Thursday December 8, 2011

I am sitting here drinking the perfect cup of coffee

As I leisurely scroll through my news feed.  I glance up and see this little face…

She always scrunches her nose when she eats toast.  It’s just one of a million little things I love about her.

Toast crumbs, cinnamon and sugar, are scattered across the surface of the table.  Andrew Petersons’ voice drifts up from the computer.  He is singing “…what is seen will pass away, what is not is going home.”  I think of home.  I think of the dear 94-year-old soul who went home yesterday.  She is happy, I know she is.

I look down at the end of the table and see this handsome face.

Uh-oh, he’s spotted me

The remnants of last night’s late night treat are still sitting in the sink.

This day has “good day” written all over it.

May your day be filled with all the sweet little things that make life worth the long journey.

12 thoughts on “Thursday December 8, 2011

  1. Roadkill_Spatula

    That does look like a good day.

    I haven’t had a really good cup of coffee in years. The last one I remember that tasted just right was in Chile in 2008. Maybe I should get a percolator.

  2. SpazzyMommy

    Your blog just really made me want a cup of cocoa. I think its the picture of your son that did it! :)  You are so blessed to have such beautiful fresh flowers in your home!!! :) (and your blessed with little ones, but you already know that!)

  3. inanorchard

    @Roadkill_Spatula - I’m not the coffee expert at my house but my husband is   Justin roasts all our coffee himself and grinds it fresh every morning.  He says the best cup of coffee comes from a vacuum pot.  He has a collection of new and vintage coffee pots.  If you haven’t had a good cup of coffee in over 3 years what have you been drinking?!  Bad coffee?  Tea?

  4. Roadkill_Spatula

    The office coffee is too dark, what I make at home in the cheap drip machine is okay but never tastes like what I grew up with, and what I buy is fine but likewise is either too dark or is flavored and doesn’t count.

    I was in Chile on a work assignment in 2008 and was served a cup of coffee that tasted perfect! I said, “Is this Colombian coffee? It tastes wonderful!” They said, “No, it’s just cheap off-the-shelf Chilean coffee.” But they brewed it in one of those 30-cup percolators. I grew up with excellent Colombian coffee (Sello Dorado) prepared in a household percolator. It was smooth and mild, not bitter even if it was dark. Now Sello Dorado is one of the pricier coffees in Colombia and costs $7-8 a pound. Maybe it was expensive when I was a kid and I just didn’t realize it.


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