Saturday, September 20, 2008

Coffee (pot) Break

A morning without coffee is like sleep. ~Author Unknown

What do you do when you wake up at the crack of dawn, turn on the coffee pot and... nothing happens?

1. Cry.

2. Try to get your brain to think minus its first jolt of coffee.

3. Boil water on the stove.

4. Ladle boiling water into coffee pot filter basket while balancing it carefully over the carafe.

5. Watch the coffee drip slowly, agonizingly through the filter.

6. Drink.


7. Make plans to go to the store immediately for new coffee pot.


Pix DD took of the flowers currently blooming outside:


Marigolds (I plant them around my veggie garden, and didn't have the heart to pull them up when I took down the garden):

Chrysanthemums (as an aside -- I never understand why people don't actually PLANT the mums in their gardens here... they just plop pots all over the place and then throw them out. Mums DO come back every year -- they're like weeds... ah well, the frugal me will never understand):



Happy Saturday. I have today set aside for "promo" day -- today I work on all the stuff I need to do for me as an author to get my name out there. I'm going to work on creating bookmarks and possibly a trailer for "Kitchen Matches" and "Stiller Creek", and I might do some loop and blog hopping. We'll see. I don't honestly know how much time I'll have as Judy is going away for the weekend, and I'll have to be both of us at LASR.



Melissa said...

Hugs on the broken coffee pot. Luckily I'm a tea drinker so I could always build a fire to heat water ;)

Tori Lennox said...

I don't drink coffee, but if I woke up and discovered I didn't have any Diet Coke, I would totally freak out! So I feel your pain.

anno said...

Pouring water through a filter is slow & tedious. Hope you enjoy your new coffee pot!

Dru said...

I hope you were successful in replacing your coffee pot.

Good luck with "promo" day.

Sarita Leone said...

Oh, I can so relate to the coffee pot blues. That happened to us once. Now I keep a spare coffee maker in the pantry! I need my one cup in the morning to feel like the day has officially begun. Silly, I know...but still, I'm a creature of habit when it comes to my one cup. :)

I hope you've had a lovely day. Happy Saturday!

Allie Boniface said...

Hope the promo efforts went well!

Brandy said...

I hope you found a good coffee pot. I don't drink coffee, but do like the smell. *G*

The flowers are glorious! Beautiful pictures thank you for sharing.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Can't. do. without. coffee.

Hope you have a new pot by now!

groovyoldlady said...

I've never had good luck planting mums up here. They DO come back, but only as foliage - no flowers. Is there a secret?