Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1

It's raining, just a little. It has been a dry and cool summer. Rain would be welcome, but I am enjoying the cool temps. Our little house is hard to keep cool most summers. Summer means the air conditioner runs almost every day. Not this year, only for a week in June and just an occasional day since then... should be good for the budget, too.

What have I been doing?


We went to the cabin last weekend, it was cool and rainy, but time spent there is always good for me, even if the weather is yucky. No swimming, but we did pick blueberries, and a few raspberries in between raindrops.
This weed grow in the ditch along the road at the cabin.. I identified it as "Fireweed". Beautiful.




A very cool coffee pot was hiding in the cupboard at the cabin all these years... I found it and tried it. The coffee was fantastic! maybe it was the north woods atmosphere, but still....
I became a coffee drinker in the early years of the MR.COFFEE phenomenon.. my parents drank instant coffee back then, and my Nana had her own way of making coffee. She would boil the grounds in a kettle and then pour in COLD water to settle the grounds...yum....I loved her coffee..
Over the years, I have owned drip coffee makers, and drank instant(yuck), used a french press, and now I have a fancy Kuerig that uses coffee "pods". I have never used a coffee percolator before.Except those huge ones used at funerals and such occasions when huge doses of coffee must be at the ready. (?)
I was fascinated by the mechanics of this little marvel. Being clear Pyrex helped, I watched as the water became drinkable coffee.... I literally stood at the stove and watched it bubble up and drip down... Maybe that is why it tasted so good... I am easily entertained. And it was raining.
I have been sewing mittens


And staying healthy....except for my used-up knee.












3 comments:

Lynda said...

I am so glad to hear you are well and still kicking in spite of a gimpy knee! Hope to see you soon!

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