Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Can I go back to bed, now?

I've had a productive morning: the kids woke me up fighting at 8:00 this morning.  I slept right through their morning noise because I'd gone to bed at 1:00 a.m. this morning, after having finished the first chapter of Fire and Forge.

I went to get coffee, and found less than half a cup in the pot.** And, after the stupid I pulled Saturday night, the sinks were piled high with dishes, so I couldn't clean up the coffee pot parts (the grinder, and permanent filter basket and cover).  So, I got the dog on her long lead, called the imp to hold the leash through the shut door and supervise, and called the pixie to feed the dog.  Then, while the imp was "walking" the dog, I unloaded and put away the clean dishes still in the dishwasher.  Then, I put all of the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, and cleaned up my coffee pot. 

While that was running, I got the last load of laundry put in the washer--the darks, which contained all of Odysseus's work shirts (which are almost all black or red). 

So.  Dishes are waiting to run, laundry has already run.  I'll be putting it in the dryer in a few minutes.

And I still haven't finished my coffee.

*If I can keep up the pace of a chapter a night, I should be finished with a first draft of Fire and Forge right around my tenth anniversary with my other half.  

**My pot is a grind and brew, which necessitates more cleanup than dumping the wet paper filter full of used coffee grounds in the trash.  Yes, I make a full pot.  No, I don't drink more than half of it on the day I make it.  Yes, I microwave brewed coffee.  Before I'm awake, I can't really appreciate it, anyway. 


  1. Sure you weren't in the Navy? Any old coffee in a storm works... ;-)

    1. Never served. Blew out my knee in high school P.E. Otherwise, I'd've bucked for a desk job to free up a man who could've hacked it in a valuable job. You'd probably like the coffee I make, though--I've met two people who don't dilute it before they can drink it.

      I won't drink instant coffee, and I won't drink Starbucks. Otherwise...as long as it's not barely colored water, it's drinkable.

    2. Amen to Starbucks... Spit... I refuse to pay that much for the attitude and a bad cup of burnt coffee... I can get that for free at work!

    3. Burnt is bad enough. I've almost always found it tasted like the beans/grounds were stale, too.