Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Uhh...

You know when I sit down to write I seem to be totally blank, but when I get in my car and listen to music while driving down the road my mind is a whir of ideas and thoughts about stuff to write. I can listen to a subject on talk radio and I am very creative. Put me in front of this stupid screen and I sit here with my fingers poised on the keys and...nothing, absolutely NOTHING! Maybe I need my chair to move like a car and have images fly by the window to get my mind to think it is driving. I don't get it, my inspirational spot to write is behind the wheel. Maybe I should carry a little recorder and talk the writing, I don't know but it is frustrating.

Oh well, on to my day. I slept in this morning...let me qualify that...I tried to sleep in this morning, but...The Hubby turned off the fan (I have been flashing all night long), he left the bathroom light on when he went into the kitchen to fix his oatmeal, the TV clicked on with the sounds of the History Channel then the DVD of his dance steps sounded through the wall by my head. I gave it up as I was rolling around in a sweat pool and just got up. As I was reading my paper and sipping my delicious coffee he queried the question, "Just how many days are you working out." I knew it was coming when I got the evil-eye yesterday. Well, I replied that I was doing Jazzercise on Monday and Friday's then the personal trainer on Tuesday and Thursday's. "So" he says, "you work out four days a week." "Yes I that is the plan. I will add Wednesday's back when I finally get well." He's afraid I'm going to stop all together and get fat again, I know where this is going but after over 10 years of working out I'm NOT, I repeat, NOT going to stop working out. I just need to give my body a break to rest and heal. He doesn't get it. He is different and I am different and that is just how it is. Frustrating.

Speaking of coffee...yes I did mention it in the previous paragraph...This is my favorite coffee. We drink a thing called coffee concentrate that I make and it is absolutely delicious. My sister-in-law got us the set up for Christmas probably 10 years ago and The Hubby thought it was the stupidest thing he had ever seen, but we threw out the coffee maker and this is how I make coffee now. (DANG IT...I just can't figure out how to insert a link but here is the website for the Toddy Coffee system: toddycafe.com) You use a pound of coffee or close and add cold water. Let sit for 12 hours then pull the plug. You keep the carafe in the refrigerator and the mixture for the coffee is 1 part coffee to 3 parts water. This coffee is low acid and the smoothest taste. The Hubby fills his cup then adds hot water from our hot water dispenser then he microwaves...yeah he has abestos of the mouth. I only use the dispenser. Coffee maker coffee will never taste the same to you after you drink this kind for awhile. Coffee maker coffee is just nasty. You can also do tea with this system. You just have to remember to not let it get low or you may be without coffee one morning as it does take 12 hours but lasts in your refrigerator for up to 14 days...it doesn't last that long here because we love it and drink it too fast. Checkout the website for more info about the Coffee Toddy.

(The Gevalia coffee is not included, it is just the coffee I use but any kind will work.)

3 comments:

Jamie said...

Mmmmm.... very interesting.... I will check out the site. Hope you have a great day!!!

Kay said...

This sounds rather wonderful, Jill. My husband says I probably don't really know what good coffee is because I don't drink it black. Uh... I beg to differ. :-)

TuTu's Bliss said...

This actually sounds good and I don't even like coffee. I do like to eat refrigerated chocolate covered coffee beans, yum!! As for working out....you are doing better than me if you do it enough that you still need excuses not to!! :)