The last two morning while getting up at a mighty early hour I have come to discover none other than frost on my window shield. Yes ladies and gentlemen, frost. Ive woken up to high 30s to low 40s weather, which is way too cold for southern cali, and my house which is 3.3 miles from the sandy coast line. Now, I expect it to be like this when I go to North Carolina on Tuesday, but we California’s do not pay good money to live by the sea to get frost! Also, I cant get the knob on my car to turn to heat, so that makes for a very chilly ride to work in the mornings. Scarf and mittens are my weapons. I may also have to start wearing a beanie because my poor little ears have no defense in such conditions as these.
Id like to welcome to the family a new member. He (its silver I guess its a he) was brought home for my dad as a play mate more so than a son or brother. He is the digital Barista espresso machine. Originally the thought was bring a cute, not bad amount of money (after the lovely partner discount) cherry red espresso machine. The thought was when I move and get my “house” (it can be in many forms) and get my red dishes, and red Kitchen Aid and red toaster… you get the idea… that the cherry red espresso would be an nice addition to my future kitchen. Well, I think others had an idea similar to mine because they are completely sold out in the company! Cant you believe it?! (Kenya… oh sorry…) So my parents, somehow thought a machine almost the same amount as the refrigerator would become the newest thing to cover our counter space. He seems happy so far, though he’s a bit louder than Id hope. Well see if he grows on me.
God knows I miss the south greatly. He takes good care of me in the form of Chick-fil-a. The first in San Diego county (if not the state, I’m unsure of this fact so don’t quote me) opened this morning to folks spending the night in the parking lot to be one of the first 100 people in the doors for free Chick-fil-a for a year. Need I remind you of the temperatures we have been having here at night and early morning? Is it really worth free chicken for a year? I wouldn’t say no, but, maybe the sweet tea. Of course I was overly excited to hear of this news, part of the south coming to me right behind my house (6 minute drive) and took my mom for dinner. She was sadden that biscuit sandwiches are only served in the morning, though she has never had Chick-fil-a. The day we thought of going there when I lived in Tuscaloosa was on a Sunday. As you all know, they are closed on Sundays (even here where everything is open, even Christian bookstores, on Sunday) so she wasn’t able to know the wonders of Chick-fil-a until this evening. Its wonderful having sweet tea running through my system again.