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Happy FriYay everyone! On what is yet another cold, gray, and blustery Spring morning in the Midwest, why not pull up a chair with your favorite blankie and cup o’Joe and join me for a little conversation?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I have the best coffeemaker on earth. Seriously! My husband bought this monstrosity for me for Christmas five years ago because it supposedly makes the very best coffee, and I would have to say, I agree! A couple of weeks before Christmas this year, it stopped working. Yikes! I checked my receipt and wouldn’t you know it…the five-year warranty was going to expire in just 11 days! When does that ever happen??? This awesome company repaired the machine and it’s as good as new. Last week a little (but important) piece broke off of the filter basket. The company sells new baskets for $19.50. There was nothing wrong with the basket itself. My husband e-mailed the company and asked if they sold the little rubber piece. They don’t, so they are just going to send us one. Score! I will say, the coffeemaker is ridiculously expensive. But considering I make two (yes, two!) pots a day, and with such great customer service, I would absolutely buy it again. If you are a coffee lover like me, you can check it out on Amazon. This is the one I have, but you if you drink only one or two cups a day, check out this single-cup, less expensive model as an alternative. If you really love coffee and prefer to make it at home, I would give these a serious look.
Over coffee I would tell you that tax season has me (as usual) pulling my hair out. And I don’t even do my own taxes! However, I’m so ridiculously lame about keeping all of my papers in one place, it takes me a full week to get everything together for my accountant. I used to do my taxes before I owned my business, but with all the rules about a home business and the way they change from year to year, it’s much easier for me to pay someone else to get them done. I finally finished this week. And now, it’s time to shred. This year I decided to splurge and buy a high-capacity shredder. It was a little pricey ($99.99 on Amazon), but it shreds not just paper, but also CDs and credit cards. And hey, now I have another tax deduction for next year! This is the one I have, if you are in the market for one!
If we were having coffee I would tell you about my new snack obsession. I was bumped up to First Class on a flight a few weeks ago, and they were handing these out. I’d never tasted them and probably never should have. They are just one of the many reasons I can’t shake these extra
10 15 pounds I have gained over the past six or so months. Want to give them a try? Just like E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G, you can buy them on Amazon! They come in a variety of flavors…I’m a little nervous I might just fall in love with them all!
Over coffee I would tell you I have a half marathon coming up in just two weeks and I still haven’t been running very much (hence the weight gain…). It’s been so freaking cold in Chicago, I just can’t get my ever-growing butt out the door. We are already two weeks into Spring and we are still seeing snow and wind chills in the single-digits!
And last, if we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m super excited that baseball season is here! I’m a lifelong Cubs fan, and they sure have had an awesome past few years! My son and daughter-in-law live just a block or two from Wrigley Field, which means free street parking close to the ballpark on game day!
What would you share with me over coffee? Do you brew your own, or rely on a local barista? Are you a baseball fan?