I don’t need no stinkin’ coffee maker!

In a sense, it’s true. I have owned *many* a coffee maker, even a fancy cappuccino maker for a while. They all break! And I have too much adult adhd to get the hang of Chemex or a French press. Which only means those things just do not fit into my life for the time being. Maybe they will someday. We’ll see. Sigh. I rarely drink coffee in my house these days anyway. After a shower and an invigorating three mile hike in the snow in the dark, I am more than ready to rock. There’s coffee at work if I want it but I’m just as likely to drink water. If I’m home and I *want* coffee, I can either make instant or it’s a hop, skip, and a jump over to Zingerman’s @ The Plum Market. They have coffee there. And bagels and other stuff. And I can grab a few grokkeries if I want to.

It probably would be nice to have coffee and all of its accoutrements around here when there are guests… [When my Mouse comes to spend a holiday overnight here, she hauls her own coffee and Chemex and all of its accoutrements and provides coffee for all. This is why I had children.] This morning when I was walking through the woods at the end of my walk, I could see that the bathroom lights were on. Hmmm… Did the GG sleep late? Could be, except that the Frog Hopper was not in the driveway. Did he leave the lights on? Could be, Reddy Kilowatt frequently makes his presence known at The Landfill. Turned out it was Lizard Breath, who stayed an extra day to visit with all the Ann Arbor kids back in town for the holidays. She needed to get to work in Megalopolis today and all we have is instant coffee and I’ve lost track of what kind of breakfast froogs foods are around The Landfill, so Zingerman’s @ Plum Market it was. We were halfway there when I realized that I had my *phone* but not my purse, so Liz had to pay for her moom’s breakfast. [This is why I had children.]

Yer fav-o-rite blahgger sent Liz off with leftover lasagna, then settled in to a second day of workin’ from the Green Couch watchin’ all the dogz go by… Can I just say Cabin Fever? I think I am gonna have to head over to my cube tomorrow, at least for part of the day. Even though that promises to be as stultifyingly boring as The Landfill since almost no one on my team will be there. Working from home is cool once in a while. It is a lifesaver if you have to be home for a delivery or if you have a contagious disease and are up to working but probably not hanging out at the office all day. But it gets old fast, at least for me.

Oh yeah. 1) I trudged through enough snow on my walk this morning that various leg muscles rewarded me with that pleasantly mild “thank you for using me” ache. And 2) Did you see the moon tonight? Hung like a Chinese ba-a-a-a-alllll [this links to a damn video].

3 Responses to “I don’t need no stinkin’ coffee maker!”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I realized while watching old videos that my beloved Krups coffee maker(both espresso and regular) is 20 years old–a gift from my husband. It’s sure saved me lots of money over the years. 🙂

  2. jane Says:

    I did see the moon last night! it was rising as I left work and when I walked out it was framed between two rows of clouds. beautiful!

  3. Marquis Says:

    13th moon