I think the cold has gone to my head. Or else my “Living la Vida Lamo” has started to take a toll on me. I am making silly mistakes. Chris looks at me and says “Should I be worried about you?” I hope not. I don’t think that I am quite ready for assisted living but if too many more things happen I might be moving across the street and kitty cornered to the place in our neighborhood.
I always like to get the coffee ready to go the night before. When Chris is in town I brew a pot in the morning. If it is just me I just use the Keurig. My standard mode of operation is to get it all set after dinner when I am done cleaning the kitchen. We have one of those fabulous Cuisinart Grind and Brew machines that allows you to program the machine to start whenever you want. Of course at 6:15 a.m. the sound of coffee beans grinding usually alerts us that the smell of coffee will soon be wafting back towards the bedroom. I cleaned the brew basket, filled the water reservoir and noticed that the supply of beans was low so I proceeded to put fresh beans in the machine. WRONG! I wondered why they weren’t going in in the normal fashion and realized that I was trying to put them in the water reservoir. Fortunately for me the folks at Cuisinart are aware that there are dimwits like me out there in the world and ensure that there is a screen of sorts for the water to go through so the beans did not actually go into the water reservoir but piled up on top.
Let me also remind you of the huge Christmas fail when I purchased the seven foot lamp for my son to take back on the airplane to NYC….(you can read about it if you click on the link above but the picture pretty much sums it up). The lamp that wouldn’t stop growing…..
That story kind of continues into January. I had been expecting a package from eBay and it had not arrived yet so I decided to check my order history and see what the deal was. Lo and behold I saw that yes, indeed, the package had shipped . To NYC. To Micah. Whose address apparently was the last shipment I had made on eBay. Sigh.
I sent Micah an email with the subject line saying “I am a dork” and explained that he would be getting a package with 2 adorable teapots and if he wouldn’t mind just shipping those to me I would be eternally grateful. He responded that he would be on the lookout for it and not to worry. I am not worried but I am a little baffled as to why I am such a ditz at times. It isn’t as if I have a billion things going on in my life.
I blame this blasted cold. It is dragging on and on and on and on and quite frankly I don’t do well in cold. My brain is frozen or something. So please, if I make a mistake or mess up —please be gentle with me. I am not quite ready to make that trek to the assisted living place. Not quite. But Aaron may want to start getting that room ready for me in Raleigh. Just saying.
Oh in case anyone is unaware of how cold it is (I know those weathermen are not doing their job at all) it is supposed to be minus 19 here today with wind chills making it feel like minus 39. You can find me in my warm home (thankful) with the gas fireplace going and the teakettle whistling.