Friday, September 15, 2006

My Day Starts Here


Every morning before I go to work, I stop in at House of Java. It is a morning routine I have kept since we moved here in 1998. Long before we moved here I would stop in for coffee, lunch, or a cold drink on the run. I watched the cafe go through three owners, each time its personality changing bit by bit. When Dora bought it eight years ago it slowly started to transform into a little wonderland of color, art, and comfort. It still remains a place to visit for a great cup of coffee even with the Starbucks now moved in across the street. Each morning I seat myself at the both farthest away from the door and closest to the carafes of coffee lined up against the wall waiting to provide endless refills. And across from my seat every morning is the colorful rainbow of glasses that provide a bright salute to the awakening day.

9 comments:

paris parfait said...

Sounds like a terrific way to start your day! And your loyal patronage serves as a nice tribute to the people that run the place.

beccabee2005 said...

What a terrific way to start the day! There are some new shops opening just down the road from me on my way to work, and I'm so hoping for a coffee shop that I can make my regular daily stop.
Your's sounds perfect :)

miss*R said...

I can just smell the coffee now. I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. & what a lovely array of coloured glasses. If you were feeling down you could look through the rose coloured one!
xoxo

Janet said...

What beautiful glasses! And what a nice way to start each day.

Maryellen said...

Knowing of the town of Turlock I am sure this coffee house is quaint for sure. I like colorful places as opposed to dull and monotone, for sure.

By the way, sincerely asked, how is your mother doing? I hope the progress is constant and your patience and love strong. Keep us informed as you find time.

the Caitlinator said...

So pretty! I wish it was on my way to work too. Oh wait. I don't have a job. Never mind.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

traditions and honoring them, even in the smallest of details. Rainbows are found in these moments! Now that I know you are drinking Java in the morning I can join you there in spirit!

mikim said...

Your morning ritual sounds so wonderful - being surrounded by a "rainbow of colour" is simply beautiful.

mikim said...

Your morning ritual sounds so wonderful - being surrounded by a "rainbow of colour" is simply beautiful.