My mother is SERIOUS about her coffee!!!!
At Deanie's she has her own personal coffee bar set up on a corner of her bathroom counter.
She is in TOTAL control of her own coffee!!!
This has not happened by chance but after a power play that lasted a long time where Mother drank ALL of the coffee before Deanie and Charlie even got in the kitchen!
Over here, she can't even turn the pot ON!!!
You need a manual to figure out how to do things in this house!
First, you have to slide your hand down between the curtain and the coffee cart and hit the button on the power plug which automatically turns on the strings of white lights beside the coffee cart and over the French doors. THEN you have to know to hit the tiny 'grinder' button to OFF before you hit the ON button - or it will sound just exactly like a cement mixer! LOUD!!!
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO.......whoever is awake first - Louis Dean or myself - gets up and turns on the coffee! Mother has already been awake for awhile and once was even sitting right beside the coffee pot just waiting for someone to turn it on!!!
She then proceeds to drink several cups QUICKLY!!! I have never seen anyone drink coffee as FAST as she does!!! By the time we get around to breakfast - the coffee is long gone!!
By the time we had our coffee, Bible reading, out loud reading, done our Karate exercises and dressed - it was noon!!!
Louis Dean made some wonderful biscuits and served them up with fried eggs, bacon and sausage patties!!! Talk about GREASE! All our joints should be moving smoothly after that meal!!!
I bagged up a couple of those biscuits and a few strawberries and went off to get my hair cut!
It was November when I last had it done!!!
I have the BEST hair stylist EVER!!!!
Please note the beautiful necklace I'm wearing!
A Christmas gift from my Yulisa!!!
I usually get my hair cut SHORT SHORT but I am liking this new 'longer' version!!!
After I left the salon, I decided to drop by Thrift Giant on Beltline Road and lo, and behold, they had 50% off everything today!!!! Just wait and I will show you my scores!!!
Mother watches a lot of TV and it makes me feel vaguely guilty. Kind of like putting a child in front of the television set and using it as a baby sitter!!! I tried to interest her in old movies before I left and even sat through the ending of an old Jimmy Stewart one - really old because he played an ungrateful son of a preacher and his wife in Civil War times! She insisted on me turning it to CNN before I left! She was still there in the den when I got back so I turned it off and made us some ice tea and settled her in a chair on the side deck while I showed her all my treasures!
First I had to clear the table of the fire starters I had been making.
I used the leftover candle wax in the jars after the wick's been burned down.
Melt them in a a pan of hot water and pour the wax into mini muffin pans.
Makes perfect fire starters for both our fireplace in the den or our outside fire pit!
This pretty arrangement is now in the gazebo!
I don't NEED any more coffee cups but this one of the painted ladies was just $0.30!
How in the world could I pass up a nice large platter like this????
Brand new insulated tea glass!!!! $1.00!
I love to buy fresh pillows to use outside!
When you get them inexpensively at thrift stores - it doesn't matter that they don't last forever!!!
After my Show and Tell, we went around to the gazebo for cheese and crackers!
Louis Dean and I had a glass of wine while Mother ate with both hands full!!!!
I think she had a good day!
Did you watch Downton Abbey last night???
I loved it when Carson discovered meal making wasn't as easy as he thought it was!!!!
Louis Dean prepared dinner tonight - and remember! He prepared breakfast for lunch earlier!!!
I called him Carson and told him he did a splendid job!!! Don't forget to clean up!!!!
It's only 9:00 but our day is done!
The dishwasher is humming so the coffee pots aren't ready for in the morning just yet.
I'll do that right before I go to bed. I did set out our cups, though.
Mother's is the largest! I bought the one Louis Dean will use in Hawaii back when I took Amber for her 21st birthday. LD likes it because it is so thick! That keeps the coffee hot longer!
MY cup came special delivery by way of Royal Mail from Scotland!!!
It was a gift from my friend Penny of the Homemade Heart!
Mother is in the den watching the Grammy Awards. Louis Dean took a hot bath and I just checked on him and he is stretched out on the bed sound asleep! I know he only meant to lie there a moment!
I think I will begin the process of closing up the house. Both sets of French doors are open to the night sounds and I have had two mayflies land on my computer while I have been writing this evening! It takes a good 15 minutes to turn out all the lights and shut and lock all the doors. Put the dog up and the cat out - or in. It will take at least that long for Mother to get from the den all the way to the guest room - and it's not really that far! But perhaps she will want to stay up and finish watching the Grammy Show. Whatever. I am heading to bed grateful that this has been such a good day. ANY day you get your hair cut is a GOOD day!!!