This morning I woke quite early, even before the sun rose on the horizon. I really don’t actually enjoy this time of morning, just before everything is awake around me. I have to be so quite at this time and can’t bang around in my kitchen making that first glorious cup of coffee.

Even if most mornings it’s the instant version of real coffee. Now, I must confess something and I ask if you promise not to laugh too awfully hard ~ I’ll make a small confession to you…

I bought one of those handy dandy coffee makers that you pop one of those pods into and before you can even wipe the sleep outta your eyes, it’s done ~ That steaming hot cup of Joe in your cup of choice.

Well….as it happened the pod coffee maker was a steal on sale which is what prompted me to make such a purchase in the first place, I did know the pods at the store could be costly, completely wiping out the savings for the coffee maker. But, and yes there is always a but….

I planned on only using this new toy on the rarest occasions when I was dog tired in the morning and use other methods instead most days. I bought a box of the pods and placed them high on my fridge – (high for me because I’m short like a tadpole) I’d need my little stool to reach up to the top to retrieve the box of pods ~ sort of like a savings account for down the road when I needed quick and easy.

Sad thing is my legs gravitated onto that blasted stool, until the pod box was totally empty. Now I’ve done it! I’ve become addicted to the ease and enjoyment of these tasty selections for coffee. (lots of varieties for the pods) How  on earth could I ever go back to a regular cup of coffee (instant) and having to wait for the kettle to boil (over 5 minutes)

I’d gone and done it ~ spoiled myself and messed up my morning routine as a happy camper. I’d need to form a group of spoiled coffee drinkers and be a comfort to others with the same empty wallets to keep buying those delightful little pod of ground coffee.

Be wise and always remember and never forget ~ always listen to your inner voice…

What you don’t have one of those? Hum…I bet you do ~ you’re just waiting a bit to admit it… 🙂

Our winter appears to be taking a back seat and spring is springing forward just like the moving our clocks ahead by an hour.. (What’s the point I ask you ~ if only to set them back again)

I can report there are signs of puddles in my driveway, especially the part of driveway that’s sinking, looking more like a bowl for the puddle than a nice flat drive of asphalt. I was told the trees in my front yard are the culprit for this transformation. The roots growing underneath are moving the soil outta the way and causing the driveway to sink in spots. SINKHOLE ALERT!

melting snow and puddles

I’ve had a nightmare or two about my C.R.V. falling into my driveway when it gave way to a sinkhole. Scary stuff I tell you, and so is the ground freezing and thawing causing havoc also to the driveway and the surrounding roadways. It’s like an obstacle course driving in the spring, and probably the same where you are if you get snow in the wintertime.

So, watch the weather channel because they are calling for the temps to warm up which is a sign to make an appointment with your local garage to remove the snow tires and replace the all seasons. You might as well get an oil change, because you’re probably due for that too..

This is the time to not enjoy the dirty looking snow as it melts and the big reveal of trash thrown without thought (by others, not me) The birds tell the true tale as they perch atop the remaining snow banks waiting for tasty treats on garbage day … (After a gale force snow storm done blew away your garbage can lid ~ never to be found again …I numbered my can but forgot to house number my lid just in case someone found it and was feeling generous and return it to me…..

Lift off to spring

Take care and enjoy your day and evening

I sure plan on it, because it’s time to put my snowblower away, until next winter

snowblower - resized 20

(I hope)




2 thoughts on “Be Wise & Listen to your Weather Channel

  1. Glad to hear that you can finally store the snow-blower, Laura.

    I used to drink a lot of strong coffee, back in the day. I had an espresso machine, and a Bialetti pot as well as two different sizes of plunger cafetieres. Then my stomach began to be irritated by it, so I switched to instant, and still use that today. I occasionally have a strong coffee as a treat, when in a cafe or restaurant, but the numerous cups per day are a thing of the past now.

    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Pete, I hear ya on coffee making your stomach ache at times… this is also why I went over to the instant coffee. I have 6 Ulcers and I must keep them happy at all times or else I’m not a happy camper to say the least.. Have a wonderful afternoon and evening across the pond…

      ~Laura ~ 🙂


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