Anyways, I got a wad of cash for Christmas--thanks Mom and Dad. I'm going to spend it on a brand new coffee roaster. I usually spend these cash gifts on clothes, which was again my first thought, but I wanted to think outside of the box a bit and get something fun instead. So, I think I've found the model that fits into my price range/needs and lo and behold, I can buy it at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Somehow, it takes the romance out of buying a coffee roaster when you have to walk into a Bed, Bath, and Beyond to pick it up. But hey, I won't have to pay for shipping it online.
So it's the Hearthenware I-Roast 2.
It's got a bunch of nifty settings and ways to control the roasting and I'm super psyched! I can't wait to be able to nuance my roasts instead of the limits that I had trying to roast with a popper. Don't get me wrong, the popcorn popper is an excellent roaster. I'm just excited about the prospect of a new toy.
In other news--
I'm on vacation . . . again!
I'm contemplating violin lessons after a 10 year break.
We were all sick for Christmas, including Amelia with Pink Eye.
Ariana got me a baking stone, cedar incense, and some really fancy socks for Christmas.
I've also caught almost 8 mice in the last month and did a major clean up behind our fridge and under our sink to rid ourselves of the rodents. I still gasp and jump every time I see one run across the kitchen.
Oh, and I borrowed a set of Johnny Cash CDs from the great Olympia Shacks and man, what a genius that Johnny Cash was. I wish I could sing that low.
Well, I'll try to be a bit more consistent here. Take care everyone and thanks for reading.