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Eventful day

Most of my Saturdays involve me getting to "sleep in" to 7am. Today was special--I got to sleep in to 8:30, at which point Bella declared, "Well, I've been awake for 2 hours at this point, might as well get up."
To encourage domestic sanity, Whitney and I have an arrangement--each of us gets alone time for around 4 hours each weekend. Traditionally, Whitney gets hers Saturday mornings 'til 1pm.
Yep, I'm to be a single parent for the next 4 hours or so. Easy enough, right?
Actually, it's pleasant. Usually. I have great kids--conversant, responsive, unspoiled. They appreciate time with Dad, especially when he puts the laptop down and unplugs his NPR-podcast laden iPod.
Today was going to be great--we'd take the recycle to the recycling center, hit a motorcycle shop or 3, maybe con our way into a test-drive of a car with a manual transmision, then hit the UK arboretum and some other goings-on in Lex.
Plans change.
Got everyone in the van, loaded-…

Stages of Coffee Addiction.

(As related to Kim Tegge, the lone coffee holdout at work)
Stage 0: Coffee?! BLECH! Does smell good, though.
Stage 1: Coffee?! BLECH! I'll take a Mocha Frappuchino, please.
Stage 2: Coffee?! BLECH! I'll take an instant French Vanilla Cappuccino, please. I drink one of these every couple of weeks or so.
Stage 3: Latte, please. I can't stand coffee. This is my first one this week.
Stage 4: Hmm...no latte? No Starbucks? Need something...I'll take some coffee with my cream and sugar. Never had this before.
Stage 5: Dark roast Starbucks house blend with a shot of cream. You know...maybe a couple per day.
Stage 6: Black coffee. Any will do. 4 cups per day.
Stage 7: Reheated black coffee from yesterday while I'm brewing the extra-strength coffee at 5am because I've had a coffee headache since 4:30. 6 cups per day. Actually, I can't remember how many I drink per day. I NEED ANOTHER CUP!
So, where do you fall on that scale?