Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here are some hats I have sent out recently.
The adult hats pictured on the left went to the Emergency Youth Shelter at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. I just recently heard about how our first Americans are living out there. Please look them up online and see how desperately they are living. Anything you can donate will be appreciated!
At left is our little sweetie, all ready to go participate in the Christmas sing-along at her elementary school.
Pictured with the grads in the center, are MA State Police officers who attended the ceremony.
That's my son on the far right!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I have been using my beloved Cuisinart 12-cup coffeemaker for years now. It's starting to sound "strange" like it's laboring to pump that water up and over the coffee grounds.
I went shopping and looked for Cuisinart, seeing that I really liked that brand.
This time, I chose a 10-cup because I thought would be sufficient for us. Also, this one had the stainless steel carafe, which is a thermal carafe.
Well, the first thing I realized is that I couldn't see the brewed coffee dripping into the carafe, so when I removed it to pour into cups, the filter was still full of water, waiting to drip down. So there's a no-see issue there.(No, I didn't think I would see it drip through the stainless carafe....but when it signaled that it was done brewing, I thought it really would be "done" brewing.)
I DID like that the side of the coffee maker had the little clear tube which indicated how much water you had poured into the machine. I didn't have that feature on my other one, and I do like that.
In any case, the coffee, using my same measurements of coffee per cup of water, came out quite WEAK. I did not like it at all.
Overall, it was just not comparing to my old coffee maker, even though it was the same brand.
I am returning it tomorrow and getting a refund. I already went online and ordered one just like my old fave, from the Home Depot site, which offers free shipping, too.
So, in several days, I should be enjoying my new machine, with my old, great, dependable coffee taste! Can't wait!