Sunday, February 14, 2010

Gratituesday: My Espresso Machine!

This post is part of Gratituesday at Heavenly Homemakers


For the past, oh, ten years, I have been a bonafide caffeine addict.  I realize that it is not good for my health, or that of my babies, but I simply cannot, and do not, want to give it up :-D  There is something about a big, hot mug of coffee that just eases my mind.  I drink it first thing in the morning to prepare for the day and after dinner to unwind and get ready for bed. 

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."

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