Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. It’s been quite some time since I’ve complained, lamented or otherwise expressed angst over a coffee machine.… Been a couple of years now since Mr. Coffee went bye bye. He had a good life. He had an extraordinarily long life thanks to one Man ‘O Mine who can fix just about anything presto chango. But life has changed drastically since then. From a culinary perspective, the one thing that has not changed is my
love of, need for coffee.
Raise your hands! Who cannot exit by front, side or any other door to their abodes each day without ingesting what I lovingly refer to as the “go-go juice”? Be honest 🙂 Anyway, today proved that last week’s “incident” wasn’t a fluke. The coffee machine in question, a parting gift from my nephew (whole other story), is not old. I accept that I may have used it the most consistently from 2013 – 2015. But still… that’s only 2 years. What coffee machine begins malfunctioning after 2 years?!
Here’s the problem: halfway through the process, the water sits in the basket. That’s right! The life blood ceases to drip into the carafe. This has happened once before and is what happened this morning. Aagh! 1 mug a the juice…liquid only up to line 2! I need it up to line 4!. I wiggle the carafe hoping this jars the mechanism that stimulates the process (oh, man – I need someone to stimulate this writing process) of transforming water into coffee. (hey, it’s Sunday, isn’t it?!)
I pour myself the first mug and return upstairs to write this post. I don’t get very far when I realize it’s time to go down for the 2nd and last mug of a body’s best friend. BooHoo. No such luck. There’s a bunch of water still sitting in the basket refusing to leave. Now what? I look at the carafe. There’s still some caffeinated goodness left. But is there enough to fill my mug?…just barely. Thank all thats good. So here I am. It’s all gone. The juice is gone. Time to get down to business.
Ten Things of Thankful. The blog hop. I can do this….
- I’ve given thanks in the past for family in whatever form that takes. Today, I go literal. I’m thankful for my brother and sister in law. (see #2)
- A Kindle! Said brother and sister sent me a surprise last week. A Kindle! (did I already mention that? lol) I’ve been a hold out on these Kindle things. Me, of books to hold, smell, carry. Books that give bookscases a reason to be. (I love bookcases!)
- It’s funny, the day before I received my Kindle, I had gone to the library. *sigh* The books I signed out are sitting by the bed. Unread. (I will read them. I promise!)
- Have I mentioned yet I have a Kindle now? Here’s the thing. I really, really like it. I love it now that I can read in the dark! Yup. I can turn off the light, lay down in bed on my side and read. And not worry that I might bend the binding too much or worse yet roll over and damage the pages. Yeah, it has advantages.
- It is life altering. The Kindle. (Sure it can be!) It’s a little thing that impacts a major part of my life – reading.
- Weather. Living in the mid-Atlantic, we’re just that. In the middle. Which means we get a fall but not quite the New England fall of my childhood. This year, fall came in like a lamb as they say. The colors have been gradual, beautiful and not marred by too much rain. Fingers crossed, rain will be minimal during this, my favorite season.
- the Wakefield Doctrine. Really? You need me to say more? That’s correct. Go there. Read. Then tell me that there is nothing there for you.
- Music and it’s availability because of the internet! Music. My life blood.
- The belief that “life will be better”.
- Another day. It’s another opportunity. It is a gift.