Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I was having such a bad March. I really was. It wasn't one thing, it was a SERIES of things. Ever have one of those months when you just can't see an end to your crisis? It is so overwhelming that you just want to stay in bed and pretend you're not home... as if GP and Pepperdog would not park themselves at my side and wonder when it's time for Dinner, but that's besides the point; if I didn't have people and/or pets at my bedside staring me down and/or barking at me for food, I could have done just that, pretend I wasn't home. It was soooo bad. And I am sooo not kidding. But cope I had to, and and cope I did; with a little help from my new best friend Pixie.

Oh yes I did. I went out and gifted myself a Pixie. If you are an Espresso fan you KNOW what this is, and if you are not an espresso person, then you just wouldn't understand.
This is not a coffeemaker, it is an espresso maker. And if you can't get out of bed, can't face the world, can't even bring yourself to get out of your jammies... a triple shot should do nicely. Oh yeah, add a little milk to lighten it up if you must. I tell you, this little baby goes the distance, and with Mother's Day coming up, I thought I'd let you all know that this is the gift that keeps on giving. Put it at the top of your list; you can thank me after you first triple shot.

Oh, I have no affiliation, no perks, nor have I received any form of compensation for this little blurb... I really do love my Pixie (pictured at home with all my "add ons"), and hey, if you're gonna go there, might as well get the frother, I mean really.

My bathroom leaked, the ceiling was ripped out, the roof (remember I just had the roof put in last Spring???) had to be sawed off and a new one put in, the inside gutted and rebuilt, and I had to move out of my house for a week, then when I came back the construction dust was so thick it seemed unsafe to even breathe. Now in recovery, my home is slowly coming back to inhabitable standards and I can face the challenge of working at it, a little at a time, thanks to Pixie. She is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. Gotta love that! =)


Karen Douglass said...

You are exactly right! Between my Pixie and my Kuerig, I can face any day! Keep your head up. This too shall pass. You are so very talented. I enjoy your work!!
~from Texas~

Sweet P said...

Thar"s a wonderful gift to yourself, enjoy!

Charlotte said...

Brenda, You are such an inspiration. I would be so honored if you would allow me to send you Reiki energy from time to time . . . my gift to you for the love you so readily share with others!
~from Louisiana~

Chantal said...

February was my month!!! It could not end soon enough. Glad you came through March and enjoy that lovely espresso machine!!!

Sheila said...

You have been in my thoughts my dear! Keep your chin up and keep moving forward-everything will fall into place before you know it.
So glad you found a new friend ;-)
Hugz and sunshine coming your way~

Joanna said...

If I were a coffee drinker I'd be lusting after that big time - it looks like a fun toy! Now you know you can always run away over here if you need a break! Anytime! GP can play the Wii and we can make lunch and hang out :) And what the heck - bring Pepperdog too - she can make friends with the cats ;P

Anna said...

Oh man...march really sucked! Thank god you listened to yourself and got yourself a Pixie. I don't have one but you gotta love an appliance named Pixie!

Marie said...

Brenda thanks for sharing so any wonderfulthings with us, your family , your zest for life and you in general. Ihope that somday I will be able to meet you. I have been insome serious thought that I wold love to reallylearn how to work with wool-now I mean really work with it and I amnot in the least way knowing how. Maybe next year you could put that on the list of things to teach maybe a special workshop and with your talent and humore it would be a blast!!! Hugs, Marie

Cindy's Stitching said...

We all have peaks and valleys. It will get better. Keep pressing forward.

Jenny said...

Hooray....caffeine will definitely make your April better. I hope. I'm sorry March was so yucky. But Spring is one the way!

Maggey and Jim said...

I am not sure about the Pixie, I do love my cuppa.. I too have had too many uglies going on in my life right now and it still looks bleak..Good blessings on you right now..