

Large Crystal Phone Case

she can’t find a coffee mug embellished with those large crystals, so she’s looking at the colorful one above…  Hmmm, maybe dievca could make the mug for her friend – a little DIY project.  Something to ponder.

In researching sparkly, glittery gifts for her IRL friend – dievca started to think about another blogger, a virtual friend, a “little” who loves color and bling.
“Cinnamon and Sparkles” has stepped away from the WordPress account with that handle (
vanillawithatouchofcinnamon.wordpress.com) and her Cinnamon email account is closed. dievca is wishing her the best and sending love her way if she stops by for a peek. XO


“What’s Your Poison?”

Coffee Maker Tee

Tee Shirt available on Etsy $28

dievca is doing the coffeemaker with an unbleached filter.
Master is using the Chemex Pourover.

What is your mode of delivery for caffeine?


Moving into the new week~

Face first into coffee

There might be a lack of sleep, but the Taxes are complete (and accepted)!


“Friends bring happiness into your life…

coffee Tom Boyle Getty ImagesBest friends bring coffee.” — Unknown

Photo: Tom Boyle – Getty Images


I’m up, I’m up!

Waking up

dievca caught up with a friend who knew her as a “Night Owl” – they laughed, things have changed.

Via the Cleveland Clinic and  LiveScience:

Chronotype is determined by a combination of nature and nurture, scientists have found. On the nature side, a number of genes are known to play roles in determining whether a person prefers to be awake late at night or early in the morning, Drerup told Live Science. Hundreds of genes are associated with being a morning person, according to a 2019 study published in the journal Nature Communications. These genes influence a person’s circadian rhythm, or their natural sleep-wake cycle, which leads to their chronotype. 

Your environment also plays a large role. People tend to participate in daily activities that reinforce their chronotype, Drerup said. For example, night owls feel more productive and alert at night, so they tend to exercise and socialize in the evening. These activities are stimulating and reinforce the person’s tendency to stay up late. 

Because the environment is a factor in determining whether a person is a night owl or a morning person, it is possible to change your sleep-wake cycle. If you want to wake up earlier, make the change gradually. Drerup recommended slowly shifting your wake-up alarm earlier by 15 to 20 minutes every few days over the course of several weeks until you’ve adjusted to your ideal schedule.


Early Morning meeting

Owl Coffee

It took awhile.


Did anyone else watch curling?

Curling Women's

dievca caught the UK/Japan Curling at the Olympics. she was astounded at the flexibility and delicate motions of the throw and the aggressive actions of sweeping.  That said, she was entertained when she found this coffee cup on Etsy:

Curling Coffee


The Cowboy

As dievca is sipping her coffee and eating oatmeal – she wondered if the oatmeal could be cooked with coffee or mix the two….

Apparently, the mix of coffee and oatmeal is called the Cowboy.

Check out the Buzzfeed article.

Photo by Jeff Barron


I am a mess. I am a disaster.

Chaos Coffee

I will crawl back from the Gates of Hell and get this sh*t done.

~ dievca


Coffee Fashion

Fashion Coffee Holder

Time to carry that coffee with elegance and ease!
A leather and faux tortoise shell chain coffee carrier
will complete your look!
From Etsy shop “i am fem


The sentiment for this Monday


Wicked Grounds – San Francisco

Wicked Grounds

Coffee. Kink. Community.

Since 2009, it’s been Wicked Grounds’ mission to make a safe space to explore kink, queer and sex-positive communities. That means a place where we all can be ourselves, in all our parts.

From live & online classes to munches & game nights, Wicked Grounds aims to create a space where kinksters and other cultural revolutionaries can gather, cross-pollinate, and build community.

They are proud of the podcast, educational videos & other programming that is offered through our Patreon

Wicked Grounds have always offered high-quality toys made by kinksters for kinksters, and aim to have the widest selection of BDSM and related non-fiction on their shelves.

Somewhere to visit!

289 8th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 – wickedgrounds.com


Good Morning!?!?!

Overwhelmed and coffee
Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showin’ you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?

Do you get what you’re hopin’ for
When you look behind you, there’s no open doors
What are you hopin’ for?
Do you know?

(I think dievca may need to lay off the coffee – a bit)


Up for a chat and coffee?

Coffee chatdievca has learned something about the people she considers close friends.  When the shit hits the fan, they connect the first day – and then they check-in on the second day.  It’s very interesting to watch.
dievca thought about it, she checks in, too.

The question is – when dievca really loses it 3 months, hence – will those people mind stepping in a second third time?   Probably, that’s what good friends do~

Watch – it will happen to you.


How the Strong add Coffee!

coffee workout graphicDrinking coffee around 45–60 minutes before a workout allows for caffeine to reach its peak effectiveness. Most studies indicate that caffeine is highly effective for workouts when consumed in doses of 0.9–2.7 mg per pound (2–6 mg per kg) of body weight.

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Good Morning – or later. Um, yum?!?!

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OK, for some it may be considered an interesting mix…
dievca caught up with Master for coffee (Cortado) and she caught up with a really belated meal.
Master just laughed and said He would go for it, too.

Photo: Grumpy Cafe Cortado and Whole Foods sushi 12/2021

Good Morning ~ Sunshine!

Photo: dievca NYC 12/2021

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

coffe and rain

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Gird Your Loins

We are in the midst of the 2021 Holiday Season

  • For the USA – Thanksgivng happened last Thursday,
  • Hanukkah started last night,
  • We pushed through Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday is today
  • Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s are upcoming

That means Holiday Coffee:

Holiday Coffee

Peppermint, Pumpkin, Whipped Cream, Gingerbread, Apple Cider, Cardamom, Sugar Cookie, Egg Nog, etc.

dievca wants a black coffee. Keep it simple.

Just incase you wanted to know how to “Gird Your Loins” – or “prepare for battle”, here is a diagram:

Grid Your Loins Dress


Cutting the Cheese

MilkyPrint Cheese Pun Coffee Mug

dievca is craving cheese like a crazy lady – she’s not quite sure what it means…

Maybe this motivational cheese mug will help her past the calorie count~

Good Morning!


Coffee Communication


dievca and Master went beyond that point with coffee many moons ago~
Good Morning! Have a great week. XO


A Glimpse of NYC in November

click on the photos to enlarge

The Dawn is breaking cloudy in New York.
It’s rare to see the clouds head in from the East – but they are heading towards the Hudson River.
dievca is sending you a quiet, “Good Morning”.


30 minutes, just give me 30 minutes~

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How long does it take you to come alive in the morning?

Master wanders around in a daze for awhile and then He gets His coffee.  It takes about 2 cups.

dievca? Coffee or no coffee – needs 30 minutes.
Don’t talk to her, don’t ask questions, don’t offer pleasantries.
Just No.

And you?


Coffee with a dead friend.

The ghost is drinking coffee

Everybody knows the secular holiday of Halloween. But not everybody knows it derives from a Holy Day, All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1, which is followed by All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2.

The root word of Halloween is ‘’hallow’’  which means ‘’holy.’’ The suffix “een” is an abbreviation of “evening.” It refers to the Eve of All Hallows, the night before the Christian Holy Day that honors saintly people from the past.

All Saints is a celebration of the communion of saints, those people we believe are in heaven.

All Souls’ Day is a day to pray for all souls.

Where is dievca going with this on a COFFEE MONDAY MORNING?

she realized that she would really like to get a coffee and sit down and have a chat with a dead friend. The friend she went to College with, the friend who loved the Fine Young Cannibals and the Cure, the friend with whom she caused a lot of trouble with, the friend who didn’t pass judgement, the friend who dealt with Gall Bladder Cancer then Pancreatic Cancer with grace.

Do you have anyone you would like to have coffee with?

All Soul’s Day would be the Day.

dievca will hit her friend’s favorite coffee shop in NYC tomorrow.

The graveside chat will be something for next year.