Thanks for the feedback on the live feed. Several of you brought up a good point that I didn't think of: the live feed reveals what city you are from. I can see how that might feel like an invasion of privacy for some people. I think it would be better if it just said what user name was visiting the blog.
I think overall that the feed was just too much information for me. On one hand it is fun to see that people visit my blog. But seeing exactly who, when, and for how long was just causing me to obsess.
Now on to something totally different.
I thought i would describe to you all how I get my morning coffee fix. First, a little background. I started drinking coffee as a young adult and have always loved the stuff. But when i was 21 I joined the LDS church and gave up coffee. It was hard, but I believed in what I was doing and was comitted to living by the rules. Well, last year I decided to leave the LDS church (I am still Christian, just going to a different church) and one of the first things i did was start to drink coffee again. At first it was a secret Starbucks run here and there. I never drank coffee around my husband because I was worried about what he would think. When I finally got up the nerve to tell him he was a little disappointed, but not angry or anything. May I just say my husband is a wonderful man and has been extremely loving towards me as I have been on this spiritual journey. Anyways, back to the coffee story.
I started drinking instant coffee at home but couldn't stand it. I desperately want a coffee maker but while Chis is tolerant of me drinking coffee in the house, I don't think he is ready for something permanent and obtrusive as a coffee maker on the kitchen counter. Through all of this, I am trying to be as sensitive to his feelings as he has been to mine.
So this is what i do:
In the morning when I get up I put a pot of water on the stove and heat it up. When it is hot but not boiling I measure coffee grounds and pour them directly into the water. Then I turn the heat down and let the coffee soak in the water for about 5 minutes. Then I strain the coffee into a cup and voila! There are usually still grounds in the cup, but they settle at the bottom and I just dont drink the last bit. I usually make enough coffee for a few cups and heat it up throughout the day.
Yes, this whole proccess is kind of a pain in the butt. But as i sip my coffee in the morning, I feel it is worth it. Maybe someday I will have a coffee maker. Actually I am pretty sure I will at some point. But for now i am greatful just to be able to enjoy a cup of coffee in my own home because even a few months ago this was not a possibility. I definately don't take it for granted.
I will say one thing, though. For my birthday I asked for a travel coffee mug, and my husband actually got it for me! I was quite suprised I will tell you! Love does conquer all!
5 weeks ago