Most of you know that I am a lover of tea. But I also love my coffee. Funny how that habit never formed until I was in my 40’s….but form it did and I am always up for the occasional cup. My morning usually starts with a cup in bed while I check my emails, comments and Facebook. Probably not the best idea to have a white duvet on the bed but I do and so far it has survived with only a couple little tan spots appearing on it over time. I am the most careful of coffee drinkers, I guess!
I was overcome with sadness when our library’s in house coffee shop closed last December . My day was made when the announcement was made that North Iowa Vocational Center would open up in the empty space. To me that was a win win situation to train and empower persons with disabilities to serve in a coffee house setting. I am getting to know the gang that started in April—-Mary Kate is the Tuesday morning gal and today I was served by the lovely Marissa . Bill is the go to guy who oversees the operation and I am so grateful that he is able to help these wonderful folks do jobs that are fulfilling. I love that they are here and hope that people really get into the library to support them.
In other news I found out that our local HyVee (which is within walking distance of our home) was opening a Starbucks in their faculty!!! Yum! I loved watching the store come together within the store and Chris and I visited on opening day on Monday. It was everything I hoped for and more. The baristas were excited and pleasant–the manager, Sheena, was encouraging and supportive and they already seemed that they were working as a team.
Chris says I will never leave Mason City now that we have all these wonderful places . He may be right. Maybe. We will see.
Have you ever waited for a store or a convenience to come to your area and been as excited as I am about my new coffee shops??? Tell me about it!