Not long after I got up this morning, I realized the sun and blue skies had returned. After three days of gray skies, rain and g.l.o.o.m. I can only say it was a sight for sore, sleepy eyes. I say sleepy because shortly before the alarm went off the little boys next door were bouncing their basketballs on the driveway which just happens to be outside our bedroom window. Soon their dog joined in the merriment and began
barking yapping non-stop. As much as I don't want to become the old crabby next door neighbor, I find it odd to let your dog yap incessantly at 6:15 a.m. Ah well, since they are fairly new neighbors I am trying to wait it out and see if things change.
Feeling it was pointless to try to go back to sleep, I made my way to the kitchen and appreciated the coffeemaker being Ready To Brew. I needed my coffee and I needed it soon. :-).
Brett and I don't buy Christmas gifts for each other anymore, but we did make two recent purchases. The first one is the Keurig which
we okay I had been contemplating for awhile. I say I because I am the sole coffee drinker in this house. However, he has been enjoying the instant hot water feature for tea and the hot chocolate and cider that were part of the purchase.
We are both enjoying the convenience of hot beverages and don't miss washing the coffee pot and dealing with the grounds.
Purchase #2 was this old coffee can.
"Morning Joy" ... my goodness ... what a charming name for a coffee brand. It just seems like a pleasant day would be ensured if we started our day with a cuppa this. Personally I was also smitten by the blue and yellow and the little songbird.
As I stood there watching my Keurig brew my cup of coffee in mere moments, I couldn't help but think how much things change through the years. Even our morning cup of coffee.
But while the way we make coffee is a lot different, some things remain.
Birds bring Joy in the morning.
Bouncing basketballs and barking dogs ... not so much.
Well, at least not until I've had my Morning Joy.