Booky Thoughts and Me

Book reviews and pondering thoughts of a down to earth person

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Winter is Coming!

Crème Brule Latte, Peppermint Mocha, and Gingerbread Latte are back at Starbucks and I couldn’t be more excited. I know it’s only coffee, but for me it’s more than just the coffee and the red cups that surround it. It’s the start of the holiday season. It’s still pretty quiet but come next month, everyone will start to go crazy with the holiday spirit. Christmas shopping will be in full swing and little children will be jumping in joy at the prospect of sitting on Santa’s lap.

Winter is another great season that I enjoy, however it is only until February and then I can’t wait until spring.

There are so many different things that you can do in the winter time: ice skating, skiing, tobogganing, snowball fights, snow angels and so many more. There are so many delicious baked goods that can and will be consumed, and hot chocolate will be sipped. Let’s not forget the Christmas trees and the festivities that go into decorating those trees.

The snow itself is so magical. You can see it sparkle as it lands on your hand or makes its way to the ground.   I love how in the night time and in the morning it looks as though it is pink but in reality it’s not. Another great thing that I look forward to each year is the first snow fall.  As a child, a lot of snow would mean no school, but as an adult, I just appreciate the snow’s beauty. It is the strangest and most peaceful thing to be in a forest or somewhere where it’s snowing, and yet it is silent. It is as though you are the only person in the whole world at this moment, yet there is nothing wrong with it. The stillness surrounds you, the trees move in closer as though to welcome you to their family, and the snowflakes cascade and land on your cheeks as though to give you a kiss. That beauty of nature is fully appreciated and you don’t want to go back to reality. You just want to remain here and not change a thing.


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Pumpkin Spice Latte is back!

It’s that time of year again! It’s Pumpkin Spice Latte time at Starbucks Coffee. I had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season last night and it tasted delicious, heavenly. With each sip, my brain began to receive thoughts of autumn, the crisp fall air, pumpkin pie and joy.

I remember first trying this drink back in October 2007. It seems like it was just yesterday where I was holding down two jobs and attending full time university.

The thing about me is that usually I am a coffee drinker and I drink it because I enjoy it.  However, it is a rarity that coffee has such an impact on me. For whatever reason, when I had my first taste of Pumpkin Spice Latte I fell in love with it. I have had it from other places but Starbucks makes the best. My brain has generated a trigger for this specific drink so that every year I have it and just go to heaven, it is that good. What can I say; I am a coffee lover at heart. J

Every year that it goes away, I am saddened and await its return the next fall. I am a very patient person and the wait is definitely worth it.

Fall is next week and this is a great way to begin it.