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.