This post is part of Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers
With my birthday last month, Nathan and his parents conspired to buy me an espresso machine. It finally arrived a week and a half ago, and BOY am I grateful!
Now, without spending tons of money at the coffee shop, I can have a latte every day. I also don't have to wrestle children in and out of the car, across the snowy street in the early morning rush hour, and into the coffee shop. I can make my own latte, just the way I like it, while everyone is either asleep or in pajamas. HOORAY!
There is also something divine in steaming my own milk. For years, I worked in a variety of coffee shops, and my favorite activity has always been to steam the milk. I love the sound and smell as it heats up and begins to froth. It is a kinesthetic experience that I totally enjoy.
It may be a small thing that shouldn't matter, but having my own espresso machine makes me "super happy."