Hello coffee??

It sure doesn’t feel like winter around here.

There is no snow on the ground and we hit 40 degrees today!  What is up with that?  Well, I guess global warming is what is up with that…

The coffee maker died today.  The other day it stopped brewing, but then started again, so we weren’t totally surprised this happened.  I pushed the brew button this morning and it started, then stopped.  I unplugged it and plugged it back in.  It started brewing again, but then stopped and started making a ticktickticktick sound, which was mildly alarming, so I shut it off.  Don’t need any explosions before 8 a.m. thank you.  It also started leaking water out the bottom.  Guess it is time for a new one!  We had to boil water in the tea kettle and pour it over the grounds to have coffee.  While I wish we could afford the uber technical Technivorm brewer, I think we are going to go with the Bunn.

A little industrial looking, but the coffee is really good from it. Guess we have to drag out the french press for now.

I made up a flax waffle (aka 1 minute muffin) and topped it with some peanut flour today.  This has a nice mix of fat and protein, plus fiber!

Work has been busy since I got back.  I don’t know if anybody missed me, but I know they missed how much work I normally do!  At least I still had a job when I got back.  You just never know.

Egg salad for lunch today.  Funny how I despise mayo, but I like egg salad.  One of those weird quirks.

I have been loving potato chips lately, too.  They are gluten free  :mrgreen:

It was nice enough today that I could roast my coffee outside and get a darker roast today.  While the brewer is dead, the espresso machine is alive and well! Here is one of my souvenirs I got at Disney for my afternoon latte.

Love!!  This is about a 12 ounce mug.

I also had some more cashews.

Pixie loves the sunny weather.

Will you move my blanket to the sun please??

It’s been a poultry kind of week around here.  I am tired of turkey, but still stayed in the family with chicken for dinner.  Hey, it was thawed out!

This was an especially delicious pear.  I could never give up fruit.  Ever.  They would have to pry it from my cold dead hands before I give it up.

I have to pamper John tonight.  He is even more stuffy and getting feverish, poor guy.  I am so glad I didn’t get what he has.  At least we know I didn’t give it to him, so no guilt there.  But first is riding the trainer for a bit.


Another reminder for the Healthy Heart Weekend!  I’ll be annoying with by the end of the week, I am sure.  Another one of the prizes I am giving away is a coconut prize.  A pound of coconut flour and a box of my beloved coconut butter!  Still have to think of a third one.

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19 thoughts on “Hello coffee??

  1. Kimberley

    Pry it from your cold, dead hands! LOL! That is serious stuff.

    So sorry for the loss of your coffee machine…I know how much coffee means to you. At least you could still have a latte.
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  2. Kim

    The mints were awesome last year:) I was going to request a Pixie picture, so thanks for that. I missed seeing her while you were away. Is that ridiculous to love a cat so much that I’ve never seen in person, ha?

  3. Fran

    Love your coffee mug.

    I love the pic of Pixie, Bella is the same, she can find the smallest spot of sunshine and suck up the sun 🙂

    Hope John feels better soon, wish him well.

  4. Satu

    Yes, it doesn’t look like winter at all. Our winter started in the beginning of January and is now in full swing. Brr. BTW: your neighbouring houses look really pretty to a Finnish eye.

    I can’t really relate to your coffee maker problems, I’m a tee-totaller! 🙂
    Satu´s last blog post ..Sensible Diet Fail

  5. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    Ha – I laughed at your comment that potato chips are gluten-free. So is a pound of butter. 😉

    Ugh, sorry about the coffee maker but hopefully your new one will brew even more delicious cups! I bought a tiny one for my apartment and I’ve never been happy with the coffee flavor. When I go to Mom & Dad’s the coffee is AMAZING and they just have a run ‘o the mill maker (just larger) so not sure what’s up.

    I’ll have to adjust my exercise plans for my Texas trip. We’ll have to go for a brisk walk exploring the city or something
    Ali @ Peaches and Football´s last blog post ..To Austin I Will Go!

  6. Leah

    My Valentine’s card is coffee related this year… I started making my coffee “pour over” grounds when my pot died. Still need a pot…but with they made the good ones smaller, because it’s just for me. My husband didn’t follow the “you-must-be-a-barista” part of our marriage agreement. oh well! JOking. He’s great, just missing out on the best part of waking up…(do you hear a jingle inyour head now?)

    Glad work is keeping you busy, hope it’s all understandable.

    I’ve done my heart-y workout and will post tomorrow with the details.
    Leah´s last blog post ..Weigh-In … Silver Lining

  7. Jody - Fit at 54

    So funny with your one commenter – I was going to say give away a pic of Pixie too! 😉 I just pinned this pic! She is friggin adorable!

    So sorry about John & hope he is better soon!!!

    Love your coffee mug but 🙁 on the coffee maker. I had one do that leak out the bottom too!

    I will be running this weekend & I just tweeted about it! 🙂

    Have a great one & enjoy that weather!
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..Nike Says YES!

  8. Linda Kuil (Frickin' Fabulous...)

    1). LOVE the argyle throw blanket!!
    2). LOVE the Mickey mug! Isn’t it impossible to choose a souvenir? But I’d choose a mug or Christmas ornament every time. The mug you get to look at fondly every day! (But at 12oz. it’s tiny! I love a vat o’ coffee!)
    3). We’re expecting 1-3″ tonight into tomorrow… gotta get my son to the hs for jazz band competition, so I should go straight to the gym from there and knock out that 9 miles! Gotta remember my camera!

  9. Ron

    Not much of a winter here until yesterday, it is cold 12 degrees and it was lighly snowing this morning, but now the sun is out.

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