Friday, June 23, 2006

Have some coffee - or tea...

















See that middle machine? It is our coffee maker and for some reason that thing and I just don't get along. Which is fine - as long as DH is around to make me a cup of coffee and then because he is around, he has a cup too - because the thing simply does not know how to make just one cup of coffee. Every once in awhile I attempt to make coffee in this machine. But it never seems to go right - for starters, there are 6 buttons, which would be just fine, even a little on the easy side if this was a sewing machine we are talking about. But it's not. It is a coffee machine. And, if you forget to turn OFF the grinder (by pushing a button) and you just so happen to put pre-ground coffee in there - well, it doesn't make a good cup of coffee for at least a week. Ask me how I know. Sigh. I am almost convinced that the machine is a super-sonic machine from the Jettson's (think Outerspace here) and if I only spoke its' language it would happily brew me up any kind of coffee I wanted. But, alas, I don't speak the right language.

Well, enough is enough. Today I bought myself that adorable little coffee maker to the left of the big machine. It is just perfect - 1 step on/off and it makes a perfect portion - 1 cup! You can put any cup under it so if you loose or break a cup - no big deal - just switch cups. But hopefully that cup won't break because, despite a chip on top, it is my favorite snowman cup.

And to the right is my electric teapot. Now - that is one appliance that I truly love because I drink LOTS more tea than coffee. I might drink 1-2 cups of coffee a week and that is only when I am going through a coffee mood, but I easily drink 3-5 cups of tea a day. No matter - I should be able to make a decent cup of coffee all by myself when the mood strikes - and now I can. Yippee!!!

So now that we are all nice and cozy and drinking our coffee - or tea - I just wanted to add a little something about comments... and thank you very much for all your nice comments! I really love to read comments left on my blog, and I also really love to read comments that are left on other people's blogs too. I try to leave as many comments as I have time for when I read other blogs and I am sorry if I don't always leave comments for you. Only so much time - oh, and sometimes I try to leave a comment and Blogger won't let me!

Anyway, sometimes I take a comment as sort-ov chatty and if it involves a question - I don't always answer. Perhaps you don't show your e-mail so I can't just fire off a quick answer. Or, maybe I just don't know the answer (for example - the bird photo I showed earlier this month - I THINK it is a waxwing, but I am not positive - so whoever asked me what kind of bird it was - I didn't answer). But more times than not, I just think of the comments as chatting and it is hard to "chat" on the computer so I don't answer. And then I am off doing things and forget my good intentions of incorporating some comments/questions into my next post. Tsk, tsk. Please don't think that I am ignoring you because I am not! And, I know that lots of people read my blog who don't or can't leave comments (you have to have a blog to leave comments), and that is just fine with me. Please keep reading - I know that you are out there!!! Then there are people who do leave me comments, but I am not a regular reader of their blog - although I do try to stop by from time to time to see what you are up to - so thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!


Well, nice to "chat" with you all - I am off to admire my new little coffee machine - ah the temptation - but it is 8 pm here... OK - skip that idea - time to put Little Boy to bed.

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6 comments:

Linda_J said...

I would rather have iced tea than coffee any day! How my husband can drink coffee when it is this darned hot is beyond me. Looks like the little coffee maker will be just the ticket for you! More user friendly.

quiltpixie said...

I have a a simple coffee maker -- one on/off button -- that I've never made coffee in. I use it for tea. Drop the herbal tea bag where the coffee would go, add water and voila herbal tea that stays hot for me to enjoy the whole pot! Doesn't work with black tea, but thats OK I use a "real teapot" then :-)

Samantha said...

Just fyi- I am pretty sure you can start a free blogger account, never actually set up the blog, and still leave comments...

Patti said...

I'm with you, Evelyn - I drink much more tea than I do coffee. (My DH drinks neither.) I make coffee when quilt group is here and that's it. I don't have an electric teapot but have often thought about getting one. Right now I just heat a mug of water in the microwave and throw in a tea bag. Do you think the electric teapot makes better tea? I presume it basically heats your water and then you pour it in the cup with the teabag, right? Or do you actually put the tea into the pot? I'm always on the lookout for a better way to make my tea. So often I put a tea bag in the cup then head to sew while it steeps, and totally forget I made it until it is stone cold. Not a good thing!

Penny said...

In Britain, we'd call it an electric kettle, not a teapot. You use it for boiling the water: meanwhile put the teabag in a cup or mug, then pour the water over it. It looks very like our electric kettle, which has an automatic switchoff for when the water boils.

The Calico Cat said...

I like my electric tea kettle too... (Mine only boils water)