Monday, December 28, 2009


How am I supposed to keep readers if I only do quarterly posts? Ah well.

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.
i-ROAST 2 Coffee Roaster
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.


  1. Hey, we are all here, just waitng for the moment in which you post! The roaster sounds like a lot of fun, and I htink violin (or fiddle) lessons is a great idea! If you have a gift, use it! Good going on the mice!

  2. I do love that Johnny Cash. And I look forward to hearing about your adventures in roasting. AND I hope you are all on the mend.

  3. Thanks for stopping by guys. Gypsy-We are all better and really looking forward to seeing you guys tomorrow night for the eve of the new year. Luanne-We'll see about the lessons. The instructor is actually a woman that was born and raised in Finland, which would be great for me.

  4. Gef, U rite gud, doo more of it, encourage your wifey likewise. Can Ameilia type yet? And the Martins from Bend, is it? Hope it was a super time. Grampa Seelye