I think it’s pretty much a universal sign that you’re in for a humdinger of a day when you pour the water in the coffee pot, turn on the coffee pot, then return from the shower to find that you eliminated the critical step of actually placing the pot back on the burner, thereby christening your countertops with all manner of caffeinated goodness, which is no good, no good at all because it just means that the countertops are going to be totally wired all morning and really, who wants to deal with that?
Prior to this morning, I was under the impression that even without the actual pot, the coffee maker would preserve my hot coffee in some sort of holding chamber, that it would not in fact spew and splatter coffee onto surfaces in my kitchen that heretofore have been unexamined and lo, even undiscovered.
But I was wrong.
Apparently the “pause and pour” feature is only applicable in the presence of a coffee pot that is actually functioning as a receptacle for the hot coffee, and sadly, this was not the case all, being that the coffee pot was sitting on an adjacent counter, nestled in the folds of a lovely red dishcloth.
Anyhoo. Three things:
1) My sweet friend Shannon has been homebound for about four days now because of unusually icy weather where she lives. And she has four children. So she’s come up with a little project for them to do today, and you can help. Go see her.
2) There’s a great new contest for “undiscovered” blogs over at Everyday Mommy. Click here to see the details about how you can recognize some hidden bloggy treasure…it’s a great opportunity to recognize some of those excellent blogs that don’t have much traffic yet. Be sure to check it out.
Okay. I’m off in search of caffeine.
Perhaps in the form of an IV.