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My Favorite Beverage (Psst: It’s coffee!) Plus, a Puzzle Contest and MORE Contests!
Saturday, May 7th, 2022

UPDATE: The winner is…Shirley Long!

I start every day the same way. I get up and head straight to the coffee machine to start my first cup while I do other things. Once my teeth are brushed, I head outside to my small outside porch, cup in hand. I check the weather, look at the forest behind the house to see what’s changed, what animals I can see. It’s very peaceful. The ritual centers me. When my dd joins me, it’s even better because we chat about what’s happening that day. Dolly Parton wasn’t wrong when she called coffee a “cup of ambition.” I wouldn’t dare chart my day without it.

Puzzle Contest

So, you know what you’re gonna find in this puzzle, given my morning’s theme. Still, a mental challenge is good for the old gray matter. So, solve the puzzle, then answer my question for a chance to win a download of your choice from my backlist of books!

What is your favorite beverage?
And don’t say just coffee, or tea. Say how you like it.

For me, I love coffee. My absolute favorite version is Turkish coffee. It’s ground as fine as a powder then boiled in water on the stove. When you pour it into the cup, it’s a little thicker than everyday drip coffee, and there’s a sludge of fine grounds that settles to the bottom of the cup. But oh my! With just a little sugar, it gives you that espresso pop without the bitterness. I don’t even mind encountering the sludge. Now, your turn!

Open Contests

  1. Gabbi Grey/Gabbi Black: My Heart is Breaking (Contest) This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  2. Saturday’s Puzzle Contest!This one ends soon! Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. April into May (Contest — and more contests!) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  4. Story Cubes: Tell me a story… (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!
  5. 10 Things That Make Me Smile (Contest) — Win a FREE book!
  6. Gabbi Grey: Stanley’s Christmas Redemption (Contest) — Win a gift card!
  7. Cameron Allie: Somewhere to Belong (Giveaway & Contest–3 Winners!) — There’s a giveaway to everyone! Plus, a contest with 3 winners who get a FREE book!

12 comments to “My Favorite Beverage (Psst: It’s coffee!) Plus, a Puzzle Contest and MORE Contests!”

  1. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · May 7th, 2022 at 8:07 am · Link

    Hot Raspberry Zinger tea

  2. Debra Guyette
    · May 7th, 2022 at 10:16 am · Link

    I tried to like coffee but no go. I drink black tea, light with one sweet and low

  3. Diane Sallans
    · May 7th, 2022 at 11:37 am · Link

    it depends – in the morning I like a large cup of coffee with Coffeemate Sweet Italian Cream – on chilly afternoons I like Black Irish Teas with honey & milk – with chocolate dessert I like a glass of milk – with burgers a nice cold beer

  4. Delilah
    · May 7th, 2022 at 11:37 am · Link

    Anna — Raspberry Zinger tea. That sounds so delicious. Heading to Amazong…

    Debra — my sister hates coffee, as did my mother who only drank it rarely if she needed a boost of energy. Tea’s a nice substitute. I drink it at night because it doesn’t keep me awake.

  5. Pansy Petal
    · May 7th, 2022 at 12:13 pm · Link

    My favorite beverage is water. I have no problem drinking the allotted recommended daily allowance. I like it best cold, not iced, but cold. So very refreshing. I always have class of water close by. It keeps me hydrated and keeps me moving when I have to get up and pee all the time. 😀 Best of all, no pesky calories to worry about.

  6. Delaine McLafferty
    · May 7th, 2022 at 1:56 pm · Link

    I drink black perked coffee, (in a regular perculator) most days but I do like Dutch Brother’s carmalizer. I switch to water after that and always have a bottle or 2 of water depending where I am or where I’m going.

  7. Colleen C.
    · May 7th, 2022 at 2:06 pm · Link

    not a fan of coffee or tea… I love flavored diet soda.

  8. bn100
    · May 7th, 2022 at 3:25 pm · Link

    tea with milk

  9. ButtonsMom2003
    · May 7th, 2022 at 4:14 pm · Link

    6:18 – slow! I only drink water and it must have ice cubes. 🙂

  10. Shirley Long
    · May 7th, 2022 at 5:00 pm · Link

    Don’t drink coffee at all. Because I’m diabetic, my go to morning drink is Dr. Pepper Zero. I am addicted to those things. From noon on, it’s water, just plain iced water from our deep well. From dinner til bed time, unsweetened iced tea.

  11. Jennifer Beyer
    · May 9th, 2022 at 9:03 pm · Link

    I love lemonade. I love flavored lemonade, too.

  12. Delilah
    · May 19th, 2022 at 8:32 am · Link

    Thanks for sharing! I even have a couple of Amazon purchases as a result of your faves!

    The winner of the Amazon gift card is…Shirley Long!

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