I’ve just learned about a fabulous Swedish custom known as fika. I never knew that a word existed to describe one of my favorite activities. Fika is the idea of taking a break in the middle of the day to have coffee and a little goody with your friends. I love the ritual of coffee. Grinding really good beans, brewing the brew. And the smell! Glorious! Then sitting down with that hot cup. Pure bliss.
I haven’t been able to have coffee in two days, because I’ve been sick with the stomach flu. Tomorrow I can’t have it because I have a long trip to make across Wyoming on my way to Colorado. My bladder, coffee, and road trips don’t mix. Ahh! but when I get to Colorado, I can enjoy fika with one of my very favorite fika companions – my Lalie!