Tuesday, March 8, 2011

More Aging.

Grace is getting really old.  Patie is doing lots of "old" things just like Grace is, but, she still has a rounded baby sweetness about her.  Grace, however, just a year and a half ahead, is just looking very, very old- all tall and proper- and she tries so hard to be mature, too.  She reminds me so much of Meg in Little Women-  and so it's fitting that Meg's pet name, and Grace's middle name (Daisy), are the same.

A few weeks ago our coffee maker started acting wonky, not staying on to brew, etc., so we had to replace it.  It was great, and it brewed pre-dawn coffee for us faithfully for 4 years.  The time has flown by.  It seems like only yesterday I was pulling that beautiful Cuisinart machine out of it's box.

We replaced it with this one- and I have to say- having the thermal carafe turns out to be a really, really good thing.  I was always doubtful as to it's necessity, but now that we've seen the light, we'll never turn back.

We left Target, and as we drove away I told Grace that if this coffee maker lasts as long as our old one, she'll be almost twelve before we replace it. 

This amazed her.  And me.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Those thermal coffee pots ARE pretty amazing. We had one that was the same concept but the coffee stayed in the machine and you just put the cup under and pressed a lever to get the amount you want. Same idea and kept the coffee SO hot. Now we've got the cheapest Mr. Coffee because our Cuisinart died when we were unemployed and we bought like a $15 one from Bed Bath + Beyond with a coupon! But I have to say I'm lusting after yours now. Thanks a lot. :)