Actually, if I didn't think I'd wake up anyone (little sister is asleep on my couch), I'd go downstairs and grind some beans to make coffee. I've been blessed by the fact that caffeine late at night doesn't keep me awake (either that or I have burned out my capacity to register how much caffeine I've ingested). This was never so good when trying to pull all-nighters in college, but as an adult, it has it's benefits.
I came across an article recently. It's about coffee and it's wondrous properties. Now, I adore coffee pretty much in any form. Even when I was a little girl, before I had even had my first cup of coffee, I loved coffee flavored ice cream. The truth is I would drink coffee even if were God-awful for me because I just can't imagine my life without it. The good news is that according to the Archives of Internal Medicine, for each cup of coffee people drink, their likelihood of getting Type 2 diabetes drops by 7 percent. That's pretty awesome. I figure I probably drink at least 5 or 6 cups on a slow day, so my risk factor is plummeting as I write! Harvard has also linked copious amounts of coffee consumption to lower incidents of advanced prostrate cancer (not gonna help me, but still). Now to be fair, the diabetes research mentions you can drink decaf or tea and have the same effects. That's not for me. I enjoy all my vices in their full-fat, calorie-loaded, caffeine-laden glory. I really don't have any hang-ups about it either. However, it is nice to be able to have a jazzy comeback, when folks start asking me about CA (Coffee Anonymous) meetings and such.
I'll be up "officially" in 5 hours or so and can "officially" have my morning coffee then. I know it'll be good to the last drop. (Well, that is until the second pot is made!)
Update: Okay, so I did sleep-in (probably because I didn't go to bed until after 1:00 am). So, it's 7 and 1/2 hours later, but Countrymouse is on his way upstairs with the coffee as I write. Hmmmmmm.