Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Self Healing Coffee Pot


My coffee maker has been giving me fits lately. After I brew coffee, it turns off immediately, and it won't turn back on. I've had to resort to reheating my cup of coffee in the microwave.

"I can't live like this!" I lamented to Studmuffin....

"Well, you can get a new one, but it has to come out of your allowance."

"What?! A coffee maker is for the HOUSE...It should come out of the HOME REPAIR envelope!" I desperately pleaded my case...

"Sorry, babe, but you are the only one in this house who drinks coffee, therefore, you have to buy yourself a coffee maker out of your envelope." He was heartless. Utterly and purely heartless.

Perhaps he doesn't realize the importance of coffee for my day. Perhaps he is blithely unaware of the importance of coffee to my mental stability. Perhaps he is blind to the fact that coffee makes me a better person all around. Perhaps he forgot that if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy....



Thankfully, Gentle Reader, the coffee pot has healed itself. I brewed a cup yesterday when we got home, and it stayed on until I poured my cup. I was so happy. Then, this morning, it stayed on until I turned it off!

So, apparently, my coffee pot has healed itself.

Now my family will avoid the imminent disaster of a caffeine free mommy....

Or... *shudder*...it's behaving like a dying person, and having one last burst of energy before it totally kicks the bucket (sorry, but nurse's brains just work that way.) But never fear! I bought some instant coffee the other day to make a coffee cake. I can resort to that in desperate times. Or, I can use my percolator...

Can anyone tell me why the ladies in my parents community bought percolators for the young brides they threw showers for?

This is a question I've pondered for many years...

Hey, and check out my cool "new" jade Fire King coffee mug, and my "new" milk glass cake stand. For anyone who's interested, I highly recommend visits to your mother-in-law after she's been helping clean out 2 cellars and an attic with 100 years of accumulation in them. She suddenly feels the need to purge her house of some of her "junk." (More posts to come on my fascinating treasures.)

And, mooch that I am, I was very happy to oblige...

Oh, and for my mother-in-law, and anyone else who is freaking out...No, I'm not putting my Fire King cups in the microwave.

4 comments:

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hi, Andi. I believe this is my first time here. Came over from Becky's. Loved this post.

Marilyn said...

Hey, I still like my perculator, but it acts like your coffee maker. Some days its perky and somedays not. You are right, A cup of coffee in the morning is what is good for the whole family. the woman of the house needs to be happy.

Dawn said...

I'm thinking someone prayed in desperation over your coffee pot. Perhaps someone who has seen you without coffee!

Becky said...

EEEEEK! I could not go without my coffee... well I don't drink it every moment of the day like some peeps I know (ahem) but when I do want it I WANT IT NOW!!!

Can't wait to see more treasures.