Share my joy
First, we got a new coffee maker. Most everyone knows I love coffee so much that my kitchen is decorated in the theme of coffee and tea. One of the main things I bring back with me from Africa are bags of coffee beans! (Kenya is a major producer of coffee...and some of the best!) And of course we have constant church gatherings at our house and my coffee pot gets a total workout just from that not to mention day to day use. Well, as most everyone knows, Linens and Things is going out of business. That makes me sad because it's one of my favorite places. The only good news out of this is that I got some new things there last night at such a low price it's insane. One of them was this brand new Cuisinart 12-cup coffee grinder & brewer. Not only does it grind the beans and brew at the same time but it is fully programmable! I am so excited, it's ridiculous! Understand that as much of a coffee lover as I am I have never had this kind of coffee maker that could be programmed. Tomorrow morning is going to be an exciting time for me to wake up on Sunday morning while it's still dark outside and as I'm laying in bed, smell my coffee waiting for me in the kitchen! Yay! Let me also say that the coffee really does taste different with this kind of maker. I am surprised at the difference, actually. They attribute part of this reason to the special water filter that is in it, as well as the grind of the beans to medium. In addition to this coffee maker I also got some table cloths, napkins and napkin rings at a steal. Everybody knows too that I love china and setting the table in many different ways...and this gives me even more options than I have now. I'm so excited!
The second thing we got with another of our pastor appreciation gift certificates is this outdoor fireplace from Home Depot. If you've been to my house you know I have a great patio in my backyard and we hang out there a lot or entertain back there. This will be perfect, especially in time for my Christmas Open House tomorrow night with our leadership. I have always wanted a fireplace...and we do not have one indoors nor would we have occasion to use it much out of the year in Florida to justify it taking up the space in our house, however having it on the back patio where we have plenty of room and utilizing it about 3 months out of the year will be just perfecto!
Thanks for sharing my joy over my two new things and...any of you who come over regularly to my home will get to enjoy them too. :-) (Yes, you Michele!) lol